Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Birds and Stuff

It's kinda funny that in my last post I was saying how I talk on the phone a lot when My Sweetie's out of town, but I really wasn't in a chatty mood this time. Oh I talked to Carole and Lo a little bit but I always talk to them. I didn't even call Mom. I just puttered around and watched some movies and of course the Buffy Musical which I was able sing along with really loudly and not have to worry about offending anyone's ears. This is one of my favorite songs.
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.


Jazz said...

I love that haircut and I regularly miss my mouth completely and end up with toothpaste all over my cheek.

And you're right it's not something I mention, since it makes me look like a total spaz.

Carole said...

You got a pretty good shot of that Cedar Waxwing! I was so glad you called and told me about them, because I was able to go out and see them in person. I always love to have new birds stopping by in the neighborhood, as long as they're not those Grackles!

You will look marvelous (can you hear Billy Crystal) in that new coiffure. So classic!

I have bumped my nose when brushing my teeth. I thought it was my Italian nose. Ha! I also miss my mouth completely sometimes when trying to drink from a straw. I'm always sure that looks particularly graceful.

Anonymous said...

Prince Charles has a guy who squeezes the toothpaste tube for him! And it took me almost to the end of the post to figure out why you were complaining about being hot. I kept thinking how great it was that you considered yourself hot and I was waiting for the part where it was causing you so much grief that you had to complain about it. Ha! It's kind of late in the day -- that's my only excuse

Anonymous said...

Ha ha - Jazz the spazz!! Good one.

Ian Lidster said...

Cedar waxwings are lovely. Is that photo not Ida Lupino?

There is an award for you at my blog, by the way.

Scarlet said...

I can see you in that hairdo. You have the spunk to pull it off. I could NEVER go that short!

I've done the toothbrush in the nose thing many times. The eye even. I guess it's more common that I thought.

Jammie J. said...

HA HA @ XUP! :)

I love being able to do whatever with my hair, up, down, braid, or whatever. But then I love long hair. Wanted long hair ever since I was a little kid but couldn't get past the huge knots that happen at the nape of the neck. So I had to wait until I was growed up. Now, the only time I cut it is when I get it stuck in a power drill or hair dryer, or it gets in my butt crack. TMI?

Ummm, no, I never bonk my nose with my toothbrush, but my hair is insidious enough to cover the fact that I'm not a spazz, like Jazz.

geewits said...

~~I guess that's one of the fun things about blogging - we all find out we're pretty much the same.

~~Ouch, that reminds me of times I have stabbed my gums with a straw!

~~ha ha! Yes, I am so hot. Maybe 15 years ago.

~~I don't know if that's Ida Lupino. I googled her and didn't see that image. Thanks for the award!

~~Yeah, I can't see you with short hair. I've had every length in the world. I even had tiny spikey David Bowie hair in the late 80's.

I don't think I've hit my eye with my toothbrush. Maybe my nose is too wide.

~~I was the same - had to grow up to manage long hair. But when my hair reaches a certain length and gets wet it hurts. It also hurt to wear a ponytail when it was very long so I could only do French braids. I guess I mostly just like change.