Friday, October 16, 2009


The birds are back. And I am sure they are watching me.

I never really saw many movies when I was a kid. We barely ever went to the theatre and there was no such thing as a VCR at the time. Popeye, Star Wars, Smokey and the Bandit and Airplane - those are the movies that have remained in my childhood vault. I certainly never saw a horror movie as a child and have barely seen a scarey movie as a grown-up.

So I don't know why these birds freak me out so much. They are everywhere. In every shopping center tree. On all of the power lines down the freeway. I start to get the feeling like I need to get out of the car and run as fast as possible into the store. Oh yeah, except for the fact that I've got to get 5 kids out of the car and one of them needs to be released from his carseat.

The kids and I sat in the car watching the birds for quite a long time the other day. It is like they are playing games, hopping from one tree to another and then over to hang out on the line. I know they are communicating. I think they are actually laughing and playing tricks on me cause they can tell that I am a little freaked out.

P.S. About Airplane, I was 10ish and my brother was 12ish. He BEGGED to go and see it. BEGGED!!!! My parents finally gave in. We went to the theatre as a family. My mom and dad had no idea that there would be nudity. I can remember seeing the naked chest bouncing across the screen and the look on my mom's face. I can remember it like it was yesterday. But I don't remember if we got to stay for the whole movie. Isn't that weird.


Melanie said...

the birds kinda freak me out too! they are everywhere!

christy said...

you're freaked out because they're EVIL!

we didn't see a lot of movies either. I do, however, recall watching Fri. the 13th while I was eating breakfast when we first got cable.

i think that's the reason why we didn't have it for much longer.

Amy J. said...

I hate those birds too. Creepy.

And I remember once when my brother and I were about those ages (10 & 12), we had just gotten a vcr and my brother was allowed to choose which movie he wanted to watch on his b-day. He chose Airplane. And kept pausing and re-winding the naked boobie part. Dumb boy.