Monday, October 26, 2009


For the next 10 days, I have agreed to look after Ex-Roomie's cats. In return, I get to borrow her car, and crash here at her place when the mood strikes me. So far, it's been lovely. I have spent a dreary, hungover (awesome wedding last night - more on the later) afternoon here in her place, playing with the cats/allowing them to sit on me while reading Craig Ferguson's bio (and I thought I was a drunk!) and listening to the constant patter of NPR in the background.

I also took a shower, which was a transcendent experience as her water pressure it so much better than mine and drank 2 beers (all at her behest, I might add). And I cooked a pizza, set off a smoke alarm and met one of her neighbors. This is great, like a mini-vacation, and a VERY welcome change of pace from my staid-feeling apartment. Anyways, I'm sure you're dying to meet the critters with which I am in command!

That fat bastard is Pippen. When Ex-Roomie used to live with me, she spent a summer in Peru, and perhaps as an in-direct result, he shit on my bed, not once, but twice. We're cool now though. I like to think he used to be a Mississippi River boat captain who drank too much in his prior life.

This is Ozzie. He's very old and frail, but probably one of the most intelligent seeming mammals I have ever encountered. In his prior life, I imagine he was a snooty food critic living in Paris. And possibly Charlie Chaplin to boot.

So an you can see, I have my "work" cut out for me. I assume there will lots of poop to scoop, lots of cat food to set out and lots of reading to do. I'm looking forward to it.


Dean Grey said...

How adorable, Justin!

I like seeing this softer, more sensitive side of you!

Before you know it, you'll be blogging about flowers, baking, and sunsets!

With each passing day you're becoming more and more "fabulous"!



Aaron said...

hahahahahaha. i really love your writing!! lol. especially your imagination! hahahaha. oh man, very interesting!

ex-roomie said...

Yay! Thank you!!!

p.s. I refer to it as "the pizza alarm." At least I know it works!