Camarillo Springs CA, Today

Camarillo Springs Golf Course

Thanks Dave!

Snowball the Dancing Cockatoo, Science Star!

Snowball the famous dancing Cockatoo's fame is well.. snowballing into even more worldwide recognition, as the science world flocks to study his moves.

Watch the dancing style that inspired entertainment and scientific minds alike!

The BBC reports today: "Footage revealed that some parrots have a near-perfect sense of rhythm; swaying their bodies, bobbing their heads and tapping their feet in time to a beat.

Previously, it was thought that only humans had the ability to groove."

Snowball begs to differ.

"Dr Patel said: "These 15 species were all vocal learners - 14 parrots and one Asian elephant."

After these initial studies, both teams now want to look more closely at different species' relationship with music."

Click here to read this informative article and watch another video of Snowball grooving to his favorite song (at 3 different speeds!)

Busy Cat is Busy!

Okay.. back to work!

Hospital Food Fun

"Hospital Food"
A weirdly inspiring blog of photos from around the world of, yes, hospital food. This will make you much more appreciative of the home cooked goodies you might get!

Isn't it bad enough you may have to spend time in a hospital? Then they feed you with things that look like they were some kind of accidental collision of squishy things...

This one is of kind of cute, like cardboard cut-outs...

This last one is from Paris. Why does this not surprise me? :)

Like creepy food? Check out this post :)
Please Don't Be Edible..

A Man his Travels, and his Beard

While documenting an incredible journey walking through China, Christoph Rehage of Hanover Germany, also realized he had grown an incredibly long beard. So what's a guy to do other than- time-lapse video! Watch the facial fur fun and then check out the long journey he took for the sole purpose of photographing his beard in far flung locales.. okay just kidding, the beard just happened.
But why not have fun with it?

Visit his website here and read about the rest of his amazing adventure.

Thumper Thursday, Wild Rose Rescue Ranch

I am always so grateful people like these are in the world.
Thank you for caring!
Visit the Wild Rose Rescue Ranch here. And click on the pictures to see the rest of their set. I am sure more will be added by these wonderful folks!

From Georgann: My husband Bob, and I are part of a small team of rehabilitators in east Texas, that specialize in different species of wildlife. Our ranch is approximately fifty acres and is a habitat, for deer, fawn, rabbits, squirrels, armadillos, skunks, raccoons, horses and possums. Actually, the list is endless, we will add just about anything to our loving family.

Bunnies First Picture

Baby Squirrel With Arm Cast

Noah In Nursery With Baby Squirrel
Originally uploaded by WildRoseRescueRanch.com.


Twitter Magnets

As if you need more pretty distractions.. well maybe you do! Here is a sweet one called Twitter Magnets. Create a poem in the style of refrigerator poetry magnets and a tweet:

Then submit to either your twitter or theirs and gain some tiny tweet fame.

Reading other entries is a fine way to spend a few minutes too. You can even dedicate one to Twitter friends.

After every submission a new set of random words appears or you can click for a swap of current choices. Mellow piano solo soundtrack and a non-abrasive flash page makes it perfect for rainy afternoons, or late nights when everyone is asleep.

Twitter Magnets website and Twitter page

23 Signs You are Addicted To Social Media

While listening to a pop-up music player on My Space and reading Facebook, I did indeed Tweet this because this Blogger blog posts to Twitter, and then Twitter updates Facebook. So technically I shouldn't be held responsible for that last bit.. since it happens without me. Does that mean I'm addicted? :)

Some highlights:
4 When you hear a joke in person, you say “lol” instead of actually laughing out loud. Doesn't everyone?

11 You go through withdrawals when you can’t access your favorite social media site as a result of a server down, blocked at work, or no wi-fi connection available. The symptoms are mild and don't last that long..

blogging cat
Originally uploaded by jtcyclones.

Is there any hope Doctor?
Read how far-gone you might be here on Ploked!

Thanks Upicks


Book Lover, Art Critic, Kitty Cat!

The BBC reports on a feline who likes the library just fine.

Literary cat makes library visits
"A Kent library has been visited almost every day for two years by its own "puss in books", the council has said.

Fidel, an eight-year-old black cat, turns up at Deal library almost every day while his owners are at work.

He spends the day on his favourite blue chair, only leaving the building when he sees his owners arriving home."
Read his whole story here.

The Baby Squirrel and the Wall

A story of Man, Mamma and a Mighty Mite! Baby Squirrel obviously doesn't have his jumpin' legs yet, but with mom's encouragement, a wee fighting spirit and the help of onlookers, a baby just might make his way to the trees. Will he? Just watch :)

Thanks Neatorama

No Free Wifi for You!

We have all gone in search of that ethereal on-the-go laptop connection and felt a warm glow when one is available for free. But not everybody wants to help you get all glowy and make it perfectly clear.. some look like you wouldn't want to connect with them even if they were free! A few network names are PG-13 so proceed with caution kids.
Click here for the whole collection.
via Crooked Brains

Two-fur Tuesday, Afternoon at the Arboretum

Afternoon at the Arboretum _MG_7371.jpg
Originally uploaded by kingpinphoto.

