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Birds Sing, it Must be Spring!

No, it's not really Spring. It's still snowy and cold out there. But I have officially changed the clocks. The Christmas clock has had it batteries pulled out and the Bird clock is back.

The Girl buys me these clocks that make noise. It's her own special way of giving me a gift to both delight and torment me.

The Christmas clock plays a different Christmas carol on the hour, every hour. 12 lovely songs, but at some point, it's time to stop wandering the house wondering why you are humming "We Wish You a Merry Christmas". The volume of the music is tied to the amount of light in the room. If it's sunny and bright, the music is loud. If it's dimmer, the music plays softly. Only when you completely keep the room in deepest, darkest gloom of night does the clock just SHUT UP for crying out loud!

I don't mean it to sound like that. I like the clock, and the music. But sometimes...

Anyway, I replaced it today with the Bird Clock. This clock is actually a little scary when it has batteries in it. No matter how many times I hear the screeching... I mean, the music of beautiful bird calls, I forget it's the clock and I think it's a bird in the house.

These are North American birds known to haunt.. I mean, frequent the region in which I live - the Northeast. It's cold here, so most of these birds aren't very pretty. The cardinal is the exception. Have you ever listened to a cardinal? They have these crazy, manic calls. They are loud and long-winded. And they think they're better than everyone else. Really annoying creatures. Not at all friendly like sparrows. Sparrows are homely little creatures, but they don't mind if you stare at them or anything. They screech a lot, too.

Anyway, I moved the Christmas clock to the bathroom, sans batteries so it won't play music while you do what it is you have to do in there. But I thought it may be that some members of the family might enjoy knowing what time it is and how long they've been in the shower running all the hot water down the drain. That would truly be a Christmas miracle.

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inkedwriter wrote on January 7, 2015, 11:30 AM

I had a family member who had one of the clocks. Like you,it freaked me out when it went off, making me think a bird had found its way inside.

Anja wrote on January 7, 2015, 11:41 AM

And yet, I torment myself with it. I think it might help me deal with winter, but we'll see. I may have to get a cat to kill it.

ison1 wrote on January 7, 2015, 11:44 AM

&AnjaPoulsen I want one! I want one! They sound utterly brilliant :)

inkedwriter wrote on January 7, 2015, 11:45 AM

I'd be shooing that clock out the door with an oversized broom.

dd-das wrote on January 7, 2015, 12:17 PM

Winter is almost over in Calcutta and spring has almost set in.

GedWrites wrote on January 7, 2015, 12:20 PM

lol .. a clock that sings and it isn't a cuckoo clock, I like it .. can you get them on Amazon?
"Really annoying creatures" you're doing that miserable cuss thing again aren't you.

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 7, 2015, 12:41 PM

I have one that is a cat meowing. It is fun to watch a new cat looking for that other cat. It too is silent at night when the lights are off.

VinceSummers wrote on January 7, 2015, 12:44 PM

This is interesting. I've never previously heard of specialty clocks like these. You must be a bird "brain" by now. Guffaw.

Anja wrote on January 7, 2015, 1:42 PM

It actually has helped me identify the birds outside without having to see them. And I can identify a few birds I saw but didn't know the names of before.

Anja wrote on January 7, 2015, 1:43 PM

Twelve different bird calls, a new one every hour and they aren't all melodious, trust me.

Anja wrote on January 7, 2015, 1:44 PM

I haven't seen a cat clock yet. At least it probably sounds the same every hour, lol.

Anja wrote on January 7, 2015, 1:45 PM

I will ship it to you. But without the batteries. Don't want Customs to think I am trafficking in rare birds or anything.

Anja wrote on January 7, 2015, 1:45 PM

Our winter will last several more months, alas.

VinceSummers wrote on January 7, 2015, 1:48 PM

Yes. That's what I was kidding about. I hope you do well here at Persona Paper.

maramadalina wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:23 PM

It is a very nice clock. Looking forward to spring. I would love such a clock to make me forget the cold outside.

trufflehunter wrote on January 8, 2015, 4:09 AM

LOL so nice to read you here! Feels like a mass migration from Bubblews. No Christmas or bird clocks for me... heh.

seren3 wrote on January 9, 2015, 4:51 PM

Next you have to hook the shower up to the clock so it just goes off! They might call Child Services though ;-).

seren3 wrote on January 9, 2015, 4:51 PM

emoticon :winking: had to fix that.

Anja wrote on January 9, 2015, 6:22 PM

I am still there. I have been here since June. I like to spread myself thin. I mean, spread myself around.

Gossamer wrote on January 17, 2015, 10:01 PM

I have one of those clocks, but it takes just one battery for the normal running of the clockwork and two extra batteries for the bird noises, so I just use it as a clock, not as an aviary.

Sheilamarie78 wrote on January 21, 2015, 2:04 PM

So your Christmas clock still tells the time without the batteries? Hmmm. I've seen and heard the bird clock before. Kind of nice, though it would probably startle me, too.