Monday, January 28, 2008

All Mimsy Were the Borogoves....

Meet " Madame Malena Mim !! " She's finally here, and more sweet and lovely than I had ever thought a Kitty could be. She doesn't seem to want to be more than a foot away from me. Freaky Venus isn't sure yet, but I think will come around. We are camera-less until Wednesday, so better pics are coming, but here is a photo booth shot for now... ( Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow...)

She acts Bengal-like, but is also more Cat-like than Venus ever was. Madame Mim was raised in a family, and Venus in a cat cage. She talks while she eats, which is really funny. Venus growled a bit, and is now using the new litter box, just to show who is who and what is what. Madame Malena Mim reminds me of our Malena, she is beautiful and sweet and loving and then all of a sudden, WHAM! She grows fangs and claws and jumps on your head! ( The quality of mercy is not strained )

This weekend in New York was wonderful fun! Macbeth was well over worth going out for. My only regret is I only got to see it once, ought to have got tickets for the day and evening shows. It was easily the best Macbeth I have ever seen, and I have seen a LOT. Magic, pure magic. I have nothing bad to say about it. Casting, acting, costumes, blood, magic, all wonderful. If you can get there, go. I don't want to say too much, if you can see it you will know . Every director has a different image of what the play should be, and this is so very different than any other . I will say, the most sucessful Macbeths are the ones that understand that there is as much comedy in a tragedy, as there is tragedy, and the line is very, very fine. ( The Plays the thing...)

The Porter was , by FAR , the best Porter scene ever. ( I actually saw a production some years ago where they CUT the porter scene. Gads, I say, gads. These guys, tho, got it. ) And the Witches , hmm, for lack of elagant words, and not wanting, again, to give away anything, blew me away! I loved the way they saw this play. Very like how I see it and I will never forget it.( A hit, a very palpable hit )

On Sunday Kimberly and I spent the day in a graveyard in Sleepy Hollow, we went to Washington Irvings grave and left a penny ( not sure why, but there were others there and it seemed right. ) She has promised to send me some pictures, she, being a photographer, took some wonderful ones. . ( If you see me tomorrow, you will find me a grave man...)

This must needs be short tonight. Madame Malena Mim is curled up beside me and Freaky Venus Seaweed keeps trying to attack thru the pillow block I have set up so I can write. Poor Madame Malena Mim has had a day of it. It was funny when I picked her up, I heard her long before I saw her, everyone did, she let us know how she felt about the plane, leaving home, and cat carriers in general. ( Lord, what fools these mortals be )

I am glad she is here tho. And soon ( one prays ) Venus will be too.

Eye of newt and toe of frog....


At 6:50 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

"And the Momraths Outgrabe"...(I think? not sure..)Madame is very sweet! what a cutie! tho right now she looks more like a lil' miss. Macbeth sounds great and it sounds like a fun weekend overall - a great respite from the cold!

At 7:30 PM , Blogger LaM said...

( sorry guys, don't read this....)

It's been a couple hours , and Venus seemed kind of stressed, so I gave her her very first favourite Thing to chase. And now she is ignoring M&M&M in favour of an OB T which she proudly carries around and chases.

Every so often she carries it past M&M&M and growls as if to say " You will SO not get this "

M&M&M thinks she is nuts.

M&M&M is right.

At 8:12 PM , Blogger Malena said...

I am missing my childhood! This is not fair! ohh the pain! I'll be in therapy over this for years to come!

But I must say, we do have the same personality MMM and I, if she acts like the other bengals. My friends call me a "Loving Maternal Psycho-Killer" Cuddly and true to the end...until you mess with my family or friends, then out comes a beast like no other. I guess that's why Bast created Madam Malena Mim. (to keep the bad guys of the world safe from the human Malena)....for now!
Muaaaaaaaaa ha ha haaaaa

At 8:15 PM , Blogger Malena said...

We even have the same eyes. More PHOTOS... more PHOTOS! More more more! Did I mention more photos please? please.........(insert Alvin the chipmunk voice here)
No....not of me, the cat! I've plagued everyone with Malena photos on my blog. Baby Kitties are soooooooo cute.

At 9:48 PM , Blogger Yoga Gal said...

Oh darling, you didn't take any photos at such a historical graveyard? RATS!Your weekend sounds so enchanting! I'm pea green with envy over you see this production of "The Scottish Play". I agree with Goddess Malena, photos, more photos!

At 10:52 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

That a sweetie this little MMM is!

I always thought those things looked like cotton mice... so maybe Venus is not so mad, after all.

Am so joining the "photo" chanting crowd.

At 10:59 PM , OpenID kali-licious said...

MMM is adorable, more pix please.:)

Hopefully Venus will calm down a bit in the next couple of days. (BTW, her choice of "toy" is HILARIOUS.)

Macbeth sounds wonderful..d'you think they might film it eventually? 'Cause I'd totally buy that video.

At 8:54 AM , Blogger LaM said...

I hope they do film it, tho filming a live play is tricky, some of the live magic won't translate.....

KImberly sent LOTS of photos, I am going to sort thru them now...

At 4:43 PM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

"The quality of mercy is not strained."

That is the best thing ever to say about a kitten. Hip-hip for M&M&M!

At 8:13 PM , Blogger LaM said...

Shhh....They are , both of them, finally asleep and not growling at eachother. M&M&M on my lap and Venus on the couch next to me. I feel like a new Mother.


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