Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Nuit Blanche from Spy Films on Vimeo.

click to watch it bigger--it should be watched full screen.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Yesterday I went out in the bay with my octopus fisherman friend to find more babies to mate in my tank. We got two more males and a small female. It was a beautiful day and the water was crystal clear. Both the males were very large and as soon as I put them in the tank, they started fighting with my other male. I am hoping they will all be alive tomorrow... But really, I am worried for my poor little female.
On the way back to the Island, we saw 3 giant manta rays! I have never seen a manta ray that close, and each one had a wing span of at least 8 feet. They were stunning. And I think they were mating. It was magical.
When I begin to feel overwhelmed and wonder what I am doing here, I will think on that moment. It was a perfect day--drinking beer, snorkeling, enjoying Hawai'i.
I'll be moving out to Kaneohe soon, so hopefully, I will have more days like that.
Things have been extremely busy recently. I'm working with Les on the bamboo corals, taking two classes, doing microsatellite work in the lab on Coconut, moving to Coconut, feeding and caring for my octopods, and trying to stay sane. And, my bike is in the shop again! Ugh! I took it in today to fix the starter and I have to order a new part--more money... And it won't be ready for a week. In the meantime, I need to get to Coconut every other day... Get ready for two hour bus rides across the island--yay!
Maybe I'll have more drawings of creepy bus people for you.

In the meantime, here is a manta ray.