August 27, 2007

I live in a jungle but there's good music there

My "indoor" cat which now spends the vast majority of her time outdoors brought me this lovely present the other morning -- a shrew, it's tiny belly pressed to the carpet, little scooper hands splayed out to the side, right there in my living room. It looked asleep, almost. So much so that I stood over it and stared at it for a good four minutes before getting up the nerve to pick it up with my paper towel-wrapped fingers and toss it out.

And Keelah sat there watching me watch it, and then watching me dispose of it, the whole time purring violently and making figure-eights between my feet like she was so proud of herself. I gotta give it to her, though, for being a three-pound cat with no front claws, she's a helluva hunter.

Later that day, she killed a 3-inch spider in my sink and laid it up on the counter for me to find in the morning.

I didn't realize, until my cat started hunting, that I was surrounded by bugs and vermin. Reassuring, isn't it?

Oh well. She may be a pain in the ass, but at least she brings home the bacon. Which is significantly more than I can say for one of my roommates.

Monday playlist:

Night Swimming -- R.E.M. Just try it. You'll like it.

Brighter Than Sunshine -- Aqualung. This song makes me feel desperately, irreversably, incurably in love, even when I'm not. But just for the record, I might be.

Almost Lover -- A Fine Frenzy. They're a band led by a lilting, dramatic, piano-playing female vocalist. They opened for Rufus Wainwright at the Moore, and were a distinctly non-sucky opener. This song is pretty much the saddest "almost love" song ever. My boyfriend wants to sleep with the redhead. For all the above reasons minus one, I love them.

No Love -- Team Facelift. Thier name is Team Facelift. They have a song called "Lotion in the Basket". The three rappers in the group are called Machine, Fat Jew and Ginger Ale. They care most about, according to their MySpace page, "not giving a fuck". I like that.


Anonymous said...

I can see why your boyfriend wants to sleep with her. I had the same issue. I just died my hair her color and showed up at his house unnanounced with massage oil, scented candles, and the A Fine Frenzy cd. I put on the mellow music and gave him a full body massage with my new Auburn hair and he just loved it. I say embrace his unusual lust over her and use it tour enjoyment after the massage :)

Chuckles said...

Red. Hair. *BZZT*

Anyway, that band is kinda good but a little too nice for me right now. I prefer angry music but not fight music. I'll probably go see them when they hit DC next month, so thanks.

Cats are crazy. Dead animals are not fun to clean up.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to break it to you guys, but I don't think it's the hair. Have you seen that girl's face? (Of course you have.) She is so beautiful, even I'd probably sleep with her (and I'm 100% straight/female).