Friday, August 27, 2010


I subscribe to a magazine called BIRD TALK.  This story was part of an article in a recent issue that talked about how some of the parrot species like to get inside one’s clothing.

Parrots can be partial to cloth.  A woman told about a program on parrots she gave for an elementary school teacher.  She brought along her two conures to show off to the classroom.  She started off with one on each shoulder, but as she spoke to the class, the two birds dove into her blouse and started moving around inside the front of it.  Of course the kids thought this was the funniest thing they had ever seen, especially when the two birds had a friendly altercation.  Her face turned red as she tried to get the two birds out of her blouse without success.

My birds don’t get inside my shirt, but Pepper likes to chew on shoes.

 Just in case you were getting tired of the haiku error messages, this is the last of them --

Yesterday it worked.
Today it is not working.
Windows is like that.

To have no errors
would be life without meaning.
No struggle, no joy.
Having been erased,
the document you're seeking
must now be retyped.
Rather than a beep
or a rude error message,
these words: "File not found."

Serious error.
All shortcuts have disappeared.
Screen. Mind. Both are blank.

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