March 3rd, 2008

Clouds

Random Thoughts

 
Thursday morning the Hillary Clinton supporters brought a big smile to my face. There were about 7 at the corner of High and Lane with their signs. They had smiles on their faces and were waving at everyone like they were in a parade. Usually the people I see with signs are tired, bored or seem grumpy. They made me smile all day.
 
Friday I was really grumpy. I had some errands to run but I was waiting for the gas man to read our meter which hadn’t been read since we moved into the house. He never showed up.
 
Saturday morning we saw the U2 3D concert movie and my mind was all over the place. 
 
  • For instance, in high school I wanted my husband (then friend) to take me to the U2 concert when they came to town. He opted to go see Matthew Sweet instead and I stayed home. I’ve never seen U2 in concert but I’ve seen Matthew Sweet dozens of times. 
  • I saw the Rattle and Hum movie during high school but I don’t remember anything from it.
  • I remember watching U2 perform during the Live Aid concert in my parent’s home on the Zenith tv with one of the first remotes. (But I preferred to sit next to the tv to change the volume and channels with my toes.) I felt like I was watching something important and felt like I was a part of history.
  • We haven’t bought a U2 album since Zooropa. The older songs have more of the Irish melodies/drum beats than the newer stuff. While U2 was always political and socially aware it’s nice to see that none of this has changed with their success.
  • Bono and the rest of the gang can really put on a performance. Only two parts were kind of weird for me during the movie – when Bono reaches out towards the audience (a little too close in 3D) and when he lets off a smoke bomb like a soldier.  If I were to see them in concert I might not know where to look.
 
Saturday night we went to the world premiere of the feature length film Accidents in the Home and How they Happen. It’s so new and under the radar it’s not even in imdb yet. We went home instead of going to the after party.

The weather is super nice today.  Will have to fill up the pond even though it will just snow again in a few days. 
Clouds

Cow

What is it with cats?  I'd returned from my evening out when I opened the screen door and heard a cat meow from behind me.  It walked across the street, through the grass and up the steps at a rapid pace.  Knowing Sammy doesn't seem to appreciate cats and that I'm allergic to them, I closed the screen door, hoping Sammy would not hear anything.  The friendly white cat with the gray spots became "Cow" to me.  Rubbing against my legs in an effort to claim me and find shelter from the rain I was having no part of it.

Sammy heard it all, though, and my husband attempted to let me inside the house.  During our consultation Cow hissed at Sammy while Sammy jumped up against the screen door in an attempt to show how much he missed me.  With a plan of action, I went down the walkway to the back door.  Like a good cat, Cow followed me.  But then again, Cow may have wanted out of the rain.

Husband and I consulted again through a second screen door.  Cow continued to rub against my legs.  Sammy continued to jump.  The plan was executed.

I went down the driveway and the sidewalk.  Cow pranced in front of me with tail held high to lead the way.  At the steps to our front porch I made a split second decision to go back down the sidewalk and up the front steps to the original door.  The screen door was opening when Cow realized a double-back was necessary.  Underneath our crabapple tree Cow meowed in protest.  Hubby was at the front door wondering why he could hear Cow but not see the poor thing.  I told hubby Cow was welcome to take shelter on our front porch but could not come inside.

Maybe Cow just wanted my Taco Bell.