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It was a good weekend...

By which I mean I bought a giant metal roadrunner, as one must when one encounters a giant metal roadrunner.


His name is Snake-Eater, that being the name of the roadrunner spirit in a book I will finish someday.

Also, been reading Glory O'Brien's History of the Future, thanks to a recommendation from one of the staff at Flyleaf Books, and it has been completely gripping, which is unusual for what is very self-involved YA. The voice, I suspect, is completely hit or miss--it either works great or not at all for the reader, and it's working for me. The first few chapters were okay, and then it just...gripped.

And now I have to write 6000 words in like three days so I'll see you all later.

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Well, of COURSE you had to buy it; who could resist a giant roadrunner? I love those little monsters-- they're bright, curious, and they have a kind of mad gleam in their beady little eyes that is just captivating. Also, their wings are unexpectedly beautiful.

If you need more fun YA, we listened to the first three books of the Tales from Lovecraft Middle School on our way back to KS after holiday shenanigans. I wasn't sure what to expect, but we LOVED them. Smart, funny, and highly entertaining stories.

Your roadrunner is AMAZING.

Do you think Snake-Eater will meet Beyonce the Giant Metal Chicken someday?

I was going to ask if giant metal roadrunner would be placed with the giant metal chicken. I think a pic of them together would be delightful.

I am so glad that when I clicked "comments" to ask about Beyonce the Chicken that other people had had the same idea :D

A giant metal roadrunner does indeed call out to be purchased.

Kevin is wearing a familiar look on his face. The one that says "Yes, here I go again with giant metal birds because my wife loves them and I love her and well, there you go. Welcome to the Island of Misfit Toys, Snake Eater. You're in good company."

How do you know it's a roadrunner? And were other birds available?

Well, it's shaped like a roadrunner, and nothing else looks like that...

They have lots of birds! Chickens, peacocks, turkeys, storks, cranes...

Now I am so tempted to flout the Big Metal Chicken trend by getting a similarly nonchicken bird. I can't think what, though. Roadrunner might be as identifiably interesting as it gets. Flamingo adds a layer of hipster, albatross is hard to mow around, no one recognizes terror birds the way they do chickens....

Re: mowing around, I fear you are mistaken in placement, gentle patron. Chickens, roadrunners, flamingos, and perhaps the occasional heron belong in the grass. Albatrosses go on the roof.

And Thunderbirds go in the driveway?

Saints preserve us. Beyonce has kin.

Snake-Eater really must have a play date with Beyonce the giant metal chicken belonging to The Bloggess.

Two of my fave authors in the one spot, would be awesome.

Weren't you threatening a giant metal chicken at one point? This is... not quite a giant metal chicken.

ETA: Nope, whoops, that was the other most delightful person I read on the internet. My bad.

Edited at 2014-12-03 06:35 am (UTC)

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There are about five large metal animals in the garden at this point. I can quit any time.

"I can quit any time."

Famous last words of the stereotypical addicted personality. I know from personal experience or is it purrsonal experience?.

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I am entertained with the idea of you driving home with the road runner in the back like that and the motorists behind you wondering what the heck you have in the boot of the car.

We need a better picture of Snake Eater. Truly.

We have a local Giant Metal Chicken Emporium. I haven't been inside to see what other birds they might have in stock--now I feel like I need to go look.

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*climbs an infinite ladder* ~what a thrill~

You know you're in The South when...

A local business which sells Giant Metal Things recently had some huge chickens emblazoned with the Confederate flag. My first thought when I saw them was, "Who would buy such a thing?" Later that same day I saw one of those huge pickup trucks with the lift kit that puts the floor of the truck about 5 feet off the ground, mud splattered all over the sides, and riding proudly in the back of the pickup was a metal Confederate Chicken.

I guess that answered my question.

FYI - Wombats!

Probably old news to you, but here's the title of an article in RocketNews24:

"Pretty anime boys are here to save the world, and they brought a wombat"


This is soooo coooool .

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