Thursday, January 04, 2007

Reading
Sibley's Birding Basics
Girl in the Tangerine Scarf


Watching
The Tick
The Venture Brothers
The Simpsons,
Season 4

(Yeah, Santa's elves cranked out a sled-full of DVDs for us!)

Not Writing About. . .
How for the last 2 or 3 weeks, about half of the patrons in my library at any time seem to be new to us and new to the idea of a modern public library. There are computers, yet I cannot sit at two at once playing a game with myself? There are study rooms, but I'd rather be loud at a study table then spend time signing up for one. I have to have a library card "just" to use the computer? I can't use my cell phone? And, charmingly, upon receipt of our new edition of Connections in her newspaper, "I had no idea so much good stuff was going on here."

Another fine Xmas party: friends, food, Dan's wildly popular eggnog recipe, aluminum tree.

Good birdwatching on the River: winter wren, hybrid mallard-black duck, ruby-crowned kinglet.

Global warming and a mild winter in Virginia.

Testing
Blogger Beta, and wondering how these tags are going to work (Must. Use. Controlled Vocabulary!).

Playing
Word games
Some pirate game

4 comments:

Spunky P said...

Love "the Tick", and love that badboy birding.com!

On an aside, I would *swear I saw a red-cockaded woodpecker in my woods a few days ago, but I guess I won't know unless I can snap a picture of him...http://www.fws.gov/rcwrecovery/rcw.htm

Lisa said...

How is it different from a y-b sapsucker?

Fringe Element Enthusiast said...

"Some Pirate Game"? HA!

Er, uh AVAST! You mean THE Pirate game:

http://www.wizkidsgames.com/pirates/default.asp

Shiver me timbers!

spunky p said...

It ain't yellow-bellied! (For real.) The head on a cockaded also just has a wee hint of red, rather than the fuller redded face of the y-b sucka.

But, you have dashed my dreams, as I saw this dude from *behind....there was no red visible at all, but apparently there's a number of ladder-backed peckers I could have seen. I await his return, with book in hand!