Friday, September 08, 2006

Of Course, It Could be Duncan....

Not for the hairball, that is definitely Scarlett. And not for the circle of black fur on my side of the bed, that is definitely Simba, and yes, I do positively reward that behavior by giving her tons of lovin's when I see her sleeping there. No, Duncan could be the peepee culprit on Patches' bed. He has had a UTI recently, though we have already medicated it. And lately, we've thought Simba was the pee monster on our laundry until we caught Duncan red handed. (Red tailed?!) So yes, it could be Duncan. But it just seems like a lot of effort for him to come into our room and pee on Patches bed and NOT try to jump up and sleep with us. Nonetheless, how exactly can we get into the wee (!) mind of a cat?

Speaking of cats of an entirely different nature, I'm sure you haven't followed the story of the Panther's fan Catman, who Fox Sports played a mean trick. The gist is that the Fox football commentators wanted to keep viewers tuned to the end of the game and thus promised to give away a car. They picked one of our most popular fans, Catman, and essentially humiliated him on national TV by playing a joke: telling him he won a car, building up his excitement, showing his excitement live on TV, and then giving him a matchbox car.

The Charlotte Observer sports columnist, Scott Fowler, wrote a pretty scathing article about how cruel it was to play a joke on our most famous fan (who works counseling troubled kids for Pete's sake!), and the next day the president of Fox Sports announced that he personally would be giving Catman a brand new truck. Apparently, Charlotte Observer readers and Panthers fans were not amused by the joke and emailed every possible version of Fox Sports until they admitted their joke was stupid and they made a mistake.

Why bring this up here? Fox Sports is never going to un-humiliate that man. They will never mention again that they actually did give him a new car. They won't apologize on national TV for playing a stupid trick. The story that this man was embarrassed by a trick will never be corrected. So I'm doing it here. Phhhhht on you, Fox Sports. And Yay for you, Catman!!!! Drive that truck knowing the entire city of Charlotte is thrilled silly for you!!

I can't figure out how to seque from that to the other topics on my mind: Toilet Paper--softness or economy? Which do you choose. Or the Open House last night at Conor's daycare where we saw a couple from our childbirth class whose daughter is in the same room as Conors. Weird!! Or adoption/next pregnancy/emotional rawness and hope.

Stay tuned....

4 comments:

OneTiredEma said...

If you have the place to store it, Charmin from Costco. Softness and economy....

(Oh crap. Did I just ruin your next blog post?)

Seven living beings...still not boring! Good work :-)

Carroll said...

TP from Costco. Yes! Only we use the super-cheap (yet still sufficiently soft for even the most sensitive tushies) Kirkland (Costco's own) brand.

Aand Catman? I'm cheering for you too all the way out here in CA, and for you Anita for going public with the story. Shame shame SHAME on Fox Sports for pulling such a lame@ss stunt in the first place. What were they (not) thinking?!

karen said...

Target brand toilet paper.

Catman should have the truck painted with "this is my consolation prize from FOX SPORTS." on it.

grumpygirl said...

i steal toilet paper and paper towels and laundry detergent from my mother's house, she buys the stuff in bulk. ergo, i think if you're buying it yourself you have to go somewhere in between comfort and ecomony.

and DO NOT go to target and you know why.
xxx