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Hey Little Birdies…

Sunday morning visitors

Come to Mama!

Come to Mama...

Thirteen Birdies I watched from my window this week

And this! It came by last night and stole bird seed from my feeder!


Essential vocabulary additions for the workplace (and elsewhere)!!! William’s Mum will love this one

1. BLAMESTORMING: Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.
2. SEAGULL MANAGER: A manager, who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything, and then leaves.
3. ASSMOSIS: The process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard.
4. SALMON DAY: The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only to get shafted and die in the end.
5. CUBE FARM: An office filled with cubicles.
6. PRAIRIE DOGGING: When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube farm, and people’s heads pop up over the walls to see what’s going on.
7. STRESS PUPPY: A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and whiny.
8. SWIPEOUT: An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless because magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.
9. XEROX SUBSIDY: Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one’s workplace.
10. PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE: The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.
11. ADMINISPHERE: The rarefied organizational layers beginning just above the rank and file. Decisions that fall from the adminisphere are often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were designed to solve.
12. 404: Someone who’s clueless. From the World Wide Web error Message “404 Not Found,” meaning that the requested site could not be located.
13. GENERICA: Features of the American landscape that are exactly the same no matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip malls, and subdivisions.
Bonus 14. CROP DUSTING: Surreptitiously passing gas while passing through a Cube Farm.


21 responses

  1. The last one wuzent a birdie! It’s kinda kyoot and da only marsoopial in North America. Yoor lucky yoo get to see all dozed different birdies.

    28-March-2007 at 8:45 pm

  2. I saw the House Fence and American Robin over here, and also the Mourning Dove, Gold Fench, a black and white spotted/striped woodpecker, and a bunch of other various birdies…. Yum!

    28-March-2007 at 9:58 pm

  3. Wow, a golden eagle! You better be careful, they can haul you away!

    Happy Birthday to Orlando too! Binkies…cool!

    28-March-2007 at 10:12 pm

  4. Wow! Looks like a lot of fun watching the birdies. The Spice Cats love to watch birdies from the door too!

    28-March-2007 at 10:26 pm

  5. wow thats quite a birdlist

    28-March-2007 at 10:53 pm

  6. What a great bird watching spot! You are lucky to have so many different types of birdies coming to your bird feeder! Bad possum stealing bird food.

    29-March-2007 at 12:34 am

  7. You are very lucky! That is a lot of birdies you get to see. I spend a lot of time looking out the window trying to spot birds too. But I don’t know all of their names.

    29-March-2007 at 2:25 am

  8. Dat’s a reely good life list of birdies.

    29-March-2007 at 2:58 am

  9. We have possums here too! They used to steal Tiger’s food that we would leave out for when he visited. They are very hungry animals!
    That is a wonderful variety of birds coming to your feeder.

    29-March-2007 at 8:20 am

  10. It sure is a busy time of year, Diva Kitty, with lots of birdseed thieves out there! I’m getting worn out from watching squirrels break into our bird feeders! I smacked one of them a good one through the window this morning.


    29-March-2007 at 8:51 am

  11. We like your list of birds. We watch lots of birds here but don’t know what any of them are except the Cardinals because they are so red!

    29-March-2007 at 10:28 am

  12. I loved the birdies!!!

    The Lap Lady loves the new words! They have her laughing really hard.

    29-March-2007 at 1:01 pm

  13. Send some of those birdies this way!!

    -Kat 3

    29-March-2007 at 1:56 pm

  14. The investor is passing on that vocab list to her co-workers at her second, less important job outside of the Morning Scratch facility. I’m sure Kat 3 and Sara appreciated it. I have yet to set up their cubicles. I can’t wait for the crop dusting on the cube farm …..


    29-March-2007 at 1:59 pm

  15. Goldfishes, sparras, Mr an Mrs Cardinal, chickadees, grackle, robins, mourning doves, gulls, red-tailed hawks, ducks, gooses… an squirrels!

    Gee, Mom calls Percussive Maintenance “Impact Adjustment”. Also, she talks about bosses who perform MWA: “Management by Wandering Around”. That is, they go from office to office, talking wif each bean an disruptin whatefur they were doin, then gifin them a buncha new stuff to do as well as redoin what they was doin when he walked in. Then there’s Hit an Run, when sumone dumps an urgent assignment just before leafin an can’t be reached wif questions.

    I’s glad I’s a cat.

    29-March-2007 at 4:16 pm

  16. Happy B-Day to Orlando!

    Excellent bird list, too.

    29-March-2007 at 6:02 pm

  17. Wow, what and awesome list of birdies that you get to see!
    I Loved that list of vocabulary additions! Crop Dusting! hahahahahahahahah, hehehee. oh dear! *wipes eyes* Thank you so much for my much needed afternoon belly laugh!

    29-March-2007 at 6:10 pm

  18. oops…forgot something. I also enjoyed the music you have playing on your site today.

    29-March-2007 at 6:18 pm

  19. Hahahaha….crop dusting…hahahaha! Our Daddykitty is a crop duster!

    29-March-2007 at 7:04 pm

  20. The “Seagull Manager” looks similar to the “Bungee Manager” — here just long enough to disrupt things, but not enough to change anything, for better or worse.

    29-March-2007 at 7:21 pm

  21. I had to help my mom up off the floor with that list! I thought she was having a seizure or something but she was just laughing. She says that somehow you must know where she hunts!

    Me, I enjoyed your list of birds. My pals are fun but I have only about five or six different kinds. I’m good with that though because I know there are cats in the world who have no bird friends at all!

    29-March-2007 at 8:26 pm

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