Sunday, April 27, 2008

If You're a Nerd and You Know It, Raise Your Hand

*Hand held above head* What is a Pink? I am led to believe it is some sort of flower. But what does this flower look like? Does it exist today? The only real refrence I have is Kate Chopins "The Awakening". The very last sentence of the book reads: "There was the hum of bees, and the musky odor of pinks filled the air." I read this book when I was in early high school. It is an amazing book. But I still have never really known what a pink is. For a while I thought it was mimosas, the tree blossom. But from recent internet searching the best I can come up with is crepe myrtle. If you, my decidedly few readers know what I'm looking for please tell me!! This is gonna drive me nuts!!
That being said, I am researching this beacause i would like to use the quote as a tattoo. And I would like to incorperate an image of the appropriate blossom with it. Did I mention that this book, the one I reffrence, is from 1899? Yes. I AM a nerd. Your point please?

--Little Bird is searching for answers

Friday, April 11, 2008

Scattered and Un-connected. Deal With It.

The wildly changing weather of spring means headaches abound. Aren't I lucky? For some reason it also means I have the intense desire to re-arrange my room. Again. I still need to get a few things to pollish off the look. I am finally utilizing the un-used space under the bed. This meant shlepping out in the rain to purchase bed lifters but hey, it's worth it. It's a little wobbly, but once the carpet under the lifters compacts, it'll even out.

Seeing Red Over Green

Ok, I read over on that someone wants to introduce a bill to make hybrid cars safer for blind pedestrians. Ummm..... why does this seem like an underhanded way for the right wing (hear me out, I will back that up) to make hybrids seem undesireable? Why not put the same effort into putting in crosswalks in that are safer for the sight impaired? Why put the onus on the people attempting to manufacture a vehicle that is environmentaly friendlier?
About that right-wing statement. If they can make it seem that eco-friendly is bad, and unsafe, then they are that much closer to denying that there is an environmental problem. Once they are able to deny the eco-issues, they can rape the land with gusto. Also? Little Bird is a liberal, as if that needed clarification.

Happy and Smiley.... Still!

So I have been happy and giggly for two weeks. And yes there is a person responsible for this. You know who you are. And I am sooooo looking forward to cooking that ridiculously large meal next weekend. Since I like to cook that actually was not sarcasm. There will be leftovers.

---Little Bird is spring cleaning

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Anthropological Fun

I have found out an interesting phenomenon. It's one that I didn't think would ever be applied to me. As you know I dyed my hair pink. Not all of it, just some highlights. That very day I noticed that people didn't want to sit next to me on the bus. Then, then next day a hairstylist flatly ignored my requests and did his own thing. And today, I went shopping. I asked a question, thus drawing attention to myself. The woman who "assisted" me then would not leave, staring at me. She really unnerved me. I still didn't get it. I made my purchases and left. I went to another store where I was litteraly followed by the staff. Again, I made a purchase and left. I stepped outside catching a glimpse of myself in a mirror and it dawned on me. It's because of my hair. These people thought that because I have pink in my hair I must be a shoplifter or somehow an undesireable. I think I know now why I never did this before.

In other news I have reason to be happy. I've been smiling like mad for a few days now. Also, the bar where I work just had the best day ever. We were so busy, we hardly had time to think. And now I know how to make some fantastic Bloody Marys. Just wait 'till I make that bacon vodka, and then they'll utterly awsome Bloody Marys!

--Little Bird is sporting pink plumage