Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Umbrellabird, Underwear, and Uaro


I have a confession. I had to cheat to find my animal today. I feel pretty good that it took me until U and when I looked up U animals, I decided it really was not that shocking I'd had such troubles. The options were Uakari (a South American monkey), Uguisu (a small Asian bird), and the Umbrellabird (South American). I liked the others, but the Umbrella bird looked most interesting to me, so he won.


You DO understand that Underwear are really just small pants and I can't really condone them, yes? Say it with me: PANTS ARE EVIL! DOWN WITH PANTS!

*cough *

But there are two acceptable usages in my opinion...


shexy dahlink

Oh yeah...

Or, in the MANSE, which is my home thread at ABNA, we've determined that underwear may be used THIS way:

And that's enough silliness for TODAY.

Now for my U-Author... who is a bit too shy to wear panties on her head, but she is one of my ABNA buddies:

Ia Uaro and Sydney's Song

Olympic fever runs high in the Australian summer of 1999 and 17-year-old Sydney has caught it. Little does she know taking a holiday job in the beehive that is the Olympics' public-transport call centre will be life altering. Shaken by her parents’ divorce, the sheltered Aussie is further plagued by abusive callers, obnoxious government agencies, constrictive office rules, and liberated friends. She is trying to negotiate these challenges as her own personal Olympics when Pete finds her. Pete, Boston's former child prodigy whose soothing voice floats across her workstation, sees through Sydney's tough outer shell. Pete knows what it takes to present a dignified front when all you want to do is howl at the moon. Treating their friendship like an art, he invests time and creative effort to pull Sydney out of her despair.

Tragedy strikes when an accident leaves Pete with a major brain injury in a Boston hospital. Their families think Sydney is too young to cope with all the complications, but she doesn't agree. After all that he has done for her, Sydney refuses to leave Pete with people who view him only as an endless chore. Deferring her university studies, alone in a foreign land facing new trials, Sydney stays at his side—even when he doesn't recognise her.

Set in Sydney and Boston where heartbreaks are juxtaposed humour and based on true story and real events, this novel with an Australian accent also shows the world that living with disabilities does not prevent a person from attaining happiness.


Old Kitty said...

The umbrella bird is gorgeous - so unusual!!!

Yay!! Down with pants!! Pants are evil! LOL!!! Naked is GOOD!!

My goodness Syndey goes through so much tragedy while being harassed by so many!! And it's based on a true story! Yikes!! Loving Ia Uaro's name! Take care

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Sydney's Song sounds like an interesting story!

Wow..that bird looks as if it had a hat on!

Jill Haugh said...

I'm sure I can only imagine relieved and happy the little bird is that he was not forced to don a silly pastel corset and silken undies as well. Heavens. And me without my coffee!
Here's to U.
~Just Jill

Alison DeLuca said...

Yay for Ia and the smexy guy in the corset!

Mark Means said...

I've never heard of the Umbrella bird's amazing the things you learn on the interwebz! :)

Johanna Garth said...

Is it cheating because you had to look it up? I thought that was just called researching!

Jai said...

The Umbrellabird is an interesting looking creature.

I like the underpants on the head.

Amber T. Smith said...

*dies at pictures* Lovely lads in lingerie!! *high fives Tami*

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hart, it will take me the rest of the day to get those images out of my head.
Underwear is optional though.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

LOL! Oh my God, Hart. I think I'd prefer them naked.

Helena said...

Okay yes, the guys would be better naked, but me without my comfy undies? I'd feel naked!

And kudos for Sydney's Song and the courage to take on a tough topic.

Kas said...

I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award because you rockkkk. : ]