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The late Fatty McFatFat McFatterson shortly before being eaten by the ginormous couch.
PS-- the tapestry and the rug are going, and the walls are getting painted next week.


So the couch is a success. To get a sense of scale, my model weighs-in at around 20 pounds. He is not, I repeat NOT, ever to be mistaken for a svelt little kitty.

Although I still didn't get quite enough sleep last night, I'm feeling more "me" today than I've felt in weeks. Thank heavens! I was so tired yesterday, and it turned out to be the most stressful day I've had in a long while. Today was much more reasonable.

Work was good. Real good. The pressure wasn't nearly as bad. I got to study lines during breaks and lunch-- I'd not be surprised if I'm completely off-book within the next week or so, which is encouraging, as we don't go up 'til July. I got to leave by 5pm (a rarity!), and we even had a spot of good news right before we left.

I went to the supermarket for seven-- count 'em, seven-- things, and walked out with $94.40 in groceries. What's worse, they were all necessary.

swoonOK, maybe not everything was necessary. These were, though. They called to me. I like flowers. Don't you?

I let the guy behind me in the checkout line go ahead of me because he only had two items, and I had roughly twenty seven thousand. He seemed very surprised. The guy behind him gave me a hard time.

Him: What's wrong with you?!
Me: Who, me?
Him: Yeah! What's wrong with you?!
Me: ???
Him: You don't have ANY junk food in there! At all!
Me: Shoot! I knew I forgot something!

I enjoyed shopping. I danced in the aisles. And when nobody was looking, I worked up speed and rode on the back of the cart. And I hummed jaunty tunes and even sang a little. Mostly old stuff, "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "It Had to be You," that sort of thing. Nobody ran screaming, which is a good sign.

I smiled at everyone I met. They all smiled back. And genuinely; not in that "please don't hurt me, crazy lady" way.

There was an interesting gent at the meat counter. He was wearing a suit, and a frilly purple tuxedo shirt. He struck me as rather serious, and the type of person who likes things "just so." He returned my smile too, though.

People usually do :)

I ran into the bookkeeper at the market (not literally). That's always a wonderful thing. She called me "that spunky redhead."

I came home and ate sushi on my new couch. Because I could. Then I went through some paperwork, and paid a few bills. And now I'm relaxing with a bottle of Woody's Ice Malt Beverage wtih Natural Grapefruit Flavor. Mmmm. Grapefruity.

No karaoke or There.com for me tonight. In a little while I'll be collapsing into purple sheets and wrapping myself in red furry blanket, assuming the fat orange furry blanket doesn't hog it. And reading of pirates.

All in all, a good Tuesday, I think.

I'm behind on a lot of things, including birthdays, but I'll have to play catchup another time.

Hugs to those who need 'em, those who want 'em, and those who don't run screaming from that crazy spunky redhead singing in the frozen foods.

I'm feeling all kinds of: Living an unsafe life
What I hear: Iggy Pop - Lust For Life

28 tall tales or Tell me a story
Comments
kenwalker From: kenwalker Date: May 13th, 2003 07:13 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Is that a genuine Italian Barney skin sofa? Looks megacomfortable.
ldy From: ldy Date: May 14th, 2003 06:14 am (UTC) (permalink)
Yes, it is!

I like you
You like me
But you'd make fine upholstery...


It is megacomfortable. :)
goldrose From: goldrose Date: May 13th, 2003 07:22 pm (UTC) (permalink)
FANTASTIC color! and the pillws suit it so well!!
ldy From: ldy Date: May 14th, 2003 06:15 am (UTC) (permalink)
The pillows were a big factor in my buying decision. There are so many colours I can match them to!
tarpo From: tarpo Date: May 13th, 2003 07:23 pm (UTC) (permalink)
There are days that I just want to grab you and hug the hell out of you and place a big smooch on you.. This is one of them.. You are so adorable its almost painful sometimes..

