31 March 2009

Schenanegans!

WTF...

Donks to Trade Cutler

I dont know if I am sad or mad or anything really. I guess i am annoyed that it came to this. Perhaps someday we will look back with our third superbowl win behind us and laugh at how we all thought this was McDaniels big screw up. All i know is that we aren't going to win a motherfucking thing next season and that is about as far as I look into the future.


~bird

26 March 2009

Things That Make My Head Explode

At work yesterday there was a little dead bird lying on the sidewalk. It made me sad.

I think I found out how it died...this video.

"How can you know that?" you may ask. Why? because it nearly made my bird head explode.

Enjoy!

Space Talk

Shuttle Discovery undocked from the the ISS and took pretty cool photos of the station with the solar panels unfurled.



Neato. While at the nasa website i listened to the president talk with the crew and decided that Mike Fincke, ISS Commander, is the coolest guy ever. Click here to listen if you would like. Also, the guys nick name is spank so...that's pretty sweet in itself.

Discovery lands this saturday at 1:43pm EST. Watch it on CSPAN or nasa tv. Or follow on the tubes at the landing blog.



I am hoping for a snowy work at home day tomorrow...cross your fingers for me.

~birdy

23 March 2009

Trouble...

This song by Ray LaMontagne is heartbreaking and beautiful. It leaves you feeling devastated and somehow feeling okay all at the same time. I recommend slapping in the headphones for this one. Hearing LaMontagne moan in your ears will really kill you...

Speaking of killing yourself and heartbreak...Happy Monday

~B

21 March 2009

School and Such...

After half a semester into my first graduate course I am finally learning something I actually care about. Dont get me wrong, archives and museums are nice and such but preservation and buildings are the reason I am taking this class to begin with. So far, I have learned that I have a lot left to learn....

I have chosen to write my graduate topic paper on J.J.B. Benedict, one of Denver's better known architects. He's been one of my favorites since i worked at the SHPO...if only because his name is Jules Jacques Benois Benedict.

I plan to do an architectural survey of the Holy Ghost Church downtown (for you locals, the church that's under the office building on 19th) for my preservation paper and am really looking forward to it.





It's a lot nicer than other buildings i have surveyed for work...namely crap like this...



I will probably mess it up but I suppose that is why I am taking the class in the first place right? Right....

~buttresses and porticoes~
B

18 March 2009

11 March 2009

Space....The Not So Final Frontier...*UPDATE*

The launch of the Shuttle Discovery was scrubbed today because of a leak in the external tank.

Yikes.

Depending on what they find and what the repairs will entail, it may be a go for tomorrow at 9ish EST.

Sigh...i like space...



***UPDATE***

Looks like the shuttle is good for a Sunday launch at 7:43 p.m EST.

10 March 2009

Oh. My. God.

This is...quite possibly...the best thing on the interwebs. I cannot tell you how many times i have watched this in the last 30min. I dont know whether to be proud of myself or horrified.




~B

08 March 2009

The Halls of Medicine

I still sound like a drag queen.

Three weeks ago i was sick. That lasted about a week but for the last two my voice is still breaking like a 13 year old prepubescent boy.

I feel fine, but the voice thing is just relentless.

I am on my fourth bag of throat drops. I know I know, go to the doctor, you say. But i looked it up on webmd and there isnt anything they can do about it anyway so why waste my time and money right?

Enjoy this...



~Did you turn your clock back?

Birdy

06 March 2009

Progress

Today Obama is set to reverse Former Prez. Bush's 2001 Executive Order barring the National Institutes of Health from funding research on embryonic stem cells beyond using 60 cell lines that existed at that time.

This is wonderful news for people suffering from all kinds of diseases. You know Michael J. Fox is thrilled to hear this as he has been a big opponent of Bush's decision to put politics before science.

It is nice to see Obama live up to his inaugural promise to "restore science to its rightful place."

Progress feels good...


~happy friday everyone
B

05 March 2009

Saturn

Two things made me happy today.

One of them is this post from Geekologie.

"Saturn, the second largest moon-whore in the solar system (behind Jupiter), has been caught hiding another trick in one of it's outer rings. What a slut!..."

Read the rest here

I dont know why the phrase 'moon-whore' made me so happy but it did.


~peaches and tweets~
birdy

03 March 2009

"Change always comes bearing gifts." *

Not too long ago I had a post about a significant change in the Endangered Species Act that the Bush Administration was pushing through before leaving office.

The change allowed "federal agencies to decide for themselves whether highways, dams, mines and other construction projects might harm endangered animals and plants." It was completely ridiculous.

Today, on the 160th Anniversary of the Department of the Interior, the Obama Administration "issued a memorandum that effectively suspends the regulation while ordering a review to determine whether it promotes 'the purposes of the [Endangered Species Act].'"

This makes me very happy. It isnt like i am in love with Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse and the Dudley Bluffs Bladderpod, it's that there is a process already in place to protect these animals and it doesn't really stop construction of roads or drilling or any other type of activity. Just because Bush didn't give two fucks about animals and plants and the process made it more difficult to plow over bald eagle nests, doesnt mean the process wasnt working...

In celebration let me share one of my most favoritist songs by Wilco...Hummingbird. This song makes me feel small and wonderful. Hope you like it too.


~Enjoy the rest of your square root day~
Birdy


*Price Pritchett

02 March 2009

Tomorrow

"Math Fans to Celebrate Square Root Day"

"The math-buffs' holiday, which only occurs nine times each century, falls on Tuesday - 3/3/09 (for the mathematically challenged, three is the square root of nine)."

Wow....that's pretty....exciting?

Is this how people feel when I talk about curling?

01 March 2009

Canada's Favorite

Hey there. This is bound to be Canada's most favorite post in the 3+ year history of Tales of an Angry Bird. Not that Canada reads this blog but still...if they ever stumble upon it...

First Up-Hockey!

The Colorado Avalanche are the worst team in the world!

Alright, that may be a bit much, but they are the worst team in the western conference. They lost to the Rangers last night 6-1. They had FOUR shots in the first period and the blue shirts had FOUR goals in that same period of time. Avs had a whopping 40 penalty minutes in the third period....I mean, what the fuck! It is so depressing...

******
Second- Curling! I attended the 2009 U.S. Olympic Curling Trials yesterday. You may remember me talking about it 17 months ago.

Well, the time has come and so yesterday Augustine of Hippo and myself attended the Mens Finals where we cheered on Team George and Team Shuster. The team i randomly chose (Team Shuster) won.

It was a close match with Tyler George, the skip, making a couple costly errors that cost his team the win. It was heartbreaking to see him lose. Even still it was very exciting game and I had a wonderful time. Below are some photos and a couple of videos i took of the match...

Team George throwin the rock...






Sweeping...



Shuster giving direction...




video


Shuster thowing the rock AND giving direction...


video

And, Team Shuster after the big win...



~So there's your U.S. Mens Curling Team. Cheer them on in 2010!


I am off to the Littleton Museum and then a rousing night of homework and presentation preperation...

~tweets and peaches~
birdy