February 2, 2009

Happy Birthday PolenMom!!!

Filed under: PolenBabble, PolenNews — Twin C @ 9:25 am

Funny stories about the PolenMom in the comments please. Later today I will update this post with the infamous “cancer” story. Yes, I know cancer is not funny. But this story is. . .

UPDATE: One Thanksgiving years a number of years ago, after gorging on turkey and stuffing and pie, and after watching football and playing Scrabble, I was sitting on the stairs for a minute, getting ready to say goodbye to relatives who were leaving, when Twin B walked up to me, and with no warning gave me a purple nurple and said “Whistle and I’ll stop!”

I obviously couldn’t whistle, because you can’t whistle when someone is nurpling you, because it freaking hurts. I start laughing and yelling “OW OW OW I can’t whistle because you’re hurting me stop it OW OW OW!!!’ Then I realize there is only one way to escape. So I start to give B a nurple and say “FINE! You whistle and I’ll stop!”

There we are, at an impasse of nurpling. The PolenMom steps out of the kitchen and into the hall to see what the commotion is. When she sees the two of us locked in battle, she says. . .

“STOP IT! You’ll give him cancer.”

There is a moment of silence, and then uproarious laughter from B and me. Mom realizes the absurdity of her statement and starts laughing as well. And the moment now lives on in eternity as one of our funniest family moments.

January 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Twin A!!!!!

Filed under: PolenNews — Twin C @ 9:33 am

Safe travels home. Hope you had a great trip. We are all sorely disappointed that you did not share any globetrotting elititude with us.

(I’m not one to talk. I never blogged about Turkey.)

P.S. SORRY TWIN D!!!! We never wished you a happy birthday on the 17th! We were too busy demanding that you make us pigs in blankets.

January 7, 2009

This helped make the Polenbergs the Polenbergs

Filed under: PolenBabble, PolenNews — Twin B @ 9:55 pm

December 1, 2008

More Hamilton pictures

Filed under: PolenNews — Twin C @ 12:22 pm

Our little Hammy

Who’s a little chicken?

He made the most adorable noises when I came in to say hello this morning. I hope he’s doing okay by himself today.

November 29, 2008


Filed under: PolenNews — Twin C @ 11:41 am

Who’s a good little bird?

We picked up our caique from the breeder just two hours ago, and he seems to be doing well - he’s calling out a bit, probably looking for the other birds he grew up with, so it’ll take a little time for him to get settled. But he’s eaten and drank already, which is great - he’s going to town on the millet we got for him.

The transition from car to car was very smooth - we had him out in the breeder’s car at first, so he could meet PSB and me and chomp on us a little, and the breeder loved on him some while giving us some tips on how to take care of him. If you are ever considering getting a parrot, I highly recommend East Coast Exotics as the breeder. They were just a pleasure to work with, every step of the way.

As you might recall, PSB and I had agreed on Quincy for the name, but she took one look at him and decided his name had to be Hamilton (the name I had originally liked the best) - so please welcome Alexander Hamilton Polenbird! Many more pictures to come.

November 25, 2008

Quincy is weaned!!!

Filed under: PolenNews — Twin C @ 1:40 pm

I think we’re going to get him on Saturday!


UPDATE - as per above.

September 13, 2008

AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRGH! Another birthday fail!

Filed under: PolenBabble, PolenNews — Twin C @ 8:38 am

Happy Birthday Twin B!

One day late.

I’m sorry I didn’t call you.

Bad Twin C! Bad!

August 22, 2008

POST 1000!!!!!!!!

Filed under: PolenNews — Twin C @ 12:39 pm

This is the Polenblog’s 1000th post.

Hooray for kvetching! Hooray for other stuff!

I wonder how many of them have been mine? 998? :D

I promise I will get some Turkey pictures online soon. I’m thinking of splitting them in half and getting the first half up today, like when I get home after early Friday and a haircut.

In the meantime, have a great weekend!

UPDATE: As promised! http://picasaweb.google.com/twinc723/Turkey2008Part1 They’re not all commented upon, but at least they’re up. I did the editing - PSB had nothing to do with it. She may have some edits when she gets back from the Burn.

July 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Twin C!!!

Filed under: PolenNews — Twin D @ 2:42 pm

Everyone wish Twin C a happy birthday. Be sure to wish him and Catherine a fun trip as well!

May 15, 2008

Tickets Purchased!

Filed under: Globetrotting Elititude, PolenNews — Twin C @ 10:33 pm

It’s official - PSB and I are off to Turkey for two weeks!  We leave the day after my birthday.  Actually, I leave the day after my birthday - we’re going to be flying separately, as The Moth will be organizing and running a show in Tajikistan in August (!!!?!?!?) (Mike Daisey is going over as a performer, and the show is apparently going to be a third in English, a third in Russian, and a third in Tajiki), and they will be taking care of her flights.  Exciting!

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