The Chelonian Revolution
Peace | Love | Chelonia ... arts, cancer, and reforestation too ... but mainly chelonians ... one stomp at a time.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006
Al Franken was in da House
I attended Al Franken's performance for the Midwest Values PAC last Friday.
Twas a hoot.
Al Franken has done a few USO tours in Iraq, which is more than can be said for Sylvester Stallone (long story).
Of course I totally name-dropped Prop 86. Since he did mention universal health care during his routine, I linked it by mentioning that California's Prop 86 would go towards providing universal health coverage for all of our state's children, which I followed up by asking what else was being done around Minnesota or other parts of the country to make steps towards health coverage for youth and adults alike.
That's me eyes, m'love's nose, and Al Franken.
Al says the word liberal is supposed to be reclaimed. Alright, I am a liberal.
Yes Prop 86, duh.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
I am most like an Island Uni
Monday, August 28, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Dedicated to my favorite reader, Beth, in Orange County:
Looking perpetually happy (or stupid?). Axolotls are usually presented with their wee arms and digits splayed about their side.
Axolotls exhibit a trait called paedomorphosis. As in, rather than metamorphosizing, they are paedomorphic, which is to say, they retain their juvenile appearance.
The other remarkable thing about them besides being extraordinarily cuuute, is their healing and regenerative abilities. "Normal wound-healing in animals occurs through the growth of scar tissue, and this also means that most animals won't re-grow a lost limb. However the axolotl is fully capable of complete limb re-growth."
It is said that Xolotl, the Mexican god of death (or as the Sea World website puts it: games [doubly morbid and sick!]), assumed the form of an axolotl to escape some ired enemies.
I like the white (leucistic) axolotls, which used to seem grotesque to me like the blind albino cave hoek (I think I'm going to be sick!). They are now my favorites--the leucistic ones, not the albinos, because I don't like red eyes.
Although in nature, the colored ones are more likely to be found.
Which for whatever reason, doesn't want to be loaded up here. You can see a darker axolotl at the California Academy of Sciences in SF.
YES on Prop 86.