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undie birdie! - Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 10:17 AM

Watch that birdie!  This expression, according to Phrase Finder, is
"usually given to children to get them to face in the right direction for a photographic portrait, unlike 'say cheese', did refer to an actual object. The 'birdies' were animated props that could be made to squawk or warble and so attract a child's attention."
The above phrase fluttered past my consciousness together with the following flock of pictures in today's Straits Times.


According to the report, a 29-year-old teacher discovered the nest of the olive-backed sunbird two weeks ago and "decided to let it be".   Now that the eggs had hatched in a "unique nest" inside his (?) briefs on Monday night, one truly wonders how long the educator usually hangs his laundry out to dry.  


No doubt sufficient enough for the adult sunbird to build a complete nest within a pair of undie!   Being a former educator myself, I reckoned that the ceaseless markings, meetings, counselling and a host of other tasks must help explain this regular (?) neglect of one's laundry, especially those precious delicates.  I hope the items are sanitised again before they are worn!

But I am all for living in harmony with nature.  This chap even went out on the limb and sent pictures of his eco-extension to the Bird Ecology Study Group, a local bird study group.  Kudos to his unabashed hanging of "questionably" dirty laundry out to dry with fringe shoe-box benefits to the undie birdie!
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We're all infected - Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 8:42 AM
"We're all infected."  Those words of revelation splattered from the protagonist, Rick's, mouth sent chills down the rickety spines of the survivors.  The CDC's worst-case scenario prediction - the infection is in every person - has come to pass.  You no longer  need a bite or a chomp from one of the undead.  Once you die, you simply become one of them.  You join the ranks of the living dead.     


No one is truly safe now.  The farm that was supposed to protect the survivors had been run over by walkers. There is no safe house anywhere anymore.  Perhaps the one who had his world turned upside down was Hershel as he watched his refuge go up in flames.  His sardonic reference to the promise of the "resurrection of the dead" only added fuel to the fire of the desolation of the survivors.  Unless salvation arrives soon, they too will join the ranks of the horde - the walking dead.


As the finale rolled out in pure gore and desperation, I cannot help but think that the death motifs are akin to and beautiful tributes to the religious concepts of sin and the hopelessness of the human condition.


Walking Dead Season 3 will only be out in the fall.  I only pray to stay alive that long to catch its release.
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shell - Tuesday, March 6, 2012 @ 8:30 PM

This arrived the next day after I'd placed an online order at yournamecard.com yesterday!  So pleased with the matching colours between the actual product and the design I'd worked on on the site itself.  Some folks have not been this blessed with their cards I heard.  

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Mondays - Monday, March 5, 2012 @ 10:30 AM
I have 2 Jack Russells at home who simply make every day a NON-MONDAY!




And yes! They are my super-dogs!

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what people say - Saturday, March 3, 2012 @ 10:25 AM

A blessing to do what I do!

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solitary walker - Friday, March 2, 2012 @ 5:52 PM
He was glad it was all over.  My buddy came back for me.  These words rang clear in his mind.  I was not left to fend the bastards on my own.  

The sun was setting.  He looked out of the window.  There it was again - the solitary walker.  Trudging through the fields of gold, the undead rebelled against the forces of nature and thrived, alone.

Alone.  He was not going to fight that battle anymore.

inspired from
The Walking Dead 2.10
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