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Went out to lunch Friday with a Vietnamese co-worker. He not only knew the name of the caramelized pork and onion dish that I'd feared was lost to history after my favorite Fields Corner restaurant closed, he knew which place here does it best. I also learned there are fish and shrimp versions of the dish. Also, this dish is always paired with a specific soup.

At Saigon Seafood, the pork version is called "Pork Cooked in Clay Pot" (Thit heo kho to). Highly recommended.

We're visiting another place in two weeks. I can hardly wait.
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Donated blood today. Consider donating now if you can. People are busy in the summer and supplies run low.
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Piping plover with chick (mostly) hidden under wing.
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Piping plover parent and chick. Piping plovers are a threatened species that nests on beaches. Within a day of hatching, chicks are able to feed themselves. They do rely on their parent for warmth and often take shelter under parent's wing. This chick has just emerged from under the wing.
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From Boston Common on Memorial day.  The flags represent the Massachusetts soldiers who have died in war from the American Revolution to present day.  There's a lot more flags than I'm showing here, but this unbroken field of flags with the (I think) Soldiers and Sailors Memorial in the background is a better photo.
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Snow leopard yawning. Don't think I've shared this yet. Did it with a camera I rented this weekend.
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I know. :-(  I hope they can fix things.
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Star Wars day at Franklin Park Zoo. Biggest Jawa and friendliest Sand Person I've ever met.
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I saw an unsettling Circle of Life moment today. As I pulled into the driveway, I saw a small shower of debris come down from the branch of a tree that overhangs the foot of our driveway. Soon after, a small shape fell followed by a diving bird. The bird, a jay, landed and began stabbing at the small shape with its beak in a most predatory fashion. Now immobile, the small shape looked very much like a nestling. I got out of the car and took a look; it was a nestling and apparently dead. At this point, I backed off as I wasn't really sure what was happening.

When I returned with my wife 5 minutes later to show her what was going on, the nestling was gone.

http://www.pedaldrivenprogramming.com/2008/04/bluejays-are-carnivores/
A bit of internet research has led me to conclude I was probably seeing something along these lines:
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Baby birds(and bunnies) are pretty much the tasty snacks of the predator world.
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We've all had similar experiences.  I was once worshiped as a god for showing my in-laws how to use the browser's "back" button.


http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/in-which-i-fix-my-girlfriends-grandparents-wifi-and-am-hailed-as-a-conquering-hero
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I once walked my father-in-law through programming his VCR over the phone. What he wanted to do was pretty complex. He thought I was a genius.
Little did he know that I had the exact same VCR and was walking through the steps on mine as I described the onscreen options to him.

I never told him the truth.
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The new Precious arrived today! (A Canon 7D MkII) I rented one about a month back, so I've already got a feel for what it can do. This weekend I'll be taking it to a wildlife photography workshop where we'll be trying to photograph piping plovers.

I was a bit disappointed that the manufacturers of the Precious only included a basic instruction manual. For the full manual, one must resort to the CD. This is an annoying trend in expensive electronic gear which I had hoped Canon would not succumb to.
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Gorilla eating lettuce.
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Made a 3 gigapixel panorama of Machu Picchu (see it here->http://gigapan.org/gigapans/1758/). Visited the Pantanal and saw jaguars in the wild.
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