Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Birds of a Feather

I love my mom (we shall call her Mamma Bird), and I should probably tell her so more often. Last night Mamma Bird and I went to a new resturaunt. We won't be going back. The food was so-so, but the service was not good. Having worked in resturaunts, I know from good service. I, in my infinite wisdom did not eat at all yesterday until we went out.... at 7pm. And Mamma Bird, with her infinite patience did not kill me when I griped and bitched and moaned. After we had eaten life was much more pleasant.
Mamma Bird told me something that I hadn't known, something that was incredibly validating. She likes me. She enjoys spending time with me. She considers me a friend. This may sound odd, or trite, but really it's not. She's my mom, she's supposed to love me, but is by no means required to LIKE me. Not all parents like the people their offspring have become. Not all offspring like their parents. So I think it quite wonderful that Mamma Bird and I like each other.
Today Mamma Bird and I are going to a concert in the park (classical) and picnic while there. We will have caprese, bread and wine. I will try to remember the bottled water. And I will eat something at some point this afternoon before I go crazy again. I would hate for Mamma Bird to have to kill someone she likes.

---Little Bird loves her mamma!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Colorful Day

Ok, I have seen some strange things in this town, but Sunday's sighting has to be one of the oddest. There are green birds on the lake. At DuSable harbor to be exact. They are a sort of teal-green. They don't really look like sea gulls so I have no idea what the hell they are. I wish I had photos, but my phone does not take the best photos, at least from a distance. But if any one has any ideas on what these birds are or where they came from I would love to know.
I saw them Sunday the 29th. I was on a friends boat, and on the phone with Ginger. I have a habit of stareing off into space while on the phone. If I'm at home I'll look out the window and watch the lake. Well, I was already at the lake so I was watchng the birds. I saw this flash of bluish-green and had ho idea what it was. I looked harder and nudged my friend and pointed it out. Binnoculars were produced and we got a closer look. There were at least eight of them. Some were more green and others were paler. All the pale ones were sitting and looked as if they were nesting. The darker and greener ones were just standing around. I did not see any of them take to the air. Again if anyone has a clue what they are, clue me in too!
Also sighted that day was a great rainbow. It looked like flames where it hit the water. All in all it was a colorful day.
Now, today was not so colorful. Why is it that guys wear speedos? I mean regular guys. Scratch that, I mean guys who aren't competitive swimmers. I saw this guy at the lake front today who looked like the male leadin "My First Mister" plus at least 30 pounds. In a speedo. Not on the beach. Sort of by the chess pavillion. In a camp chair. Ickers. It wouldn't have been so bad if he hadn't kept getting up and uh..... displayng himself. I don't mean exposing himself. he just kept standing up and turning slowly in a circle. Again, ickers. I need to not take my glasses when I go to the park or lake front.

---Lttle Bird has seen some feathered friends