Today's bird of the day is a toucan. I having a feeling that I'll be quietly craving Froot Loops (tm) all day.
I saw a quote this morning that said something along the lines of 'the mistakes you never made are the ones you regret the most'. I call bullshit on that one. I don't have any regrets about not moving to Australia - a goal of mine back when I was like 16. That would've been a HUGE mistake. And I have absolutely no regrets about never getting into drugs. Oh, sure, I tried pot when I was in college. Regret that seriously since its effects on me were extreme technicolor yawning. Massive, major, 'I will never ever forget that' ralphing. So much so that even a brain injury could not wipe that memory away. Fun, fun.
This lead, of course, to a conversation in which Hubs and I tried to figure out once again why people do drugs. Which reminded me a Robin Williams bit from his 'Live at the Met' show. "Cocaine. Anything that makes you paranoid and impotent, give me more of that." I seriously don't get it. Well, maybe a little. I was a serious drinker once upon a time, and looking back, I figured out I was drinking so heavily because I was trying to blank out from everything. I got over it. Maybe if people spent more time using their brains instead of trying to blank them out, they'd be better off. :shrug:
Unfortunately, this conversation also led to me mentioning that Lewis Carroll had to be doing some serious drugs when he wrote Alice in Wonderland, which led to me thinking of that silly song from the Disney movie about the momraths. And now it's stuck in my head.
The fall bird migration has begun here in the Ozarks and we're seeing the travelers in the yard. So far, mainly warblers. Yesterday we had a cerulean warbler and two yellow-rumped warblers. So pretty. And so small. You really have to be paying attention to see those buggers.
It's also gotten cooler this week. Yay! I'm actually wearing socks and sweatpants this morning. And a sweatshirt! =o)
What's up in your this-n-that world today?