There’s a new Sadlib today, and, taking a suggestion that was made to me, I have tried a new version of the input form. All the word requests are grouped by part of speech, rather than bring in (or near) the order they get used in the story.
Hope you enjoy it.
Last night we went to Holyoke to see the Wire Monkey Dance troupe. It’s part dance and part acrobatics, as they do much of their movement on large pieces of scaffold that get moved around, taken apart and reconfigured throughout the performance. Cool stuff.
So a few mornings ago, I had gotten up, and discovered a dead mouse lying on a piece of laundry on the bedroom floor. At first, I though maybe it had fallen from behind a ceiling panel, since I’d seen and heard at least one mouse up there (see Indoor Wildlife).
It may have fallen, but that ain’t what killed it. I rolled it onto a piece of cardboard and saw a wound on its stomach, and realized that one of the cats dispatched it. How they managed this without waking anybody I don’t know, but I guess even coddled, cat-food eating, indoor cats still have intact hunting skills.
I’m guessing we don’t have to worry too much about any mouse problems this winter.
I just found this out today, but Don Adams (Maxwell Smart for those who don’t recognize the actor’s name) died last weekend. Here’s the story.
I always found him hilarious as Smart, and think of him fondly, even though the rest of his career was less impressive. I’d certainly rank Get Smart as one of the funniest TV shows ever, though that owes as much to the writing (by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry) as to Adams. There’s a lot I didn’t know about him, and found out from the news reports, such as his service in WWII.
I originally found out about this from the message boards at the comics site Sequential Tart. As one of the posters there suggested, let’s observe a moment in the Cone of Silence.
Posted a new one today. Check it out. Hope you like it.