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Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

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!

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Here’s a pic of Jim driving her home.  She’s such a curious kitty!

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While Jim drove, I snapped some pics.  I always wanted a sister!
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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?
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Other news:

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.

<3 calan

11 Responses to “playing doctor”

  1. insertnamehere Says:

    nice name… wait… what? is that how little kids are playing doctor now? only a decade ago… back when playing doctor meant having your shin kicked, then getting a bandage. sorry, no haiku comment.

  2. J Says:

    girls i have known
    have wanted to know me back
    that never ends well

    also: damn you calan and your 5-7-6 haikus. i told you before, it’s exactly that kind of disregard for the rules that is causing the decline of our society. do you enjoy reality television? is that it? because that is exactly what this kind of literary anarchy leads to little missy! but oh yeah, your just going to keep doing it aren’t you? just gonna keep on disregarding law and order till there’s nothing left. you think it’s going to be fun living in a postapocalyptic wasteland? are you going to enjoy fighting with mohawked raiders and eastern european bodybuilders over guzzoline? i hope you like tina turner, because if you keep this up she is going to be the only musician left alive, and everyone will be too scared of her to ask her to sing anything more situation appropriate.

  3. J Says:

    girls i have known
    have wanted to know me back
    that never ends well

    also: damn you calan and your 5-7-6 haikus. i told you before, it’s exactly that kind of disregard for the rules that is causing the decline of our society. do you enjoy reality television? is that it? because that is exactly what this kind of literary anarchy leads to little missy! but oh yeah, your just going to keep doing it aren’t you? just gonna keep on disregarding law and order till there’s nothing left. you think it’s going to be fun living in a postapocalyptic wasteland? are you going to enjoy fighting with mohawked raiders and eastern european bodybuilders over guzzoline? i hope you like tina turner, because if you keep this up she is going to be the only musician left alive, and everyone will be too scared of her to ask her to sing anything more situation appropriate.

  4. Seraphine Says:

    don’t remove the thorn
    it festers oh pity me
    you piercing my heart

  5. calan Says:

    j – breaking the rules is sexy…isn’t it? at any rate wrasslin’ mohawked raiders sounds pretty hot so i think i’ll keep it up. viva la apocalypse! part of the reason i do it is because i really dig post apocalyptic fashion but you can’t really have that without an apocalypse first. sheesh, that seems so obvious. you must be a boy. *rolls eyes*

    😛

  6. matthew Says:

    Lol, nice story. Well worth the wait. Love the pics too. I think it would be amusing to have a new pic of Betty doing something fun each week. Please do post a link for the broadcast. I highly doubt you sounded like an idiot. As a kid i would have had so much fun with a mannequin. Alas as an adult i have no room in my crappy rental for such entertainment. Glad one of us is living the dream hehe. And hell ya keep it up, i want an apocalypse. That would be a blast, no pun intended. So sorry i missed the SL fashion show. I very much wanted to be there to support ya but i was unavoidably detained. Obligations of the family member birthday party kind. Sigh!

  7. Tara Says:

    hihi Calan! ^_^ for your mannequin search, have you’ve tried craigslist.com? whenever i need something for cheap (or free)) I always go there XD loved your last coupl of comics amazing as always…hmm I’m bored so I’m going to write a random haiku… YEY Haiku!!
    hmmmm…. *thinks*
    I don’t know what to write about…
    hmmm *looks outside*
    AH!

    Drapping like curtains
    Branches hiding things unknown
    Fairytale escape.

    ^_^ hurray for weeping willows! they always looked like gate ways to the world of fairies if anything. I have a bunch of them at my park… well I’m gonna stop ramabaling now xD see ya later! *though technically I won;t be “seeing” you… but you know what a i mean lolz*

  8. justme Says:

    Hm… you’re sure you didn’t just plasticize your cousin Betty? I see a hint of a family resemblance, if I ignore the hair…

    trepan, disembowel–
    what will these kids think of next?
    modern medicine

    you’re sending the world
    to hell in a handbasket
    for cooler fashions?

    post-apocalypse
    is a pretty awesome look
    OK, sign me up

  9. Seraphine Says:

    I’m going to hell in a shopping cart.
    Handbaskets are so yesterday.
    With frozen popcicle sticks.

  10. EvilCouch Says:

    You got a “sister” and Lenoir got to know Gingerdead better? Awesomeness! 😀

  11. Seraphine Says:

    keeping still while someone roots
    around with your heart, picks your brain,
    tickles your funny bone, takes trust.

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