Archive for January, 2009

My Little Friends

Posted in food, friends, giving, invertebrates, Pictures, slugs on January 31, 2009 by raphaelabrams

I have a small garden in my backyard. During the summer I will spend hours tending to it. It’s a lot of work! And when the time comes for all of my tomatoes and peas and strawberries and stuff to be ready, most of it will have already been eaten by little slimy slugs.

However, it doesn’t really bother me all that much. I can’t think of many creatures more harmless and gentle than slugs. And I can just go to the store to get my tomatoes. Hopefully my carefully tended fruits and vegetables are an improvement over their usual diet of dog poo and rotten leaves. And I wouldn’t want my friends to eat just poo and leaves!



Happy Marine Mammal With Toy Ball

Posted in Pictures on January 30, 2009 by raphaelabrams

One of the eternal truths: animals that like to play with toys are cute.


Jellyfish Ambassador

Posted in giving, invertebrates, Pictures, water on January 29, 2009 by raphaelabrams

I love things that are on fire. Especially fires that can’t be put out by rain. And I love spineless, squishy, translucent creatures. These ones are on a peaceful mission from the center of the Atlantic Ocean to bring the secret of fire to Humanity. This was a while ago.


Know Your Audience

Posted in Pictures on January 28, 2009 by raphaelabrams

It’s important to know your audience! And also to know that it’s there, watching you. Don’t rely on a floating flaming squidman to let you know every time! That’s irresponsible!


Three Rather Homely Nuns at Swillywobble Parish

Posted in Pictures on January 27, 2009 by raphaelabrams

Well you certainly ask some strange questions, constable! Sister Josephine is certainly not a thief in hiding. Surely Sister Kate knows nothing of fencing. She merely has a lazy eye. Why would you ask Sister Lucinda about mysterious disappearances of diamonds from safe deposit boxes? How odd!

Now won’t you have a nice cup of tea? Go on, just a drop!




Small Town Library

Posted in Pictures on January 26, 2009 by raphaelabrams

The card catalog is in the back room. They keep it around, even though nobody uses it for finding books these days. Some people like the way it smells. They keep a bunch of pencils in the Q drawer.


Presenting… Kittens the Circus Cat!

Posted in cats, dancing, music, Pictures on January 25, 2009 by raphaelabrams

Hello there Kittens! Are you going to do a trick for us? Yes? Kittens?