Saturday, October 27, 2007

There will be a short pause...

...while I chase the budgie off the fridge.

10 comments:

zoe said...

And he's back! Thanks for the button :)

(where were you, btw?)

Ricardipus said...

Doing a big report and preparing for a site visit next Tuesday from a major funding agency.

I was going to post about being really really busy, but I *always* post about that.

Also, I'm IM chatting with Dawn right now.

Rik said...

short pause?

*makes some bad joke about a cross between a bear and a dwarf*

zoe said...

has the budgie gone yet? if not, it must be a mighty large bird.

Ricardipus said...

Zoe - at least 8 times I chased the thing out of the kitchen while chatting with Dawn. Eight.

I was too lazy to close the door between the living room and the kitchen, you see.

Rik - keep trying.

john.g. said...

Our budgie is safely locked in his room, he can't get past the net curtain over the door!

Bob said...

Jimmy received a budgie for Christmas. The budgie was fully grown, with a very bad attitude and worse vocabulary.

Every other word was an expletive; those that weren't expletives were, to say the least, rude. Jimmy tried to change the bird's attitude by constantly saying polite words, playing soft music... anything he could think of. Nothing worked.

He yelled at the bird, and the bird got worse. He shook the bird, and the bird got madder and more rude.

Finally, in a moment of desperation, Jimmy put the budgie in the freezer. For a few moments he heard the bird swearing, squawking, kicking and screaming and then, suddenly, there was absolute quiet.

Jimmy was frightened that he might have actually hurt the bird, and quickly opened the freezer door.

The budgie calmly stepped out onto Jimmy's extended arm and said, "I'm sorry that I offended you with my language and my actions, and I ask your forgiveness. I will endeavor to correct my behavior".

Jimmy was astounded at the changes in the bird's attitude and was about to ask what had changed him, when the budgie continued, "May I ask what the Chicken did?"

Ricardipus said...

Bob - argh. Well done.

Bob said...

Thanks. Also, your knowledge of long words scares me slightly...

*prepares holy water, garlic and silver*

Ricardipus said...

Bob - I copied and pasted that thing over at your place. Google is my friend.