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About robynbird

I've been a writer since I could hold a pencil in my hand. I'm learning new and wonderful things about myself through my writing and realized it isn't enough just to write it down, I need to share it. What I have to say may not be Earth shattering, but it is filled with love and I hope it moves those who read it.

a tune for Tuesday vol 129

I first heard this song on Mark Foster’s show Escapology.
I like the way Mark Foster approaches music. Music he makes, music he listens to.
When he introduced this song, he said something like: It sounds so 1978 but came out last week.
He ain’t lyin’.
And that’s actually what I like about it.

Check out Witchoo by Durand Jones & The Indications and let me know what you think.

Please listen responsibly.

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Sunday morning at the home site 6.20.21

This week at the house there are good things and bad things.

Good things:
fridge is in

microwave is in

shower fixture is in

I figured out I can install swings under the deck

And when I say swings, I mean a bench ‘porch swing’ style swing, but I also mean ‘playground swing’ style swings.
From this angle, the porch style swing will be in the back of the shot hanging so the swing faces away from the house in front of the two stationary doors.
The playground swing swings will hang in the front of the shot parallel to the side of the house.
While Baby K isn’t a fan of swinging, her Mommy, Auntie, and Birdie sure as hell are and you can be damned sure to find me out there swinging as often as possible!

windows are FINALLY in

Bad things:

that fridge isn’t the one I wanted, but the one I had to settle for

that window up on the fourth floor is fucking white

I spoke with the building manager who told me they painted it and “it looks like crap”. The new bronze window has been reordered. (apparently the guy at the window company never actually ordered about half of what he was meant to so he no longer works for the window company and the new woman is on top of all the chaos…this is me still not holding my breath)
If worse comes to worst they’ll replace the window after we close.
I’m over here like, well, at least it won’t rain in our house anymore…?

So window ridiculousness aside, our home is coming along nicely!

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fictional faves

I haven’t done a favorites list in quite some time and I realized I missed it.
So, I thought: what the hell, let’s do one.
This favorites list focuses on all things fictional. Any- and everything made up.
Buckle up for my fictional faves.

fictional place
The Wood between the Worlds
(The Magician’s Nephew, Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis)

fictional fam
The Dashwoods
(Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen)

fictional couple
Gomez and Morticia Addams
(The Addams Family – Charles Addams)

fictional animal
Appa
(Flying Bison from Avatar: The Last Airbender – Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko)

fictional character – male
Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce
(M*A*S*H – portrayed by Alan Alda in the television series)

fictional character – female
Pippi Longstocking
(Pippi Longstocking, et al. – Astrid Lindgren)

fictional villain
this one is a no-win tie between:
Iago
(Othello -William Shakespeare)
and
Maleficent
(Sleeping Beauty – Disney 1959 animated film)

fictional world
Neverland
(Peter Pan – J. M. Barrie)

fictional name
Ramona Geraldine Quimby
(‘Ramona Series’ – Beverly Cleary)

fictional duo
Margo and Eliot
(The Magicians – Lev Grossman)

AND
Sherlock and John
(BBC Sherlock)

AND
Jay and Silent Bob
(Clerks, Dogma, et al. – Kevin Smith)

Yeah, I know. There are three fave duos…
But I honestly couldn’t choose!

What are some of your fictional favorites?

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a tune for Tuesday vol 128

Forty years ago on this day a British band released their self-titled debut record.
Ten year old me didn’t waste anytime getting my own copy.

This one’s for all the Duranies out there.
(I was always a Simon Le Bon kind of girl.)

Here’s Anyone Out There by Duran Duran.
Let me know what you think.
Also, let me know if you were (remain) a Duranie.

Please listen responsibly.

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Sunday morning at the home site 6.13.21


Stupid construction vehicle parked in my driveway!
But…I love the dark siding and entry color.
And…railings up on the front.
And…some landscaping.

First coat of stain on the stair treads and I’m loving the way this looks.

They built the deck off the living room last week.
YBW is all about that telescoping door, y’all!

Here’s the deck view from the roof terrace.

Front roof terrace banister railings are finally in too!

I’m leaning towards creating a potted garden out here, but still not completely sold.
What would y’all do with this space?

Meanwhile we’re still missing windows…
Spoke with the building manager Monday, he says they (the window people) told him June 17.
I’m over here not holding my breath…

But the excitement continues to build.

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a tune for Tuesday vol 127

I am completely obsessed with this song!
I especially love the live version.

This is Colors by Black Pumas.
Give it a spin and let me know what you think.

Please listen responsibly.

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Sunday morning at the home site 6.6.21

Siding is going up on the front and back of the house!

Railing on the roof terrace is finally in place and I gotta tell y’all, the view is great, the breeze is spectacular, and I’m so ready to enjoy cocktails in this space!
Overstock was having a good sale and I had a twenty percent off coupon, so we ordered furniture for the roof terrace. Partially delivered, sitting in our current dining room in boxes ready to move and be assembled as soon as we arrive.

Tankless water heater was finally installed!

We close in fifty one days!
So much more to get done, but we’re so ready!

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a tune for Tuesday vol 126

Y’all, I’m playing this song over and over and over.
(you’ll get it when you listen)
Check out Sticky from The Maine’s new record XOXO: From Love & Anxiety In Real Time to be released in July.
Let me know what you think.

Please listen responsibly.

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Sunday morning at the home site 5.30.21


And then there was a garage door.


Another coat of paint this week.
I love the ethereal quality of the plastic protecting the handrail and banister. Especially how it moved and sounded as we walked by.

We have appliances!

oven but no microwave (yet)

cooktop

dishwasher

Bathroom cabinets are finally where the belong.
Of course the hardware is wrong…

Still no windows…
(Eh, there’s time. We don’t close for another fifty-nine days.)

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a tune for Tuesday vol 125

I absolutely adore this hauntingly beautiful song.
This is Last Time by Adam Melchor.
I’m curious what y’all think about this tune.

Please listen responsibly.

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