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Some of the best advice I ever got from a co-worker (at my real job) was  “Never apologize for doing your job…if you screw up sure apologize but do not apologize for something you were suppose to do.”  I pretty much have taken that to heart…which is easier said than done when you work in customer service/technical support like I do.  However I am going to apologize to you because I feel that I haven’t been doing a very good job here.  I feel my blogging has been incredibly uninspired…and dare I say forced.  And frankly I blame that on me- as I have been uninspired.  I do not know why or what is up with it…I just basically pretty much am forcing myself to blog because otherwise? I wouldn’t update but once a week…and that is NOT me…nor is it badgroove.com.  Maybe I am being too hard on myself as I have a huge tendency towards self-depreciation…but yeah…stick with me ok? It’ll come back.  The mojo, inspiration, muse, whatever you call it. Trust me it just isn’t here that is suffering from this lack-o-inspiration so it’s got to come home and soon.

In a desperate attempt to get some of the inspiration back I took a little road trip on Sunday since the race was on Saturday…I ended up at the zoo without meaning to.  I mean..by the time I got there I meant to be there but when I left the house in the morning I didn’t intend to be at the zoo. My dad and I love to go on “photo” outings…cameras in tow and my mom will often come for the ride.  Usually my dad drives and thus he picks where we go.  This time my parents and I had taken off with cameras in tote (five cameras between three people NOT including cell phone cameras) and since I was driving this time- I decided to head north on Highway 1 since we usually head south.  One thing lead to another and we ended up at the SF Zoo (ok basically my dad begged me to take him to the zoo).  Now I LOVE zoos. LOVE THEM!!!  Unfortunately the SF Zoo isn’t the best of Zoos but still I got some ok shots:

Baby Giraffe. Photo By Me

Gorilla. Photo by Me!

Lion resting in the shade. Photo by me

Swimming Penguin Photo By Me

I also took some flower pictures at the zoo:

Ruby Pinchshion Photo By Me

Some sort of purple flower. Photo by me.

On the way home we stopped to snap a few shots of the Point Pigeon lighthouse:

Point Pigeon Lighthouse Photo by me.

Point Pigeon Lighthouse Photo by me

And also on the way how we stopped and took some pictures of people kite boarding:

Kite Boarder getting some air on the pacific. Photo by me.

You can see the best of my pictures from Saturday’s adventures in my SF Zoo and NorCal Coast Flickr set.

So yesterday morning I was driving into work- and it’s hard to describe the area- because its an odd area. It use to be a military base that was closed for many years.  Then it turned into a University, but there is still military housing, a PX and a gas station that civilians can’t use and other military presence.  Anyway- I was driving through a wooded part of the area yesterday morning when I caught site of a deer walking across the road ahead of me. Luckily the driver in front of me saw him too (he was a young forked horn) and we stopped to let him saunter across the road.

The problem is that I am stopped in the middle of the road on a blind turn that is also a slight elevation changeto that makes it even more blind…and its prime commute hours and people who drive through this area are notorious speeders.  I was worried while letting this guy cross the road I was going to get rear ended at 40 mph so to make myself more visible I put on my emergency flashers (which of course made the deer stop to take a look at the pretty flashing lights and thus we had to wait for him even longer).  Sure enough a car came bolting down and around the corner. Luckily either my emergency lights did the trick or she saw me anyway because she slowed down and stopped while “Mr. Fascinated By The Blinky lights” decided to trot off into the brush.

The idea of hitting a deer petrifies me (ok honestly- the idea of hitting ANYTHING petrifies me- including the kamikaze ground squirrels we have around here). I have come close a couple of times actually with the deer (once with a coyote, once with a fox, twice with wild turkeys, nearly daily with the kamikaze squirrels). Anyway it was suggested to me to get deer whistles for my car. My dad says not to- that in his experience they actually attract the deer more than scare them. Any one have any thoughts?