Friday, July 27, 2007

Squirrels, tomatoes, and zip drives oh my!

No exciting field work or adventures to report. Hopefully next week I'll have something of interest to report.

I found out that the baby squirrel is the culprit of all the recent and daily birdfeeder traumas. So it's off my nice list and joins the rest of the obese naughty squirrel gang on my naughty list. The naughty squirrels have also been sampling my green tomatoes. They take one bite, decide they hate it and leave it on the deck. Then they try another.

But at least the tomatoes are plentiful so it's not the end of the world.

Basil plant is doing quite well considering the constant digging by the squirrels.

In computer nerd news, I dug up my old external zip drive. Remember those before you could burn cds? I had put a bunch of pictures on zip disks back in California. I thought I could hook it up to my new laptop and burn all those pics to a CD. Nope. New laptop does not have a parellel interface or whatever you call it. Y'know in the olden days how you would hook up a printer and then turn those two knobs to connect it. I bought a converter but it's not the right size so I'm off to try again. Sigh. I really don't know what I'll do if I can find the right converter.


Colleen said...

Awesome! I just made pesto for a pizza with the basil from our fire escape--washed super thoroughly of course.
Can't wait to have a real garden!

Maybe KevTronics can figure out your zip prob.

lioux said...

Good luck with all of this!

Kartek said...

I enlisted my bro to help with the zip drive situation. If there's anyone that's holding tight to the old technology, it's him. So he should be burning those zips to cds.