Hangin’ at the Capitol

Hi!

Look! I am actually WRITING THINGS today!  Although I am doing so around the skinny, purring body of Anderson Cooper, who cannot stop spinning in happy circles in front of me.

I have to write this quickly because I am off to our nation's capitol this morning to celebrate my friend Sleeping Beauty and her unborn child. Yes, the fact that she is, you know, knocked up is being celebrated in Washington D.C. It has nothing to do with the fact that that's where she lives.

So before I go, I thought I'd slap some pet pictures up here, as I am wont to do.

Groom Roger grooming Anderson Cooper. Because apparently he has decided he is in charge of just how clean that kitten needs to be.

And the other night, I was watching my important intellectual show* (*real housewives) (*shh) (*do you enjoy my correct use of footnotes?), and noticed no one was bugging me, which was such a refreshing change. Why did I CHOOSE to have a household full of shedding, needy characters? Anyway, what I discovered was that everyone was asleep, and it was lovely.

Eds Aren't dogs supposed to sleep at least half the time? I think Edsel might sleep 17 minutes a day. As soon as I wake up in the morning, his tail thumps on the mattress, because he just can't believe I made it through the night again. The point is, clearly he was not sleeping if he was lying there creepily waiting for me to open an eye.

Lu For some reason, every time I move a photo to my desktop, it is automatically naming each picture "Chicken Rik." I have no idea how this is happening. Nevertheless, here is my sleeping girl, who is decidedly not Chicken Rik. Actually, she is a little chicken lately. Tallulah seems to have PTSD from her getting-hit-be-a-car experience, and who wouldn't. When a car passes us on our walks, if it's too close, she jumps on me and starts shaking.

The other day we were in the car and went over one of those really jarring bumps in the road, and she GOT on my LAP, just shaking all over. My poor little girl. I'm glad she's scared of cars now, though.u888

Anderson wrote that last part. Does anyone speak cat?

Chickenrik
Roger Sterling looks like he's such a sweet kitty when he's at rest. P.S. HAH! He's dreaming of things to knock over. I love how his piddy is dark and pink, just like his fur is dark and light. He is a very coordinated feline.

Andersonrik
Look who woke up once he knew the camera was on him. "andersun resting, mom. must you bother."

That sums up my menagerie. …FOR NOW. I have been trying to convince my father to get a horse for his apartment because there is something deeply wrong with me. But wouldn't that be cool? "Oh, your apartment is lovely. And is that a…Oh! It is! You have a…horse!"

I mean, what a conversation piece. Seeing as I don't think my father even has a PLANT, this may not work out.

Okay, I am off to get all cute. The person who invited me to this shindig for Sleeping Beauty emailed me the invite about a month ago, and we have been writing back and forth ever since, and by now we are best friends in the universe. We discussed what we were wearing today, and I think I inadvertently put together an ensemble exactly like hers. The point is, once we see each other, it'll be like the end of The Color Purple, where Nettie and Celie finally get together. And Sleeping Beauty is going to shoot both of us in the head for being so nerdy.

You and me us never part, makidada.

Comment of the week goes to Mary Ellen from Napa. It was difficult to pick a comment of the week, seeing as everyone had hilarious period stories. Especially the boys. Click on This Week's Special to see.

 

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Author: June

At one point, I was sort of hot, in a "she's 27 and probably a 7" kind of a way. Now I'm old and have to develop a charming personality. Guess how that's going.

55 thoughts on “Hangin’ at the Capitol”

  1. Important detail deletion! Who is watching the kids while you are off on your big adventure?!? Are we just supposed to sit here and Worry? With a capital W? (Get it? Capital? Capitol? Ha!)

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  2. Ohmygod will you all RELAX. The dogs are going to day care and the kittens have 703029304-3#$*$9304 pounds of food and water out. I will be home tomorrow.

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  3. P.S. Anderson Cooper DOES TOO HAVE STRIPES! Look at that tail. Look at those legs. His stripes are just totally subtle. He has some grey tabby in him. I guessed that. So I was part right, dammit. I want my portion of the inflatable burrito or whatever it is.

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  4. But, but…did you stay up too late yakking to a cute boy last night? I don’t want all the details, just that tiny bit.
    Have fun on your trip! I must live vicariously through your weekend as I’m ON-CALL until Monday @ 0800. Blech.

