Thursday, October 30, 2008

Random musings

The Phillies won the World Series last night! The parrots were so excited when I told them this morning. This is the first time that a team I've followed for my entire life has won. Yea! I still remember my disappointment in 1993 when Joe Carter hit that winning home run against Mitch Williams. I think I have that game on tape somewhere, but have not had the heart to watch it yet, preferring to remember when they were victorious against the Braves in the NLCS instead.

Also, because the game started in the bottom of the sixth inning, having been delayed two days due to rain, I was able to watch the end of the game instead of falling asleep and reading about it the next day. What excitement!

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My friend with the talkative parrot returned home yesterday from a 10-day vacation. She snuck into her house as quietly as possible so that she could see the reactions of her parrots when they realized she was home. When he saw her, he clearly and loudly said, "Ahhhh, Oh my GOD!!!"

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We leave for vacation in two days, and I'm nowhere near ready. I have lots of laundry and packing to do. I also have to cram the parrots' cages full of new toys so that they will have things to keep them busy while we're gone. We've done this for our past few vacations, and they seem to enjoy that. They like their birdsitter and are well taken care of during our absence (or we wouldn't go) but they are still acting a little strange. I think they know something's up.

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I'm not sure if I'll have time to post this tomorrow, but it's Max's hatchday. She hatched on 10/31/01, which makes her 7 tomorrow. I can't believe she's getting so old! She's the first parrot we got, from a breeder, so she's the only one for whom we have an actual hatchdate. It somehow seems fitting that she hatched on Halloween!

5 comments:

Beloved Parrot said...

Have a wonderful time -- and hurry back!

Mallow said...

Don't forget to take lots of pictures for our blogging pleasure! :D

Best in Flock said...

I love the photo in your header, the way all the birds are lined up like that. And the way that caiques look like little colorful penguins when they stand up perfectly straight.

Have fun on your trip. I know I always get anxious having to leave the birds with someone else... worry they'll stress out, worry that they'll be bratty and outstay their welcome... but in the end it always works out well.

DoodleBird said...

Have fun!

One smart blue headed pionus said...

Happy Hatchday Max!