Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I saw something nasty in the woodshed.

And it was:

A dead cat.

It wasn’t actually in the woodshed, but I will like you more[1] if you can tell me where that quote comes from.[2]

The dead cat was:

In the rose bushes in my front yard.

As I’m sure you would have done too, I screamed. The neighbor across the street came barreling over to see if he needed to grab his shot gun. When I told him why I was screaming, his face and voice both turned somber. It quickly went from a moment of pity for Dani to a moment of pity for the cat and its owner. (WHAT?)

He went and got the neighbor whose cat it was (had been), and I took a cue from the first neighbor and expressed sympathy for his loss.

Later I came back to my senses and remembered I’M the one who needs sympathy because I’M the one who stumbled upon a DEAD CAT in the rose bushes.

[1] The relative degree to which my liking for you increases depends fully on how much I like you now. If I already like you a lot, then this added knowledge can only be a drop in the sea of my appreciation of you. But if I only barely tolerate you, then you might move up to the level of respectful tolerance, which I’d say is a big jump.

[2] This line, in addition to being from a movie, is what always runs through my head after changing Jonah’s diapers.


Kristina P. said...

I don't really like cats, so I think I would be OK.

Dani said...

Nope. No you wouldn't.

David Sven said...

Cold comfort farm. Did you like me a lot, or did you just tolerate me?

PS, I googled it. Which means I stole an opportunity from somebody else to impress you with their wisdom and to form a stronger bond with you. Does that mean you don't even tolerate me?

Kristina said...

Yay! Post-it note blogs are back! Don't go away again. I love them.

Dani said...

David I USED to like you a lot, but then I learned 2 things: 1-You can't identify a line from from Cold Comfort Farm even though you're MY BROTHER and 2-you cheat. So.... now I just like you a moderate amount.

LJ said...

I second Kristina. Keep them post-its rollin, Dani dear.

Mari said...

Ummmm . . . is this a true story?? If so, you are right -- there is something really disturbing about coming across anything dead! You might want to consider some therapy. Or, maybe, your visiting teachers should come over and make sure you are OK. ;-)

Becky said...

Awww! Poor kitty! :( barely tolerate me now, and so when I say, "What the heck is 'Cold Comfort Farm?', I assume you will no longer be able to stand me.

Melissa said...

I'm glad I got to see the spot in REAL LIFE.
That's just gross.

Sarah said...

COLD COMFORT FARM!!! I knew it without cheating. My friend in high school and I watched it together and that quote was always our inside joke. I am sorry you had to find dead cat-ness. That's just wrong.

jevin jay said...

oh nice