Monday, October 7, 2013

momenth of pathoth

Revisiting one of my favorite posts from August 2011.  Missing my sisters right now, the dorks. :)

Back in 2004, I got a new camera, my first Canon Powershot Digital Elph.  That's a long name for an itty bitty camera that took decent photos.  The best part of it was the ability to take videos too.

In the spring we went to California, and I spent a day with my sisters.  We went by my mom's house after our day out, to give her a Mother's Day gift from my oldest daughter Jen.

That was when I discovered a couple things:
1. The camera had a built in lisp.  Added at no extra charge.
2. Never try to have an emotional loving moment with mom after we've toured several wineries.

Pathos and humor...that's us in a nutshell.  Or wineglass.

Have a great weekend!
~cath xo
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

and your bird can sing

We have a new family member.  Steve got Cheep for his birthday Sunday.  Wretch thought it would be the perfect pet.  One that wouldn't consume food in one end and digest it out the other.  No water, no cage, just a bird on a perch.

Until John decided it belonged to him.  "MINE" he said, "MINE!!!".  Of course he lost that argument and Cheep ended up on the mantel, 6 feet hight and out of reach.  And oddly quiet (he is activated by motion).  He sat and stared.  Until Wretch walked by.

CHEEP! CHEEEEEP!! cHEeP, chEEp, ChEEp he sang.

Then Stevie Wonder walked by. CheeP! cHEEp, CHEeP, ChEEEEppp he sang.

I just loved it.  What a fun little critter.  I decided it was time to make him sing for me.  So I walked by him, grinning with anticipation.

Nothing.  Dead silence.  Not the tiniest cheep or peep out of him.  I stood and stared at him.  Then I muttered some really ugly words only he could hear me say...

Well ok, Wretch and Steve heard me too.  Involved the F bomb somewhere in the string of ugly words out of my mouth.


I decided I needed to wave my arm.  So I waved my arm in a huge arc in front of the bird.


I jumped up and down.  Silence.  The bird just sat and stared at me.

I jumped AND waved my arms.

Not a cheep, not even a peep.  Disgustedly, I walked away across the room and turned around to sit down on the couch.  Just as I turned my back and bent over to move a cushion, I heard him cheeping loudly.

I snorted in disgust and flipped the bird the bird.

Steve and Wretch were doubled over in laughter.  Steve hollered out "it needed a bigger target to set it off!"

The laughing got louder.

Damn bird. is good. ~cath
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