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Chris Mallory
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I'm not ageist, but [redacted]
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...but adult diapers for all those 30 and over is money better spent on video games and hoverboard research.
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somebody's gotta be me

but why does it have to be me
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Everyone else is busy, Chris.
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I feel more genuine happiness being able to watch people I love experience love and happiness than I have ever felt about any aspect of my own life or the lives of my friends and family. Vicarious happiness is the only happiness that I have ever felt.
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We will have to make sure you get an Oculus Rift. Personally, I won't buy into the whole VR concept until they can show me some virtual ambivilance on the thing.
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I don't think I've ever been so excited for a music video, let alone a music video for a song which I wholeheartedly dislike #BadBlood  

ps if there is no karlie kloss - tswift romance plotline I am quitting the internet forever
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nope, she's real. She's leading the first wave of the alien hybrid takeover. Phase 1 is actually the culmination of plans 1 thru 8, and is of course called Plan 10 from Puter Space, because Steve Ballmer screwed up Plan 8 so bad.
I, for one, welcome our new [insert Taylor Swift song title here] overlords.
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Binging on Rihanna tonight. Here's a quality dubstep remix (most dubstep remixes of popular songs are unlistenable, and sorting the good from the bad on youtube is a painstaking effort. Here's one of the good ones).
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Spent the last 90 minutes writing a single comment in response to a photo and now it's 11:00pm and I can't remember if I've eaten dinner yet.
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wait a little longer and you can not remember if you had a midnight snack yet. If you remember to be forgetful at the right times you could knock down your food budget considerably.
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It's been five days since I've photographed a psyllid. I feel empty inside.
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Unlike the female I posted yesterday, male fiddlers have a single large claw. Just one. The other claw is tiny, which is probably why this guy is hiding it in his mud hole so the ladies can't see it.

. Uca crenulata @ Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
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About as much as fuzzy's and burrito king. Our other choices. I suppose there are a couple of others, but I've only tried those
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Botta's Pocket Gopher
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Looks more like a Heron's Beak Gopher to me...
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While some people think of me as the bug guy, I like to think of myself as a well-rounded animal photographer. But - that's simply not true. It's absolutely impossible to pay attention to the birds in the trees while simultaneously searching for pollinators on the flowers and phytophagous insects on the leaves or detrivores in the soil. Depending on varying conditions my attention is usually focused on just one of these places, and usually toward a much more specific microhabitat. As a result my animal photography is heavily biased in certain areas: plant bugs, lady beetles, and fruit flies, for instance, are some examples of things that I regularly seek out. Because I'm more familiar with these groups than others, I know where to look for them and what to look for, but in focusing my attention towards these groups I tend to miss out on (or decidedly ignore) other species that I am not as familiar with.

Pictured: a new-to-me Fruit Fly I found last week. Flies occupy a diverse range of ecological niches, though the fruit flies are certainly my favorite Dipteran group. Species are usually linked to specific plants and as a result they can sometimes be easy to track down at the right time of year with a decent knowledge of native plants.

Goedenia sp. at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. This my 10th unique fruit fly I've photographed so far in California :)
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I think of you as a shutter bug more than a bug guy, a shutter bug with a bent towards biological topics.
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A couple of juvenile barn swallows. About half a dozen of these perched calmly on a wire fence, while the adults would fly around looking for food. Occasionally the adults would stop by and the kiddos would all stretch their mouths open in anticipation for whatever food the adults managed to find for them.

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Reminds me of me and my brother.
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Documenting the incredible diversity of plants and animals (especially insects) in coastal southern california by means of photography.
www.socalfauna.net

I'm always happy to assist in IDing any animal or plant (especially insects) that you may have photographed to the best of my ability, so feel free to ask! If I can't help you I can try to direct you to another resource that can. Also consider joining the Insects Community on G+ if you wish to engage with fellow bug lovers.

If you still don't know what I'm about, here is a list of five good reasons for why you shouldn't circle me and here is an index of some of my better posts.
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