bird type email

In October, there was an article about bird types related to email.  Basically, what some scientists did was compare email styles with birds.  Are you a person who obsessively checks the email–if yes, they called you a compulsive woodpecker–someone who would read email no matter what time it was.  Here are some of their other categories:

  • Hibernating Poorwill: Reads email only occasionally so that senders can never rely on them.
  • Caterwauling Peacock: Broadcasts emails to all and sundry, claiming that people “need to know” when actually is just grandstanding.
  • Back-Covering Emu: Sends emails in order to be able to prove, at a later date, that the information was passed on.
  • Echoing Mynah: Acknowledges all emails. For example engages in exchange something like: “thanks”, then “my pleasure”, then “thanks again”.
  • Boorish Parrot: Sends abusive or inappropriate emails and fails to understand why others get upset by them.
  • Night Owl: The midnight emailer, who fails to understand that others do wish to have “time out”.

Of course, I don’t fit into any of those categories.  I’m a robin by definition and by lifestyle.  Challenge me if you disagree.  For the full list of types, see the full article at


Author: Heres to ART not Cockroaches

Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

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