Thursday, April 29, 2010

Apollo 11 Launch at 500 frames per second

Cool (to me) video I came across while surfin' this evening....

Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch (HD) Camera E-8 from Mark Gray on Vimeo.

Sure is a lot of power there.

[h/t Epic Edits Weblog]


Monday, April 26, 2010

Clyde Sleeping With His Ball

Taken two weeks ago. He sure loved that ball, and I did too, as it didn't have enough mass to break anything of consequence when he threw it (it happened quite a lot).

We miss you buddy!


The Stig... In Legoland

Some say that his breath smells of magnesium, and that he's scared of bells...

All we know is, he's called the Stig.

Spotted near the original location of 'The Office'. (Dwight over Gareth FTW).

Not sure why Google takes down 'Stig' sightings on Maps. It makes me sad (see my Loch Ness post from January). That is why I took a screen clipping this time. My guess... money.

Here is the map of LegoLand... See if you can find more of him.

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I used to have a lawn...

Getting a lot of visitor reading my post on the loss of my good buddy Clyde the Labrador and was feeling a little embarassed about the shape of the backyard in the last video...

This is what it looked like pre-dog, and most of all pre-trees-that-grow-at-a-ridiculous-rate-and-blot-out-the-sun.

I'm gonna need a chainsaw to get back to that....


Friday, April 23, 2010

Mike's New Interest? French Art Films...

Beautiful! ...And the music!!!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Baba O'Riley

Carrie and headed out to see Conan O'Brien the night after Clyde passed away. It was good to laugh, though seeing video of his chocolate lab licking peanut butter off his foot (to pass time while he wasn't working) was a bit too soon... but still funny.

We were rewarded with this... Listen carefully and you can here me yell "woo!" when Mike McCready starts playing the lead in to one of the greatest songs ever.

Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready... SWEET!

Made me feel old though. I realized that for the predominantly twenty-something crowd this was probably the equal of Steve Winwood coming out and belting a rousing rendition of Bill Haley's 'Rock Around The Clock' when I was twenty four.

Sounded better where I was sitting, I didn't get so much horn.

Not the first time EV and MM have belted this. Here's PJ rocking it back in 1993. Stone is doing laps....


Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Hole in My Heart (Not Sappy)

I have discovered where the term "hole in my heart" comes from... No joke I literally feel like there is a void under my rib cage. I always thought it was some sappy lovey-dovey thing for girls.

It is also a curse. Why? That damned Extreme song. (1:17 to cut to the chase)

Thanks a lot Clyde! :)


Sir Ludaclyde Donnagan of Skye (March 17, 2007 - April 18, 2010)

Our good buddy passed away this morning at 6:45. He will be greatly missed.

This all happened quite suddenly in the last thirty six hours, totally out of left field. To keep it short, he had a brain tumor that started showing slight signs (stumbling) on Wednesday, but quickly progressed between Friday evening and Sunday morning when he stopped breathing on his own. We were able to be at his side as he passed quickly without struggle.

We had way too little time with the Captain. May 5th would have been only the three year anniversary of us bringing him home. In that short amount of time he made a huge impression on us. Whether it being making us laugh, or pissing us off, every memory of him is a good one.

Take our try at organised training. Clyde barked constantly and just wanted to play with the other dog while the trainer was talking. When it was our turn to do the floor exercise he promptly dropped a duce in front of twenty other dogs and owners. Yeah, I believe everybody understood, but it is still embarrassing to picking up a turd while others are watching. Extremely stressful at the moment, very funny now.

We have a ton of stories like that.

He was a gentle soul that loved food, everybody that he met and water (in that order). He ate every meal like we hadn't fed him in weeks, met every person like he hadn't seen them in years (even strangers), and took to water like an otter. His favorite place was the Edmonds Dog Park on the Puget Sound. It could be thirty degrees out, and he would wade chest deep with his back to me, waiting to toss his bumper. I would try to keep him above, in the dry part of the park, but he would eventually bolt, and go in by himself. He loved to fetch his ball in the family room until it was annoying.

I am sure glad that I dragged out the P&S camera last weekend, and shot some video. I had no clue that it would be the last time. I put one up on this post, Clyde Going Ape, showing him in full freak out because we drove to the park. He was like a teenage girl going to see the Beatles.

Here he is on that same trip, doing his favorite thing, fetching his bumper out of the water....

And finally here is a video of Clyde and I playing in the backyard (while Carrie worked) the day before.

I love that at the end of the last video, he gives me a 'high-five'. Suspiciously it was much the same movement as his 'low-five' and the 'on-the-side'. The handshake was the same thing too. He would only do it with the proper paw.

Clyde was a special dog and in our short time with him he made our lives better. I would do the experience all over again exactly the same, no question, even knowing how it ends. He was our Pooper....

Clyde, buddy, we are really gonna miss you. Thank you for all the joy you added to our lives. Already I miss the incessant pawing at the back door to go out, only to change your mind when I opened the door, or paw to come back in ten seconds later after you just sniffed the air a couple time.

I'm going to miss my walking buddy, though my shoulder might not.

I sure wish you were here laying under my feet, bored, as you often did when I was sitting at the computer.

Adios amigo, you were a great friend!


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Ukelele + Ramones = Smile

I wanna be sedated, by Gus and Fin...

Thanks guys, I needed that.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

World's Saddest Cookbook

[h/t Serious Eats]

Lol, that IS pretty sad...

From the comments -

...Microwaves were introduced as the next big cooking device that could speed meal preparation and possibly replace conventional ovens. Today we associate them with boiling water, reheating leftovers or beverages and cooking frozen ready to eat meals.

Does anyone actually cook in one?

Carrie and I are going on seven years with out one, and other than the occasional weekend-coffee-that-could-be-warmer, we haven't missed it much.


Clyde Going Ape (video)

Clyde gets a bit excited as we pull up to the dog park....

We did a good job burning off that energy. We've been home for 4 hours and all he has done is sleep. The bad news is, that means he will be getting his second wind jut about the time we head to bed.


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