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Nothing Perverse This Time - Just Cats, Phone Calls From Mom and the Election [Jun. 28th, 2004|06:23 pm]
Young Geoffrey
The geeks among you will enjoy this.

My mum isn't the most technologically-savy woman in the world. She uses email and and processes words, but that's about the extent of it. Her box is running Windows98 and she hasn't de-fragged her hard-drive since I did it for her a couple of summers ago.

Saturday, she called to ask me how it's done. Tonight, she called to let me know ("I thought you might be interested," she said) that it took 52 hours for process to finish.

Fucking Windows. I'll be dining out on that story for weeks.

* * *

I fear the new cat isn't working out.

Well, the new cat - name: Spider - is doing fine, it's Chet I'm bothered about.

Spider came into my apartment on Saturday and made a beeline for the nook behind the milk-crates on the right end of my desk, which has been Chet's favourite spot since he first came to live here. He has made that spot his own and Chet is now spending his typically feline days sleeping on my bedroom window-sill. Worse, Spider has taken over Chet's food and water dishes, as well as choice spots on the couch and the extra chair I keep beneath my "dining" table.

Chet will his when the interlopper comes to close, but nothing beyond that - and I fear he merely cowers away when I am not around.

I also fear my cat is a pussy.

* * *

My last post didn't really express what I wanted it to, I'm sad to say. What I really wanted to express was the incredible amount of laughter Laura and I shared.

We've been laughing a hell of a lot the past few days, and I am sad to acknowledge that I haven't been able to translate that into text.

Maybe next time something cracks us up.

* * *

Speaking of Laura and of cracking up, we are slated to go see a performance by the 80s comedy troupe that was my favorite in the early 80s, just behind SCTV.

Yes, I have two tickets reserved at the Old Firehall Theatre for a Frantics reunion. I listened to them religiously on CBC Radio's Frantic Times and saw them once, live, when I lived in Montreal.

I'm hoping to hell they still have it - and that, if they do, it's something Laura will appreciate as well.

* * *

I voted (go Peggy Nash!) and hope you did too.

The teevee tells us that the Liberals are doing very well in the Maritimes (20 Grits, 7 "Tories" and 4 New Democrats as I type) and that the "Tories" are down about 10% (the NDP up 4%). It gives me some hope, but I am still predicting a tight race resulting in the Liberals coming first, but possibly without enough New Democrats elected to ensure the "Tories" won't try to govern with the support of the Bloc.

Well, it's all over but the counting. I'm off to smoke a bowl, snarf some vittles and settle in to watch the election.

[User Picture]From: amaaanda
2004-06-28 08:18 pm (UTC)
Yay Peggy Nash! That means you must live close to where I am going to be living as of the fifteenth of July.

And my mom can't even send email. Once I had to coach her through it on the phone, and it was so amusing.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-06-29 04:40 am (UTC)
I was quite disappointed that Nash was defeated - not just because she was "my" NDP candidate, but because she seemed like an impressive candidate (and David Miller's endorsement didn't hurt). And I do live not so far from you, haunting as I do the intersection of Queen and Roncesvalles. Congrats on the house, by the way - you give me hope for myself (and the 2 friends with whom I am about to plunge into the market).

Ah, coaching parents! A bittersweet pleasure at best.

(By the way, I do feel special. :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-06-29 07:29 pm (UTC)

hey muffinhead

Hey babe,

THe time has come (the walrus said) that Laura **finally** got that whole wiring dealy dealt with and got the internet!! And what is the first thing she does, you ask? READ EVERY SINGLE ENTRY OF YOUR LIVEJOURNAL!! yes- even your EXCRUCIATINGLY boring blogs about computer jargan and work etc etc... But it was a very interesting experience. Tapping into your thoughts, that is. also seeing the chronology of how L turns into Laura, etc. Amungst other things of course. I'm also happy to hear (err...read, rather) that I "crack you up". It certainly does seem that we have the same (and perhaps slightly twisted) sense of humor.

Aside from that- it's spelt "SpYder" ... and you're just jealous because he's more manly and butch 'n stuff than Chet. But once again, I won't hold it against you. Just like I dont (really) hold your smoker breath against you either ;)

The curry- really wasnt bad!!!! You made it into such a drama ...~ o0o0 she didn't like it! ~~ ... although i suppose at the time you made the comment it was fair... because you didnt exactly realize how bland my tastes in foods were.

Geeze, I should just write you a fucking email.

Have fun at The Frantics tonight sweety. I hope you found a replacement for me and enjoyed yourself...

Talk to you soon...

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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-03 11:56 am (UTC)

Re: hey muffinhead

Hey babe,

Do I know you?

yes- even your EXCRUCIATINGLY boring blogs about computer jargan and work etc etc...

No, really: who areyou?


Seriously, sweetie, knowing that you have tapped "into [my] thoughts" has been a little strange; I'm glad you found it interesting and not, say, "horrifying" or "tedious" or "disgusting".

It will be interesting (if only to me) to find out in what ways my entries will change because of your "presence" here.

As you know already (but the many cat-lovers among my Gentle Readership does not), things are looking up between Chet and Spyder (how was I supposed to know about the unusual spelling? Give this ailing old man a break, will you!?!).

No longer is the might Chet reduced to cowering in his least favourite nook, no longer does he look on bitterly while Spyder eats from Chet's bowl.

They lie together, each head near the other's belly, while their hind legs claw at one another's eyes (or so it appears to me); they share space upon my bed (annoying, when they decide it is time to wrestle and I am endeavouring to enjoy my beauty-sleep) and they hiss at one another in the other room as I type.

Which doesn't sound as good as I intended it to.

Really, I think they're getting along - and you've managed to turn me into a boyfriend-with-benefits (the cat).

I'm babbling, aren't I? I should probably write you a fucking email instead of rambling on here like some shameless exhobitionist.
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-06-30 08:04 pm (UTC)

Charlie Brown..

P.s. (its laura again)

...That's such a depressing picture of Charlie Brown ... wherever did you find it? Not that I dont like it- Charlie Brown is a depressing guy. I still get a kick out of Lucy stealing the ball from under him before he goes to kick it though.........it just doesnt tire.

Okie pookie bear... (HAH!)

BYE! ~Snake (simpsons) style~
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-03 12:03 pm (UTC)

Re: Charlie Brown..

(I feel so silly replying like this ... but what the hell. You make me smile like a dopie nerd. It almost makes up for having to cancel on you today.)

I told you where the icon came from, but if you (or anyone else) are interested, you can get more info here.

I trust you're enjoying your sojourn to Kensington, my sweet.
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