Monday, December 26, 2005

Phew, Grandpa came back!

Wanted to give everyone the happy Grandpa update. He came back meowing Christmas Eve. Thanks to Germ and Dehydration expert for all your valuable cat advice! I really appreciate it and now my neighbor doesn't have to know ;-)

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Space Cadet wishes you a....

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This will probably be my last post of 2005. Wanted to thank all my friends, family, random readers and stalkers. Space Cadet will return in 2006 after her adventures to the next dimension.... or, umm Canada.

I lost Grandpa

Current mood: Freaking out

So my downstairs neighbor asked me to cat sit again for him during the holidays. I said yes to the opportunity right away....

Anyways, so last night the weather was unseasonably warm so I let Grandpa out for some fresh air and exercise after feeding him. I was expecting someone around 10 so I thought I would let Grandpa in at that time. The person cancelled and I started watching this Cantonese movie and slowly drifted off to sleep..... TOTALLY FORGETTING ALL ABOUT GRANDPA!

So I wake up at 5 a.m. and I'm wrapping Christmas gifts and wonder why I have a funny feeling in my stomach, and then I remember "Oh fuck! I forgot Grandpa!"

I immediately run out of my house.... no jacket, no shoes or socks on, and its 7 in the morning and I am walking up and down my block screaming "Grandpa! Grandpa!" Its real quiet on my block now cause I guess the Penn kids and USP kids and others left for the holidays. No sign of Grandpa anywhere.... I hear some rustling in the bushes and see swatches of grey (Grandpa is grey... obviously, what other color can a cat named Grandpa be?) but they were just squirrels.

Grandpa is a smart cat and he knows his way home but I am not sure if he ever spent the night outside before (especially in the winter). Fuck! I feel like such an idiot. I wonder if he is alive.... I wonder if he is shivering, if he is hungry?

So my question is this.... I know that a human being can survive an average of 3 days to one week without food... but what about cats? I fed Grandpa at 9:30 last night.... its 8:30 a.m. now. Any techniques for cat calling? If you were a cat, where would YOU be? Whats the lowest temperature a cat can survive in? Is it too early to put up flyers around the neighborhood?

On to a totally unrelated topic.... That Cantonese movie I was watching, "In the Mood for Love" is AMAZING! You should go out and rent it, especially if you like subtle/beautiful/melancholy movies like "Lost in Translation." Oh and the music is so beautiful, it almost makes me want to pick up the violin again.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

How Philly Are You?

I scored a 70% on the "How Philly Are You?" Quizie! What about you?

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Outfits parents shouldn't wear in school

The kids in my school have to wear uniforms, and the teachers of course have a dress code. But no one tells a parent what they can and cannot wear to school when picking their child up. I wish that common sense was enough so a dress code wouldn't be necessary, but here are some actual outfits I have seen parents wear to pick their child up from school....

Top 7 outfits worn by parents in unnamed Philly charter school...

7) The dad who wore the t-shirt with a picture of a car on it that said "my other ride is your momma" across the top
6) All the moms with tight sweatpants that say "Sexy" AND "Delicious" across the ass
5) "Fuck me I'm Famous!" shirts
4) "I fucked your boyfriend" t-shirts

3) I think all the guys who wear anything by Beanie Sigel's $20-million-a-year clothing line, State Property are real stupid. Maybe I should start making shirts that say "SLAVE" and "CONCUBINE" across the chest and get rich too.

2) Post-pregnancy stretch-marked hips squeezed between tight jeans and and a florescent thong

and my favorite....

1) Yes, a mom actually DID WEAR THIS TO SCHOOL!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Can you find the 75 bands in this picture?

This is pretty cool.

This is what I found so far... now I'm having a brain fart. If you see one, please add in the comments!

1. Led Zeppelin
2. The Pixies
3. The Gorillaz
4. Guns n' Roses
5. Cornershop
6. The Zombies
7. Rolling Stones
8. Seal (on the poster on the left next to the Zombie)
9. White Snake
10. Iron Maiden (on the zebra crossing)
11. Sex Pistols
12. Smashing Pumpkins
13. Alice in Chains
14. Garbage
15. The Eagles
16. The Beach Boys
17. Crowded House
18. Radiohead (in front of Iron Maiden)
19. Queen
20. 50 cent (the Half Dollar)
21. Prince
22. Red Hot Chilli Peppers
23. Blind Melon (this was a clever one... on the fruit stand)
24. Blur (next to Alice in Chains)
25. Madonna (store window next to Seal)
26. Cowboy Junkies
27. Black Flag
28. Twisted Sister
29. Lemonheads
30. U2 (graffiti on the wall)
31. Great White (next to yellow guy)
32. Dinosaur Jr. (behind the Queen)
33. Matchbox 20
34. Phish
35. Cranberries (you have to enlarge the screen to catch this one)
36. Green Day (the green-colored box on the calendar)
37. Dead Kennedys (on the wall next to Seal)
38. Eminem (lying on the floor next to Smashing Pumpkins)
39. Ratt (running under Twisted Sister)
40. Korn
41. Talking Heads
42. The Police
43. The Black Crowes (sitting on the Main St. sign)