Tuesday, 16 April 2013

bird watching

I noticed recently I have a bit of a collection I didn't know about. I looked around one day and realised, and once I noticed it I kept finding more and more-in my house, in my wardrobe, and in my jewellery. 

Birds. They are everywhere. Not owls, which I know some people collect (although I have one or two thrown in), but more like swallows. I have had some of the things for 5 or so years. 


I have ornaments.


I have necklaces.


I have bedding.


I have lots of Christmas decorations, which are packed away.



I have clothing.


I have cushions.


The thing is-I hate birds. Loath them. 
They are flappy and unpredictable (I definitely see the irony with relation to my job...). 
I think they are dusty and dirty (which is probably untrue for most birds)-like rats of the air. 
I had bad experiences with swooping magpies as a child, my 20 minute walk to school could take 45 during swooping season due to detours. You know how if you look at them they aren't supposed to swoop you? Well I have definite memories of looking right at a birds beak as it flew directly at me. 

In recent years I had a horrifying experience with plovers-evil cousins of magpies with sharp horns on their wings. I had to run towards the plovers, after my student who thought it was hilarious-until the birds started swooping us, and I had to tackle him to the grass to protect him. I don't know who squealed louder-me or him or the birds. 

Plus they have beady eyes... I can't even bring myself to watch Alfred Hitchcock's movie. 
Source

I really don't like them. 


Yet they are everywhere in my home. 

Do you have a collection that you didn't know about? Do you hate birds too?

16 comments:

  1. Oh my god that's so funny, yet it's such a recurring theme in your house! I haven't noticed anything like that in mine yet..

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    1. I was horrified when I realised!!

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  2. That movie is still kinda creepy .. even after all these years! I am not a bird person either. Last summer one got in the house when a door was left open and it took forever to get it out. I get goosebumps when I think about it..

    leslie
    www.4aroundthetable.com

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    1. That makes me feel sick just thinking about that... I literally shuddered reading that!

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  3. You have to google 'Portlandia - Put a Bird on it'. We quote that skit oftem in this house when yet another bird-related item comes in the door...

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    1. Hahaha-I couldn't watch the skit, seems to be blocked in Australia, but it sounds funny! So true!!

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  4. I actually like the skirt! and yes, not exactly a fan about birds. Moreso Crows and Magpies (Within good reason, they are just creepazoids)

    Love how you house is coming along - great work!

    - KK

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    1. I love the skirt too. I love all of the things actually. Just not the awful birds...

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  5. This post made me LOL. Love that skirt! Btw the trick with magpies is to point at them - sounds crazy but it works! x

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    1. I hope I don't need to test that theory! It's a Cue in the City skirt I picked up at Myer last year.

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  6. Haha That's so funny. I noticed a similar theme with butterflies in my life ages back. I love butterflies though! They're so cliche these days it sucks.

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    1. I hate when you love things that everyone loves-'I liked the BEFORE everyone else did!! GOSH!'

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  7. I've awarded you the Liebster Award for your blog! Won't be offended if you don't want to do it :) Details are on my blog: http://inthenightsky.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/the-liebster-award.html

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  8. Bird is my sons first word. He would love your house haha :)

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    1. Haha! He'd be too distracted-bird, bird, bird...

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