Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A New Social Network!!

My Profile

I stumbled across a new social network called, oddly enough, "Can Be Social." Can Be Social is a place where you can be an anipal or stuffie and not have to worry that you'll be kicked out for being a "fake profile."

It's easy to sign up. There's even a captcha to keep the spammers out! Membership is moderated so be patient. Snuffy asks me to tell you...
Can you mention to anyone wanting to join that all accounts are moderated due to spammers. I check at least every day but if they are in a rush, they can send me a message to activate them sooner.

I'm making new friends. Some of them we know from twitter for facebook.

My first "Can Be Social" friends:
Kolo Martin [twitter] - who found me a wonderful place to live.
Leroy Martin [twitter]
Snuffy Norton-Bearmani [twitter]
Saila and the Asherbears [twitter]
Toddy Furrington [twitter]

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Meet Zephyr!!

Meet My New Kitteh.

I got a stuffed fabric kitteh from the Hmong craft booth. He is quite affectionate. He sits on my shelf with me when I'm chilling at home.

It was hard to pick a name for a kitteh. We already have a MiniBreeze. He's touring the world right now but I hear he's really sweet. MiniBreeze has his own bloggy where he tells all about his travels.

As I thought it through, Micro-, Nano-, Pico- or FemtoBreeze would be too unoriginal. Maybe a name of a famous wind like Sirocco, Passat, or Chinook... no, that's the names of two cars and a helicopter!

Wind gods? YES!!! The name Zephyr means God of the West Wind or it can mean a soft gentle breeze. That's my kitteh!

Zephyr Is My kitteh!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Main Show @phillyfolkfest

When Pipe Major Dennis Hangey walked the length of the grounds and up onto the main stage playing his bagpipes in full regalia it was time for the big show to begin.

My First Folk Fest!

At The Evening Show
In My Tie Dye Bandanna


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Shopping for Crafts @PhillyFolkFest

No trip to the Philly Folk Fest would be complete without a trip to the craft area. It was cool to watch people make jewelry, to taste new foods, and to buy clothing.

I'm a Flower Baboon!

After meeting Corny and Gator I went to the craft area. They had a Carnival Funny Photo for me to put my face in.

Liquid Monkey

After the Hmong crafts booth where I got my kitteh there was a store called Liquid Monkey. I was a bit taken aback until I realized they're a glass blower.

Modeling a Tie Dye Bandanna.

I especially liked the tie dye store. I bought a cute bandanna.

Oh Dear... A Folk Fest Toaster?

And finally we went to the souvenir shop where I bought a "My First Folk Festival shirt." I don't need a toaster right now but if I did, it would be silliness to burn the Folk Fest Happy Banjo into my poptarts. It's a miracle!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New Friends at the Philadelphia Folk Festival

The Gator at the Gate

Corny the Frog

I made some new friends at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. As we entered there was a gator at the gate and also a frog named Corny. Once the humans were settled in I went back up to the gate and introduced myself.

Oh oh the Chicken of the Sea Mermaid, Catalina,was there. I signed up to win tuna for the cats.

Toby and New Kitteh

While I was up there I looked around in the craft area, where I got myself my very own Hmong craft kitteh who looks a lot like our cat.

Can you help me name the kitteh?

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Hmong Craft Monkeys!

Pang Xiong with cool Hmong crafts

With Pang Xiong and a craft Monkey

I met some cute monkeys at the Hmong craft booth. The owner, Pang Xiong, was very nice and posed with me and a monkey. I checked on Facebook and found she is Hmong Arts & Crafts from Laos, Upper Darby, PA.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bagpipes at the Philadelphia Folk Festival

Toby Loves The Bagpipes

Pipe Major Dennis Hangey has been the official piper at the Philadelphia Folk Festival for a long time. He pipes across the grounds and up onto the stage to chase the evil spirits away. Or so they tell me.

I sure do love bagpipes!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Toby Meets A Mermaid!

