Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Good Morning, Doofus!

Our #$%& tom cat woke me up (again!) with his yowling at 4:00am. Seems he's gotten in the habit of screaming if he isn't fed every four hours or so.

I stumbled downstairs and found that he'd already eaten a whole can of food, so no dice, you stinkin' feline!

Ten minutes later, or so it seemed, the alarm clock went off at 5:15am.

Once again I stumbled downstairs. Must... make... coffee... Folgers... in... refrigerator...

With great difficulty, I managed to pour a half-pot of water into the coffee maker, peel off a filter and add six tablespoons of coffee to the basket.

In the course of putting the jumbo coffee can back into the refrigerator, I bumped it on the shelf.

The can fell out of my hand, onto the floor. The lid popped off. About a pound of ground coffee flew all over the place.

My only thought at this point:

"I wanna go back to bed."

14 Comments:

Blogger charlottalove said...

does the cat like coffee grinds?

June 12, 2007 9:58 AM  
Anonymous Rhea said...

Well, I have a pup who wakes me around 5 am. I do everything I can to keep sleeping until 6:30, but he's so persistent.

June 12, 2007 11:02 AM  
Blogger furiousBall said...

This is why we all need butlers and flying cars.

June 12, 2007 11:57 AM  
Blogger Lester Hunt said...

I've found that violence has a calming effect on night-yowling cats. It's a paradox.

June 12, 2007 2:19 PM  
Blogger Tanie said...

Butlers yeah definitely. Maybe it's that Karma stuff for ignoring your cat......

June 12, 2007 6:23 PM  
Blogger Craig D said...

tanie: If I had ignored the cat, I wouldn't have gotten out of bed at 4:00am to check his food supply! Thanks for dropping by - I'll have a look at your blog when I have a mo.

lester hunt: Violence never solves anything. I intend to very gently place Mr. Loudmouth in a burlap sack, carefully drive to the Cape Fear River and very lovingly throw him in! (I can dream, can't I?)

furiousball: This is but only one exmple of why we need such things!

rhea: Ah, yes, we used to have a dog! Sadly, she got sick and had to be put down. Two weeks later one of the neighborhood cats gave birth to the fellow I described herein!

charlottalove: This cat does NOT need any caffeine!
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While sweeping the coffee off the floor I was reminded of this old chestnut...

customer: Waiter, this coffee tastes like mud!

Waiter: Well, it was ground this morning!

Yep, shoulda stood in bed!

June 12, 2007 9:12 PM  
Blogger Bardouble29 said...

Poor guy! I hate mornings like that!

June 12, 2007 10:56 PM  
Anonymous scott said...

guess nothin landed pnut butter side up that morning, huh?

June 13, 2007 3:03 PM  
Blogger Craig D said...

You know, if it had landed peanut butter side up, I'd have only sat on it!

June 13, 2007 3:17 PM  
Blogger CS said...

I did that coffee grounds all over the kitchen floor thing about a week ago. Arrrgh.

June 13, 2007 11:10 PM  
Blogger Wizened Wizard said...

I stumbled downstairs this morning, found mouse turds on the counter, noted that I hadn't caught anything in my Havahart trap line, decided I need a cat, intended to make coffee but went to the computer first.

Now I think I'll skip the coffee, and I remembered why I don't want a cat.

Thanks, Craig.

June 15, 2007 6:06 AM  
Blogger whimsicalnbrainpan said...

I don't blame you! A person's morning should start off with a cup of no hassle coffee. This is why I set my coffe up the night before.

June 17, 2007 10:46 PM  
Anonymous henry hotchkiss said...

I haven't seen Doofus for a long time. Say hello for me.

June 20, 2007 2:21 PM  
Blogger Craig D said...

Hey, henry! Thanks for dropping by! And tell Stinkhair Stu and his buddy Relief Ericson I said, "Hey!"

June 20, 2007 8:16 PM  

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