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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Hey Smilin' Strange, You Lookin' Happily Deranged


I decided right before leaving work & heading to ballet.

Earlier in the day I'd attempted to contact Jen yet she'd been unavailable. So I put the cutoff at 4:45. If she called before then, all systems go. But if not, it just wasn't meant to be. At 4:15 Jen called & we chatted for about a half an hour as I attempted to pull a leotard & tights on while still wearing work clothes in my office, praying that no one walked in. Literally running out the door, I yelled to Nick that I'd pick him up at 7.

All throughout class excited energy ran through my body. Barre, fantastic. Quick run-through of the recital dance, completely on. Once we entered the floor I not only nailed the pique/lame duck turn combo that'd been irritating me, my body produced fuerte turns that landed & stuck in a solid arabesque. Shitcha.

Just like clockwork (at 7), Nick & I were on the road for the longest Taco Bell Run in history. Side note: Nick is awesome for many, many reasons. One of which is that he's willing to run a long distance errand with a promise of The Bell in the future.

Nick: "Where are we going?"

Tron: "Rockford."

Nick: "Where the hell is that?"

Tron: "Not quite sure. I know that there's a water park there. And I used ride the Van Galdar bus though it on my way to Madison."

Nick: "We're still going to hit The Bell, right?"

Tron: "Of course."

So we drove & drove & drove, chatting about everything under the sun (& by that time the moon) until we were officially in BFE, which meant that we were close. After about $5 in tolls & a third of a tank of gas we got there. And we met them.

The lady who was fostering them had about a half dozen others that I would have gladly taken home had I the time & tolerance (for the smell). The first one I held, gray with black stripes, purred almost immediately in my arms. The orange one kept climbing up the built-in 8x6 cage to get out & jump on to me. Deal=sealed.

An hour later we were on our way back to Chicago, headed to The Bell.

And so I present to you...the still-unnamed kittens.

They're purring on my lap as I write & my apartment feels like home again.


Blogger Homeperm said...


2:46 AM

Blogger P. Diggler said...

Just remembered the best name I ever came up with for a stray cat that ended up in my apartment for a week... so it's still available if you want.... Chief Wiggum.

2:59 AM

Blogger nk said...


10:57 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The black one looks like a "Batfucker". Come on, you know you want to. You can dress it up in Batman suits.

2:52 PM

Blogger Will said...

You have the theme to The Adventure's of Pete & Pete as the title. I love that show.

4:10 PM

Blogger Spo said...

smokey and the bandit!

4:15 PM

Blogger emertron said... I didn't think anybody would pick up on that. I loved that show, too. Bet it's out on DVD now. Hmmmm...

4:30 PM

Blogger Electronsean said...

KITTIES! squeeze them both at the same time for me!

4:59 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the dark-colored one taking a big bite out of the light colored one's head? That would be cool.

10:20 PM

Blogger ica said...

soooooo cute! oooh!

and congrats on all that ballet stuff! i don't know what it means, but i bet it looks cool!

10:33 PM

Blogger ica said...


10:34 PM

Blogger J-Mo said...

wait for it ....wait for it.....


12:02 PM

Blogger erin said...

jack and sally from the nightmare before christmas.if the orange one is a girl and the gray one is a boy. or boris and natasha. charlie and oona.

6:16 PM

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6:16 PM

Blogger Homeperm said...

i keep checking your blog to see more cat photos. but to no avail. i want to see MORE.

9:34 PM

Blogger ida gasp said...

oh yeah! They are beautiful!

3:26 AM

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