Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Echoes from Another Being

      Spoiler Alert- I have a parrot. That is really no secret, if you have been paying the slightest attention to this blog.

     My constant amazement, and I am sure the amazement of any other Parronts out there is how my words are returned to me and in what form.

     I recently posted a list of everything I could think of that Tango says, and that is just the words- He also imitates the sound of water dripping to let me know he wants anything from a shower to a fresh bowl of water. He also imitates the sound of the Velcro on my cell phone case for dark and secret purposes of his own.

     Last night he hit me with a new echo, and I had to share. So to give a little history, I taught him early on that if he is on my shoulder and I am going to bend over or move suddenly, that "hang on" means to make sure he is in a secure spot and watch for changes. Needless to say, he does so, otherwise I could not be said to have "taught" this. I mentioned in my prior post that "come on" from him means he wants me to pick him up and Uber him around the house on my shoulder.

     Last night at the outset of one of these trips he ran over, leaped onto my arm and said "Hang on" as distinctly as you please.

    Side Note: my roommate heard him laugh for the first time Sunday. Tango has a sharp, infectious laugh- sort of a "Henh!..... henh!.... henh!" and he can pretty much always get me laughing, which gets him laughing harder. Sam heard this..."Is that him laughing?" Yep. "that's hysterical!"

     And get this- it is real laughter- not just him imitating what is going on- he has figured out that this is how humans express glee (not Glee), and when he finds something funny, he expresses it the same way.

     Tango- each day is a new adventure and a new experience. A new chance to tell him "No, you cannot eat the book"

Saturday, October 18, 2014


    Divorcery or Annivorcery. According to the urban dictionary they both mean the same thing, the anniversay of a divorce- and one year ago today, my divorce was declared final by the county it was filed in. I spent it picking up GFL book 5 at the post office, buying PC parts, and a thrift store trip, followed by laundry(not Landry- that would be weird), all with my ex, now roommate. Mostly, we got along. Some might think me weird and cynical for thinking of the day as a celebration. Others might understand the celebration and be flabbergasted at the fact that I am in a living arrangement with my ex

      We keep friendly for the birds

     Oh, and I read some Louis L'amour stories today, too

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Top Three Answers...

     ....To how my Roommates bird, Aldo ended up on Optimus Primes Trailer

3: She Just "Swooped" in there

2: Let her Light our Darkest Hour, until Aldo are One

1: Because it was her Choice, and Freedom is the Right of Aldo Sentient Beings
She chose Optimus to protect her from the terrible, horrible no good huge box. Smart birdie

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


     This is the not-even-rumored ultra-rare EXCLUSIVE Drift Evolutions Pack. It is so exclusive that it's not even a Toys'R'us exclusive...only a Toys'R'Me exclusive

Kidding- there is no such pack. This is Generations Drift from 2010 and Age of Extinction Drift from 2014. I missed Drift first time around, bought Blurr instead from the same mold. then I read the IDW Drift comic and started hunting for him on Ebay. He's been called a Mary Sue Character, but I do not find him so. He is however, an interesting moral case- kind of a zealot for whichever side will accept him.

Drift on TFWiki