Monday, December 21, 2009

A bird in the hand is worth three in the bush?

Ok, so I didn't manage to get any birds in my hand, but I did stand outside in the cold for 20 minutes trying to capture the flocks of cute little winter chubby birds at our feeder! With not much luck mind you! Here's probably my most successful picture:

I had this whole plan (since the beginning of December) to wait for a nice snowfall where I felt super xmas-y, then I'd take a nice xmasy picture, and then share my xmas playlist (since I didn't feel like overwhelming everyone with my an xmas themed december playlist - I'd reserve it for later on in the month). I had no idea it would only happen less than a week before the big day! I have a whole series of failed xmas event photos too (such as the lack of pictures from caffeinated carolers endeavor or the ridiculously unphotogenic eyes closed xmas party ones - Leslie we'll need to recreate! I want a nice pictures of me in that awesome outfit!). So the wintry birds in my front yard pic will have to do - here are the xmas tunes I've been listening to:
  • BURL IVES - Holly Jolly Christmas
  • MARILYN MONRO - Santa Baby
  • BING CROSBY & DORIS DAY - Baby, It's Cold Outside
  • WHAM - Last Christmas
  • DEAN MARTIN - I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  • ELLA FITZGERALD - Sleigh Ride
  • OLIVIA OLSON - All I Want for Christmas Is You
  • OTIS REDDING - White Christmas
  • PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS - Wonderful Christmas Time
  • RUFUS WAINWRIGHT - What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
So what do you think? I seem to be a big fan of old classics mixed with catchy annoying pop songs! What xmas tunes can't you live without? Inquiring minds (well...mind...) wants to know!

Hopefully listening to these gems will give me enough energy and xmas spirit to glide me through the next few days of crazy holiday last minute shopping and xmas preparations! Leslie - we've got our work cut out for us! I also have big plans to share some of our adventures in blogland, but judging how the last month has been I wouldn't hold my breath. Oh, and here's another semi cute wintry bird snapshot I captured...not sure if I like him better than the top one, but the top one allowed for my (oh so witty) post title hence it's placement at the beginning. What do you think?


  1. awwww the little fat birdies are so cute!

    My music tastes usually stay the same throughout the year.. olides and punk.. I know very strange.

    I too have had a list of fun things I wanted to do this year for Christmas but I just haven't gotten to them yet. I'm so sleepy now I could take a nap ;)

  2. Yay! I've been mentioned twice!!! I think that warrants several exclamation marks. Well, it's time for us to start shopping. And I noticed you didn't mention that I have to bake all the cookies too. Sheesh. I really do have my work cut out for me.

  3. It is nice to see that you appreciate my bird feeding. I love to see the birds all year round. I picked up the habit from my bird watching parents, so maybe you will be a third generation bird lover!

  4. Oops! I forgot to tell you how much I liked your photos. I love them!! Mom

  5. Okay, so, super great christmas list, except for one - "Wonderful Christmas Time". Definitely not on my Christmas music list (wouldn't mention it, but you asked!)

    And no snow over here. No ice, even. Yesterday, there were a bunch of people in the road hockey box wearing T-Shirts and sweat pants, and I got away with just a hoodie. I Don't think it's gonna be a white christmas in Victoria...