Archive for the ‘WTF!?!’ Category

Olive the Bird Killer

June 8, 2011

About a month ago Olive, our cat, drug a dead bird into the house through her cat door.  After chasing her around and eventually under the bed, I got the bird away form her and gave it a proper burial…in the garbage.  I had assumed that she found the bird dead in the yard because she isn’t much of a hunter.  Well, I guess I was wrong , because this afternoon Gillian, Elena and I where hanging out in the living room and we heard this strange squeaking sound as Olive proudly marched into the room with a live, full size, bird in her mouth.  Of course the bird got loose and started fluttering around the house with Olive in pursuit, jumping, pawing, and biting at the poor bird. I tried to direct the bird outside but failed because I was in tears with laughter.  Olive finally manager to knock the bird down onto her cat perch and it stopped moving. I wrapped it up in a towel and took it outside to through it into the field next to our house.  As I unwrapped it, the bird woke up and flew away.  Though based on the amount of feathers and “bird bits” in our living room and kitchen I don’t think it is long for this world.  Oh and the bird emptied it’s bowels on our coffee table, but I still find this all hilarious!

UPDATE: Olive caught another bird and brought it into the house yesterday over lunch and again this evening while we were having dinner!  That is three birds in three days, these must be the stupidest birds in the world!  We also really need to start shutting the garage door.


I’m Big in France

November 21, 2009

I got an interesting e-mail yesterday from the web master of a French website,  They were asking permission to use one of my pictures from Flickr, the picture of my crossed hockey sticks tattoo.  I make a habit of marking all my pictures, that do not have people in them, as Creative Commons, meaning anyone can use them for free as long as I am credited. Here is the e-mail,


as the webmaster of the french information website, I would like to use one of your pictures I found
in the Creative Commons category, meaning it can be used for

The picture is “Crossed hockey stick tatoo”.

Should its publication on our website annoy you, I will
remove the photo as soon as you ask me to.

Many thanks in advance for your understanding.


I went to the website to see what they where using my picture for, here is the link

The site is all in French but using the google translator I found that it is a story about two hockey players in love, two male hockey players in love!  So yea, there is a picture of my should as the header of a story about two gay French hockey players…awesome?!?  I actually don’t have a problem with this at all, I think it is hilarious.  I haven’t translated the entire story yet, but feel free to.  Also, notice they did credit me for the picture at the bottom.  I was going to title this post “French Gays Love My Sticks” but I didn’t want to give away the punchline.

UPDATE: Now, my other tattoo is famous