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This is part of a running tally of news items previously found on my main page. It also serves as my diary so I can go back and remember all these moments in my life.

I've been living with my crazy Daddy since August of 1995. He treats me extremely well, as you'll see if you look at my pictures. Have you seen the house he built for me? I can't call it a cage, it's too big and there's no bars! And to top all that, there's the Mac Cam!

December 31st, 1996, that new bird, Boko, is almost ok...I still want to bite its tail whenever I get the chance though. If you've visited the Mac Cam recently, you'll see that Boko is trying to get into the shots too. I like to block him from the camera a lot of the time. :->

My Daddy put that bird into my house too! Left us both alone for quite some time. We stared at each other the whole time. I'm not quite sure if I'm going to like this bird or not. It keeps taking my Daddy away from me. I've been talking to my Daddy about this a lot lately, I don't think he understands me too well sometimes. Maybe if I scream louder...

December 14th, 1996, HELP ME!!! My Daddy came home with ANOTHER bird!!! It looks all grey, but it has a red tail. Daddy says it's a CAG (Congo African Grey), but I say it's in trouble (:<>)

It's been a long time since my Daddy let me at this, but after bringing home that CAG, I said enough is enough (I can't really say that, but I squawked really loud). So now I have this OTHER bird in my life. My Daddy calls it BOKO, I want to call it GOODBYE! He let me near it a couple of times, but I'm very jealous right now. I don't think I want to cuddle up to it just yet.

July 25th, 1996, my Daddy tells me that I now have a new machine running the Mac Cam. Actually, another hand me down, but I'm told it'll work better for me. So I'm live again on the Mac Cam and my Daddy's happy since he'll see me during those long hours he's away from me.

Another big addition was made to my house. My Daddy added some really nice fluorescent lamps right above me. He mumbled something about full spectrum, but it's nice and light around here all the time now, including night time.

July 7th, 1996, I finally got my Daddy to let me use the computer again! He kept complaining that I take too long just because I use the hunt and peck (pun intended) technique for typing. I have a new word in my vocabulary, COFFEE! You'd have to know my Daddy to understand why that word, but I'm getting really good at saying it. I've also been outside quite a few times, taking quite a few flights around the yard. Sometimes it seems like my Daddy doesn't appreciate my wonderful freedom, but I always come back to him, so he'll just have to live with it.

My Daddy bought a new camera, a Hitachi 8mm so the Mac Cam has a bit more sharper quality to it.

May 11th, 1996. Well, I'm finally starting to get used to those birds that keep flying outside, near me. In fact, I keep saying HELLO to them, but for some reason, they're just not responding. Even the pretty red one (like me) won't speak to me. May be I'm just saying HELLO the wrong way. Heck, I've tried at least 10 different ways. Well, I'll just keep at it.

May 5th, 1996, wow, what a nice day. My Daddy let me fly all the way around the house! (Well, maybe he didn't let me, but I did it anyway.) He's really starting to drive me nuts now. My Daddy went and put this thing outside my window. All these birds keep flying over to it, land on it, grab something and leave. I asked my Daddy what's up and he said it's a bird feeder. I guess I wouldn't mind it too much if these birds were big like me, but they're all little shrimps!

April 15th, 1996, a lot of noise about the house, my Daddy was in quite an uproar. I'm not sure what it was about exactly, but he kept mumbling all these different numbers. Hmmm... Otherwise, todays' big event was another flight outside. This time, I realized that I can actually control myself while I'm flying! What a nice experience.

March 17th, 1996, my Daddy reorganized my room! He moved my house from one side of the room to the other. Fortunately for me, I now have an even better view of the outside world. That darn Mac Cam is in a new place too. It's now positioned to take only close-ups of me. I may not be in the picture as much, but when I am, it's a much better picture. Thanks to those who said they couldn't make me out before.

March 5th, 1996, my Daddy finally got the Mac Cam working correctly. It's cool (even I think so). You should go check it out.

February 24th, 1996, my Daddy took me outside (it was nice that day) and I took flight for the very first time! What an amazing thing to do. Now I know why those humans hacked at my feathers! I won't let them do that again. I just need to work on getting that landing part to go smoothly...

If you want to ask me questions about any of this information, send me mail. We used to get too much spam so you'll have to type in the word maccam followed by the at sign followed by attglobal.net. I'll ask my Daddy for help on any questions if I need to. Sometimes he answers me in a way I can understand.

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