Friday, June 23, 2006

John Scalzi's Weekend Assignment #117: Chores You Hate

"My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint."

-Erma Bombeck

Weekend Assignment #117: We all have to do chores around the house. Which chore do you like to do the least?

Extra Credit: Do you recycle?

-John Scalzi

It's been so HOT here in the Bay Area the last few days, in fact, we have broken a few records here and there. Here in in Alameda County, where I live, we were issued a severe weather advisory because of the unusually high temperatures. When it is like this, I have NO desire to do anything, let alone do household chores. And I get a bit grouchy too. But life goes on and so does what needs to be done. So, I chose cleaning the cat box as my least favorite chore to do, particularly on a hot summer's day. I could go into detail about why, but I am fairly sure you already know what's involved. LOL. Instead I wrote a pleasant Haiku that is both informative and enjoyable. :)

Cat Box Memories (Haiku)
By Carly Gordon

Scooping soiled sand
My cat Elvis has chores too
His box is now clean

Tee Hee! ;) Extra Credit: Yes, I certainly do. Elvis makes me. Ever since he was a small kitten he has insisted that it is only 4 plastic bottles per bag, no matter how big or small the bag is. If there are more then 4 bottles in the bag, he will remove the extras and stack them in neat groups of 4 next to the recycle bag. We have watched, in amazement, as he does this. It seems to be his pet peeve or something. LOL.



Karen Funk Blocher said...

You have the most interesting cat in the world. :) - K.

DesLily said...

want to guess how much fun it is with 9 cats?? .. didn't think so lol.

Anna said...

I have to agree with you catbox cleaning would definitely be high on the list of dreaded chores!!!

hope you're doing well, sweetheart!! sending you a big hug!!

love, Anna

Suzanne R said...

I love your haiku! I hope you feel better! We're supposed to be getting your heat tomorrow and for the next 4 or 5 days -- I'm dreading it.

Celeste said...

I hated cat box cleaning!