spiders on spiders

If most of the men in my life have one thing in common, it’s a fear of spiders. I don’t mean the kind of ickiness where you know there’s something weird and it freaks you out — like one man who had a fear of birds. This I came to understand. The eyes. They’re dead. You never know what a bird is thinking, and at any point, that bird might decide your eye is the most delicious thing it’s ever seen. Okay, so that man convinced me to be afraid of birds. I get it. Done. Birds are scary. Continue reading


Downloading — no lie — 726 pieces of email. Can’t ever go out of town again.

It appears we escaped with only one hairball waiting for our return. All three cats appear to be healthy and happy. Ray sent a present to Cal — a “Video Catnip” tape. It’s a half-hour video of birds and squirrels. Ray had written a note to Cal, reminding him how they were once best friends, and specifically told Cal not to let Taylor watch the tape because Taylor’s so mean.

You see what I’m working with, here.

Continue reading