Weekend Threesome – 3/13/22

After a couple weeks off for Contest of Whatever stuff, the Threesome is back and better than….. well, OK, it’s not that great.  At best, it might make your Sunday morning just a tad less boring…

Yaysies! Like, Mitzi can totally take selfies for Mitzi Mondays!

Yes, that’s a smartphone.  Yes, it is mine…. kind of.  No, I didn’t suddenly decide to get with the 21st Century….

Mecca apparently had a lot of money burning in a hole in its pocket, or maybe got a good deal on a crate of phones that fell off a ship…. but they decided last year that ALL associates should be issued one for work purposes.  I tried for four months to avoid it (it helped that the manager in charge of handing them out for my shift works opposite me and I rarely see him), but got saddled with mine two weeks ago.  Thankfully, we still have access to devices with actual scanners on them at work which serve the purposes I need… so I’ve literally not used it at all in the time I’ve been forced to lug it around.

Oh geez, maybe this stupid junk mail I once got was prophetic…

All it does is weigh down the right side of my vest at work (especially when I have a scanning device in the same pocket) and give me one more thing I have to worry about losing.  It has no sim card, so it’s nothing more than a big flat paperweight that runs Mecca apps.  And I’ve learned that despite never turning it on, it still needs to be charged once a week… wasting my electricity in the process.  At best, I might learn to use its camera function when I go on walks once it warms back up since I don’t like shooting pictures with a real camera in the hood… but I wouldn’t even count on that.

Next week will mark a year since I began working four ten hour shifts a week rather than five eight hour shifts.  I’ve really come to love having the extra day off at the cost of not having much free time during my short workweek… but it means I’m gone for about 11 and a half hours each night I work, and there’s someone who’s not too happy about that…

It’s about time you get your ass home! Where’s my fucking food?

Poor Ody has to make do by himself for nearly half the day (night, actually), and especially after I was in the hospital for five days last summer, he’s felt some abandonment issues.  While I have a vast assortment of cat toys scattered all over the living room that nobody actually lives in, and enough accumulated catnip on them to stone an entire cattery… he seems to show little interest in them.  After my Mom showed me a video of my sister’s cat playing with one of those balls on a circular track, I figured I’d buy one and see if it would entertain him…

What kind of shit in this?

While he’s shown a little interest in its scratching pad middle (as you can tell from the photo, Ody LOVES using the giant scratch pad just out of frame to the right) he could give two shits less about batting the stupid ball around.  He might play with it while I’m not around (unless that ball’s changing positions each day on its own), but in front of me, he’s shown nothing but apathy and disgust for my gift I spent a whopping fifteen bucks on.  That’s feline gratitude for you…

Three weeks ago, I informed you that Buster was losing an eye and I had nothing adhesive to put it back in place….

Let me get the staple gun…

Well, I did buy some super glue.  But I hate to say that I’ve yet to actually fix poor Buster’s eye.  I had to fold him back in to produce Evil Squirrel for the SCT request countdown finale the next day… and since I’ve had no reason to fold Buster back out since then, I haven’t bothered to glue his peeper back on.  Oh well, it’s only Buster….

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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16 Responses to Weekend Threesome – 3/13/22

  1. Teddy is interested in new toys for about…….3 minutes. One thing that seems to work is what friends call “marinating” the toys in a sealed bag full of catnip. It works to rejuvenate that aroma cats like. Poor Buster – considering the things that have befallen him through the years I think a loose eye is no biggie – put a piece of duct tape over it and make him a pirate possum.

    Pam

    • Ody LOVES scratch pads (It’s seriously like Christmas when I get him a new one), but everything else just gets the look of apathy. Maybe I should see if he’d like to use Buster as a toy, that would solve two problems at once!

  2. Willow Croft says:

    Gotta love cats! I’m always amazed that Moon Pie plays with her toys as much as she does!

    • I’m surprised if I ever see Ody playing with one of the billion toys scattered across the room. He used to be scary good at seeking out stray twist ties to play with, but now the height of his exercise activity is chasing treats I bounce across the floor to him…

  3. mydangblog says:

    Your Ody looks like a larger version of the tuxedo cat my daughter is adopting. I can’t wait until she brings her home–she’s such a sweetie. And what’s the point of having a cellphone without an sim card? What do you even do with it? Lol

    • It has (or at least is supposed to have, mine doesn’t as I’ve found out) all of the apps on it we’d need at work, and I’d assume will eventually replace the (better) devices that can be checked out from the lock box, and of which there’s nowhere near enough for everyone. It was never intended to actually be used as a cellphone, thought we were told we could make it a personal one at our own expense. For me, it’s just a weight in my work vest pocket…

  4. I’d like to congratulate you on getting the smartphone but I know your thoughts on the topic. Still, having a smartphone for picture taking is such a convenience. I do hope you’ll take advantage of that. They take decent enough images (certainly more than adequate for posting on blogs) and the convenience factor makes them useful for impromptu outings. Good luck.

  5. Kismet says:

    I hate the phone. You have to drop whatever you’re doing and tell the salesperson at the other 3ne that you’re not interested in what’s being pushed. Even just ignoring a call is a bother.

  6. At least you bought the ‘fix it’ for Buster’s eye. And there’s nobody lurking in the shadows all ready to stick a needle in the thing…. 😫😒😲😭😰😱

  7. draliman says:

    You monster – poor Buster.
    I’m so sorry you’ve had a brand spanking new smartphone forced upon you. What were they thinking?

  8. randomlyerin says:

    You might have better luck with the eye surgery using E6000, it’s gooey-er.

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