I have decided to OCCUPY the MAN CAVE with my AMAZING and GINORMOUS Yellowstone photo collection reading about Beyonce’s BABY BUMP and wondering what the BLOWBACK will be on Katy Perry’s divorce. All of this has led me to believe that being a PET PARENT is going to be the NEW NORMAL even with all the SHARED SACRIFICES that comes with it. But enough of this rambling, let’s go out and WIN THE FUTURE through deception and TRICKERATION. Oh, and THANK YOU IN ADVANCE for all your comments!
Whew, my apologies for that opening. I was scanning the Internet and came across this years list of banned words from Lake Superior State University. They do this every year to save our sanity from over-hyped words. With only a few days left I wanted to make sure I used them all at least one more time. Having done this now (some for the first time ever) I can assuredly say they will not be missed. Here are a few other words I’d like banned for 2012 based on the shameful over use in the media
- Slam (and all derivatives)
Have I distracted you enough to forget this is really another bird post from our Yellowstone trip? Well, I tried. This is the last of the bird posts from Yellowstone and with a small bit of sadness, the likely last post of the year (there may be one more depending on when my year end summary gets done) – where has this year gone?! The reason I left this one to the end is thanks to our favorite orthopedic surgeon Dr. Giselle there was no need to spend a lot of time rifling through reference books to identify it. As soon as the shutter went off on this bird…
Dr. Giselle immediately identified it as a Clark’s Nutcracker. Having never seen this bird before, I was very appreciative of the assist. Per the reference books, this particular bird prefers open coniferous forests in mountains. A big checkmark on that – I left this wider shot with the evergreens as validation of that. It is a member of the jay and crow family but chooses to walk like a crow than hop like a jay on ground (do scientist actually get paid for these observations?). As is the custom here at Lifeintrigued, let’s bring that bird in for a closer look.
Hit the jump to learn more about the Clark’s Nutcracker