Hello everyone! Thank you and welcome to "The Almost Grand Opening!" - the "real" Grand Opening will be on September 3rd, 2008 but I want to welcome you to drop by and look around.
This is where I live with my new friends, Shawn and Lesa. I'm really enjoying getting to know them and we are having a lot of fun. Turns out, we like the same things - traveling and food!
I hang out a lot more with Shawn - Lesa is busy writing a book about Photoshop. I don't quite understand it (what is a "book"?) but she seems trapped in the house a lot. :(
Shawn and I ride around a lot on one of these - I absolutely love the feeling of the wind blowing through my feathers!
I've never been on anything like it before and I wish my flippers reached the controls - I bet I could handle one of these things. But maybe I should start out a little smaller.
As we were out riding last week, we met some of the Scooter Divas - 4 delightful women riding their own rides on scooters!
There are a lot more pictures on my Flickr feed - bookmark it and this page to keep up with all I'm going to be doing the next few months!
Raini's punchline was "I did take him to the zoo. Now I'm taking him to the beach!"
My name is Napoleon (my friends call me "Nappy") and I am an Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). I've somehow managed to make friends with two very nice humans - Shawn and Lesa - who are very kind to me and are going to let me indulge in my wanderlust.
You see, being a penguin, while glorious, does have its disadvantages. The main one being travel.
Oh sure, we can walk all over Antarctica and swim in the sea but, we can't visit Paris. Or Los Angeles. Or the Mediterranean. So, if you're a penguin like me (and I assume you are otherwise, why would you bother reading this?) and have an urge to get out and see the world, being flightless and living at the bottom of the planet presents sometimes insurmountable challenges.
I say "sometimes" because I have managed to leave my homeland (I won't say "escaped" because I love Antarctica!) and will be traveling as much of the world as my flightless wings and tiny feet can take me!
This promises to be quite an adventure - certainly for me but I also hope you, my fellow penguins, will join me virtually. Who knows - maybe I'll get to meet some of you in the Real World.