Toby and Catalina, the
Chicken of the Sea Mermaid

The Chicken of the Sea mermaid, Catalina, was at the Folk Fest for The Great American Gratitude Tour. She snuggled me! *whispers* She didn't smell like fish at all!

I entered her contest to win a year of tuna for the cats.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Fixin' To Garden

It's almost time to plant a garden. The perennials are already off and running while most everything else is in the basement sprouting.

Asparagus Spears Are Already On The Menu.

Blueberry Flowers.

A Store-Bought Tomato Plant.
Seedlings Aren't Ready Yet.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Mowing the Lawn

When I went outside today I found that the grass was too high so I did what had to be done.

The Grass Is Too High.


All Done.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Wings Of Freedom

Wings of Freedom Museum
The Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum is owned and operated by the Delaware Valley Historical Aircraft Association (DVHAA). The DVHAA is a non-profit, 501(c)3, all volunteer organization.

I love airplanes and jets.

TV-1 (P-80C) "Shooting Star"
The Lockheed TV-1 (P-80C-1-LO) "Shooting Star" served as a training aircraft for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps pilots.

Radial Aircraft Engine
Radial engines were popular on fighter planes during World War I. In this type of engine, the crankshaft is mounted on the airplane, while the crankcase and cylinders rotate with the propeller. See how a radial airplane engine works on Animated Engines: Gnome Rotary.

Oh dear, somebody turned one into a Radial Engine Powered Motorcycle.

A10 "Thunderbolt II" GAU-8 "Avenger" gatling gun
My favorite plane is the Fairchild Republic A10 "Thunderbolt II." The A10 was designed not for beauty or speed but for one purpose, to fly an impossibly large and heavy gatling gun around over a battlefield. Because of its looks the A10 is nick-named the Warthog.

The General Electric GAU-8/A "Avenger" is a 30 mm seven-barrel Gatling-type cannon. The gun, feed system and ammo drum weigh an astonishing 2 tons and the whole unit is bigger - and heavier - than a VW Beetle.

The shells are the size of coke bottles and weigh a pound and a half. A full drum adds another 1500+ pounds to the weight of the gun. The projectiles are made of spent uranium which is much denser than lead. The gun sounds very impressive as the A10 flies slowly around over the battlefield.

A10 "Thunderbolt II" armaments
The A10 can carry other ordnance under its wings.

Learn more from the "Great Planes Fairchild Republic A 10 Thunderbolt II Documentary."

2LT James P. Kelly memorial
This bench is a memorial to 2Lt. James P. Kelly, a local boy who died in Vietnam in 1965. .

FJ-4B "Fury" and F9F-2 "Panther"
The North American Aviation FJ-4 "Fury" is a swept-wing carrier-capable fighter-bomber used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The Grumman F9F-2 "Panther" was one of the U.S. Navy's first successful carrier-based jet fighters.

F-84F "Thunderstreak" and UH-34D "Sea Bat"
The Republic F-84F "Thunderstreak" is a swept-wing turbojet fighter-bomber. This Sikorsky UH-34D "Sea Bat" began as an anti-submarine warfare helicopter but was later reconfigured.

SH-2G "Sea Sprite"
From WingsOfFreedom
The Kaman SH-2G "Super Seasprite" is a ship-based helicopter with anti-submarine, anti-surface threat capability, including over-the-horizon targeting.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Baboon Spider!

They have a spider exoskeleton at the garden shop. It's not an actual baboon, it's a hairy big spider with black fangs the size of cat teeth.

Baboon Spider Exoskeleton

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Weight Watchers Weigh-in

They feed me really well in this house, so well that I decided I should drop by Weight Watchers.

Arriving at Weight Watchers.

Weighing In.

Dive Right In!
Have As Many Strawberries As You Can Eat!

The WEIGHT WATCHERS® brand name is used here without permission. Weight Watchers has no opinion concerning Toby Baboon.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Snow Day!

While the humans were shoveling the driveway I played in the snow.

Building An Igloo.

Climbing The Pine Tree.