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Caturday Party Day

We had friends over today. Another couple and their kid — for introverts like us, that’s a party.

Alice actually came out and socialized a bit!

Gertrude, on the other hand, was nowhere to be found all day. Our cats have typically avoided strangers 100%. What was unusual today was Alice coming out at all, while people were here, people who were not Jill and me.

Do your cats greet company? Or hide?

The brown, brown grass of home

Click thru for the brown truth

The house we bought came with a lawn, and the local code enforces that we keep it. We asked about No Mow May and they said there’s no way for them legally to forgive enforcing the mowing requirement. We’re welcome to lobby the town council to add it for next year, though. But as it stands, if a single neighbor complained they would have to cite us.

We live on a block where someone complained about our next-door neighbor’s flower bed because a single plant she grew looked like tall, dry grass. She had to take it out! So yes, we have that guy, within a few houses of here.

Well, they can make us mow it but they cannot make us water it, or put poison on it. So it grows dandelions all May and turns brown in July unless there’s rain. OH, WELL!

Poll Me Not!

Everyone tired of the endless surveys yet? I am. Every web experience is followed up by a survey. Every receipt has a survey code for a free small order of fries with your next purchase, even if what you just bought is a garden hose at Home Depot.


It’s Monday Somewhere?

The response to “what time is it?” should not be “where?”

Thanks to the weird habit we have of time-zoning the planet, it might actually be Monday somewhere. And I do owe an update on Monday.

Monsoon Season

Jinkx Monsoon won Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Well deserved, and in no small part helped by this:

But now she’s back on All Stars Season 7, and the second episode was Snatch Game again. And Jinkx… is absolutely on another level this year.

That’s but a taste. Seriously, get yourself in front of the whole episode. It’s a barn-burner.

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