Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Behold, the car that floats

Amphibious car chugging down the Charles River, as viewed from the Esplanade.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Urban pets: The city mouse

There is a mouse in my house. And it's a smart one. I think it's the same mouse each time. (At least I prefer to think that there's only one skulking around.)

I know this not because it spoke to me (or spoke at all) but because this determined little rodent has chutzpah. I saw it scamper over one of the mouse traps that make the room an obstacle course for mice and humans alike.

I also think it's a picky little mouse. Most guides to pest elimination (including the boxes to one of the variety of traps) suggest using peanut butter as bait. This mouse clearly has a distaste for peanut butter.

I suppose it's time to get the landlord to bring in a professional to eliminate it.

Better late than never

Photos of some interesting sculptures from Somerville Open Studios. The artist is Riki Moss.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Cruising with Corvettes

I was surrounded by a contingent of Corvettes in Westwood on Rte. 109 Thursday evening. I tried to take a picture with my cell phone, but didn't want to get in an accident. Cruising home in the Volvo, I was a little surprised by the 2 or 3 Corvettes that were in front of me. Imagine my surprised when 5 more pulled up behind me at a stop light. Must be a club or something.