Five Questions Friday: She Gets Bling

Q: For anyone who has been wondering whether you like Coco Kitty or not, how come she gets “bling” and I don’t?
Eric: Oh, Gheesh. I remember you telling me you don’t like jewelry and you don’t want me buying you jewelry.
(Uh huh. But I do think her new leopard print diamond collar is perfect for this diva of a cat.)

Q: How long did it take you to trick out her new ‘used’ carrier? (don’t need to talk about the hours it took you to scrub the nasty well-used carrier we bought at a flea market for $5 – sure wish you took a ‘before’ photo!)
Eric: Ahh well it was already taken apart to wash it. After it dried I painted all the hardware and cage gold. Then the top a lime green and gloss black for the bottom All paint we already had. But all of that did not take as long as it did to clean it. And nobody needed to see the ‘before’ photo.
(Can’t beat that sweet ride for five bucks! Now train her to get in it so we can go to the vet.)

Q: So you never told me your answer regarding the hottest question on Twitter yesterday regarding “yes” or “no” for pineapple on pizza?
Eric: Ahh, I’m going with Gordon Ramsey. No pineapple.
(I said “yes”! I love pineapple on pizza!)

Q: I do not like the saying “Kill two birds with one stone.” And I found myself wanting to text that to someone this week but didn’t. Can you come up with a better saying that is not so grisly?
Eric: There’s no way of replacing. That’s a good saying. 

Q: What aggravated you this week?
Eric: It’s not Coco Kitty this time but it’s all her toys! They are scattered everywhere and when I bump into one, she bolts out and is under my feet again. And not talking about all the stuff she thinks are her toys like my tacks, clips, splint, weavers I just split, new stack of handles, new stack of rims, the mini bases…
(Okay we got it.)

Five Questions Friday: “Eartha Kitt-y”


Q: Why has there been a kitty in your workshop for the last three weeks despite you telling me “ we cannot have a cat”?
Eric: What? I don’t recall letting that kitty in. All I know is she followed you home after you rescued her from that tree across the street.

Q: Oh Really? Not only is this tiny little black kitten in your workshop, I see she has a blanket, a water bowl and a food dish that you dubbed “the kitty station”… what’s up with that????
Eric: What? I don’t recall saying that.

Q: Uh, huh. Well, does she have a “kitty station” or not?
Eric: She has a place were she has food. And a bowl for water. And a basket with a blanket for her to sleep in. And it’s all next to a window where she can look outside. And I might’ve referred to that area as “a station” but that’s all I’m sayin’… 

Q: Despite what you say, I know you’ve been thinking of some names. What’s the number one on your list?
Eric: I have not wanted to name this kitten because when she becomes a cat, you never know how long it will want to stay. But it seems like she may become an indoor cat since she doesn’t want to go outside or even leave the workshop. Back to your question, if I had to come up with a name, I would say “Eartha Kitt” who also is the best Cat Woman Villain there ever was.

Q: What aggravated you this week?
Eric: That kitten! She is under my feet, on my feet, on my workbench—non-stop, all day. And when I’m gone, she apparently has an obsession with taking my pushpins out of my large cork board above my desk and ripping my calendar pages.