Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Oi, G'day mates! Hmmmmm, limbo... I'm sure y'all remember the ole limbo stick thingy that was all the rage back in the 70's and 80's. And I'm doubly sure y'all remember when the roller skating rinks had limbo contests on roller skates. Roller skates; can anyone see where this is going? Well, you're wrong.

This post has nothing to do with any of that crap.

I'm in limbo for a couple of reasons. The first is that this modern day doohickey thingy ma bob called The Internet is acting up. We are talking ssssssllllllllloooooooowwwwwww. Our broadband is slower than a dialup! Heck, we've only had broadband for 10 months and we've gotten pretty darned spoilt (spoiled). And it's not just the clan house. A friend who works at a nearby Uni says it's so slow she can't even do her job. There's even some folks overseas (that'd be most of you) who've said things have really slowed down too. What the hell is going on?

I feel I must apologise to the blogs that I visit and comment on regularly cus y'all ain't seen me for a few days. I can't even get some sites to load! Crikey! Might have to dial up, blech.

Before we get onto the next reason, I'm going to attempt to put in a pretty birdie pic here with a funny caption. Why? Cus pretty birdie pics seem to be the main reason why you come here and I like putting funny captions above or below them. Oh yeah, for those of you who have voted for Dave's Pool as the reason why you come here, I can safely say that pool season in OVER! The water temp is a freezing cold 20 C (that's 68 F for those of you who can't do [1.8*x + 32] in your head but please don't judge as I have a good head for numbers but can't write to save my life! I'm sure you've noticed that bit about the writing part though...) and there ain't no way I'm jumping in that since I've turned into a wuss these last 8 years.

Did I mention that the Idiotic Ramblings got just as many votes as the pool and the funny bird captions? Does that explain any of the above crap I've just typed?

Oh, right, a bird pic.

"I hope that idiot with the camera got this cus it'll look so cool!"
"Shut up and eat your seeds."

The other reason I feel like I'm in limbo is that the clan seems to dying off. Yes, there's been a family tragedy. I'm now down to zero great grandparents, zero great grandparents in law, one grandparent, zero grandparents in law, no mom, no pa in law, one uncle, one aunt, no uncles in law and no aunts in law.

My grandmom died last week. She was 93 and had a great life. I'm not good at articulating in writing what I feel, so I just won't try, sigh...

On to a lighter note!

One more picture!

How's about a shot of a galah (that's the pink ones with the grey wings and the white cap) crapping on a rainbow lorikeet (that's the small one with green wings and reds, blues, oranges, and yellows everywhere)? No, it's not really crapping. But I coulda added a little drop coming out of his butt onto the top of the lorrie! But(t) that'd be cheating so you'll just have to imagine it happening.

Ok, here's the pic:

BTW, the galah on the lower right of the feeder really is that grey. She (or he) is a young one and they don't get really pink till they get a bit older. Heck, you should see what the young cockies look like; they seem deformed! But that'll have to wait till next time, or at least until I have a connection that doesn't barf all the time.


Mon said...

sorry to hear about your grandma! Thats sad when your family starts passing away. I know the feeling!

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Thanks mon. I appreciate the thoughts, really.

tundratantrum said...

Eedagee!! You have some sort of Alfred Hitchcock meets Jack London theme going on at the top of your page. I think all that sun is turning your brain to panuktuq.

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Na, luv. Me brain was already like that yonks ago! Ummm, couldn't you tell?