Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Birthday Buzzards

Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," home of Vestal Vultures since 2005! My name is Anne Johnson, and today I am 55 years old.

I celebrated by walking home from work. It took me one hour and 45 minutes, maybe 20 minutes longer than I thought it would. But gosh! That's not bad for 4.5 miles. My time will improve!

If I had gone west instead of east, I would be in Center City Philadelphia right now. I feel empowered.

Over the weekend I scavenged a deceased opossum from a Snobville street and threw it into the back yard. I was hoping to lure some Thunderbirds here for my special day. But it's been a long, cold, lonely winter, and this area isn't chock-a-block with buzzards even in the best of weather. Holding out hope here, but in the meantime,  I can always scare up a wake of buzzards, thanks to the magic of computers!

EXHIBIT A: DAYS OF YORE, WENONAH, NJ

EXHIBIT B: BLACK VULTURES


EXHIBIT C: FLOPPY




EXHIBIT D: SOMEONE SENT ME THIS GORGEOUS SHOT THAT WAS HARD TO NAB

EXHIBIT E: HAPPIER TIMES

EXHIBIT F: MORE HAPPIER TIMES


May the wisdom of the Sacred Thunderbird roost in your belfry! Bird is the word.

7 comments:

Katy Anders said...

Happy birthday! I hear 55 is the new 52.

From now on, when I think of people celebrating birthdays in their fifties, i shall think of buzzards. Is that bad?

Anne Johnson said...

Katy, when everyone thinks of me, they think of buzzards ... but I wouldn't apply this line of thought wholesale.

aquilakahecate said...

Happy Birthday, Anne!
Love,
Terri in Joburg

Lucretia said...

Happy Bird Day!! (Somehow that seems more appropriate for you than just "birthday"...) And may the Buzzard of Happiness fly with great care over your birthday cake! :-)

Terraluna said...

Happy Birthday, Anne!

JACKIESUE said...

happy birthday...hope you get to see one or several....great news on the walk. I would have had to call 911 after 3 blocks.

Anne Johnson said...

Thank you, my wonderful readers! Alas, Mr. J's patience ran out on the possum carcass, so it is now buried, and may it rest in peace instead of pieces.