Thursday, April 05, 2007


The hummingbirds are back. During our evening happy hour ritual on the deck, we were watching two eagles fight/play and chase each other out of the sky into the trees on the other side of the gorge and a flashy looking male ruby throated buzzed right up in our faces at the feeder. The largest bird and the smallest bird on display at the same instant.

I had my binoculars out and was looking into the treetops at the pollinating insects cruising the blooms. Most trees have fairly intricate blooms that get totally ignored by humans, but the insects know all about them. The prize goes to one of the wild cherry trees, though, with several big black butterflies cruising its canopy. All I ask is that they slow down for just a second so I can identify them, which they didn't but I'm thinking black swallowtail for now.

Anyway, I'm having a tough time working up much outrage with everythingbeing so nice. I'll just leave you with some amusment:

We’re now finding out where all the candidates met their spouses. Barack Obama met his wife at a law firm. John McCain met his wife at a naval officers dance. And Rudy Giuliani met his third wife when he was cheating on his first wife with his second wife...Leno

It turns out she [Anna Nicole Smith] had nine different prescription drugs in her. Which, in the medical field, is known as the "Full Limbaugh." - Bill Maher

"In Nevada, as part of a training exercise, firefighters burned down the famous brothel, the Mustang Ranch. The sad news? Two congressmen were still inside." --Jay Leno

Do you hear that the NHL is considering banning fighting in ice hockey? That’s the only way to make ice hockey less popular than it is now. Hockey without fights is like NASCAR without mullets... Ferguson

And lastly, one of my favorite cartoonists is back in the political arena...

charlie fincher couldn't stand it...He's baa...ack.



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