WordPress and the LeetSpeak Connection

My 1337 Likes Trophy

(hip hip huzzar!)

Getting WordPress trophies for Likes and Follows is like the icing on a slice of New York cheesecake. It’s a pat on the back. A digital cheerleader that motivates you to keep up the good work, and encourages you to continue blogging your heart (and thoughts) out in the most eloquent way you can, whether that’s with words, images or both.

Today, I was given this interesting WordPress notification and trophy: “Congratulations on getting 1337 total likes on SIM | ANTICS.” At this point, I’d like to interject with a sanitized Wth? remark (which, translated into French, approximates “Quoi?”) Continue reading

An Assassin’s Creed Fan?

An assassin fly, perching on the towrope on the top floor. Had I known just how nasty a creature this was (its sharp and pointy rear end looks like it could inflict quite a painful sting on human flesh), I probably wouldn’t have gotten within a couple inches of it–even if the lens hood afforded me some protection! This one was having a staredown with an equally interesting looking spider (no, I don’t know who won the standoff, and it went on for quite a while). Photographed on August 10.

Assassin-Fly-closeup

Once Upon an Arugula

This gallery contains 6 photos. After giving me a tongue lashing the evening before, I hardly expected this very vocal male Anna’s hummingbird to be in the mellowest of moods on the following evening … but he was! Here he is, giving me a good eyeball of his developing hot pink gorget as he gazes adoringly at the flowering arugula. I didn’t think that hummies liked the flowers of fruits and veggies, but he even gave the flowering lemon a few pecks.

Anna's Hummingbird, male, on flowering arugula 2

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