I have seriously been so busy with the new ducklings and chicks, the yard, the veggie gardens, the house reno's etc. that I pretty well forgot I even had a blog. I've also got another photo show coming up next month that I'm prepping for...I'm exhausted right now.
I haven't taken any very good shots of the new birds yet, but my plan is to do that this week and share. Nobody can resist little ducklings and chicks, right?
OK not really a surprise. You've probably noticed I've not been posting much here. Anyway, been super busy with our property, I'll have a few things to share with you by Monday. Oh the excitement, try to control yourselves!
Seriously, it's been just over a month, and I'm ready for somewhere warm and sandy again. This weather sucks, drastic temperature changes mean huge migraines for me, actually have a lingering one right now.
I really crave a return to simplicity, a world where I don't know what every single person I've ever known is doing every second of every day. A world where everyone from the age of 18 months up has their face shoved into some sort of device (and the sick perfection of the "I" being a key part of the name of these devices isn't lost on me). So many of us can't write a full sentence or take the extra few seconds to use all applicable vowels. It's pathetic really.
I kinda love this infographic things. This one is super interesting, especially for someone like me who is:
a. pretty much blind without my glasses or contacts and
b. kind of a geek for sciency (yes, I said sciency) stuff. Color blindness is a pretty funny thing too.
Via: eyeglasses online
I never wanted this to feel forced, so until it doesn't (if it doesn't) I'm not going to go out of my way to blog. It's not like it's a job or even anything very important. It's sort of ridiculous that it's been going on even this long!
It's almost St. Patrick's Day and this year I decided to be less of a scrooge (is that only a Christmas thing? What do you call someone who doesn't bother with St. Patrick's Day?) and get into the spirit of things and throw a party. Found this and think I'll make some of the drinks on , The Tropical Irish Holiday sounds good and I have a TON of rum from Cuba to use (seriously, we came back with NINE bottles!)
DO NOT want to do the green beer thing though, ugh, green chemicals and teeth stains!
Cuba turned out to be quite different than I thought it would be. For one, the old American cars that everyone hears about are almost all taxis now. Besides those, most people seem to walk, hitchhike, ride the bus or a scooter or drive a Russian, Korean or French car from the 90's.
In places like Havana, tourism is king. It's very difficult to take a photo without being asked to pay for the opportunity, whether it's one of the cars, or the people who dress up super stereotypically to try to give you the "real Cuba experience" which in effect then becomes a Disney style experience. Because we went to Havana with a tour group, we only saw the most touristy areas which were packed and made taking photos not full of camera toting vacationers nearly impossible.
I managed to score a few though.
The city is very beautiful architecturally and there is so much to look at, much more than I got to see, I'm sure.
You could see that the people in general take a lot of pride in what they have, even if what they have might not be much by our usual standards.
So we flew back early this morning (got home at 4 am actually!) from Cuba and loved it. I have a lot to say and share about this trip, just need a good nap and to organize my photos and then I can begin. Being in Cuba was a lot different than I thought it would be.
A couple of days ago I bought a treadmill. YES, a treadmill. I'm pretty excited actually, I like using the treadmill and don't find it difficult to spend an hour a day walking and running on it. I'm hoping it will finally get my soft ass into shape. Fingers crossed! Scored a great deal on it too, store had a sale, $1100 originally, got it for $580.
In exactly 2 weeks, I will be spending my first full day in Cuba. Still nervous about the flight but looking forward to the heat and leaving behind the winter coat!
Many young people take a trip out to Las Vegas either as part of crossing off a part of their bucket list or as a fun getaway with friends. There is a lot to see and do in Vegas and walking everywhere is not always the safest form of transportation. As such, here are a few options for getting around Las Vegas. Taxi One of the more common forms of transportation from one place to another by tourists is also one of the more expensive. If you go outside of any casino in Vegas, you will see a line of taxi cabs waiting for visitors and if you don't, all you need to do is have a casino host or porter hail one for you. If you choose taxi's, realize that you are going to pay a premium over other forms of transportation. However, there is one advantage to taxi's and that is that they are available 24-7. If while out checking out the nightlife in Las Vegas you find that you have had a little too much to drink, you can always find a cab to get you home safe. Las Vegas Transit System The Las Vegas Transit System is another option for you to get around Vegas if you are not in a big hurry to get to your destination. Busses run a couple of times an hour and will run to many of the major spots in the city. The plus to the bus is that you will travel pretty cheap. The downside is that it is public transportation, and comes with all the risks of typical public transit. Also, if traffic is bad on the strip, you will be stuck a while. Casino Shuttle Some casinos offer shuttles for getting around Vegas depending on your destination. Some will only take you to specific casinos that they are affiliate with and others will take you to a set number of locations. Your casino host will be able to tell you about what shuttle service they provide. If you are going somewhere near a casino serviced by a shuttle, this could be a quick and free mode of transportation. Renting a Car The last option for getting around Vegas is going out and renting a car for your stay. With your own vehicle, you have a lot more control over where you go, but at the same time you have the extra costs involved, including parking, tips, insurance, etc. Depending on when you are going to Vegas, sometimes you can find good rates online or even bid on your vehicle on a site like Priceline. Also, you can also take trips to other parts of Vegas or locations outside of Vegas not easily or cheaply reached by other modes of travel. These destinations include Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon, Mt. Charleston, and more.
WHAT the eff? I've never bothered to watch Tommy until this morning when it happened to be on TV. Do NOT ever make me watch this mess again. Ever. Seriously, we will not be friends if you try to make me see this again. Roger Daltry immediately made me want to punch him in the face and it all goes downhill from there.
Wow, I have really neglected the blog. I feel like I need to recharge before I can really get into it again, I feel that over the past year as my life fell into place the blog itself just became really...boring. It's not that I have nothing going on or nothing interesting to say, I just don't know if it's anything YOU would find intriguing.
Anyway, I'm going to get some new photos worked on and will be posting soon. I hope you come back and take a look.