Tuesday, February 1, 2011

WWKD: C, D & W


Dear WWKD,
 
My cat likes to wake up at 3:00AM and play with pencils in bed.  And he purrs.  I'm not fond of waking up on pencil points, what do you recommend?
Also if I feel like my boss is a dick, can I take a few days off so they can see how valuable I am? As the saying goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder you know :)
AND have you ever tried a flamethrower on a snowman?  Those guys are tougher than you would think.
 
Thank you so much, Confused, dazed and Wondering
 
I wouldn't care for waking up on pencils either. One of our cats goes into the bathroom sink at night and cries/meows until we get her out. If we shut the bathroom door it's not a problem, but sometimes we forget. I think she just likes the thrill of being rescued. 

Does the cat get the pencils from within the room or bring them from other rooms? It would be ridiculous to pencil proof your entire house. If they are just from the bedroom you could throw the pencils in a drawer at night. If the pencils are coming from throughout the house? I don't know. That's a tough one. Are you opposed to installing one of those bank teller chains to all your pencils? That's something to think about. 

I am pro taking a couple days off! I just did this week! It was great. It was my days off with nothing planned days. They were kind of amazing. I watched Maury where I learned that if a man comes home with chapped nipples he's cheating. I made some bread. I drew some pictures. I got a journal and I wrote in it, put stickers in it and drew in it. I totally recommend days off. 

My design teacher gave us a weekly assignment one semester of taking ourselves out on a date. Sometimes taking yourself out on a date is sitting on the couch and watching Maury.

I've never attempted flame-throwing a snow man. I'm certainly not opposed to trying though! I will keep their resilience in mind when/if I do. 

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Thanks for the question! It's been a long time since I've had a question. In fact, Heath and I were discussing possibly doing a special edition question answering podcast. Maybe. If the internet is lucky! Heath's husband already has the perfect name for it. Any questions you want addressed  here's the email: helpmekasey@gmail.com. I will keep your identity as private as you want me to. 

8 comments:

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Like banks, a chain on the pencils, NICE IDEA! The cat is just so damn happy sometimes that it is 3am and that there are pencils. Its like "3am= PENCIL PARTY TIME!"
I know what you mean about days off. I work for myself but yesterday I told my boss "screw it, I just shoveled YOUR driveway for 2 hours, I am taking a break and making chocolate cookies. UP YOURS!" Gotta tell myself sometimes that I need some ME time.

M said...

Thanks for the suggestion about the drawers. This is probably the best solution. The reason why chains are a far second it that the cat likes to chew on the erasers and can even bend the metal (glad I am NOT a mouse!) so he might be able to bite right through the, um, restraint. Hid the pencil last night, no loud party. Thanks for the better night's sleep.

k.a. barnes said...

"Sometimes taking yourself out on a date is sitting on the couch and watching Maury."
Truer words never spoken.
And I love that you told yourself off yesterday, Gary. Did that translate into "Up mine!"?

George and Maureen Johnson said...

Yeah for taking the day off! I wonder if the guy using the flame thrower got chapped nipples, lol lol :) I wonder how many ways there are to get chapped nipples? Well if I ever get them I will just tell George I was flame throwing at a snowman. lol Just kidding! I hate cheaters...grrrr....

gary said...

OK, Kerry, wait, getting a little confused, maybe it is more like DOWN OURS!
I am fed up with my sh!t, not gonna take it anymore!!!!

Reverend Awesome said...

Up everybody's! Including me! Let's watch Maury.

BSOB said...

maybe the cat is carving its own pecils from wood left around the house. they are crafty little buggers.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

They are crafty. I was noticing that Spike's nose is the color of a PENCIL ERASER. Coincidence??? I THINK NOT!

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