Saturday, January 29, 2011

Grackles

8:22 AM 
D____: nasty little rat birds
i can't believe they haven't evolved
i can't believe that grackles, as a species, are supposed to look like they all have mange
8:23 AM 
me: i love them.
i think they look sleek and shiny and ferocious.
8:24 AM 
that's so funny - our feelings about them are entirely opposite

D____: i keep expecting them to have a lazy eye or something
me: i always think of robert bakker's theory about dinosaurs coming from birds
they remind me of velociraptors with their penetrating gaze
 D____: they're the crazy ppl of the bird world
 me: heh!
well, the females do look less mangey

Birders and most other people feel towards grackles as does my friend above.
I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum as far as they're concerned.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Plastic Leather

I don't quite remember why, but I have a square yard of darkish orange pleather in my possession. It's not shiny, but quite fake, and quite orange. I think it longs to be a carry-all. 

However, I am Captain Brokeness right now. I've found a few good free patterns on the web, but the material choice would take all of them in really different directions than the versions shown do at present.

Monday, January 24, 2011