Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My Day

Ok. So I walked the 1/2 mile down the hill to the muni. It wasn't working. They didn't have any idea when it would be working and I had one hour to get to school for class. So I hot-footed it back up the hill to the apartment. Changed clothes, printed directions to school, went down uncovered the scooter, tried to stick my backpack into the top box, which it wouldn't fit into. So I finally put the backpack on and got on the scooter. Of course at the bottom of the hill the muni was working again but by then I had no place to park the scooter so I kept on to school. It was about 90 and I'm wearing a helmet, jacket, jeans and boots. I made it to school, found motorcycle parking. But I didn't have enough quarters. So hot and sweaty I went into the nearby food place and he nicely sold me $2 in quarters to feed the meter, probably felt sorry for me. I made it to class with 5 minutes to spare. So I ducked into the bathroom. My hair was standing almost straight up in front from the sweat! And I was really red. Faucet water was hot, so I got a towel and used the drinking fountain cold water to try and cool down. Didn't help much. Since I was in the front row, the instructor noticed and asked me if I was ok since I was BRIGHT RED and I said yes, just warm from the scooter/helmet/jacket ride to school.

So going home. Of course I'm not familiar with SF. Didn't look at my directions closely enough and headed off.

Attached is the approximate ride I went on to get home because I sort of got lost. Still only took 35 minutes. But what a day.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Hi E & M from Sweet Pea and Bubba

Hi E and M - We miss you! and the house and the outdoors and the bugs/lizards that we could chase and the clean dirt and the trees. SF is great. There are lots of people out on the street with their dogs everyday and night and they can't chase us and we can spy on them from the top of our cat post so that's cool. Also we can spy on the other people on their patios, though that's not as interesting as being out there. We don't get to go out on the patio since it's 7 stories upand the drop is to concrete. Mom doesn't think we'd survive the 7 story drop so no patio. It's been a month and we've kind of gotten used to it.

Bubba here - Once I did run out the front door into the hallway but there's nothing there, so apartment life it is. I definitely sniff at the air when the sliding glass door is cracked and I cry at Mom when she's on the patio. This morning I woke her up by waili
ng until she got up to play with me. I needed some exercise and I don't entertain myself very well.

SwettPea here -Bubba hogs the toys. I can't get any play in until he's exhausted. He still does acrobatics (he's such a show off) and sometimes he's run into the coffee table but no harm done. We do occasionally fight, running back and forth from bedroom to living room up the post and back into the bedroom. Which can be fun. We also occasionally have a little snuggle, cleaning session. Mostly I lick Bubba's head and then he bites me, oh well.

There is lots of sun every afternoon if it's not fogged in and the sunsets are great. We trade off on the top of the cat post and we both sleep on Mom.
She got us a new water dish but I'm afraid of it. It just bubbles but I don't know it hums constantly.

I still get on the sink for water but that's not as easy because there's no standing room. This morning I was drinking out of Mom's glass on her bedside table and she pulled my tail and I knocked the whole glass over.
Mom was none to happy.

Mom also keeps bringing home new toys. Some are more fun than others. We're managing but we miss you all.

Sweet Pea and Bubba

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Banner week for breaking stuff

So it's been a banner week for breaking things. Almost afraid to touch the computer or anything else for that matter!

Friday -- my cat knocked over my brother's painting and it landed on a lamp finial poking a hole in it.

Saturday - Broke yet another highball glass

Tuesday - hung a shade to block the sun but took the thing apart by accident so now it needs to be taken down and fixed

Poked a nasty hole in my knee with a branch on the way down from that activity.

But now I'm afraid to get back up on the unbalanced ladder and fix the shade for fear that I'll break myself or poke a hole in my knee again or poke a hole in the window screen.

Tonight, Wednesday, I broke the handle on the vacuum cleaner

So I'm done. No more stuff. Hopefully no more breaks or tears or anything. Not much I could do watching TV the rest of the night!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sister's wedding video

So I was going through the back cupboard today and discovered my sister's 1985 wedding video. I'm now watching it. Complete with funky 80's no-word music. Classic.