Saturday, May 18, 2013

Not Smooth Character

Taken April 30 & May 2, 2013.
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7 comments:

  1. Happy Saturday to all and a yay to Nicky and Dina on having a great meet-up at Malice (hmmm Meeting at Malice -- sounds like a mystery book title)

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  2. Hi, all.

    Well, Blogger decided to eliminate all the blogs I was following. Luckily it was mostly duplicates from feedly and I could get them back but very annoying.

    Here's hoping for a great weekend for us all.

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  3. Lessons learned (for the English traveller):
    1) when someone says 'Gee, I love your accent,' do not reply - deadpan - 'but I don't have an accent!' One poor lady thought I was offended and it took ages to assure her I was joking.
    2) Wear a pretty and unusual necklace. One of mine got lots of compliments though one lady was a little dashed when, on Mother's Day, she archly suggested that it must have been a special present (with a nod to my husband). I had to admit that I'd bought it myself! Husband looked blank.
    3) Always remember to ask for 'hot' tea and then ask for milk to go with it when - like me - you're not much of a coffee drinker and have become jittery on caffeine!
    4) birds and trees are Not The Same as in England! Idiotic as it seems I was quite disconcerted not to be able to recognise trees and the birds came as a surprise too, even though I've been to the US several times. Mind you, sparrows and starlings are the same all over. Biggest surprise was the cardinal - I'd never knowingly seen one and had assumed they were big, like crows. And of course robins are different though I sussed out which they were. Biggest ornithological thrill - I saw a bluebird! I didn't know they were real, thought they were one of those fairystory things, 'the bluebird of happiness' kind of thing. We live and learn!

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  4. Some of us are very partial to Cardinals. :0)
    And they are very pretty birds too.

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  5. Hi all. Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

    Nicky, there's a very good reason why the starlings look the same. :)

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  6. I'm so glad you ladies had what sounds like a lovely trip.

    1) when someone says 'Gee, I love your accent,' do not reply - deadpan - 'but I don't have an accent!'

    Please say this every time!

    If I get blue jays nesting in the yard this year I'll try to get some pictures to upload; they're also very pretty.

    The hot weather got here yesterday so I shaved my head down to 1/2 inch and it feels so much better.

    Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

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  7. Nicky, next time, say "but I don't have an accent" in a thick Cockney or Essex imitation. I know what you mean about birds being different… every time I hear a UK'er talk about seeing some great tits, I have to remind myself they're birds. BIRDS! Do you have house wrens there? One nested in my garage a few years ago.

    Noisy thunderstorms, plus a 6:45am Mason nosebleed, means I didn't get much sleep either. One shot came close to the house; that one Mason slept through, thankfully. And I need to get moving because I have to do the church bulletin.

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