Shallow Thoughts

Akkana's Musings on Open Source, Science, and Nature.

Sat, 10 Jul 2004

Doggerel

Carla (I think it was Carla, anyway, under a differnt nick) got foulmouthed on #debian-women tonight. She was quoting a line from a doggerel song:
When you're sliding into home, and your pants are full of foam, diarrhea.
I thought that was gross, so I countered with:
When you wish your bird was blue, and there's nothing left to do, dye a rhea.
Later, she posted another line:
When you're running up to first, and your stomach's going to burst, diarrhea.
So I countered with
When you need to make a plot, and Illustrator you have not, dia free-a.

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[ 20:00 Jul 10, 2004    More humor | permalink to this entry ]

Chicks flying

I spotted one of the mockingbird chicks this evening, first sighting in several days (though I've heard cheeping so I was pretty sure at least one was still healthy). I'm not sure which one this was, but it flew like a pro, sat on the house roof cheeping to be fed, then swooped down to the lawn and pecked for bugs (cheeping occasionally; I guess it's still easier to have mom feed you than to hunt your own insects). It has a long tail now, and white wing patches just like the adults, but a spotted breast and that funny wide yellow "baby bird" bill.

I got a few pictures.

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[ 19:00 Jul 10, 2004    More nature/birds | permalink to this entry ]