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Wow. Since it had been over ten years since my last post, I figured that I would leave a note to commemorate the passing of time. Life is (still) good.

Time for "lens free living" tomorrow as I go in for iLasik surgery on both eyes.  I'm both excited and cautiously optimistic.  Employ a superstition and wish me luck!

Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: "In Your Eyes" - Peter Gabriel

[21:35] <kenna> just seeing if you are still alive ;)

This is an automated response.  Styx is either away from his desk, or is on another line.

Oh, who am I kidding?  I was busy transferring my last domain away from GoDaddy.com when you popped into the channel, so I missed your cameo appearance.  I guess I should have had the sound enabled so that I would have heard a beep when you msg'd me.  What kenna person do to a keep a up onna so many diff-a-rent journals, chats, and a forums?

Life is good in Styxville, albeit quite busy lately.  There's been enough going on at work to keep me burning the candle at both ends (and seemingly even in the middle).  Dana's been working long hours, too; so we  have to make certain that  the birds get their share of quality time.  Quimby (aka: "Boo") laid just the one egg on New Year's Eve, and Binkley was confirmed as a male by DNA testing.

Tomorrow, Dana will be making me a special Valentine's dinner, and this weekend I'll be taking her wherever she wants to go for dinner.  We used to spend our Valentine's weekends at a Sisters, OR bed'n'breakfast or somewhere on the Oregon coast, but now we need to find someone to care for the birds if we go out of town overnight.  Almost like having kids, right?  I hope that you're not  jealous that we can corral our "kids" in cages when they misbehave.  ;)  It sounds  like your kids are growing as fast as ours.  Binkley is 6 already and Quimby just turned 8.  Time flies.  Be glad that your kids don't.  :D
Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours (kenna, ked, and kids)!
  -Styx

Current Mood: twitchy
Current Music: ringing in my ears and humming in my head

Happy New Year!

Well, it's official.  Quimby is a girl.  Dana had scheduled an appointment for next Monday to have DNA sexing performed for Quimby and Binkley... but Quimby decided to make the confirmation easier by laying an egg in my lap tonight at about 7pm, New Year's Eve.

I guess we'll have to teach her to say "good bird!" instead of "good boy!" when she asks to go to the stand to poop.  Since Binkley already says "Hi, Bee!", we're thinking of morphing the name Quimby into "Queen Bee".  Well, it's a start... ;)

Earlier tonight, Binkley got jealous while I was hooking up Dana's new clock radio with my back turned toward him, so he flew over and immediately bit my ear without warning.  Both birds have been hormonal as the change in seasons has triggered their breeding instincts.  Suffice it to say, tonight has been quite a night for the birds and us.  Charlie was his usual perch-potato self.
Cockatoos are supposed to reach sexual maturity at about 8 years of age, and Quimby (er, Bee) will be 8 on February 8th.  Binkley turns 6 on January 12th.  It will be interesting to see whether Binkley is also a female.  He behaves like a male, but I've always had some doubts.

We were quite relieved when Quimby (umm.. Bee) calmed down within half an hour of laying the egg and proceeded to her usual sleeping spot on my shoulder.  She settled right down and commenced "scritching" (the noise that they make with their beaks ONLY when they are content).  That is an excellent sign. :)

I'm hoping that she gets some rest tonight without getting disturbed by our inevitable neighborhood fireworks at midnight.

Happy New Year!
 

Current Mood: relievedrelieved
Current Music: Joy to the world - Three Bird Night

Okay.  I was stubborn and held out for the long awaited return of my Undernet brethren.  Reality set in and I allowed sis to talk me into creating an account  here.  I guess I get to see what all the hubba hubba is about now.

/me prepares to get excited
(Old IRC habits die hard, but I'm a bit of a die-hard myself)

*TAP*TAP*  Is this thing on?
/me waits in anticipation

Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
Current Music: Queensryche: Is there anybody listening?
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