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Like a Phoenix / Saving Private Megumi

Hoorah, everyone!!!!  My blog has a new look!!!  I love my new fancy face fonts!!!  What do y’all think?  Like?  Hate?  Taking a stance of ambivalence?  Well, with beauty comes heartache…this new format caused ALL of my previous posts to look wonky + horrible.  Thus, I had to MANUALLY ALTER ALL OF MY POSTS.  How do people have such good looking blogs?  Are they web designers?!  Do they have jobs???  Jiminy Crickets!!!  Luckily, I’ve been able to work freelance here + there a couple days a week, so I’ve been able to edit + pack my condo (sort of).

So, what about the couple that wanted to move into my condo???  Well, turns out the husband was a pretentious mama’s boy, which caused my real estate agent to put up the red flags + turn them away.  Thank goodness, I do not need persnickety tenants!!!!  Oh hell to the no!!!  Thankfully, I have someone coming to look at my place on Tuesday, so all is good in the hood.

I’m feeling very positive about things!!!!

So positive, that last night I decided to open up a bottle of cheap champagne that I probably got as a throwaway wrap gift from some costume designer + has been sitting in my refrigerator for a million years unopened, just because it’s “champagne”.  So what?!  Crack that sucker open, I say!!!

I made a stir-fry broccoli with tofu + faux meat crumbles.  Did you say champagne doesn’t go with Asian food??  As if!!!  Bubbly is always a good choice!!!  Sad thing is, I had to watch a youtube video about how to open a bottle of champagne.  I usually let someone else potentially get their eye taken out by a champagne cork.

 

 

This is how I felt: 

Like I said before, I’m not a fan of John Hughes films.  But for some really odd reason when I thought about celebrating, being on a float during a parade came to mind.  Don’t ask, because I don’t have an answer.

 

 

Today, I made Okinawan sweet mashed potatoes.  Mash those bad boys, add some butter, maple syrup, (aka, Liquid of Canada) cardamom, salt + pepper.  So pretty!!!  They’re purple, y’all!!!

 

 

 

 

What the heck?!  AAAAH!!!!  Get out of there, Megumi!!!!  I’m food styling, you crazy feline!!!

Speaking of Megumi, I forgot to tell everyone that Jeff + Megumi majorly bonded on his most recent trip!!!!   Some of you know that Jeff is super allergic to cats.  This, my friends, is a travesty.  This, was a sledgehammer to my heart when I first learned about his terrible affliction.  I love me some kitties!!!  I love them so much, I want to squeeze the very last breath out of their fluffy, soft beings!!!!  Case in point:

I really didn’t know what was to become of Megumi because she is a bit of a basket case.  She is skittery, neurotic + has a crippled paw that I call her “beef jerky paw”.  If she was human, she’d probably have a bottle of Valium in her bathroom.  I found her underneath the 10 freeway, y’all.  She doesn’t do well with other animals + people, so I knew it wasn’t going to be easy to have her adopted.  The notion of putting her up for adoption made me want to have panic attacks, but because of Jeff’s allergies, I didn’t know what I was going to do!!!!  It was a source of major agony for me.

 

 

 

 

How could I turn my back on this precious creature?!  HOW, I ASK YOU?!

 

Usually the week before Jeff comes into town, I would shuttle Megumi off to grandma + grandpa’s while I meticulously cleaned the condo.  This past visit didn’t offer the luxury of doing this, so I told Jeff he would have to suck it up + we’d pray that his throat didn’t close up.

 

Well, looky here!!!  Jeff’s family, are you seeing this?!  Can you believe your eyes?!

Too cute!!!  My two favorite mammals together!!!  In harmony!  Sympatico!!!

 

 

Saints be praised!!!  There were no trips to the ER!!!!  No wind pipes were blocked!  Jeff + Megumi would have chats, (she’s very chatty) + I was overjoyed.  I’m thinking with allergy shots for Jeff, routine vacuuming, brushing Megumi + purchasing a air purifier, Megumi will be accompanying me up to Canada!!!!  Oh joy + happiness!!!!

After Jeff went back up to Canada, I ordered Allerpet C on Amazon.  Tons of allergy websites swear by it – it reduces dander on the cat.  Once a week after brushing, moisten a towel with Allerpet + wipe the cat down real good.  You’re supposed to get contact with the cat’s skin, but Megu is so darn downy, that I don’t know if she even has skin!  She’s all fur!  I’ll let you all know how all this goes down when the 3 of us finally get to actually live together under one roof!!!  Keep your fingers crossed, cuz if not – the one wearing glasses is going to have to go!!!  Just kidding, Jeff!!!  I love you!

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