I must've seen it in my dreams, Bob. For, truth be told, I've never visit your land.
And, yes Ivan, he is funny. He told me a joke just the other day.
A grasshopper walks into a bar. The grasshopper says, "Give me a drink."
The barkeep says, "You know, we have a drink that's names after you."
The grasshopper says, "You have a drink named Bob?"
Thanks, fellas. Those glossy eyes are those cheap little plastic "rhinestones" they sell at Michael's. If you touch them with sandpaper, they become pale, white pieces of plastic. (I mentioned that because I just know you're all eager to make birds now.) Hey. If one or two of you are, let's make a "Bird Blog".
I would never turn a pear. I have no interest in turning fruit (except for fruitwood). I found a guy online somewhere who had a whole collection of different penguins. That inspired me to try a penguin. I realized that, with the wood I was turning, and without using paint, I couldn't make a bird in a tux. So, I chiseled a flat spot on either side and glued on two little blocks of mahogany for wings, stuck a piece of 3/16 dowel in the pencil sharpener, did a little carving, a little sticking, a little of this, a little of that, a wound up with a fat little bird with glossy eyes. Okay, it's a fat little pear-shaped bird.
I just found out that Bird Opus 1 made the Top 3 yesterday. Good on me. I think that makes four things in about a month.
I have this to say about that: What, would someone please tell me, is the mechanism by which that happens? Meaning: Is it based on the number of views, the whims of the guy who runs LJs, or what. Should I be watching the mail for a check? Is it something that happens a lot when your new here and then doesn't happen again for years?