1/19/09

Bird Give-Away! 1/20/09

All right! Here he is. Chosen from among his peers to fly out first and be given to one lucky person! I like him! I think he's very cute. His name might be Beauregard. He's made out of cotton fabric and polyester stuffing, with a beaded hanger and just for giggles a little pair of glasses. He thinks it makes him look smart.
Beaded hanger...
Wouldn't you like Beauregard to go home with you? If so, leave a comment here tomorrow and you might be the name that's picked! If you can find time, of course. If you're not glued to your TV set watching history take place. I am so excited about the inaguration tomorrow, I wish I had an Obama t-shirt, and had taken the time to make some Obama snacks. Maybe some Spam sushi from Hawaii, or a big bowl of chili, reportedly his favorite food. When I voted for him, all the way back in November, I will never forget the feeling I had when I pushed the button choosing him. I wanted to push it again. And again. Then I tried pushing it really hard, as if that would somehow convey my enthusiasm to the powers that be. I actually looked around the room, wanting to share that feeling with someone else. I wanted someone to high five me, or do that thing where you jump up and bump chests. I settled for grinning around the room like an idiot before finishing my selections. There's such a wonderful feeling of hope and expectation right now. Sure, it might all change in six months, a year. Who can say what his term will bring us? It could all go to crap, sure. I'm not an idiot, I know he's a politician at the bottom line, and he's just a guy. A guy with his own quirks and hang ups that will affect, (effect?) how he does his job. But right now, today, tomorrow, I have hope in my heart that he might just makes things a little bit better than they are. Isn't that all any of us can hope for? For our leaders, for ourselves? Don't we all just want to make the world just a hair better than it was yesterday? If we all keep that in mind, how could it go wrong? 
But hey, if you're a republican and think I'm full of crap, then don't you want to win this bird just out of spite? So enter! 
It's a brand new day. 
UPDATE!
Ok, this is my first give - away in my relatively new blog, so I didn't think to put in a deadline and some details! It seems like everyone else is giving it until Friday to pick a winner, and who am I to blow against the wind? 
So Friday it is, when Beauregard will fly away to his new home! Thanks to everyone who has left a comment! I really appreciate it! I am both humbled and tickled beyond belief by the gracious comments!
Janice

31 comments:

shabby girl said...

Glasses are adorable! Where'd you find those things???
I'm tellin' about your bird giveaway!

shabby girl said...

Peep!

hondaray6 said...

OMG I love him! I don't get cardinals often at my feeders. Maybe if I hang him close I could bait some in!
I agree, this day of change just feels exciting, like Christmas morning! Enjoy the day!

Jill said...

Beauregard I think I love you! Its the glasses that did it! :)

Whateverlyn said...

Here, it will be very happy. Promisse to you.

Lisa said...

Beauregard is very handsome and I think he looks pretty smart too. I hope he can fly to Arkansas! :)Lisa

April Dawn said...

Cardinals are my state bird!

Nichola said...

This is great!! -N

sandy said...

Cardinals are my favorite! There is a fat little mama cardinal looking in my window right now!

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affectioknit said...

That Cardinal is adorable!

Sarah said...

I love the glasses!

And - I felt the same way after voting. We could of gone together and jumped for joy! If we knew each other, that is. ;) It is a glorious day!

Marieke said...

Oh my totally adorable :))

Magpie Sue said...

This has been a remarkable day, that's for sure. Never thought this country would be able to get behind one man so completely ever again. {happy sigh}

Beauregard and his glasses are fabulous. I'd be happy to give him a new home!

Vanessa said...

The name suits him! He's wonderful.

Regina said...

No that is one smart lookin bird! Love it! Thanks so much for playing today :)

jenjen said...

Your bird is so cute - I love the glasses!

I would love to be entered to win!

Jen

jenny said...

super cute! I love your cardinals! So nice to have a chance at these since I was too late for the swap! Thank you!

sm00bs said...

Awesome, awesome bird! I am in love with cardinals. He's just too cute for words!

Lydia said...

Love him! The glasses are the perfect touch! So creative.

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~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I would love him to fly to my house.

Alisa said...

What a lovely bird. And those glasses...too cute. Thanks for the chance.

kristin said...

wow! with a name like Beauregard, you just KNOW this guy is special. and not only cute! but smart!! i'd love for him to come and live with me

Guilitta said...

Thank you for the chance to win. I like to win, please put me in.

Greeting Guilitta

Tina said...

Totally cute bird! And I love the glasses!

Judy Streger said...

Your birds are awesome. I'd love to give one a home.
Judy Streger

trinitylou said...

Beauregard is a cutie pie, and the glasses do make him look smart! ;)

Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Beauregard is THE.COOLEST.BIRD.WITH.GLASSES!!!

mindy
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Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I love the little glasses :)

Librarian Lee said...

I think he looks really smart! Like a LibrarianBird! I'd love a chance to win this intelligent bird.

Amy said...

Oh Beau is so cute! I hope the cold doesn't make his glasses fog up!

momma rae said...

oooh! i love beauregard! he is so handsome. what a sweet inaugural token. i love this give away idea! thanks for the opportunity!