(i say kill and killing rather than "execute" and "executions" because in my eyes, no matter whether its punshing somebody else, or for any other reason, you're still killing someone whether or not your sanctioned to.
a big announcement, IM FINISHED FINALLY!!! w00t, 3 months of freedom :D:D
NAIROBI (AFP) - A baby hippopotamus that survived the tsunami waves on the Kenyan coast has formed a strong bond with a giant male century-old tortoise, in an animal facility in the port city of Mombassa , officials said.
The hippopotamus, nicknamed Owen and weighing about 300 kilograms (650 pounds), was swept down Sabaki River into the Indian Ocean , then forced back to shore when tsunami waves struck the Kenyan coast on December 26, before wildlife rangers rescued him.
"It is incredible. A-less-than-a-year-old hippo has adopted a male tortoise, about a century old, and the tortoise seems to be very happy with being a 'mother'," ecologist Paula Kahumbu, who is in charge of Lafarge Park , told AFP .
"After it was swept and lost its mother, the hippo was traumatized. It had to look for something to be a surrogate mother. Fortunately, it landed on the tortoise and established a strong bond. They swim, eat and sleep together," the ecologist added. "The hippo follows the tortoise exactly the way it follows its mother. If somebody approaches the tortoise, the hippo becomes aggressive, as if protecting its biological mother," Kahumbu added.
"The hippo is a young baby, he was left at a very tender age and by nature, hippos are social animals that like to stay with their mothers for four years," he explained.
| You scored as Tongue Piercing. You're a naughty person aren't you? Being with you is probably lots and lots of fun. You're probably totally pimpin' too. Good for you, good for you.|
What Piercing Are You?
Hair colour: Dark Brown
Eye colour: Green
Marital status: Single
Love: My best friend
SECTiON 2 [»] This OR THAT?
Pepsi or Coke? Coke
Lefty or righty? Righty
Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla
Dog or cat? Cat
Black or white? White
Innie or outie? Outie
Third boob or third buttcheek? Huh?!
Break dance or slow dance? Break dance
Rap or rock? Rock
McDonalds or Hungry Jacks? McDonalds
Lizzie mcguire or even stevens? Lizzie mcguire
VMA's or grammy's? VMA's
SECTiON 5 [»] THINK FAST!
SECTiON 6 [»] HAVE YOU EVER
Cheated on someone? Never
Fallen off the bed? Yes
Fallen for a relative? OMG no
Been KiSSED: Yes
Had plastic surgery? No
Been in a relationship? Yes
Broke someone's heart? No
Had your heart broken? Yes
Had a dream come true? Yes
Asked someone out? Yes
Been in love? Yes
Done something you regret? Yes
Gone streaking? lol no
Broken a body part? Yes (hand)
SECTiON 7 [»] CURRENTLY
Wearing: Country Road
Listening to: Nothing
Eating: Bolognaise and Mashed Potato
Reading: SPD Notes v_v
Craving: Spending time with my best friend
SECTiON 8 [»] DO YOU...
Brush your teeth? Yes
Like anybody? Yes
Have a GF/BF? No
Have any piercings? No
Wear glasses? Yes
Have braces? No
Use Deodorant? Yes
Sing in the shower? No
SECTiON 10 [»] THE LAST PERSON YOU...
Yelled at: Peter
Laughed with: Peter...hmm this section looks a bit ominous lol
where is my $30 bucks michelle owes me for getting the most prospects on old calls?! :P
flock - good in idea and premise, not the best in implementation
flickr - excellent. i couldnt be happier with flickr, not that i take many photos myself, but i just enjoy the freedom of going online and being able to find photos, using an intelligent tagging system. you can tell a good service when it is adopted by a lot of people, and people's own mini flickr feeds directly on their sites and blogs is a good indication at the easiness and depth to the flickr service. i am more than happy with it :)
gmail - everyone needs email, i choose a web based one so i may check it at uni and at any where else i may be. great storage capacity and good archiving and searching features. very good.
