Welcome to MilkyWay@home

Small every-day-stories...


Advanced search

Message boards : Sicituradastra. message board : Small every-day-stories...
Message board moderation

To post messages, you must log in.

1 · 2 · 3 · Next

AuthorMessage
ProfileAriZonaMoon*
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 29 Sep 08
Posts: 1618
Credit: 46,511,893
RAC: 0
30 million credit badge13 year member badge
Message 21337 - Posted: 5 May 2009, 11:41:37 UTC

Since its so quiet in here right now, I`ll put in
a little story i just wrote in the Coconut-thread in
Seti.. ;-) And well.. a new thread for it here.. because it would be nice to hear about the small
happenings in our lives.. So please write away.. ;-))


ID: 21337 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
ProfileAriZonaMoon*
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 29 Sep 08
Posts: 1618
Credit: 46,511,893
RAC: 0
30 million credit badge13 year member badge
Message 21338 - Posted: 5 May 2009, 11:42:00 UTC
Last modified: 5 May 2009, 11:46:01 UTC

Yeah.. as most of you should have noticed by now, the spring has come.
And by that all these birds putting the strange-shaped thingies around
on the ground, or in the threes, or in where ever they can make it. Its
said to be called eggs. But my thought of eggs, as eatable stuff, is
white on the outside. ;p My parents tried to get me to eat other
coloured eggs when i was a kid.. but i was not too fond of their ideas. ;-))
So mostly, if we had collected eggs (aye, of course, I loved to collect
them..hehehe) my mum used them for pancakes and other cakes. The bakings
get such a wonderful yellow colour when used this other ingredience. ;p

Well.. mostly it was seagull eggs that was used. For many years now I have
let the seagulls have their eggs for themselves. And why not, as I didnt
like those eggs anyhow. But what do you think has happend the last years?
Aye... i have two boys.. They have for some or another reason got this
fancy to collect eggs. hehehe. They have "heard" they are eatable.. but they
dont want to eat them. So they give them to me. Im trying to tell them that
I do not like to eat them either.. lol.. and they have heard it more than once.

The other day my oldest son came back home with two eggs. I said; wow.. what
are you planning to use them for? Are you going to bake? ;-)) Nope, he said,
I dont know what to do about them. hehe. I told him that maybe his grandmother
would like them. But she is not home right now, so if so, he would have to
put them in the fridge and wait, and hope there wouldnt come any seagulls in
there. So yesterday he came back home from school and then he asked me;
Mum, have you been checking today? Checking What, I said. - If we have gotten any
bird-kiddies in our fridge. ;-D All i said was that, If there are bird-kiddies
in the fridge, its surely not cold enough in there. ;-))

Well... this was just a tiny little everyday-story from the Moon`s Island.

Have a great day! ;-D


ID: 21338 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
ProfileStealth Eagle*
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 7 Feb 09
Posts: 344
Credit: 4,684,014
RAC: 0
3 million credit badge12 year member badge
Message 21343 - Posted: 5 May 2009, 13:15:16 UTC - in response to Message 21338.  

Well we aren't collecting eggs, but the geese have been hatching their goslings and we have about 30 goslings running around on our lake shore.




What you do today you will have to live with tonight
ID: 21343 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Chris S
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 29 Sep 08
Posts: 119
Credit: 75,546
RAC: 0
10 thousand credit badge13 year member badge
Message 21349 - Posted: 5 May 2009, 15:36:12 UTC

Lovely story Miss Moon, keep them coming. I asume that the picture is of a Herring Gull given the size?
ID: 21349 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
ProfileAriZonaMoon*
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 29 Sep 08
Posts: 1618
Credit: 46,511,893
RAC: 0
30 million credit badge13 year member badge
Message 21352 - Posted: 5 May 2009, 16:58:31 UTC
Last modified: 5 May 2009, 17:17:57 UTC

;-) its not a herring seagull, as that has a black back. Exactly what sort the
picture shows im not sure about.. i didnt ask him. ;-)

Well.. i have alot of seagull stories.. and other stories.. hehe.. maybe I should tell another one, whilst we wait for the ham omelett to get finished ;-)
When Seti is back up again, i should probably post it there too.. Im not to happy about copying posts.. but since we are in different places, i guess i have to forget about that thought. Well.. here we go;

When I was a kid, and actually up to 1994 we had sheeps here. And of course, every summer we used two weeks to cut the grass, to make winter food for the animals. Since this is an island, we also cut the grass down to the sea-line some places. And one of these places were a very loved spot for the seagulls to make a nest. That was not what you may call optimal circumstances for us as workers. hehe. It was terrible difficult to get the job done when angry seagulls was diving from above to take our heads ;-) Normally we got rid of them by taking all the eggs, and when that had happend a couple of time, they usually left, and found another place to stay.

