Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Stream of Unconsciousness


NiceSky, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

I took this picture because I thought there was a nice sky and I like nice skies. Nice skies, generally, make for interesting pictures, don't you think?

You can call it peer pressure, you can call it "Carol is freezing her XXX off and has thrown fashion sense into the wind yet again" or you can call it what you will, but I have broken down and gotten a pair of Uggs. They are short chocolate brown ones, if you must know, and yes, I do, in fact, wear them out of the house. They are toasty warm. Not only do I enjoy a brown pair of "street" Ugg's, I also got some "fluffy pink" Ugg slippers. I just could not resist. So now, I'm completely Ugg-pathetic, wearing them both inside and out, when I'm "street walking" which is something I really don't do but, like, you get the idea.

I have recently taken on another odd fascination. I've become totally engrossed in bare trees. It's a lucky thing that it's almost "bare tree" season too, because, well, if it were mid-summer and this strange fascination hit me, I just don't know what I'd do. I'm oddly fascinated with bare trees and have taken up stalking them, hunting them down, browsing various 'hoods in search of, and the like. If you spot me with my head tilted, no, my neck hasn't "gone out" yet again, it's just me looking at trees (for some unknown reason or another.) Oddly enough, this year, my fascination for holiday lights has completely backfired. I have absolutely no desire to shoot any holiday lights-this is very unusual for me and can perhaps be best explained by stating that I'm in a more "natural" mood and want to get out into nature a bit more. First sign of a skunk and, I'm sure, that will change but, for now, there you have it.

Acura has introduced a new car, called the ZDX. It's outrageously expensive and, I thought upon first glance, quite ugly. But, alas, the more I look at it, the more I grow to like it. Sadly, the price is not coming down anytime soon. It clocks in at "way too rich for my blood" but still a girl can drool, can't she? Ok, I'll just come out and admit it, I think it's a very pretty replacement for my car (and leave it at that.)

Speaking of drooling, David Tennant's been on TV a lot lately. BBC America is playing the last of his Doctor Who episodes. I hate to say it, but I can barely bring myself to watch. I'm going to miss spending my Saturday nights almost watching him or, at least, trying to save him from the clutches of the evil TiVo boop, that's for sure.

While on the subject of TiVo, I found out the other day that my local VFW post is having issues with their TiVo. (Imagine that!) A little birdie told me that they have a TiVo and "it keeps recording crime dramas rather than the sporting events they keep programming into it." AH HA! So, that's how you get it to record Law and Order! Now all I have to do is figure out what one of the upcoming bowl games is called, program it in, stand back, and watch TiVo do it's thing. My luck, I'd get stuck actually watching football (bowl games do happen in football, yes? I have the sport right and all?)

In other, ahem, more relevant news, the good folks over at Lifepixel have come out with a new infrared filter. Called "Super Color Infrared" it appears to give amazing colors, for those who are into that sort of a thing. According to their website, "Provides for a super vibrant foliage and intensely colorful sky. With the red & blue channels swapped the foliage takes on a golden orange tone and sky a beautiful royal blue. The most surrealistic, color infrared filter available." Wow. What can I say about that? Gee, I wonder what would happen if I took a picture of my TiVo recording a movie featuring David Tennant batting Nicolas Cage in some kind of a bowl game?

Ah, now that one's easy. The world as we know it would just simply explode.

Until next time...

2 comments:

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Hi Carol,
I agree that nice skies generally make for interesting pictures, and I love this sky. I'm also taking bare trees, but along with the fairy lights. As for ZDXs and TiVos - I have no idea what all that means! happy New Year!
Janice.

Carol said...

Hi Postcards!

I'm so addicted to bare trees, it's making me crazy. I love your fairy lights-those are so fun.

ZDX is a new car from Acura (Honda.) I think you might be able to get to this link, which shows a picture of it: http://world.honda.com/news/2009/c090408All-New-Acura-ZDX/

It's very new, so not many snaps of it yet on the Internets (it's also quite pricey!)

TiVo is a brand of DVR or digital recorder. I believe you have them in England too, though I don't know what the popular ones there are called. Here's some information on them from the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/945275.stm

I think that maybe you have Replay TV instead of TiVo's or that it's available from Sky TV? Not sure, but I'm pretty sure you have some kind of TiVo-like device in your midst.

Many of the DVR's in the US, we call them "TiVo's" but they aren't that brand really-it's sort of like Coke or Kleenex (instead of saying "cola" "fizzy beverage" or "facial tissue" that sort of a thing.) I think most folks call them DVR or Tivo though.

Happy New Year!