June 21st, 2008

Birds Behaving Badly

There's a charming old Beatles' song, Blackbird, that makes the species sound so nice:
Blackbird singing in the dead of night,
take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life,
you were only waiting for this moment to arise
But in real life they can get territorial,
diving down from perches arboreal,
terrorizing cyclists.  Here's a pictorial.

Summer Party

purpurachicago has a picture of me grilling for the NIF party.  The party was tonight, but the pic is from about 3 years ago.  It shows me, literally, fanning the flames.

We played charades.  At one point, I was trying to communicate a certain song, and I had them to "sounds like": must stink / sale ee.  And they knew it had something to do with a horse.  But no one on my team knew the song.

I chased "Mustang Sally"
down a blind alley.