One particular year, we got a new couple on this special spot. It was a Great Black-backed Gull couple. And they were obviously young and determined to have this great place to have their kids. As usual we started to take all the 3 eggs. They made new ones. Again, we took the 3 eggs. They made new ones. After doing this 4 times, and they still just continued to make more, and Not move, my father took a whole bucket of gravel and pored on top of the nest, after again removed the 3 eggs. After just a day or two we saw the seagull couple lying there again. When we went to have a look at it, we found that they had removed EVery little stone, one by one, out of the nest. hehehe. They had made 3 new eggs, and seemed to be very happy with themselves. ;-) Next step for us was to again - remove the 3 eggs, and then put a BIG rock in the middle of the empty nest. Yeah! Now we have got them. Finally. ;-) Its about to be smarter than seagulls.. thats the whole trick. ;-))
Next day.............. the seagull couple was lying there again... They had made a new nest, right beside the big rock. Now they even had sort of a shield to the north, so even more cosy. LoL. 3 new eggs... and they were happy as never before.

We desided to let them stay. They had won. And we just had to cope with it somehow. The strange thing was, that because of our occourance around their nest over and over again, they had got used to us. So they didnt care about what we were doing some few meters away from them.. ;-)

We and the seagulls lived in peace the rest of the summer.............
ID: 21352 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profileverstapp
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 26 Jan 09
Posts: 589
Credit: 497,834,261
RAC: 0
300 million credit badge12 year member badge
Message 21372 - Posted: 5 May 2009, 22:08:46 UTC

Thanks, Moon. Nice stories.
I wouldn't worry too much about copying posts as each board is separate and we are unlikely to be signed up for all of them.
Plus, if they're copied just to the Sic forum on each project then it is only those who have already signed up for your weirdness who will be seeing them, it won't be as if you're spamming the general board of each project. :)
Cheers,

PeterV

.
ID: 21372 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
ProfileAriZonaMoon*
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 29 Sep 08
Posts: 1618
Credit: 46,511,893
RAC: 0
30 million credit badge13 year member badge
Message 21378 - Posted: 5 May 2009, 23:16:08 UTC

Hehehe.. those who have signed up for my wirdness? lol. Thats the most
horrible thing ive ever heard. ;-))

Yes.. well, im not going to spam all the main boards with it ;-) But I do
have this Coconut-thread in Seti. Thats my free-corner for coconuttiness.. so
I post them there. ;-) Those who open that thread do know that it can contain
some weird stuff... :p

But dont you folks have some stories also? I mean, I cant be the only one
who is nuts by nature.. ? ;-)
ID: 21378 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Chris S
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 29 Sep 08
Posts: 119
Credit: 75,546
RAC: 0
10 thousand credit badge13 year member badge
Message 21716 - Posted: 9 May 2009, 13:04:16 UTC

OMG! Panic! It's spreading like wildfire! it's an epidemic!

We're all coming down with a severe case of coconuttiness......
ID: 21716 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
ProfileAriZonaMoon*
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 29 Sep 08
Posts: 1618
Credit: 46,511,893
RAC: 0
30 million credit badge13 year member badge
Message 21718 - Posted: 9 May 2009, 13:15:30 UTC

ID: 21718 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
ProfileAriZonaMoon*
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 29 Sep 08
Posts: 1618
Credit: 46,511,893
RAC: 0
30 million credit badge13 year member badge
Message 21786 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 12:42:45 UTC

Okidoki... another small bird-story then.. hehe

Its just to complaint, and i will not post more of them.. maybe
heading to another theme instead.. as I might do anyway. pP ;-))


Another summer, another two weeks of work on the field, so the animals should
have food when the winter come.
Another bird, Eurasian Oystercatcher, called Tjeld in Norway. They also put their nest
and eggs directly on the ground. They also behave in a special way when they
feel something threatning their eggs, or kiddies. Mostly they fly away to a
totally different spot, sit down there and make a horrible noice, to somehow
fool the threater to think the eggs or kids are someone else. ;-) That normally
works, so until this spesific day I had not seen anything else from these birds.

Well, we were back to work, me and my father. We should gather all the grass in the area down to the sea.. and of course the Oystercatcher-couple, which we knew was there, got the idea we were too close. First they started to scream, from the other side of the narrow sound.. sitting on a pole over with our neigbours. hehe. They screamed one by one, then in choir, but it didnt help. We didnt go anywhere. After a long time, with a lot of noise, one of the birds came flying over. I guess they must have desided that my father was a "bigger" threat than I was.. hehehe.. so this bird consentrated on him.

