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  • No thank you

    Posted on February 23rd, 2006 Jeff Keller 1 comment

    Across the street from my house a huge eucalyptus tree is being taken down. One of the guys actually climbs up the tree with a chainsaw and cuts off branches, sending them down a cable to the ground below. I don’t think you could pay me enough to be doing that job!
    Update: One more pic from this afternoon
    They are taking the whole tree down from top to bottom now:

  • A glimmer of hope for Pete

    Posted on February 21st, 2006 Jeff Keller 1 comment

    Here’s the report from my dad about Pete, the family cat who was diagnosed with kidney failure last week:
    Tests were much better. The one that was 110 last week is 68 now, and the one that was 10 is around 6 now. So they are in the range that he hoped they would be. Not normal, but for her condition, pretty good. He put her on a hypertension drug (high blood pressure), which also helps the kidneys. Her weight went from 7.5 lbs. to 8.2 lbs. That’s good. She seems pretty good today, lots of complaining, but she hasn’t eaten.
    Let’s hope that she starts eating and feeling better soon… we may be able to squeeze a little more life out of this kitty!

  • Cool sunset of the day

    Posted on February 20th, 2006 Jeff Keller No comments

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    Saw this on the drive home so I stopped to grab the shot (with the Nikon D200).
    I took some other sunset shots from the same spot back in January.

  • Too many choices

    Posted on February 19th, 2006 Jeff Keller No comments

    I realize that they are the #1 camera seller these days, but come on Kodak, do you really need THIS many models? And don’t get me started about their naming conventions…

  • Cool pics of the day: random edition

    Posted on February 19th, 2006 Jeff Keller 1 comment

    I’m not a huge fan of ducks (traumatic childhood incident), but I love their expressions here

    I’m going to be on this very flight in July on my way to Europe. I blew some of my United miles so I’ll be sitting upstairs in biz class. Woohoo!

    Lazy kitties are cute!

  • RX400h photos

    Posted on February 19th, 2006 Jeff Keller 3 comments

    A few weeks ago I quietly traded in my Audi A6 for a 2006 Lexus RX400h for a rather strange reason. So far I’m really happy with the RX… it’s got plenty of power, lots of toys, and it gets 50% mileage than my A6. I haven’t gotten close to the EPA mileage estimates, but I don’t think any hybrid car actually does.
    I finally have some photos of the car (SUV?) for you — just click the link to see’em.

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  • Cute kitty pictures of the week

    Posted on February 17th, 2006 Jeff Keller 1 comment

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    Zoe may be a pain in the butt a lot of the time, but she sure is cute. Gotta love those eyes!
    Photos taken with the Nikon D200.

  • A one cat wrecking crew

    Posted on February 15th, 2006 Jeff Keller 3 comments

    Thank you, Zoe, for this mess. I came home to find a mattress in the middle of the room and one of my studio lamps in pieces against my table. Zoe likes to sleep on top of that mattress (which is leaning against the wall until I get a bed), but her new “heavier frame” must’ve pulled the mattress down, which then hit the lights, nearly taking out my EOS-20D in the process.
    What is it with cats and knocking things over? If there’s a pen on my desk, odds are that it’ll be on the floor by the end of the day.
    Update: After assessing the damage, it turns out that one of my lights was actually ruined by this incident. I need to buy a new light, umbrella, and umbrella stand. Thanks cat!