July 25th, 2019

A bed of dirty clothes

Playing with the dirty clothes hamper is now de rigueur. They knock it over and then one goes inside and one stays out and they bat at each other through the mesh. Last night, I was listening to my book and all of a sudden realized the bell ringing had stopped. I looked over and they were both inside the hamper, asleep on the dirty clothes. Silly cats.

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The Smalls is going through a biting phase. He bites my ear, my nose, my toes, my fingers. Not chomp down biting but biting all the same. I'll be glad when he gets over that. Biggie is not a biter but he's not as much of a lover either. He likes attention and will snuggle when it suits him, he's not the whore that The Smalls is. But, Biggie is the one always always stretched out next to me when I wake up. The Smalls is sometimes there and sometimes not and sometimes on my face eating my nose.

Today I'm off to the shipping place to send the goods back to Google. Since it shares the same parking lot as Cash and Carry, I'll also be picking up an infusion of Diet Dr. Pepper. (Cash and Carry always gets a new supply in on Thursdays so I can count on their not running out before I get there like every other place in town.)

After that's done, it's going to be back home to the air conditioner. It's so much cooler here than Europe or the eastern part of the U.S. but, still, too hot for me!

Ok, now I have one cat on the back of this chair and one on the seat and they are fighting around the back cushion. These two are energizer bunnies!

Time for me to get dressed and get out and get back.

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food victory

I stuck those two sheets of fried okra into the freezer last night. (I dumped 'em all in a zip lock bag this morning.) Tonight I sprinkled out a serving for dinner and heated them up and they were delicious! Just as delicious as they were fresh last night. Yahooo! Easy Fried Okra For Life! The place I went to has taken to adding some heated spice that I'm not wild about. But, Ezell's - a long time fried chicken place here in Seattle - has non spicy fried okra and Door Dash. I vowed to never use Door Dash again but... I do have a $10 coupon so maybe I can unvow. Plus Ezell's also has fried chicken livers - another favorite. (Their chicken is not my favorite at all but I can get fried chicken anywhere.) I think I may have this all figured out.

The boys spent much of the afternoon crammed in the basket.

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I got the new addition all ordered today. It will probably take a month to get. Could be rough in basket land.

I also scored a cat carrier on wheels. I've been looking at them and picked a few that were not the most expensive and would work if these guys got to 15 pounds each. Today, one of my picks landed on Amazon Warehouse and I nabbed it. "minor cosmetic damage". $30 off. I recently nabbed a stick vacuum for half price at Amazon Warehouse. It was listed with "significant cosmetic damage". I looked all over the thing and cannot find flaw one and clearly it had never been used. I'm a huge Amazon Warehouse fan.

Mariner game tonight. We're playing one of the few teams worse than we are. Please let us lose less badly than usual.