The American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

This morning I thought I would share an image in motion.

It has been a busy few weeks so far at the home front. A 50th anniversary, a nephew-in-law moving party where I felt like a third wheel since I have limited use of my left arm and hand, yet did some minor cleaning. A virus removal on Deb’s Mothers computer, breakfast  tomorrow morning with Deb’s Aunt.

Come this August, will be going to see my grand Aunt Cris on my Dad’s side whom I have not seen since the mid 80’s. I will be in Denver, Colorado during the fourth week of August. I also hope to capture some great images while there.

The American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Birds, Robins, Robin, American RobinThe first image most of you have already seen, yet I put it up on a photography group and is getting great reviews.

Manual Mode:
No flash
1/1600sec 5.6 ISO 320
Exposure Comp: 0

 

 

Sparrow Coasting

Sparrow,Sparrows, Type of birdsNow, these birds are small and fast, very difficult to capture, but with patients and a whole lot of luck – I caught it zipping by me in an empty field. A field I can no longer shoot in due to the paranoia of the planed Parent Hood that is across the empty field,  😦  It is what it is!

A Pigeon I do believe, but don’t really have a clue!

Colorfuls birds

 

 

 

 

 

vulture, vultures, soringWhile I was trying to capture four military jets flying by, this one large bird was flying in the opposite direction, so I focused on this bird. I still don’t really know what it is. After watching “Defying Gravity” that aired on the Nova channel a couple of days ago, I believe it maybe a Vulture of some type.

 

 

gopher,gophersNot a bird, not that sharp.

 

 

 

 

I hope everyone enjoyed viewing the images,

Leave me feedback with your honest opinions about the images.

 

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels.

DrNnurses

 

To the Nurses and Doctors that must remain on duty away from their families.

 

Law enforcers

 

Except for Officer Jason Van Dyke and other like him.

There was a reason why Gene Roddenberry wrote and produced the original Star Trek Show, to show that we can live and get along together.

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May these hardworking folks have a hot plate waiting for them with all the trimmings.

I think we as a nation can stand to do without certain services for a day.

HpThanks

Fallacies Or Scams

Hello, everyone, the feature image is from my Cell phone I took yesterday, I don’t know if this was part of the 66 accidents from the day prior due to the heavy snow storm we had or if it was new from earlier in the morning when the roads were slick as snot. There was Car in Ditchalso a white 4 door sedan in the ditch too.

 

 

Junk carThe day prior to  the snowstorm,  Deb and I went to look at a Chevy, She had found a listing for this car that provided notes about the car which sounded good.

 

Faulse_wordsHere are the notes pertaining to the car from the entities Website.

The electronic components on this vehicle are in working order. No defects. The door dings on this auto are from normal wear and tear. There are no problems with the engine. The overall condition of this vehicles exterior is average. The previous owner did not keep this vehicle garaged. This vehicle was owned by a smoker. The interior of the vehicle is about average condition. The odometer reflects accurate mileage. Great, smooth shifting transmission. Vehicle has minor collision damage. You will enjoy this vehicle like the owners before you. Tire wear at 50%.

The Website says they are open til 7 PM, but the door says 5 PM. We start to walk away when one of the guys opens the door. So we inquire about the car, they knew nothing or did not want to say. OK, so, they tell us we can start the engine or take it for a test spin. I’ll let the English wordage slide. So, we get out there and Deb starts the car. Once the engine was started, I knew then it would be a no go. The engine was shaking like making a milkshake, then Deb tells me she sees the engine light on. Well, that’s not good! But, Deb had to get it out of her system due to the desperation of needing a reliable car that is safe for the winter. So, she puts in drive and it is a harsh sound like a person grinding their teeth while lunging forward, yet she proceeded to pull out and that’s when the engine wanted to die while the car was at idle in drive and brake on.

Most of us with intelligent brains have seen the Redbull commercials that were funny showing a horse or person grow wings, yet we knew it was just a funny advertisement knowing that wings will not magically grow, for it was an analogy a metaphor used to describe energy, yet they got sued and the plaintive did win and now the horse does not sprout wings and now surrounded by three female horses.

 

 

Easy Bread Pudding

Easy Bread Pudding

I learned this recipe years ago while at Nancy’s Airport Cafe during the early 90’s before my Dad took Ill and prior to me entering the world of higher education.

Me being me, I did alter the restaurant’s recipe, one, I always believe that the customer should not be cheated from the full texture and flavors of a dish and two, possibly with my possible OCD, it irritated me the way they made it. I understood about the bottom line concept staying in the Back and so forth, yet I could not see the advantage to cheat the patron.

