December 18th, 2006

International Kittens of Mystery

An Inauspicious Start to the Day

I staggered out of bed this morning, felt my bare foot slide into something slick and redolent of mouse entrails and - quite naturally - panicked (in a eugh!!! naked-skin-in-contact-with-unseen-entrails! fashion)

In my panic, I - also quite naturally - began to hop to safety, keeping my contaminated foot high and clear of all surfaces. But - and here's where my half-asleep brain let me down - I forgot to duck as I hopped under the low beam in the middle of the bedroom. Cue thwack. On mid-rise I met the underside of the large oak beam with the top of my head.

Slide - eugh! - hop - thwack and crumple.

I think Rice Crispies breakfast cereal used a similar slogan in their television ads.