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A rally? You mean like ra ra sis boom bah?

October 18, 2012

For a few weeks now Nathan has been telling me is going to an “ABA Rally” in Virginia. I didn’t really think much of it until yesterday when he was packing and all of the sudden I thought, “What in the hell is a bird rally anyway?” Here is the convo that went down in the Swick household. I kid you not:

Me: “So, what exactly do you do at a bird rally? Do you like hold up signs that say ‘Go Birds!’ and walk around the city?” (I’m not exaggerating – that’s honestly what I thought said bird rally was)
Nathan: “Um, no. It’s a big meeting for birders where we have a lot of birding field trips.” (husband clearly trying to dumb it down for non-birding wife)
Me: “Oh, ok. So where are you staying? In a hotel?”
Nathan: “No, we’re staying at a park. It’s quite swanky actually.”
Me: “A park? Swanky?”
Nathan: “Yea, it has cabins with bunk beds.”

<Wife shakes head in despair>

So there you have it folks. A birding widow’s view on a bird rally. What would be the equivalent for nerdy professors like me? Holding up signs about how abysmal skewness and kurtosis are while marching around campus?

Go birds!

One Comment
  1. October 20, 2012 6:15 pm

    worse yet, most people will think an “ABA rally” is a bunch of %$#@*&! lawyers getting together 😉

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