Monday, March 23, 2009

Born a Moose

Every Friday, a man in Newfoundland fired up the barbie in the yard and cooked up a big moose steak. This was very annoying to his neighbours, who, being Catholic, were forbidden meat. They talked to the Priest, who, in turn, talked to the epicure. To the surprise of all, he agreed to become Catholic. On the day of his Confirmation, the Priest anointed him with the Holy Water, and said: "A Methodist you were born, a Methodist you were raised. You are now a Catholic."

THEN, they told him about meatless Fridays.

The next week, his neighbours were again assailed with the heavenly, but naughty aroma of charring moose meat. The Priest was immediately called, and went to the backslider's home. As he rounded the corner of the house, he beheld his new convert sprinkling barbie sauce on the steak.

Saying: "A moose you were born, a moose you were raised. You are now a codfish."

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Second Saturn of the Year

Fairly decent seeing, call it 3/5. Stayed up late, so Saturn was about 55° up. A little noisy, but it'll do, pig.

Heritage Park Observatory, Cedar Park, TX
Exposure: 1500 frames each L, R, G, B
Camera: Imaging Source DMK21AF04.US
Scope: Meade LX200 10", Televue 2.5x Powermate (f/25)
Mount: Meade LX200
Guider: none
Filter: Orion LRGB set
Software: AstroIIDC, Registax, Photoshop


I wish this was only a joke. I hate this dream!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Dolly Parton and Queen Elizabeth went to the Pearly Gates on the same day. They both met with an Angel to find out if they would be admitted to Heaven.

The angel said “Unfortunately, there’s only one space in Heaven today so I must decide which of one of you will be admitted.”

The Angel asked Dolly if there was some particular reason why she should go to Heaven.

Dolly took off her top and said, “Look at these, they’re the most perfect breasts God ever created and I’m sure it will please God to be able to see them every day, for eternity.”

The Angel thanked Dolly, and asked Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the same question.

The Queen walked over to a toilet, pulled the lever and flushes it without saying a word.

The Angel immediately said, “OK, your Majesty, you may go into Heaven.”

Dolly was outraged and asked, “What was that all about?”

“I showed you two of God’s own perfect creations and you turned me down.”

“She simply flushed a commode and she got admitted to Heaven! Would you explain that to me?”

“Sorry, Dolly,” said the Angel, “but even in Heaven, a royal flush beats a pair — no matter how big they are.”

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Not So Bad

Shorter, but much better. Finally figuring out the rhythm, sort of.
Not So Bad

Even better with a little jazz drumming!
Not So Bad (Jazz Drum Mix)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Better Bad

Better, but not quite there yet.
Better Bad

Monday, March 09, 2009

Bad Bad

Sounds like I need to spend more time practicing.
Bad Bad

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Basket Case

Tycho is a basket case after getting 4 stitches last week. Looks like a dog bite according to the vet. He'll be fine, but supposedly the hair will grow in dark where he was shaved. Poor kitteh.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Wildflower Center Star Party

Photos from the Austin Astronomical Society/Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Nature Night are here.