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

A Red-Front Yellow Opaline Turquoisine Smile

An oversized budgie this is not! The brilliant colours of the Red-Fronted Turq may scream a flashy personality, but it looks so serene, and given its soft spoken and gentle disposition, that’s apropos.  One of the newer Bloedel Conservatory residents that we discovered during our visit on January 18.


Ruby and Kiwi

This gallery contains 2 photos. For an early Valentine’s Day treat, here are the latest closeups of Ruby and Kiwi, the resident Eclectus Parrots from the Bloedel Conservatory! Ladies first: her cobalt blue mascara never runs. Ruby the Eclectus Parrot knows how to make a fashion statement with her strikingly exotic two-tone plumage. Photographed on January 18.


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