Lily Valley

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About Lily Valley

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  • Birthday 01/12/1975

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  1. My girlfriend says donkeys eat a lot of food. Looking into cost of feed as we speak. I need a reason to be working this damn hard. We're getting the chickens first, which will be after we finish paying off the foundation repair and a mountain of medical bills. '
  2. On my way to work I passed a flock of birds that looked like miniature egrets. I didn't think to look at the leg and feet color. Whatever these birds are, they're all over the city right now. Maybe cattle egrets? No fluff on their head and solid white, but my guide says this is how they look in non-breeding season. Closer to the size of big chicken than the monster I saw at the lake. The lake birds were definitely near swan size with those crazy necks. Oh, my other mystery "not pigeons" that like to sit on the old antenna are starlings. I never realized how different they look with their winter plumage. Not only are the white spots confusing, but they must grow a million more feathers to look so puffy and fat. So much different than the flocks of juveniles I'm used to seeing. Small victories. I'm going to go hunt for these mystery white birds again and see if I can nail down bill, leg and feet color. I WILL FIND YOU, BIRDS!!!!! Edit: NERDS, you crashed ebird. Curb your Enthusiasm!!!!
  3. I just got my new field guides in. I got Stokes Eastern Guide and Kaufman field guide to birds of North America. So many birds. I think a quick look may have cleared up a mystery from my trip to Baton Rouge. I saw what I can only describe as either a giant turtle or a duck with no body in the lake. I think it may have been an Anhinga. It was nearing dusk. Found this bird while looking up different species of pelicans. This shit is hard. Everyone in my yard STILL just looks like a bird.
  4. Just finished the Ice Master and currently reading a brief conflicting account from the expedition leader who bailed on the Karluk's crew, abandoning them in the ice. Interesting contrast. I grabbed An American Weredeer in Michigan, 'cause I need something light after that heavy book. I also finally succumbed to my Kindle demanding I read We have Lost the President. It's supposed to be funny, hope it is.
  5. His new book is set in New Orleans and co-authored with John Ringo. Somebody stop me over here.
  6. Concur! I left our gay club to a couple of straight women who had more time to get it together sooner, the results were awesome student government and that shit is running itself. I'm so proud of our students and I am proud of yours! Honestly, if you just give the kids a bit of room to breathe, they'll do all the work! Kudos! I can't tell you how much relief I've seen on the faces of students who have had me just show up for their events. Knowing faculty has their back and are risking themselves first was a huge thing on our campus. Great work. Geez! This post is from about forever ago and my browser saved it. Apologies if it's a repeat! I got back home last night from a work conference that crashed into my girlfriend's HUGE debut back into her field after a 7 year hiatus. I cannot tell you how relieved I was that she managed it without me. I felt like a piece of SHIT not being here. It was so last minute and things have been so crazy (end of term, this conference was planned months ago, etc.). She had to attend a gala $400 ticket type of affair and she has social anxiety, so that was AWFUL. She actually had a nice time, made some good connections and best of all, got a ticket for an artist friend of ours who absolutely WORKED the crowd for his benefit. Seriously, a ticket would have been wasted on me anyway. Absolute win. I am so glad. I was really worried that we'd be doing constant my career / your career tradeoffs. I'm going into finals right now and it's actually better that she is also swamped with work. Yes, @Dr. Pepper, I made a mess on my way out, but I scrubbed both bathrooms and vacuumed the whole house before I packed. Spending today fetching supplies, putting away the clean dishes and doing laundry (but not folding or putting it up).
  7. Butt comfort. :snickers:
  8. I don't remember who warned of the dangers of too-small panties, @Fragile Bird? But I was wearing a pair yesterday and all I could think of was LYMPH DRAINAGE!!! Yikes they were uncomfortable. My gf and I are different butt sizes. Time to go shopping.
  9. And New Orleans has a woman mayor. May God Have Mercy on her Soul. First one in 300 years.
  10. New Orleans just elected their first female mayor out of two WoC who were both over-qualified for the job. The campaign was so nasty I actually switched my vote several times. Interesting times. Yes, I'm crying.
  11. It got worse this weekend. Faculty fodder. My guts, MY GUTS!!!!
  12. Lima do a runner and get oats of here.
  13. You're a silly goose.
  14. I just looked up your falcons. Is Pale Male still there? I'd link, but still travelling home. Such a cool history of the birds in your park!
  15. That thing has me hawking up my lunch.