Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Gone to the Bird
Some people just don't learn.
For example, Cosmos was a good gift for Angie. Just what she needed--practical, companionable, and at the very least, soft enough to cuddle. But what does she go and get me? A bird! A noisy, bothersome cockatoo, not good for either companionship or cuddling. What was I ever going to do with such a gift?
There seemed to be only one thing to do: give it away.
Not immediately, mind you. I could tolerate its somewhat questionable chatter for a few days, long enough for Angie to have her laugh. Then I would find it a proper home, maybe with a certain coxcomb I know.
But wouldn't you know it, my husband has taken a liking to that bird. Laughed every time he passed the cage. And when I suggested finding it a better home, he wouldn't hear of it. So my house has gone to the birds, and Talkatoo has found a permanent nesting place with us. (I assure you, the name was my husband's choice, not mine. I would have chosen something more reasonable like Hamlet or Dante.)
Now Talkatoo sits in the corner of the spare bedroom, talking off his bill and flinging birdseed over the floor. I think I shall have to invest in a new vacuum soon.
Word of the Day: Coxcomb--noun meaning a vain, showy fellow fond of display.
Grammar Rule of the Week: Quotation marks indicate titles of short works (articles, short stories, one-act plays, essays, short poems, and chapter titles) while italics indicate the titles of long works (books both fiction and nonfiction, full-length plays, book length poems, motion pictures, periodicals, and magazines).
Classic Book: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.
And in honor of February, the month of love--Poem of the Month: William Shakespeare's eighteenth sonnet.
I kinda like the name Talkatoo! Even though it doesn't shout "sophisticated," it suits him somehow. Glad you decided to make him a member of your family.
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