Friday, January 05, 2007

Dinosaur Safari!

The new camera is now up and running, although I haven't exactly figured out any of its nuances yet. After my last post, someone suggested I should put up a picture of the dinosaur slippers. Well, your request is my command! Here they are:

I don't know how clear it is from the picture -- hey, I'm a novice with this machine -- but these slippers are startlingly realistic. Well, no, they're not realistic triceratops, or they wouldn't fit into my house, but they have this pattern and texture to them that looks remarkably like real reptile skin. It's actually a bit disconcerting to walk into a room when I've left them lying on the floor... My hindbrain tends to spend a moment shouting at me that there are strange animals in my house! The cats were kind of freaked out by them at first, too.

Anyway, there you have it! The beginning of my new digital-camera age! Be afraid...


  1. Very nice clear picture actually, but you should have taking it while you were wearing them.... oh wait then you would have to figure out the whole timer thing to be able to take your own pictures :) by the way I left you a message to complain about my health woes. 3 hours of chest x-ray,albuterol(spelling) test. Good news is now pnuemonia, just a very severe case of bronchitis,never had it this bad before, no response to antibiotic. Will the doctor mentioned it might be viral bronchitis :) anyway, I got prednisone. Never been on it before, but she said it should be better in a day. Still having me do the antibiotics. Then may car went a broke down on me. Has not been a good week :( Nice slippers though. Ok back to my Lemony Snicket book

  2. Since they go on your feet, shouldn't they be called tricerabottoms?

  3. Captain C: Grooooan!

    Kathy: I did try pointing the camera down at my feet, but that didn't really work, so I took them off. (The slippers, that is, of course, not my feet.) :) And, yeah, I haven't had a chance to figure out the timer yet.

    As for your health woes... Yikes! Well, I'm glad it's not pneumonia (although your "now"-for"not" typo had me worried for a moment :)), but bronchitis is no fun, either. Maybe it's genetic, this stupid predisposition to bronchitis. :( The last time I want to a doctor about it, he eventually decided my chest problems might be an allergic thing, rather than a virus. Antibiotics sure as heck didn't work.

    Anyway, I really hope yours clears up soon. In the meantime, I at least hope the Snicket is providing an entertaining distraction.

  4. Can anyone tell me where I can purchase a pair of dinsaur slippers like the ones shown here?