Ollie's closeup
...thoughts from Ollie's peasized brain...
HOWDY BUCKAROOS! I'm Ollie, a long nosed leopard lizard. I hail from Murrietta, Nevada but I currently hang my hat in San Diego. Although I was born August 2004, I'm a hardcore Democrat. But above all else, I loves them crickets!

Tuesday, March 29

(Extended) family photo


That's me on the bottom up front. Behind me (from left to right) is Paris, Vic (middle) and Nicky. The pose would be is similiar to Charlie's Angels if one of the girls had a gun and was doing a karate kick. But these girls are pregnant and will pop eggs out any day now...

Sunday, March 27

Who green lighted this project?

I only caught the last half hour or so of Anonymous Rex, a made for TV movie on the SciFi network. The movie is based on a novel by Eric Garcia. The tv guide information description goes like this: In a world where dinosaurs diguise themselves as human beings, a detective tries to uncover his partner's untimely death. The movie looked as bad as the description. If the premise weren't so absurb, I would guess that John Layman ghost wrote it.

Daniel Baldwin and his partner, a dinosaur in disguise.

Thursday, March 24

Replace your chocolate bunny this year...

...with chocolate covered insects. Or crickets if you want to be like me. NUMMY!!

Wednesday, March 23

Blog? Anyone???

Have you ever just clicked 'NEXT BLOG' at the top of the blogger bar? I have and ran across some interesting sites. Many were in foreign languages. Many had anime characters but one that caught my eye has photo manipulations. Unfortunately I did not bookmark the page but took a quick glance at the address. Apparently not close enough because I can't locate the page.

The address was something like 'maxspad.blogspot.com' or ... err... I'm embarrassed to type this address in... 'maxipad.blogspot.com'. Neither of the addresses were valid so I'm thinking it was either taken off for content or I'm completely off base as to what the URL was.

Why a desperate search for the blog? They were photo manipulations as mentioned above but photo manipulations of Playboy models with drawn in Star Trek uniforms. That was it. No text just photos. I had to do a double take at the uniforms and noticed immediately that many of the models did not have support and many were in compromising positions. It stuck me as funny and then oddly sad when I imagine a lone single guy, wtin interests in Star Trek and Playboy, spending his down time doing this.

I'm thinking of doing my own photo manipulations. Of what? Wait and see... wait and see...

Monday, March 21

Questions I must ask

Cricket in bag
Why do crickets come in a bag?

Why did Charlie Sheen leave Denise Richards?

Close up of Ollie
Why am I stuck at nine inches when I should be 12?

When will this reality tv phase stop?

Punch and a hot dog
Why is Punch mesmerized by hotdogs?

How is it that everyone I know voted for Kerry but Bush was still elected?

Man of steel
Is this really the Man of Steel?

Is Paris (pictured above) my mom?

Why do women flock to him?!??

Sunday, March 20

Cheering up a friend

I'm happy to report that my bestest friend, Paul has successfully recovered from surgery to reduce the size of his kidney stones. He's been in a lot of pain and endured shock wave lithotripsy Monday morning. He was in pain for two days straight after and is now almost at 100%. I go through this every day when I pass crickets!

Here's a song I dedicate to him:
If you're out on the road
Feeling lonely, and so cold
All you have to do is call my name
And I'll be there on the next train
Where you lead, I will follow
Anywhere that you tell me to
If you need, you need me to be with you
I will follow where you lead

Monday, March 14

The return of Nicky

Nicky has returned but with orange spots on her face and down her sides. The color is almost neon and she's FAT!

Either means she's carrying eggs or is preparing to carry eggs. Imagine 2-8 little Ollie clones running around!

Sunday, March 13

From Australia's Miss Wired

Miss Wired sent me a photo of a North Coast Skink from Northern South Wales in Australia. Don't know the name of the lizard (I'll call him 'Buddy' for now) but I appreciate seeing other lizards from downunder!

Tuesday, March 8


Had me laughing uncontrollably before bedtime.

iTunes confession

I've been buying from iTunes regularly now. The first few buys were to fill out missing parts of my CD collection, unfortunately now I'm buying questionable music. I feel that if I reveal them here, that there might be some sort of penance for buying them in the first place. Among the songs I bought include:

-Europe "The Final Countdown" (Only because it was featured in Fox's Arrested Development and the opening chords ring through my head.)
-Mr. Mister "Kyrie" (A BIG mistake... my memory fooled me into thinking this was a cool song at some point.)
-REO Speedwagon "Can't Fight this Feeling-Live" (This was really, REALLY an accident because I wanted the album version not the live. But I guess both versions don't justify why I bought this. )
-Ashlee Simpson "Pieces of Me" (I got lured into buying this because there was nothing else on MTV but the Ashlee Simpson show one weekend. She's such a fraud!)
-Meco "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Song" (... silence ... crickets chirping in the background...)
-Neil Norman "Godzilla" and "Monster Zero March" (Admittedly, these songs are better than the original but still embarrassing to own nonetheless.)

Thursday, March 3

Geico lizard envy!

The spokesman for Geico Insurance is a gecko lizard. He has no name but has been featured on quite a few commercials. It makes sense since gecko sounds like Geico so it wouldn't surprised me if they don't want to hire a leopard lizard like me. But the thing that took me off guard is that he has his own blog! His other commercials can be found here.

My best impersonation of that Geico lizard.