Month: October 2012

Sandy: the aftermath

Well we got hit by hurricane Sandy pretty bad. No real damage was done but there were still a lot in my area (NJ) and other places.  I am over thankful we only have downed trees in our backyard and loss of power. It could have been worse, a lot worse. So far all the people I know did not get hit bad. Minor damages that can be fixed, and that’s the key word, fixed.
Posts from myself will be limited as we still don’t have power, and thus no internet and a PC.  I really can’t post from my phone much as I need to conserve battery, and we also got full cell phone connectivity back in our area. 
I hope everyone of our readers / followers faired just as good if not better than myself and cheesecake.
I count our blessings for getting out of this tragic force of mother nature unscathed. 

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our only real damage

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Earworm: “Powerless” by Linkin Park

Oh, the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. You’ve left many people, including the Big Cheese, powerless. In fact, I only got my power back today. So yes, our dear dedicated followers, the apologies for not really posting anything palatable in the last few days. Anyway.

Today’s Earworm will be my second LP ‘worm. It’s a good song, really. Off their new album Living Things.

Although the song’s meaning has nothing to do with electrical problems, the title of the song pretty much sums up what’s going on to most of the north east that has been affected by the dreaded super-storm, no matter how long the power had been out. I for one lost power for about 3 days. The Big Cheese has had no power for 4 days and counting. Everyone hope he’s safe, because he and I just want to get back to playing Resident Evil 6. (Little hint there, take note that you should expect a “Game Corner” from us soon.)

 

Stay safe from Sandy

The east coast of the US is about to get hit by a massive storm. Please everyone, be smart and safe, during this hurricane. Lots of lives down in the Caribbean has already been lost, and we don’t need to see any unnecessary lives lost once this thing hits. Stay indoors, and don’t go out unless needed, like if you need to get away from floods or what not.

I myself am already stuck in NJ for the next few days with NYC closing up, and my train service, the New Jersey Transit shutting down. Again, stay safe everyone!

 

 

Photo courtesy of http://www.ibtimes.com/hurricane-sandys-path-has-airlines-scrambling-854989

Earworm: “Paradise” by Coldplay

A really good mix of electronic beats with Chris Martin’s soothing Brit-rock voice. Can’t be beaten.

It’s been played to death by the radio, but it still has a place in my music library. I still love this song. Damn.

Some special meaning behind this post, as well. I’m posting this about 4 days after the 1st anniversary of the release of this amazing song.

Wii U very quick initial impressions.

This was the first time I’ve really seen the Wii U up close.  I haven’t really paid much attention to it since they announced it.  I have to say though, I was quite impressed.  The controller wasn’t as bulky to hold at it sseems, and it’s not as heavy as it looks either, BUT, I can see how after an hour or so, it might be problematic.

I played a few moments of Rayman: Legends (which I stated Rayman: Wii U edition in the video), and the graphics are up to par with the PS3, and XB 360.  We’ll see how it holds up once Sony and MS bring out their new systems.  Anyway enjoy the video’s I was able to take.

 

 

 

Earworm: “Sk8er Boi” by Avril Lavigne

My English teacher is the best. THE ABSOLUTE BEST. I wish more of my teachers were like her. She’s a child inside. And she sings songs. And she characterized me by singing this song. Good Lord help me.

Two things about the music video.

a) There’s a BMX theme.

b) Why would a police helicopter come to stop an impromptu concert? Oh wait, Avril is Canadian. No wonder.

Random Flickr photo of the day – October 25, 2012

Butterfly

Apologies for the super late post.  I just got my new phone today, a Galaxy Nexus S, and I’ve been playing around with it a bit much. It is also my GF’s birthday, so, stuff had to be taken care of.

Anyhow, this was a picture shot at this massive art place in upstate NY, called Storm King art center.  They have a massive expanse of land, and they have massive artwork all over the place.  I don’t think we even got to explore the whole place.  In one area, I just noticed a bunch of insects, bee’s, lady bugs, butterflies.  I sat there observing, and I decided to just start taking photographs.  I don’t have a true macro lens for my Pentax, but the DA* 50-130mm lens proved to be a worthy lens.  Below is one of my personal favorites from that set.

Butterfly

Pentax K20D
Pentax DA* 50-135mm F/2.8
1/1600
f/2.8
135 mm
ISO 100
0 EV

 

 

If you would like to see more photos from that set, here’s the link.