The Good With The Bad

Aaron asks:

"What I want to know is, what does it take to be the offical Bird Lady for the President of the United States? And would I, as a taxpayer, have to take care of your stipend..."

If I'm not mistaken Laura Bush would be the official Bird Lady for the President of the United States--she's quite the birder. I feel the urge to make a blue footed booby joke or dicksissel/Dick Cheney joke, but I just don't have it in me right now.

It's been one of those weird days where some things go completely wrong and others go completely right. On the upside, Mike the vending machine guy at KARE11 brought me green tomatos and home made peach wine. Mike's a creative fellow who keeps photos of his spectacular gardens in the vending machine, makes such fun things as tomato wine and gives me free french vanilla coffee before my segments. I don't know what I did to be in his favor, but anyone who gives you free coffee and free alcohol is okay with me.

I'm thinking of starting a bird author checklist. I've met quite a few and this month I will get to meet Brian Wheeler who is one of the authors of a Photographic Guide to North American Raptors and the two volume set of Raptors of the American East and West. Amber and I have fanagled an invitation to sit with him while he photographs raptors at a private location in hawk ridge. Apparently the requirement is that we wear lots of camo and hide under a camo tarp. What better way to spend a day off then out in the cold in Duluth under a tarp watching hawks fly over. I'm so excited I don't know if I'll be able to sleep for the next two weeks.