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Chicken Tuesday


I have my new (astonishingly expensive but VERY groovy) Prada glasses. They are varifocals and luckily, they don’t make me woozy like my old ones did. I now look like a very studious secretary. Not quite the look I was going for – I was aiming for very funky and trendy intellectual….. I was going to use Photo Booth on my Mac to take a photo of me wearing my glasses but I look too scary. You will just have to imagine them. Maybe when I get my Katie Holmes hairdo next week, I might look better….

Eric over at Speedcat Hollydale is running a Wordless Chicken Tuesday. Lots of chicken photographs. here’s mine.


This poor little creature is a featherless chicken which has been bred in the genetics faculty at the Rehovot Agronomy Institute near Tel Aviv, Israel.

“The idea behind the development of this naked bird is that it will create a more ‘convenient’ and energy efficient chicken which can live in warm countries where feathered chickens don’t do well and cooling systems are too expensive to be commonly affordable. Not growing feathers saves energy that can be used to grow meat.”

from Next Nature.

It also obviously doesn’t need plucking so it will save money in processing plants. I object to this on so many levels I don’t know where to begin. Read more about it here.

On a lighter note and to continue the theme here is a chicken joke…

A couple go for a meal at a Chinese restaurant and order the “Chicken Surprise”.
The waiter brings the meal, served in a lidded cast iron pot. Just as the wife is about to serve herself, the lid of the pot rises slightly and she briefly sees two beady little eyes looking around before the lid slams back down.

“Good grief, did you see that?” she asks her husband. He hasn’t, so she asks him to look in the pot. As he reaches for it, again the lid rises, and he sees two little eyes looking around before it slams down. Rather perturbed, he calls the waiter over, explains what is happening, and demands an explanation.
“Please sir,” says the waiter, “what did you order?”

The husband replies, “Chicken Surprise.”

“Ah… so sorry,” says the waiter, “I bring you Peeking Duck!”

Well, I didn’t say it was a good joke….. :-)

Unlike this which is a very good joke from the Savage Chickens web site


All you chaps, can switch off now, this next bit is for us ladies. Just had a laundry disaster of epic proportions. I had put a pair of new black jeans into the washing machine but did not wash them as I was waiting for more dark stuff to make a full load. Next day, forgot jeans were in there and put a load of whites – my undies and a load of white t-shirts in and washed the lot together. Needless to say they came out that particularly dingy shade of grey that looks revolting. Whole lot will have to be replaced. Oh well good excuse for a shopping expedition… and just as well nobody but me gets to see my undies these days ;-)

Calligraphy book


This book turned out much better than I thought. The cream and black is such a classic combination and it works beautifully. The paper is an Italian graphic paper on the outside and a Japanese Chiyogami on the outside. Very multicultural.

I had some very bad news this morning so I’m not going to write much more – not really in the mood.

See you tomorrow.