Thursday, April 07, 2005



Nettie's Home for Confused Birds

As if one annoying bird that sings at the wrong time of the day wasn't enough, now I have another. As I understand it, most birds chirp during the day and owls hoot at night. That's how it works, right? Well, not my birds. One's singing happily away at 4 A.M. He's been around a while, I think he's an insomniac. That's OK, we all have our nights, maybe I could get used to him.

But no, one bird isn't enough. As I sit here blogging, I can hear an owl hooting. Maybe he's hunting, or...Wait, owls are NOCTURNAL. I don't understand why all the birds are picking on me. This is, of course, why I will never move to the country. The cheerful songs of the birds in the morning would drive me even more insane. That being said....

I'm pretty sure the new bird is an owl, and Amigo thinks the other one is a mockingbird. So my question to you is, what should I call them? I suppose this is somewhat like Jeff's contests- whoever's names I like will get...something. Keep it clean, one name for the owl, one for the mocking-whatever. Have at it, peeps.


21 Comments:

At 4/07/2005 03:25:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H said...

In the country, you could go outside and give 'em all a load of birdshot. One loud bang, then silence the rest of the night.

And maybe the time change has them all confused. Buy them little watches, it might help.

 
At 4/07/2005 03:27:00 PM, Blogger Nettie said...

That is so not helpful.

 
At 4/07/2005 04:48:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H said...

The watches, or the shotgun?

Hey, I'm a country boy at heart. Spent practically every other weekend at Gramps' during my "formative" years.

 
At 4/07/2005 08:35:00 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

I like JB which stands for 'Just Bird', or you could call them Hootie and Blowfish.

 
At 4/08/2005 03:09:00 AM, Blogger Stacey said...

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At 4/08/2005 03:17:00 AM, Blogger Stacey said...

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At 4/08/2005 03:27:00 AM, Blogger Stacey said...

Disclaimer... third times a charm...I just can't stand typo's in my posts...I so wish I could edit a comment...annoying blogger...or annoying brain at 2am...here's the comment...AGAIN...

Why not use their actual name...the name they've given themselves "Birds in the Night" on their debuting album Songs in the Night singing their music for all to enjoy...prize patrol say what????

When you are in class looks like your feathered friends have beeen busy in the recording studio...when's your birthday again...I know just the perfect gift!

 
At 4/08/2005 09:33:00 AM, Blogger Jeff H said...

WOOHOO!!! Blogger is actually working this morning...

I like Stacey's idea of a musical theme for the love birds. How 'bout the old "classic" "Ebony and Ivory"? Kinda goes with the whole "night-and-day" theme of these two.

But I think you should invest in the tiny watches just in case...

 
At 4/08/2005 10:27:00 AM, Blogger Barbara said...

Earplugs?

 
At 4/08/2005 12:47:00 PM, Blogger Rhonda said...

They say birds know good people when they see them............well maybe not but I am sure that is why they are migrating towards you. Hope you can come to some sort of agreement - Good Luck.

 
At 4/08/2005 02:16:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H said...

"Why do birds suddenly appear, every time you are near?"

"Just like me, they long to be..."

Everybody join me now:

"Close to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!"

"Ah, ah ah ah ah...close to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu..."

 
At 4/08/2005 03:48:00 PM, Blogger Nettie said...

I don't even know WHAT that was...

 
At 4/08/2005 04:10:00 PM, Blogger Cindy-Lou said...

I'm somewhere between Jeff's age and Nettie's age, and I felt pretty young until I realized that Nettie doesn't know that song..... Thanks for tipping (shoving) me over that edge, Nettie :) (just kidding)

 
At 4/08/2005 04:12:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H said...

I forget sometimes that you're not geriatric, in spite of your cream-of-wheat fixation.

That's the Carpenters' "Close to You". Anybody who was alive in the early 70s knows it by heart, or at least the few lyrics I just sang to you.

Come on, a little gratitude here.

 
At 4/08/2005 06:40:00 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

Oh, the old lady over here in the corner knows that song by heart! I love it.

 
At 4/08/2005 06:44:00 PM, Blogger Amigo said...

You could call the mockingbird or nightengale Earl E. Bird. For the owl, maybe just Hootie.

 
At 4/08/2005 08:53:00 PM, Blogger Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I'm disqualifying myself on acount of the "keep it clean" clause.

 
At 4/08/2005 10:33:00 PM, Blogger shauna marie said...

are you serious? the birds and owls annoy you? OH MY WORD--I'd love to hear them!! It would put me to sleep soooooo fast--just like the crickets are so comforting to hear in the summer:0) Anyways, I probably seem weird to you...

 
At 4/08/2005 11:39:00 PM, Blogger Nettie said...

OK, the co-winners are Amigo and Darlene, and they get...my undying gratitude. Henceforth the sings-at-all-hours bird is Earl, and the diurnal owl is Hootie. Thanks for playing!

 
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