Sunday, May 31, 2009


I got home and read the day to day notes from the boyz's babysitter. I wasn't surprised to read that Diego-san dominated her time by demanding constant attention. I wasn't surprised that Thompson was a little reluctant to approach her at first, but by the end of the week was waiting his turn for her attention.

What did surprise me was that Theo spent much of the week hiding after he was done with his meal. He's usually the friendliest of the boyz when it comes to greeting people that aren't over on a regular basis. My theory is that he has become the most schedule dependent boy of the trio. The boyz are fed three meals a day, and Theo spends much of his time waiting for the next meal to be served. When I'm gone the boyz get the same amount of food, only it is served all at once. This probably really threw poor Theo off and he didn't know what to do with the rest of his day.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Absence Haiku Pt. 5

Tag team been through much
happy to be together
a great partnership

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Absence Haiku Pt. 4

Together we stand
or at least sit, companions
brought together here.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

Absence Haiku Pt. 2

Thompson talks all the
time. He's very sensitive.
The glue that binds us.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Suitcase

Thompson and Diego-san clearly have figured out what packing the suitcase means... Diego-san even went so far as to crawl inside before the packing was complete.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Bad Newz

I had to break the bad news to the boyz... once again I'm taking a trip and they will be on their own for a whole week. I hired the sitter that stopped in and looked after them when I took a trip last Christmas so they are in good hands. However, the routines like on demand fresh water out of the tap will have to wait until I get back...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Strange Days Indeed

The weather has taken a turn for the bizarre around here. It suddenly turned into summer yesterday with temperatures in the mid-90's. Today was equally hot and humid but it was incredibly windy. I thought I was going to be blown off my scooter on my way home from work.

The boyz are trying to figure out what is going on but what chance do they have when all them schooled meteorologists can't explain it.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Psst Theo

Psst Theo... did you know you have a ball in your mouth?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Leggo of My Eggo

Diego-san occasionally takes it upon himself to be a guardian of the refrigerator. I'm glad he's willing to chip in wherever necessary.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Survivor Sunday

The boyz and I enjoyed the season finale of Survivor. I tried to explain to Thompson that JT's decision to honor his friendship and take Stephen to the end was akin to Diego-san choosing Thompson over Theo and risking a sure million dollars.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I Hop

Here's one of my favorite sights in the whole wide world: I'll be sitting at one end of the hallway upstairs and Thompson will come up the stairs and be standing at the other end. I'll call his name and he'll run to me as fast as he can. I wish I had the technology to get a video of this but it is such a wonderful sight to see him hop enthusiastically towards me meowing/grunting all the way. When he finally gets to me he'll stick his face forward- a sign he wants his face rubbed. Everyone involved is rewarded...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Let Go

Theo's got a hold of my camera. Guess he doesn't want his picture plastered all over the Internet.

Friday, May 15, 2009


Tonight was the first softball night of the season. Although we ended up forfeiting because we didn't have enough players, we still scrimmaged. It felt great to get out there again and I did pretty well both hitting and fielding wise. Many years ago one of my friends told me the only time she ever saw me truly happy was when I was out on a softball field. Of course she hasn't seen me romping around with my current roommates...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Club

Driving home in a long line of cars near the University of Minnesota, I looked up at a balcony of an apartment and saw a handsome black dog. I was admiring the dog while waiting for the stoplight to turn green when the dog turned around and headed back inside the apartment. That is when I noticed it was missing its right front leg. It's odd how I feel a kinship with the club of animals that Thompson is a gold star member.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Theo and I share a common feeling. Sometimes life just bewilders both of us. This is Theo's best bewildered look.

Monday, May 11, 2009


Six years ago, Thompson and Diego became my roommates. You can read about how we all found each other here: The boyz.

It's been a really great six years together.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Our new friends Cliff and Olivia were kind enough to give us the prestigious International Bloggers Community Award. Here are the rules attached to this award:

1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Copy the image above, the rules and the questionnaire in this post.
3. Post this in one or all of your blogs.
4. Answer the four questions following these Rules.
5. Recruit at least seven (7) friends on your Blog Roll by sharing this with them.
6. Come back to BLoGGiSTa iNFo CoRNeR (PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THIS LINK) at and leave the URL of your Post in order for you/your Blog to be added to the Master List.
7. Have Fun!

Questions & Your Answers:

1. The person who tagged you: Cliff and Olivia
2. His/her site’s title and url: Cliff and Olivia,
3. Date when you were tagged: May 8, 2009
4. Persons you tagged: since I'm not sure who all has been tagged, I'm tagging all you who are mothers on this fine fine Mother's Day.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

My Trickster

One of the many tricks in Diego-san's arsenal is when he stares up at the ceiling daring me to look up with him. I try to resist but he's pretty persistent so eventually I do look up. Often I see nothing but I swear I can hear Diego snickering underneath his breath that he got me again...

Friday, May 08, 2009

Yard Work

There's lots of yard work that needs to be done and the boyz are wondering when their lazy roommate is going to get off his butt and actually do the work...

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Squirrelly Watching the Squirrel

I was watching Theo watch a squirrel who was climbing a tree that sits outside our living room window. The squirrel had caught Theo's eye by quickly dashing up the trunk of the tree. Theo himself dashed to the window and kept a close eye on the squirrel. Occasionally he would look back at Thompson who was laying nearby on the floor. Theo's look to Thompson conveyed one of two things: 1) he couldn't believe Thompson wasn't interested in the visitor climbing the tree; 2) he needed instructions on what to do next when one spots a squirrel.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


Last night was the first night it was warm enough to leave some of the windows open overnight. I woke up a little after midnight and heard it raining. So I closed the skylights. I noticed Thompson was asleep underneath the open skylight where when the winds blew the right way, a little mist came in. He must have been enjoying the fresh air so much that he was willing to tolerate getting a little wet.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Running on Empty

I was out of ideas of what to blog about today so I asked Diego-san to do something entertaining. This is what he did.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Ain't No Cure for Love

I went and heard Leonard Cohen last night. Cohen is an artist I never thought I'd get the chance to see since he doesn't tour that often. The last time he was in the Twin Cities was 1993. And the guy is 74 years old. It was a very entertaining show. It's not often you get the chance to see an old guy skipping across the stage.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Suddenly Sunday

Sunday is fun day in our house and it sounds like Diego must be having fun by the looks on Theo and Thompson's faces.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Line Up

I grew up with three sisters in the house so I learned early on that it was wise to get up early if I wanted to use the bathroom without an indefinite wait. Even though the boyz and I don't have any sisters in the house, the boyz seem to be catching on to the same lesson.

Friday, May 01, 2009