Monday, February 23, 2009


My brain has been mush, so I'm just posting quick updates of this and that from the weekend. Sleep deprivation really sucks.

Tom and I had an unscheduled weekend together which was relaxing and definitely needed. We drove up north to the lululemon outlet and did our part to help the economy. (Although lululemon is a Canadian company, and I guess a lot of the clothes are made in China, but still shopping in our country keeps the sales people in business so that should count for something.) I bought quite a few items and Tom got a zip up. He was wearing his zip up around the house and as he was milling around the kitchen I noticed something...

(a closer look)
Of course every last sensor was removed from my purchases but not Tom's one item. He took the shirt into the garage and somehow managed to weed whack off the security tag. Great I just typed whack off. Bring on the pervs! Lord knows I got many interesting search words from last week's pussy willow post. I need to change gears.

My lap top officially died this weekend. I think it was due to facebook overload. Seriously need to limit my time on there. Going to start calling it crack book or even face crack. Or maybe I will start a support group for addicted facebookers (on facebook of course) but that may defeat the purpose. But it's been so great to reconnect with so many friends (and family too!) as well as stay in touch with those scattered about the world.

We took Wrigs for our usual Sunday walk and he pooped on the grounds of the Russian Consulate. Govno! (means shit in Russian - click here for other Russian swears. Perhot' podzalupnaya has me confused, it means "pee hole dandruff"- is there really such a thing and if so is there a shampoo for that - Pubes and Shoulders?) Anyway, we managed to pick up most of Wrig's govno but it was runny so there was still some bean soup left behind. Borscht!

I spent Friday with Karen looking at neighborhoods around Seattle. We came back to our house and since Chum is a serial killer, decided to keep him in our bedroom. He was making so much noise up there, at one point it sounded as though he was sawing through wood. When I went to check on him everything that had been on tabletops or dressers was knocked on the floor and the little monster pissed all over my favorite down vest. I transferred the seething beast into the laundry room and again more banging and clammering and then all of the sudden out walks Chumley. He managed to open a closed door. This cat drives me to drink. And tonight at dinner he swiped a huge piece of porkchop right off my plate and when I scolded him he slapped my hand and hissed so hard pork flew outta his mouth. Maybe I need to start a support group for owners abused by their cats. I can't be the only member. Maybe I could recruit the guy in this video?

Grocery shopping makes me crazy. I have to be in the right frame of mind otherwise it's a complete waste of time. If not armed with an organized list I'll spend an hour wandering the aisles with no sense of direction or purpose and return home with bananas, a box of Zatarain's and orange tic tacs. It's really frustrating because now I have to go back tomorrow. Unless I try and whip up a meal with those items.

We had the most incredible weather the last 10+ days. Today it started to shift, though still in the 60's, the clouds rolled in and so did a little rain. I haven't needed to wear a rain coat in a while and I love my rain coat so today while putting it on I started to sing "Don't cha wish you had a rain coat like me?" I made up a whole song, complete with arm movements and leg kicks but right now I am too tired to sing and dance.


Busy Bee Suz said...

I had tears running down my face reading are too funny. You need your own show. :)
get some sleep-take care, suz

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

I am laughing sooooooo hard at you! Picturing Chumley hissing with pork flying out of his little mouth - hysterical!

And yes, using phrases like "whack off" and "pubes" will definitely help DRIVE the pervs to your site, my darling. Have fun with that.

Give Chumley a big kiss from me. (Because I know, in his heart of hearts, he's a lover, not a fighter...)

karengberger said...

Still thinking about Chumley and his hidden saw...I'll bet it's up there somewhere, maybe tucked in his new, heated bed from Grandma? And you KNOW he has a lock-pick; just hope it's not an ice-pick, too! I do think you have a case for an abused-owner's support group; Gregg will gladly be your first speaker.

I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who has severe ADD in the grocery store. I actually try to get Gregg or David to go with me, these days; otherwise, it might turn out like Gilligan's Island...or Charlie on the MTA.

The rain was so gentle yesterday that I was glad to see it; high clouds, sun breaks and lots of different shades of grey (not that flat stuff)! It's so pretty this a.m. The sun is just up over Bainbridge, and the water is like glass. I hope you have a great day!

Gina said...

mean kitty is my alltime fav youtube video! i used to be a bit obsessed with it and wathced it on a daily basis at work i know all the words! lol

Smileygirl said...

That video is hilarious! But I can't get that tune out of my head now! At least it's replaced Nannerpuss. Until right now.

ChiTown Girl said...

I can't tell you how happy it made me to read this - "We had the most incredible weather the last 10+ days." Sounds like you're finally adjusting to life in Seattle. That makes me smile :)

Hey, what does your calendar look like for the week before Easter?

Live For Today said...

I can join the support group too. I was punishing Church for ganging up on another kitty by holding him...and he whacked me in the head. Such violence!

Grazia said...

love your stories. always bring a smile to my face. i hope that you are finding some cool places to plant some roots in seattle (other than w. seattle). your kitty sounds like quite a character. can't wait to -er- meet him?

thepeartreeblog said...

That cat drives ME to drink, let alone you.