Monday, August 30, 2010


Got the cats a cat "tree." Cleo has become the resident Mrs. Cravits. All the neighbors' comings and goings are being watched.

Murph likes the tree too, especially jumping from the top-most platform to the bed and back again.

Other than that, haven't been up to much. The critters, they do give one a good excuse not to write!

Friday, August 20, 2010

now you're talkin'

A day off, sunshine and a frozen yogurt. That's what I call a Friday. Yessir.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I call that a bargain

Last night I went to Ross for their “shoe week” sale. I figured I could use a couple pair of comfortable shoes for work. My first thought when I arrived at the shoe section was “people are #($I&#* animals!” There were more shoes on the floor than there were on the shelves. Apparently, people try on discount name-brand shoes and then just leave them on the floor? The atmosphere in the shoe section had dissolved into chaos and there was no chance of harmony. I plowed through anyway, determined to get my piece of the bargain pie. It was like shopping in a bazaar in an overcrowded city where people just push past each other, no words exchanged, no excusing themselves. I felt sad for the clerk who’d been paged to report to women’s shoes for “recovery,” which I guessed meant “pick up all the shoes from the pigs who didn’t or wouldn’t pick up after themselves.”

Anyway, I know. I went to Ross for god’s sake! What did I expect? It ain’t no fancy city DE-partment store. But 2 pairs of name-brand shoes don’t come cheap. That’ll be 50 bucks, lady, a little piece of your soul. Thank you, come again.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

mornin', sunshine

Why did I upload a photo of a dreary winter day? Oh no, that's this morning, August 12th. Yeah, that's right, SUMMER. Crazy, right?

Complaining about the weather... next I'll be clutching my ratty sweater at the throat and telling kids to stop riding their bikes down the sidewalk.

Friday, August 6, 2010


Gum-wrapper origami on the N-Judah in the shape of a bird in flight. Thanks whoever made it; that made me smile.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Did something really strange last night. I went to this place, paid some money, filled out some forms and now their are two animals living in my apartment! The beasts are unnamed as of now, but I'm thinking of "Dermot" for the boy (black kitty). You can see from the photo that the girl thinks quite a bit of herself...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Had dinner with a friend Monday evening. As we entered the Thai restaurant, he jokingly told the waiter it was my birthday. I told the waiter "no, it's not."

I thought that was that, but after the meal the waiter brought over a scoop of coconut ice cream and fried plantains. Clearly, he hadn't believed me and it was too late to protest. Two waiters and the patrons at the surrounding tables sang happy birthday, and I blew out the candle.

I'd never had a fraudulent dessert before, but it turns out, it was pretty good!