Des (thagirion) wrote,

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.
Tags: bird watching, sick
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