Monday, February 21

The Male of the Species

I saw this guy this morning. He was looking all around and trying to scratch some seed out of the cracks in the deck. I felt sorry for him, so I placed a plateful of seed on the deck bridge and.......

the little bugger wouldn't share with his mate. He made her wait until he had his fill before she  was allowed to approach. It's a darn good thing mr. kenju isn't like that!!

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A dear friend took us out to dinner tonight, to The 42nd Street Oyster Bar. It is practically an institution here in Raleigh, and when the waiter asked if we had eaten there before, mr. kenju answered...."Yes, and probably before you were born." Naturally, I forgot to photograph my meal. Perhaps the excellent Bloody Mary had something to do with that....lol. I ate a crisp salad, mahi mahi, a cheese-topped mashed potato and my weight in the best hush puppies around. Then to add insult to injury (to my stomach) we shared a pecan pie/tart, which was brought to the table hot! What an experience!

On the way home, the "check engine" light came on in my car. Mr. kenju was afraid we would not make it home, but we did. I'll have to have that checked out tomorrow. Drat....it's always something. I sure hope this is nothing serious - since I just had a water pump installed this week.







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10 comments:

srp said...

This is typical of the male... in a lot of species. My engine light comes on when it is time for an oil change. They program it for a certain number of miles.. it is magic.. once they forgot to reset it when they were done and it drove me bonkers until I took it back in.

Pat said...

Lovely Monday post!

Grannymar said...

That sounds like a great meal. Hope the car is sorted real soon.

Olga said...

I watched a cardinal yesterday--battleing itself in the rear view mirror of a parked car.
I had a Saab that had the "check engine" light on 90% of the time. That car broke my heart, my spirit, and my bank account.

Lynn said...

Something about cardinal males having such spectacular plumage doesn't seem right either. :) Great photos.

Beverly said...

Love the cardinals....and you made me hungry!!!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Ha! Mr. Kenju knows better!

Tracy said...

Judy,
I love 42nd Oyster Bar...very good menu you had there!
I hope there was nothing seriously wrong with the auto; aren't cars a pain?

Joy Des Jardins said...

You are so accommodating Judy. I hope those birds appreciate your attentiveness. Yeah, those male birds are just big bullies... ~Joy

Looking to the Stars said...

I love the pics of the birds. I had to stop feeding the birds here because of the foxes and coyotes. To stop feeding them was a very hard thing for us to do.

Our car does the same thing & srp is right. Its a reminder thing, I hate it when are car does that. The first time it did it, I felt like your hubby. We had just finished a great meal at our favorite resturant too when it happened. Now it doesn't phase me, I just think 'oh, that annoying light came on again. I'll take it in when I want to' (lol)

take care :)