In the distance, but annoying nonetheless -- a loudspeaking announcing something for sale. I have to go outside to hear the actual words, but recognize the sing-song tone even inside: "furthermore, with this purchase, you will receive a lovely gift ...."
I think what I was hearing earlier was some kind of event -- probably one of those money-raising things put on by churches or schools called "kermis". Later I could hear a raffle being announced from the same area & presumably the same speaker.
Rachael Ray blathering on in her hoarse voice on the TV on low volume, my heater blowing warm air, and the occasional twittering from my newest companion, a beautiful little budgie that was given to me on Saturday. He has been known to memorize a song, so I am trying to teach him to say "Hey Brandy! Hey, Morgan!" to surprise the givers when they come over. Also, the "mirrr-ah-ah-ah-ah" from Brokie, my black/brown cat, who is dying with curiosity about the addition to the family.
More Olympics - US hockey fans celebrating the win over Canada.
Torn between Olympics coverage and Any Port, I have gotten out the laptop and am multi-tasking in front of the kitchen TV. (Hate this keyboard, though.)
ptrav, we have wondered about getting a bird to entertain our cats, but worry that it would traumatize the bird too much. How is Cloud holding up under Chico's attentions? Can you bring the bird out to play without risking his life?
it was quite close to a storm when i posted the above. i had taken a walk a few hours earlier, and the wind was not so strong when i started, but got very strong after a while. sounded scary walking by some big flags at the gas station, they were so noisy. and i avoided walking under trees... but the storm here wasn't as bad as in france i think.
I just dug out a CD of The Dallas Vocal Majority (an amazing barbershop chorus) that I haven't listened to in years and have discovered the first two songs on it are songs written by a very dear friend of mine, a God in the barbershop music world, songs that I thought I had lost forever. I am listening to it now.
What a wonderful surprise for you, Paris ~~ enjoy!
Well, on my homefront ......... he's doing it again. When the ice cream truck comes through our neighborhood with that weird jangly music, it really rattles Ginger's cage. He leapt up from his comfy bed and ran outside, where he first barked, then started howling. As the truck's sound receded, his howling trailed off to a few grumpy barks.
Poor Ginger! The weird, jangly music is hurting his tender ears!
When I was flying balloons, the one, constant, 360 degree sound we heard was the mad barking of dogs, especially over suburbs. The burner has a very high-pitched sound that we can't hear, but it drives the doggies bananas.