It is lizard season here and the little guys are sunning themselves all over. I love the blue bellies. Our cat Nacho came walking in from the garage carrying a lizard by it's front leg. The detachable tail thing must not have worked, but luckily I was there to rescue the lil' fella. He had a small flesh wound and lost his tail, but when I put him down in the backyard he took off.
I remembered a trick my dad taught me a long time ago- you can use fishing line and tie a slip knot onto the end of a fishing pole and catch lizards with it. I tried it out the other day. It's pretty much just like a little noose, and it's very easy to get it around their necks. They must think the fishing rod is a tree branch or something because you can touch them with it and they don't even move. When they're caught, they wiggle alot, kinda like a real fish. You have to be quick to loosen up the noose around their neck, and be careful you don't grab them by the tail (they will detach it if scared). They're really beautiful when seen up close. I took a few pictures and showed Shannon and let them go back to their lizard homes. Nature is awesome.
Messed with the macro function on my camera. Kinda fun...
I grew up near Disneyland but we didn't get to go that often. I think that made it pretty magical to the Soto boys, and we loved it and dreamed about going. After I worked as a cook at an amusement park (and saw behind the scenes), some of the magic had worn off, the place wasn't as fun. But it's pretty neat seeing it again through my daughter's eyes. She thinks things are real which is awesome. I asked her what Ariel told her because they were talking for a while, and Shannon told me, "I don't know".
Giant pizza is always good. Thanks Ribaudo's!
That talk at my old community college was cool. I told them everyone should try graffiti at least once in their life. This is the RCC Art Club...
I'm in a group show called The Sublime Landscape at Project4 Gallery in Washington D.C. Some great artists, including some of my favorites- Gregory Euclide and Randall Sellers. Here's some new work I sent.
And last, Skullphone is coming to Riverside.... more pictures soon...
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