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  5. But, but…did you stay up too late yakking to a cute boy last night? I don’t want all the details, just that tiny bit.
    Have fun on your trip! I must live vicariously through your weekend as I’m ON-CALL until Monday @ 0800. Blech.

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  6. But, but…did you stay up too late yakking to a cute boy last night? I don’t want all the details, just that tiny bit.
    Have fun on your trip! I must live vicariously through your weekend as I’m ON-CALL until Monday @ 0800. Blech.

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  7. that is just so unfair, mom goes to washington, partying, dogsis and dogbro go to daycare, underage drinking, staying up late, making prank calls to the animal shelter, eating poop and french kissing all night. and anderson and roger? the have to stay at home. i can translate u888 for you, it means: a) fuck you very kindly mom and b) all da cats in grennsboro come over tonight, mom is gone, we have a buffet with 703029304-3#$*$9304 pounds of food, we have ordered a keg, furless naked egytian cats will dance, mice are welcome too…. partayyyyy
    peg will call the police and you will have to get anderson and roger from the police station. i see two teenage kitties in a bootcamp in nevada and sobbing big haired mother who askes herself when that all started.

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  8. Matzo ball hit it right on the head. Disaster looms. I hope June left the camera home so the boys can take pics and post later.
    “Partay til the fur flies! We ain’t leaving til everyone’s hacking up furballs! It’s gonna be epic!
    Bye Mom! Have fun on your triiiiiiiiip!”

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  9. AC does have subtle stripes.. aww. Such cute picture this morning, June. Thanks for pacifying us. Will you send picture from DC?
    Isn’t that where you were hugging the gigantic canine? Have a safe trip..I am working on report cards for there are 2 1/2 days left of school! Yipeeeeeeeeeeee P.S. I think you should take Talu along as co pilot.

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  10. Seriously Mozza, how do you think that stuff up?!? I am dying here, laughing hard and loud while staring at this screen. P.S. You’re very weird too, but in the most awesomely cool way.
    Sleeping Beauty and her ex-best friend word exchange…giggling.
    Siren, occasionally I have a customer who I would like to beat up; are you for hire?
    June, what kind of book is on that cool book stand (or it it a music stand)? Love it! The stand looks 1960’s, no?
    Off to a weekend that includes an Irish boutique hotel (what the heck is a boutique hotel? all the B & B’s were filled up), a pub and lots of antique shopping.

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  11. Oh those kittens will seek revenge and shred things and I don’t mean Jillian style.
    Have a great trip!
    The Capitol was one of the best places we went on vacation!
    My son is 16 today so I will be planning a party and praying all day because he wants to go get his driver’s license.
    Ed looks like his eyes are open. That is what Finn does, he tracks me all over the room and God forbid I leave that room, he is glued to me.

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  12. Oh those kittens will seek revenge and shred things and I don’t mean Jillian style.
    Have a great trip!
    The Capitol was one of the best places we went on vacation!
    My son is 16 today so I will be planning a party and praying all day because he wants to go get his driver’s license.
    Ed looks like his eyes are open. That is what Finn does, he tracks me all over the room and God forbid I leave that room, he is glued to me.

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  13. Oh those kittens will seek revenge and shred things and I don’t mean Jillian style.
    Have a great trip!
    The Capitol was one of the best places we went on vacation!
    My son is 16 today so I will be planning a party and praying all day because he wants to go get his driver’s license.
    Ed looks like his eyes are open. That is what Finn does, he tracks me all over the room and God forbid I leave that room, he is glued to me.

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  14. I’m wearing pink today. I don’t think that factors into The Color Purple, so Sleeping Beauty, you’re safe and yeah, you DID invite her. You just pick up cool friends and I want to be friends too. I’ll mind my manners this afternoon. Safe driving Tangenal BFF.

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  15. @lisa…hacking up furballs…mwahaha..truth or dare? milk-binge drinking? 7 minutes in heaven in the litterbox?
    @furry godmother, i am confused, why do you have to leave the toilet seat up when you leave your pets alone? can’t you teach them to sit down when they pee? i mean you taught them to wash the dishes right.at.the.table.
    http://canikeepit.typepad.com/.a/6a00e5538ab55c88330147e107404c970b-popup
    or do you leave it open so that they can drink? if so, do the drink before or after they do the washing up?
    @amish annie, tyvm haha, i don’t know , guess i was born with weird stuff going on im my brain, and weird IS a positive thing to say!

