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  • How to Catch a Mouse

    In nine easy steps. Click the images to open another window with a larger version.

    Step 1:
    Please a mousetrap under the sink.

    Step 2:
    When the mouse triggers the mousetrap, rush to it, only to find that it was too smart to actually get caught and is running around under the sink.

    Step 3:
    Throw a bowl on top of it.
    Optional: Place something heavy on top of the bowl.

    Step 4:
    Stick something under the bowl, like a plate, to seal the mouse in.

    Step 5:
    Realize the plate isn’t flat enough when the mouse gets out. Panic and try to catch him under the plate. Become shocked when the plate is not the bowl. Then recapture the mouse under the bowl.

    Step 6:
    Slide something clear and flat under the bowl, like a ziplock bag.

    Step 7:
    Tape it up.

    No, really. Go wild!

    Step 8:
    Take some pictures of the mouse through the clear plastic.

    Step 9:
    Drive a few miles away and let it go, because you’re too squeamish to kill it.

  • Zoo Visit

    I went to the zoo today! Yay! Well, it’s after midnight… so yesterday. My purpose there was to draw some “life drawings” for my art portfolio to submit to the college I’m trying to get in to. Unfortunately, zoo animals don’t sit still very well. Fortunately, I brought my camera.

    Now life drawings can’t be done from a photo, because you need a 3D reference to draw from. So while the only life drawing I did was of a sleeping parrot, I did get some neat pictures. And here they are:


    The zoo is called the Cougar Mountain Zoo, and it’s about a block up from my house. All I had to do was walk up there and pay the fee. I had been smart enough to bring extra batteries for when my camera died, which turned out I needed, but I didn’t bring an extra pencil. And it just so happens I dropped mine somehow on the way to the zoo, so I had to borrow one from the nice people there.