Wednesday, February 17, 2010

frozen embryo

We did not make a snowman this year. Not-a-one. D1 used to make snow bumps in the backyard, and they were as cute as anything you've ever seen. I have an idea in mind of what a snowman should look like if I could build one. The problem is, that I do not usually have the time or energy. When it snows hard, I need to shovel the driveway around my work schedule, and I'm just too tuckered-out to do anything more with the snow after that. I wish there was some way to make a snowman without having to break my back shoveling.

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So here's what I did... I selected the best snowman and snowwoman from this area. (One might expect it to be difficult to find a snowwoman, but Mr. Snowman was willing to use an internet dating service, so it wasn't too bad.) They were introduced, and liked each other. I performed a marriage ceremony, and before they melted, they donated a frozen embryo. This is Junior, in the photo above.

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Looking again, I see that we are dealing with fraternal twins. Notice the runt near the upper-left corner. I think I'll call them Julius and Vincent.

12 comments:

imac said...

And I thought I was the only MAD blogger about.lol

Gaelyn said...

All work and no play makes Craver a dull guy.

BTW, I'll be checking those suitcases. Actually, I return the end of March via OHare. Guess I could drop you back off. ;-)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! I think IMAC is right, you are...well okay, maybe not mad, just a little crazy!! LOL!! Love the snowflak pic Craver. They are all so unique and beautiful.

See how kind Gaelyn is? She is willing to bring you with. :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Love your frozen embryo, Craver! You are so clever!

I have seen snow people in my area. I MUST take a photo of them some day soon.

Craver Vii said...

About what, Imac? (heh heh)

Ooh! How long is the O'Hare layover, Gaelyn?

Joan, your comment reminds me of my supervisor who likes to tell each of us (jokingly) that we are "special and unique... just like everyone else."

Ah yes, EG. I happen to be an expert in cryogenic microbiology, and I have a lab for reproductive research. Ain't it cool? (lol)

Or maybe, I couldn't figure out what to say with the snowflakes on the windshield.

mommanator said...

U are one sick pup! The kind I love! teehee

Chris said...

Fantastic macro picture!!!! What lens did you use??

Leeloo said...

Amazing!! This is what I looked like when I saw your picture:
O___O

lol. You're an awesome photographer!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Craver: What a neat shot and such a fun story.

Craver Vii said...

Mommanator: (bowing low) Why, thank you.

Lens Chris? I WISH I had a D-SLR, but I only have one camera. It is an ancient point and shoot. I use a Sony Mavica, and added a couple of macro filters (+2 & +4). It used to be that I could only shoot a macro from a foot away, but the filters let me get as close as two inches from the subject and still focus clearly. When I switch to "play" mode, I can zoom in on a photo that I am reviewing and take a second photo that is closer still.

That is so funny Leeloo! I think I made the same face when I saw the flakes amidst some frost on my windshield. You are too kind.

Thank you, Fishing Guy. Oh hey, is it time to buy this year's fishing license? I hope to do better than last year.

lime said...

artistic AND demented. what a great combination! thanks for the chuckle.

Carletta said...

I just saw your comment on my snowflakes and had to come see.
Wow!
Do I understand through your windshield?
So I'm wondering what kind of lens. I spent half a day trying to get what I got using macro filters.
Yours looks effortless. :)