Monday, February 23, 2009

The Earlier Early Edition of the Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things That Happened To Us Since August 30, 2007

1. The human pet started working at Huntington Learning Center, increasing my time without her to a much more acceptable level.

2. The human pet began tutoring high school and college students with disabilities in her so-called "off-time", further increasing my time without her to an even more acceptable level.

3. She even took several trips: Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, the bathroom. All were fascinating.

4. Did I mention trips? Yes, she fell down the stairs as well. Not just once, but twice. In the same day, no. Total stairs traveled: Eighteen. (One set was fifteen while the other was three.) Was she drunk? We wish. It might have been more understandable. Instead, we're left to ponder the inevitable reality that our human pet is an uncoordinated slump of mass.

5. The human pet has finally reached the ending of her masters. She graduates in May. Hopefully, they don't have any stairs for her to descend in order to grab the sheepskin. However, we're now waiting on the University of Houston to see if the pet gets accepted into a doctorate program. We wonder if she's going to study Swan Diving. She'd be good at that.

6. We celebrated the human pet's thirtieth birthday on September 10th. We were actually going to blog about that but then realized we would have to come up with thirty things that were nice about her. That honestly didn't sit well with us since we're both not into lying.

7. Speaking of lying, Hurricane Ike was no lie. No joke either. No fun as well. We spent ten days without electricity. The human pet took the time to get to know the neighbors in drunken bliss, leaving us to our water and Purina One. She could have brought beer back, but did she? It's always all about her.

8. There's been lots of card games happening here. Texas Hold 'Em. Phase 10. Uno. It's much fun to watch other humans yell at the human pet when she doesn't shout "Uno". Behavioral theorists might have a hard time explaining why after the 1000th time of being yelled at for not shouting "Uno" the human pet still does not cry out.

9. The legend of Kit is no more. (For those who do not know who Kit is, he was the wonderfully faithful '98 Plymouth Neon that my human pet used to ride back and forth on.) The new guy, Rocky ('08 Chevy Aveo with the pimped out rims), is way more sexier. And yes, "more sexier" is appropriate since "sexier" just doesn't quite cut it.

10. The human pet's mama and papa came to visit, along with some younger sibling of the human pet's named Gino. They came down for July 4th weekend, and they actually weren't too bad. The mama-type slept on the couch, and it was great fun antagonizing the papa-type. Though he didn't say much, it was apparent how badly he wanted to bat us off him. That made tormenting him all the more fun.

11. Speaking of family, the human pet's cousin was diagnosed with cancer. Though he is doing much better now, we continue to pray for him. He's not out of the figurative woods yet. (You didn't expect all of this to be happy-go-lucky, did you?)

12. The human pet's sister became engaged not too long ago to some guy we know as the Joe. We've never met the Joe, but word on the street is that he is a good guy with a passion for playing something called the Wii. To the Joe, we salute you. It takes much courage to want to be a part of the human pet's family.

13. Finally, we came back to blogging on February 23, 2009. We think that's a pretty big achievement since we had ultimately said we would never pick up paw to keyboard again. You can all blame yourselves for leaving all of those comments and kudos. It apparently went to our heads.


Cheysuli and gemini said...

ZEUS!!! You're back! And what adventures you have had. I will look forward to perhaps more regular updates from time to time?!

divakitty said...

ZEUS! We missed you soooooooooo mcuh.

The Meezers said...

ZEUS!!!!!!!!!!! you cannot believe how very happy we are that you are back. you have made our very bad day better

The Meezers said...

HI ZEUS!! You nefur meeted ME 'afore. ME is Billy. ME lives with those meezers. ME is ginger like you.

The Island Cats said...

Hi ya, Zeus! We're glad you're back even though we've never met you we didn't even know you were gone...we'll be back to visit...we hope....

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Ghost & Jade said...

ZEUS! We are happy to see you back. Now if our human would just get in gear & help us. Oh, we've have lots of changes too - including a loss & a gain.


Pixel said...

YEAH we are so hapy you are back

Parker said...

It's so nice to have you back!

Millie said...

Hiya Zeus! I missed you.

Really. Welcome back!

The Tower Hill Mob said...

Welcome back, guys! Welook forward to visiting you again!
Mum's SIL teaches at UH, City campus, so we hear it's a good school.

The Furry Kids said...

YAY!!!!!!! We missed you guys soooo much!
You've had a ton of stuff going on for sure. We're purring and purraying for your human's cousin. Cancer sux.

The Cat Realm said...

WOW!!! We can't believe you are back... we'll have to change our blogroll - hopefully THAT works again - because we have you listed as missing, hahahahahahahahahahah!
We had some changes too while you were gone - lost Anastasia and Edgar, gained me, Tintin, Notty and Luna and Karl got married to Ruis!
Welcome back!!!!
Mrs. OZ

Aloysius said...

Sorry it took me so long to notice you are back. I really did miss your witty comments and strange adventures. Write on, Zeus.