The Gigi recently went to spend a week or so with the Really Great Uncle (her youngest child). His boss, Ginger, would stretch herself out on the dining-room table as my mom did the crossword puzzle each morning, rolling on her back for stomach skritches, and after a couple of days would take up her position on the table as soon as she saw my mom pick up the newspaper.
Not quite. Remember they live in Rhode Island: “chesta-draws”
There’s a pinball game based on “The Twilight Zone” … one I spent way too much time playing when I was in college and it was in the lobby of my dorm. When an extra ball is earned, a little video appears on the screen of Talky Tina holding a silver ball. She then says, “Hi, I’m Talky Tina. Here’s your extra ball!” … then throws the silver ball at you, which explodes as Tina giggles.
The Girl, unfortunately, also enjoys playing with Maverick’s tail. He genuinely has the patience of Job where she is concerned. On the other hand, he takes it out on me by swatting at me when I try to get The Woman ready for bed.
Mickey (the dog) is the same with The Woman and coffee. I think he likes the peppermint creamer rather than the coffee, because he never bothers me. We occasionally get him a puppacino from Starbucks and add a tiny bit of the creamer into it.
The Easter Bunny has been limited to three-week engagements for the past couple of years (after not appearing at all in 2020) but will be at the mall for five weeks starting on March 2.
Is it a girl thing to anthropomorphize a robot vacuum? The Girl does it too.
Coffee is vital to everything. When I was a supervisor, my team knew not to bother me until after I had had the first cup of coffee. I am actually embarrassed to admit to how much money I spend at Starbucks between mid-November and December 24.
Maverick moderated our expectations for having nice furniture when he scratched the daylights out of a leather recliner we once had.
It was good practice for when we replaced it about six months before we were introduced to The Girl.
We thought The Girl was left-handed, since that seems to be the hand she defaults to. However, her kindergarten teachers report that she seems to be better able to write right-handed, so perhaps she’s ambidextrous.