I always wanted a Firetruck as a kid

Seattle firetruck

Firetruck just waiting to be adopted by a new driver.

And here was my chance many years later.

Keys in it, engine running, nobody around, just remove the chock by the wheels and go.

Probably be a bit conspicuous parked in front of my place.  But would have been a great conversation piece for a while with the lights going and all.

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Bath Time for Baby Sloths

Bath Time for Baby Sloths | Too Cute

Found these cute Sloth videos and could not resist – hope you enjoy them

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 18 trips to carry that many people.

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WAZZU Nuts?

WSU Van of some sort, as seen in Seattle

WSU Van of some sort, as seen in Seattle

Saw this van parked in West Seattle this weekend.  Not sure what the story is, maybe a fans truck (yes fans of WSU are that nuts).  Since the Apple Cup was a couple of days ago (a cross state football rivalry between WSU and the UW) it could be a team truck of some sort.

I have also seen several cars with WSU vanity plates on them with a maroon / red as the favored color.  I wounder what would happen if they all parked in the same parking lot?

But found it interesting and thought I would pass it on.

 

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What If You Don’t Know What You Want To Do When You Grow Up?

An interesting TED talk for those that don’t know what they are going to do when they grow up.  Some of us never quite figured it out either.

Hope you enjoy the talk

 – Mumbling Mike –

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How butterflies self-medicate

Interesting talk – many people also self medicate

Just like us, the monarch butterfly sometimes gets sick thanks to a nasty parasite. But biologist Jaap de Roode noticed something interesting about the butterflies he was studying — infected female butterflies would choose to lay their eggs on a specific kind of plant that helped their offspring avoid getting sick.

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,000 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 17 trips to carry that many people.

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