Wednesday, August 12, 2009

This and that plus bonus video

No pup yet. The SPCA sent me a nice letter though telling me not to worry, that they don't euthanize any dogs unless there are extreme circumstances. I had mentioned that we were planning on adopting in October and they said that Genie may or may not have been adopted by then but not to worry, there are always new strays coming in. Anyway, Serge and I both have to agree on the new member of the family and I think he wants to get something a little smaller. (Actually he doesn't really even want another dog, but he's bending to my will)

I was at the market the other day and they had these big baskets of peaches for three bucks. Beautiful fuzzy ripe peaches. So I grabbed a basket and said to myself that I would make peach cobbler. I looked on the internet for an easy recipe (meaning I already had all the required ingredients) and found this one. I had to learn how to peel a peach (you blanche them first) which was the most time consuming part. God it came out good. Then, even though I have been on a strict no ice cream diet, I had to get some because you can't eat peach cobbler without it. Then because the half gallon size was the same price as the pint size (a weird sale) I got the big tub. Now the cobbler's nearly gone and I've got all this ice cream left. I'd make another cobbler, but I can't be trusted around it as I inevitably eat a 1500 calorie serving once I start.

Our upstairs tenant is missing in action. I still hear her cat playing once in a while but she's been gone since at least Friday when we called about her bounced rent check. Haven't seen nor heard from her. I keep thinking the worst (she's another deadbeat like nude dancer) but Serge keeps making excuses for her like she's probably vacationing in Cuba or camping in the mountains or something. That made me laugh, there's no way that girl is a camping girl. I find two things strange here. One, that you wouldn't check your messages for 5 days. Two, and if you did check your messages in the last five days, why no call back to respond to the bounced rent check situation? The only adjectives I can come up with here are negative. Flakey, irresponsible, clueless. Still, I hope Serge is right and she's just been off the grid for a week. (But what about the cat all alone up there?)

Finally today, and you better get on this now because spouse is going to be none too happy about it, here he is "dancing" to a song he LOVES, although I didn't know to what extent until I caught him turning it up and writhing to it.

27 comments:

CoffeeDog said...

Strict no ice cream diet, maybe I need to try this one.

I *heart* Serge for his danicing

Birdie said...

I was grinning throughout the video, but the title made me laugh out loud.

Do you have the right as landlords to check on the kitty?

TED said...

OMG. Serge is going to kill you. And no jury would convict him.

I love your kitchen.

Jay Simser said...

Delightful. I will smile all day.
Now, go check the kitty.
I read mystery novels. Perhaps your tenant is up there waiting to be discovered.

David said...

Interesting. Talk of 1,500 calorie pie and ice cream, then a song by an anorexic. Coincidence?

Mel said...

Love that video. How could one not dance to the Carpenters?

And you should definitely check on kitty. If it's been 5 days and you haven't seen anyone come to check on the cat or seen any sign of her, it's been too long.

em said...

OMG, this is why I love him. Deeply.

I have a ReallyGood peach recipe. It's Momma's. I'll send it under cover of darkness.

It probably is time to check the cat. Good lord.

GayProf said...

It does seem that if she is unreachable, that it is worth checking in on kitty. At least you would want to make sure there is food and water for hir.

Serge, as always, is adorable. You two always seem to have so much fun together.

Anonymous said...

I love me some Karen Carpenter. Serge should make a work-out video. The place looks great. The only thing missing is a puppy. I see a Pug in your future. Ed

anabel said...

I'm glad I saw the video before it got yanked. I loved the whole thing but backing up shot looked almost professional!

Mike, Studio city said...

You had us at Karen Carpenter. You guys are so funny. Great way to start our day. Hugs

LSL said...

Just what you want when you're dancing - someone to say, "Don't hurt yourself!" :)

This reminds me that when I lived in Japan the Japanese were obsessed with The Carpenters when doing karaoke. They assumed because I was American it would be all I would do and I would know all their songs.

Finally, get the dog! Please! Serge needs to cave. And do check on the kitty. That girl is long gone.

A Lewis said...

Umm...peaches. I had my first fresh summer peach pie last night....complete with ice cream!

Brent said...

Well, I have personally left mah kitteh for a week. Assuming the cat is in good health, if you have an electric cat box and put out plenty of food and water then even 10 days shouldn't be a problem. The lack of constant care and consideration for the feline is why I am not a dog person. Of course, the poor thing is probably missing her guardian. Can you legally look in on it?

midge barbinera said...

I think upstairs tenant is dead and the cat is eating her body.

Serge has CLEARLY been practicing that choreography routine for some time now! That was absolutely not spontaneous!

anne marie in philly said...

GREAT video!

it was still operational at 6:15p EDT.

please please check on da widdle kitteh!

latt├ęgirl said...

Please stop TUGGING AT OUR HEARTSTRINGS with unloved dogs and possibly starving cats.

Blobby said...

Murdered. she could have been murdered.

It's just a thought.

Mark in DE said...

I'm familiar with pole dancing, but Serge's video is my 1st exposure to wall dancing. Very nicely done!

Seriously, can he BE any more adorable?

dykewife said...

lol...serge is a hoot!! he needs to dance more often, though i think he could choose better than the carpenters :)

as to the upstairs tenant, i'd be concerned about possible harm having been done to her. have you checked hospitals? maybe do a welfare check on her apartment to make sure that everything's ok up there and that the cat has food and such? i mean, being an exotic dancer does carry some risks.

i hope things work out.

don said...

Je t'aime Serge. Quelle dramatique!

wcs said...

"Don't hurt yourself." Priceless.

Oh, and I think that wall is now in love.

Rick said...

A no ice cream diet should be illegal. That's like saying no breathing.

"Just David!" said...

that video is too adorable!!

Curtis said...

That video was adorable!

Anonymous said...

I love you guys. Yall make me happy.--- "family" in North Carolina.

Rox said...

I'm getting caught up, one favorite blogger at a time. I'm off to watch the Sergy video! WOOHOO!