May 9th, 2007

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Why You Never See Baby Pigeons

I've investigated this topic before but this article has even more info:

Why You Never See Baby Pigeons

Thanks to earlier research, I actually know where at least some of the local, downtown pigeons come from and have glimpsed babies. There's a huge nest over the Broad St. entrance to my building, which basically offers a big platform above the revolving doors. Management has tried to keep them off with string and a fake owl but they ignore it. There's another bunch of nests behind/on top of the neon Subway sign on Poplar St. The pigeons breed in these spots nearly all year long, I think. Seeing as the building is almost 100 years old, I imagine the number of pigeons spawned just from the one big nest is staggering.

Meanwhile, baby pigeons make the cutest sounds!
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Yes, I'm one tall Hobbit

Leaving the house today, I got a sense that my outfit was cute but a little odd. I thought maybe it made me look rather dorky, like Dutch dorky. Well, today when I went out to lunch, as I was passing some very green, hilly lawns, it dawned on me what the "odd" part is: I'm dressed like a HOBBIT! He he. I've got on brown-on-brown herringbone kneepants and a white-on-white embroidered peasant top with a weird pocket on the right side of my stomach. I'm also wearing Mary Jane Earth shoes that look a lot like black wooden clogs. I know Hobbits don't wear shoes but if they did, they'd be like these shoes. And damn if I'm not wearing a green "leafy" barrette marchenland made me. It was a gift from the Elves, you see!