24 March 2006

the most tenacious robin in midtown

for the past two days, riley and i have been marveling over this incredibly preggers robin that is desperately trying to move into the 'hood.
spring is definitely on the prowl.
so far, she's tried to move into these various places:
*our neighbor across the street's parked honda element.
*our next door neighbor's house
*and some random pickup truck, as we speak.
with cars, she hops about the roof and hood, pecking away. when she realizes that no enterance will be gained that way, she begins to fly into the windows and side mirrors. with our neighbor's house, she's partiularly taken with attempting the living room window. so far, i'm guessing that she's 0 for 40. w. thinks she's delirious with bird flu. i think she just wants to find a home, and the affordable property in this area is just too far out of her budget, being a single mom and all. and the clock is ticking. she must find a place to build her nest soon - she looks as if she's ready to pop at any minute... i've told her she's more than welcome to use our front porch pillar, a perfect place for a nest methinks, but she just keeps flinging herself haphazardly into the car window. poor little girl. she's beyond reasoning with.

in other news, i'm totally digging this laptop! it's a refurbished deal, but it hums like a dream, and is fast like lightening on the internet. i ordered it at 8 o'clock weds. night, and it was in my hot little hands by noon on thursday! only in america. i'll begin to piece my final paper back together this afternoon while the monkey naps.

and in more other news, riley the spider monkey has figured out the concept of a door knob. in the bathroom this morning as i washed my face, he pulled himself up to stand on the door and after patting it several times, he reached over and began jiggling the door handle. i think those moments of standing on his own, without holding onto anything, will soon translate to walking. i wonder if he'll walk on his first birthday? i can't believe he's almost a toddler! where did this last year go?


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