Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Night Terrors

My husband Z has night terrors. This was a great source of excitement early in our marriage.

The first time he woke up screaming about spiders, I turned on the lights and looked for spiders.

By the third time it was normal.

He usually doesn't remember anything the next day.

It's not always spiders, though. Sometimes it's a mysterious medical malady or some new and different creepy crawly. Not long ago he tried to convince me he was dead.

While I failed to convince him that he was indeed still alive, I did talk him into going back to sleep.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Cat vs. Motorcycle

At night when we're all asleep, Evilcat lurks in the closet.

Sometimes she starts growling at the dogs or the other cats because they bother her. Or get too close. Or exist.

Our neighbor down the street drives a motorcycle that hit exactly the same pitch as the cat when he warms it up early in the morning.

We can tell the difference after a few seconds, but for a brief moment we're never sure if it's the bike or if the cat is just really, really pissed.