May 30th, 2004


Baby Bird Antics

weather: mostly cloudy
outside: 16°C
mood: happy
userinfoSkippy is almost 11 weeks old now. She's still an adorable, clumsy baby. Whenever I pick her up, she'll jump onto my chest, attack any plastic buttons on my shirt for a bit and then crawl up to my shoulder, by my neck and underneath my hair. It's warm there so she'll sit and just snuggle there for a while.

She loves my hair, she'll chew on it, groom it, groom herself, play peek-a-boo, hide-and-seek and generally futz around in it. =) Then she'll run down and across my chest to the other side and do the same.

We got her a rope toy with tassles yesterday. We put it on the table to let her investigate it and get used to it. She was okay with it. It was horizontal lying on the table, but when we hung it up in her cage, it was vertical and suddenly looking a lot bigger than before. It was funny to see her body leaning away from it and looking up at The Tassle Monster with extreme apprehension =D But I saw her playing with it this morning. Kinda like, "okay, if it's not going to kill me, then I guess I can touch it."

userinfoSid will have a tassle toy too, it might help with his overgrooming problem provided he's not too freaked out to touch it. It should be a good distraction from grooming himself all day.

In the wild, they are observed to only spend about 25% of their time grooming. 25% of their time is spent interacting with others of their species. About 50% of their time is spent looking for food and eating. As soon as you put them in a cage by themselves with food and water provided, what can they do? Eat. And groom themselves. All. Day.

We might go see how Sid is doing at Night Owl this afternoon after userinfoHusband Guy gets back from basketball. I think Dr. McDonald said she'd put a collar on him too. Oh, I'm sure he'll be really pleased with that.


Troy, Van Helsing, Honey

weather: bright sunny
outside: 16°C
mood: blasée
I haven't written about any movies in a while. We saw Van Helsing a while ago; Troy today; and Honey was rented. No spoilers.

Troy ()

I guess I was completely in the wrong frame of mind to be watching this movie today. Maybe it was the overabundance of Pretty Boys™, but I stopped paying attention and started watching for all kinds of other things. Thoughts:

  • Ladies and Gentlemen, I cannot impress upon you enough, the importance of scanning your downloaded software for viruses.

  • OH! OH! That... that was his HEEL!!! I GET IT!!! BWAHAHAHA!!! XD =D =D That's still the dumbest thing I've ever heard. What, his mother couldn't turn him right side up and dip the last part of his foot into the river? Maybe she wasn't allowed to double-dip.

  • My, Rose Byrne (Briseis) has beautiful hands. Yes, there's a hot'n'heavy scene, in which, one nekkid body belongs to Brad Pitt. And I'm noticing her hands. If I've ever given you the impression that I was kinda normal, I am truly sorry.

  • A Greek dude with an Sheffield accent. I think I shall have a mild nosebleed.

Van Helsing ()

I have Russian co-workers. I hear Russian-ish English every day.

I'm not as sure that the accents were bad. I don't know how different Russian, Romanian and Ukranian accents sound in comparison. But I did notice how incredibly bizarre it was for perfect English colloquial grammar to be applied onto the supposed Eastern European accent.

One example is, they won't transpose the subject and verb in question form.

Honey ()

*bouncie-bouncie-bouncie* *lay-up* *skippitty-skippitty-skippitty*


Bah. Nevermind.

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