Understudy 31

November 1st, 2013, 8:32 am

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Reply TheCatMolloy, November 1st, 2013, 9:27 am

It's a pretty uncanny imitation.

Today, Cosmo the Quote Bunny is quoting Charlie Brown creator Charles Schulz.



Got in a bunch of candy for Halloween and was a bit disappointed there were no trick-or-treaters. There are a bunch of kids around the apartment complex where Paige and I live, so I asked someone at the bus stop on Wednesday if trick-or-treating was a 'thing' here. It didn't happen in my old apartment so I didn't know if it just isn't part of apartment culture or if it just depends on where you are.

Anyway, they said yes, there'd be trick-or-treating, so on Halloween I put on my viking regalia and went to the shop to pick up some sweets to hand out.

Again, that's not my actual Halloween costume. The knitted beard and plush viking hat occupy a space on the coat stand in the hallway and are there for whoever's feeling whimsical. Here's a recent photo ofa friend of mine wearing the beard. I crudely photoshopped her boyfriend's face to protect his identity seeing as I'm using the photo without permission. She's wearing a knitted beard, her identity's protected enough already.

Anyway, there weren't any bags of fun-size chocolate bars, but there were big things of Haribo jellies in little individual bags and I got a couple of those. Independently of that (and without either of us knowing the other had picked stuff up) Paige had gotten a couple of bags of lollies and chewy sweets, so we were well stocked up.

Did anyone ring the doorbell? Did they my arse. We ended up watching 'Dead Snow' on Netflix (it's about zombie nazis. Possibly nazi zombies) and eating enough candy ourselves to give us trouble sleeping.

...which was barely enough to make a dent in the giant bowl of candy.

We're both 31 years old! We don't have the same capacity for refined sugar! We use our livers and kidneys for other things!

With the resources available to have gummi bears and fizzy lollies for dinner, I find myself with absolutely no desire to do so. I don't know what I'm becoming, but I suspect it isn't someone with diabetes.

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Reply NtKPaige, November 1st, 2013, 12:37 pm

Aw see y'all? My Princess is a wonderful Understudy, her style is so much more subtle than her brother's! And I agree with a below comment, it does make me happy and proud to see Ollie get the spotlight now and again :)

I think Aleister might feel like his fame is being threatened, he's been complaining and howling in and out of every room in the apartment ever since I got home. He's noisy. And an arsehole. But mainly noisy.

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Reply Agen (Guest), November 1st, 2013, 10:23 am

If I every adopt another cat it's gonna be a black one!

I seriously LOVE today's understudy. Bout time Ollie got the spotlight!

Reply GabrielsThoughts, November 1st, 2013, 12:09 pm

I called it HAGAR THE HORRIBLE!!! I WIN

((IS BUSY SELF CONGRATULATING SELF))

WOOHOO PSYCHIC FOR THE WIN.

YAY!

Reply Guest, November 1st, 2013, 1:21 pm

That last part of your comment is fitting as to how my two boys are :)

Reply VictorB, November 2nd, 2013, 10:51 am

@TheCatMolloy and @NtKPaige: I hope you don't hate me for asking, but how do you tell Alister and Ollie apart?

Reply GabrielsThoughts, November 2nd, 2013, 11:05 am

One likes boogers and the other's bold... @VictorB: I believe they already covered that earlier, Ollie has a collar, is female, and is bigger than Ally.

Reply NtKPaige, November 2nd, 2013, 1:33 pm

@VictorB: It's fairly easy. The big ways are that Ollie has a collar while Aleister doesn't, and she is much SMALLER than Aleister.

The more subtle ways are that Aleister has a very cobby body structure while Ollie is more slender, he's woolier while Ollie has very smooth fur, his head is flatter and longer while Ollie's is rounder. Aleister sprawls while Ollie always sits in a very composed manner.

In the dark, you can tell them apart because Aleister likes to (affectionately) chew on fingers while Ollie bodyslams your legs. She also has a thing for rubbing her teeth across my bare toes and licks me a lot. Aleister has a very musical, loud voice while Ollie squeaks. Aleister also purrs a lot more quitely than Ollie does, and not as readily.

Reply VictorB, November 4th, 2013, 10:26 am

Thank you NtKPaige. I realize that one can use a collar to tell two cats apart, yet if a friend takes it off, then you'd be screwed. Like Uncle Jesse was when he took the boys' booties off cause they looked silly. (Full House tv show).

But it seems that you know your cats pretty well witch is awesome to see.

Reply NtKPaige, November 4th, 2013, 1:06 pm

@VictorB: Ollie is also my "over-familiar". I'd know her anywhere :)

Reply VictorB, November 5th, 2013, 11:38 am

@NtKPaige, Care to test that out? I know where I can get a lot of black cats... And to heighten the challenge, one week with a replacement for Ollie

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