a gift so bad it’s good

I am not ashamed to say that I was more than a little excited to learn that my endlessly loud and also late night door slamming downstairs neighbor was moving out. She’s a sweet girl, but this chick hasn’t had a solid night’s sleep in a long while… so I was surprised and thought it was really sweet when on moving day she told me she had this great bird statue that she couldn’t fit into the last box to take with her and said that she thought it would look really great in my patio garden and asked if I wanted it. Of course I said yes and I couldn’t wait to get home and check it out.

garden bird

And then I got home and saw it and couldn’t help but laugh… it’s about as not me as it gets.

But the more I thought about it the more I thought, maybe this bird is so bad it’s kind of amazing. Sometimes you end up with something that just sticks out so much, or is just so super weird and ridiculous, it makes it kind of perfect – it’s so wrong it’s right. And somehow those things always come with a good story. Icing on the ‘so bad it’s good’ cake.

But here’s the catch – you can only have like ONE of these things in your place or it gets really bad really fast.

garden bird closeup

Of course, Mr. Ugly Garden Bird (official name still pending) will surely get a makeover in some amazing shiny single color that’s still yet to be decided, but until then he will stand proudly on my deck in his full ugly glory, and I’ll enjoy the new hilarious addition to my space, and the sweet and funny story that comes along with it.



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