Conquering Your World (In the nicest possible way)
Accidental Squid X

Chapter 75, page 192:

It wasn’t often that James ate, but when he did eat, he liked to eat well. On this occasion, he opened up his fridge and pulled out a box of sliced white mushrooms, a bundle of fresh, green spinach, scallions, a rasher of bacon, a whole clod of garlic, and a bottle of Yoo-Hoo.

His intention was to drink the Yoo-Hoo, fry up all the rest of the stuff with olive oil and salt and pepper, sit on the comfy couch, and eat his concoction with a fork straight out of the fry pan while watching recordings of last night’s Mario Kart marathon on the giant television in the Great Room. He thought it was a good plan, a solid enough plan that it was all of the planning that he was going to do for the rest of the night. He was wrong.

The frying went well. In fact, it went perfectly. James believed this was the best spinach and mushroom sautée he had ever tasted. The garlic was right on its peak of flavor. He was eating good. He was going to sleep good, too.

He turned on the gigantic TV, and with the same remote control, he summoned up the recordings of last night’s Mario Kart marathon.

Yoshi Valley runs came up first. James drove Donkey Kong, and though this virtual track was tricky under the virtual weight distribution of the huge virtual gorilla, James never lost a single race in Yoshi Valley.

He popped a forkful of mushrooms and spinach into his mouth, chewed slowly, smiled, swallowed, and settled back into the comfy couch to watch his glorious virtual driving victories from last night. And then, right exactly then, Frank tripped over a dirty sock that was lying on the floor, fell forward, and in reaching for the nearest wall for support, pushed the bright purple-pink button labelled “WARNING: Reality Decoupler”. And then, of course, Reality Decoupled. (see picture, “Accidental Squid X”)

"Man," said the creature who was currently composed of all of Formerly Frank and most of Formerly James and some portion of what had formerly been the comfy couch. "I sure hate it when that happens."

 (at Manorville)

Accidental Squid X

Chapter 75, page 192:

It wasn’t often that James ate, but when he did eat, he liked to eat well. On this occasion, he opened up his fridge and pulled out a box of sliced white mushrooms, a bundle of fresh, green spinach, scallions, a rasher of bacon, a whole clod of garlic, and a bottle of Yoo-Hoo.

His intention was to drink the Yoo-Hoo, fry up all the rest of the stuff with olive oil and salt and pepper, sit on the comfy couch, and eat his concoction with a fork straight out of the fry pan while watching recordings of last night’s Mario Kart marathon on the giant television in the Great Room. He thought it was a good plan, a solid enough plan that it was all of the planning that he was going to do for the rest of the night. He was wrong.

The frying went well. In fact, it went perfectly. James believed this was the best spinach and mushroom sautée he had ever tasted. The garlic was right on its peak of flavor. He was eating good. He was going to sleep good, too.

He turned on the gigantic TV, and with the same remote control, he summoned up the recordings of last night’s Mario Kart marathon.

Yoshi Valley runs came up first. James drove Donkey Kong, and though this virtual track was tricky under the virtual weight distribution of the huge virtual gorilla, James never lost a single race in Yoshi Valley.

He popped a forkful of mushrooms and spinach into his mouth, chewed slowly, smiled, swallowed, and settled back into the comfy couch to watch his glorious virtual driving victories from last night. And then, right exactly then, Frank tripped over a dirty sock that was lying on the floor, fell forward, and in reaching for the nearest wall for support, pushed the bright purple-pink button labelled “WARNING: Reality Decoupler”. And then, of course, Reality Decoupled. (see picture, “Accidental Squid X”)

"Man," said the creature who was currently composed of all of Formerly Frank and most of Formerly James and some portion of what had formerly been the comfy couch. "I sure hate it when that happens."

(at Manorville)

Alien Innards 5

Alien Innards 5

This new Costco in Riverhead is cavernous inside. It was empty tonight, which was kind of strange, yet awesome. Nobody knows it’s there yet, so shopping is easy for the enlightened few.

This new Costco in Riverhead is cavernous inside. It was empty tonight, which was kind of strange, yet awesome. Nobody knows it’s there yet, so shopping is easy for the enlightened few.

Yay! The new Costco in Riverhead is open! They have discount gas pumps! There she is, shining in the air pollution :-)

Yay! The new Costco in Riverhead is open! They have discount gas pumps! There she is, shining in the air pollution :-)

Here I brought the image into an app called Photo Editor, and rotated the Hue, looking for something to suit #YellowMonday. I also used Photo Editor’s Denoise function. In Instagram, I brought up the contrast a little bit, and added a little bit of a Vignette, to tone down the brightness around the edges. I like it. I think I will title this series “Alien Innards”. So, this would be “Alien Innards 4”.

Here I brought the image into an app called Photo Editor, and rotated the Hue, looking for something to suit #YellowMonday. I also used Photo Editor’s Denoise function. In Instagram, I brought up the contrast a little bit, and added a little bit of a Vignette, to tone down the brightness around the edges. I like it. I think I will title this series “Alien Innards”. So, this would be “Alien Innards 4”.

Same image as the previous two. I ran the last version through an App called SuperPhoto, and picked the preset called “Colorful Circles”. I then brought the resulting image into Instagram, dropped the Contrast all of the way, and reduced Saturation by about 20 per cent. I like it.

Same image as the previous two. I ran the last version through an App called SuperPhoto, and picked the preset called “Colorful Circles”. I then brought the resulting image into Instagram, dropped the Contrast all of the way, and reduced Saturation by about 20 per cent. I like it.

Long Exposure Fun

Long Exposure Fun

Coming To Get Ya! (at Manorville)

Coming To Get Ya! (at Manorville)

Electric Cobra - #iseeaface

Electric Cobra - #iseeaface

Faces and Faces and Faces…

Faces and Faces and Faces…