Things to do during a hurricane

Here is a list of things to do during a hurricane:

  • Listen to CBC (almost as exciting as something on CNN… no not really) CHECK
  • Run around outside in the rain CHECK
  • Work on front deck as the wind howls CHECK
  • Do donuts on lawn tractor and drive through puddles in the downpour CHECK
  • Climb up on roof, clean gutters, have ladder get blown down, look in window helplessly looking for someone to put the ladder back up, scramble down nearby tree branch CHECK
  • Run hand in hand with your love down to the river in the pouring rain, getting soaked and giggling like school girls CHECK
  • Start cleaning out your attic and laying down insulation for winder CHECK

More random thoughts, yes I have many

  1. cheap screwdriver bits (especially robertson ones) are completely useless!
  2. appreciates that CMHC thinks they are giving us money to help complete projects. There are two problems with this:
    1. its OUR money anyways so.. thanks for nothing :/
    2. you’re not helping us by giving us little bits of money at a time, all of the products on our house were loaded on onto our credit cards so we could actually USE them. So inspecting our house to see the completion of projects so that you can give us more of OUR money to complete these projects in the first place makes zero sense 🙁
  3. How do I get 4 cavities in the span of a year since last dentist visit :/ … man, I hate getting cavities filled, someone, please, just punch me in the face 😀
  4. Its a challenge to work on a deck as a one man team, a challenge I face gladly however,… since I wouldn’t know what to do with another helper anyways as I hum and haw about what to do on our rotten old front porch.
  5. Can’t wait for hurricane Earl tom come our way, too bad it will likely be only a blowy rainy storm at that point 😛
  6. I wonder why we have SO many spiders around here? (mostly outside the house)
  7. I wonder where all our beetles have gone,… poor things, they were pushed out by all our cleaning.
  8. Man, waiting for new toys, like iPads or next gen Wii’s is the worst, yet its the best at the same time. Waiting / anticipation….

Tilt Shift Photos

Tilt shift photos are very cool things, I’ve yet to make one of my own but here is an example. Basically you take a photo, apply blurring to it so it looks more like a miniature.


Tilt-shift photography” refers to the use of camera movements on small- and medium-format cameras, and sometimes specifically refers to the use of tilt for selective focus, often for simulating a miniature scene. Sometimes the term is used when the shallow depth of field is simulated with digital postprocessing; the name may derive from the tilt-shift lens normally required when the effect is produced optically.

“Tilt-shift” actually encompasses two different types of movements: rotation of the lens plane relative to the image plane, called tilt, and movement of the lens parallel to the image plane, called shift. Tilt is used to control the orientation of the plane of focus (PoF), and hence the part of an image that appears sharp; it makes use of the Scheimpflug principle. Shift is used to adjust the position of the subject in the image area without moving the camera back; this is often helpful in avoiding the convergence of parallel lines, as when photographing tall buildings.

Gonna try and work on some of my own examples later this week I think!

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