poor kitty.. so far away from the remote..
sylvidoptera From: sylvidoptera Date: May 14th, 2003 04:58 am (UTC) (permalink)
I second that emotion! :)
hitchhiker From: hitchhiker Date: May 14th, 2003 10:38 am (UTC) (permalink)
Thirded (:
tarpo From: tarpo Date: May 14th, 2003 08:51 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Motion passed.. smooching shall commence at once
tarpo From: tarpo Date: May 14th, 2003 08:50 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Glad we are in agreement
ldy From: ldy Date: May 14th, 2003 01:38 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Awww, gawsh. Thanks :)

And don't feel too badly for Maxman. He is our Master, and we his willing slaves. He doesn't have to lift his paw to change that remote. We do it for him!
keethrax From: keethrax Date: May 13th, 2003 07:33 pm (UTC) (permalink)
*smile*

Just smiling back at that crazy spunky redhead singing in the frozen foods.
ldy From: ldy Date: May 14th, 2003 01:42 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Hee! :D

*waves!*
elysiangirl From: elysiangirl Date: May 13th, 2003 08:19 pm (UTC) (permalink)
i love YOU! and yer cat! and yer flowers! and yer sofa! and you! and that spunky redhead singing and dancing at the grocery store!

umm....
and YOU!
ldy From: ldy Date: May 14th, 2003 01:45 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Aww! You can come over and sing and dance with me in the grocery store any ol' day :)

And are you getting to caribana this year? I need me some elysianhugs!
elysiangirl From: elysiangirl Date: May 14th, 2003 01:54 pm (UTC) (permalink)

Re:

and i need me some ldylovin'! oh YES!
woodwhat From: woodwhat Date: May 13th, 2003 08:40 pm (UTC) (permalink)
If I ever run into you singing in the gorcery store, I'll join in and make it a full-out musical NUMBER!
ldy From: ldy Date: May 14th, 2003 01:50 pm (UTC) (permalink)
zarabeth From: zarabeth Date: May 13th, 2003 08:42 pm (UTC) (permalink)

DAMN. It's an even cooler purple than I imagined. =)

I feel moved and compelled to mention that you rock.

ldy From: ldy Date: May 14th, 2003 01:52 pm (UTC) (permalink)
The colour's a lot cooler than it was in the store, too :)

And thank you! You rock pretty hard yourself there, missy!
thetech From: thetech Date: May 13th, 2003 09:09 pm (UTC) (permalink)

"...and those who don't run screaming from that crazy spunky redhead singing in the frozen foods."

And what made you think I'd run screaming? Quite the contrary, I think I'd rather enjoy getting caught! ;)
ldy From: ldy Date: May 14th, 2003 01:51 pm (UTC) (permalink)
LOL, OK, you can push the cart, then :)
From: ex_poonarif Date: May 13th, 2003 11:26 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Lovely couch!
ldy From: ldy Date: May 14th, 2003 01:52 pm (UTC) (permalink)

Thank you kindly!
stevenglassman From: stevenglassman Date: May 14th, 2003 01:33 am (UTC) (permalink)
I went to the supermarket for seven-- count 'em, seven-- things, and walked out with $94.40 in groceries. What's worse, they were all necessary.

I do that.

What's worse, I usually walk out with all my purchases, get home, and then realize I've forgotten to get the one thing that I originally went for.


And when nobody was looking, I worked up speed and rode on the back of the cart.

I do that, too. Even when people *are* looking.



alcestis From: alcestis Date: May 14th, 2003 06:20 am (UTC) (permalink)
I love that couch! What a great color! :D
frostbyte From: frostbyte Date: May 14th, 2003 07:30 am (UTC) (permalink)

I see your cat is in possession of the TV remote. Does that mean he's the head of the household? ;->
papoose From: papoose Date: May 14th, 2003 08:20 am (UTC) (permalink)
nice couch and flowers

people don't understand us at the grocery store, either, because our cart is always filled with fruits and vegetables. what's up with that? :P
allyn From: allyn Date: May 14th, 2003 03:34 pm (UTC) (permalink)

marvelous couch!

did i ever show you a picture of Jodi's (purple velvet) chair and ottoman?
28 tall tales or Tell me a story