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June 3, 2007

Poor little guy, he just kinda drowned. Adios Lando.

See you, space cowboy.

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June 3, 2007

Lando is awake now and using both front legs. Relief!

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Beautiful

June 3, 2007

It is always so beautiful in the wee early morning here in Houghton. There is a lovely dense fog that spreads the light in a fantastical, magical way, and the birds are all outside chirping, laughing at us humans as we stretch our legs in our beds while they soar above us in the sky.

Sadly, I am never waking to this, only retiring to my inflatable mattress of comfort and (for now, I suppose) solitude as this splendorous display unveils itself.

A turtle, as it turns out, can sleep underwater without drowning, though I did not know this. As a result, and from my other readings on turtles, I assumed that since it was at the bottom of the tank, seemingly lifeless, it was drowned (which is not an uncommon for young turtles, as Lando is). I kinda panicked, and started performing (essentially) turtle CPR (not kidding, [not mouth to mouth]). Lando gave no indication that he was actually alive until I sat him on my leg, convinced that he was now deceased. It was actually a very sad event for me. Lando is something Jill and I share as a bond, which is why I take to heart his care and health. As I was considering what to do, Lando started crawling slowly towards me, which raised my spirits enough to go to bed and sleep, hopefully to find him, as well as the other aquarium occupants, in better health when I wake.

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Car Talk, the NPR Saturday radio show full of humor, wit, and advice, is now a podcast (or netcast, that works too).

Just go to either the iTunes podcast directory and search for it there, or, if you are like me and prefer to use something other than iTunes (like Rhythmbox), subscribe to the following link:

http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast.php?id=510208

From NPR’s description:

America’s funniest auto mechanics take calls from weary car owners all over the country, and crack wise while they diagnose Dodges and dismiss Diahatsus. You don’t have to know anything about cars to love this one hour weekly laugh fest. Visit this podcast’s Web site

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