Would anyone like to guess how many birds were living in my walls?


The correct answer is three.

The good news is that I am able to say ‘were living in my walls’ rather than ‘are living in my walls’ or ‘died in my walls.’

The little creeps found their way over to the original vent and after I removed the cover from the outside the birds were able to escape (but not until after they flew at my face.)

Officially NOT a bird person.


Cody wrote about 15 things he does to hold onto his youth, yet he failed to mention #16 ‘Say it’s my 27th birthday for the sixth year in a row.’

He talks about the worst advice given to newlyweds (specifically us.) If we ever hand out crap advice like this out to you, smack us.

Cody the all-star football player introvert discusses prom.

I like these ones, the ones where he gets all angry and ranty about sports figures and why they shouldn’t be idolized the way they are.

I wasn’t a very good cook when Cody and I got married. Nay, I was an utterly and completely terrible cook when Cody and I got married (here’s how I turned it around.)


This is Tige. Y’all need to convince Cody to let him come live with us. HE NEEDS TO BE MINE.
I would name him Benicio, snuggle his brains out and take lots of pictures of him.
Face it Cody, the Internet NEEDS me to have another cat. IT’S JUST GOOD BUSINESS.


  1. Birds. Evolutionary remnants of the dinosaurs. So it was like you had a herd of tiny velociraptors in your walls. Aren’t you glad I waited until after they left to share? 🙂

    Casey Reply:

    @Kyran, I’d feel a lot less guilty about killing tiny dinosaurs than birds.
    I’ve seen Jurassic Park.

  2. aww, he looks so sad. he NEEDS a good home : ) on a side note, if you had more cats, maybe you’d have less birds!

    Casey Reply:

    @lauren, This is a fat cat, he’s not going to be getting birds anytime soon. Our cats would get birds, but the birds have fleas, so…

  3. How cute is your husband? Mine also suffers from social anxiety, big time. And while I’m no extrovert like you, compared to him I am. I’m way more social and go to a lot of social functions solo b/c he just can’t handle it.

    Casey Reply:

    @Q, I am a trained extrovert. Deep down I’m very much an introvert, but not nearly as much as my dear sweet Cody.
    I can’t believe how much I forced him to be social our first several years together. I had NO idea.

  4. Rebecca says:

    Ok, he totally looks like a Benicio. As in the del Toro kind. How could he look at that face and NOT agree? (yours, or the cat) 😉

    Casey Reply:

    @Rebecca, Turns out he likes to eat children.
    Cute face or not, he’s not going to be munching on my babies.

  5. Amy in StL says:

    Someone once told me only lie about your age if you’re telling folks you are older than you really are. Then they think you look wonderful for that age!

    Casey Reply:

    @Amy in StL, In that case I’m 40. (Which I could be!)

  6. You NEED another cat. Specifically, you need that cat. He’s adorable.

    Casey Reply:

    @Erin, I went back to see him today. He eats children.

    Erin Reply:

    Awww, sad for the little fuzzball.

    But given the new information, I’ll revoke my decree that you need him. Hope he finds a good home, though!

    (And that, if you are so moved, you find the right third cat for your household.)


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