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24 July 2014 @ 08:23 am
Birthday gifts  
Things are going pretty well. I got so many nice things for my birthday this year. Check out the haul.

You can read what everything is here http://fav.me/d7r9cwf

This is a gift from Suzi of Influenza or The Flu. I was so happy about this silly thing. My first plush Giant Microbe and now I want to collect so many of them. But I think this will always be my fave because of the simple but adorable shape. I wonder if the museum I worked at carries them. I got an answering machine when I called and didn't want to leave a message. I may try again some other time or if we're in the area just go to the store. I prefer to buy things locally sometimes and this is one case where I'd like that so I can hold and see them for myself.

And Chris got me the GoPro Hero 3+ Black. I didn't like it at first because of the stupid fish bowl effect. But there's nothing that can be done about it. It's the lens. I noticed how round it was. I find it funny this camera is so geared to the SP personality type. It does give you a very wide field of view to capture the whole experience. I may be able to get rid of that effect in Sony. I need to look into it. But the quality of the images makes up for that. And the accessories you can buy for this are just so darn cool. I love that aspect. It's like having an action figure and buying more guns and vehicles for him. Chris bought me the floaty back door so it won't sink. I'm waiting for the head strap so you can get a first person of what I'm doing. Some of the things I want to do are film my feeding routine of all my birds. And well there a bunch more things I want to get for my camera.

Yesterday we drove around with it on the dashboard and filmed out trips. I also want to film timelapse of my nepenthes. I just need to figure out how to keep it powered for days. This will be awesome on our trip. And I hope that by this Friday I can have the whole thing paid off. I need to start saving after that and rebuild my funds.

I really need to post the next chapters of No Longer One. Perhaps today I can do that.
Oh and I got Rio 2. I did not like it. I must write a review for it here.
Current Mood: geekygeeky
actipton80actipton80 on July 24th, 2014 03:47 pm (UTC)
That plush virus is so cute. I know that Discovery Place has giant microbes because we played with them in the store. I wouldn't be surprised if your museum had them too.

I'd heard Rio 2 wasn't as good as the first one. I love the first one, but I'm not really interested in seeing the second one.

Desthagirion on July 24th, 2014 06:45 pm (UTC)
I love its shape. The store at Discovery Place is the coolest science store I have seen. I hope MOSI does carry some of them.

You're not missing anything in Rio 2. It just annoyed me. The first one was very good. This one kind of messed up everything that had happened in it.
earthmother45earthmother45 on July 24th, 2014 07:56 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday! Looks like you got some really nice things. My grandson, Josh, who just left for Japan, got a GoPro Moto Black before he left. One of the things he'll be doing while over there is taking classes, etc. in scuba diving and wanted an underwater action camera. I haven't gotten any reports yet on how he likes it.
Des: George Smiththagirion on July 25th, 2014 11:42 am (UTC)
Thanks. I've never heard of the moto version before. But these are great for diving. I have seen some lovely videos taken with them. I'm looking forward to using it on our trip.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on July 25th, 2014 08:39 am (UTC)
What cool presents you got this year. All things you love. Your gifters all knew you well.

I love that raven and the flu microbe. Of course, your camera is the biggest present! I am looking forward to your bird feeding regime and time lapses.

I also look forward to your next chapter!
Des: George Grinsthagirion on July 25th, 2014 11:44 am (UTC)
Yes I'm very happy with everything.
The raven and the microbe are really neat. I love them. I'm having fun with the camera already. Wish my budgie wasn't afraid of it. She loves my other cameras though.

Oh good glad you're looking forward to my next chapter. I think I can put it up today.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on July 26th, 2014 06:23 am (UTC)
I saw that you put it up. I'll read it later.
gamma_wingsgamma_wings on July 28th, 2014 12:37 am (UTC)
Cool gifts! You know that I love the microbe one. ;P
Des: Peep Heartthagirion on July 28th, 2014 05:08 pm (UTC)
Yes these were so nice. Yep. I love that cute microbe. I play with it everyday.