Princess Pricklepants Surfing

Dear reader, perhaps you are thinking to yourself, “Hmm, this is odd, I thought they just posted a thing a couple days ago.  Don’t they usually drag their feet and delay for at least a week and a half before posting a second thing?”  If you thought that, you are slightly in error, as in the past 586 days since we started, we’ve posted 92 things, which comes to an average of one thing every 6.3 days.  Sorry about the math.  Anyway, out of those 92 things, we’ve scientifically determined that 29 were basically empty posts of a picture or something, so if you subtract those, it comes to a post every 9.3 days, so yes, you’re right, really.  Sorry for saying you were slightly in error.

But, fear not, because this is actually a throwaway post with some pictures (and scientifically verified to not be a story due to the lack of cows or dialog) in which we display lovely photos of Princess Penelope Pricklepants surfing.  We had at one point thought about doing a Point Break style story, but realized that as a part of our research we’d have to actually watch that movie, and that’s just too much to ask of anyone.

With that out of the way, here are the pictures we narrowed things down to for the 2015 Carolina Storm Summer Photo Contest, along with one that we took later when Princess Sophie suggested it.

Oh, by the way, did you vote?  It’s still running through July 6:

cute, but the color temperature was terrible:


the one we first decided to submit before changing our minds:


the one we submitted:


the one that was really cute, but was sadly neglected:


the one that in retrospect we wish we submitted:


the one Princess Sophie came up with that is awesome:


Carolina Storm Contest Victory!

Hey guys, guess what!?  We entered our first hedgehog christmas photo contest and took 4th place!  We took 8th in the voting round out of 118 entries (with some very suspicious voting anomalies), and 4th in the judged round – that’s pretty dang good for a first entry.

Thanks to everyone who voted!  You are all great!

Here’s the entry:


Teacup Photo Fail

First off, OMG!  We made Cute Cute Overload!  Yay!

For an additional First off, Merry Christmas!

Secondly, there is a Christmas Photo contest we are in, so if you wanted to look at it and vote for whatever photo you wanted that’d be awesome.  Don’t feel any pressure to vote for us, even if you’d feel terrible, lingering, pressing guilt about not voting for us, since our photo (#53) is really kind of good.  We like it anyway.  You can vote for as many entries as you want, but only vote once.

And finally, Princess has grown a lot since we first took that teacup profile pic (yeah, it’s a coffee mug, but she prefers “teacup” – she’s a dainty princess, after all).  She was a teeny little baby girl at that point.  Now she’s more like a teenage princess.  In most senses.

So we though, “Hey, let’s take some pictures of her in the teacup (coffee mug) now, to give a little sense of how she’s grown larger and cuter, and more adorable, and sweeter, and oh, my little princess, I need to pick you up and hold you close, we’ll do photos later.”  Later we did photos.  This went poorly.


Wrong end.


Put her back in the cup, grabbed camera, she bolted for the wrong area.  Though that corner did smell interesting.  I understand that she had to check it out.


Back in the cup, grab camera, watch full bore escape attempt.  Clearly she was not interested in the cup.  At all.

Haley will help.


Sort of.

Sophie steps in.


More work remains.


Kind of cute, but the angle is all off.  (Light isn’t great, either.)


Ta da!

That was the best we could manage out of 63  attempts, so I’ve decided to like it.  There are a lot of photography nitpicky things that might be said about the photo by nitpicky photographers, but this is a hedgehog blog, not National Geographic, so it’ll do.