First he landed some few meters from my dad, and started to scream to him. The bird jumped up and down some few times, and fell over. On its back, with the legs into the air. Dead. Totally. My dad looked at it and said to me; "look at that little guy.. he really Can play dead. ;-) It would work on another animal of course, but the poor bird doesnt know that im not a bird or another animal who has not learned these things. ;-)" He asked me to follow closely what would happen.

He went over to the bird, just as the bird wanted him to. When my dad bend over it to catch it, the bird jumped up, moved away a little bit, and stamped its small feet into the ground, very hard and determined. LoL.. He looked my father straight into the eyes, and stamped over and over again, until my father moved towards it. Then it turned around, and started to walk away.. first slow, then when my fathers strated to walk after, it went faster and faster.. hehe. If you have seen the way pinguins "run" .. well this was how the bird was running over the fields.. And my father "run" behind it, copying the birds movements.. Two running pinguins, one tiny, one big.. all the way back to the houses. It was hilarioius! hehehe.. I will never ever forget that sight. ;-)




ID: 21786 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
adriver
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 3 May 09
Posts: 77
Credit: 931,223
RAC: 0
500 thousand credit badge12 year member badge
Message 21845 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 22:01:19 UTC - in response to Message 21786.  

Nice story. :)
Exactly the way that bird behaves to Save the Children. :)
It can look kind of funny, but mostly it works too. Fun to watch it, and sometimes play along with it for a while.
I can see it clearly before my eyes. The bird first and your father after it. ;)
ID: 21845 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
ProfileAriZonaMoon*
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 29 Sep 08
Posts: 1618
Credit: 46,511,893
RAC: 0
30 million credit badge13 year member badge
Message 21871 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 23:55:29 UTC

;-)
ID: 21871 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Chris S
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 29 Sep 08
Posts: 119
Credit: 75,546
RAC: 0
10 thousand credit badge13 year member badge
Message 21934 - Posted: 11 May 2009, 16:54:21 UTC

You shouild write and publish a book of childrens stories ......
ID: 21934 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
ProfileAriZonaMoon*
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 29 Sep 08
Posts: 1618
Credit: 46,511,893
RAC: 0
30 million credit badge13 year member badge
Message 21949 - Posted: 11 May 2009, 19:11:46 UTC - in response to Message 21934.  

You shouild write and publish a book of childrens stories ......


Should I? ;-))

Can I post those stories on a message board for grown ups? ;-)
ID: 21949 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
ProfileStealth Eagle*
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 7 Feb 09
Posts: 344
Credit: 4,684,014
RAC: 0
3 million credit badge12 year member badge
Message 21976 - Posted: 12 May 2009, 1:37:11 UTC - in response to Message 21949.  

Of course, but you would make more money doing the book.



What you do today you will have to live with tonight
ID: 21976 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
ProfileIncognito
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 10 Apr 09
Posts: 83
Credit: 3,715,602
RAC: 0
3 million credit badge12 year member badge
Message 21980 - Posted: 12 May 2009, 2:36:02 UTC - in response to Message 21949.  



Only if you have adult stories :)
.
ID: 21980 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
ProfileAriZonaMoon*
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 29 Sep 08
Posts: 1618
Credit: 46,511,893
RAC: 0
30 million credit badge13 year member badge
Message 21988 - Posted: 12 May 2009, 3:30:15 UTC

I have adult stories, but im not that good in english. pPpPp


;-))


Good night all.
ID: 21988 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profileverstapp
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 26 Jan 09
Posts: 589
Credit: 497,834,261
RAC: 0
300 million credit badge12 year member badge
Message 21994 - Posted: 12 May 2009, 5:17:45 UTC

The book would give you practice.
You write it how you think it should look and we'll just interpret the words how we like. :)
Cheers,

PeterV

.
ID: 21994 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
ProfileAriZonaMoon*
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 29 Sep 08
Posts: 1618
Credit: 46,511,893
RAC: 0
30 million credit badge13 year member badge
Message 22002 - Posted: 12 May 2009, 11:15:03 UTC

Hehehe.. You guys are just hopeless.. LoL
ID: 22002 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
ProfileStealth Eagle*
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 7 Feb 09
Posts: 344
Credit: 4,684,014
RAC: 0
3 million credit badge12 year member badge
Message 22020 - Posted: 12 May 2009, 13:03:16 UTC - in response to Message 22002.  

What do you expect? We have a coconut for a leader.



What you do today you will have to live with tonight
ID: 22020 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
1 · 2 · 3 · Next

Message boards : Sicituradastra. message board : Small every-day-stories...

©2021 Astroinformatics Group