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  16. Amish Annie, I think that’s a fancy-schmancy dictionary stand, and what looks like Webster’s Third, but I’m a little unsure because of the thingee hanging off it. What is that? It looks like a leftover Christmas tree ornament.
    And no I’m not for hire. I’m not a THUG. Jeez.
    And OF COURSE June and her new BFF are wearing pink.

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  17. Have fun…you know Roger and Anderson are going to shred everything while you’re away, right? I think it’s an expression of love…I think.
    I can decipher some kitty writings. Roger has totally threatened Lu. Lu better watch her tail. I’m shocked at Roger he looks so sweet and innocent, I can’t imagine that coming out of his thoughts.
    Oh wait, there were three 8’s, whew! He wasn’t making threats. Sorry, that extra 8 means he wants tuna, a catnip bag, milk, and something small he can chase and kill.

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  18. Amish & Sirene, I can tell you what is hanging off the book stand because coincidently I have one too. However, she got this from her mother. It’s an ornament, a clock face with the word Paris hung from a ribbon that has a few small faux pearls.
    You can see (well, really no better) mine at http://willoughbywhimsy.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/229/
    I know, my blog sucks and hasn’t been updated in ages.

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  19. Yay, the boys got honorable mention about menestration……………. (i added a whole bunch of periods).

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  20. Yay, the boys got honorable mention about menestration……………. (i added a whole bunch of periods).

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  21. Yay, the boys got honorable mention about menestration……………. (i added a whole bunch of periods).

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  22. omg laurie!!!!! i love your sunroom!!! your whole house is beautiful and i love the roman clock-digits next to the door too, but i like the sunroom best, the colors, the clocks, the chaise. j’adore very much la fleur de lis sur votre wall, je suis obsessed with fleurses de lises mon petit escargot! is it a print? a print from an engraving? a normal print? and le paris thingamabob next to it is cute too,i’ll take both,and the chaise, and le cupboard avec le petit drawers…are 10 franc bon pour toi? or can i just come and live with you?
    also, i vote for music stand, seems a bit small for a book stand, well,maybe it is the bookstand of the munchkin coroner,and in the book it says: as coroner i vouch for her, i’ve thoroughly examined her…..

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  23. Thanks, Matze. So, you’ll stay then when you visit the states and teach me some European culinary skills? 🙂
    I’m obsessed with just about anything French. I can’t speak the language, but Lloyd does and I love listening. The three wall hangings you mention are actually printed/painted on metal. I found them at a cute shop in Wisconsin. The chaise was a craisglist find that I reupholstered. Part of our CD collection is housed in the little drawers. Debating whether I’ll paint the cabinet or not. Plenty of time to think about it because I have a plethora of unfinished projects that have priority.
    Thanks again.

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  24. Laurie, for some reason I have a vision of you as Jamie Lee Curtis while John Cleese talks to her in Russian (or was it Italian?).
    I’m looking forward to pictures of June and SB. Is this a baby shower June has been invited to? Maybe she’ll get the baby a new kitten.

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  25. What is a “piddy” June? Re: Roger Sterling…”I love how his piddy is dark and pink”.

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  26. What and no info on the new Dick….I was fully expecting a complete report by now complete with pictures and kama sutra diagrams. But since I have been distracted by puddy cat and ruppy dogs picutres, I guess I can wait a little longer.

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  27. Mrs. Oh agrees with Poof. Oh Em Gee(goodness) I laughed out loud and got strange looks. Also, Jesus and Judas cracked me up. You tickle me.

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  28. “Poof”…
    Still killing me…

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  29. “Poof”…
    Still killing me…

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  30. “Poof”…
    Still killing me…

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  31. Hey, you’re on your way to my neck of the woods! 🙂
    Congrats, Sleeping Beauty! I hope this means we get more pictures of her big puppy.

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  32. Was Chicken Rik that weird mean guy in LA who was the pigeon hoarder?

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  33. Matze: In my twenties (1980-1990)it was perfectly okay to leave your pets at home for the weekend without a sitter. We had a pet door so they could independently let themselves out. If you left the toilet up for them to drink and gobs of extra food, you were a great pet parent. Now, I am embarassed that Simone and Zoe were dismissed from finishing school for licking boy’s butts during the line dance. Tarts.

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  34. Thanks, Steve’s Wife, Beth.
    I don’t need anything inflatable – glory is enough!

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