I just came back from a week of kitty sitting. It’s fun to step into someone else’s atmosphere and see how you might live if it were yours. For example, her apartment complex, like many in Florida, has amenities such as a pool, jacuzzi and exercise room. I had some late night swims and some poolside reading time. It was nice.
It’s funny how when things like that are at your fingertips you hardly ever use them. Same thing happens when you live near a big deal tourist destination. Ask some New Yorkers if they have ever been to the Statue of Liberty and you’ll see what I mean. Here in Florida, it’s the same. Many people I know moved here for the beaches and after a year or so, never find time to go. It’s happened to me at times, too, but mostly I live life like I’m on vacation. 😛
I told you last week that I had some cool news but didn’t want to share it without photos. Wow, now I feel like it’s such a build up to something you will just shrug at. Anyway, it was exciting for us, so here goes. Jim and I have been foaming at the mouth for mannequins. Yes, mannequins. We have about, oh, i dont know, a BAZILLION ideas for an army of mannequins, but alas no mannequins. Those things are a lot more expensive than you’d think and a heck of a lot harder to come by for free. People just dont give them up that easily. So, we’ve been scouring the internet and finally Jim posted on Freecycle (Yahoo group) and we got a torso! With a head! For Free! HooOO!
Here she is waiting outside for us to pick her up. I was so scared someone would snatch her up before we arrived!
Here’s a pic of Jim driving her home. She’s such a curious kitty!
While Jim drove, I snapped some pics. I always wanted a sister!
We stopped at Starbucks on the way home and didn’t feel abandoning Betty in the car would be very nice. (By now, we had named her.) Besides funny looks and a few comments, one employee actually asked us to remove her from the counter because she was ‘creeping her out’. Boo! Hiss! Betty didn’t let it ruffle her feathers. Look how composed she is! Doesn’t she look real chic in my jacket?
I didn’t win the damn iMac in the SL Fashion Awards. Double Boo! 😛 Thanks to everyone that voted. 🙂
This evening a radio station in Sydney Australia interviewed me about Stendhal Syndrome because they came across my haiku comic and post. I guess I’ll post a link to the broadcast when I have one. Or not. I’m not really big on talking and am sure I sounded like an idiot, so I might spare myself the embarrassment.
That’s all for now. Have a super happy fun week.