January 22nd, 2006


It's A Girl!

weather: drizzling
outside: 6.9°C
mood: amused
Dr. MacDonald had confirmed that userinfoSkippy is, in fact, a girl while doing her checkup yesterday.

She's a very loud, very brightly coloured Lutino girl that acts like a total monkey boy and stands in her cage with one leg up on her side bars in sort of a Captain Morgan pose... TERRIBLY unladylike.

She must get it from me XD

We'll need to move her to a pellet diet, or a mostly pellet diet. When she starts laying eggs, the seeds won't provide enough nutrients for her. I really want to get her a new cuttlebone, but the ones I've found have smelled ... off, to me. We'll ask Dr. MacDonald if she has fresh cuttlebone next week when we bring userinfoSid in for his appointment.

So, get this: we have to bake her birdie cookies. =)

Take the pellets, mix with hot water and mash it with a spoon until it becomes kinda gooey, but still kinda lumpy. Add some seeds. Mix. Spread on a small sheet of aluminum foil, sprinkle some seeds on top and bake.

They end up looking like itty-bitty M&M cookies with multi-coloured bird seed =) We gave Sid some too.

The things we do for these little squeakers... At least they're eating it. =D


"If you don't vote..."

weather: drizzling
outside: 6.9°C
mood: moody
The next wanker who tells me "if you don't vote, you don't have the right to complain" gets my salad fork through their frontal lobe.

Democracy and free speech do not come with a condition like that. It never has.

I have every single right to complain about whoever is doing a shitty job managing the affairs of my city/province/country or any other country, for that matter, regardless of whether or not I had voted in the elections.

Yes, I vote. EVERY election I am entitled to. Municipal, provincial and federal. I'm Canadian, I don't vote in the US elections and I am still entitled to complain about whatever administration-dependent ass monkeys are in the White House. Any time. Any term.

Whether they are elected fairly, elected unfairly or the title passed to them when their reigning parent died, however the leader of a sovereign state gets there, they are in the shooting gallery lineup with the rest of the ducks and EVERYONE who voted and didn't, alike, can have a turn at them just the same.