A guy has his brother watch his cat while he's on vacation. First day out, he calls his brother...
"How's my cat?"
"Sorry, Bill, the cat's dead."
"Dammit, don't tell me that! Now my vacation's ruined!"
"Well, what was I supposed to say?"
"Ease me into it! Tell me that the cat's gone up on the roof, and
you can't get it down. Next time I call, tell me the cat's still on the roof, and it won't come down. Then, when I call the last time, tell me the cat died, so it's not a shock."
"Fine, fine. Sorry."
"Okay. So, how's Mom?"
"Mom's up on the roof and she won't come down."
And I will be here for the entire week.
And what about me...
I am a pretty even balance of introverted and extroverted, analytical and creative.
I am strangely addicted to Business Insider and experience FOMO if I don't at least get through every article on the first page.
I am a reliably Democratic voter.
I have had brushes with death in overambitious wilderness adventures. And I am only interested in outdoor activities "for fun" now.
I have been playing guitar since age 10 and remain an obsessive listener of rock, blues, jazz and classical music. I can also play drums, bass and piano, though I mostly just play guitar these days.
I am a film buff and one of my favorite activities has been to serve as an indie film festival juror here in the city.
I tend to be gregarious and don't take myself too seriously.
I was born and raised in S. FL and go back there several times a year. It's great in the Winter.