T.Bird on a Wire

What a sight
September 20, 2006, 8:32 am
Filed under: farming

Yesterday morning as I was driving down my road to go to work I saw something that made me wish I’d had my camera in the car. A doe and her twin fawns were standing in our hay field surrounded by turkeys and their poults. It was a very interesting sight. Today the deer were on our bank and the turkeys were in the pasture.


Quote of the Day
September 18, 2006, 6:51 am
Filed under: quote

Ernest Haskins

“Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you’ll be surprised at how little you have.”


What? ‘You lookin’ at me?
September 15, 2006, 12:14 pm
Filed under: Carnival of Dogs, Friday Ark


Thursday Thirteen #7
September 14, 2006, 12:07 pm
Filed under: Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Fark posts from today: (I *heart* Fark)

1. [Stupid] Nissan to introduce anti-drunk-driving mechanism, plus extra-long pin number that a drunk person can’t remember. Of course the person would be so drunk he wouldn’t think of writing it down beforehand

2. [Cool] Steve Irwin fans camping out for memorial tickets. Sting unavailable for comment

3. [Amusing] Not news: Woman attacks man for sleeping with other woman. News: She reacts by setting his house on fire and attacking him with a machete. Fark.com: The man is a 70-year-old priest and the woman is a nun that has had three of his abortions

4. [Cool] Ouch. 14 lb, 13 ounce baby born. Look at the size of that boy’s head. That’s a virtual planetoid. Has it’s own weather system

5. [Followup] Guy who was arrested for carrying a penis pump aboard airplane has charges drop after convincing judge he whispered “pump” and not “bomb” when asked what it was

6. [Amusing] Twenty-three thousand Segway scooters recalled due to hilarious glitch that causes wheels to suddenly reverse direction. Submitter hopes to see this thread in the Fark Video section soon

7. [Unlikey] Police think they can stop singing, swearing and shouting by drunks outside bars by giving drinkers suckers as they leave

8. [Interesting] Study proves drinkers earn more money than nondrinkers. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to afford a new liver

9. [Followup] Couple who was filmed beating a TV reporter have claim “not guilty.” Indicates goatees in the video

10. [Dumbarse] Fourteen-year-old, upset that his parents planned out his future career path, decides to put an end to that nonsense by burning his house down. Every so often, you gotta say “What the fark?”

11. [Followup] Man — who wrecked store microwave trying to warm up his urine-filled fake penis to beat a drug test — pleads guilty to disorderly conduct, fined for $425 and loss of dignity forever

12. [Unlikely] Colombia gang wives and girlfriends call for “crossed legs” sex strike to persuade their men to give up guns. Gang members promise to do so after they put a cap in the ungrateful biatches’ asses

13. [Amusing] Police burn 1,000 marijuana plants in Crown King, Arizona — note photo of cops standing downwind and smiling


Cavies new home
September 12, 2006, 8:39 am
Filed under: cavies


My daughter’s piggies (as she likes to call them) are now in their new home. They seem to be enjoying it. I have a feeling that I’m going to be expanding upwards in the near future to give them more play space. It’s been almost 2 weeks since I brought them home and so far the novelty hasn’t worn off for her. She talks to them and lets them run around her room while she’s studying.

The cats haven’t seemed to bother them much.  They are curious and will go over to sniff them and the piggies will sniff right back.


September 11, 2006, 6:37 am
Filed under: blahblahblah

I’m sure there are going to be many posts about the 5th anniversary of 9/11 today. I’d like to take some time to write about the human aspect of it and leave all the political stuff aside.

I remember when the news came in. I was at work and started hearing people buzzing about something that sounded pretty important. At f irst people were in disbelief of what they were hearing. Then they started checking out the news sites and found that this was real. It was hard for us to wrap our heads around it. I, too, logged in to the news sites and sat there with my mouth gaping at the images that were being sent across the internet. How could this be?

I remember thinking about all the people that were inside the towers and how horrible the scene inside must be. The fear and pain that those people felt was more than I could comprehend. There have been shows on TV with stories from the survivors and what they were going through while this was happening. I know it sounds terrible, but for those that did not survive I would count the ones that died instantly very lucky.

I thought of the people who were seeing this on TV knowing that their loved ones were in or near the towers and they were helpless to do anything about it. I prayed for them as well.

News of the crash in Shanksville hit closer to home. We live about 2 hours from Shanksville. Here at work we all wondered if we should leave and go get our kids from school so we would know that they were safe with us.

My emotions were in a tailspin. Was there more to come? Were we in danger too? Why were we spared and why did the others have suffer and perish?


Thursday Thirteen #6
September 7, 2006, 6:19 am
Filed under: Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen excuses for not having a Thursday Thirteen post last week:

1. George and Fred

2. First week of school – boy am I glad that’s over!

3. Very busy at work

4. Church choir practice

5. Dead brain cells

6. I hate my job

7. Did I mention Fred and George? They’re becoming very spoiled, by the way.

8. My dog ate it

9. A meteor landed on my laptop

10. I’m lazy like that

11. More dead brain cells

12. I left it in my other purse

13. I was at the local county fair participating in the cow calling contest
“Here cow! Here cow!” 😉

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Caption This Picture
September 5, 2006, 9:06 am
Filed under: Caption This, Carnival of Cats, cats, Friday Ark, WCB, Weekend Cat Blogging

I decided to try something different (at least for me). Submit captions for this picture and we’ll have a vote on the best one. No prizes. 😉 Just having a little fun.


The Friday Ark is ready to go at The Modulator.

Am I nuts?
August 30, 2006, 7:29 pm
Filed under: cavies, Friday Ark

I’ll be bringing these furry little things home on Thursday. Someone at work needed a home for them.
Am I nuts, or what?!?

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New-born albino Pygmy Marmoset
August 30, 2006, 6:55 am
Filed under: blahblahblah

New-born albino Pygmy Marmoset