Friday, February 24, 2012

Perhaps I'm too focussed lately on the "wild" turkeys that live around here but they do make themselves a center of interest. Or maybe that is a center of loathing, disgust, repugnance, and aversion? Those nearly tennis-ball sized poops all over my front yard could do it by themselves. The defoliation of yard and garden certainly earns them a big "dislike" check of the list. I'd admire their persistence and survival instincts if I didn't hate them so much. It is hard to estimate how many consider our yard their territory since the flocks seem to ebb, flow, and commingle depending upon the season.

You should see the bunch dotting the lawn this morning. Ugh! And figure 8-10 birds in a group, several groups, each bunch strolling in a couple of times a day, and each bird pooping at least once per visit. No need to run to the store to buy fertilizer for the lawn though. Just hip-boots if we want to leave the house.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

We're invaded! Half a dozen times a day humongous feathered wretches trek into my front yard to scratch up the lawn and poop. Ohmygoodness, do they ever poop! Frequently. Hugely. Everywhere. And here's the proof:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


From a window I watch as

A dude walking by tosses his lit butt into the gutter.

Do you suppose his house is carpeted in discarded filter tips

Dropped carelessly as he finished each last puff?

Is this sidewalk, this street any less his home?

He doesn't think;

His awareness of the world is too dim.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I made the mistake of watching TV last night without DVRing the show so I could FF through commercials. It isn't that I mind commercials - if they are interesting and clever. The problem comes when they are neither AND they replay at each and every break. Is the irritation factor really what the product advertisers are after? It may be important to have your product on the consumer's mind but when it is accompanied with the urge to upchuck that hardly seems a good selling strategy.

Last night it was some service that was going to rescue/protect my online reputation from hostile comments and postings. Yeah, right.