"And your name is..?"
"What was that again?"
"Well, nice to meet you Blub!"

Have a very refreshing cool dip in the pond kind of day! :)


Windosill, You Gorgeous Distraction You

Be warned I will not take responsibility if we lose you to this little blue world! Download the free version to play the first half or the full version for only 3 bux.

"Windosill is the story of a toy car, a little blue box with wheels and a smokestack, who one day dares to journey outside of its confining storage shelf."
via Jayisgames

Sounds like the perfect escape from the confines of the 9-5 office.

Download this adventure here.

Let Me Twitter Dat, YouTube Rap

Go ask your mom if she will be okay with you singing the b-word in a catchy little chorus all day and if she says yes- click here. Then go Twitter dat..
by K000l K0jak and Andy Mil0nakis

Originally uploaded by magicmoon458.

..finished writing blog post
..about to send blog post
..clicking key to post bl ..
..clicking edit post to say blog posted
Blog Posted! :)

"Are you my Twitter?"

Stay away from me weirdo !!
Originally uploaded by AmmarQ8.com.

The Morning Routine in 5 Minutes?

How to get up, eat breakfast and get ready for work in 5 mins!
Check out this cute video from Japan. You don't need to know the language to know what's going on. Watch and learn! Very impressive and useful to busy on-the-go guys, but I'd like to see a girl version for those who have clothing that can't be danced into, and hair that doesn't just need a shake-n-go!

Monkey Monday, Orangutan

Originally uploaded by SnapperByChoice.

Such a lovely smile! I hope every face you see today is as sweet and cute. Have a great day!

Click the picture for more in this beautiful set from the Singapore Zoo.
"The Singapore Zoo displays a large social group of 25 orang utans in a spacious naturalistic enclosure. Though not the only zoo in the world to display a social group of orang utans, we are the only ones who have done so on such a large scale."

Videogame Box Covers as Classic Film Art

This gorgeous set on Flickr by Cossix and Daphny, imagines the world of videogame box covers as classic film art.

Click here to see the entire Flickr Set.
"the selectbutton collection"
videogame boxes if they were in the criterion collection

via Wonderland


Broken Down Dolly and other Bike Pix Today, NYC

Rick was out on a bike adventure in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn and was sending in these gorgeous pix of our city. Enjoy!

East River Park and Williamsburg Bridge

Downtown Brooklyn

Room with a View

Vinegar Hill

Leaving DUMBO

Home sweet home, the LES. On the street where you live...

Lost Your Luggage? It might be Famous One Day..

Why buy, lay out and photograph the contents of lost luggage? Why not...

"Red Case"



Go visit "Is This Your Luggage", you know you want to :)

Mind Your Manners on Facebook! 50's Style

When switching on your computing machine to the Facebook social networking site.. follow these helpful tips!

Still h8'n? Need more?
If this isn't enough for you, fill up your hate cups for Facebook here! Happy computing!

Google Maps Typography, ABC

An Earthly ABC! A truly amazing collaborative effort between land and man and his observant eye.

"Over the course of several months beginning October 2008 to April 2009 I've spent some of my spare time between commercial projects searching Google Maps hoping to discover land formations or buildings resembling letter forms. These are the results of my findings limited within the state of Victoria, Australia."
Click here for Rhett Dashwood's website and bigger view

Sunny Smile Sunday, Tickle Me Loris!

One of the cutest furry smiley faces ever :)

Slow Loris
Originally uploaded by dckf_$êr@pH!nX.


About as Cute as Machines can get..

Queen Bohemian Rhapsody Old School Computer Remix
I want to pinch it's rockin' cheeks if I knew what gadget would be considered a cheek..

What the composer says..
This is dedicated to all fans of Queen and hey let's not forget about Mike Myers and Dana Carvey of Wayne's World.
No effects or sampling was used. What you see is what you hear (does that even make sense?)
Atari 800XL was used for the lead piano/organ sound
Texas Instruments TI-99/4a as lead guitar
8 Inch Floppy Disk as Bass
3.5 inch Harddrive as the gong
HP ScanJet 3C was used for all vocals. Please note I had to record the HP scanner 4 seperate times for each voice. I tried to buy 4 HP scanners but for some reason sellers on E-Bay expect you to pay $80-$100, I got mine for $30.
I keep hearing parts of the song are out of tune. Keep in mind the scanner and floppy drive are not musical instruments. These are mechanical devices whose motors tend to drift and can cause some notes to be out of tune.

For any one who think this is a hoax here is a web link that gave me the idea.

Thank You for Being a Friend

Bea Arthur, RIP

Hope the afterlife is ready for a wit like yours. As long as those TVs keep glowing you'll live forever a Golden Girl.

Read here.
Watch a beautiful video tribute to her here
"Five things you didn't know about Bea Arthur" by Neatorama