the most amazing thing you’ll see all day

I woke up this morning to a bird outside my window. I love when that happens. I lay there in bed and listened to it chattering away. It was making all sorts of weird sounds, and it reminded me of one of my favorite youtube clips. It’s been a long time since I watched this, and it’s high time I saw it again. (I first saw this on my friend Alan’s blog almost a year ago, but I think it’s definitely worthy of reposting.)

Seriously, you’ll need to watch this to the end. And then probably a few more times from the top.

Amazing, no?!

PS. Can I tell you how much I hate the verbs “lay/laid/laying” and “lie/lay/lain.” I’m never sure if I’m using them properly, and I’m usually not. I just spent the last fifteen minutes digging through dictionaries and debating with my husband in an effort to figure out which word I should use up there at the top of this post. And it’s a good thing I did, ’cause I was wrong. (I had “laid.” It’s supposed to be “lay.” I think.) Sheesh. Who came up with this junk? And why do I care? If I ruled the world—or at least if I ruled the English language—they’d all be the same. Or at the very least, the past tense of one verb would NOT be the present tense of a different verb. Seriously.

Category: for my amusement, good things, if i ruled the world, the great outdoors 2 comments »

2 Responses to “the most amazing thing you’ll see all day”

  1. schmath

    Seriously with the lay/lie thing. It’s a major pain, especially if Kim is your sister because she will correct you every time.

  2. Kelly

    Hahaha. Maybe being part of the grammar police comes with being a big sister. I’ve got one like that too. To her credit, she doesn’t correct people the way she used to when she was a kid. But I’m pretty sure she still thinks it. :) (…And I shouldn’t lie, it kind of rubbed off on me too.)

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