Monthly Archives: September 2006

16 Baby Pandas!

SICHUAN, China — One zoo in southwest China has its hands full with 16 baby pandas.

The
Sichuan Wolong Panda Protection and Breed Center is dealing with the
results of a breeding boom — 16 pandas have been born since July,
2005. The brood includes five sets of twins. The cubs are weighed and
measured every five days by a special panda nurse.

The heaviest
tips the scale at just over 24 pounds, while the lightest weighs about
11 pounds. The pandas are due to stop being suckled by their mothers in
February, 2006 just about the time they’ll start learning to walk. Once
weaned, the panda cubs will attend panda kindergarten. In the meantime,
more little ones are expected at the center, since 38 giant pandas were
artificially impregnated.

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Pass them along as they are just too cute to keep to yourself!

 


The Stuffed Turkey
One year at Thanksgiving, my mom went to my sister’s house for the traditional feast.

Knowing how gullible my sister is, my mom decided to play a trick.
She told my sister that she needed something from the store.

When my sister left, my mom took the turkey out of the oven,
removed the stuffing, stuffed a Cornish hen,and inserted it into
the turkey, and re-stuffed the turkey.

She then placed the bird(s) back in the oven

When it was time for dinner, my sister pulled the turkey out of the
oven and proceeded to remove the stuffing. When her serving spoon
hit something, she reached in and pulled out the little bird.

With a look of total shock on her face, my mother exclaimed,
“Patricia, you’ve cooked a pregnant bird!” At the reality of this
horrifying news, my sister started to cry.

It took the family two hours to convince her that turkeys lay eggs!

Yep………………SHE’S BLONDE!


Steve Irwin Quotes

Because when they strike it can
be that quick that if they’re within range, you’re dead, you’re dead in
your tracks. And his head weighs more than my body so it’s WHACK!
Steve Irwin

But I put my life on the line to save animals.
Steve Irwin

Crikey means gee whiz, wow!
Steve Irwin

Crikey,
mate. You’re far safer dealing with crocodiles and western diamondback
rattlesnakes than the executives and the producers and all those sharks
in the big MGM building.
Steve Irwin

Every cent we earn from Crocodile Hunter goes straight back into conservation. Every single cent.
Steve Irwin

Herein
lies our problem. If we level that much land to grow rice and whatever,
then no other animal could live there except for some insect pest
species. Which is very unfortunate.
Steve Irwin

I am optimistic globally. So many scientists are working frantically on the reparation of our planet.
Steve Irwin

I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that’s habitat destruction.
Steve Irwin

I believe sustainable use is the greatest propaganda in wildlife conservation at the moment.
Steve Irwin

I
believe that education is all about being excited about something.
Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.
Steve Irwin

I
bled a lot. I got hit across the face. We couldn’t film for seven days.
I got hit, whacked, underwater, across the face. I finished the shot,
got into the boat and blood started coming out.
Steve Irwin

I get called an adrenaline junkie every other minute, and I’m just fine with that.
Steve Irwin

I have no fear of losing my life – if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.
Steve Irwin

I
mean, these are all just little pink bits here (pointing at his arm)
and are just curing up now. I’ve been recently filming a
nine-and-a-half-foot female crocodile I had to catch. Oh, man, she bit
me up! That was a mistake.
Steve Irwin

I sincerely believe
that there’s room for cutting down trees for forestry and grazing, so
as we all get to eat. Everyone has to compromise.
Steve Irwin

I’m a proud Australian, a very, very proud Australian.
Steve Irwin

I’ve
probably saved thousands of peoples’ lives with my educational message
on snake bites, how to get in around venomous anything.
Steve Irwin

My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.
Steve Irwin

My
dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these
connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always
protect people’s sacred status, regardless of the pest.
Steve Irwin

My field is with apex predators, hence your crocodiles, your snakes, your spiders.
Steve Irwin

No matter where you go and what you do in America, you turn the tele on and you’re confronted with violence.
Steve Irwin

No, snakes are no problem. I’d go to any country, anywhere, any snakes, not a problem.
Steve Irwin

See,
I’ve always seen Jacques Cousteau as a hero, mate. He’s a legend – like
my dad, just a legend. And so what he did for conservation in the ’60s
through the ’70s was just phenomenal.
Steve Irwin

Sharks, I’ve been self-trained as well, and crocodiles, naturally. I’ve been catching them since I was nine. No problem.
Steve Irwin

Since
I was a boy, from this house, I was out rescuing crocodiles and snakes.
My mum and dad were very passionate about that and, I was lucky enough
to go along.
Steve Irwin

Snakes are just very instinctive to
me. I’ve been playing with snakes since before I could walk. It doesn’t
matter where or what it is, from the biggest to the most venomous.
Steve Irwin

So fear helps me from making mistakes, but I make lot of mistakes.
Steve Irwin

So
now what happens is the cameras follow me around and capture exactly
what I’ve been doing since I was a boy. Only now we have a team of, you
know, like 73 of us, and it’s gone beyond that.
Steve Irwin

So, my tactic with conservation of apex predators is to get people excited and take them to where they live.
Steve Irwin

Take
the crocodile, for example, my favorite animal. There are 23 species.
Seventeen of those species are rare or endangered. They’re on the way
out, no matter what anyone does or says, you know.
Steve Irwin

