I really have a lot not to complain about today. Compared to yesterday, anyway, when I felt as if every little thing in my life had just come out of a secret meeting where they all decided to tweak me in the most annoying possible manner.
Today, though, un-sucked. The copier seems to have fixed itself. The new battery I put in the cordless phone is working fine (so far, although I don't have full confidence yet). I got my work done without too much hassle. And the Giants won a spectacular game in San Diego tonight.
Even if I couldn't spend much time outside, I did spot two new bird species in my yard today. One of them I identified as a Nuttall's woodpecker, a true redhead that according to the guide is almost exclusive to the California coastal areas.
I couldn't quite pin down the other bird, but I'm pretty sure it was some kind of flycatcher, possibly either the ash-throated or olive-sided variety. (It had a dark face with yellowish stripes over the eyes, brown back and light gray chest.) It doesn't really matter that I couldn't figure out what it was. I'm just happy about every new creature that finds its way here.