Grant´s golden mole  (Eremitalpa granti)

Grant’s golden mole is a golden mole species. Like all other golden moles the build of these animals is similar to the moles, though they are not related, and is adapted to a life of digging. The front extremities are remodeled to digging claws; in contrast to most other species of its family they have three claws each. The tail is physically not visible, there are no auricles, the eyes are covered with fur, and the mouth is bearing a leather-like pad, which also serves for digging. With a length of 7.5 to 9 cm and a weight of 15 to 25 g it is the smallest member of its species. Grant’s golden mole lives on the western coast of South Africa and in south western Namibia. Its natural habitat is dry areas, mostly sandy deserts. In contrast to many other golden moles, Grant’s golden mole rarely builds lasting tunnels. It “swims” through the sand just under or on the surface while searching for food. It is mainly a nocturnal animal, resting by day in small caves beneath sheltering plants. It is a solitary animal, with stomping grounds averaging 4.6 ha.Besides termites and other invertebrates, its diet consists of reptiles such as skinks. Grant’s golden mole is listed as near threatened (NT) by the IUCN.

photo credits: namibian


Southern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis grantiby Arjan Haverkamp

With relatively falls, I can see some things being swapped, like Ford in sweater town. I also can see Stan having a manliness crisis after Ford making a comment about their dad thinking some of the crafts he does with Granty are girly. And idk, I kinda replaced the Baba songs with a can of glitter in my head, like Stan calls them tiny stars and just adores them, and maybe bugging Ford with them is why Ford brings up their dad. And he learns it’s perfectly manly to stand up for yourself and your interests.

Plus it totally sets it up to have Stanley love Dipper’s birthmark because it’s like permanent “little stars”.

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Prince - Live On Saturday Night Live (2014)

“It was my first experience with social media and kind of reaching out with fans back and forth like that. And they hated me. Hated me. Because they hated the character, and they hated what the character was doing. So I had to deal with that. I tried to get them past the character - it’s not me! - but they were not listening to me at all, it was so difficult, the fans were insane, and it was a real shock for me. But looking back on it now, I think it was the best first job I could have had, for so many reasons. I’m actually really glad I had that experience before The Flash. I definitely appreciate it when people enjoy my work and say nice things, but I also can read negative things now and not be bothered. Because I love what I’m doing, and I focus on that. And you know, in another way, I think Glee also helped to humble me a little bit. It was just such a grand-scale thing, and there were these actors my age who had become big stars on that show, and suddenly I was working with them. So to be such a small part of something that was such a grand-scale show, it kind of humbled me going forward with everything, I think.”

Ptilopsis grant - Namutoni | ©alapi973   (Namutoni, Etosha, Namibia)

Common names: White-faced scops-owl, Southern White-faced owl, Petit-duc de Grant, Autillo de Cara Blanca [1].

Ptilopsis granti (Strigiformes - Strigidae) is a relatively large scops owl with a distinctive white face, large orange-red eyes, long ear-tufts and dark-streaked pale greyish plumage. Length 22-24cm; wing length 191-206mm; tail length 88-100mm.

The species occurs in Africa, from southern Uganda and southern Kenya south to the Congo, Angola, Namibia and to the northern Cape Province and Natal [2].

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Guitar shopping this week in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - a suburb of Toronto and Canada’s 6th largest city (by population…).  These goodies were found at the Mississauga Long & McQuade store:

  1. Four fabulous Firebirds
  2. 1975 P-Bass (reasonably priced at ~$1700 CAD), but weighs at least 10 lbs!
  3. 1978 P-Bass close up
  4. I was in Windsor, Ontario (across the River from Detroit Michigan) last week and this old steam locomotive was so awesome!
  5. Custom Shop ES-Les Paul (see the f-holes!)
  6. Gold sparkle PRS Starla - on of two ordered for Donna Grantis, who used to teach guitar at this locations.  She took the one with the black pickguard and left this one behind.  See below for a taste of Donna’s playing.
  7. One of the last new “Select” Teles we are going to see - they have been discontinued.
  8.   I love this Les Paul with the thickness of an SG!
  9. Still surprisingly heavy though considering how thin it is!  

Donna is on the left (NOT playing a gold sparkle Starla though…) 

I totally get goosebumps at 2:42!  :D


Thursday Night Guitar Shopping this week yielded several AWESOME deals on some very interesting used instruments.  But lets forego the “deals” and instead focus on the beauty…

Here is some of the beauty for sale at the Long & McQuade store in Mississauga (Toronto, Canada) this week:

  1. ES-195.  Beautiful!
  2. Two “Select” Telecasters.  Beautiful!
  3. Gold sparkle Starla.  Extra beautiful!
  4. Off on your way, hit the open road / There is magic at your fingers / For the Spirit ever lingers / Undemanding contact in your happy solitude.  BEAUTIFUL!
  5. That colour…that top…BEAUTIFUL!!!
  6. Les Paul Standard VOS.  Dusty.  But BEAUTIFUL! 
  7. That top…how shall I describe it?  I know:  beautiful!!
  8. Now THIS is truly spectacular.  VOS ES-175 single pickup.  almost 5000 bucks…but (you guessed it)… BEAUTIFUL!