31 May 2007
Minor anaconda incident
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Ew, I admit...I had to shut it off halfway. That shit looks soooper painful, and gave me the willies.
Erica Homepage 06.05.07 - 3:12 am #
Shouldn't mess with big critters like that unless you are going to shoot and eat them. Wrestling with a carnivore makes no sense.
BobG Homepage 06.01.07 - 8:16 pm #
... whoa...... that dude got what was coming to him..... he should have left that snake alone.....
Eric Homepage 06.01.07 - 3:34 pm #
Maeve Homepage 06.01.07 - 4:59 am #
30 May 2007
Mothers do what mothers do, regardless.
I would think that, with no cubs present, a couger will give way to a bear.
There is no blood, I wonder why.
But the cat knew enough to let him run away and not pursue the matter. Smart Kitty!
Chickie Homepage 05.30.07 - 11:19 pm #
I have never seen or touched a anaconda but have handled a few boa contrictors, nothing close to the size of this though.
Would rather see that snake than some spider...ewww...
29 May 2007
What people blog about
28 May 2007
And The VGod Spoke
I'll cut that Afrikaans bastid!
I feel elated and proud.
Like Guyk said here, I will have to get a bigger hat now.
Lookee on the sidebar, who else can put up words like that.
Terribly cute on Monday
26 May 2007
Because Guyk is involved.
My post was all about Octopi
And his comment was:
"I use octopus in sea food gumbos..not bad eating
GUYK Homepage 04.22.07 - 3:14 am #.
oh, I forgot to add..best cut them up before you pitch them in the gumbo pot..they will crawl out otherwise..
GUYK Homepage 04.22.07 - 3:14 am #. "
And The Goldbloom reaction was:
"They'll Crawl out??? EWWWWWW! Okay now I'm definitely going to hurl.
MrsJoseGoldbloom Homepage 04.22.07 - 5:33 pm # "
25 May 2007
I saw this little guy in the shower and called the Cat's Mother.
"Ag shame he is so small, only about 3 inches accross"
You can clearly see that she has been married to me for more than 8 years now.
Before our travels in Africa she would have freaked.
He also misses a leg I think, that is if I can still count.
We left him and he crawled back into the drain pipe whence he came from.
I also show typical african standards for tiling in the background.
So all this joy does not come without a price.
Visit the Circus off the Spineless and ask anybody there for the genus or specie or latin name for this boykie. Here they are , depending on where I am posting from. either a snack or a mild pest.
For Chickie and other Canadian readers, and readers from other cold climates, I want to add:
: I have seen this youngster's parents, they are 28 inch, flesh eating monsters, they take after my one self, violent to the core. That's why I do not have a photo, yet, I'm still biding my time.
As soon as I have the replacement lens that I ordered from Jo'burg, the one they ate, I will post some piccies.
Oh Sorry, Cowboy blob has posted a picture of the the smaller female
Here is my cousin Keesie the Third (he's a complete nerd) exlaiming:
"I'm sorry Kees, but this one has no fat"
So this is also my entry for the Cowboy Blob Photoshop Competion.
Your benevolence overwhelms me...GAAAACK!
please ask the cats mother to call me. I can't get hold of either of you.
Have a good weekend: Go green
Say no more
23 May 2007
Walking Miss Sassie Poodle
When he said he was going fishing, I assumed he meant for fish...
looks like the Oklahoma vacation is doing wonders for his health.
22 May 2007
THREE Tequila !!!
FLOOR Tequila !!!!
... love that Dorothy Parker quote...
Or as Dorothy Parker is alleged to have said:
I like to have a Martini,
Two at the very most.
At three I'm under the table,
at four I'm under my host.
Snowbug 05.24.07 - 12:15 am #
Ah, good times there are not forgotten
LeeAnn 05.22.07 - 6:58 pm #
Big boys playing
21 May 2007
A feel good show
Not often that a Wildebeest and calf can out-tire a pack of wild dogs or Painted dogs as they are sometimes called.
I've had days like that. That is... like the dog's, not the mother and calf.
