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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spring Break and Angry Birds

Have you played Angry Birds? As far as I can tell, it's a silly, primitive game promoting violence (imagine that!), the goal of which is to knock down birds in flight using rocks and a sling-shot.

Here's a snippet of past conversation I had with my  beloved nephew, Jeremy (featured with me in this picture. He's also the mischievously chocolate-faced gem near the top left of my blog.).

Jeremy to Auntie Robyn: Are you good at knocking stuff down?

Auntie Robyn: All the time, sweetie. All the time.

Satisfied with this response, Jeremy tells Auntie Robyn to watch him play Angry Birds, kills a few, and hands her the game. Now you try.

Auntie Robyn aims and fires the sling-shot with aptitude and confidence.

Jeremy: You're not so good at it.

Auntie Robyn, laughing: You're right, honey. I'm not so good at it.

Jeremy, a bit disillusioned: What are you good at?

Auntie Robyn thinks for a moment: Well, sweetie, I can say the alphabet.

Jeremy looks unimpressed but remains proud that he can beat Auntie Robyn at this and all other games he likes to play. 

Jeremy is now waiting for Auntie Robyn to visit so he can repeatedly defeat her at Angry Birds. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to turn him onto Ants in the Pants (Not to brag, but I sometimes get lucky at this one). Angry Birds remains his favorite game. So wish me luck! 

This is to say that I'll be away, maximizing auntie-nephew time, this coming week. 

To all those embarking upon the A-Z Challenge, good luck and have fun with it.

I will post for IWSG if I'm able -- depending upon time and Internet access. I'm sorry that I might miss out; we'll see. 

Happy Easter and a meaningful Passover, as relevant.
Be well! I'll see you soon.


  1. Have a wonderful Easter and don't lose too many games! Hope we see you for the IWSG, but if not, we understand. I won't kick you off the list!

  2. Greetings human friend, Robyn,

    Ah yes, my human tells me about "Angry Bird". He reckons that the birds must of been angry at him. A whole bunch of cars lined up outside our house. Only one car completely covered in bird droppings. And yep, the one car was my human's car! Alfred Hitchcock would have been impressed! :)

    Quite the conversation you had with Jeremy. Aha, so you're not so good at the game. Never mind, human friend. You are good at reciting the alphabet! And speaking of that challenge the brings further awareness of the alphabet, we also hope that those who get involved are embracing the spirit of a sharing, caring community.

    Happy Easter and Passover.

    We thank you for connecting with the site I sometimes let my human write on.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

  3. Never played... but my little grandson likes Angry Birds.

    Happy Easter to you!!

  4. Played at my see some of those birds make me angry, those boomerang ones are the worst. Maybe one day you will win though, enjoy the week off at your show

  5. This is so adorable and I really hope that you have a great time with your family Robyn, it sounds like so much fun! That's funny about the Angry Birds, I guess being able to kill some pig heads or whatever those guys are meant to be does beat knowing the alphabet!

  6. Enjoy your nephew... and gettin' your butt kicked!

    Happy Easter!

  7. Please tell Auntie Robyn, she is not alone, I am not too good at it either.

  8. Great picture of both of you! Jeremy keeps getting cuter and cuter! Don't get me started with those curls! I also have no luck with Angry Birds. Have a great break with your family Robyn!


  9. Hope you are able to help at least one angry bird get their egg back.

  10. Have a great week. Leave dem birds alone or eventually they'll get you.

  11. It sounds like Auntie Robyn is a very good Auntie. I try to coax my grandsons into the older board games as well. They actually enjoy Chutes and Ladders and Candyland. But given a choice they like video games more. Angry Birds seems to be a big hit with them as well.

    Happy Easter to you and your family.

  12. Happy Passover and have some chocolate eggs, they are kosher aren't they?
    Practice makes Angry birds a nice ploy to grab your nephews' attention.
    The trick is to take time with each sling shot.

    He is adorable as always and his aunt seems her happy self...that goes without saying. No A-z for me..i will catch up whenever I can.

  13. The verb "to aunty" should be defined as what you do to your nephew, Robyn. He's getting the kind of auntying that all little boys deserve.

  14. dear robyn,

    wishing you and yours a very happy passover!


  15. Thanks, my friends.

    Jeremy and I are having a great time. And I haven't lost in Angry Birds yet, but that's because I haven't had to play it (I just pretend to watch him play, and that seems to do the trick.)

    Have a wonderful Easter.

  16. If I were one of those birds, I'd be angry too! lol
    I hope you had a wonderful Easter. :-)

  17. Youre good at so much more than the alphabet, a great Auntie being one thing.

    Hope you have a great week!


  18. It's not just kids. I got my parents a Kindle for Christmas so they could read my books, and now all they do is use it to play Angry Birds.

    Enjoy that auntie-nephew time!

  19. So, that is what Angry Birds is. Heard the name and that is all. I used to play Fling the Cow all the time.

  20. Not sure what it is about Angry Birds- my 6 yr old loves it with a passion. And paired with Star Wars?? Star Wars Angry Birds. Sigh.

    I hope you have a fabulous time!! :)

  21. Happy Easter and Passover to you, too! I love Angry Birds. Especially in airports. I find you don't want to bomb people when you take out your frustrations on the game. LMAO. Just kidding.

  22. I don't know. Some guy flipped me an angry bird on the New Jersey Turnpike.
    Is that the same thing?

  23. Those pigs deserve it. You don't know the back story of what they did to those birds.

  24. I used to play Angry Birds a lot, but it's so hard to play it on a small screen (my iPod touch) that I kind of gave up. I hope you had an enjoyable time with Jeremy. :)