Let Me Introduce You to My Little Friend

For about a week both Monica & Travis were out of town. In the northeast actually. It was funny to me that they were in places like Northampton and NY while I was in Seattle. But I guess that isn’t really very funny when it comes down to it.

Since they were both gone a duty fell upon me, that duty was to make sure Boo the cat didn’t befall a terrible fate— like accidentally watching Doom the movie (which is worse than having a porcupine make its burrow in your lower intestine). Anyway, let me tell you a little about Boo.

The first thing I ever noticed about Boo was his serious lack of a tail, he’s not that way because of some freak accident but because of genetics, or god, depending on your outlook. The three things to know about Boo are this:

  • he needs attention like no other cat I have seen
  • he will cough up a hairball, and it will not be cute like it is in cartoons
  • he will put his face within an inch of yours and wake you up before the sun is even thinking about rising
  • he will lick his belly until it’s only got peach fuzz

That’s four, I lied about there only being three. Sorry.
Seriously, though Boo is a cute little cat and even though he made me insane once or twice he is very nice.


Go ahead, tell me this isn’t a pretty cat, I dare you. (preemptive: LIAR!)


He actually sleeps like this, with his little paw covering his face. Come on!

And look, you can see his peach fuzzy belly.

[tags]cats, manx, peach fuzz[/tags]

outdoors, seattle

Running on Ice

Actually I wasn’t running on ice, but I just remembered that Billy Joel song. Ah my childhood music idols…

I did go running today though. My Dad was nice enough to UPS my shoes and since I got them today off I went. First let me just add that UPS, for those unfamiliar with the acronym, stands for Ultimate Package Suckyness. So, if you ever are looking to have an unreasonably bad experience sending or receiving a package, please select their “service.”

But the run.

I haven’t been running in a long time. During and after the run I felt terrible, but it was the good terrible and not the bad terrible, so that’s great. I ran to, but not through, Volunteer Park. I was too tired and in agony. I also had an upset stomach for which I blame the cheese I ate. My observations while running as follows:

  • I am out of shape
  • I shouldn’t eat cheese before running
  • There only concrete sidewalks, that is bad, especially considering how injury prone I am.
  • 14th Avenue during sunset has some mind blowing views
  • groin injury, which has kept me from running for a year now has finally healed.
  • I need to get running sox
  • Seriously, no more cheeese

So, I need to get back into shape, and not injury myself in the process. Seems like a tall order to me, but what the heck it’s worth a shot. What’s more important though is that I know where to get some great photos, and will do so soon, though probably not tomorrow as I have plans.

[tags]cheese is bad, concrete, exercise, impact surfaces, running, volunteer park[/tags]