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July 21st, 2011 | 2 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized, WTF

I was told a long time ago that 5% of any profession has people in it that cause 95% of the problems.

Here’s one of those Five Percenters in action and giving the rest of the honest, decent officers that risk their lives every day a bad name.

From Hotair we know that the officer has been relived of duty and is under investigation but this should never have happened in the first place.

This is the kind of thing that make the public not trust or cooperate with the police, when one badge happy jackass thinks that he is Judge Dredd and is somehow ‘king of the streets’.

With any luck, this individual will be looking for new employment soon.

Hitting the Zoo

July 21st, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in pretty pictures, The Boy, The wife and I

So, while most people have actual lives and go and do things, for me it has been so long since I had free time to go and relax that the thought doesn’t often occur to me.

With that in mind, last week I said to the wife “We should go to the zoo” and so we did.  I was too busy having a good time to take a lot of shots, so I’ll have to do more of that next time, but I did get a few of Jamie and Matthew that I thought I would post up from my phone.  The others are on the camera and I need to dig out the cable for it and off load them.

We first hit the zoo portion of the biopark and walked around there looking at the raptors, birds, elephants, giraffes and primates.  We had originally planned on making it over to see the big cats, but they were opposite the direction to get to the train that goes to the aquarium.  So, since it was getting hot we decided that the aquarium called and headed to the trains.

Matthew handled the train and the zoo like a champ, mostly sleeping, but once we were at the aquarium and in where it was nice and cool he woke up and happily gazed at all the colors and watched the fish swimming by ten foot high glass walls.  There was even a spot where you could pet the fish.  You would stick two fingers in the water and the rays would swim past and rub up against you.  One ray was a really attention hound and would push the others out of his way so he could rub against your hand.  All in all very cool and I look forward to introducing Matthew to that when he is old enough.

He did become enchanted with the jellyfish tank and I got a very good shot of him and Jamie in front of it.  I was in dumbfounded amazement though as I watched people try to take pictures in a dark room to try and capture the atmosphere of the tanks and they would use a flash – which totally ruins the shot.  Ah well, people are stupid I guess.

Anyway, here are a few shots for now

Matt – ready to go (he just had his bottle)

Hangin’ with the Jellies.

Next month we are thinking of going to an Isotopes game, we’ll leave Matt with the grandparents for that though since he probably wouldn’t enjoy it as much.

Stuffed Animals

July 21st, 2011 | 1 Comment | Posted in Furballs, pretty pictures

The only time he’s not causing trouble.