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Thursday, indeed.

I was very sorry to hear about Mr. Rogers passing away this morning. My strong memories of his shoes and other images from the show have come to overshadow the memories of the messages he communicated, but I know that they penetrated at least somewhat and were part of what made me who I am today.

mcoletti brought it up, but I had been meaning to post some of the ridiculous names I call my cat when giving him little speeches about his cat activities. Here they are:

Twerpus McGerkus
Poodle Butt
Purr Bucket
Poopsicle (Or "my little orange poopsicle")
Mr. Pfister
Mr. Fancypants (usually followed by "whose pants are le fance")
Boodle Doodle

Yes, I know this means I am heading down the road to being a crazy cat lady. But come on, what do you guys call your cats? (Other than their names, I mean...)

Last night I called out of work partly because I felt really stressed, and partly because I was essentially terrified to get in the car. I feel bad about this, and I know it can't continue forever. But for now, since the weather is still bad and I can't face my fears on a clean, dry road, Jack is being so sweet as to take me to the metro tonight. I will take a cab home in the morning. I will put off "facing" my fears. Of course, not having gone in last night means that I missed whatever plans were made for the dinner that the mids manager was setting up. I don't hate those guys, in fact I am sure some of them are completely likeable, but currently I do not feel like I would enjoy a "social" obligation involving purely coworkers. I barely want to be there during the requisite 40 hours I have to be there during the week. So, hey haven't given me news of dinner, therefore I will just go in for my shift tonight. What a relief. I hope they haven't postponed it again.

Anyone know when the new Ikea in College Park is opening?



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Feb. 27th, 2003 12:44 pm (UTC)
Cat Names
Seamus is: Seamie, big boy, and buddy
Magua is: Count Magula, mister, Stop It! and GET OFF THE FUCKING TABLE!
Feb. 27th, 2003 12:52 pm (UTC)
Tucker is Poopy, boo-boo, Tuckito, Tuckiepoo, and baby.

Plus, Damn Dog, Bad Dog, and Cat Rapist.

My dog is occasionally known as the sex offender for his bad behaviour around cats.

"Who's my poopy baby? Who's mommy's baby".
Feb. 27th, 2003 01:04 pm (UTC)
Cat is: sweetie
Niglet is: woooooooooooooooo or woooooooooooooooo-kitty
III is: the nutless wonder and also GODDAMMIT GET OFF OF/DOWN FROM THERE
Feb. 27th, 2003 01:24 pm (UTC)
I suppose this is silly, since you have heard me call my cats most of these names, but I will share with the class anyway.

Scully: Scullers, Scully-boo, Boo, Scully McScullerson, FIERCE! (When she is biting me)
Oz: Puffer, Puffy McPufferson (there is a theme), Peeper (also, Eeper and Beeper), Squeaker, Peeperson, Ittle, Stinky

I believe we name our cats quickly to be able to call them something other than "the cat" and then after a while we just call them what we really want to call them/they really want to be called.
Feb. 27th, 2003 01:33 pm (UTC)
i don't remember how it started but the main silly name bear got stuck with was fluffity-puppity-uppity, this might explain why he had to assert his dominance over every dog he came in contact with. the other lasting names weren't that bad - hoover (after the vacuum) and pooh.
Feb. 27th, 2003 01:57 pm (UTC)
The cat is Flounder, Flounder-pie, Flounder-chan, Floundie, Floundie-pie, Girl, Baby, Chubby, Fatty, Sweet Cheeks, Sweet Sweet Cat, Sweet Sweet Girl, and sometimes Kitty.
Feb. 27th, 2003 02:08 pm (UTC)
Pearl: Pearly, Pearly May [usually followed by Pearly May Not], Purple, Perfle, White Purple Brown, Grouchy, Mookie.

Rudy: Rudibles, Rudester, Rutti Tutti, Football, Fat Head, Chubby, Lumpy, Mookie.

