Saturday, August 26, 2006


So it's day two at the Ricardiblog. Project "taupe with puce accents" is progressing although my woeful lack of html chops is showing. If anyone has ideas how to get rid of those ugly green bars, let me know.

EDIT: the green sidebars are now history.

Typical. Second day of blogging and I already don't have anything useful to say. Instead, here's a picture of a regular backyard visitor, the Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura. You get it here because somehow, mysteriously, I've already hit my monthly upload quota on Flickr, and I'm too cheap to pay for more.

I have it on good authority (ok, I read it in a book somewhere) that certain people in the southern U.S. like to shoot these. For sport.

Even when they wake the kids up at 5:00 AM by cooing loudly on the windowsill, or crap all over the tomato plant (no, this is not that tomato plant and bird poo story), or chase all the other birds away from the feeders, I still wouldn't shoot them. I like doves. And pigeons.


Aunty Marianne said...

OI! I have the green bars, AND I LIKE THEM! They go with the tomato and basil theme.

I would boycott you, but you're too new. Just consider yourself warned.

Aunty Marianne said...

P.S. I like doves and pigeons too.

They roast very nicely when stuffed.

miladydewinter said...


There we are. Finished!!!

Well, Marianne told me to post something rude...

The Wrath of Dawn said...

The colours are looking better! Now to find out where that horrid green hides and turn it to match the others.

And also remember to approve the comments, so they'll show.

Sigh. I feel like the big sister here.

BTW - Your fly's down.

Andy Ramblings said...

Welcome to the world of blogging!
If you need help with html. E-mail me/

Ordinary Janet said...

We all have to start somewhere! Nice pic of the dove!

Ricardipus said...

ordinary janet - thanks. If I can get a pic of the hawk that comes by in winter, I'll post that too...

Speaking of winter... it was only a matter of time before somebody said something rude. So thanks. I think.

Dawn - you can be my big sis if you want, I don't have one yet... and thanks for the comments tip. Now with less moderation.

P.S. Green bars now kaput, history. The header's next...

The Wrath of Dawn said...

As official big blogsis, it is my duty to warn you that Aunty Marianne's cow bag is full of lemon jelly, so don't piss her off.

And yes, everything in moderation, including moderation.

#Debi said...

I'm also a big fan of the dove, but down here in the almost-South we like them battered and fried--like chicken, only better...

Aunty Marianne said...

Oh that is VERY puce, isn't it. Not a shade that makes me want to cook at all.

I think the pigeon is safe. For now.

Mwahahahaha. Mwahahaha. Mwah.

zoe said...

finally, we have got through your thick skull that blogging is the new black. canucks are so tasteless, fashion-wise, it appears. at least the males are.

now i am awaiting the first mention of a chain saw.

the blogger's chain saw massacre.


Ricardipus said...

Zoe - so nice of you to drop by. You already knew that I have no style sense... I liked the old pumpkin colour of your blog, remember?

/cheeky mode fully engaged

Anna said...

R'pus--It's about darn time!


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Rik said...

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That bad eh?

Oh, and you're added to my blogroll

Ricardipus said...

rik - ta. I suspect that the deleted comment was a drunken riposte from Zoe, but evidence is lacking. Unlike in the crime which will be published tomorrow (dove-icide).

The Wrath of Dawn said...

Canucks? Tasteless? Fashion wise? At least the males?

Harumph. If only you could see the socks I'm currently wearing.

You'd include the females.

Rik said...

I thought a canuck was as breed of Eskimo.

Keith said...

Aunty said to be rude to you. OK. I think your blog stinks, and it's not worth the paper it's printed on!

Is that rude enough? You can't be rude back cos my blogs been shut down by the Salvation Army...Na na ne na na!

Aunty Marianne said...

rik - I thought it was a bilingual sort of duck.

Rik said...

Aunty Marianne: No, that's Cunard, the luxury liner operator.

Hayden said...

I'm in San Francisco. Once had a customer in Huston. First conversation he commented that he was going hunting that weekend. I don't hunt, but trying to be pleasant, I asked "really? What will you be hunting?"
Him: "Doves."
Me (struggling to respond) "Really?! (pause) I didn't know that there are doves in Texas."
Him: "Yep. They come down from California and we shoot 'em."