Saturday, August 25, 2007

Cute and cuddly

A lot of bloggers have pics of their cute and cuddly cats and dogs on their websites. I really enjoy the cat/kitten pics. We however, are the proud owners of two parrots. Cute and cuddly they are not. But they are very entertaining and playful. They talk, they mimic everything, sometimes they even talk back. They can call us by name, they greet us when we get home from work with "Hello" and they always tell us goodnight. Sometimes they even talk to each other. These are my kids and although I can't really cuddle with them and occasionally get bit, I love them all the same.

Hector, a 7 year old African Grey

Jasper, a 6 year old Blue-Fronted Amazon

Hector's favorite sayings:
See you later alligator.
Anybody home?
Time to go night night.
Night boys.
No bite.
Be good.
Hi boys.
Get in your cage.
Shut up.
We'll be back.
Booga booga.
Lots of different whistles.
Mimicking anything that makes noise: the telephone, microwave, birds outside, trucks backing up, phone dialing

Jasper's favorite sayings:

Hi Jasper.
Hi Hector.
Are you okay?
What do you want?
Watcha doin?
No bite.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

All clear

Regarding my last post, it seems we are safe for now. Hopefully we'll stay that way. Hubby headed out on another business trip this week so I met a friend down at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to see their newest exhibits celebrating the opening of the new Bloch buildings. If you're in the KC area before September 9th, it's definitely worth checking out.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Welcome to my sewer

Time for a rant. My house smells like sewer. It has since Saturday morning. After finally getting someone to come out on Monday afternoon it was decided that our 20 year old pipes are leaking sewer gas from their joints. Solution - put glue on them. Special pipe glue. We have done this. Twice. At night when we put on the glue, the smell is not so bad but that might be because we are high off of the glue. But during the night the sewer gas creeps up into the bedroom so it's the first thing I smell in the morning. Lovely.

I'm about ready to jump ship, or break down and cry, or start ripping black pipe out of my basement with my bare hands. Not sure just what yet but I am so sick of living in the sewer. I am not a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

Friday, August 10, 2007


I got my Ravelry invite!! Not to brag for those that are patiently waiting...I waited too. Signed up on June 11th and got my invite on August 9th. Guess what I'll be doing this weekend! See you there!!