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Cage Setup

Our birds are so spoiled.  We had three cages connected for the birds to run on top of and play.  Jon suggested that we add a fourth cage so that Audrey could have some space.  The fourth cage is on the right in this picture.

Birds always want to be as high as possible.  So instead of increasing the space, now the birds all want to be on the single cage.

I did come to a good solution in the mornings, though.  The birds like to start chirping and singing at first light.  But if I pick them up and put them on the cage under the eave they will sleep for another two hours.  This is great during the weekends.

As an aside, I know you can make out “Infinite Jest” by David Foster Wallace on the shelf.  I’m not trying to plant that book to show you how awesome and well read I am.  I hate that book.  I spent close to a year trying to suffer through that book because I’m supposed to love it.  But that book is 1104 pages.  There are over 100 pages dedicated to freaking footnotes!  The book is on the shelf because I don’t care if the birds chew it.  At least someone would get some pleasure from that ridiculous book.*

*I know the author committed suicide a few years ago.  That doesn’t in any way detract from the fact that he wrote a self indulgent unfocused pile of trash.

4 Responses to “Cage Setup”

  1. Mary says:

    How funny, and so like tiels, that they all go to the same cage!

    Just yesterday someone recommended that book to me, but I think my reaction to it would be closer to yours!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I swear people only like Infinite Jest because after reading 1,000 pages they would look like a fool if they said it was a bad book.

    If you like that style of post-modern narratives with multiple characters, I recommend “The Corrections” by Jonathan Franzen. Also, “White Noise” by Don DeLillo.

  3. My son-in-law wrote a piece about David Foster Wallace. I’m afraid he’s a fan. Here’s the link in case you’re interested: http://www.themillions.com/2008/09/david-foster-wallace-1962-2008_14.html
    But I, too, have avoided that book. Don’t tell my son-in-law! On a slightly happier note, your birds are both beautiful and hilarious!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Cynthia, I really enjoyed your son-in-law’s piece. Someday I might try Wallace’s short stories. I might enjoy his writing better if there was an actual ending.

    And thank you for complimenting the birds. I’m awfully fond of them myself. :-)