The great Conclave of Swallows and Swifts happened about 15 days ago. Since then the numbers have gotten less and less, but still each day I see some. All the same I’m a bit worried for them and feel that they are the last broods to fledge so are delayed in their development. Given that they are still here it would seen logical that they are putting on fat for the journey to southern Africa. However, the swarms of insects that hatch at the end of the summer in France Spain and further South. Which lift up to the great heights and are the feed for the migrants will have all but vanished before these tardy birds head off.
This last ten days or so I’ve had some sort of late summer flu. I’ve lost 10 kg -about 20 pounds- in weight. So it has been quite nasty. And the only reasons I left the house was to splutter about the market and to bring the hound for her walks.
But it wasn’t the illness that had me losing the will to live. Here are the culprits. Dr Phil, Judge Judy, Oprah, Sally jessica Raphael, the Dr’s, Everwood, Veronica Marrs, the good wife, desprate housewifes, Ellen, Heartland, Ironside, Bloomberg ,Cnn, BBC24.
Veronica Marrs is surprisingly good. A show about a edgy teen detective. I might even say gritty with that bit of angst. Set in San Diego. And the few Everwood shows I encountered had a teenage boy knocking up his sisters babysitter in Colorado of all places. I wouldn’t have thought Aspens’ town council were all that happy about that storyline. But both of those were the only relief from the mindless pap shovelled out by TV.
For heavens sake lads @ Bl’berg, CNN,BBC. We know they fucked up on Wall St, the City and elsewhere. But is there any chance you might provide decent analysis instead of Olympic standard buck-passing.
And why in hell do all the girls on the news shows look as if they have been pushed out of the same pea-pod. This regardless of their ethnic background.
I’m putting up a few photos, but I’ve no clue where blogger will decide to insert them.
Wow, blogger did good, for once. The last one has a real Fisher. Too darn good.