Moonshine: Shiner, Mooners, Moon, Shinehead, Fluffhead, Fan Hog, Mookie.
Feb. 27th, 2003 02:55 pm (UTC)
Both cats: Small (all cats are named Small.) Bad. Angry. Vicious. Sticky. Tail. And, of course, Flapjack. (all cats should be named Flapjack.) [I am sure I am forgetting a bunch here.]
Mary: Marybelle. Marykins. Stinky (cat food breath combined with a penchant of breathing on my face.)
Stalin: Stalineesh. Baby. Stomper. Snowshoes. Mugwort (which is in fact a name of a friend's cat.)
Feb. 27th, 2003 04:25 pm (UTC)
Before my ferret gave his two weeks notice and cleared out his desk, he was known, on occasion, as Pook, Goofus, Mr., and at least one really good name that only occurred to me when I was talking about him, but which other people immediately understood was in reference to him. Just can't remember it.
Feb. 27th, 2003 04:44 pm (UTC)
My poodles are collectively, "girls," "perfect poodles," "poodies," and dogs.
Sam is "Sam-wham," "Sammi Su," "Sambones," and "Sammul."
Angel is "Angie Baby," "Big Dog."
Feb. 27th, 2003 06:33 pm (UTC)
animal nicknames
Mistie: Shmistie, Shmisties, Mistie-Shmistie, Brumeux (French for "misty"; pronounced b(r)ey-mew <-- roll the r slightly)

Alex: baby, babileeboo, niggles, mama's baby ("who's mama's baby?"), babilee-wabilee-boo, alex-walex

Spot (leopard gecko): Spotisaurus, The Man, Big Bad Lizard (this one's so funny to me cuz he's like, the smallest nicest lizard -- really)
Feb. 27th, 2003 08:40 pm (UTC)
Sprocket is also known as Sprocket-mau, kitty-mau, purr-puppy (a name inherited from my childhood cat, Dusty), mau-mau, and kitten.

Dusty was mainly called Duster, but also Dustbag, the bag, Bagalonious, Deuteronomous, and purr-puppy.

I once lived with a cat named Speck, after the notorious murderer Richard Speck. Her owner was a bit... odd.
Feb. 27th, 2003 10:16 pm (UTC)
Ninja: Ninjabee, Ninjajuice, Ninjitsu,Ninjawarrior,Ninjaku
Benji: La Petit Benjalissimo, Benjimon
When they eat to much food and/or are feeling a little pukey: Binga and Nenji
Necrocannibal calls them: BAD KITTIES
Mar. 3rd, 2003 08:21 pm (UTC)
Dont tell anyone I said so, but your cats are the sweetest. The rest of them are actually kind of bad.
Mar. 3rd, 2003 08:35 pm (UTC)
Mar. 4th, 2003 06:55 pm (UTC)
*pees self laughing*

*changes pants, wipes tear from eye*

Sadly, I do not have any cats. They make for me to sneeze, alas.
Do fish count? My roommate's fish? The beta I call Killer, for obvious reasons. Then there is one of those algae eating ones. What are they called? Pfisteria? Pleistocene? Streptococcus?
I just call him Icky. Or, alternately, Sucky. The hatchets are just known by their colors: Brown and Silver. Not very creative, I know. And technically, the aren't nicknames, since the fish don't have any actual names. Once we had a fish with a name. The fish was an orange molly who just appeared in the tank one day, no doubt the product of some unseen watery union. At the time he was about the size of a pinky fingernail. Around that time one of the other fish (a black molly) died, and lay at the bottom of the tank getting moldy (and eaten). The tiny orange molly just hovered above the mouldering fishcorpse all day. So I called him Weegor. Because he liked hanging out with corpses, and because he was very small. Unfortunately, Weegor is no longer with us. Sigh. Fish are fleeting.

I also have a pothos plant, Penelope, and an asparagus fern, Fern.

Pets I have named in the past:
Hamster: Matzahball. He looked like one. Nickname: Mutz. Or, SHO CUTE! OOJHABOOJAH! Or, NO WAIT! DON'T POOP UNTIL YOU'RE BACK IN THE CAGE!
Iguana: Juan Jaime Ignacio. Nickname Iggy. Well, duh.

These are from my childhood. Despite what you've read about the fish, I am much better at naming things now. My new car is Zipporah Goldstein. I have a whole /list/ of cool names for things which will never get used. Names like "Wilgefortis" and "Euphrosine". Maybe I should start a stuffed animal collection.
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