Alright, we we are going to see MODEST F'ING MOUSE in Austin on Thursday. We were going to see Death Cab For Cutie this weekend, but they're sold out, so I was just looking for another concert ... and WUPZAA, the coolest band ever just so happens to be playing in our area on Alis and Eric's day off. Adam said he would go, I've been trying to call Jada to see if she would be interested, alas no answer from the Faux Material Girl.
ALRIGHT GATHER 'ROUND CHILDRENS, STORY TIME:
So, we go and see Iron and Wine last weekend, and it was cool, but we get home and out sweet li'l kitty is not there greeting us with a mess or attacking our legs at entrance. We first think he's sleeping, you know, so he can keep us up all night ... but no, he's nowhere in the house. I am forced to (at this point) say outloud what Alis and I both knew: 'Our kitty is not here' ... Alis gets upset and we frantically go outside and search for the precious. But, we do live in a community and it was after midnight so we quietly yelp for Athens. Poor Alissa was in tears at this point, at the thought of never waking up to the cat prring and rubbing in our faces every morning, we go back to the house and I get the cat's food and decide to make another run around the community shaking it (I always thought Athens could hear his bag of cat food from a kilometer away.) I look in every dumpster, every water puddle, every huge bush for Athens, expecting him to claw my face as I peer in. NOPE, no sign. I am thinking of what will happen now. We can't sleep when we have a family member missing. Can't go to work ... I'm sure they'd understand, right? But I shake the bag in defeat as I near our doorway only to see the cat leisurely stretch at my feet. There he is, just casually waking up, looking up at me and ready to eat.
I bring him in, Alis has been making a MISSING poster for the cat, putting pictures of him on it and crying. She smiles and hugs the cat. All is good again.