Sunday, November 30, 2008

Let the Sun Shine In

The boyz are better than me at a lot of stuff but perhaps the thing I admire most is their ability to find the best spots in the house to sit and relax.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Theo has been having sneezing fits the past few days. I hope it's a passing and not lingering thing. It's especially unpleasant when he's sitting on my chest and sneezes in my face. Hard to teach him to cover his mouth when he sneezes. Even worse is I heard Diego-san sneeze a couple of times today as well...

Friday, November 28, 2008


Thompson and I were taking a nap and watching TV in the lower level when we heard a crash come from somewhere upstairs. I got up to investigate.

Here's what I was able to piece together: Apparently Theo was chasing Diego-san and like so many of their chases it ended with Diego-san hopping up someplace higher than Theo can jump. He apparently hopped up into the cupboard where I store my dishes, glasses, cups, and coffee mugs. Diego managed to knock two glasses out of the cupboard and onto the kitchen countertop below. But he managed to do this without shattering or even breaking the glass.

Note to self: Leave the doors to that cupboard closed from now on.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Among other things I'm thankful for:

1) Diego-san's deep deep purr;
2) Thompson's spirit;
3) Theo's love of the game fetch.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Bein' a Bum

The cat's out of the bag... Theo was right with revealing a little secret yesterday... I get to spend five whole days home with the boyz, hopefully catching up on some sleep and getting plenty o' rest...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Psst... Thompson, I've Got a Secret

"I hear the food fellow might be home all day a couple of extra days this week..."

Monday, November 24, 2008

Freaks and Geeks

A few weeks ago I bought the DVD of the TV series, "Freaks and Geeks." Over the weekend I watched the entire series. I always heard it was a very good show and the reviews are right- it was a very good show for all of us who were miserable in high school. Thompson slept on my chest for most of the "Freaks and Geeks" marathon. I wish Thompson would have been around when I was in high school. Maybe I wouldn't have been so miserable.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

His Own Portable Heating Unit

It must be getting cold in our house. Theo has taken to sleeping at my side every night- something he doesn't do during the summer.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Another Milestone

This is our 1001 posting. Gee the next 500 are really going to be easy if I just keep noting the posting number every day... Just kidding. (Thompson never smiles at my jokes.)

Thursday, November 20, 2008


This is our 1,000 post to this blog... Back in 2006 when I published the first posting, I never imagined that 1,000 days later I'd still be chronicling my observations about three pretty special boyz.

I'm not sure how much longer we will continue 'bloggin' but one of the benefits is this: I'm glad I have a record of the day to day life with the boyz. I enjoyed 12 years with the original boy, Mr. Max, and though I have a lot of very fond memories of our time together it would be nice to to be able look back on just the day to day life we lived throughout that time. I'm glad I have that available with Thompson, Diego-san, and Theo.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I was interviewed by a local TV news station on a work related matter. When I got home I watched my TV appearance with the boyz. They didn't seem at all impressed that their roommate, the food guy, was on the big electronic box that he often has on at night. Nope, they seemed more attentive to the real person in front of them and I guess that is a good thing.

Monday, November 17, 2008

A Volunteer

Thompson took on a new responsibility: guardian of my DVD collection.

Thank you Thompson.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


So I did get to spend all day home with the boyz, the first time in months that has happened. I wasn't a complete bum however as I did get half of my yard raked. Theo watched out the front window in total fascination. I would love to know what was going through his lil head.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fall Day

If I were a little less lazy I'd be outside raking leaves. Nah... I'll spend my time inside with the boyz.

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Difference Between TNT

Both Theo and Thompson spend a lot of time watching their pal Diego-san. The difference in their observation however is that Thompson seems to take his lead from Diego and Theo is just constantly entertained by all the mischief Diego seems to get into.

The latest example is Diego-san's love of his special time with me- when I comb him at night before bed. He rolls and around and stretches and never wants the combing (and attention) to stop. For the longest time Thompson really didn't like to be combed. (I don't think he likes to be held down.) But recently he has come up and watched Diego's grooming session and more and more when that is over, he'll hop on over for his turn with the comb. I'm still not sure he enjoys the activity as much as he sees this as his taking his turn with me after Diego-san is done with his turn.

Theo hates to be combed. But he loves to bite the comb after I'm done using it on Diego.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Mystery Boy

The cuddly Diego-san presented himself early this morning wanting to get as close to me under the covers as he could. His purring covered up Thompson's snoring and was loud enough that Theo got wound up and thought it was breakfast time even though technically I still had an hour and a half I could have slept.

Of course 10 hours later when I got home from work, the cuddly Diego-san was nowhere in sight, replaced by his alter ego- the ever elusive Diego-san.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Young @ Heart

Days after I turned into a very old man, I watched the documentary 'Young@Heart' about a chorus comprised of seniors who perform covers of Clash, Ramones, Coldplay, Sonic Youth songs (among others). It was a good film and the group's cover of Bob Dylan's 'Forever Young' at a prison concert was a showstopper.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I've really not been much into the concept of patriotism but I must say these days Theo and I wish to express our thanks to all the veterans of this country. Your dedication and sacrifices are much appreciated...

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Best of Buds

I can't imagine what this world will be like when the time comes when one of the current household isn't around anymore...

Sunday, November 09, 2008

My Day

It's my birthday today and I can't think of a better way to spend it than a quiet relaxing day with the guyzos. It seems to be a rare thing the past month or so just to spend time with the boyz.

Saturday, November 08, 2008


It was nice to get home and see all three boyz sitting in different windows watching for me. Theo was so excited when I got inside that he proceeded to throw up his dinner. Thanks Theo.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Milwaukee Show

Spent the last day and a half in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I took the Amtrak over and went to see Bob Dylan perform last night. It was a good show- I heard the sound man grumbling afterward that Bob switched up nine songs from the original setlist at the very last moment.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Yes He Did

Just got home from working a 20 hour work day. I gotta say, I'm a wee bit tired.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

YoYo Weather

It got up into the 70's today. But it might be one of the last days I could leave the skylights open for the boyz because there is a good chance of snow by the end of this week.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Portrait of Thompson

During the 2005 Xmas photo shoot A- also took my all time favorite picture of Thompson. As the perpetually concerned and sensitive look on his face suggests, Thompson is such a good lil guy.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

No Ding Dong

Earlier in the week I wasn't sure if I'd be home for Halloween so I delayed buying any candy. Wednesday night I decided I would indeed be home most of Friday evening so I ran to the store and bought two whopping bags of Halloween candy for about a zillion bucks.

I raced home from work on Friday- got out a little later than I wanted to- but I got home while it was still light outside. I waited on my couch for the doorbell to ring. I waited some more. Not one kid stopped by. Usually I get about around 20 ghost, goblins, and assorted other costumed youngsters. Not a single one this year. Nada. I turned to Theo and asked if he scared them all away and he looked up with his big eyes as if he was afraid I was accusing him of something horrible.