Wednesday, November 21, 2007

And Baby (Bird) Makes Three

My parakeets - who, for the record, we thought were both males, have been sitting on eggs for just over a couple of weeks. Last night, one of the eggs hatched. We're not peeking, because we don't want to freak the birds out, so of course no pictures yet either, but we know that at least one egg has hatched, because we can hear the cutest little new tiny birdie peeps from the nest box. :-)
Maybe the second egg will hatch tonight or tomorrow (there are only the two). Hooray!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Yeah, What She Said

CP, the beloved Certifiable Princess, recently explained in this post about online friendships, and how strong they can be, and how some people, no matter how you try to explain it, just don't "get it".

I was using HyperTerminal & ComitLite to visit online chat rooms & forums on local Bulletin Board Services (my favorites were Dragon Realm & The Beach) before AOL, CompuServe & Prodigy got big (and as far as I know, AOL's the only one of those still big), and made some lovely friends there, as well as the friends I've made online through blogging & online gaming.

Most of my "real life" friends not only don't get the internet friendships thing, they don't even get the attraction to the computer & the internet to begin with. So sad. Pray for them. ;-p

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Chemistry. Good, But Not Everything.

I figure even though I'm not ready to actually TRY dating, there's no harm in reading up on it. So for the last few months, I've been reading a few of the relationship/dating advice blogs that abound on the Web. One of my favorites is Evan's. He's a dating coach & a published author, and I like the way he answers the questions he gets.

Chemistry is mentioned fairly often in people's questions, and one of the answers Evan gave was sort of an "A-Ha" moment for me - essentially that chemistry is not, and does not necessarily indicate, compatibility. Wow. Now maybe some people instinctively know that, or intellectually realize it, but I have a feeling that I did neither. For me, it was a brand new way of looking at chemistry. It makes sense, now that I think about it, but wow.

The other thing that has shocked me as I've been reading these blogs is that people seem to, as a standard practice, have sex awfully early on in new relationships. Or just dating. Like anywhere from the first date, to within the first week, to within the first month. Now, I love sex, but I must be an extreme prude, 'cause that's certainly not what I hope to do whenever I do decide to start dating. Not that I've never done some of those things - I slept with my now-ex-husband on our very first date - but as Standard Operating Procedure? No way.

So I guess I won't be doing much long-term dating, huh?

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Our Crazy Bird

Our Goffins Cockatoo, Bandit, stepped on a cookie that was wrapped in plastic, and really really liked the sound it made!