Friday 9 May 2008

Explaining things to friends

It seemed that not a day would go past last week without something to do with Jays turning up. I guess it started on Sunday morning in Battersea Park when a good friend of mine said they'd seen a couple, then continued through a BBQ Sunday afternoon and so on.

I can't remember the last time I saw one, I'm not really a huge fan of birds, and don't go out of my way to look for them. But to round off a Jay-infested week I did see one today, and unusually I was quite pleased to see it. Now I only need to find my quetzal....

Anyway, that wasn't the point. I did try to explain what a Jay looked like to one friend, feeling pretty certain that they'd seen them many times. All my descriptions of feather colours, posture, etc. failed. As a last shot I said "imagine a crow that's been paintballing", and suddenly the picture clicked. Perhaps we should rewrite the keys...

Wednesday 7 May 2008

Stupid American of the Week

I do gently tease some of my American friends about their massacre of the English language. But sometimes you really do have to laugh...

Friday 2 May 2008

Open Mindedness Can Go Too Far?

I like to think I'm pretty open minded, but this seems a little bit odd to me!

Morbid Anatomy

I have always found dead people fascinating. That sounds slightly wrong, I know, but if you look here you may do too...: Morbid Anatomy.