Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Check it out, I put out bird seed (set it in the knot in the tree) and a Cardinal brought his fledgling son by. Here is a video of him feeding his fledgling:

They did it for HOURS after I took this video, the whole time the baby was going "Skwwwweee! Skweeeeeeee!!!"

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I got a mention on Daniel's blog for Pilgrimizing Batman & Robin:


Try the game yourself!

I wish I could charge $100 million for a logo! - I know a ton of research and development goes into these logos, and an expert team of designers, but I've read the hilariously silly pepsi creative brief that explains their thought process and it sounds like a fabulous way to sucker companies with too much money rather than a legit system. People who are not visually informed can be deer in headlights when it comes to a thing like a logo, so they can make the mistake of tossing money at it until it's good. I suppose that works, eventually! It's up to the designer and agency to be honest about their practices.

And, by the way, even though I hated the pepsi logo at first, it's actually not that bad. Secretly, I still drink it on occation.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Business Cards - it's great to look at those "amazing business card" lists, but what must those things COST?? Not practical.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Todays mind challege - using SimPE to make all the aliens in the game default into Vulcans. OK yeah, the nerdiest thing ever, but it's a good chance to stretch my learning muscle.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sorry not to post in a while, it was really sad when we had to give the Baron away, so I had to get over that first (:P)

The Baron started getting big- and eating $8 worth of food a day - YIKES. We had to give the little guy up, but we found this awesome bird rescue service just south of Ennis/Dallas. Driving up was awesome, they had peacocks and storks and ducks everwhere, plus a big sign that said "BEWARE OF DUCK" and I think is was serious.

This is Brian and the Baron outside the rescue. The rescue was awesome because they would take ANY bird and rehabilitate them, NO KILLING because the animal is too hard to take care of. They're the only place like this we could find in DFW.

We walked in and saw: A parrot receptionist. Oh man. And a huge cage full of grackles- nice to see someone cares about little lives enough to take care of grackles! A teenage girl walked by with a golden eagle hanging from her arm that was half as big as she was, casually as if it was nothing.

"What have we got here? OH a kingbird!" The lady grabs the Baron out, powders and washes him. Someone says, "Should we put him in with the scissor tails?" To which we hear, "it's your funeral!" (apparently they dont get along!) SO they put the Baron in a cage that is brimming with adorable fledgling kingbirds, like 10 others. Wow!

So that's that! Bye bye Baron, we both cried to see him go. That was 2 months ago, so by now he is up and flying around the nature preserve the rescue has. Good luck to him, I bet he makes a lovely adult :)

Click here for a video of goodbye:
And just another video:
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