Evaporated milkIngredients:
6-8 slices of bread
Raisins
6 medium eggs
4 -5 coffee scoops of granulated sugar
About a Teaspoon ( or a pinch more if you like) of Cinnamon
1 12 OZ can of evaporated milk (not condensed) If you use condensed then you will need to add regular whole milk

 

At the restaurant, they used to add one can of water for each can of milk used which does make it stretch, but also takes the full flavor and texture away from this dish.  It also produces for a loose watery Marsh of deceit. That drove me crazy when I would see them do it. No pride, just seeing the dollar sign!

Grab a handful or two of Raisins and add to a Pyrex dish
Grab a handful or two of Raisins and add to a Pyrex dish

 

Take 6-8 slices of white or wheat bread and cut into thirds
Take 6-8 slices of white or wheat bread and cut into thirds

The Owner and Owner’s Brother would tear the bread with their bare hands, which did work but was not as pretty or uniform.

Then cut into thirds again to make even cubes
Then cut into thirds again to make even cubes
Once bread is cut into cubes place on top of the Raisins in dish.
Once bread is cut into cubes place on top of the Raisins in the dish.
Add 4-5 coffee scoops of sugar in a separate  bowl
Add 4-5 coffee scoops of sugar in a separate bowl
Once sugar is in bowl, then add the Cinnamon and mix until it turns light brown in color
Once sugar is in the bowl, then add the Cinnamon and mix until it turns light brown in color. Set aside.
First add 6 medium eggs and beat. Then add one can of evaporated milk and stir together. Next add the sugar and cinnamon mixture and mix well.
First add 6 medium eggs and beat. Then add one can of evaporated milk and stir together. Next add the sugar and cinnamon mixture and mix well.
Once the Milk, eggs and Cinnamon sugar mixture is thoroughly mixed well , pour on top of Bread and Raisins in dish.
Pour the Egg, milk, Cinnamon sugar mixture on top of the bread and raisins. if a raisin or two floats to the top, poke them back down. ensure all is covered.
Set oven to 350 (F)  set timer for thirty minutes and check. Normally takes 40 to 45 minutes but due to oven varices I took caution.
Preheat oven to 350 (F) set the timer for thirty minutes and check. Normally takes 40 to 45 minutes but due to oven variances I took caution. Place dish on oven rack

Once you think it is done, pull the oven rack out midway, grab a toothpick and insert into pudding, if the toothpick comes out dry or just a little speck of a crumble then it is done. If the toothpick comes out wet then set the timer for increments of five minutes.

Easy Bread Pudding
The finished product, Allow to cool on a rack for at least 15-20 minutes before cutting into.

 

Enjoy
Enjoy

Garnish with Whip Cream or CoolWhip. Or better yet make a simple Lemon Glaze. Take two real Lemons pitted and squeeze the juice or use the 100% Real Lemon Juice in place of real Lemons. Use a small sauce pot add a bit of the Lemon juice on medium to medium-low heat, then add a litter sugar and stir in until it becomes a glaze. This Lemon sauce can not be saved, if it sets in the pan/pot too long it will turn hard.

In place of the raisins, you can use canned pineapple, dried cranberries along with the raisins.

One time I even used Orange Liquor as an added flavor and if you don’t have Orange Liquor, you can use Orange Concentrated Juice, about a capful or two.

I hope you enjoy this one my friends!

 

Deb Safe

 

Deb made it home safe, Deb left this morning at 7AM took 14-minutes to drive 1.6 miles at had to park at the Resturant, then made her calls of help starting at 7:15 AM.  Once her Step-dad and Brother-in-law got there, then  deciding on which routes to drive that Rear-Wheel drive back safely, Deb finally got here at 9:15 AM shaken, frazzled and stirred.

Noon newsThe news predicted  no more than 2-4 inches for this area, they had no idea it was going to hit us like it did.

On the noon news, they stated that Hyway Patrol and Local Police responded to 66 weather related accidents. I am sure there will be throughout the remainder of the day.

Foot of SnowI took this at 11:19 AM this morning, no since measuring anymore since it was almost already at the max mark on the ruler. The time now is 1:00 PM now and it is still coming down. About 20 minutes ago one of the neighbors that pulled into the apartment lot almost side-swiped a parked car just by pulling in. The neighbor informed me that it is extremely bad out there as he was making his way through the snow, like wading through water past his shins and he stands almost 6-feet tall.

Deb wishes to thank those that wished her well and to get here safely. I thank you as well.

My next post will be BreadPudding.

 

Snow Alert Sioux Falls Sd

Yesterday Deb’s Step-Dad got me to be a second driver to pick up his Ford Crow Victoria Rear Wheel drive from the shop that had the problem with the Shift column. So, that is fixed.

Frying PanThis morning the snow started to come down, they were only predicting 2 inches, so Deb left early and only made it ten minutes down the road and had to pull into the Frying Pan parking lot for safety. She said there were two accidents near the interstate ramp and the rear wheel drive car was all over the place and almost plowed into other vehicles herself.  At least she is safe and not in the pile of cars that were reported in ditches by the local news channel.

