Sanjay Upadhyay of Bangalore, India, took this photo of Ashes the chimpanzee that’s in November 2009 National Geographic:
Ashes the chimpanzee was born fuzzy but later lost all his hair. Visiting the Mysore Zoo, Upadhyay came across the naked animal. “He was sitting alone and looked sad,” recalls Upadhyay, who works for a software company.
I am amazed. The lats and delts on Ashes as well as the trapezius. The forearms. The shin. It is pretty amazing, don’t you think? The only real difference is the opposable big toe.
Responded to a call of too few volunteers on the Monday-after-July-four — as did many people — and helped out on a morning shift at Miriam’s Kitchen. Such a different experience.
While I am not a morning person, getting up at 5AM to make it to Miriam’s by 5:45 is really no hardship. Lots of sous-chefs and lots of hands-on-deck and tons of cool people. That said, I am all about my afternoons at Miriam’s Kitchen serving dinner and doing the morning prep and clean-up.