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!

Monday, August 22

A year in pictures

My co-caretaker and landlord Paul Horn was nice enough to post this slideshow on his Web site. (Check out his funny comics!) There is a bit of a lag until the music starts. I recommend watching it a couple of times or pausing it at the beginning for a few seconds until the MP3 is loaded. It's well worth the wait. Enjoy!!

Ollie slideshow preview

Thanks to everyone for sending their wishes.

Thursday, August 18

Pop quiz: Which lizard is celebrating their Hatch Day today?


Uhh... definitely no.

Uh... that's a human trying to be a lizard so not even close.

Celebrating Ollie's Hatch Day
CORRECT! It's me. Today is officially my Hatch Day and I'm exactly one year old.

As a treat, here is one of my earliest baby photos (and also the most viewed).
Ollie baby

Thursday, August 11

The day in a life of a leopard lizard

Ollie activity
One of Ollie's extracurricular activities.

The life of a leopard lizard is easy and never really changes from day to day but here's a brief outline of an ordinary day for me:

6:30 a.m. Slowly wake myself from sleep. Usually have to dig myself from a dirt cave or ready made hide rock.
7 a.m. Lamp from above switches on. Finally light and heat.
7-9 a.m. Absorb heat. I do enjoy sunbathing.
9-9:30 a.m. Check the cricket stock on NYSE.
9:30-10 a.m. Potty time.
10 a.m. Crickets! Yum...
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Various activities. Pace the cage, dig numerous holes, carouse with other lizards, look out for Russell (shudder) and more sunbathing.
3-3:30 p.m. Afternoon nap
3:30-4 p.m. Attempt to reach the top of the cage by jumping
4-5 p.m. Watch the sun as I prepare myself for sleep
5 p.m.-morning Zzzzz....

Friday, August 5

Favorite things for the month of August

I've been posting a lot about myself and sickness in the lizard family and not enough fun stuff. August should be fun. So here goes a quick list of things that makes my little lizard brain want to explode.

-This video. It's videos like this that make me like a song almost immediately plus the choreography work is amazing if not hilarious. It's only second runner up to the dancing sequence to "Jaan Pechaan Ho" (an extra on the Ghost World DVD).

-I wonder if this sheep runs any faster.

-You too can make your very own David Hasselhoff paper airplane.