Pictorial

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Over Christmas my parents gave me my mom’s old camera. My old camera is awesome and I still use it quite a bit, but hers was much smaller and skinnier than mine allowing me to slip it in a pocket or my purse. So this morning I took it along on my morning walk with Bleys to document some of the neat-o wildlife I see around here. This morning we saw…

A great Egret and what I thought were some white ibises but they don’t have any black on the wing tips*. Also a great blue heron hiding at a bend in the canal. There also about a ba-gillion tennis balls in the water because a little upstream along this canal is a tennis center.
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An female anhinga (cousin to the cormorant) also known as the darter or snake bird. It was drying it’s feathers presumably after a dive this morning. The second picture is a little grainy because I was using the enhanced zoom on the camera. I was trying to show what the anhinga was perched on. It is a canadian goose decoy that people put out in the water to discourage ducks from hanging around.
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Also recently, some cool art has been installed along Sportplex Drive. Two sweet metal sculptures have appeared near a school crossing.
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And last buy not least I was walking along and suddenly it was like being in Animal Crossing. There was this little tiny palm tree that looks just like when you plant one in the game and it isn’t full grown yet.
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*Update: They are, in fact, White Ibises.

Checkup

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P.W. and I ended up going to the vet today. I called to make an appointment for the vet to listen to his heart murmur (just a recheck nothing big) and they had an opening today. Bonus. We went in and the vet took a listen. He listened for a very long time and then told me he couldn’t really hear the murmur. Woot! The damage to the valves is still there and he will still have to be monitored for the rest of his life and eventually go on meds, but for now…it sounds good.

Smooth

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Jason, the party house gauntlet has been thrown.

Marketing

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Do you have a hard time waking up in the morning? Is it too easy to just hit snooze one more time? Well, check out Clocky!

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The answer to your *ahem* dreams. Hit snooze once? No problem. Hit it twice? Clocky will jump off your bed stand (up to 2 feet) and go find someplace to hide, beeping and flashing all the while.

I find this highly amusing, thanks Dad.

Better than the alternative

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Here is a product I haven’t seen before but might come in handy in the winter here in Florida, all the time up in Michigan. My only concern would be if it added wear and tear to the wetsuit? After diving here in February it’s definitely something to think about.

Crafts from way back

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My dad sent me a picture of the shirt that I embroidered for him. I couldn’t post it earlier because it was for Christmas and I didn’t want to ruin the suprise.
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And here is a close up of the embroidery. The lighting on this one is wierd.
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Delay

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It’s been a while since I posted last so I have a few drawings I’ve completed.

Daisy
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Goofy
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Pluto
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Uni-tasker

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While I was home for the holidays I had a poached egg on toast made with my mom’s neato poached egg pan similar to this one. I really enjoyed this and was thinking about getting one for myself. While looking for one I found one of the most ridiculous kitchen items ever, not only is it completely unnecessary, it looks silly. I mean, can you imagine having that sitting on your counter?

I have to admit though, I’ve thought about getting rice cooker, because I seem to be really good at messing up rice. You’d think it would be simple to cook up a pot of rice…you’d be wrong!

Tough

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Last night and tonight I drew Donald Duck. He turned out alright although the full body one is sort of wonky.

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Vlog Entry #1

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Anne challenged me to create a video blog, so here it is. It is mostly me not having anything to say and being technology challenged.

I forgot how much I don’t like the sound of my own voice.