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i'll try again tomorrow
It was a bad shopping day.

First I went to the mall to try to get my glasses fixed -- they're loose and need the nosepads adjusted, because they've been crunched twice since January. After standing there patiently for ten minutes or so, I was informed that it would be a two to three hour wait, and oh, by the way, I'd have to drop them off. If I had something else to wear, I wouldn't need these fixed right away, now, would I? What are they smoking? Anyway, that was a non-starter today, so I went to the kitchen store and bought some spatulas. I'd like to say that you can't have too many spatulas, but we all know that's not true. However, given that I don't currently have any, having dyed my one decent spatula blue mixing indigo for my hair, buying three new ones is acceptable.

Then I went looking for some Scat Mats. Mathilde has been jumping up on the counters and doing unspeakable things to the dishes in the drainer, so we need to find a more effective deterrent than Patrick Star. They have all the sizes on the PetSmart website, but not in the store. So I went to PetCo (which is seriously skeezy), and they don't carry them at all. So I decided a tactical retreat was in order, because if I tried to get the oil changed in the truck today it probably would have exploded.

I stopped off at the grocery store to grab some stuff for dinner, and got up to the register when I realized that I'd left my wallet in the car. So I left my basket at the register, went out and grabbed the wallet, came back and checked out, and decided that maybe I should just try again tomorrow.

But wait, it gets better. Remember those unspeakable things Mathilde was doing to the dishes in the drainer? She did it to the iPod speakers I had on the kitchen cart. They're still useable, but they did burn and melt a bit... and they're kinda smelly.

So the last thing I did shopping-wise tonight? I ordered the ScatMats and a new set of speakers. I should have just stayed home with Amazon -- I would have gotten the same amount accomplished and not burnt any gas.

i feel: frustrated frustrated

5 trips or shoot the rapids
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tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 29th, 2007 03:08 am (UTC) (base camp)
I've no idea what's prompting this... hopefully the ScatMats will do the trick.
ladymorgaine From: ladymorgaine Date: April 29th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC) (base camp)
I totally sypmathise. My dear, sweet, lovable Pooka has a rare but recurring "bed-wetting" problem. Sometimes with me in it at ghodawful hours of the morning.
Usually stress related (we've had him to the vet, no physical issues) he tends to do it when feeling neglected. Needless to say, tax season was fun.

I had one cat who liked to pee on the stove burners, and we'd find out when we turned them on, although we learned to check first. That cat was eventually banned from the kitchen as soon as we were able to facilitate no-cat zones.

Love them, but they can be little bastards sometimes.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 29th, 2007 03:28 am (UTC) (base camp)
Mathilde may be stressed out because Max teases her unmercifully. When we get the house better organized, we may need to find a spot for another litter box.
jdulac From: jdulac Date: April 29th, 2007 10:36 am (UTC) (base camp)
and they're kinda smelly.

www.zerooder.com. really. works great, and you can order it off the internet :)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 29th, 2007 12:32 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I think it's inside the speakers -- she peed right on the iPod dock, and when it shorted, it melted and opened a little hole in a seam. Thanks, though.
5 trips or shoot the rapids