Bathtub Jesus and HD video recording sunglasses

Hubby and I have been saying for years that we need to get some kind of recording type glasses to capture the amazing sights and sounds that we see throughout our travels. I mean, just the other day we were enjoying fine dining in the car when we were treated to some entertainment that should have been captured for the world to see.

There we were, parked facing a little green space when our favorite non-shirt-wearing, public-pot-smoker waltzed into our world yet again. He bobbed. He weaved. He danced. Obviously a super duper happy guy. Just as he neared our car, he stopped short to grab a leaf off a tree which he used to blow his nose. A few times. Now that isn’t something you see every day but likely not worthy of film. Here’s where it gets freaky. Instead of simply tossing the blown leaf to the ground, he proceeded to sniff the bundle of goo and laugh hysterically…repeatedly…

Now if that’s not Hollywood quality fun, I don’t know what is!!

I mean…this is the stuff the world needs to see. And had we been wearing the HD video recording sunglasses by Hammacher Schlemmer, I’d be uploading this gem for your enjoyment instead of writing about it…and trust me, words do not do the visual justice.

The HD video recording sunglasses are polarized, weigh just over one ounce, and record high-definition video from the wearer’s point of view through a pinhole-sized 720p lens in the bridge of the frame. It captures 1280 x 720 HD video at 35 frames per second across a 72 degree wide-angle.

Not only that, but a built-in microphone records stereo sound, which means hubby and I could provide you with simultaneous COMMENTARY!! And y’all know from our Urban Word Wednesday fun we love to add delicious discourse.

The sunglasses have an internal 4 GB memory, which stores up to one hour of video (which certainly would NOT be sufficient for the insanities we witness on a hourly basis). We’d totally opt for the integrated MicroSD slot that accommodates up to a 16 GB memory card (not included) that holds up to four hours of recordings. Oh yes…that’s more like it!

But wait…there’s MORE!

The sunglasses can also capture 8 megapixel still photos with the touch of a button. This would have come in super handy this weekend.

Hubby and I took a little vacation to visit friends in cottage country. Down the road from where we were staying, the suspected drug dealer had the most darlin’ Bathtub Jesus (an old bathtub buried standing up, halfway into the ground, and a statue of Jesus is placed inside). I totally wanted to get a picture to share the joy with y’all but…not the kind of people you want to catch you strolling around their lawn taking pictures. Had we been wearing our HD sunglasses, we could have casually strolled by in STEALTH mode capturing video AND still photos of Bathtub Jesus! BAM!

Think of the fun people!!!

For about $170 bucks, I think it’s a steal of a deal!

Do you ever wish you had a built-in video recorder to capture some of the strange sights and sounds you come across? What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen? Come on…share the wealth…

It’s Twisted Tuesday and that means it’s time to enjoy a smile, giggle or laugh…here’s hoping I’ve provided it in spades…enjoy!

More blog deliciousness here:

  • Fabulous guest post by Margie Lawson on Stacy Green’s blog on visceral rules. Amazing!
  • Wished I could have been there in person but Jami Gold’s posts were a great second to Michael Hauge’s workshop on telling powerful love stories. And she followed up with even more fab deets in this post, this post and this post. It’s an amazing series to read.
  • Loved Jane Kindred’s guest post on Janice Hardy’s blog on being a panther!
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Women peeing standing up?!?! Amen to that!

All right. Y’all know I’m a pretty active lady. I like the outdoors. I like adventures. Camping, ATVing, hiking, fishing; I’m into it. I dig it. I am at one with Mother Nature. So much so, I’m quite comfortable at using nature’s garden as my personal latrine. And I think I’ve mastered the art of outdoor urination!

