Takeoffs and landings
5/29: Lenore is quite willful and determined. I had to attach the “bungee ear chain” because she kept diving on her own and I was having to catch her all the time.
I mentioned this the other day, but I wanted to emphasize that I wanted to remain within the rules concerning Lenore. Happy Memorial Day, everybody! Coming from a military family this is an important holiday for us.
Obviously I’ll have to do a lot of research on this. Even so, how could I say no after being imprinted?
Are you my mother?
5/24: The first order of business was to look for the raven’s mother to return it to the nest, but Rusty and Patina assured us that they climbed the tree and did a thorough, unsuccessful search.
5/23: I arrived at Wendy’s with the household in its usual uproar. This time the occasion was an egg that Rusty and Patina had found in the backyard, which was hatching under the warmth generated by Wendy’s notoriously high-temperature laptop. A tiny, frail baby raven emerged and took immediate notice of my piercing ornaments. It’s really cute.
5/22: It’s Sunday afternoon, and I’m on my way over to Wendy’s house to deliver some papers that need her signature.
5/20: I’ve tracked it down and eliminated it, so that threat is over. Still, I’m personally offended that my unicorn avatar was used in this way.
Dust to dust
5/19: To me, there’s nothing sadder than an empty urn.
Shopping 'til you're six feet under
5/18: After that vastly expensive lunch, Ms. Trellis insisted on taking me to a dress store of my choosing. I knew she would veto Junkman’s Daughter, but I was aware of another place that had high-end Steampunk styles. We spent three hours there, and while I enjoyed the process and was pleased with what I found, I couldn’t help feeling…bought. As I told Wendy, tho, I see any...
I had it done in my senior year in college. Here’s a photo of the actual (now destroyed) mural: http://constellationdefiant.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/man-at-the-crossroads-rivera.jpg
Lunch with Ms. Trellis
I was right. Ms. Trellis is trying to use the gravitation pull of her money and power to pull me away from Wendy’s orbit and adopt her values. (Apparently she tried this with Wendy years ago, without success.) I’ll be watchful. When we entered the restaurant, the staff played the “Imperial March” theme from “Star Wars” in her honor. She regards it as her theme...
5/15: I wonder if Ms. Trellis’s new interest in me is tied to that recent evening when I worked late with her. I get the feeling that I’m being…recruited.
5/14: By this time I shouldn’t be surprised at what money can buy these days, but being in such close proximity to Ms. Trellis means that my astonishment occurs on a frequent basis.
5/12: …And so Guy passed the test, which began with Mother telling him not to sit with his back to the door. Mother then made her own security mistake of letting Guy slip his hand below the table where he was able to access his phone and order flowers to be delivered here. I could tell she was surprised and touched, which would be imperceptible to anyone outside the family. Afterwards she...
5/11: Okay, I just changed my Facebook relationship status. :) Check it out: http://www.facebook.com/dethany
Something in common
5/10: At first glance Guy and I may seem very different. However, we share an intrinsic bond: we both grew up in families where parental approval was a form of currency to be hoarded and distributed sparingly.
5/9: So much for getting my house cleaned up. It turns out Mother traveled here not to be judgmental about my housekeeping, but about my taste in men. The good news here is that Guy is such a major upgrade over my previous boyfriends. Also, coming from a family of police officers he knows how to deal with ranking superiors.
5/8: I got up at 4:00 a.m. and cleaned the house for two hours to prepare for Mother’s inspection. Then I drove over to the fast food place near the office to meet Guy at 7:00 after he finished his graveyard shift. I was shocked to find Mother already there; I wasn’t ready to introduce them yet.
Mother's Day, Part I
5/7: I wish Facebook had a “It’s Complicated” option for relationships with specific close relatives. Anyway, at least she gave me some warning instead of showing up for one of her patented Surprise Inspections.
5/5: Of course this never really happened; it’s another product of the cartoonist’s imagination. I did discuss with him the strips with my Mother, though, which are all too true. I sometimes wish that if he was going to get this personal he might depict more of my non-work life, but he said it was important to keep the strip’s focus on the office setting. That makes sense, I...