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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Kashy's Traumatic Childhood Event

A couple nights ago, something traumatic happened to Kashy Boy.  I was sleeping.  I mean, really sleeping.  I was sleeping so hard that I apparently didn't hear a water glass crash to the floor downstairs.  Anyway, around 4:00 a.m., I woke up to find Kashy Boy laying on my chest like he normally does.  But, when I reached up to pet him, I sensed that he was unusually still.  That immediately snapped me out of my semi-dream state.  I felt around him and I didn't feel him purring.  I could just barely feel him breathing.

I woke up Mr. Nonny Nu and we turned on the light.  Kashy had this around his neck and over one shoulder!  Mr. Nonny Nu quickly got Kashy untangled.  After we petted him and reassured him, we went downstairs to investigate.

It turns out that Kashy got into my lunch bag.  Before going to sleep that night, I put the lunch bag, with a piece of bread saran-wrapped in the bag, next to my purse so that I would remember to take it to work the next day.  In the middle of the night, Kashy got into it (he LOVES bags), got tangled in the handle, freaked out, and struggled through the double-sink, across the length of the counter, and fell off the edge while dragging a water glass with him.

I'm just glad that he didn't get cut from the broken glass.  It must have been a struggle for him to get up the stairs and onto the bed.  Poor little boy.  He wasn't himself for a day.  He still isn't completely back to his usual self, but he's getting there.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Happy Birthday TWONN

by Cl. Panic, Guest Blogger

Because visiting TWONN was so much better than paying taxes.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pea Epidemic

(Pea City, Apr. 11, 2010)
Three months ago, an invasive strain of the sugar snap pea appeared in and around The Nu Warren. The peas were initially believed to be benign, but recent events have proved otherwise. Likened to the recent epidemic of crystal meth addiction, the effect of the sugar snap peas are being felt far and wide.  Several Friends of the Warren have fallen victim to this pea epidemic. Symptoms include increased heart rate, blurry vision, and a heightened level of enthusiasm for sugar snap peas.

Most recently, approximately 25 kilos of the dangerous sugar snap peas was discovered outside of a Friend's house.  The street value of this crop is estimated to be downwards of $1.25.  This cache of peas, which have grown to almost as tall as a certain neighboring rabbit, have leaves the size of a rabbit paw and are eagerly anticipated by many Friends.  The pea-growing Friend (name withheld but pictured here) describes the peas as having a "magical" effect.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Look what I'm wearing to work today!

I received a wonderful gift this past week--a beautiful turtle shell necklace!  My father-in-law (The Scorpion) sent it to me.  It belonged to his mom.  Back in the early 1960s, The Scorpion's mom and dad went to visit the Grand Canyon.  They came back with a beautiful necklace handmade by Native Americans out of silver and turtle shells.  I didn't know that turtle shells had so many colors!

The necklace is composed of roadrunners, the New Mexico state bird (but The Scorpion and Mr. Nonny Nu are sons of Arizona).  My favorite one is the purple roadrunner, and my second favorite is the white with brown streak (upper right hand corner).  But, of course, I love the many other colors, too.  Here are some additional pics with a different colored background (here and here and here).

Thanks, Scorpion!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Alfalfa Sprouts

Does anyone else like alfalfa sprouts?  The picture on the left is the sammich that I'm having for lunch today.  I bring the ingredients to work and then assemble the sammich at lunchtime.  It has wheat bread, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, pastrami, alfalfa sprouts, and mayo and mustard.  This sammich could not have been made without the insight and connections of Ca Loc.

First, the mayo and mustard were procured from Noah's bagels.  Whenever I get Noah's bagel dogs, I get a couple packets of mayo and mustard and keep them at the office.  That way, I always have fresh m&m on hand without having to keep large jars in the refrigerator.  Ca Loc taught me this!

Second, I remember distinctly the first time I ever had alfalfa sprouts.  I was around 8 (maybe?) and was being babysat by Ca Loc's friend's then husband, Shigero (I was friends with their daughter, Bernice).  So, Shigero was making sammiches for Bernice and me, and that was the first time I ate alfalfa sprouts.  It was love at first sight.

Thanks for the sammich, Ca Loc!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Birthday Wishes for A-dog

It's The Nu Warren's first birthday celebration.

Happy birthday to A-dog!  Here's to another 18 years.

(to be updated to Apr. 2, A-dog's actual birthdate)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pea Tasting

Wow, doesn't the title sound disgusting??  But, it was really such a wonderful experience.  Back in January, Cl. Panic gave me two pea plants.  Each of them yielded two peas.  One of the four peas grew very slowly and the other three peas just could not wait any longer to be eaten, so I invited Cl. Panic, Green Thumbs McGillicutty, and L. Woods for a pea tasting here at work.

As you can see, the pea pods were a pretty good size and the peas themselves were gigantic.  The problem was, there were four of us and only three of them.  So, Cl. Panic and I shared one.

The peas were delicious!  I'm glad that the original plan of bringing them to be cooked and eaten at hot pot was nixed.  We tasted these peas in their freshest, just-picked glory.  It was spectacular.

As an aside, I anticipated that, even with four pea pods, it would still be a pretty meager food offering for four grown people, let alone the actual situation where people outnumbered pods.  So, I brought some baby carrots and ranch dip to accompany the peas.  But, it was still slim pickings after that.  The whole situation where we had to slice one of the peas in half was totally hilarious because it reminded me of those old WB cartoons where they showed very poor families slicing a loaf of bread so thin that the bread slice would float down to the plate!