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May. 24th, 2004

Just in case anyone is curious, the Philadelphia Zoo does not have a menu option for asking if the polar bears are in their exhibit. However, if you dial for an operator, the operators are happy to answer the question. The bears were in fact visible on Saturday, although neither of them went swimming while we were watching.

amy_pearlman and demongrey both came with me, braving the heat, although it turned out not to be nearly as hot and sticky as I had been expecting. Sunday was, however, so it's a good thing I picked Saturday. We were well-equipped with sunscreen and water - each of us went through well over 3 liters of water.

We all took turns with Amy's digital camera, but every time she and I stopped to try to do something with it, demongrey kept going, so we spent a lot of time trying not to misplace him. I don't know if any of the pictures turned out very well, as I didn't see them. The more I play with her camera, though, the more I want one of my own. I miss taking a lot of pictures, and while I still prefer film cameras and prints, digital has some major advantages that would work better with the way I actually do things. Someday when I win the lottery...

Otherwise it was a fairly quiet weekend. We all did some minor things for the gardner_wedding, but nothing particularly noteworthy that I recall.

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ourika
May. 24th, 2004 08:09 pm (UTC)
Doesn't demongrey do that everywhere you go?
collacentaur
May. 24th, 2004 08:22 pm (UTC)
Probably, but it's less noticeable in places like the grocery store...
ourika
May. 24th, 2004 09:25 pm (UTC)
And more noticeable in places like the Ren Faire...
collacentaur
May. 24th, 2004 09:28 pm (UTC)
Ooh, yeah, I'd suppose so. Although at least there it would be easy enough to figure out where he'd gone - just look for the nearest sharp objects.
ourika
May. 24th, 2004 09:29 pm (UTC)
No, he wandered off and came back hours later wearing horns the time that I went to the Faire with him. No swords or knives, just horns. *shudders*
palingyuan
May. 24th, 2004 09:04 pm (UTC)
demongrey kept going, so we spent a lot of time trying not to misplace him

That's what pinch collars are for.
collacentaur
May. 24th, 2004 09:29 pm (UTC)
I was thinking more of a toddler harness, myself... *grin*
palingyuan
May. 24th, 2004 11:40 pm (UTC)
Yes but those are not intended to hurt... though with the wanderer in question, it wouldn't matter but I'd be willing to bet it'd still get his attention.
collacentaur
May. 25th, 2004 12:04 am (UTC)
I see your point... but the toddler harness is still more my style. I don't want to hurt the wonderboy, or try to change his behavior, I just wish to not unintentionally misplace him.
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