the orange yarn, please

Orange is too cool for shoes.

January 31, 2005

good stuff bad stuff

first, the GOOD stuff

hooray for my lovely friend susan (who is going to hit a lys with me this month!!) for tagging me with the music bug that's been going around. here goes:

1) Total amount of music files on your computer:

Yeah, my lawyer (read= husband) has advised me not to answer that one. Let's just say I used to be good friends with Mr. Kazaa (before I knew he was a bad man).

2) The last CD you bought was:
Keane - Hopes and Fears

3) What is the song you last listened to before reading this message?
"I'm Waking up to Us" - Belle and Sebastian

4) Write down 5 songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you:

a. "You and Me Against the World" by Helen Reddy - my mom used to sing it to me when I was little. sniffle.
b. "I Will," the Beatles. It's a song that's special to Marah and me. I used to sing it to her when she was a baby (now if she hears the first few lines, she says "Mom, stop!"). When she was 2, she tried to sing it to me. Too cute!
c. "St. Judy's Comet," Paul Simon. I sing it to Gabe. He smiles and sleepily shuts his eyes when he hears it.
d. "Never My Love," the Assocation. Mike and I danced to it as our first dance at our wedding. We're old souls.
e. "(Just Like) Starting Over," John Lennon. Uh, you know, the whole "my dad left when I was 10, the same year John Lennon was shot" thing. It just reminds me of that time period. As terrible as it was, my mom, sis, and bro and I got a lot closer and did goofy things (like spy on his new house while eating doughnuts in the car). So this song is kind of like happiness and sorrow all rolled up into one.

5) What 3 people are you going to pass this baton to and why?
elisa , b/c she rocks. heather, b/c she rocks, and alisha b/c, you guessed it, she rocks.

now, the BAD stuff
well, remember i had said cloudy seemed to be fine again? nix that. she started peeing again downstairs, and then proceeded to poop in marah's room. i called the vet. i thought she was fine, and i didn't need to do it, but i had to. obviously something's wrong, you know? well anyway, i could either collect her pee in her litter box and give it to them to inspect, or take her there, and they'd collect it there. okay, problem is, she doesn't pee in her litter box! so i had to take her there.

"sometimes it takes four days for a cat to finally pee when they're here, just so you're warned," the vet nurse said.

what will i do early tomorrow morning without my turner classic movies and knitting buddy? she always perches on the top of the chair i sit on, and then rolls around and trills loudly in the sun when i open the blinds. i hope she's okay. this sucks.