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Bruce Perry
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Seen in Brookline - This morning was the first time I've seen someone walking in the Arborway wearing a kimono (or maybe yukata) and geta.
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The Franklin Park Zoo has baby lemurs (big ones too).  This one is so young that it's tail isn't in focus yet.
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Love the comment about the tail. I guess it will grow into focus :-)
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Loon pair Cranberry Lake NY.
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Max of 400mm, but I'm not sure how much of that I'm using here.  I was waiting for them and stayed fairly still as they completed their circuit around the small bay.  It's a pattern I've seen there before.
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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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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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Went out for Vietnamese food again with my Vietnamese coworker on Friday.  This time we went to Ahn Hong. He thinks they have the best "Seven kinds of beef" dish in Boston.  Seven kinds of beef is not really one dish; it's a whole meal.  There's  a progression of plates of thinly slices beef seasoned in different ways that you put into a spring roll wrapper at the table along with vegetables.  You also get fish sauce mixed with pineapple for a dipping sauce (adding Sriracha sauce to the mix is normal).  There's a soup and a salad as well.  Here are the courses:

sliced beef - cooked at the table in boiling vinegar
beef salad ( John called it Vietnamese cole slaw)
sliced beef with lemongrass sauce
Beef congee soup
beef meatballs
rolled grilled beef on skewers
Cooked beef wrapped in grape leaves on skewers

They were all quite wonderful, but the beef cooked in vinegar and the beef wrapped in grape leaves were my favorites. I will certainly do this again some time.

Note: if you search google maps for Ahn Hong, you will get the Dorchester location, but the web link in the sidebar turns out to be for a set of restaurants of the same name in California.
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Spotted in Fields Corner - a sidewalk bike repair station.There's basic tools attracted to the yellow stand by cables and also a silver pump to the left. This was installed some time in the past two weeks.
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They have the same set up at the whole food in JP. Very cool!
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Piping plover chick from back in June. Catching a chick on its own is tough as they are constructed from pure random motion.

Not my best, but

Next up, loons.
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Darling.
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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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Lovely shot!
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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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