Friday, February 06, 2009

We have already established this point,
but it bears repeating...

I am an idiot. Thanks to evidence offered here and here (and numerous other places), we all know this.

But now it seems like Mother Nature and Big Pharma are trying to drive the point home. The facts surrounding my current bout of idiocy go something like this:

  1. I am allergic to almost everything outside. Thus, I spend about 6 or 8 hours a day outside. When the sneezing finally starts to scare away children and small birds, I take allergy medicine.
  2. The allergy medicine I take keeps me awake for about a week. Every. Time. I. Start. Taking. It. But once it kicks in and I stop sneezing, I forget to take it for a while. Then, with the next medicated sneezing fit, I go sleepless again.
  3. I started taking allergy medicine about three days ago. So I am working on a few catnaps and some snoozing on the couch right now. It has been a fun week!
  4. I finally got tired enough to actually go to bed at 4:20 this morning. But I kept hearing a noise. Sounded like a kid whimpering through a bad dream. After I checked on the kids, they were sleeping fine, I headed to bed.
  5. 4:23. The Boss Lady wakes up and figures out the source of the mystery sound.
  6. Kernel, the cross dressing hen, is practicing his crowing.
  7. Know how to stop a rooster from crowing? Eat it. Or give it away.
  8. Since I am now wide awake, I have been at the computer, since crow thirty. Prepping an ad for Backyardchickens.com and Craigslist.
Sleep is for suckers, people not addicted to allergy meds and those poor souls who are not urban chicken farmers. As for me? I am wide awake and ready to crow!

Kernel, the 15 week old cross dressing rooster

5 comments:

postulatesandpasttimes said...

Last Friday morn, we both woke up to a "ee urn, eeee urn." I tiptoed downstairs and found a raccoon in my birdfeeder!

I wonder if coon tastes like chicken.

Ally said...

"Know how to stop a rooster from crowing? Eat it. Or give it away. "

Best line ever. lol.

The Father of Five said...

P & P...

There is only one way to find out!!!

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I agree with Ally... That is a memorable one liner!!!

Best of luck with your re-homing of said rooster..

Russ said...

I don't know, some Coc au Vin sounds really good about now!

Otter Thomas said...

I can't imagine that raising back yard chickens is good for allergies. I hear they taste like chicken so I suggest you eat the bird. Great line. It made me laugh out loud.