What part of ‘meow’ don’t you understand?

Miss Mia Sopaipilla, The Last Cat Standing, briefs staff on the emergency measures she has ordered, which for some reason are heavy on
cat-food acquisition and litter-box maintenance.

It’s early days yet, of course, but so far our lives have not been radically altered by the governor’s stay-at-home edict.

Even before The Fourth Horseman rode his sneezy hayburner into town we were mostly homebodies. Herself got up at stupid-thirty four days a week to pull a 10-hour shift at the Death Star, and by the time she came home she was rarely in the mood to go out to do … well, pretty much anything.

So I would cook dinner, we would watch something on TV, and then it was early to bed because see “getting up at stupid-thirty,” etc.

After the guv gave us the word yesterday, I cooked dinner, we watched something on TV, and … well, you get the idea. One of us still gets up at stupid-thirty, too. Guess who.

We maintain our respective hobbies, of course. Herself eBays bits of this and that, for us and for friends. And as you see, I continue to operate my little one-ring nonprofit, the Cirque du Sowhat.

Meanwhile, Miss Mia Sopaipilla remains firmly atop the org chart. Somebody has to be in charge around here, and it’s never gonna be me.

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15 Responses to “What part of ‘meow’ don’t you understand?”

  1. Larry T. atCycleItalia Says:

    Perhaps you could send the cat to DeeCee? They could let her make a paw print to indicate decisions on how to handle this pandemic.
    My bet is she’d be better than the current guy making those decisions. Meanwhile, is there an over/under on when Tony Fauci gets the knife-in-the-back from Caligula?
    If Don the Con wants to let old-farts die to stimulate another erection from the stock market, he should be first in line followed by Q-Tip, Moscow Mitch, Attorney General Fred Flintstone, Secretary of State Ralph Kramden, Larry Kudlow, Peter Navarro, Wilbur Ross and the rest from “Caligula’s Island”. I’d put some of my money back in the market for sure if they did that!!! MAGA!

  2. Kathleen Holoch Says:

    Our experience has been similar since I have worked at home for several years. The only thing that has changed for me is no yoga at the gym, so more riding. I have to wonder if there will be any lasting changes in people’s routines. Will people decide to work at home more or maybe they don’t need to go hither and yon everywhere with the kids–constantly over scheduled. Pollution is down in the major cities from less driving and that is a good thing. Will be interesting to see what the overall outcome is. I’m not making any predictions or thinking that others should do things differently.

    • JD Dallager Says:

      Kathleen: Gotta agree on your puzzling through whether this work-from-home mandate will permanently change people’s approach to work. Depending upon the type work, I think many will find working from home as productive and press their bosses to continue doing so. Saves commute time and the associated fossil fuel burning too. Who knows? Maybe too and also it depends a bit on personality type. Lots of variables in that stew, eh? Exciting times in so many ways. Bet the psychologists are having a field day! 🙂

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Herself just participated in a brand-new Zoom class put on by her yoga outfit, which has been caught out in mid-move to a new location. The instructor has a couple cute pups and they joined in. So it’s not all bad news out there.

  3. khal spencer Says:

    Well, between Sunday and yesterday I got in those 66 km (with a bit to spare) for you Patrick.Given the situation out there, that may have to do. Happy birthday in advance and don’t get The Scourge as a gift.

  4. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Mia for president.

    Do you think all the everyday workers that make this world go around, like the ones at the grocery store who are all of a sudden “essential”, will get some love? Nah, bunch of losers. When this shit is over, the rich will be richer and the rest of us will be, well, hopefully alive with shitty drawers. I will bet that the dumpster’s buddies got a little insider trading love yesterday when he announced he was going to bail out Boeing.

  5. Shawn in the Gorge Says:

    So what is the ebay id of your herself which is likey better smelling then yerself?… or so the feline of the estate thinks. Perhaps there may be something us crotchety fair weather whiners need to acquire from said herself entrepeneur.

  6. Herb from Michigan Says:

    Hmm. It appears your staff is ….well ….a little on the piggy side. At least two of them anyway. What exactly do they bring to the table? Given that they are for sure Republicans by their porcine nature, do you represent the tie breaker on matters of importance? I’m betting Herself and Mia make a solid voting bloc, no doubt progressive and shall I say sensible. Where do you fit in Patrick?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Well, this is a meeting of upper-level management pictured here. Non-essential personnel need not attend, etc., et al., and so on and so forth. I handle communications and tech support from a desk in the basement. Storage B. And somebody stole my stapler.

      • Herb from Michigan Says:

        Well that a hell of a sour note to sing. Buck up POG since somehow, someway we counted 6 staplers around Herb Land. We can’t figure how they migrated here but we’ll sterilize one and send it your way. You are own your own for a flashlight. I’m hoarding my tactical flashlights which can sear someone’s retinas. By the way, that one pig in the photo looked suspiciously like Chris Christie.

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