11 January 2013

Fragment Friday

1.  I wonder how you determine maximum load capacity on a bird feeder? Mine looks pretty close to being a fire code violation with 30 sparrows attempting to eat at the same time in the same place.

2.  Despite having lots of handknits for the winter, I feel the urge to knit more. Does anyone really need more than 8 pairs of mittens? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! Thrummed and stranded and cabled and different colors. So I have to ask, how many pairs of mittens do you own?

3.  The big lead in to writing more fiction for me is reading more fiction. Mostly fantasy and non-fiction, but what books have you read lately that I shouldn't miss?

4.  I have my Google Chat client set to invisible while I work. No, it's not quite a Klingon cloaking device, or Harry Potter's Invisibility cloak, but it sure feels like it. Nah, Nah, you cannot see me, Internet!

5.  Time to start considering what magazines I want to order for the year. Got any suggestions?



12 comments:

Kathleen Cassen Mickelson said...

Maximum capacity is when all the birds fall off because there's too many for the perches, isn't it? :-)
I have a favorite magazine that you might like, if you don't already take it: The Sun. No ads. Great writing.

Anonymous said...

You might want to ask Super Mario junior Cuomo about maximum capacity and magazines,he's an expert.

Constance Brewer said...

Kathleen - is that why there are so many birds on the ground? Huh. :)
Thanks for your magazine rec'!

Constance Brewer said...

Anon - So you are recommending Fully Loaded Sparrows?

Anonymous said...

Yes.....since you ABE vodka you could put some in the birdbath,as a side benefit it would keep it from freezing!

Carla said...

When the feeder falls off its hook under the load :-)

There's something comforting about the act of knitting that's quite independent of the finished garment. I wonder if that's why so many avid knitters give most of their output away to friends and relatives?

Constance Brewer said...

Anon - good plan! drunken sparrows.

Constance Brewer said...

Carla - I am much more a process knitter than a product knitter. So much so that I sometimes lose interest in what I'm knitting if I've mastered the process. :)

Split Pea Traveler said...

I've always thought bird feeders were at their best when they start to look like a buffet line. Sounds like you've got the best fed sparrows in town.

Have you read The Anansi Boys? I thought it was the most funny and original book I've read in awhile.

Constance Brewer said...

The birds only get fed until spring, then they are on their own.

Nope, haven't read that one, thanks for the suggestion.

Split Pea Traveler said...

Well, I guess they should be responsible for their own well-being for at least part of the year. I hope they enjoy it while they've got it!

Constance Brewer said...

If they play their cards right, there may be a birdbath in it for them this summer.