Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Yesterday I was taking my evening constitutional, acclimating myself to the deep heat and humidity while enjoying music from the Rolling Stones' "Sticky Fingers" album on the ole music module. As I strolled along a suburban sidewalk--minding my own business, incidentally--I feel this windy "whoosh" force pushing against the back of my head. It felt as though a football had been thrown at me and only missed my noggin by inches.

As I instinctively turned, I realized what this missile was--a small bird that whooshed past, just before soaring up to perch on the telephone wires above the road. Thinking "hey, that was a bit odd that the bird came so close to hitting me" I continued along the way, listening to Keith Richards and Company belt out a riff.

Not five seconds later another "whoosh" goes by the back of my head, and I turn to see another bird had done the exact same maneuver! This fist-sized avian hellions were trying to muscle me out of their territory! In fact, it was just like Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds", had it been done on a Roger Corman budget and featured only two birds.



  1. While at the beach the other day my 8 year old daughter was enjoying a grilled cheese sandwich. Suddenly a seagull flew right over me, over her left shoulder, and snatched it right out of her hand. She was unharmed but it scared the bajeezus out of both her and myself. I have since launched a jihad against all seagulls and, more importantly, any dumbass tourist that feeds these abominations.
    -Jim Devon

  2. Jim, you definitely don't want to see a certain Alfred Hitchcock movie....called "North By Northwest." I think there are some birds in it!

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