It’s about to happen. The first brood of bluebirds nesting in my garden will fledge any day now. Unlike April the Giraffe, this mama’s accomplishment probably won’t go viral.
Don’t make me come in there!
No matter, it has been my pleasure to hear chirps of delight with each delivery of some tender morsel that managed to escape, one of what is sure to be countless, pesticide applications in our community this year. Homeowners and city officials alike seem to have little regard for the damage being done to beneficial insect populations in the name of vigilance against West Nile.
Just like abstinence only education, constant spraying does not prevent mosquito hook ups from happening whenever the mood strikes. I digress.
Birds, bees, and blooms are putting on quite a show for us. We even had a surprise visit by a bobcat on Easter Sunday. Similar to the war on mosquitos, over-development has all but eliminated the wildlife habitat in North Texas. There I go again.
Still, spring is a magical time filled with bullfrog serenades in the evenings and butterflies beginning to find their way back to the Texas natives seeded on the Wild West side of the garden, which I was surprised to learn almost got me fined by our HOA.
This morning, after a month-long absence from blogging, I had an epiphany. It has been too long since I did any writing just for fun. So, I asked myself, why not purchase the premium upgrade to get rid of crappy ads and jazz up the site with some customized fonts?
Oh, and while I’m at it, go ahead and write a post today?
I had a great idea for a come back post, with a fun title even. “No Excuses Aloud (sp), Only Written Ones.” So, I logged in to WP, and low and behold I discovered my blog still exists! Howevah, I could not purchase the premium upgrade. It is not available. This made me curious. What is going on here? WP doesn’t want my money? Have I been banned from blogging due to using #ADSBELOWTHISPOSTARENOTENDORSEDBYTHISBLOGGER at the end of my posts? Thought to be dead due to inactivity?
What gives with this “upgrade unavailable for HonieBriggs.com” business?
So, I send these words out into the ether in hopes that I’ve not been deleted from the blogosphere, left only with the shell of a blog now abandoned by all of its dear readers.
Happy Springtime to anyone out there still reading.
The conclusion of Beyond Belief is causing a disruption among my staff. (the voices in my head) It seems the mandatory overtime has driven them to distraction and the more undisciplined ones have begun suggesting random ideas for future writing projects.
Blood & Guts On Baltic Avenue
The story of family game night gone terribly wrong.
Desperately Seeking Sunglasses
…and other shit I can’t find
Contemplating Quantum Physics: A Ridiculous Stall Tactic
To complicate matters, the extended daylight due to the beginning of daylight savings time has made outside activities harder to resist. Of course, the argument could be made that I am simply using that as an excuse. I must fortify my defenses against further interruption and complete my mission. Oh, but first… Happy Springtime!