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.

-OndineMonet


5 comments:

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!