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This morning

The cats were guarding a gap between the cabinet and the wall in the kitchen. They were taking turns standing guard. That probably means we have a mouse. Not surprising, since our house isn't exactly hermetically sealed. It's good to know they're earning their pay.

I'm alternating eating dark chocolate covered espresso beans with wasabi rice crackers and drinking Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper. Anyone besides me think that this is perhaps a bit weird?

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drmellow
Jul. 27th, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC)
Weird? Maybe. But it sounds good!
sethcohen
Jul. 27th, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC)
Muppets Tonight
Muppets Tonight (the short-lived '90's Muppet Show sequel) had an Elvis segment, the name of which escapes me. It always had at least three Muppets that looked like Elvis Presley, and they'd spend a lot of time eating. The bits were usually funny, but the memorable part was their tag line: "Tasty!" 8^)
estherchaya
Jul. 27th, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC)
Sigh. I hope I don't have to rescue another mouse from a cat's jaws. That was kind of horrifying in the townhouse.
sethcohen
Jul. 27th, 2005 01:54 pm (UTC)
With our luck, the only other thing Nibbler will find that he fears is mice.
cellio
Jul. 27th, 2005 01:57 pm (UTC)
Are you asking about weirdness in the abstract, or weirdness from your own personal baseline?
sethcohen
Jul. 27th, 2005 02:00 pm (UTC)
They called me mad! They will pay!
I think both are valid questions. I think both deserve answers.

I'm also wearing a pin today that says "Don't make me get the flying monkeys". When asked about it, I responded, "If I'm going to be a scientist, I might as well be a mad scientist!" I was then asked about the effects of throwing a bucket of water on me vs. a wicked witch. I responded that a) I get wet, and b) I use my orbital death ray on them.
caryabend
Jul. 28th, 2005 03:03 am (UTC)
Re: They called me mad! They will pay!
It may be a bit weird. By itself though, it doesn't rank very high.

Taken together with your many other, er, idiosyncracies, you definitely qualify as weird.

This is a Good Thing. Please put down the death ray button.
sethcohen
Jul. 28th, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC)
Re: They called me mad! They will pay!
I've decided to put down the Death Ray Button. I can't quite say what made me come to this decision, but I'm positive it has nothing to do with Orbital Mind Control Lasers.
glenbarnett
Jul. 27th, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC)

perhaps a bit weird?

No.

For a start, there are too many qualifications in there.

And it's more eccentric than weird.

Anyway, what's wrong with weird?
sethcohen
Jul. 27th, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC)
I don't know whether it's good or bad that you don't think it's weird. I guess it depends on whether or not I'm trying, and whether or not I'm concerned with how much harder it's getting to fly my freak flag. I don't know that I qualify for eccentric. In my book, that requires a much larger collection of unusual behaviours than I can manage to maintain.

For a start, there are too many qualifications in there.

How so?
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sethcohen
Jul. 27th, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Qualifications
From where you sit, I'm not "around here". I'm "around there". You're in Ithaca - it takes a lot to be noticed as weird there.
estherchaya
Jul. 27th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)
I don't know that I qualify for eccentric. In my book, that requires a much larger collection of unusual behaviours than I can manage to maintain.

And more money. I think you have to have money to be TRULY eccentric.
sethcohen
Jul. 27th, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC)
I don't have money, I just borrow it
Yah. You can't be eccentric only with debt.
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estherchaya
Jul. 27th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
we only look well off. On paper we are worthless. between the mortgage, the student loans, and the car loan... well, there's not much left.
ichur72
Jul. 27th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
Sounds like Seth needs a new pin -- the slogan could be "just a few million dollars shy of eccentric".
estherchaya
Jul. 28th, 2005 01:15 pm (UTC)
*snicker* That works!
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sethcohen
Jul. 27th, 2005 03:06 pm (UTC)
She's no killer. I suspect that if we left the mice there long enough, she'd play with 'em to death. She does hunt them, though.
estherchaya
Jul. 27th, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC)
She definitely hunts them. I've seen her catch them, too. But then she bats them around. Charlie is the one that I wrestled with to get a mouse out of his jaw once. I think Pipsqueak is actually the one who killed the last dead mouse we found in our townhouse. Sorry for the TMI
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estherchaya
Jul. 27th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)
oh yeah. She's fast when she wants to be. But she's got to have special motivation.
sethcohen
Jul. 27th, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC)
Faster than a speeding bullet
I was going to say the exact same thing. She practically teleports when we open a can of tuna.
ichur72
Jul. 27th, 2005 02:54 pm (UTC)
Errr ... if it tastes good, eat it? Seriously, that's a combo I'd be willing to try even if I didn't have an alien in my belly.
sethcohen
Jul. 27th, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC)
Good answer. I couldn't tell you about the effects of weird diet relating to alien implantation. I can tell you (from my experiences watching Hollywood flix on the issue) that the heartburn is murder.
gingy
Jul. 27th, 2005 03:16 pm (UTC)
Weird? You?
sethcohen
Jul. 27th, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC)
I know..."Pot, Kettle. Kettle, Pot."
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