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Monday, April 23, 2007

8 Weeks Till Summer and Counting!

I'm back, nerdlets! Not that I really left, per se, but the true spirit of NPW is back. My vacation seemed to be the very definition of situational irony: the discrepancy between what is expected and what actually occurs. I expected glorious sunshine and lots of walks and iced coffee. What I actually got was a lot of rain and a drain that will not unclog.

Fret not though, intrepid readers. I did manage to accomplish a few things over break. For example, I... um, well, I got new athletic socks. You might not think that was such a big deal, but that is because you have never seen my old running socks. You see, I hate, hate, hate when socks are baggy and so I always pull the backs of them up so that they're not all loose in my sneakers, but then it's like the ankles are all up around my achilles tendon and then Chris makes fun of me. And rightly so, it's pretty unsightly.

Ahem. Anyway, I did not intend to write a post about my athletic socks. What I meant to say was, my vacation was less than stellar, but better than work. And good news for my blog winners of yesterweek, the packages are ready (mostly) and will be mailed out tomorrow (I think). You will be happy to note that Chris is jealous of the packages, as I have them all laid out on my dining room table, and he wishes he commented so that he could've won.

I would've mailed them all out today, but I have a list of things to do a mile long and it's only Monday morning. This afternoon is a staff meeting, followed by yoga (hopefully outside, since it's a ridiculous 80 degrees and sunny, now that I'm back at work), and then I think I'll go for a run to take advantage of this lovely day.

I also have one other errand I need to do, involving something that happened over the weekend. It seems as though Chris and I have adopted a cat. I think. We went to the MSPCA on Saturday afternoon just to look around at the cute animals and we had almost decided it was time to go when we saw her. She looked like a Chinese bearded dragon mixed with a long haired cat, mixed with Fizzgig from the Dark Crystal.

Yep, that's her! As soon as I saw her, I knew I wouldn't be content with the knowledge that she might have to go home with one of the nasty white trash people milling about the MSPCA. Especially not with the grubby kids pulling at her tail and matting her fluffy fur with their sticky popsicle hands. No, they would not love her darling peanut butter face like I would, they wouldn't buy her treats and play laser beams with her, and open the window so she could sit on the sill in the warm sun and stare disdainfully down on our neighbors. So really, the answer was simple: I had to have her. The only minor problem being that our lease specifically says "No Animals".

We filled out the adoption paperwork anyway, and Chris sweet talked our landlord into agreeing to let us keep her. Now I just have to pick her up and make a pit stop at Petco (where the pets go) for all the accoutrements of once again being a pet owner. This also means that my master plan has finally been set in motion: cat now, dog later. I mean, once we have a cat, how is our little Greek landlord going to be able to say no to a sweet-faced little boxer? Right?


Blogger moogan rocks hardcore!

i love the dark crystal reference. I haven't seen that in ages.
Congrats on the new kitty. I'm sure you'll find a way to sneak her into the apartment.

10:27 AM

Blogger Kelli rocks hardcore!

HOORAH for the kitty! You will fall completely in love I'm sure. Have you picked a name out yet?

My cats are thrilled that the sun is finally shining again and it's warm enough to open the windows - and they alternate between looking down distainfully at the neighbors and watching the birds in the sky.

I have a drain that won't unclog either & I've already gone through 2 bottles of Draino. Grr...

10:34 AM

Blogger L Sass rocks hardcore!

Congratulations on the new kitty!! I want a dog so bad (AS and I are both allergic to cats), but alas--not in the current apartment.

11:00 AM

Blogger Noelle rocks hardcore!

congrats on the newest addition to your family! Cats make much better pets than puppets.

12:14 PM

Blogger Lara rocks hardcore!

that picture freaked me the eff out. :-P

12:42 PM

Blogger Ween rocks hardcore!

Oh my God - even I'd get a cat if it looked like Fizzgig, and I am a committed dog person.

Also: PRIZES! The anticipation is killing me.

2:51 PM

Blogger Aaron rocks hardcore!

I want a Fizzgig. Mostly to protect me from the Garthim, 'cause they kinda look like giant crab people. Bad news.

Hey, but congrats on the cat!

6:42 PM

Anonymous alyndabear rocks hardcore!

KITTY! Gorgeous, congratulations! :D

Oh I want your summer break so badly. We just went back, so 10 weeks of term before our pathetic little two week holiday... then another 11 weeks.. then another 11 weeks..

(Christmas, when is it Christmas?) xo

7:08 AM

Blogger stilettoheights rocks hardcore!

I am scared and confused about all things Dark Crystal, I was taken aback and almost didn't keep reading, I am that big of a baby.


I'm glad I read on though, yay for the little kitty having a home now.

7:13 AM

Anonymous megan rocks hardcore!

was that the big news that you thought might happen?!! yay kitten!! i think you need to dress him in outfits and walk around davis with him on a leash (I forget, did you say if it is a boy or a girl?)
isn't chris allergic? tell him to wear a mask like michael jackson...

9:24 AM

Blogger CarpeDM rocks hardcore!

Um, pictures, please. Did I see the Dark Crystal? I don't think I did. Congrats on the kitty!

11:33 AM


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