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

Help! Stalked by Kitty White Paws

This gallery contains 4 photos. Some creatures don’t know the meaning of the phrase “wearing out your welcome.” But with a face this adorable, how could you say no to it? “Sweetie” (as I’ve heard her called) spent six consecutive days in the third week of September prowling our backyard, sometimes not leaving the backyard until dusk.

This may be a money cat, but my wallet isn’t any fatter. However, the milk is getting depleted faster.

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Wildlife Up Close: Blue and Gold Macaw

This gallery contains 2 photos. One of the GVZ handlers was kind enough to bring this beautiful blue and gold macaw closer to my camera for a few closeups (the greenwing macaw under the other umbrella got a bit jealous and started cawm-plaining at the top of its voice). Photographed at the Greater Vancouver Zoo on September 14.


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