Not posting, where have I been?

I went flying in an R22 today with a friend that was thinking about getting his license. I think in the end it was decided that it was too expensive to consider, so he’s going to come with me one day down to the airport and see if he might be better off getting his much less expensive and time-consuming fixed wing private pilot’s license.


Nefarious caught a toad and brought it home with the intent of it being her pet. However, when we looked up what they ate and realized that they are carnivores, we decided that we wouldn’t be able to keep the little guy happily fed, and he was released back into the wild. Probably much better for him.


Other than that, more of the same… sand castle building, sand castle smashing, getting caught in the rain on each of our forays to the park, and making angry faces for the amusement of the camera. I have a bunch of doctors appointments this week. Nothing exciting. My heart rate has been getting slower and slower, and with it hovering in the forties most of the time, I think it’s time to make some changes.



  1. Elizabeth wrote:

    So what does the lower and lower heart rate mean, bradycardia or extreme fitness? How do you feel? Lightheaded, etc?

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 12:28 pm | Permalink
  2. peteD3 wrote:

    gee, man. take care.
    what makes the heart slower?

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Permalink
  3. Elizabeth wrote:

    Love the toad of course but even had you tried, they dont eat in captivity in my experience. :(

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Permalink
  4. Shannon wrote:

    I have a healthily low heart rate to begin with, but I think this is caused by the medication.

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 2:27 pm | Permalink
  5. Twwly wrote:

    I’ve got about 40 flies doing their dozy buzzing schtick in the window I am sitting in front of right now, so if you are ever in need of toad food….

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 3:23 pm | Permalink
  6. Do you already have a heli license? Or did you take turns riding with instructor.

    I miss flying.
    Got a friend with a Super Cub on floats. He’s been asking me to go. Gonna take up the offer next time I’m up in ST

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 4:26 pm | Permalink
  7. Phil Moore wrote:

    Actually, the common toad is a rather easy pet to feed, and they take to captivity well. Although it is probably illegal to keep, being a native species and all. Vitamin dusted crickets, constant 68-75 degree (ferenheit) temps, access to fresh water (not tap), a smoke free environment, and a decent low wattage uvb bulb should keep it happy for years. Some also like slugs (hard to find, unless you buy more beans…HA!) and cockroaches from the pet store. I had a happy toad for years before I felt bad for him (figured he had friends) and let him go where I found him. Be prepared for alot of noise during the spring too.

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 6:01 pm | Permalink
  8. Shannon wrote:

    I don’t have a helicopter license, no… This is the first time I’ve ever even considered flying one, and I’ve only been in them a few times.

    A float plane is one of my dream vehicles.

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 6:17 pm | Permalink
  9. have only given helicopters a passing thought.
    I’ve got a plane that I need to finish restoring before I get back to flying.
    I’d consider a Mosquito XE. looks like fun.

    As Far as flying. Nothing better than an old Cub on a grass field. early in the morning. That smooth cool air.

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 7:35 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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