he's no sinatra, but...
My cockatiel has taken to talking to himself. It's kindof cute.

Normally, Syd has three voices: a soft, constant "eep-eep-eep" that he makes when he's getting petted, and sometimes sounds like an espresso machine at work; the louder "where are you" or "what is that" whistle; and the ever-obnoxious constant screeching he makes when he's pissed off about something, like a featered car alarm right in my living room.

But now, he's added a new one, that's just a repetetive squeaking sort of noise. I like to think that it means he's happy, but usually it dosen't involve us doing anything. He's sitting on my shoulder right now, turning and circles and talking to himself even though I'm not really paying much attention to him at all.

Hopefully, that's a good thing and not like a death rattle or something. I'd be awfully cheesed off if he kicked over on my shoulder. Maybe he'll actually learn to talk a little bit soon. Not all cockatiels do, but he has always been talkative, and is still young, so maybe this is a sign that he's learning.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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