Parrot Nation

Parrots are cool. They are also one hell of a lot of work.


March 2010

“Plug-Ugly Parrot Paraphernalia” Contest!

I think everyone has one or two of these types of things laying around the house. I have been given an unbelievable assortment of "Parrot Stuff" over the years, but I think this by far is one of the of... Continue Reading →

Scheduling a Shower

Do you ever have times in your life when things get so busy you have to think about finding the time to get even the most mundane things done? The work and "busy stuff" that needs to get done comes... Continue Reading →

“All You Have To Do Is Live”

"All you have to do is live." That's a quote by David Sedaris, one of my favorite authors. He was talking about being able to find material to write about. I happen to love his writing style and he inspires... Continue Reading →

A Change of Habit

Quito, Ecuador One of the things about flying for an Airline, is that you never know what's going to happen next. I was contentedly flying to Haiti, month after month out of Fort Lauderdale when the earthquake hit. We stopped... Continue Reading →

“Teenie Weenie Beanies”

When I was a kid, my Mom would occasionally make "Franks and Beans" for dinner. She referred to them as "Teenie Weenie Beanies." Why? I have no idea. Probably because I was about four and when she wasn't talking to... Continue Reading →

House Call

I had some visitors yesterday: These are Egyptian Geese. The only reason I know this is because I spotted them on the golf course around Christmas when I was working on another post. I snapped this photo and sent it... Continue Reading →

“Keeping Up Appearances” Contest Winners Announced!

I dislike trophies. I believe in gift cards, useful items and things you can actually use. Trophies are great the first day until you have to figure out what in God's name to do with them.  I've noticed that Pilots... Continue Reading →


I got the nicest surprise the other day that was almost as gratifying as watching my Greys suck down about a pound of "Chop" right after I make it: I was zipping through my email while simultaneously slurping down coffee... Continue Reading →

It’s Not As Easy As It Looks…

My neighbor Sheila stopped by yesterday. She occasionally helps me out around the house when I get so overwhelmed with things, I can't keep up. If it wasn't for her I'd never get through my "Job+Job+Job" situation. She and her... Continue Reading →

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