Archive | February 2013

Bald Eagles in Kansas

As a follow up to my other post on Bald Eagle hunting , I went out the other day and captured some more shots. I’m very glad I did as I noticed the eaglets are out of the nests which means they will off for northern territories soon. I have enjoyed wandering around my neck of the woods and seeing so many. I will miss them.

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Bald Eagle Hunting

Ok, “hunting” may not be the most correct word to use here, but that’s basically what I’m doing except my ammo of choice is film. I’m an avid shutterbug, as most people that know me can attest. So when I found out that Bald Eagles migrate in to the town I’m currently relocated in – thanks US Army – I researched a bit then grabbed my Canon EOS Rebel T3i and hit the trails.

The following are my results. Each day I went got better and better. Even tho being displaced from my hometown by the Army, getting to snap some shots of wild Bald Eagles has turned out to be quite the exhilarating perk! Hope you enjoy!

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House of Cards – Worth a Binge Watch

House of Cards

You can watch House of Cards instantly on Netflix

Netflix has been all over the media lately proclaiming their newest shtick – original programming. My first thought was “I hope its much better than their mostly third rate movie offerings”. I usually only turn on streaming Netflix when I’m bored because there is absolutely nothing on cable.

So when I caught Kevin Spacey on CNN’s Wolf Blitzer discussing his new feature on Netflix, I was intrigued. I really love Kevin Spacey’s acting talent so I flipped on Netflix to see if I could find it.

House of Cards is a 13 episodic mini series offering available on Netflix now. The story line isn’t the epitome of originality, but its very well written. The political drama is witty, surprising, and devilishly revealing. My favorite bits are when Spacey talks directly to the camera to divulge to us, in a candidly personal fashion, his cleverly evil motives & insight.

Robyn Wright’s character is hard to read & I’m hoping that’s on purpose. She is brilliant, as usual. The relationship between her character and Spacey’s leaves a moral rube like myself gasping, “wow” in disbelief at times but then I think it makes sense. Power corrupts on all levels.

All in all, delusional bumpkin as I am, this series its completely entertaining, enlightening, and a MUST SEE! Well done, Netflix. If this is the kind of original programming we can expect, I’m all in. Unless you raise your rates again. I don’t think that less than 1% of original stuff justifies another increase.

 

My Android Addiction

I have to say that after having an Android phone, I don’t know how I ever lived without one. I love this thing! I didn’t think I would at first. I mean, who actually needs all that on a phone. The answer is ME!

I recently had to deal with a bout of the Tummy Flu and was bunkered down in bed for a few days and my apps SAVED THE DAYs! I hit the Google Play store in one of my more lucid moments and quickly got some things to keep me occupied during my down time. There are a few I am just completely addicted to.

Words with FriendsWords with Friends goes without saying! I usually have 5 different games going with each person and I have never tired of this game. I’m a Scrabble junkie. LOL It has always been my favorite board game and now, with 21st century technology, I can Scrabble my ass off all day, all the time!

I absolutely LOVE Bejeweled. It is a mindless fast action puzzle game that helps me just relax Jewels Maze 2my brain in an entertaining way. I got hooked on it when I used to work. Too many things going on at once, so I popped over to Pop Games and decided to give it a try. I always purchased the boxed version and installed on my PC and then my phone, but an even BETTER version of this game can be found in the FREE APP Jewels Maze II

Pinterest app

There is also a Pinterest app. I don’t think I need to go into telling you how THRILLED I am at using that while following Hubz around the tool store or Cabela’s. Ugh…

So what did I download that was new and addicting?

Prize ClawPrize Claw. This app is visually appealing and brings to your phone/tablet all the fun that is the prize claw machine. They have added a few extras to make it interesting addicting: Missions, coins, options to purchase new and better claws w/ your coins, gems that are like power-ups, and another built-in machine just in case you didn’t get enough on the first machine. I truly love this game. The prizes are cute and there is a wee bit of challenge to it at times. The only thing I do not like about this game is the nag screen to buy (with real money) coins. But, it doesn’t pop up until you are out of grabs so its not enough to get my BP up.

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There are a few apps I keep on my phone just because I’m around lil kiddoes every so often and these keep them mesmerized for awhile.

Perfect piano

Perfect Piano – Just keep the volume down on this one but the kids love it!








Doodle Draw

Doodle Toy!™ – Lots of settings and neon and presets. I’ve found myself spending some time on this app myself. LOL