Boy Meets Cat, Cat Changes Everything


So are you like me, dig a feel-good story? Especially one involving a cat? Then read on, kindred spirit.

Lorcan Dillon is one adorable Irish lad. However he suffers from a mean anxiety disorder called “Selective Mutism.” At age 7, he gets overwhelmed in social situations, leaving him speechless and lonely.

Enter Jessi-Cat. Who changes everything…

Since the cat has become part of the Dillon household, according to Lorcan’s mom, Jayne: “Lorcan is able to connect ‘love’ to Jessi-Cat, something he can’t do with people…she’s been a great support to him when things have been really hard. She is without a doubt the best friend a boy could have and has made a huge positive impact in his life.”

Cliffnotes: Cats rule.

Nice story to start a Sunday, no?

Blogging. And Why This Joint Looks A Mess.


Blogging, coffee, blogging, and then some more coffee.

Me, right now.

So does it look a little bare in here? You are right, it is. Until recently, I had another blog but there was a bit of drama  with it. Nothing ugly or crazy but it did implode into a giant, huge spectacular mess, yes.

Anyway, I’m slowly picking up my blog pieces and gluing it all back together. 

Good times, good times. Thanks for sticking around!  I mean, you…are going to stick around, no?
Dewey

What to Do When Stranded at an Airport (Hint: Free Booze)


Soon I will be traveling. So, naturally, the news is plastered with horrifying traveling mishaps.

Horrifying Mishap #1
It comes from Dallas Fort Worth Airport. 

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Someone named Larry Chen, and Larry Chen’s friend, became stranded at DFWA (as is prone to happen). To entertain themselves in the nearly empty airport, Larry and his friend (who, yes, has a name but I’m too lazy to look up) drank beer from the deserted bar, banged on airport computers, did lots of hand stands everywhere and just generally ran totally amok.

You know, I suppose this isn’t so much horrifying as it is totally awesome.  Nevermind.

Horrifying Mishap #21
United Airlines, Friday night.  An internal computer crash grounded thousands of United passengers for five hours. Doesn’t sound so horrid? Let me give you perspective.

Five Hours in an Airport = Five Hours in a Dentist Chair
It’s precisely like that. 

Anyway, nobody seems to know the cause of this mishap but here’s some spokesman-ease:

While we will be experiencing some residual effect on our flight operations throughout the weekend, United is committed to restoring normal operations as soon as possible. 

 And THIS is what residual effect looks like………. 

Stranded Cleveland Mon Amour, a photo by Flavio@Flickr on Flickr.
Very human-like, no?

Anyway, a passenger described his residual-y existence this way:

“Workers were trying to answer questions. They have no ability to do anything manually. They can’t check baggage. You can’t get baggage. You are really stuck.”

Neat-o. 

There will be, of course, even more and more mishaps as I inch closer and closer to my own airline travel.  It will be a giant pile-on of psychological torture.

It’s just the natural order of things.  

Sorta, like flying birds.

Wonder how I can hitch a ride with one of them, hmm….

soft_clouds_fast_birds, a photo by Gladney Flatt1 on Flickr

 

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