Chapterhouse

March 14, 2006

Bimbos, Sushi, and Psycho Birds

Filed under: Uncategorized — chapterhouse @ 6:54 am

Oh Well, It Was Only One of 24

Jack Bauer’s daughter, Kim, returned in last night’s episode of 24. I suspect that this character was removed from the regular cast a few seasons ago because she was so annoyingly stupid. Unfortunately, Kim did not grow a brain during her absence. (Of course, I am talking about the character “Kim,” not the actress who plays her, Elisha Cuthbert.)

Killing Edgar off just about broke my heart, as well as Chloe’s.

A show that can evoke such emotions in its followers — heck, a show that has loyal followers who can’t miss even one of 24 episodes — obviously has great writers.

Sushi, Anyone?

Scroll down to see the “Smoked Worms and Coffee” sign from North Carolina. Didja ever stop to think that smoked worms must be for fish who don’t like sushi? Think about it.

Love Birds

One summer we had the psycho-insomniac mockingbird from hell in our magnolia tree. Why psycho? He sang at night. All night. I normally enjoy hearing these birds, and after all, they are the State Bird of Texas. But they’re a lot less enjoyable when you’re trying to get some sleep. It is illegal to kill a mockingbird in this State (not that we would actually kill any bird.) But on a couple of those sleepless nights, Tom went outside, got the waterhose, and sprayed the little begger. Finally, the psycho bird went off to sing at someone else. I feel kinda bad about that. The reason mockingbirds sing at night is because they have lost, or cannot find, a mate.

Well, now we have a psycho love bird. Her mate died, and the other two love birds in the aviary ignore her. Lisa hasn’t taken to chirping all night, yet. Just during the day. Like when you’re trying to read or write or hear the television or talk on the phone or to each other or to yourself or listen to music. Especially if you are trying to listen to music, because then all three birds start chirping. (BTW, they prefer Mozart to Wagner, and they think that the beeper on the microwave is another bird, so they keep calling to it.) I can’t say that Lisa sings, exactly. It’s more like … ranting. She gets on these rants and won’t quit. Spraying her with the garden hose won’t stop the problem. Besides, it’s an indoor aviary.

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8 Comments »

  1. Come on, admit it. You have thought of leaving the door to the cage wide open.

    (“Oh, such an accident. Boo hoo. Let’s not get any more birds, honey. Huh?”)

    Comment by OldHorsetailSnake — March 14, 2006 @ 11:53 am | Reply

  2. Awww… that is so sad! What can you do for her? Poor baby. That is funny about the mocking bird. Waterhose… he he

    Comment by dawn marie — March 14, 2006 @ 12:43 pm | Reply

  3. dear candace,
    really the net is make links not only to our blogs but our lives as well. I highly recommend Julia Cameron, I consider her my fairy godmother of creativity, still I am in the process of becoming creative – an expression of my spirituality as well. Good thing I found you at BE it is a very nice way to get introduced to blogs of other people. good wishes, pete

    thanks for dropping by…

    Comment by Pete Rahon — March 14, 2006 @ 7:28 pm | Reply

  4. I’m so sorry about your loss. Poor widdle birdie.

    Comment by pooks — March 15, 2006 @ 8:04 pm | Reply

  5. Oh, that was some time ago, Pooks. But today, of all things, one of the other females die — of old age, we think. So now, the ranting bird is left with her brother.

    Comment by Candace — March 15, 2006 @ 8:09 pm | Reply

  6. Pete, I plan to get Julia Cameron’s The Artists Way, tomorrow. Thanks again!

    Comment by Candace — March 15, 2006 @ 8:10 pm | Reply

  7. I think I would rant too if I were cooped up in a cage with one of my brothers….

    cheep cheep cheep cheep tweeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!

    Of course, they probably feel the same about me!
    🙂

    Comment by judith — March 16, 2006 @ 8:20 am | Reply

  8. Judith,

    I cannot BELIEVE that you would write such a sacrilege about one of your sweet babboos!!

    AML,

    evetS

    Comment by NumenSteve — March 17, 2006 @ 10:43 am | Reply


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