Posted in Crochet, tagged 10, car, cars, chromium star blanket, Crochet, dog, dog hair, driving, freeway, highway, mph, orange, purple, radio, red, red heart, red heart super saver, road, skate ramp, skatepark, skating ramp, star, star blanket, starghan, stitch, stop lights, teenager on November 9, 2007|
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I took this picture randomly after a brief session trying to photograph a starghan. My camera was just sitting this way and I figured, why not? Of course I do this, by my estimation, a lot, and they don’t come out quite as coherent. You can see a tiny white wisp on the bottom right hand corner, compliments of my doggie, Biscuit.
The whole picture reminds me of a skating ramp like the ones in the Scott Stamnes Memorial Skatepark I drive by on my way to the Island Market.
I love driving on Orcas Island. There are no stop lights and very few turns. You just drive and drive 30 mph (or less) to your destination surrounded by ocean views and hills covered by evergreen trees. While it is a great place to learn to drive, when I was a teenager I couldn’t stand it. I wanted to get where I was going and fast. I think I’ve mellowed since then and now I like my quiet drives with the sometimes crackly radio humming in the background and a little white dog with her nose out the back window. There is very little thinking involved since there are so few turns and you are driving so slow and your mind can wander. But this is also true for sitting in traffic on the freeway.
Speaking of freeways, there is a driving lag when you enter the ‘real’ roads after driving on Orcas Island. All of the sudden people tailgate you for going only 5 mph over the limit and cut you off for a parking space when you were cautiously approaching at a reasonable 10 mph. And there are stoplights and street signs everywhere you have to pay attention to.
I think it is very similar to that feeling you get after driving on a long trip on the freeways at 75 mph and you drive off the ramp. With your freeway frame of reference 55 mph just doesn’t seem very fast and they want you to take the ramp turn at 30 mph. I’m just saying.
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Posted in General, That's Cool, tagged Biscuit, canine, dog, dogs, ears, Jack Russell, Jack Russells, rock, sky, tennis ball, tongue, trees on October 16, 2007|
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Biscuit the Dog. She is intently watching the tennis ball in my hand. Really she is very patient waiting for me to photograph her before throwing the ball; just licking her chops.
I’m not sure if this is true for all Jack Russell Terriers, but Biscuit has always had the idea that I should wrestle with her for the ball. Here she chewing away, waiting for me to try to snatch the ball away from her.
I throw the ball, she runs and retrieves it, then I have to pry it from her mouth. Even at 11 years old, I can still lift her whole body up by the ball in her mouth!
*That’s cool* a random fact
A Jack Russell named Bothie was the first and only dog to visit both the North and South Poles, since canines are now banned from visiting Antarctica.
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