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Cracks me up

Ah nature!

Posted on 2008.10.06 at 09:22
I just looked out of my window and saw a perky little bird land on the beam under the eaves. I thought with pleasure, "How adorable. Isn't nature wonderful?" With a gleam in his beady black eye, he turned about, his tail dipped, and a long line of poop slid down the beam, staining it a brilliant magenta. He must have been at the cactus fruit. I wonder if this is indicative of the kind of day I'll be having.


heartofoshun at 2008-10-06 16:43 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for sharing that! Don't be superstitous about the outcome of your day. Could be great.

I was actually just thinking the yesterday that raising my kids in a middle-class environment in big cities, might have deprived them of some lessons learned from nature I got in the more rural smalltown where I grew up. In nature it's always the good and the bad, there is no ideal, no expectation of clean and perfect, and yet there is always transcedent beauty and renewnal/starting over. I feel like Saturday Night Live "Deep Thoughts" here now. Oh, well, doesn't matter anyway, I am a dyed in the wool city person now and couldn't have done otherwise.

(Excuse me for continuing to make corrections on something I typed in less than a minute and then posted and found dozens of typos. That's indicative of my day (just now typed "night" when I meant "day") and not just wondering either, based on hard experience.)

Edited at 2008-10-06 04:50 pm (UTC)
elfscribe5 at 2008-10-06 22:51 (UTC) (Link)
Yep there's nothing more natural than bird shit. But, I've never seen any quite so red before. Eek!

And re: typing something completely different than you intended - I'm so glad you do that too. There are times when I look back at what I've just typed and wonder what demon had possessed me for that second.
heartofoshun at 2008-10-06 23:05 (UTC) (Link)
My ex-, who had read one short volume of Freud, used say there were no accidents, that every time one misspoke oneself, or couldn't remember a name, or made a typo like my "night" for "day" there was some deep psychological significance. I am more cynical and scratch my head and fear early-onset Alzheimer's.

Yes. Red bird shit is creepy. I was once at the beach during high school, looking up into the eyes of a tall, gorgeous guy, trying to will him to kiss me, and a bird shat on my forehead. That was a downer. (Not red. The white chalky kind.)
elfscribe5 at 2008-10-06 23:28 (UTC) (Link)
"a bird shat on my forehead" Got a chuckle outta me, babe.
heartofoshun at 2008-10-06 23:33 (UTC) (Link)
It took me five years to laugh.
erfan_starled at 2008-10-06 19:33 (UTC) (Link)
Red poop? That bird had it in for you :| You get red pee with beetroot. Never tried cactus myself. Hope the rest of the day remains a pink-poop-free-zone.

And hey, you're back :D
elfscribe5 at 2008-10-06 22:53 (UTC) (Link)
I'm only assuming that's what caused the red. Could be pyracantha berries too. And thanks for the kindly poop-free wish. No one needs shit first thing in the a.m. (come to think of it, is there really any time of day for shit?)
Back, sorta. *g*
Laurelin (who wants to be a spatula)
pilgrimskiss at 2008-10-06 21:28 (UTC) (Link)
:) Thanks for the laugh!
elfscribe5 at 2008-10-06 22:54 (UTC) (Link)
My pleasure. The stain is still there, but I ain't climbing up there to scrub it off. (Damn bird.)
Minuial Nuwing
minuial_nuwing at 2008-10-06 21:47 (UTC) (Link)
I hope the bird was not indicative of the day. But you've certainly made me smile today!

elfscribe5 at 2008-10-06 22:55 (UTC) (Link)
*doffs hat* my pleasure,luv.
nienna_weeper at 2008-10-07 09:38 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, poop on bad days.
elfscribe5 at 2008-10-08 06:15 (UTC) (Link)
Well the day wasn't so bad after all. *stupid bird*
camile_sinensis at 2008-10-07 19:28 (UTC) (Link)
Considering how many birds there are up there, it must be raining shit all the time!

I have a telephone line directly above where I park my car at home, and the very cute and attractive little swallows regularly dump heroic quantities of the usual grey-brown variety of poop onto it!
elfscribe5 at 2008-10-08 06:16 (UTC) (Link)
Into every life some sh*t must fall. Still, it's never good when it lands on you or your car.
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