Mind If I Bug Ya?

For want of a substantive post while I’m still here in Orlando, all I have for you is some window-dwelling examples of the area’s entomology, specifically a wasp and a jumping spider (my favorite of all spiders!) that put it on dah glass outside my hotel room 11 stories off the deck for awhile yesterday morning.

I opted to bring my repaired-but-still-tempremental Olympus point-n-shooter with me rather than my Canon because the latter’s flash function is on the fritz and I figured snapping away pix in an exhibition hall I’d need the illumination. The drawback is the Olympus’ digital zoom doesn’t hold a pixel to the Canon’s and thus I can’t get anywhere near a decent image of the Epcot Center sphere way out there on the horizon, which glows nicely in the sunrise. But thank goodness the Oly’s macro options are up and running smoothly enough for me to bring you these two bugs (click to quadruplicate):



Everything’s  going fine with the show. The only things wrong are I’m pretty much over-eating and the concierge looked at me kinda funny when I asked if the hotel had any bikes available for its guests to use. She suggested the Lifecycles in the athletic club (for a fee… pffft) as a substitute. I suggested no thanks.

Couple that with the fact that I’m going to miss my second consecutive Midnight Ridazz ride this Friday night (my flight gets in too late) and I’m pretty much foreseeing a big-ass ride Saturday morning. Maybe a combination of the “10 Bridges”and my big ass Megaloop ride that takes me to the tops of Elysian and Griffith Parks.

We’ll see.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."