Links and Drinks

January 21, 2010 @ 5:17 pm | Filed under: Links

Lost Ladybug ProjectTabatha thought this post about a ladybug species counting project might be up our alley. She was SO RIGHT. I do believe my gang will try to take part in this.

Learn Sign Language – Signing Time News » From Rachel: Happy Birthday, Emilie! – HT to pal Sarah for this lovely tribute from one sister to another.

Sarcasm punctuation mark to put an end to email confusion – Oh, I’m SO SURE that will work. No more email confusion, EVER.

• And this one’s for Helen, who noticed the photos of a finch stealing a sip from our hummingbird feeder. This little guy amused me for a good half hour last week, the way he kept sipping and then taking surreptitious looks around, as if the other finches would never let him live it down if he* got caught drinking the hummingbirds’ koolaid.

* I say “he,” but I’m guessing. He’s a male house finch, yes? I admit I have a hard time telling the house finch and the purple finch apart.

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  1. It’s not a female rose finch? He must have felt like me when I went shopping for men’s jeans at Kohl’s. Men’s jeans aren’t so complicated!

  2. Shouldn’t it be some sort of blasphemy to try to patent and profit from a punctuation mark? Plus it would take all the fun out of sarcasm. The whole point of it is that it’s subtle.

  3. Anna, is it a female rose finch? I am really not sharp on my finches. Must look rose finch up tomorrow! Thanks!

    Mrs. Mordecai, I know, right? Seems against the spirit of easy communication to be mercenary about a punctuation mark. If a sarc mark were necessary, couldn’t we all just agree to use a carat or something?

  4. Here in Colorado I would guess female rose finch first. But I’m not sure about the square tail or the range. What did you find out?

  5. Thank you Melissa!
    I’m not sure as well if this is a “house” or “purple” finch – but I’m positive it is a female – not male … male are always more colorful in the Birds World!
    Hugs –