Phew! I almost passed out, holding my breath.
20 May 2007
Cat myth # 345,678,943
That is hilarious! I love the look on kitty's face!
OH, not a bath! Ish! I mean, hisssss!
Cats have blue eyes
19 May 2007
Ducks and other sucks
Now I know why I like reading Keeskennis... a kindred spirit to mine. Very evocative Kees and damn accurate.
off topic, Kees... I missed your birthday and I'm so sorry. Many Happy Birthday wishes to you, dear man!!!
"I still like ducks...", you say. But, if you are shooting, I hope your duck is still. Very poignant writing here, Kees Dear. Yes, life sucks; but it still beats the alternative.
A sobering revelation. Too many pussies that never had to work or fight for anything.They'll become slaves and never fight back.
Flowers and trees
17 May 2007
"The KIAs: SGT Joe Polo, SPC Walter Freeman, PFC Derek Gibson (his myspace page...the messages left by friends there tells more than a newspaper article could). The last two were in the platoon I brought over here before joining D Co."
"A few minutes later, one of those trucks took a round to the turret glass. Sniper. The had eyes on the building and returned fire. A good, heavy barrage from their M240. I get the sitrep and ask how far down the house is. 50m is the reply. Cool...let's go get em. I ask permission to enter 822 (since it's not our AO...) and away we go. We bound down the side of the street using backyards. Climbing walls in our gear isn't fun...taxing to say the least. We get to the approximate house and I call for verification. Nope. Not there yet. We look down the street. At least another 250m. Apparently the 50m "guess" was made by the gunner...while he looked through his scope. Frickin privates. We get on the sidewalk and bound back up the street to the market."
Check him out.
War is not fun.
Don't you think ....
We must be very PC
From deep in Cajun Country
With apologies to Mostly Cajun.
If only he will let me comment on his site I could have given him some nice pictures of Zimbabwe from my recent trip there.
I think they are from Thailand actualy.
Keesie--You think I got all this stuff figured out? I was banned from MY OWN BLOG when I tried logging in from a location on the road.Try another comment, and email me the results.
And that looks like one of jobs my old competition worked on...MC
Your worst nightmare
The Spares cupboard
However on my travels I have had some great meals at hotels and restaurants.
Here are the rules:
1. Add a direct link to your post below the name of the person who tagged you. Include the state and country you’re in.
2. List out your top 5 favorite places to eat at your location (locally).
3. Tag 5 other people (preferably from other countries/states) and let them know they’ve been tagged.
Five places I have eaten and will do so again if I get the chance.
The Meditarenea - Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania.
Ras Nungwe - Zanzibar
Mikes Kitchen - Gaberone - Botswana.
Arabian Nights - Kitwe - Zambia.
Mariners Wharf - Houtbay- South Africa.
Serena Hotel - Serengeti - Tanzania.
I suck at memes so tag yourself if you want to.
Keesie said:"Most days it is a pork chop that does it for me.
"Me too, Keesie...*wink*
KK: Chickie you have a dirty mind, I like that. LOL
My first day as a fifty four year old
Very few would have survived the last 3 days.
I have managed to register The Cat's mother's new car.
IN THREE EFFIN DAYS.
From 9:30 to 12:00 and then from 14:30 to 16:30. (Note: Before Independence these offices were open from 7:30 to 17:30, six days a week)
Now you can call the effective hours 9.45 to 11.45 = 2 hours
And then in the afternoon, 14:45 to 16:45 = 2 hours
4 hours per day and casual at that.
This still does not account for the different religions taking off at strange hours and leaving the counter unattended.
In many ways Africa stimulates me, the people are not like their socialistic governments and want to work.
I love the continent.
Socialism is killing it.
Top of the morning to you as well Melissa.
An African moment.
Oh, dude...I missed yer berfday? Gaaaah! Heppy berfday, Keesie...many, many more.
Happy birthday, youngster. I can say that because I'm 55.
Happy late birthday, Kees, many more to you....
