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09 July 2017 @ 09:29 pm
Bird day  
I'm feeling better now after what happened to Sandwich. I'm not so upset though I'll miss him. Not so mad at Bullet anymore. I also gave two of my old breeder tiels to a lady at the flea market. She actually lives very close to me and can keep them in an aviary. She gave me a purple travel cage for $5 since I brought in birds to her. I'm glad because I really needed to get rid of these birds and put them in a good home. I could have taken all four but something told me not to let go of my last pair. The female is very old and I don't think she'll be around too long. Although I'm amazed she's lived this long. She would not do well in an aviary because she can't fly or compete. I also worry that whoever gets them would separate them and they are very bonded. Not as bonded as Cinnamon Bun and Abigail were but I don't want to separate them. So I decided to keep them. So technically I gave up three birds today. I have a problem this year. My friend Mike is going up to see the eclipse too so he won't be able to watch our birds this year. This is a bit of a problem. I know Chris's cousin can watch our chickens no prob. But I'm hoping he can take two cages. I'll have to stuff the last to tiels in with the budgies and hope the budgies don't kill them while we are gone. And also Randy's cage would have to go there. It's still a ways off so perhaps I'd have figured something out by then. I'm also hoping to sell my car by the end of this month at most before the trip so hope that works out with it having the starting issue. And I sudden change of plans today which will make things interesting. Bullet is going with us on this vacation. That's what the travel cage is for. That's one less cage for our sitters to watch. ACTipton80 is happy she's coming so all is good. She will not be let loose at the same time Izzy is though since now we know Bullet kills other budgies. I may not let her out at all while we are there. We just have to see. I'll be clipping her too though she's a lousy flyer just like Gaus was. She's gotten too fat. I have to force her to fly and exercise and try to get her just on pellets.

I made progress on my art today. I held a stream session for about an hour that was nice. I enjoyed talking with Colonel and AudeS about Triangulum. I've been working on and off on my art today and made some good progress on Thag and George. I also brain stormed with Chris and think I have the story finally worked out for the art of George and Fear. As well as AudeS helping me with the mission and game play. I need to think of a name for that story/mission. I'm very excited about it and hope to start writing it out tomorrow.

I got a spoiler for one of my birthday gifts. I told Chris how I want one of those glowing gaming keyboards because it's hard to see my keys in the dark when I'm working on art. He agreed that now that he's had a glowing keyboard for a long time he can never go back to a normal keyboard. So he got me the one I had on Amazon. In fact I need to remove that from my wishlist. So that will be nice to have but I won't open it til my birthday so I have gifts to open. I'm not one of those impatient people that can't wait and spoils the surprise. It's just very hard to surprise me because I either figure it out by how questions are worded or I accidentally find where the gift is hidden. Both unintentional. I'm too smart and intuitive for the first and the other is just bad luck. Chris and I don't bother to surprise each other because of this. It's very hard to surprise each other and most of the time when it comes to gifts we just tell each other or ask if it's ok to get something for each other. "I'm thinking of getting you ______________. Is that something you'd want?" That's so typical during gift giving time for us.
actipton80actipton80 on July 10th, 2017 10:20 am (UTC)
Izzy doesn't get as much out time as I would like because of the cat. I can't let him out unless she's outside. He usually gets his couple laps around the kitchen, and then he just wants to shoulder sit. He loves other budgies so he will have to be supervised if he's out and wants to climb on Bullet's cage.
Des: Budgie Bitchthagirion on July 10th, 2017 12:00 pm (UTC)
If Izzy is out we'll have to put a piece of cardboard over Bullet's cage. I don't want her to bite his toes. They will definitely have to be supervised.
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Desthagirion on July 10th, 2017 12:11 pm (UTC)
Yes it definitely is. Getting rid of some of the tiels is a big help though. Oh yes. Many people don't realize budgies are very aggressive and so similar to humans as far as plotting and evil goes. I'm glad those tiels went to a nice aviary.

Hum that's a good name. I will seriously consider that as it covers both George and Fear. Though in this case it's Fear that will experience some terror. It's true. Fear has indirectly powered George in the past and made him effective. It's one aspect of Fear I have not talked about much that he empowers some individuals to help spread more fear.

I know how to type without looking at the keys so typing in the dark isn't a problem as long as I don't let go of the keyboard. But that always happens so finding the home row keys to properly position my hands again is a problem in the dark. I've typed gibberish before by being on the wrong row. And I've always had a hard time finding the numbers even in daylight so yes I think a glowing keyboard in my fave color will be awesome.

Yes it's best to give gifts that people want so asking is good. I had to spoil Karyl's gift. I had drawn one of her budgies, Luna. But then she took down the photo and I don't remember what color the budgie is so I had to ask for the photo. That would be an odd out of the blue question so I had to tell her why I wanted it. This is why I just can't surprise people with gifts. Something like that always happens.
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Desthagirion on July 10th, 2017 08:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Yes I am feeling better about it now and focusing on Bullet as my main pet. She seems to be friendly today. I will be careful with her when I visit ACTipton so no budgies will get hurt. That's ok if you didn't make it to the stream. I might hold one tomorrow. I don't know yet. Right now I'm writing the story that goes with the drawing of George. I'm glad you had fun doing a cool nerdy thing like that. That sounds like fun and something I'd have enjoyed.
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Des: Writingthagirion on July 10th, 2017 09:13 pm (UTC)
Ok. I think I might hold a stream then since so many raptors are interested in one. BTW i'm still reading through your post of your hierarchy. I'll get around to commenting on it. I just finished the story so I think I will post it once I do a quick proof on it.
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Des: George Angrythagirion on July 10th, 2017 08:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm making great progress today. I have been writing the story for the game and am almost done with it. I'm so excited about it. Yes I deleted the link. What I do is post the link here then link on DA. Since everyone that matters has an LJ only they can come so it solves the problem of posting the link in public on DA and jerks getting in the chat. Then I delete both posts once the stream is over. I don't know when I'll hold another one. Maybe tomorrow during the day my time so we will see.

I already spoiled Karyl's and it will be late. I was drawing her budgie Luna but she took the photo down and I don't remember what the budgie looks like. I had to ask her for the photo and tell her why I want it. Can't ask for something like that without being suspicious. And she hasn't gotten back to me so it will probably be late now. I accidentally spoiled Audes gift. Ironic we were just talking about that. I'll post about it later tonight. It's funny and annoying. I didn't mean to find it.
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Des: Writingthagirion on July 10th, 2017 09:11 pm (UTC)
Ah that's an interesting idea. I have wondered what would happen if someone had too many introverted or extroverted functions. Or repeating functions.
Ok that's fine. I hope you can make it if I hold one anyway.

I just finished the story. I'm happy. I just have to go over it and I'll post it here even if the art is not done.
jokerforeverjokerforever on July 11th, 2017 01:30 am (UTC)
Sound like quite a few ups and downs when it comes to this trip, given that someone has to watch your birds and Mike can't do it because of the eclipse. On one hand it's cool that Bullet will be on a trip with you guys, though I can understand why she wouldn't get out often if at all since she can't be around most budgies.

That's also nice that you made some art progress with Triangulum, it's great that Chris and AudeS could help out on TR.

Ha glad your not impatient like most people are during their birthday gifts, not to mention I suppose thinking types aren't easily surprised by their gifts when they get it, though at least it's not any less enjoyable.