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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Now I Know Why Paula Has Ten Cats

News form the Richmond Times Dispatch:

Woman Says Cat Saved Her From Fire

NORA SPRINGS, Iowa (AP) -- Linda Froning's cat may have shared one of its nine lives. Froning said she was asleep on a couch last Thursday morning when her cat jumped on her, waking her up to a house full of smoke. (link)
Come over to my house and you'll find that we have little fuzzy smoke alarms everywhere. All of which hate me. I'm not sure why. Other than the fact that I routinely threaten to kill and eat the little bastards, I'm really very kind to them.

It would be my luck Paula's cats would wake her up when a fire is raging through the house, usher her from the burning building just in the nick of time, and close and lock the door behind her, leaving me to my fate.

You have to see the look in their evil little eyes to understand.


Update: Paula emailed me (I'm in Charleston) to advise that she has eleven cats; not ten. I forgot Chino. I'm sorry for the error. And even sorrier about the extra cat.

I've Been There Myself

I knew, when I started reading this article, what the source of this guy's "superhuman strength" was.
'Superman' Hospitalized After Leap

GRAZ, Austria (AP) -- A man who claimed he was Superman and could fly was hospitalized early Tuesday after leaping from a fourth-floor window, authorities said.

Paramedics rushed the 23-year-old man to a hospital in the city of Graz, about 120 miles south of Vienna, after he jumped from a window and suffered head and back injuries, police said.

They said the man - who apparently had drunk several bottles of red wine before attempting the jump - appeared at the window ledge at around 4 a.m. and shouted: "I am Superman! Nothing can happen to me!" (link)

I'm not big on red wine and would not recommend it. But for those of you who wish to leap tall buildings and bend steel with your bare hands, I'd suggest some fine Maker's Mark over ice.

Been there. As I vaguely recall, done that.

On This Solemn Occasion

President Bush recognized yesterday the occasion of our troop death toll in Iraq reaching the 2000 mark with these words:
"Each loss of life is heartbreaking. And the best way to honor the sacrifice of our fallen troops is to complete the mission and lay the foundations of peace by spreading freedom," Bush told military wives, his voice breaking.

"All of you also understand that sacrifice is essential to winning war — and this war will require more sacrifice, more time and more resolve. The terrorists are as brutal an enemy as we have ever faced." (link)
We all wish it weren't so.

But we all - or most of us anyway - know that those who hate us and want to slaughter our children and grandchildren are still out there and are still plotting to destroy the USA. Unfortunately the sacrifice falls on our youngest, best, and brightest.

Resolve is what we have to provide them.