Monday, August 30, 2010

TUI ... AWESOME!

ABOVE: we had visitors over our back fence yesterday! A Tui, (pronounced "too-ee'). These are native birds to New Zealand, they are like parrots... they can learn to talk! Their bird calls can resemble all sorts of noises: clicks, cackles, whistles, creaks and groans... and all this because they have two voiceboxes! They are amazingly intelligent birds with a gorgeous coat of iridescent feathers and two tufts of white feathers on their neck.

I managed to catch a small snippet of this one calling for his/her mate:





We are so lucky to live in a neighbourhood where there a lots of areas of bush and parks... so we have lots of native birds around. This was the first time I'd seen a Tui here though. It makes me want to plant lots of flax and honey bearing native plants, as that's what they feed on.

Today I'm off to Patchwork Class and really looking forward to it. I am going to be happy and positive... and try to mix and mingle a bit more than I have of late. It is easy to slip back into hermit mode for me sometimes. The only problem with that is that I end up getting depressed.... and I don't want to go down that road again. So... I'm going and I am going to enjoy it. So there!

ONWARD...

MY COMPUTER HAS CRASHED. I AM AT MY AUNTY'S TYPING THIS. I MIGHT BE 'OFFLINE' FOR A WHILE.... UNTIL ME FRIGGIN COMPUTER IS FIXED ANYWAY.


SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE.
NITE NITE.

HI! I'm back... don't know for how long though! My computer was one month out of warranty... but JB HiFi said they will still fix it... but it could be away for 2-3 weeks! I said I would take it home and ring ACER first to see if they could 'talk' me through the problem.

On my way out of the mall with the harddrive in a heavy duty shopping bag the bag ripped open across the bottom and the harddrive fell out and landed on the concrete! So, while it's working... it still keeps freezing on/off, so it shall no doubt have to go back for repairs at some point soon.

LATER... MIGHT BE BACK, MIGHT NOT!

Pfffffft... it would appear that dropping the computer on the concrete 'fixed it'!!! WELL... maybe.

I've had a quiet afternoon since all the running around with the computer.... but now I have to pull finger and get dinner on. Yaaaaaaaaaaaa....

What have I learnt today? NEVER EVER only have one computer in the house! Tomorrow I may just go out and buy another laptop to use in the lounge... as I killed my last one and it's down in Palmerston North with Steve... who can't fix it either!

I rang Steve for help with THIS computer's security ... and he got me sorted again... lol..he's up on the mountain snowboarding!!! You can NEVER get away from your Mum! *smiles*

End of Day: and it's been a frustrating one to say the least. Computers are the bane of my life.... how the hell did I get so dependant on them? nite nite.

14 comments:

  1. We are also lucky to have Tui's in our backyard. We have a family of them, and have recently found a nest. So far we are lucky that our cat has not caught one, as he is a naughty kitty who manages to get most birds, but I think the Tui's might be too smart for him.

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  2. They are lovely to hear. Can't hear the one on your video though? There nothing on it?

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  3. Pretty!

    I've given up on the diet as well. :(

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  4. Clever lady getting such a good shot of a tui. Did you know they have 7 songs if you can call them all songs?

    We are so wet under foot it's almost like living in a swamp. At least the wind is blowing and the sun shining in between the heavy showers.

    I'm trying to do some catching up with Blogs but it's seriously interfering with my sewing/craft time. You amaze me at how much you get done.

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  5. That bird is gorgeous and I love those sounds he/she is making in your little video. I love watching birds.

    Hang in there, my friend! You'll probably end up having a lot more fun than you think!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  6. Sometime when we meet up again I will show you an amazing TUI project his nibs did at school. How is the puppy poopy piddle front going?Changeable weahter here again hot through the night freezing cold morn and have had 4 seasons all before lunchtime!!!

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  7. Bummer! I hope your poota is fixed soon. BTW: I've bought a gorgeous blue glass pendant (don't worry, not expensive) for your necklace... I'll be starting it soon!

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  8. If I had two voice boxes, my family would go insane. lol

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  9. They look like such pretty birds. I think it's neat when one builds a nest so close to a house. It's fun to watch the baby birds hatch.

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  10. Noooooo you can't be gone that long!!

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  11. Every family needs a IT guy to go to. In my family, I'm afraid I'm the IT guy. hahahahaha

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  12. ohhh love the video of the bird...ya did well.
    Received my parcel thank you, sent you an email.

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  13. That Tui is beautiful and it sounds like such an interesting bird! Hope everything works out well with the computer!

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