Animals, Kenya

A Rude Awakening

Ugh! This morning I was rudely awakened by a big, stupid bird making a racket on my roof. I looked around the web and apparently it’s a Pied Crow, by the way. I have a roof made of aluminum and these stupid birds love to party up there. They are neither beautiful to look at nor lovely to listen to. They are only annoying as hell. I don’t know what kind of dance moves he was working on this morning, but I was just trying to catch some last Zs before work and the noise was so loud. I jumped out of bed yelling all sorts of bad words, rushing to see if I could catch a peek at what was going on. Unfortunately, by the time I opened the door he had heard me and flown away.

This is not the first time. They even go collecting things from my compost pit and take them up there to hang out and eat a nice meal. One time I heard something rolling down the roof, so I ran outside just in time to see an egg shell hit the ground (a chicken egg shell I had thrown, not like “awww, poor baby crow never had a chance…”). What the hell? Anyways, other favorite moves of theirs are dive bombs; they just get a lot of speed and land on the roof with everything they’ve got. Whaaaaam! Ahhh!! And it always happens at the worst time (like when you just want FIVE more minutes of sleep).

Since I was up a bit early, I then made some tea and toasted some bread. I got some nice peanut butter and honey at the market the other day and that’s one of my favorite combination on toast. I was in Nairobi last weekend so I picked up season 8 of Scrubs, so I sat down to eat breakfast and relax a bit. Good move, Alan, because that particular episode had some funny Ed the intern stuff. He’s pretty hilarious, so by the time I showered and went to work I was in a good mood. Thanks, Scrubs!

I guess it’s better than the snakes and the scorpions… haha, welcome to life in the boonies!

2 Comments to “A Rude Awakening”

  1. Chikita

    I agree;those crows are very annoying.I have had similar experiences and most of the times they’ve given me such a fright(like oh my God! what was that?) because they are strong and anything they do, they do it with vigor!But again,they cut short five minutes of your sleep,so you could have five more minutes of scrubs which seems like the main ingredient for your good mood that day!Ama ni aje?

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