That might have a lot to do with it, but you know, I probably don’t show fear, but I suffer from fear like everyone else.
Steve Irwin

The first crocodile I ever caught was at nine years of age, and it was a rescue.
Steve Irwin

The
only animals I’m not comfortable with are parrots, but I’m learning as
I go. I’m getting better and better at ’em. I really am.
Steve Irwin

There’s
a lot of research behind the scenes that you don’t get to see, but I
have an instinct that my dad nurtured from when I was born. I was very
lucky then.
Steve Irwin

We’ve evolved from sitting back on
our tripods and shooting wildlife films like they have been shot
historically, which doesn’t work for us.
Steve Irwin

When I
talk to the camera, mate, it’s not like I’m talking to the camera, I’m
talking to you because I want to whip you around and plunk you right
there with me.
Steve Irwin

When the East Timor conflict broke
out, when they gained independence, the militia killed a lot of East
Timorese people. And their sacred totem is the crocodile. They believe
that their island is actually a solidified crocodile, so it has sacred
status.
Steve Irwin

Where I live if someone gives you a hug it’s from the heart.
Steve Irwin

Yeah,
for some reason parrots have to bite me. That’s their job. I don’t know
why that is. They’ve nearly torn my nose off. I’ve had some really bad
parrot bites.
Steve Irwin

Yeah, I think it’s an absolute disaster that Australia, the government, allowed kangaroo culling.
Steve Irwin

Yeah, I’m a thrill seeker, but crikey, education’s the most important thing.
Steve Irwin

You know, I’m Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humor. We are cruel to each other.
Steve Irwin

You
know, you can touch a stick of dynamite, but if you touch a venomous
snake it’ll turn around and bite you and kill you so fast it’s not even
funny.
Steve Irwin

 


 I just need to share with someone..

The day was not a bad day overall.  Tomorrow (I should say today since
it is 3:30am.)  will be a busy one.  We need to get all dressed up,
head to my mom’s (1hour and 15min) spend a bit of time there.  Drive to
New Hampshire for an Anniversary Party with mom and Jade. (mapquest
says 1hour and 30 min) Which ends at midnight.  Drive back to mom’s .
Stay the night, attend church with my mom(my old church!).. then drive
home.

Last night, Angel decided we should go to the fair up the street.. so
we did.. It was not bad at all.  Anna won a penguin(stuffed of
course..lol) She wanted to win a fish but that game just seemed totally
impossible.  So after eating some junk, anna enjoying some rides, and
seeing some crafts and animals.  We headed home.

So I let Danny and Baby (dog and cat) out .. I run downstairs to get my
sheets out of the dryer cause my tearful daughter is hystercal (very
tired) and we need to go to bed.. I come up and let danny in.. baby
runs in also and there is this horrible scent
skunk!

So now danny is locked in the garage and baby is stuck outdoors.  and I
am totally frustrated cause my chances at a nice hot bath before
everyone wakes is now not gonna happen cause I am gonna have to bathe
the dog and since anna will be up by then.. rush and take a shower, get
dressed up and pack for the weekend.  Hubby will of course probably
sleep til about 9 (especially since he stayed up til 2am) 

So now I am frustrated.. I yelled at anna for jumping on the bed while
I was trying to make it.. she is in the corner crying again.. Then the
bedroom power goes out.  Angel tries to change the fuse.. It is a
different fuse than the others.. and he has no more.. so we now have no
bathroom lights (main bath is connected to our bedroom-weird).  no
clock to wake me early.  and no cpap to help me breathe.. so of course
my attitude is now worse than it was.


I just lay down .. I leave anna with daddy and just fall asleep.. then
I realize david isn’t home yet.. He was with some friends at the fair
and said he would be home.  So I come out of the room.. it is 1:10am.
I call and leave david a very angry message on his cell. Then I go back
to bed.

Angel crawls in at 2am and says something to me.. I said well I have
to give danny a bath in the morning.. do we have peroxide and baking
soda downstairs.. he says yes but leave him alone.. I said I am not
leaving him in the garage all weekend.  Angel says he can stay in the
yard then.  I don’t agree (he knows how to get out of the yard and
doens’t have a new license yet)

I keep waking up.. gasping for air.. fiddling around in the dark to go
to the bathroom.. finally at 3am.. I quit and I come out here to the
living room.  I sit up in the glider and try to sleep there.. but too
many thoughts in my head.. I look over at the kitchen sink.. (the light
over the sink stays on at night) there is a fish swimming in a bag that
is sitting in a bowl.. I am confused.. finally it dawns on me.. and I
rush to david’s room.. he is there in bed.. whew.. now I feel better..
will deal with him in the morning. 

I pull out a fish bowl I won a few years back in a raffle.. it has a
bag of stones, water conditioner and food.. great.. I set it up and now
that fishy is happy.  Anna will be surprised.

So now I sit here.. I just did a jigsaw on jigzone.com.  Don’t know if
I will try to sleep.. I know one thing.. I need to pray.  Why is prayer
the last thing I think of amid chaos?  Instead of praying I sit here
and dwell on what will happen in the morning.. will I be ready.. should
I bathe danny now.. in the dark?  outside on my deck.. there no light
in the bathroom so I can’t in there.. oh yeah and how will I take a
shower in the dark?? shave my legs.. oh why me?..

Yes, this is my thinking.. but I think I will stop now.. and go pray.
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