Friday, December 30, 2011

Julian and his jello shot

Here's Julian enjoying a slab a gelatin.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Playing in the dirt!

Blue Diamond MX Park

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sept 12, 2011- NJMP-Thunderbolt

I got go out for one session of fun this past weekend.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tundra playing

I found these videos on YouTube of Tundra playing... I wish I had more time in my day to just hang out and watch him more often.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tundra gets his seal!!

well... a paper mache one anyway. Thanks to NYC teachers participating in the Bronx Zoo's Teacher Professional Development program about Tigers and Other Predators.

The teachers made paper mache animals for our Snow Leopards, bears and tigers.

Here Tundra enjoys his seal, filled with some goodies.

meanwhile Pepino is whining about not getting more fish in the pool!

Sunday, July 31, 2011


I hope to write up some of my trip to Germany, for now I will just begin by posting photos.

July 1, 2011
on our way from Paris to Stuttgart.

July 2, 2011
Bus trip to the Rhineland...

“Niederwalddenkmal” or “Germania” monument

St. Hildegard


Rhine in Flames

July 3, 2011: not too sure

July 4, 2011

Basilika Ottobeuren

Schwabishes Bauernhofmuseum Illerbeuren

Muhle Katzbrui

Die Mindelburg

July 5, 2011- Basilika of St. Mang & Hohes Schloss in Füssen

Hohenschwangau & Schloß Neuschwanstein



July 6, 2011

July 7, 2011

Ulmer Münster

July 10, 2011

Michelle rides the Nurburgring Nordschleife from Terry Ciancio on Vimeo.

Nürnberg Zoo

July 11, 2011

Kellers of Weissenstadt


Hofgarten Eremitage

July 13, 2011


Monday, June 20, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Fishtail: Loudon, NHMS: May 16, 2011

So I won a Fishtail trackday raffle at last year's DESMO Holiday Party, which I used on Monday, May 16, 2011 at Loudon.  I paid for Terry to join in the fun.  We headed up to New Hampshire on Sunday, driving though lots of rain.  Forecast didn't look good so I brought my SV650 with me, figuring it had better tires for the wet and I didn't want to risk it with the Ninja, besides I figured if I brought the SV, it probably wouldn't rain.  Well my logic held, as we lucked out and it only barely misted a few short times during the trackday!
I had a great time ripping it up with my new found confidence acquired from the California Superbike School day the week prior.

Here are some photos from Mark J Snyder aka



Terry's new paint.

Terry ran out of time to get his track plastics painted, so he decided to let me spray paint them, and asked for my urban camo special. Here he is putting his plastics back on the bike, in the hotel parking lot.... the night before our California Superbike School day (May 9, 2011).

 kitty with attitude... guess he doesn't approve.

 Terry's new (to him) van.. our new trackday transporter. 

I think I did a pretty good job with the paint. 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Introducing a new addition to the family: La Guapa

So a former co-worker left the Bronx Zoo for a new position at Santa Barbara..... and I have now adopted his Blue Tegu.  I was told he thought the tegu was a male and I named him "El Guapo"... but now I'm convinced he's a she, so her new name is La Guapa.  

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Josie enjoying a rawhide stick.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011