Sunday, July 19, 2009

Austin, a Pictorial

Folks, I had a rough weekend. Not the fun kind of rough weekend either. It was emotional and draining, and I spent it utterly alone so that I wouldn't have to fake a smile for anyone. That being said, I chose a picture that best fits my current disposition. The mockingbird is Texas' state bird, and I've wanted to snap a photo of a living one for quite some time; however, since they're as elusive as a goddamned Yeti, I can't ever get my camera out fast enough. So here's a putrid juvenile. Click for a close up.
Oh yeah, and they're called mockingbirds because they imitate sounds of insects and other birds.

8 comments:

Chrissy said...

Wow, sorry about your weekend. Hope things look up tomorrow.

Katy F said...

I'm sorry I clicked for the close up and I'm even more sorry about your miserable weekend.

C. Andres Alderete said...

Thanks, Chrissy. Thanks, Katy. I'm high-fiving you both right now.

Awesome Sara said...

is that bird dead?? sorry about ur weekend!! I feel ya pain. thanks for the kind words about me getting dumped. i am pretty and i am pretty funny. sadly thats about the best parts of me... the rest is crazy. lOL!

f8hasit said...

Hey Carlos...I'm sorry that your weekend was one that compared to a decapitated bird that mimics insects. Actually that is was one compared to anything dead at all...
Hope that tomorrow brings you a bit more joy. At least one that would make you photograph a bird WITH it's head still intact.

C. Andres Alderete said...

The bird's not dead, Sara. It's living impaired.

Thanks, Nancy. I'm starting to feel like a big baby. All's well now.

Anonymous said...

There are mockingbirds (live ones) at my house all the time. They just don't like you, Carlos...

Drew said...

Oh no!!! Time to get some Southern Meth-Heads from a drug rehab to scoop that bird up and make some dinner out of it.

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