tada list - tada lists are great. easy lists for anything anytime. i currently only have 4 lists, but they are for what i need. such as what to download, what i need to buy (in terms of gifts, clothing, etc), a simple todo list and uni assessments i need to complete. this service is simple and clear in implementation and great if you need a bit of flexibility in the lists you keep, such as accessibility anywhere with net access, a nice interface etc.
google reader - not the best service...very slow and to tell the truth, the interface is a bit shitty and stymied (cos everything is a bit too large and screen crowding). i am not going to use this service anymore till it speeds up considerably and has a bit more of a google interface than one that looks half baked
these are the main services i have been using and anything i havent mentioned probably doesnt appeal that much to me. of course, if you have any good services you use that i probably havent thought of (i dont think that much :P) then pls comment and let me know, cos im really wanting to try out some new ones soon :)
update: w00t people in anz banks have alone donated a total of $250,000 dollars!!
update: (rose porteous) "i would like to be a poodle, but not in china, because then they eat me!"
this shot was from when the halloween zombie mob stormed into the local san francisco apple shop to spread the halloween joy, when he had to be there with this dirty look on his face.
thats the only reason im posting this i guess. cos he is a little asshole who thinks he is better than everyone. if you scrub through the video, you see that all he does is look down at these halloweeners as if thinking to himself "wtf are these losers doing here in my oh so high society apple store". dont get me wrong. i love apple (and my powerbook) and people who use apple, so dont be thinking that i reckon everyone going into an apple store is up themselves.
just this kid. the one who's balls havent dropped yet. notice his big sister?...you can see she has hit puberty and matured somewhat cos she doesnt have an arrogant look on her face like her little fucktard brother.
im sorry for swearing and i guess for those who dont like this post, im sorry for the whole thing too. but to tell the truth, i just had to say it. this kid is an asshole.
i love australia, and this ad only lets me feel that even more :)
anyway my mother needed to go into her room for something and she went in even thought these snakes were everywhere and she seemed to be spending too long getting something (i could see her and all and she wasnt oblivious to the snakes, she was just being slow like she usually is) anyway the snakes started slithering up onto her and i was panicking, screaming at her to hurry up and get out of there so i could lock the snakes in. she finally got them off her and ran out and i locked the snakes in.
the next thing i remmeber we are all watching tv or something and another snake comes and so i grab it, but this time i grab it half way down, purposely or not i dont know. i know in the dream it would bite me if it had the chance but i still didnt grab it behind its head, i dont know why. anyway so im holding it sort of panicking discussing what i should do with it then everything seems to slow down. i look down and i watch as it slowly goes and opens its mouth wide and latches onto my arm and bites me. i dont bleed but there are two huge puncture marks there. then i forget what happens but i know someone has told me to put something on it, but i dont know what to do, i cant move and nobody will get the stuff for me. it just seems like im all by myself and i have this snake bite which im screaming to everyone about but for some reason it seems they cant hear me. then i wake up.
it was really weird. snakes in dreams usually mean enemies. i have no idea why their colour was that way, or why they were all heavily concentrated in my parents room (there were some others around the house too). i dont know why my father wasnt in my dream (probably cos he is travelling right now and so cos he isnt here he probly wasnt in my dream). i dont know why there were so many snakes or why i knowingly held the snake wrong and watched it bite me. i also dont know why i didnt bleed.
i have some explanantion, but i am just not sure as to whether they are correct. snakes representing enemies i guess is just representing my feeling of everyone being against me, something that i am not going to really discuss here, but is tied in with different areas of my life right now. i guess they were all in my parents room because parents represent an authority to their children, people who are knwoing and wise and who have some control. i guess also that there were many snakes because in life, there are so many factes, so many people who you cant trust, but initially do so because you think you can trust them, till they turn on you. i dont have lots of enemies, or any real enemies at all...but i dont trust many people, very very few in fact. i will still call people my friends. but if it came down to something i had to trust someone with, i would only being going to about 1 or 2 people ever. the snake biting me i dont know about either for sure. i guess it represents something that happened recently where i got "bitten", but nothing bad happened, hence i didnt bleed.
idno...if anyone random out there even bothers to read my blog and knows about dreams, pls lemme know what it means if i am wrong!
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