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They are powerwashing my apartment complex...

June 2nd, 2008 (01:27 pm)
current song: "Yeah" Is What We Had

And I have now made a bad name for myself here with the maintenance guy David,
as I ran down the stairs and grabbed the manager and begged her not to let them
kill the barn swallows.

*sigh*

He thinks I am a stinky hippy now.

*more sigh*

I'm no activist, maybe I should be...
but those little guys make me happy.
I love sitting on the stairs and watching them.
The Guy bird is very proud, has a perch he watches over his woman
and his little ones from... Boy birds are so pretty.

Their nest looks like mud under the eves...EXACTLY what the folks who are
doing their job...
are supposed to rid us of.

I need to learn Spanish, I know beyond doubt if I had had the words
I wouldn't have had to go to the office.....we could have avoided the MAN.

*sigh*

But please don't kill my barn swallow babies!!!!

now I'm an ass, and they will probably kill them anyway....even in 78704 Austin.

i am a stinky hippy.

Comments

Posted by: Heresiarch (radixx)
Posted at: June 2nd, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)

Tell them how many insects that swallows eat! Barn Swallows are very helpful birds, not to mention fun to watch.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 2nd, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
Austin

My job and my home...
over run with corporate Nazis.

I saw the switch click in her head...
as I was talking with her.
Hmmm...Austin, must make sure we don't upset
the environmentalists--bad for business.


I AM NOT AN ENVIRONMENTALIST.

I am Ginger.

*head in hands*

BIRDS, dude, BIRDS???

the little ones are nearly ready to fly away...
Another week and I wouldn't have made a peep.

*sigh*

Posted by: RandomCub (randomcub)
Posted at: June 2nd, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)

That would make me sad too -- at my parents' house they actually *have* a barn, with swallows living in it, and the swallows always zip out and around the lawn catching bugs all day-- especially when I'd get on the riding mower it would scare up bugs from the lawn and the swallows would swooooooooop down inches in front of the tractor to grab the bugs. They're such lovely birds, and they don't hurt anyone, that I can tell.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 2nd, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)

All of us on my corner here, in the complex...
feed them.
We love them.
Part of what has made six strangers, my NEIGHBORS.

Posted by: RandomCub (randomcub)
Posted at: June 2nd, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)

And still they're powerwashing the nests away? Argh! Whose dumb decision was THAT?

Hmph.

*is fond of swallows*

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 2nd, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
Swallow

Maybe I saved them.
We'll see.

*slumps*

Posted by: RandomCub (randomcub)
Posted at: June 2nd, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)

I'm proud of you for trying. You can't be SuperGinger and save everybody, but making the effort is laudable 'cause not everyone does that.

*hug*

Posted by: Janine de Luna-Azul (jbluemoon)
Posted at: June 2nd, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
:(
mommies

Call 311 and ask for Animal Control, for advice.

Animal cruelty is against the law you know.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 2nd, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
Re: :(
Pinky

WOW


kymical IS one of the folks of 311.


Thank-you
I didn't even think.

Posted by: sleightgirl (sleightgirl)
Posted at: June 2nd, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
Weeeee

Ah! Now I see what you were talking about...Yay for the birds! :)

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 2nd, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)

*nods and grins*

Yay for the birds!

^_^

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