Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Job Fairs and Felines

I worked a job fair on behalf of my employer today. I had thought it would lead to something interesting to blog about but it didn’t, really. It was pretty obvious why a lot of people who attended didn’t have jobs or didn’t have good ones. I was actually surprised that we had as many potentially viable candidates as we did! If we get a few hires off this, the CEO will release funds for us to do more elaborate promos and setup, which could be fun. It beats spending a day at my desk while groundskeepers have leaf blower wars outside my window and my phone rings with people asking stupid questions.

In all, it ended up being a nice day out of the office for me. Tomorrow and Friday will probably be a minor nightmare, since the last thing I could really afford was a day away from my projects. But a front is moving through tonight and it will feel more like fall again tomorrow, so I take the blessings where I find them.

Feline Incident: Pixel has discovered the mantel over the fireplace and its view of the backyard through a nearby window. He was keeping watch on Sunday when I went to do a spin workout in the studio. According to Dan, Pixel became very anxious upon seeing me cross the yard and go into the studio and he sat there meowing furiously before jumping down, pacing the floor and going back to the mantel to look out the window again.

I forgot my water bottle and came back into the house and Pix jumped down again and went into some kind of crazy antics that I never saw because I grabbed my water from where I had left it in the kitchen and went right back to the studio. The cat meowed and watched for me for a long time before becoming bored and finding something else to do.

I have no idea what he was thinking, but it was probably something akin to whatever line of reasoning leads him to wait anxiously outside the bathroom door whenever one of us is taking a shower. I haven’t figured that one out, either.

12 comments:

Marilyn MonREOW said...

I'm glad you got a day out of the office! :)

And LOL at Pixel! Who knows what works in the minds of kitties? Our Ballicai are similarly strange: Marilyn, in particular, always acts as though I'm taking my life in my hands by going into the shower, and when I emerge she stares at me and YELLS "MwwwrrrAAAAHH!"

I think it has something to do with the fact that Marilyn detests water. :-D

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Oops, Mom meant to post that under her account...

She's always getting our accounts all mixed up. *giggle*

Thomma Lyn said...

*whew*, sometimes it's hard to keep things straight when not only do you have a blogger account, but each of your four cats does, too...

LOLOL!

Chairman Mao said...

and yes, Marilyn hates watur but I love love LOVE it! I love playin in it and splashin it all ofur the place!

Virginia Lee said...

Miss 'Mantha, our long ago orange marmalade kitty, was always very interested when we went into the bathroom. There I'd be sitting on the pot and she'd bash the door open if it hadn't latched and jump onto the sink. She'd glare at me until I turned the water on and then she'd stick her paws in it and splash me. It's because of 'Mantha that the term "bathroom buddy" was coined at our house.

Vickie said...

Cats have their own line of thinking. Mere humans have no clue.

D. Elizabeth said...

I just want to say how much I love the cat name "Pixel".

bunnygirl said...

Pixel is a gray cat with a white tip on his tail. Hence the name. :-)

Miss Peach>(^,^) said...

Dearest sweet little Bunnygirl! I am delighted to meet you! My mommy grew up with bunnies and knows just how wonderful they are! I adore your Halloween photo of you and your little fluffhead bunny!! I hope you do not think me too ungracious of a kitty for taking such a long time to return your visit. You can only imagine how happy I was to see you come cheer me on while I was so very sick. Mommy was heartbroken and thought for sure I would not regain any of my spirit and was prepared for the worst. But I was worth a small miracle. With your purrrayers and some good medicine, I have regained my strength day by day. Mommy would not have made it through her worries about me without your comfort. Each night we keep you in our prayers and wish you endless Blessings this Thanksgiving season.
Love and hugs from our house to yours, Miss Peach and the mommy
who wants to rub your nice long ears

the Bag Lady said...

The Bag Lady has had cats all her life, and some of them have had very strange habits, indeed. The current two are slightly inhibited by the dog who rules all our lives!
Cats tend to bond with one member of the household more than another, and it sounds as though Pix has bonded with you.

The youngest member of our household has decided that the Bag Lady is "his" human, so he is almost always close to her. Sleeps on her legs at night, sleeps on the chair behind her when she's wasting time on the computer, sits outside the shower door and watches intently (but no longer tries to climb the towel draped over the door - fast learner!)

On the other hand, the Bag Lady could be totally wrong and full of crap - who REALLY knows what goes on in the feline brain?!

bunnygirl said...

Bag Lady, I read once that researchers have never gotten what they feel is an accurate read on a cat's intelligence. The reason is that they can't sufficiently motivate a cat to be able to tell whether it's stupid or just doesn't care.

Sounds about right.

Crabby McSlacker said...

We used to have a cat who would get curious about the whole shower thing and push through the curtain to join in the fun.

He'd realize his mistake immediately and leave again, soaked and furious.

Only to repeat the whole adventure a couple times a year.

(I do wonder sometimes if the whole "feline intelligence" thing is overrated)