The weekend looms, my friend. There it is, the golden gift at the end of the week. Dagnabit it people, we’ve gotten up, we’ve packed lunches, commuted politely, did the best we could.
But what’s it all about, Alfie? What’s in store for us?
Step right up and lay your eyes on the iPod of record, the aural oracle, our own and rumored infallible guide to the future.
Zina-Marina by Gogol Bordello
I Feel You by Depeche Mode
My Party by Kings of Leon
Ramble On by Led Zeppelin
She’s Hearing Voices by Bloc Party
Say It Again by Scribe
Unless It’s Kicks by Okkervil River
See? What’d I say? Put on your most flattering clothes, attend that party, and by all means, say what’s on your mind.
I also think there might be a $20 bill in there somewhere, although I don’t really see that in the play list.
I just always like to predict that I’ll find a twenty.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, and in news that will surprise no one, Liza Bean has asked for a loan. She claims it’s to renew her passport, but that could mean anything, up to and including a genuine need to renew her passport.
You just never know with cats.
You know Liza Bean, don’t you? Liza Bean Bitey, of the Minneapolis Biteys, is just one of two hair-covered, be-clawed slackers I have living with me.
Liza Bean Bitey (of the Minneapolis Biteys) is a delightful, asymmetrically striped animal with a penchant for jewels, late-night drives (I swear, she takes my keys one more time…) and birds of all flavors.
She’s a bit of a Renaissance Cat. Whether she’s whispering into her cell phone whilst huddled in the bathroom with the water running (she knows how I hate that!); absconding with one of my better liquors; or telling the neighbors outright lies about how often I wash my bedding, she always does it with style.
Money-eating, sequin-encrusted style.
Well, that’s what you get, when you let cats in. Sure, I could turn her out, but the things she knows about me?
Not on your life.
So will I borrow her the money?
You bet your sweet bippy I will. I'm writing the check as we speak.
But this time, I'm writing "loan" in the memo.
Five in Five: Tuesday, January 23
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