The Cardinals are gathering again; both in Rome and my backyard.
While, I have nothing to say about those old guys dressed in red gathering in the Sistine Chapel to choose a new old guy from amongst themselves to be the new pope taking over for the old old pope who broke pope precedent by resigning his position, presumably so he could spend more time with his Maker.
No, I’m talking about Cardinals..the beautiful red birds who have weathered our long winter and, in spite of a steady heavy snow this morning, were filling our neighborhood with a chorus of piercingly loud and yet beautiful songs that, to me, announce the arrival of Spring. They may be early birds but it’s not worms they’re after..it’s sex. Each male Cardinal has a repertoire of 8 to 10 songs which are sung to establish a territory and attract a mate.
I just got a call from the computer repair shop suggesting that in addition to installing a second hard drive to take the strain off my C drive which is full to overflowing, I spend 19 more bucks to add a more modern virus protection device because my old one; Norton, has allowed corrupt temporary files to cause the initial problem. So now, I get to call Norton and try cancel my account stop the billing for protection I wasn’t getting. Uffdah.
It’ll be nice, though, to have my old desktop back all fixed and fast and free of disease.
Let’s face it, though, talking about computers and the problems they can present is boring; so I thought we’d have a little fun this time playing “When the were young” a look at a few photos of celebrities from their more youthful days. I was shocked by a couple. I’ll give a clue or two about each one..then identify the lot at the end.
I’ll post the answers below in the comments. Thanks for playin’ along.
I just stepped outside to listen for the Cardinals again but they’ve either found a date or just got tired of trying because all I hear now is the wind.
I wonder if men, like Cardinals, can attract females by singing.
What am I saying? That’s how I got all three of my wives.