Out of the Blue

Okay, so I have hit the next noteworthy stage in the evolution of my relationship with the squirrels raiding the bird feeder. I described how I had to over-tighten two nuts to keep the squirrels from taking the feeder apart, but the other day I found it dismantled once again, as there was a third nut on the bottom I overlooked. This time I couldn't even find all the parts to put it back together, and I wouldn't put it past the little geniuses to have deliberately hidden them. The new stage this triggered is that this finally made me mad, the anger replacing my previous detached sort of bemusement at the whole situation. This lead me to the store in search of a more worthy feeder, and yes, I believe acquisition of a second feeder is probably another key milestone for the newbie bird-feeder. Anyway, I found a spring-powered one that works as described in a couple of forum posts: by closing off the feeding holes under the heavier weight of a squirrel. So far it's been very effective, the squirrels don't seem to have figured out yet how to thwart it. I took amusement in noticing the wire it hangs from was twisted around a few times... obviously they took a crack at their proven unscrewing method, but that's not how this one comes apart, and they seem to have given up even trying for the time being. It's too early to declare victory in the squirrel war, but I think I may have won a battle.

Victorious Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez.
Play: Dynamic Systems.
Upgrade complete.
Links: Tragedy. Thanks Armand.
Report: 90% Of Waking Hours Spent Staring At Glowing Rectangles.
Story: Wis. man survives 6-story fall from bank building.
Science: ‘Biocentrism’- How life creates the universe. Thanks WalterEgo.
Smaller reactor design for fusion may work in a "pinch".
Media: Mattress Dominos.
The iToilet.
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - Laker Riots.
View : : :
19.
 
Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 18, 2009, 14:01
19.
Re: Out of the Blue Jun 18, 2009, 14:01
Jun 18, 2009, 14:01
 
We're due for a coffee grinder replacement story any day now.

Or a dentist visit.

Or a story involving nin in the van and a dog with a cast.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
Date
Subject
Author
1.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
2.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
3.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
4.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
5.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
6.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
7.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
8.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
9.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
10.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
       The Squirrel Saga
11.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
        Re: The Squirrel Saga
12.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
         Re: The Squirrel Saga
18.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
       Re: Out of the Blue
 19.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
        Re: Out of the Blue
21.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
         Re: Out of the Blue
16.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
17.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
22.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
      Re: Biocentrism
23.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
       Re: Biocentrism
24.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
        Re: Biocentrism
27.
Jun 19, 2009Jun 19 2009
         Re: Biocentrism
29.
Jun 19, 2009Jun 19 2009
          Re: Biocentrism
30.
Jun 19, 2009Jun 19 2009
           Re: Biocentrism
31.
Jun 19, 2009Jun 19 2009
            Re: Biocentrism
32.
Jun 19, 2009Jun 19 2009
           Re: Biocentrism
25.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
        Squirrel Saga
26.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
         Re: Fusion reactor
28.
Jun 19, 2009Jun 19 2009
         Re: Squirrel Saga
13.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
14.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
15.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009
20.
Jun 18, 2009Jun 18 2009