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Fly, Robin, Fly
2007-08-28 - 2:21 a.m.
...hey - it's almost 2:30am! WTF am I doing making an entry this early?
Simple. One of the other supervisors at work has jury duty and, since he switched with ME when I served, I switched with HIM.
Fair is fair, after all.
In the I Dun A Good T'ing Dept.:
A customer tells me there's a bird stuck in a tree. I get a ladder, go and look and sure enough - he's hanging upside down like a bat, fluttering his wings in an effort to get free. The bird (species unknown - picture a sparrow with black feathers) looks very bedraggled, like he's been doing this for awhile. But his eyes are bright, and he's watching me very carefully.
I climb up and take a closer look. It seems that, somehow, something that looks like light-gauge fishing line is in the tree, and this poor guy got his leg caught in the string!
So I (gently) try to get him free...and he takes out some of his frustration on my hand. He actually tries to bite me. Now, before you all flip out...I understand why. I don't hold it against him at all - I'm a big human, and he's pissed at the world right now. It was just funny - he's trying to attack my hand by biting it, not pecking it.
Well, I couldn't break the line, but I did manage to break the branch it was tied to. The bird instantly flaps off, carrying a 1 1/2in bit of tree with him...but he's gaining altitude, so he's still strong.
I figure he'll find a nice flat spot and get the string off his leg. Maybe someday he'll see me and get a feeling of gratitude.
I'll settle for him and his friends not making a mess on my car.
I looked for a button image for a link to this site and can't find one.
If anyone wants to send me one (or make one and send me a link) I'll pick a good one and it'll appear in the mix of stuff to your left.
It should be the same size as the Chickweed/Girl Genius/Pibgorn buttons - 88 x 30 at 72 dpi.
WARNING: This site contains cute images of various fuzzy things with silly captions. Diabetics, take note of possible overdose.
Took a look at the moon just now. It's about 1/3 covered. But it's too bright for my camera, so I can't take a good picture.
But it's very cool looking.
Well, I have to be awake in about 6 hours. Bedtime for bozo.
Be seeing you.
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artgnome - 2007-08-28 07:32:08 - http://artgnome.diaryland.com
Dave - 2007-08-28 21:41:27 -
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