Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Black Cat - One, Paws - Six

I made a new friend in my complex today - a black cat with...abnormalities.

On the two front paws there were like...extra paws. I thought originally it was just a 6-toed cat, but it honestly appeared to have the beginnings of an extra paw on each side where the "thumb" would be. The back paws each had 6 toes.
Ironically, we met as Mutant was chilling on the power generator. If we meet again, I will definitely take a photo, but this time around the decrepit man in his eerily squawking walker scared little Mutant away.

If a black cat is supposed to be bad luck, then is a paranormal black cat even worse?
I have since learned from my dearest vet tech Andrea that Mutant is simply polydactyl. The 6 paws thing was way cooler.


If you have a bad temper, is it like being an alcoholic?
Once you are an alcoholic, you are always one, even if you haven't had a drink in ten years.
So, if you used to have a temper, but haven't had a tantrum in ten years, does that mean you still have a bad temper, you are just ten years sober?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I think about you in the Summertime

For those of you who are totally not hip with the times - that subject is my homage to NKOTB! Is it just me, or has your former love for them turned into a little creeped-out-edness?
I thought I'd just post some photos for those of you who don't have Facebook and want to see what I've been up to. Some are old friends, some new...but all of it has been fun!

Bad things come in sets of three

My family has a superstition from way back in the day that bad things come in three's. At least this means my latest round of bad things is over.

1. I had to tell "Zuko" on Sunday that things are over forever and ever and I need him out of my life. I knew he wasn't the best for me, yet I felt this unexplainable magnetism towards him, I still do. He and I just connected, we felt that "click" if that makes any sense...I've only felt that twice in my life before. He kept emotionally holding me just close enough to keep me from progressing. He knew it, yet kept doing it unconsciously. How can you say goodbye to someone forever when they live across the street, go to your ward, go to all the same grocery stores, and go to all the same activities? I unfriended him on Facebook, which is, like huge. This is going to be a challenge.
How do I keep falling for guys who don't want me, yet can't let me go? I just want someone to really love me. Yes, you heard it here first, Larissa is done being single.

2. I also have a friend who is, hmm...larger than the average bear. He has done a very nice job of wearing in my new couch cushions so they are no longer stiff, but mushy and somewhat flattened. I sit on my 4-month old couch last night where he always sits and I hear a strange noise. I look under the couch to see that the couch is indeed broken. I know it is rude, but I had been fearing this. What do I do now? I will call the store and see if they'll repair it because it is under the normal wear and tear category, but it is white, so if they take it out of my place it'll come back all smudged up. That still, also, doesn't get me out of the awkwardness that will exist when I have to tell big bear to not sit on my furniture. Any suggestions? And what if they won't fix my couch?

3. I have to have at least $1,000 of repairs done to my car. They aren't things that will make the little '93 Honda Civic stop running now, but in a couple of years they would. I have a great friend who is willing to do all he can and I'll just pay him extra for labor, so I still come out at about half the price of the shop (blessing alert!). Why not get a new car? Eh, I'd rather just pay this amount once per year and have low insurance, than have to pay $250/month for a new car plus double the insurance. I'd also like to keep the car as a back-up when I finally get a new one, so I'd want to make these repairs anyway.

Friday, September 5, 2008

The View

I realized I never posted photos of my bachelorette pad. I love my place, although it is nothing elaborate - I'm surrounded by calmness and relaxation. Everything looks about half the size it really is in these photos, but you get the idea...

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Don't you all worry your pretty little heads off about my seriousness of that last post - it was a joke! Kind of...

On another note, "Zuko" from a previous post left flowers at my doorstep Saturday night. Purple flowers. Crazy enough, I had been holding purple flowers earlier that evening and saying, "I never want flowers, but I just really really want flowers tonight." I put them down and went home and lamented about wanting flowers again....then I found the purple flowers from "Zuko." Weird, much? He also blew kisses and stuff at me all of church on Sunday, but I told him later he needs to knock it off unless he knows he wants to be with me. He apologized and has since knocked it off.

I passed an entire truck bed topper/roof thing sitting in the middle of the highway yesterday. Miraculously, no one hit it or got hit by it.

I found some more exciting pictures of my rafting adventure I thought I'd share with ya'all.