Monday, September 10, 2007

Monday, September 10, 2007
Hello, everyone. This isn't Bill of the Birds. This is his wife. BOTB is geographically indisposed for the foreseeable future, and he has asked me, while sitting at Phoebe's basketball practices and games, attending PTO meetings, photographing our kids and dogs, cleaning closets, mowing the lawn, and continuing to carry coals to the homefire, to keep his blog going in his absence. Whoa. That almost turned into a rant. But we all know I don't do that.

Birdchick asked me to blogsit for her two Decembers ago, and look what happened.

I'm happy to report that, in addition to the partial and woefully incomplete list of responsibilities listed above, I will not be composing Bill's posts. There is only so much a Science Chimp can do. And I wouldn't attempt to match the unique mix of fabulous photography, zaniness and introspection that BOTB delivers. Instead, Bill threw together a mini-carnival of sorts. You'll be treated to the photos and musings of some cyber-friends. It should be interesting to see what they decide is fit fodder for Bill's blog, no? First to respond was Rondeau Ric.

Here he goes:

BOTB has a slight obsession with Giant Things and they show up here on an irregular basis.

My thing is signs, the odder the better.

I got a few strange looks going into the men’s room at the local bar to get a shot of this.
How often do you need to service your dinosaur?

I found driving in Scotland a bit like driving in West Virginia, narrow roads, speeding locals and single lane roads but at least they warn you in Scotland.I guess this hydrant is only good for dogs.
And my all time favourite. (Note: I am leaving this spelling intact because Rondeau can't help it. He's from Canada. I also think it's cute.--Zick)

If you have permission, is it still trespassing?

Hope you are enjoying yourself, BT3.

Zick: Thanks so much, RR. Sparkling, quirky, just right. I'll look forward to seeing what tomorrow brings in the BOTB blog carnivalette. Consider that a nudge, carnivaletters.


On September 10, 2007 at 10:23 AM Mary said...

Ok, the pressure is on. How can I possibly come up with something more entertaining than this by RR or what BOTB delivers? Huh?

On September 10, 2007 at 12:23 PM Kathy said...

I especially like the "oncoming vehicles in middle of road" sign! That happens in some of the back roads in Okanogan county, Washington state, so I'm always cautious when driving them.

On September 10, 2007 at 12:42 PM birdchick said...

For the record, I pay my blog sitters. You might want to make sure the hubby delivers an oh so cool gift when he returns to you.

Way to get the blog rolling RR!

On September 10, 2007 at 1:10 PM Julie Zickefoose said...

I should have paid YOU, BC! By the way, thanks for getting me into this...remember when we met in October 2005 and you mentioned your blog and I responded, "What's a blog?"

On September 10, 2007 at 2:43 PM Trixie said...

Driving my mother back to Ohio from SC I saw a sign by the road that read "Fresh Produce Too Blocks." It sent me into a deep contemplation and meditation on my diet. Also, it made my day!

On September 10, 2007 at 4:22 PM cyberthrush said...

Julie, you stooge, don't you realize Bill is just doing this to bring more traffic and comments to his blog (...he's SOOOOO jealous of your blog!) I'll bet he's just hanging out around the corner at the local Motel 8, and once the blog traffic gets up to his liking, he'll magically re-appear with all sorts of concocted tales of travel far-and-wide... or, maybe not.

On September 10, 2007 at 4:52 PM Heron said...

RR: Wonderful humor, love the signs !
JZ: After this, BT3 will owe you..BIG TIME...and your fans will be happy to remind him, just give the word !

On September 10, 2007 at 5:24 PM Julie Zickefoose said...

Heron: One day I will need my blog army, and I will not hesitate to deploy it. Building ferocious loyalty, one post at a time...
Cyberthrush, you made me hoot!

On September 10, 2007 at 5:48 PM Heron said...

Your Legion awaits !

On September 10, 2007 at 10:28 PM birdchick said...

Hey, I think cyberthrush is on to something!

And JZ, I was so geeked to have you host--I was such a fangirl.

On September 10, 2007 at 10:57 PM KatDoc said...

Acckk! I'm not worthy! How can I compete with dinosaur service stations and men's room humor?

an intimidated neophyte blogger

On September 11, 2007 at 6:42 AM off, eating worms said...

Note the operative word, "was" in BC's comment.

On September 11, 2007 at 7:00 AM Jayne said...

Hmmm... Blogsitting... I think that's on It pays in laughs!