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miracles and robins [Feb. 16th, 2017|10:20 pm]
Robert
After work I saw robins--dozens and dozens, alighting on a tree, perched in the waning afternoon blue-sky crispness.

A group of women played on the playground equipment in Heritage Park. An Eritrean-American woman on the radio spoke about hiking the Appalachian Trail.

I read 30 pages of "The Patch". The birder expression for binoculars--"bins"--seems unduly prosaic.

I daydream about the desert.

Work is full of challenges, which I enjoy.

Breakfast: Kix cereal and skim milk. Lunch: three soft chicken tacos. Dinner: a chicken breast, a bit of whole-wheat rotini and a salad. Dessert: angel food cake with Miracle Whip and strawberries.

I'm watching an episode of the BBC series "Vera" and thinking about mysteries.
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[User Picture]From: gracegiver
2017-02-17 04:59 am (UTC)
We enjoyed Vera, and we note how we're driven to watch the British crime dramas. Also note how many prime detectives on these shows are women.
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[User Picture]From: zyzyly
2017-02-17 05:25 am (UTC)
I am reminded of a British crime drama I wanted to watch but never did, with Helen Mirren. Do you know what it was? I could google it, but then I wouldn't have an excuse to say hi!
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[User Picture]From: gracegiver
2017-02-17 05:58 am (UTC)
Prime Suspect. But I had to google it. And I don't think we've seen it! But it's in the queue now.
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[User Picture]From: gurdonark
2017-02-17 01:25 pm (UTC)
Prime Suspect is a great show.
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[User Picture]From: gurdonark
2017-02-17 01:25 pm (UTC)
I like a lot of those British crime dramas. When we visited Scotland a couple of years back, I was intrigued how many crime dramas there were--and also how some of the ones that don't export are very dark indeed.
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[User Picture]From: zyzyly
2017-02-17 05:23 am (UTC)
If I were a birder, I would never use "bins".
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[User Picture]From: gurdonark
2017-02-17 01:26 pm (UTC)
I might use it satirically, but I cannot imagine taking a lovely word like binoculars and turning it into bins.
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[User Picture]From: egg_shell
2017-02-17 12:41 pm (UTC)
A friend recently told me about Vera and we watched our first episode last night. I like her.

I've heard bins called "glass" too - that sounds better.
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[User Picture]From: gurdonark
2017-02-17 01:26 pm (UTC)
Yes, glass is much better!
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2017-02-17 10:35 pm (UTC)
Robins are my favourite small bird.
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[User Picture]From: gurdonark
2017-02-18 01:34 am (UTC)
UK Robins are really handsome little birds! Our American Robins are a different species--a thrush more kin to your Blackbird than to your Robin. When I visited Scotland year before last, I was struck by how much the Blackbird's actions were like an American Robin,

I got to see a few great birds in Scotland--but I did not get to see a Robin. I wish that I had.
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