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09 February 2018 @ 08:58 am
Sick but having a great time  
Been a while since I've updated but have quite a bit to say. Things have been going quite well. Last Weds I found this lake in Lakeland that has tons of birds and at last got my white pelicans. I got tons of pics and videos I have to sort and upload eventually. I was so happy to finally see these giant birds up close. But they can swim faster than I can run so I wasn't able to keep up wih them the whole time. I walked opposite of the circle they were making. I got to see three different swans. Mute swans, black swans and black headed white swans. Don't know the actual species names of those or if they're variants of the mute swan. I did see a dilute black swan. That was neat. He was grey. I picked up two new lifers at this lake too. Lesser scaup and Northern Shoveler. Unfortunately I was't feeling well. I woke up with a sore throat and have been in bed since then. Chris and I gamed and watched stuff. We're watching bother seasons of Travelers over again. Yesterday I was in bed all day and just watched shows on netflix. OH we watched Cars 3. I liked it. Not as good as the first one but I enjoyed it. I have no desire to see the second one as I know it was so bad. The only thing you need to know from the second one was that Doc died. A stupid move really which shows me that movie was screwed up from the start. This third movie did copy some of the stuff from the first. I hate it when they do that trying to still reap rewards from the original formula. No you have to do all new things with some ties to the original to make things good.

So today I'm still going to take it easy. My throat still hurts and it's hard to talk. I've downloaded google translate on my phone and LOVE this app. I hope they never screw with it in an update. It as a talk feature which is perfect for when I'm sick. I just type what I want to say and push the speaker button. Then it says it for me. Gosh we're living in the future. In my story Innocence Lost I had a think that when Cope would lose his voice he would type on his small laptop and it would talk for him. It was so futuristic and now that technology is here. I love it and I don't. I love it because I always wanted that for myself and now have it. But my story is no longer sci fi and out there in that part of it. I think I need to put that on my tablet though because I hate the text pad. I hate texting. Only my table I have a real keyboard where I can type almost full speed that I do on a real keyboard. So I hope to post my pics soon on flickr but now while I'm sick as the tablet is not as good as a real computer. That reminds me. I had mentioned to Chris one thing I loved about monster truck shows was when the trucks would jump the stadium would like up like a galaxy full of flashes. So pretty and sparkly. Well no more because everyone was using stupid cellphones for cameras. Chris and I were the only ones with real cameras and probably the only ones that got quality close ups like the official news crews do. I'm proud of us. The guys sitting behind us were definitely checking out our gear. We showed off. Chris zoomed into the driver's seat since he knew they were watching us. Haha.
actipton80actipton80 on February 9th, 2018 02:13 pm (UTC)
I saw Chris's pics of that lake. So many pretty birds.

Blah on being sick. I've had some stressful things going on lately and it's making me sick too.
Desthagirion on February 9th, 2018 02:21 pm (UTC)
I've seen his pics offline but haven't been on DA these past two days because I've been sick. But gosh I want to get better so I can go back out there on my own. That lake is amazing and want to see the winter birds before they all leave.

Oh no sorry to hear that. I hope things get better for you.
jokerforeverjokerforever on February 12th, 2018 04:46 am (UTC)
Yay white pelicans! They were nice to see on Chris's post, beautiful birds to say the least, as was the rest of the lake from what I could see, the aquatic vegetation seems so lush. Too bad the sore throat decided to strike but I'm glad you had a nice time overall.

As mentioned before you're definitely not missing anything from Cars 2, that was a complete car wreck, pardon the pun, in more ways than one. Doc's death didn't even phase me in the slightest since not only was I not too in to the 1st film but he also died off screen, not even a meaningful goodbye. I too don't particularly care for when sequels use some of the material from the original, new dilemma should be made to make sequels flow like sequels. That's one reason why I liked Toy Story 2, it knew it had to be a sequel first and as such it had to make a new plot and dilemma to flow like one.

Ha, that's actually pretty funny about how you say that your Innocence Lost story is not as out there anymore as far as Sci Fi goes. Just shows that the future is not as far away as we think. At any rate I'm glad you like the app, hopefully no pointless updates will come and ruin it, like it has for so many good apps.
Desthagirion on February 12th, 2018 02:27 pm (UTC)
It was a very nice day. I can't wait to go back and do it again. Yeah I'm still sick but getting better.

I have no doubt I didn't miss much. Everyone hates that movie. Well they copied the whole road trip with music thing which was so obvious they were trying to give it that Cars 1 feel and a few other angled shots like that that were unnecessary. The thing that was funny to me was that he went to Florida from Radiator Springs. That's supposed to be like California or Nevada area in the desert. Well the road trip was funny because they went through mountains and forests which means they had to go out of the way to the Appalacians to see that type of habitat. No hurry to get to the race is there haha. The Toy Stories were great because all 3 were so different and done right.

There are so many reasons why the future is here now. My poor story is outdated now as are many great sci fi shows an movies. People can't feel wonder at technology if they already own it too.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on February 12th, 2018 09:57 am (UTC)
I'm glad you got to see all those birds on that lake!

I'm sorry you're sick, though. Get better soon.

Funny. My grandson is watching Cars, and Old Flame's grandsons, too!
Desthagirion on February 12th, 2018 02:11 pm (UTC)
It was really fun. I'm better today and hope to get over this in a few days. I love the first movie and this third one was pretty good too.
kabuldurkabuldur on February 19th, 2018 12:09 pm (UTC)
You went to a cool place and saw some awesome birds :)

Glad you're feeling better. Been thinking of you!

Yes, the Cars movies are pretty popular. I've on seen #1 :)