Natalie’s 10 steps to the perfect outdoor pee:

  1. Location, location, location! You need a spot where you can stand horizontally level but has a slight vertical downward slop. This is paramount to ensure a pant-protection pee stream occurs. Standing on a large tree root, at the top of a slope, or on a large rock works fine. Try to avoid ant hills. Although they do display perfect outdoor urination grade, certain species of ants can bite and it’s better safe than sorry on this one. Trust me. Lesson learned the hard way.
  2. Drop your drawers! That’s right; this is no time for modesty. Strip those pants and undergarments down to your ankles. Trying to hide your naked butt from the bears is only going to ensure a piss-poor urination incident (pun intended).
  3. Go deep! It’s all about the squat and tilt my friends. First, you gotta go wide in your stance and deep in your squat. Get right down there. The closer to the ground you can get, the less likely for unwanted backsplash.
  4. Sit back. Yip, you read that right, now it’s time to tilt your pelvis slightly forward. It’ll feel like you are almost sitting back into your squat. The idea is to aim the firing squad down the slop. Trust me, in this squat pose; it won’t be a little tinkle coming out. If you point straight down this will only ensure nasty backsplash not to mention a urine puddle protruding into the shoe zone. Protect the shoe zone at all cost!
  5. Grip and grin! Just before you “let go,” grip the outside of your pants and pull outward to keep your pants out of the line of fire. This will also help stabilize you in your exposed stance.
  6. Relax and let go! Enjoy the freedom of watering nature’s garden.
  7. Let nature run its full course. Your thighs are shaking, your balance is precarious, and you’re looking around to see if someone’s going to “come up on ya”. I understand your urge to cut the stream short and stand back up. Don’t let anxiety or poor physical conditioning get the best of you or you’ll wind up with urine stains marking your misfortune. Hold your perfect pee pose. If it helps, think of the toning you are getting.
  8. Drip dry. Once your perfect pee is complete you must hold the stance for another few seconds to drip dry slightly. Personally, I like to add a slight bounce at this point. It helps shake off excess and also helps get the circulation back into my feet and legs.
  9. Rise up half way and wipe.
  10. Discard tissue (biodegradable of course) into the trees and reassemble.

Voila – my secrets to the perfect outdoor pee pose.

But even with this expertise there are times when all the squat skills in the world won’t save you from urination incidents. Squatting deep and steady after a few drinks can prove to be very challenging. Any slight wobble and the next thing you know you’ve got a damp pant leg to deal with. Or what about those outdoor concerts with their nasty port-a-potty’s where you have to hover. I mean, I can hold a deep, tilted back squat “pas de problem” but a half-poised hover after 3 beers, give me a break!

I mean, even my good friend Amber West encountered an uncomfortable urination situation on a trip to Mexico. She was touring the countryside when she found herself in high need to relieve and the only option; a sketchy outhouse with no door, just a bowl (no lid, no seat), a cock-eyed rooster, and the hover. Eeekeee!!!

We’ve all been there!

GoGirl

GoGirl

Well, Myndi Shafer turned me on to a perfect solution to all our urination woes: the GoGirl, a female urination device (hubby calls it an FU device – female urination device – definitely another blog post) that enables women to pee while standing up.

I shit you not!

You just hold GoGirl against your body, forming a seal, aim, and let er’ fly! This would greatly simplify my outdoor urination adventures but it’d also come in very handy at concerts, traveling, etc.

GoGirl is made with flexible, medical grade silicone. So you can dispose of it after use if you want…or clean and reuse. Their patented splash guard eliminates messing and spilling and GoGirl fits easily in your purse, pocket, or glove compartment for those “ya just never know” moments!

Check out some videos:

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Check out the GoGirl’s YouTube channel for more videos.

You can order your very own GoGirls here. They come in pink (love that) and camo and come in a variety of order packs; $12.99/single, $34.97/3-pack, $134.99/13-pack etc.

You Go Girl!!!

What do you think, are you an outdoor urination expert? Would you give peeing outside a try? Will my 10 steps help? Think you’d give GoGirl a try?

It’s Twisted Tuesday and that means it’s time to enjoy a smile, giggle or laugh…here’s hoping I’ve provided it in spades…enjoy!

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