16 May 2007
I must be getting old as I have a problem deciding where to go for some therapeutic relaxing.
Below are some advert blurbs for 2 places.
Please tell me where I should go for my birthday present/party bash.
The attendant in the elephant swim is on the right.
The attendant in the bear swim is on the right.
Happy Birthday Comments, on this post and on others:
Sorry it's late but:Happy Birthday; Veels Geluk Liewe Maatjie; L‡ breithe mhaith agat!; Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!; Ilanga elimndandi kuwe! Penblwydd Hapus i Chi! Heri ya Siku kuu! Hope there's many more!!!
I forgot to say 'Happy Birthday, my friend, keep on bloggin'
. KK: Ta Rex, maybe my mind will catch up with my actual age sometime, it is about 20 years behind right now.
I would suggest the bear swim, but you had better take the elephant swim. Your wife is nice and I would hate to see her a widow after she kills you.
. KK: Yeah, but with a elephant swim I would be as dead.
Hello Papa. HAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPY BIRTHDAY. JY is reg, brandewyn het nie brieke nie. Hope the year outshines all the rest. Lots and Lots of love Pierre en Vida. PS ons drink n polisie koffie op jou.
Pierre en Vida 05.16.07 - 10:21 pm # FROM Here
. KK: Ta Pumpkin, yes brandy has no brakes, enjoy your coffee.
. KK: Thanks Rosie and I enjoy jousting.
WED, 16 MAY:ATTENTION KEESIE FANS AND FELLOW BLOGGERS - IT IS KEESIES BIRTHDAY TODAY!
Happy Birthday Kees! May you have a fantastic, Klipdrift filled birthday day!Mwah - birthday kiss! xxx Lis
Melissa 05.16.07 - 12:02 pm # FROM Here
. KK: Thank you Melissa, hope you are well, love to the kids.
ONE YEAR AGO I POSTED THIS:
I did not start off as young.
And I did not end up as youmg. Damn.
Guyk, Rob , MYSELF and a flippen lot of bloggers should check out THIS site.
She can take pictures.
Hey Bonita do you run a school over weekends that I can attend?. (over the net of course)
The Kees now sports a No 3 cut in the higher regions.
I had box cameras then instamatics and I followed the whole proccess by staying behind by about ten years.
Then I got this Sony.
I battled to use it until I became a woman and asked for some directions.
Good advice cause it is now, once again, an extension of my manliness.
All 3 of my kids got hold of me over the airways to wish the oldtoppie another few years.
KeesKennis, Happy Birthday! I hit 62 the other day....so I'm catching up to you (KK: I must explain That I was listed in Blogger as 73 years old at this stage). I'm using an older Sony Mavica, 2.0 mega pixels, made about 5 - 8 years ago.
I ordered it through the company's back stock, as it is easy to use. Point and shoot. No lessons here, just get good color by shooting early in the morning or late in the day. Unfortunately, most of my filming is from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m on canoeing trips, so the color is washed out - but video cameras do just great. Polarized lenses in video cameras do wonders.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 3:06:00 AM
Even then I was posting more than once a day, call me crazy.
This should be an aim for any serious traveler (the only all year entry to the Crater.
Don't let anybody tell you otherwise, traveling in Africa is hard.
Domestic animals, wild animals.
Domestic people, wild people.
All combine to make a 200 km trip into a, 3.5 hour experience, and that is on a good road, in the rainy season add 1 hour at least.
The Crater is about 8300 sq km.
It is 500 meters down from this position to the crater floor.
We are now at about 1950 m above sea level.
It was a mountain bigger than Kilimanjaro.
This is before KeesKennis was born.
It blew its top and the settled down to form the crater.
All the ash and minerals is what keeps the Serengeti going after all these years.
Now it is is a special place.
If you live your life at the normal 100 to 120 km per hour, think of this as life at 10 km per hour.
Olduvai Gorge where your g,g,g,g,g,grandfather started walking upright is about 120 km from here.
The ash from this crater/volcano most probably presevered his footprints for us to marvel about today.
So wear a hat. This is a serious place of respect.