Friday, January 06, 2006

City Mouse/Country Mouse

Had a lovely time webcamming with Malena last night and talking over plans and music and ideas, probably for far to long, as far as our families are concerned, hee-hee. We have also determined that this time for SURE, I am coming out on the 24th of January. Things have been so hectic thru the holidays and company and my other bands and work that we keep having to put off our time together, but now we have set in in stone . ( Tombstone knowing us )

( I am to the point, if you remember the blog of a few days ago, where I would go to LA even if she weren't going to be there, if only to get some SUN and LIGHT for a day or two!!!! )

We had kind of a funny moment last night where she spoke of driving to Disneyland and there on the freeway, on the other side , fortunately, were a dozen police cars shooting it out with another motorist. I was properly aghast of course, and she laughed and told me that it would not even make the news.

City Mouse.

I live outside small town. We do not have a newspaper, but several towns over they do , being bigger than us, and in this newspaper they have something called " What the Police Did in the Way of Crime Stopping This Week " which I like to read to keep up on all the " news" . I thought I might share with you the lead story.

" a call was made to the Police asking that they come and remove a dead squirrel from the sidewalk. When the officer responded, it was found that it was not a dead squirrel but a tuft of dried grass which had been dislodged while shoveling"


Ok, two questions spring to my mind. One, who calls the POLICE to remove a dead squirrel from your sidewalk???? I mean, a shovel? A plastic bag? Even here don't the police have more pressing matters to attend to? And Two, if you were so far removed from dealing with daily life that you DID need to call the police to remove a dead squirrel from your sidewalk, wouldn't you first make SURE that what you had was indeed a dead squirrel and not a TUFT OF GRASS???????

Country Mouse.

( I believe Malena is still laughing about this. LA girl finds my life pretty amusing sometimes )

I am off in a couple of hours to play my first gig alone with Paul. ( At Charlie's in Stillwater, I think I mentioned it !! ) I think it is going to be lot of fun, and very amusing for both performers and audience. We have some ideas and some new songs and tho Paul doesn't know it yet ( hopefully he won't read this blog ) he has a new Celtic Bouzouki that I just bought for him for Xmas.

Wish us luck!!!!

Love and LIGHT,


At 12:38 PM , Blogger BeeZee said...

*still snickering over the crime report*

That's some fine police work, you betcha.

Have a most wonderously good time at the gig.

Be sure you pack an extra suitcase to bring some sun back with you for the rest of us po' suckers.

At 12:40 PM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

i won't go into how it is sunny & 80* today here in LA.

and yes, i think the mini-photo of mistress Lolo
is beautiful, because i think the girl herself is stunning.

just heard i don't have to do the last leg of Crue
so i am equal parts happy & sad. i have already done this plenty of the last year, so it is time for the new
guard. looks like Tool. that is going to be a doozy.
anyway, what it means, i will be here while Lo comes to visit.
this makes me happy happy happy kitty.
now, miss Malena, please inform me of the next cat & fiddle meeting!!
xoxox ladies & gents.
your faithful Kitten
ps lots of new tour photos up on my webpage, under photo gallery...

At 12:46 PM , Blogger Appleblossombeck said...

Man..that takes me back! I used to live in a tiny one stop-light town, and it had two papers because there were 2 rich guys in town who felt like it. One was very conspiracy based and all about how certain families in town were keeping others down, and the other was all apple pies and flags, like nothing besides church and high school football ever happened. It was hilarious to read the two side by side. Of course, the chief of police did poison a guy one time, so the conspiracy-paper probably had more truth in it.

Have fun in LA! After our one day of sun, it's back to clouds and least school starts on Monday. Yay school!

At 12:58 PM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

Kitty, why don't you come out here? As you can see , it is non-stop excitement, and surely you must be getting tired of all that SUN........Come, visit my cave!

Has anyone ever read " Wisconsin Death Trip" it is sort of an account , thru newspapers of the time, of what happened in a small town late 1800's. They were some wacky folk! Wonderful book, lots of photos too. THOSE people knew how to deal with winter blues. They also, when tramps came to town, rounded them up and washed them.

What I find funniest about the Police Work here, is that they must have had to fill out a complete report. Law and Order we are not.

At 3:54 PM , Blogger ivenotime said... the crime report, what a hoot! Now I see your new pic Lorraine and it is indeed lovely. Wonder why it wouldn't show up on the previous post..ugh, computers..Good luck and have fun tonight, but what is a Celtic bouzikis (sp?)

I used to visit my grandparents in a tiny town in the U.P., which sounds much like your town. I have only been back as an adult about 3 or 4 times over the last 20 years, and still I'm recognized as a Rasanen girl, pretty cool (great pasties up there too)

Please spread some sunshine here.....

