Eleven weeks and the Rebellion goes on!  One of these days, we might have to storm the castle and wrestle Keely to rejoin our troops, but for now, I suppose we’ll have to fight the fight without her.  Rebel On!


(Note: Right-click still isn’t working on my page, so after you highlight the code, simply CTRL-C to copy. Email me if you’re having trouble)

Summer is in full swing here – Mother Nature’s having her hot flashes again.  Looks like we might see the temps reach a ‘feels like’ high of 100 later this week.   Sorry, Seattle peeps – don’t mean to rub in our heat event with the cold shoulder Mother Nature’s giving you.  We’d be happy to send some fire your way if you’ll send us something cool.

I have been a sucky blogger the past week – I’m way behind hopping around and visiting – first there was the thunderstorm incident that wiped out internet connection for a couple of days, now it’s the unbloggable event(s) that are so amazingly awesome but I can’t say what it is (yet) that has been monopolizing my time.  To top it off, now that Princess Nagger is out of school, my focus has shifted to a nod and an absent-minded “Uh-huh” towards my computer (better than doing an absent minded nod and “Uh-huh” to PN, right?) so bear with me as I readjust my normal schedule to an abnormal one and I’ll be better at making my way around the blogosphere.

Princess Nagger has suddenly decided she wants a Cockatiel.  First she wanted an African Grey, since she was reading her Guinness World Book of Pet Records yesterday, and there’s some African Grey out there that can use a computer.  She wanted to get one that she can teach English to (as opposed to…?  heh.)  And she wanted to see if she could teach it how to use her computer so she could get it to play Jumpstart with her.   But my aunt used to raise African Greys and she said they aren’t really a great ‘kid’ bird.  But the Cockatiels?  Perfectly suitable for someone like Princess Nagger.  Of course she wants to go out and get one right now, because you know that waiting until after our vacation is forever.  She’s pretty much pining over a bird similar to this:

That’s it for this week (she said with an absent minded nod and “Uh-huh” to her computer as her daughter takes her attention away with stories about what she’ll be naming her future modern day dinosaur…)  Feel free to be a rebel with me and get your random on! Join in the fun – link up!


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  1. Eek, I think Jude’s been reading that same book! He keeps talking about some kind of lizard. Ewww.

    Hey, btw, I’ve been using the CTRL-C hint to copy the button link, but how do I paste my blog link into the Linky form. I’ve been having to go back and forth, back and forth, hand typing it in. I know I’m going to mess it up one of these days!

    Thanks for carrying on!

  2. I’ve tried like crazy to paste my link into the linky and it didn’t work. Also didn’t work when I hand typed it. So the #3 link for my blog isn’t any good. I think pet birds are cool, I just don’t know the first thing about keeping them as pets. So, are you going to get her one?!

  3. I am so happy to hear that the unblogable is so awesome! Can’t wait until you can spill it.

    I’ve never been a bird person. To me they closely resemble rats with wings. But, if you’re good with them. Cool.

    Talk about a bad bloggy friend. I have played RTT in forever. I’ll get on that now. Maybe. Oh who am I kidding? I’m too lazy for that.

  4. We had two birds but had to get rid of both of them as Julie ended up being allergic to them. They were also biters. They are a long term commitment as some species can live anywhere from 20 to 60 years.

  5. I’m glad to hear the unbloggable events are good and not bad. Unfortunately it seems too many are bad. So yay you!

    And I hate birds! I don’t like pet birds or outside birds. Something about them freak me out. I think it all started after I watched Hitchcock’s “The Birds”… I hope PN can handle them better than me!

  6. Sometimes it’s nice to be like that towards the computer; take a break and not feel so pressured. And I have to concur; birds weird me out. Elliot likes to look at them at the pet store but I hope he never wants one! Happy Tuesday.

  7. If you get a cockatiel, I do believe your house will qualify for “zoo” status. I think you can get federal grants for that… ;^)

  8. Oooh, a birdie. That does add to the mix, doesn’t it? You’ll have to keep us posted on whether or not you decide to get one!

  9. I’ve got a Cockatiel and a Senegal Parrot. I love them both.
    If you get her one that is already tame (sweet is the word some bird owners use for tame) and use to being handled then it probably will be less frustrating for her than buying one she has to tame her self as that takes some time. If she is patient then it won’t be a problem.
    Good luck with your decision.

  10. No. No to the birds. 😉 Thank you so much for hosting RTT! What would we do without you? I am with you on the whole Blogging thing. I’ve gotten totally out of the rythym! Happy Tuesday!

  11. You know what would be even cooler? A cockatiel (I know I spelled that wrong but I can’t right-click here for some reason) that speaks Russian!! No wait, Greek!!! Now THAT would be cool

  12. I can sympathize with the whole no computer time. I just started a new job and have no time for blogging. I had a bird when I was little. My cat ate it, then my cat got hit by a car. Ya, it was a bad summer. Better luck with PN’s bird when she gets it.
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  13. My mom had a cockatiel back in the dark ages of my adolescence. I honestly hated the bastard. It was loud, and messy, and an all-round pain in the ass… :/

  14. Well, it was nice this past weekend out here, but it looks like the rain is coming back.

    Don’t you know that is FOREVER when you are a kid? lol That bird would be a goner in our home – either the Corgis or the cats would get it within an hour.

  15. Unfortunately for my husband – I’m usually the one asking for a new pet – and if I want it really bad, I can get in my car and go get it 😉

    Thanks so much for linking up with The Tuesday Train!!

  16. Lie birds scare the beejeebers out of me. Indy and I are going to Paris in 2 weeks and he can’t wait to go back to the Eiffel Tower and feed the millions of pigeons there. Ick.

  17. A pet bird, huh? That would be one of my very last choices for a pet. I would rather have fish and I hate fish. It’s possible I would rather have a hamster . . . and rodents should not be pets. Bleh!

    Have a wonderful day!

    Thank you, Stacy, for hosting RTT for us! I love my RTT posts and I would miss it so terribly much! Much appreciated!!

  18. Hello, I’m here from the Tuesday Train blog hop and I’m your newest follower. Hope you come visit and follow me too. And uh, if your think sweet Princess Nagger is a hand full – wait until the bird gets fussy – but good luck with getting the good one regardless. Hope you’re storm free and have clear days from here on out!

  19. Hooray for your unbloggables! I got the “yeah,yeah, yeahs” a lot, so also a big hooray for giving the uh-huh to the computer. I don’t know what to say about the bird, other than that I think the Princess is so cool with her various interests and devotion to them! Found a bunch of dinos from when my kids were little in the garage over the weekend and thought “there’s a friend who would like these”…just realized now she must’ve been who I was actually thinking of! 🙂

  20. I feel very lucky that Sprite is afraid of most birds. She will only look at them through glass. That’s as close as we’re getting to a bird in our family. 🙂

  21. My friend has an African Grey. You wouldn’t believe how clever they are and loving too. Apparently cockatiels become attached to their first owner and can only ever have one true owner-soul-mate so it is quite a commitment!

  22. Sorry not much of a bird person. I can say when I was little my Gram had a parakeet that she called Tommy after my Grandpa, and he did repeat Tommy. He was too cute.

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