Sunday, September 25, 2011

it walked on my pillow

This is how the day went:

I came back from the conference on Friday, so Saturday I spent with Anthony. We went to Fudruckers for lunch, because we constantly pass it on our way from here to there. It turns out that Fudruckers is awesome!! The condiments were all fresh and you get to pick exactly what you want! I hate tomatoes, but I was able to get pico de gallo!! AWESOME. Oh yeah, and I can get sweet potato fries there! 

Last weekend, we were hanging out at the different pet stores around town, and we debated getting some birds. We decided to wait a week and rethink that topic, since I tend to be pretty rash sometimes. Anthony and I decided to find the perfect bird cage from an antique store, and if we found the perfect one... then that would be our deciding factor.

WELL, in the parking lot of one of the antique stores, I found a smooshed bird right where I was going to step to get out of the car. It was a sign! I had to save the birds! 

Anyway, so yesterday, we decided to go to Ozark to go antiquing. We literally looked through ten antique stores last weekend, and the cages were either too small, too expensive, too ugly, or they weren't even functional. I had pretty much given up on finding a spacious, pretty cage. 

(We go sidetracked, as we often do. Look at this gorgeous book room!!!!)

I made one last suggestion to try out The Feathered Nest, even though everything in that store is incredibly pricey. We made our way to the basement which smelled super(super) funky, and I found this epic cage:

That was the last sign. We headed back to the pet store from last week and picked out our birds, Atticus and Imre (pronounced, Immree).  Atticus is the white one, and Imre is the green one. :) :) :)

"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view- until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." 
- Atticus Finch, by Harper Lee

"This is why there are so few musicians. A lot of folks can sing or saw out a tune on a fiddle. A music box can play a song flawlessly, again and again. But knowing the notes isn’t enough. You have to know how to play them.”

‎”A poet is a musician who can’t sing.Words have to find a man’s mind before they can touch his heart, and some men’s minds are woeful small targets. Music touches their hearts directly no matter how small or stubborn the mind of the man who listens.”
- Patrick Rothfuss

(The setting is in the town of Imre.)

We are hoping to get the parakeets comfortable enough to play with us. They've already hopped on to Anthony's finger! I've been playing Mozart for them, mostly. :)

I have got to get my reflexes under control, because any time I'm trying to touch them and they decide to move AT ALL, I freak out. I have a bruise on my nose and scratches on my arm from flailing inside the cage and bashing my nose. The birds didn't do it-- no, I did it to myself. I'm so cool.

In other news, I jokingly told Ant that I would play WoW with him... and then I ended up following through. I LOVE IT!!!! Ohmylanta I am in big trouble. Hello, time waster... 

Also, I dyed my hair redish again... Whoop!

 I hope that you all have had a great weekend! Happy FALL!!


Mariel Sarah said...

awww, i love the birds! great names, too!! and that book room makes me think of Beauty and the Beast. I always wanted to sing and slide around on one of those ladders like Belle does...

i REAAALLLY want to play WoW, but I know I'd just get hooked. gah!

la petite lydia said...

The birds are so cute. I love that birdcage as well. I love that you're playing Mozart for them.

I love WoW. It is way addicting, but I haven't played it in ages. It's so much fun though.

Gwiddle said...

I used to have a lot of parakeets! My favourite one died and I was really sad. Then I got Oscar and the 3 other ones I still had were being a bit neglected so I gave them away. BUT I have an epic cage that was left in the house I live in now. It is so cool.. But now that I have to dogs I don't think I will ever have birds. Just too much to have to feed the dogs/birds/clean up after the dogs/cleaning the birds cage etc. CUTE birds though. I have a love hate relationship with birds. I am mostly terrified of them. Especially when they fly, but then I love to watch them. Humph! I love Arrested Development. & you look very pretty!! Have a great sunday!

Lillian said...

I love playing WoW. We used to play. We used to play Everquest, then we got into WoW. It is soooo addicting! I set a time limit when I play.

I love the birds, though I am terrified of birds. Yes it is irrational, hence the name irrational fear. But as long as they are in their little cages and not anywhere near my space, or flying OUT THERE away from me I'm OK. If they come into my space or look like they will, I'm in the next county in no time flat! That aside, I love the names and I love that you are playing Mozart for them.

suzy said...

that is my favourite clip from arrested development. so good.

Amylou said...

Aww! I love that you bought some birds. We used to have a cockatiel named, Chicken! I loved him so much. Miss him a lot. He was a good baby.

I love that you played WOW with Ant! I used to play with Steven, but a couple weekends up staying up til 3:00 in the morning made me quit. I couldn't handle the sleep deprevation. Hope it's not that addicting for you!

Love that last pic of you! So pretty!

amyschmamey said...

So. I haven't been to fudruckers in a LONG time. I like it though. Yay on getting some birdy friends. And LIZ! Anthony is so good for you on so many levels and I love you two together, but I am really questioning this whole WoW thing! Do you know how much I saw my brother when he played that game actively? NOT VERY MUCH! ha. I can see it now... Me and Dave: "can you two hang out?" you and ant: "it will have to be in a about 12 hours because we are stuck in this instance" ha ha ha. I kid, but really... I think it's ok to like WoW, just don't lose yourself to it ha. I think it's fun to have something you enjoy doiong with your boyfriend, and Ant is probably thrilled. He has tried to get me into WoW for YEARS and I resist. Mainly because I think that my kids would stay in the same clothes for DAYS and live off of bread and uncooked noodles. ;)

Fin Ryder said...

Birdies! I have always wanted love birds but buddies are adorable and can get very tame and friendly :) fun quest for the cages, great quotes (yay TO

Fin Ryder said...

... To kill a mocking bird)

And lolz to your new found love of WoW :) video games are awesome!!

Jazmyn Alexandria said...

Oh I love WoW! Such a fun game haha!

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