June 18th, 2005


Evil Robins and Father's Day plans

After I came home from work today, I spent a couple hours sitting in the backyard next to the cherry tree, reading an old sci-fi written back in the 1930s (quite fascinating, actually, in more ways than one) and chasing away robins trying to eat the nearly ripe cherries. Finally it was dark enough for robins to go away, and my mom found some gauze-type cloth, the last several yards at Wal-Mart. So we made a kind of cover for the tree so the birds can't get to the berries. That means I won't have to spend next week chained to the tree. :) Now in the dark it looks like we have a really fat ghost with huge ears resting in our backyard.

I wasn't going to work on Sunday, as it's Father's Day in US and I was going to spend it with my family. However, a co-worker who helped me out many times asked me to work a part of his shift so he could get his car fixed. I agreed. Nonetheless, I should be out by 3 p.m. so I can still take my parents out for dinner. I listed every single restaurant in the five-mile radius, save the fast food joints, yet my father was adamant that he wants to go to Red Lobster. Then Red Lobster it is. It's his day, after all. I already gave him the gifts - a really nice card, a box of great chocolates (very tasty, locally made about thirty miles from here, and terribly expensive) and a blender. :)

Finally, a long meme stolen from hawkelf.

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