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 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 4:02 pm

I’m on the PolenParents’ computer, tipsy on a white russian, looking forward to devouring Twin D’s guacamole, and PolenMom’s pigs in blankets.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

November 25, 2008


Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 4:33 pm

Twin A was supposed to post these, but he’s too busy watching Emmet Otter.

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.

November 20, 2008

Fascinating and frightening.

Filed under: HA!, PolenBabble — Twin C @ 5:09 pm

Disputed ballots in Minnesota.

While I think that each one of these is pretty obvious who the voter wanted to vote for, I don’t understand how some of the voters messed these up so badly. Didn’t they ever take standardized testing? Don’t they know what a baloo is?

Quick!!! To the NYTimes homepage!!!

Filed under: HA!, PolenBabble — Twin C @ 3:38 pm

The Moth is featured on a video, all about the Moth Ball!

PSB gives Lili Taylor a big hug.

If you look very closely, you can catch me once in the background. . .

November 18, 2008

I think I rolled a critical miss.

Filed under: Kvetch! Kvetch! Kvetch! — Twin C @ 6:17 pm

1. There’s a woman who sits near me, who supports a vice president, whose English isn’t always the best. She sent me something to look at. I made a few changes, and italicized them so she could see what I changed, and sent it back. Two minutes later she sent the e-mail out to everyone, WITH THE ITALICS STILL IN THE DOCUMENT. So it looks kind of like this, with words italicized for no reason whatsoever.

2. Megacough McYakkity has been keeping it up non stop with the sneezing and the talking to herself and the nonstop noise making. I’ve discovered that one of her responsibilities is keeping track of her team’s budget, which she apparently hasn’t been doing for the entire year, because they’re running year end reports and nothing is adding up right and she’s freaking out over and over and over and making phone calls to people acting like an enormous bitch. This does not make working across from her any easier. I’ve started imagining smashing various office machinery on her head, or setting her cube to self destruct so that each panel falls on her, one by one, crushing her. Then I do a dance on top of the rubble.

3. This may be a little too much information, so I apologize in advance. Sometimes, I have to use the bathroom stalls at work, instead of just the urinals. When I do, I choose the handicapped stall because a. it’s bigger, b. it’s got its own sink, and c. there are no handicapped people on my floor so I’m not going to be inconveniencing anyone. Someone else likes to use this stall as well, and they apparently like to wet up a bunch of paper towels, presumably to wipe down the seat before they use it, and then they throw the wet paper towels on top of the toilet paper. WTF????? Why are they ruining the paper for everyone else???? This isn’t the first time they’ve done this. Fortunately, they only ruined one roll this time. Still, I want to camp out in the men’s room, figure out who’s doing this, and kick their ass. I don’t care if it’s one of the huge maintenance guys. I highly doubt it’s one of them anyway. It’s one of those fucking douchebag middle managers who thinks he is so important when he’s just a fucking incompetent piece of shit idiot.

I need a drink. Fortunately, I’m about to put on my tuxedo and head down to the Moth Ball at Capitale. Ta ta for now.

I’ve just lost some sanity points.

Filed under: Kvetch! Kvetch! Kvetch! — Twin C @ 1:32 pm

Dear US Democratic Senators,

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU??????????????????????



WHY DID YOU LET HIM KEEP HIS CHAIRMANSHIP?????????????? WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY!!!!!!!!!!??!!?!??!??!?!!!!!!!!!!!!


God, I hate him. I hate him like I hate Robitussin - with a deep, infernal despisement. He’s a horrible man who should have been kicked to the curb. We have (at least?) 55 actual Democrats in the Senate now. We don’t really need his vote. He’s going to declare he’s a Republican, anyway, I’ll bet.

Ooooooooooooooh, losing his chairmanship would have been “unacceptable to him”. HE’S BEEN UNACCEPTABLE FOR YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111

Disgusting. Just disgusting. I’m tilted.

P.S. If you even feel remotely the same way, fill this out. I did. It make me feel a tiny drop better.

November 13, 2008

We Don’t Brush Our Teeth, Cause A Toothache Will Help Us Stay Mean!

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin A @ 2:59 pm

Just in time for the holiday season!

November 9, 2008

David Rees = TEH AWESOME.

Filed under: PTV, HA! — Twin C @ 4:30 pm

(Whoops, they’ve taken away the embedded video. Click here instead. It’s worth it!!!!)

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