More Zoo Pictures

I should probably start a category just for closeup pictures of animals making funny faces, because there are few things as amusing to me as animals staring into cameras. I don’t know why. Is that weird?

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There is not much to this post besides just more pictures from the zoo (hence the title – I am nothing if not creative). I have been too busy lately with work and study to have much of any adventures recently, I’m afraid.

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I have been working on some neat things for the website redesign in my spare time, most notably a nifty AJAX-ified photo gallery that I think will be quite cool when I finish. It’ll still be a few weeks (at least) until that goes live, however, so in the meantime I whipped up a little script that lists all the blog entries I’ve written so far and their lengths relative to one another. Which reminds me that some of the older entries on the blog no longer have their images (they got lost when I transferred my data over to the new server) so I have to go back and add those in later… sigh maintaining a blog is so much work – it’s like an old house where the water heater constantly needs to be fixed, the roof leaks need to be plugged, the carpets changed, the lawn mowed, the database indices rebuilt…

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Anyway, if you’re so inclined, you can find the (colourful!) list of entries by length at the link below. Some of the really old entries show some erroneously small lengths – that’s because the data got screwed up somewhere along the way… just ignore them for now.

Entries by Length…
(Link opens in a new window)

More pictures from the zoo after the jump…

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And now, a cat-napping in 5 pictures…

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You may remember my lovely travel companion from our previous Nekobukuro adventures

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As you may have gathered, she has something of a fondness for cute cats…

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And in fact, were cats not so expensive in Japan, she’d probably own one. Like this one right here. So cute!

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Yes indeed, so cute- wait, what are you doing!? Witness, gentle readers, the guilty expression of one caught in the middle of perpetrating a cat-napping.

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A brief moment of sadness after I forced her to return the cats to their pens. But it quickly passed…

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“I’ll get that cat next time, mistar bird. You just watch. Trust me. I’m gonna get that kitty yet…!”

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A sleepy bus ride home…

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Seem like we weren’t the only ones who were sleepy…

Okay, that’s it for now. I’ll leave you with a song I’ve really been digging lately. Very moody and perfect for the slightly dark-yet-light cloudy cool spring/summer nights we’ve been having lately.

Now listening to: Armin van Buuren featuring Gabriel & Dresden – Zocalo

From Wikipedia: Armin Van Buuren, a famous Dutch disc jockey and trance music producer has a popular song entitled “Zocalo.” This song is, in fact, named after the Zocalo Coffeehouse in San Leandro, California, a location frequented by fellow DJs and co-writers of the song, Gabriel and Dresden, which in turn took its name from the Zocalo in Mexico City.

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  1. SabineM

    lovely shots. For a while I thought you were in the cage with them….. ;-)
    Lovely companion too!