Hi everyone, Welcome back! Are you ready for the long weekend? Good luck to anyone who is traveling today. BDH and Little Buddha asked if they should have drivers licenses in case I can't drive for some reason or if I just want to take a break during a long road trip. They couldn't be sweeter, but I told them that their job was to focus on looking for birds in the Clutter Tree and letting me know when they find some. They seem good with that. Thankfully, they also love making coffee for all of you. There's a fresh... Read more →


Van Halen's OU812 album was released on May 24, 2018, which, according to our calculations, was 30 years ago. Where does the time go? It was the band's second album with singer Sammy Hagar and eighth overall. As a youngin' at the time who was still working on developing his tastes in music, OU812 seemed like a perfectly fine album. The songs were dependable (if not generally that memorable) odes to women and partying. The personal favorite track was always "Cabo Wabo." As always, Eddie Van Halen was doing the kinds of crazy guitar tricks that I dreamed about being... Read more →


How are you doing, Doctor Who fans? It's been five months since Peter Capaldi said goodbye, and we've got about that long to go before Jodie Whittaker starts her run as #13. How are we supposed to pass the time? It's as if the BBC heard us ask, because we just got an email announcing the arrival of a seven-week classic Doctor Who marathon on the Twitch service! We have to admit that we haven't used this platform before, but we expect to become familiar with it quickly for the chance to see our childhood Doctors again. The fun starts... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? We're all doing well, thank you. BDH and Little Buddha are waiting to see if any birds show up in the Clutter Tree today. Speaking of the tree, he looks great. We weren't sure if there would be after-effects from last year's forced pruning, but his leaves are full, and he seems to be healthy, so we're all happy about that. We're also happy to say that the coffee is ready. The guys made you a fresh pot, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? I had one weird sleep last night. Went to bed feeling fine, and then I had this dream where some guy wanted to interview me about a non-specified topic. He was talking to other people as well, and they didn't seem happy about it. When it was finally my turn, the guy paused and said, "This can wait. This man doesn't look well." As soon as he said that, I woke up sweating profusely and incredibly nauseous. Is this what it's like to be Donald Trump? I still don't feel 100%, but I... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? Little Buddha and I were just explaining to BDH that the chirping birds are probably not saying that they'd like to come inside and hang out with us this morning, and even if they are, it's best that we let them stay outside. BDH loves being around everyone, so he doesn't understand why having a group of birds flying around inside might not be a great idea. He was a little disappointed to hear that the windows will stay closed, but everything is fine again now that... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We have a chatty bird right outside the window right now. BDH and Little Buddha can't see him, but he's talking up a storm, and they're loving every minute of it. BDH thinks the bird is talking about the terrific weather and trying to get his friends to come play with him. Little Buddha thinks he's talking about everything he has to do today. Personally, I'm just glad the two of them are having so much fun. Don't worry, we still made coffee. There's a fresh pot on the counter, so help yourself... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How's your weekend going so far? I grabbed some time in the garden before it started raining yesterday, so no complaints here. The tulips are mostly gone, so now we wait for the next round of flowers to appear. It's looking pretty grey outside right now, but I don't think it's supposed to rain again until this afternoon, so maybe I can play in the dirt a little bit more this morning. However, before that happens, let's check out today's headlines. The coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, because it's time... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all! Any big plans for the weekend? I think it's supposed to rain here, so gardening might have to wait a little bit. That would be disappointing, but hey, the water is good for both the plants and the Clutter Tree, so I can't complain. BDH and Little Buddha asked me to remind you that you're always welcome to join them for some bird watching. In the meantime, let's check out today's headlines. The guys made coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? I'm feeling much better after getting a proper sleep last night, thank you very much. The plan was to go to the movies today so I could write a review. The problem is that the movie I wanted to see has already left the theaters. That didn't take long. Not sure what today's plan is now, although BDH and Little Buddha said I could hang out with them and watch the birds in the Clutter Tree. That sounds enticing, but first, let's check out today's headlines. The guys made some coffee, so help... Read more →