Monday, November 10, 2008


Hmmm, I suppose some of my readers may be wanting to know the significance of the number 192. As opposed to, perhaps, The Significance of The Pickle?

Before I get to 192, I'd like to let you know that one of the sulfur crested cockatoos (known as DLB --damned LOUD bird) is a fan of broadway. In fact, here are a couple of pics of him dancing to that world famous song by Richard O'Brien.

It's just a jump to your left!
jump to the left

And then a step to your ri-ai-ai-ai-ight!
step to the right

He actually continued on and even pulled his knees in tight. However I was too busy to take any more pics as I jumped up and did The Time Warp with the cockatoo.

Getting back to 192.

192 is the number of tomatoes that have already set on our tomato(e) plants early this season.


That's a lot of tomatoes.




It's a good thing WP and I like tomatoes. I can make fresh tomato sauce, pickle some of the green ones, sun dry a load of them (that's kinda easy down here, ya know), and just grab one off a plant and bite into a hot, juicy, flavourful tomato. Ahhhhh...

Switching gears quickly (did you hear the gears grind?), have some colour:
parrot punchup

more lorikeets

Do I need to say anything about this one? Well, except that I overexposed the bugga!
over exposed cockatoo

I'm outta here, cheers.
flying cockatoo

Almost forgot... 82 F in the shade, 79 F in the pool, 112 F in the sun, and I've got to go scrub the pool walls while standing in it... WAAAAHHHHH!!


Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Let's do the time warp again....
It's just a jump to you left, na na na na na na, blah blah blah blah blah blah, let's do the time warp aaaagggggaaaaaiiiinnnnnn!!!!!

Can you DHL some of those tomatoes our way?
And did you actually sit there and count them, and if I sent my one friend I have in Melbourne to steal a tomato or two, would you notice? Her name is Emma (if you catch her). If you don't catch her I don't know what her name is. Or did I get that backwards? Yes, I think I did. If you catch her, I don't know who she is. Oh f nevermind. It's that damn time warp messing with my mind.

Ishmael said...

Regarding the next-to-last photo:

Yes, Sarah Palin is overexposed. And not just in your photos.

Anonymous said...

Are you slow cooking yourself? Hehe.

Fizzgig said...

82? There was snow on my car this morning. ugh.

Marie said...

Dave, I'm wondering if you are popular with the neighbours for inviting a mob of DLBs into your yard. As beautiful as they are, I still remember a flock of them alighting into my Rose park garden and stripping my almond tree in 20 minutes flat, screeching at top volume. I was deaf for a year afterwards :)

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

SV Meerkat: I've danced to the Time Warp many many many many many times. Lots, in fact. I don't think AQIS would let me send the tomatoes out of the country. And I'll be sure to ask all intruders if their name is Emma. :) "Put your hands on your hips! And pull your knees in tiii-ai-ght"

Fishmeal: Way too overexposed. Personally I hope she does run in 2012; it'd be an easy re-election for Mister President Barack Hussein Obama.

ScienceBloke: It's the only way I know how to soften and tenderize my natural toughness.

Fozzywiggle: I'll take a swim in the pool for you, no worries. Heck, it'd do your hurtin' muscles some good.