Category: Just for fun

Going long on whiskers.

For all those fans of the “bearded market analysist”. Tom Piotrowski.

Going long on whiskers

He he.Ten things my father told me

Massage with claws

Our cat loves a massage, really!



BreathingFunny what you come across on a climate blog. WUWT is the world’s most visited climate blog on global warming and climate change, dealing with science type stuff focussed mostly around weather and climate. One would not consider getting exercise tips from a site like this, but things in life often surprise.

I went for a run tonight. This was my first in two months, and thinking that my cardio would be as weak as a worm at a cock fight. My run cut short, with me gasping for air as I collapse in a heap somewhere on a lonely road, I suddenly remembered a bit of advice I read about breathing during exercise.

Mostly when we exercise and become a little stressed, we tend to suck in air faster in attempt to get more oxygen into our lungs and eventually our muscles. However, it would appear doing the opposite actually achieves a far better result. Ie breathing out more rather than trying to suck in more. To me this sounded counter-intuitive, but after trying this tonight, surprise, surprise, it actually worked.  Who would have thought? Maybe this is a well known fact and I am just a dumb bunny, but I am sure I would have remembered a little gem like this.

The theory goes like this.  If you don’t expel all of the carbon dioxide from your lungs, there is less room for inhaling oxygen and you also “rebeath” the C02 still in your lungs, so by fully exhaling all of the C02 from you lungs, there is room for more oxygen to be inhaled and absorbed.  More oxygen equals more endurance.  Simple, and it actually worked. 5k run and not out of breath at the end. Oh, too cool.

See “Catching my breath” for the full story from Willis Eschenbach


For all those that have been conned (or still are being conned), a little jazz interlude from Tom Waits.

Pure gold.


I understand vision, but I soooo don’t understand what I am seeing!    Got this from my new favourite FB page. “I fucking love science“.

4 perfectly round circles


Must have had a bit too much time on my hands this day


It is Sunday today, and as is the norm for many Aussies on a Sunday,

My first “Heysen Cow”

we tune into “Macka on a Sunday morning“.    They were just talking about “Cow Appreciation Day”. Not something that is terribly big in Australia, (never heard of it before), although it appears (like many things) it is a bigger deal in the US.   Although they do it only as Americans do (see link).

I thought I would pay my respects to the hard working cows around the country. Well that is if you call eating, walking, pooing, and more eating is hard work.  So, while you are enjoying your breakfast cereal, or your latte, or even that omelette or toast, just remember all those things are possible because of the humble cow.

My fascination about cows started after a few of our Heysen trail walks, when every time they would be ennately curious, following us many times as far as the paddocks would allow.   Well today is cow appreciation day. Who would have guessed we would have a day to “appreciate” the cow. In India they appreciate the cow every day as many people around the world would do also.

Here is my compilation of “cows on the Heysen”.

Brahma’s. Hope they’re friendly?

Who is checking out who?

This lot followed us for about a kilometre or so.

Yep, some people are crazy about cows!

Cows on holiday?

More curious cows

Mean lookin, huh?

And more cows.

Bobby calf.

Collingwood supporters?

Magnificent cows at Mount Magnificent.

Grey Cow?

If you have ever wondered why cows are so curious, see “Curious Cows” for more info and a bit of fun.


You have to be careful about trespassing in South Australia.  S.A. Water are serious about protecting their property!  Saw this big Kanga out near Mount Bold Reservoir the other day.

Bad Ass Kanga at Mt Bold

Kangaroos are well known for their strength and their boxing prowess.  I never thought they could be trained for this though?

Mean and lean, and I stayed very much on my side of the fence.


Trippy Beans


Thanks to Mighty Optical Illusions