Thursday, July 25, 2013

Hummingbirds

 
I've been learning to use my camera (that I've owned for a year now).  I've been using the hummingbirds to practice.  
 

This one's not so great, a little blurry.


This one's blurry too, but I like it. 


This one is nice and clear.  She was checking me out.

 

I like this one too.


This one isn't the greatest, but I like how it shows the iridescence on her back.


This is one of my favorites.  Close and clear.  I like how you can see the individual feathers on her head.



Another in flight.
 


Finally, a picture of one of the males.  They rarely show let alone give me the chance to snap a good picture.

 
 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Conjuring


No Spoilers





I have a love/hate relationship with scary movies. I love them because it gets the adrenaline pumping and I love seeing other people's reactions to the scary parts.  I hate them because nothing scares me.  The boo moments, as I call them, don't make me jump.  The creepy parts aren't that creepy and blood and gore really doesn't do much for me.

The only horror movies that even do anything for me are the Japanese originals of some movies you may have seen the American remakes.  Two good examples are The Ring and The Grudge.  If you do your research, there's a bunch more.  There are also some that have not (that I know of) been remade.  Yes, you have to read subtitles but you get used to it very quickly.

Anyway, I digress.  I went to see this movie today with some friends.  The first 20 minutes are a little slow, but it was the usual set up for things to come.  I don't jump, I don't scream, I don't cuss, I don't put my hands over my eyes.  I jumped, I screamed, I cussed, I put my eyes over my eyes - twice.

If you like scary movies but are usually disappointed by most, GO SEE THIS MOVIE!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Flag Cake

 
I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th.  I was off but had to go in on the 5th.  Not a huge deal since we weren't busy and it was a chance to catch up on some stuff.
 
Anyway, I saw this cake on Pinterest and when I saw it I knew I just had to try and bring in for the skeleton crew that worked the 5th.  I even had doubters when I showed them I was going to make it.  Well, the cake itself was really easy.  It's a little time consuming just because of all the steps.  You can see the recipe here.  I think for the first time attempting this, I did good.  I have to admit, all the components are store bought but there's some additions that are unique.  At least to me. 
 
So here's how it turned out.  Everyone said it was really tasty.  Not too shabby!