Sunday, May 20, 2012

Springtime, Limited Edition Candy, and the Guinea Pig Apocalypse

It's finally the May long weekend.  Time to kick back, read some novels, watch some anime and write more SF stories for myself too.  Re-watching that old James Bond movie, You Only Live Twice, that takes place in Japan.  This particular weekend means that you have a better than even chance of planting flowers and other delicate plants and not have a major freeze wipe them out in Canada (Vancouver and Victoria are exempt as usual from the nasty weather).  The daffodils and tulips are well into blooming and the other flowers are just starting to bud out. 
My apple tree is blossoming right now and is very pretty, good eating apples too - can't stand crabs as I don't make jams and stuff.  I was out walking the other day and other apples are blossoming too.

You clean off the BBQ and start grilling now too.  But don't forget to fill the old propane tank.  Grilled meat... yum. Chicken wings, lamb chops, steak...

The other day I was in the supermarket and saw many types of wonderful new and newish types of candies.  You don't always have to go to Japan to get it, even though they still do it the best!  Not all of these will be around in a year though.  The dessert gums were pretty good and there was an Apple Pie flavour too that was pretty darn good.

These chocolate bars were pretty good too.  With the orange Aero bar being particularly good along with the 2 musketeers truffle crisp.

Guinea Pig Apocalypse
This is far worse than the Zombie Apocalypse.  Not only are they cute, they are deadly.  Zombies are so in right now that I think I really don't like the genre.  High School of the Dead and Dawn of the Dead were entertaining, but I guess I can't take too much of a good thing.

You know it is bad when gun magazines start making issues titled "Zombie Nation"  What kind of survivalist is reading this stuff?  I know it's all in fun, but seriously?  The magazine was basically a gun / survivalist magazine with tips for surviving the zombie apocalypse.  There was an article like "Six Ways To Avoid the Bite" and stuff like that.  At least all the REAL gun ads for the AR-15 variants were good. 

So, to protest against zombies, I have enlisted my two cute guinea pigs to promote the Guinea Pig Apocalypse.  When fluffy piggies attack....  argghhhh..... get it off! --- get it off! Blam! Blam! Blam! There's thousands of them... Fall back --- we need to call in artillery on our position.  Fire mission.  Danger close!
We lost our camera man after this shot.
But seriously, here are my Guinea Pigs Ginger and Chelsea in a less hostile pose.  They don't like zombies either as it interferes with their grazing.

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