Sights & Sounds

SparrowWatch 2015

by Jamie Sanford on June 23, 2015

An industrious pair of house sparrows built a nest underneath the window AC unit in my bedroom. Naturally, we didn’t figure this out until we had heard endless baby chick sounds for 2 days.

We did the obvious thing and bought a camera intended to be used to look down pipes and whatnot, and inserted it by the entrance area of the nest, attached to my laptop on the other side. We have 3 baby sparrows, and of course, a Ustream channel to share them with the world. Welcome to SparrowWatch!

(They are getting more active, and so harder to watch. One of them keeps sitting so close to the camera that all you can see is blurry feathers. I am nervous about them fledging because our window is so high off the ground.)

UPDATE: This batch of babies left the nest on Monday, June 29. I did just read that sparrows can have up to 4 broods a season though!

 

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Sights & Sounds 48

by Jamie Sanford on October 25, 2013

Sights and Sounds #48

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Panorama from Custer State Park, back when we were in South Dakota in June. I can’t believe that was 4 months ago already.

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Just went to see Nine Inch Nails at the Prudential Center last week. Am now obsessed with a YouTube video of a show in Newark from 1990. Which was 23 years ago. I am old.

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For Photoshop users – this skin retouching tutorial is pretty wonderful.

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I saw Blackfish recently, which was awful and terrifying. This is another documentary called All Fall from Freedom, which is worth the watch. It is incredibly sad. Please don’t go to Sea World ever again.

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An oldie but goodie. Adam Savage on obsession.

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Sights & Sounds #47

by Jamie Sanford on October 4, 2013

Sights and Sounds #47

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From our trip to the wineries in September.

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This Britney Spears video that is super fabulous.

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This video gives you a plan to drive free cars. It delves into the topic of lots of people having car payments ALL THE TIME, and how if you invest a $475 car payment every month for 30 years (into a mutual fund), you could end up a millionaire. The interest on said mutual fund will help you buy cars in the $15k-$18k range for the rest of your life. It’s pretty interesting.

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Did I share this before? I don’t remember. Either way, watch this video on walking for a half hour and seeing how it changes your possibilities for health outcomes.

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Joan Rivers + RuPaul = amazing.

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Sights & Sounds #46

by Jamie Sanford on June 25, 2013

Sights and Sounds #46

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A random picture from our trip to South Dakota. I didn’t Instagram every picture, so I posted the rest of my iPhone photos using the Flickr app, and trying out every filter along the way.

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Hamish Bowles of Vogue talks about vintage shopping.

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Sylvia Carle has a life lesson.

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Watching Blake Lively cooking makes me way more interested in her.

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Sights & Sounds #45

by Jamie Sanford on June 11, 2013

Sights and Sounds #45

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Throwback shot from a trip to Gatorland in Orlando. The whole set is here on Flickr.

Thanks Infographic Labs for the infographic on infographics.

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The Big LEGOwski. Amazing.

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My friend Kelly made this video when she was pissed about losing BlackBerry Messenger because of friends getting the iPhone. I have long gotten over missing BBM because I love my iPhone, but this video makes me laugh a lot. NSFW.

Have a good week!

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