Today I noticed some odd birds in the backyard. Basically I get about 6 types of birds here. No variety at all, so these birds really stood out. They were in a smallish group, maybe 20 or so and they were really flitty. I kept trying to catch one in my binoculars but they never stayed still long enough. Finally I noticed they were hanging out in the holly tree by my bathroom windows so I went in there and sidled up to a window and got a really good look.
Then my brain's all, "I wonder what those are?" I came in here and googled "bright yellow tips on tail feathers" and the very first link gave me an answer. They are Cedar Waxwings. They would not stay in a tree if I was at all close and they move so quickly I gave up on trying to take an individual picture and just started snapping pics of the tree. After opening about 10 pictures and playing a sort of "Where's Waldo?" I actually found some birds in the pics. The first one is blurry, but the second one's not so bad:
I'm not a real birder or anything, but I do like to look at birds, especially ones I don't see all the time.
I must have posted about a hundred times last year about how hot I was and my hair was too short to put in a ponytail, but this growing my hair out is so not working for me. I really hate my hair right now and decided to get it cut short again. I'm going to make an appointment after MOW for this Saturday. I'm going for a very retro look. Tyler is pretty good about following a picture and I found this on the internet:
When Carole and I did MOW last December she said my hair looked like "old Hollywood," and I had thought the same thing, so I know my hair can do this. Unfortunately, I can't make my face do that. Heh heh. But I really like that haircut. And my vow to myself and to you guys is that I will not complain once this summer about not being able to put my hair up. I will still complain about being hot though, because I imagine I would do that even if I were bald.
So today I was telling Lo about brushing my teeth and my toothbrush slipping and socking me in the nose and she laughed and said she does that sometimes. Does everyone do that? I guess that falls under the category of "stuff people do but never mention" so I'm mentioning it now. I wonder if crazy foreign billionaires hire a dentist to show up and brush their teeth three times a day? You never know.