Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Kids, Cats, Theatre

This is an exciting week for me. On Friday, I open my kick-ass show Gorgeous Raptors.

Have you ever seen a sexier design?

This is rather ill-timed, as I have to be on the road at 6:30 the next morning to drive up to NYC and retrieve my long-lost roommate Ann. I figure the best way to handle this is to stay out unnecessarily late partying with my cast mates on Friday, then dragging my hungover ass out of bed at 6:25 before making my trek up to New York.

So, the opening of my show and my reunion with Ann are the main highlights of this week. I also have recently fostered a friendship with a group of small children that live near one of my clients. Every time I walk past their house, this group of 5 and 6 year olds come running off the porch hollering "CAN I PET YOUR DOG?" Then we all hang out and visit with DC, an elderly, laid back chocolate lab. Our conversations usually go a bit like this.

"Can I touch his ears?"
"Can I touch his nose?"
"Can I stick my fingers in his mouth and touch his teeth?"
"Is that his balls?"
"Almost. Not quite."
"It looks weird!"
"It looks like a tongue!"
"Can I touch it?"
"Does he eat grass?"
"Can I feed him grass?"
"You can try."
"Can I feed him my gum?"
"No. Hey, I wasn't kidding. You really can't touch him there."
"Is this your phone?"
"Can I call someone on it?"
"Eh. Sure. Why not."
"How do I do that?"
"You have to try and figure it out. If you do, your prize is you get to call someone."
"Look at me blow a bubble!"
"Look at me ride my bike!"
"Look, I'm petting him with my foot!"

These kids are one of my favorite daily occurrences. I'm not entirely sure they have parents, though. I've never seen them.

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Once a month in our apartment, I trim the cats' nails. Ann finds their indignant little meows and squirms hilarious, and always makes sure to be present so she can laugh at Stella and Kirby's misery and take pictures of them. Since she was going to have to miss it this month, I thought it would be a good idea to film myself trimming their nails and post it on her Facebook wall. About the time I started on Kirby's second paw, it started to occur to me the this was probably just going to be a boring, awkward five minute video. Kirby was clearly thinking the same thing, and helpfully decided to make things more exciting. Of the three people I've shown it to, two of them found it funny. I figure these are good enough odds to warrant sharing it with you.

Alright, amigos. I'm off to slurp down the rest of this smoothie and rent out apartments. Happy Wednesday!


  1. Hahaha. Awesome. I would pay any price to watch Katie struggle with cats every day.