At 4:36 PM , Blogger Malena Medium Cool said...

Kitty! You are home and you havne't called me! SHAME on you! Yes, we must go to the Cat and Fiddle. As for the city mouse thing, by now you would think that 4 police cars full of cops siming their guns at someone wouldn't phase me..but it does. It still does. WHen I go see Lorraine I still ask funny q's like, "Aren't you going to lock that door?" or " We need to pull the shades, someone might see me undress" completely forgetting there isn't any neighbors for MILES.

At 5:21 PM , Blogger olga said...

The squirrel bit made me giggle out loud... and I always wondered if there was some news source that would tell me why there were helicopters hovering over my house *this* time...

At 5:53 PM , Blogger Sherry L.M. Merriam said...

Hehee, when I go home for the holidays, I always buy a copy of the hometown newspaper, just to remind myself of small-town life and how I used to live and think. Tuft of grass, indeed. Never for a moment have I regretted moving to Minneapolis!

At 6:20 PM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I have nothing relevant to add, except that I registered for Balticon today. Woot!

At 6:22 PM , Blogger mink said...

my aunt called 911 because her cat was under the bed, growling, and she couldnt get it to come out....

At 8:47 PM , Blogger Malena said...

Mink! How funny. DId they come? We had alot of wind and rain damage to our house. I called the fire dept. to tell them there was a LIVE WIRE just hanging outside the house. NOt to mention the 150 lb. branch with wire wrapped inside. The guy said,
"Well, we've had about 500 calls today just like yours so, if you house catches on fire, call us. Otherwise, wait for the Power company. Good luck and stay inside"
Haaaaaaaaaaa! That's when I put a tea light between my bra and read the Sandman in the dark.

At 8:48 PM , Blogger Malena said...

Yeah Dan. Can't wait to meet you at Balticon. I'll bring your white gown.

At 9:17 PM , Blogger invincor said...

I've got that beat. Check out this River Falls story from a few weeks ago:

At 10:01 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

Invincor, I can't seem to get that link to work.

At 6:57 AM , Blogger vandaluna said...

Dan Guy: YEAH!!! I can't wait to meecha!!! What a wunnerful party it shall be!!!

Are you going to wear your corset too? ;-)


At 8:10 AM , Blogger BeeZee said...

pffft, no Balticon for me. :-(
The Neil Gaiman message board is having their first annual Weva vacation the week before.

Viva Las Vegas

At 9:06 AM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

oh mistress of the woodland hills darkness,
forgive me not calling, had the dread sick, and didn't want to give it to princess beannie.
getting better, though.
i love the crime-dock of wisc. Love it! here the state bird is the &*%#^$ lapd crime-copter... flying overhead as i type.
thought the Lolo was coming here so i rearranged plans to do things in los angeles, while now it turns out she is there, lonely-style. early Feb for a snow-in, my queen?
ps Mal, i love that the only word in full caps is MILES,
even when it is not about mister gorgeous!! true romance, 'tis.

At 11:07 AM , Blogger invincor said...

That's the right link... just be sure to use the whole thing and remove any spaces that cutting and pasting from here might cause.

At 11:46 AM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

And what, we ask ourselves, is a Weva vacation??????

Kittycat, very sorry for re-arranging your life so many times!!!!! Trust me when I tell you I want to be out there!!!!!!

( still no sun )

At 1:30 PM , Blogger BeeZee said...

Well Ms. Fabulous, that would be the World's End Vacation (WEVa), since we Boardies who met at Fiddlers liked each other so much we decided to get together in a big way once a year.
Euro members are agitating for London in '07.

I think the photo evidence from Las Vegas will be....good for blackmail??

At 5:24 AM , Blogger mink said...

i actually do not remember if the cops were dispatched or not to my aunt's kitty emergency. i dont think they did, because i seem to remember she was kind of upset, not understanding why they wouldnt come out...after all, it was an emergency for *her*, right? "mr. man won't come out, and hes growling, and i dont know whats wrong with him!"

sometimes you just gotta laugh, and silently hope they arent blood relations...

At 5:04 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

vandaluna :: I may need a corset after this past holiday! hehehe (Not really, the missus and I have a new diet + exercise regime.)

Can't wait to check out this white gown, since my parents gave all my dresses to Goodwill.

At 12:56 PM , Blogger Malena Medium Cool said...

What is this I hear about your gowns going to good will! OMG dude! That's a sin against glam people everywhere. We must fix this fashion disaster and quick.
LaM MUST be invited to WEVA. If not, photos MUST be sent to our gmail account.


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