Deb has been stuck at that restaurant since 7:30 Am and it’s 8:35 am now as I write this.

Empire mallDeb’s sister had a dentist appointment in Sioux City, they left Flandreau and once they got to the Flying J in Sioux Falls they saw several cars in the ditch along the way, so they went to Deb and Gina’s Parents house. Just a moment ago I got a text from Deb telling me that her Step-Dad and Brother-in-law are going to get her so that she is not stuck at the restaurant all day.

Jay Trobec
Jay Trobec

This was just uploaded to FaceBook by one of the Reporters.

 

 

 

 

It is a dangerous day out there today.

 

Poodle Attack And What You Need to know

RedLine Have you ever came across this when getting to a certain Website? If so, tread lightly with caution!

Google support will show you this, “Google Chrome knows there are problems with the site’s certificate. Proceed with caution, because someone on your network (like someone sharing your wi-fi connection) might be messing with the website. If you disclose any information on the website, the person on the network might be able to read it.”

There are times this is benign but if you are not 100% sure of the Website. backaway as though you just came across Count Dracula’s Castle.

Reference Material:

https://askleo.com/why_is_there_a_slash_through_the_https_in_my_browsers_address_bar/

Tomorrow, I will be adding the links submitted to Reddit and add more to the Follow to Follow Directory

And if any one is interest and have heard of Charlie Rose he did an interview as well on this CRPS. Put the letter A in there and you get CRAPS!

http://www.charlierose.com/watch/60150288

 

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome | Where Am I in the Afternoons

Some know some don’t.

After a surgery in October of 2013, I was told I’d be good as new in four weeks. Fast forward, during a physical therapy session, she said, “your hand is becoming malformed, there is nothing else we can do for you.” As I walked out in a daze. I have most of this on my about page.

Anyway, I take this medicine called Gabapentin for the CRPS that I was labeled with. It calms the nerve pain or I should say dulls it to a torrent state. It makes me one drowsy dude as if I just had a conversation with Mary Jane. Sometimes It moves to the right arm and two times in the past it has moved to my right leg and foot.

So most of my post are set to post at a certain time because I am asleep. There is no real cure for it, only to aid in pain relief, and when it really flares up, you just want to hit something as the tears run down your face, jaw clenching tight.

Here is a video that describes it.

 

FaceBook Faux-pas

The wonders of sharing on social media! It can either be a blessing or bite you!

As most of you know I share quite a bit of your stuff across the social media platforms that we have available to us. This is one of those cases. I reblogged Kims’ tribute to her mother because, one. it gives exposure to Kim’s Blog and two, her mother was so beautiful, not only that for when I came to a sentence in an interrogative form, “Can I make it through this post?” I resonated with that as a reader on her blog. It reminded me when I wrote the tribute to my own Dad. I too wondered if I would make it through it or just put it aside.

Kim_tributeAnyway, I shared Kim’s tribute on Facebook in hopes that it would get some likes and possibly re-shared. The re-share did not happen, but it got several likes. In fact, it got 11 likes in total.

A few were from fellow Bloggers, but the majority of the likes came from my personal friends and one comment from my Aunt Cris that made the likes spread like a wildfire.  My Aunt Cris’s comment. “You truly had a wonderful mother. I thank the lord above that I got to know her.she gave me such good and loving nephews. Luv ya.” After that one comment, it generated likes. I did not have the heart to inform my Aunt Cris who is up there in her age and on an assorted pain medicine for Neuropathy, vertigo to name two ailments that she suffers from.

Moral of this little post, although we may try to get our fellow blogger recognized, know that it can backfire.

What Some May Adore – Others May Not!

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This morning, I am going to ask for feedback from you. Why? Simple. I am conducting an experiment as to what works and what does not. For those that have had their work shared on Stumble or Reddit, I would appreciate your honest opinions. This is open to anyone that wishes to express their opinions.

I have been trying to gauge what actually works when you have one of your awesome works shared on Reddit or StumbleUpon. I want to hone this down to a science so to speak.

What I am looking for is the title of the post, category, and if it had photos or not. What were the results that you have personally seen.

DrawingYesterday before I headed out for a Family dinner, I stumbled a drawing done by thys. When I got to this particular drawing, I was surprised that no one gave it a like or any comments on it. Though, this is not the only one that I have personally used StumbleUopn to share your great works. Since last night and this morning, this got 53 views that I am aware of, he might have got more that I don’t have access to.

Carree_PlaningThis was a little while ago that I stumbled for Danny. I took the liberty to this one and placed in the interest of Carree Planing and seen this one get 64 views That I am aware of.

Maybe it was the title that he used for this particular article that he wrote.

Please leave me your honest thoughts/opinions and thank you.

 

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