Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Kitten Carnage

Sad news today folks.

The nest of adorable kittens in my garden was disrupted by something vicious the night before last. When I came out of the house next morning, there was carnage everywhere. No matter how you feel about kittens and cats, there is nothing sadder than a yard strewn with dead kittens. One kitten was unaccounted for, and the mommy cat is nowhere to be found.

Cut to this morning, when Household residents and staff discovered plaintive Mewing coming from beneath the washing machine. One kitten has survived, and if there is still no sign of mom by tonight, I'll catch it and bring it in. I've always wanted a cat! I'm thinking of naming it Velcro. No doubt Suburban Spouse will be thrilled. Check back for pictures soon.

In other news, I have once again retrieved one of the Suburban Family's vehicles from the depths of Wadi Kabir. I am 64 Rials poorer, but thrilled to have the car back.

On to the weather, there was gorgeous rain night before last. The air was so clear and fresh yesterday, what a treat.

And thanks to Pizza Queen for the comment on this blog! I'm amazed you found it so early in it's existence. If I ever figure out how to make the comments appear then my other two readers (Hi Mom!) can read it too. Stay tuned on that front.

And that is the news for this morning.

Monday, November 20, 2006

No Parking. Not even if you're really, really special.

I have a pet peeve, which I'll highlight here in the absence of real news. It's people who park with total disregard to the lines on the ground, proximity to other cars, and in No Parking Zones. How is it possible that in such a fantastic country, full of considerate people and generally adequate parking lots, that few folks seem capable of parking in a considerate manner? Where does this "I am too important to walk" mentality come from? Are we a nation that collectively perceives ourselves as royalty?

The current target of my wrath is the person in the BMW yesterday at the Al Sarooj Al Fair, who in parking directly outside the entrance, and behind my car, made it impossible for me to leave my parking space for a full ten minutes. I hope whatever you were shopping for was sufficiently urgent to make the saving of a thirty second walk from the ample available parking worthwhile.

Thus, I issue a warning to everybody with a penchant for thoughtless parking in Muscat: From now on, I will back my enormous and very rusty, already thoroughly dented truck directly into your priceless, wasta plated, Illegally parked, and very expensive car. I will laugh the whole way home.

Thank You.

In news of the good, what a fabulous fireworks display last night! Thank you HM and Muscat Municipality, and happy belated national day to everybody.

Sunday, November 19, 2006