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The tears of an angel

The mighty Liono’s history is a mysterious one. And part of that mystery is how a former farm cat came into such wimpy vocal chords.

Behold the mighty and mightily pathetic roar of a imploring feline desperate to make friends with the maintenance man outside:

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The soothing timbre of Liono

To help you get through your day here is a sound recording of Liono’s unbelievably loud snoring.

photo (1)

Now everyone feels better.

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The disillusionment of Liono

It’s not a secret that I like to wear costumes. During times that it’s probably inappropriate to wear costumes:

because it was Tuesday

because it was Tuesday and I needed to go grocery shopping

But it’s no fun to dress up alone. Sometimes you need a companion

I have an idea who I might ask to dress up with me

I have an idea who I might ask to dress up with me

And most of the time I feel like Liono enjoys it
your cat is smart

But I might have crossed a line. Because I was recently here and purchased something:

cats love it

cats love it

And if I love one thing more than cats, it’s unicorns. And a unicorn-cat named Liono seemed like a dream come true. So I went for it:

There is a decline in happiness

There is a decline in happiness

this isn't the face of a cat loving it

this isn’t the face of a cat loving it

this is a cat that's completely given up on anything good or just in this world

this is the face of a cat that’s completely given up on anything good or fair in this world

Maybe I should stop dressing Liono up, for both of our mental and emotional health.

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The hows and whys that involve me buying frozen vegetables

It’s a very special day in a young woman’s life when she gets to explain to people that the black eye that she is sporting is because an overweight cat jumped on her face while she was sleeping.

This will make the boys come a-runnin'

This will make the boys come a-runnin’

I would love to claim that this was the first time that I was bruised because of my cat. But, of course, that wouldn’t be true.
kitty bruises

And I would be lying if I didn’t say I was mildly concerned about what Liono’s actual motives are these days.

I'm coming for you

I’m coming for you

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What flu shot?

I look more like a consumptive child than usual today.

It’s always bad when my bangs are pulled back

Here is a brief email exchange as to why my eyes are larger than normal and I’m dressed like Small Wonder (nah, I just like dressing like Small Wonder).

> —–Original Message—–

> From: Janie
> Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:34 PM
To: Zachary
Subject: RE: We still on?

Fever – check, swollen tonsils – check, achy – check,
freezing – check

Today I was supposed to get the flu shot – I love the irony.  I feel like I am going to cry/die

And hurled the gifting of some French fries by a coworker in the middle of writing this.


Yes – read correctly, I got the flu on the day I was supposed to get the flu shot.

— On Thu, 11/15/12, Zachary  wrote
From: Zachary
Subject: RE: We still on?
To: “Janie”
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012, 1:18 PM

I hope you feel better.  I’m pretty sure Tundy is a doctor, so confer with him forthwith

To whom is he referencing?

Only paging Dr. Liono – that’s all

From: Janie
Subject: RE: We still on?
To: “Zachary”
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012, 1:25 PM

Poor shirt storm! I have listened to Joanna Newsom on loop and loop and felt so sorry for myself and melancholy and sick that I went into the bathroom and wept for my own self pity. As it turns out I am the worst sick person in the world, certainly the most over dramatic.

Peach, Plum, Pear is also quite sad.

And truthfully, the National didn’t help either.

But then again I also cried listening to Mighty Ducks III, which I have spelled Mighty Fucks so many times today I lost count.

But on further inspection….

My Adam Banks…how you’ve grown….

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Enter the psyche of my cats part II

There are certain people that you encounter in this world that you know, from the instant that you meet them, you will love forever. This love will be unconditional and have no limitations or boundaries.

It looks something like this

It looks like this, right?

I’ve yet to find that perfect Rogue and Gambit murderous/dangerous love.

But, I have a close second. And that is my cat, Liono

The bond – it is so true

In my endless string of unsuccessful human relationships, I find it encouraging that I am capable of creating such a strong connection with at least one sentient being. At some point in the near future, when industriousness reigns, I will get into how I acquired Liono

it involves me getting locked in a bathroom AND a trip to the hospital to get a roommate a spinal tap to see whether or not he was insane, or just on drugs

But until that mythical day actually happens, I will just relay the dearness and darling nature of the most charming cat in the world. Unlike the monster that is George, Liono has many loves including, but not limited to: chronic, cuddles, kisses, and tomato sauce.

And pizza

So until I can find a human being that is satisfied to sleep until two in the afternoon, and then watch and re-watch the same re-run episodes of My So-Called Life until it is drinking o’clock, I can’t be sure that anyone will be capable of replacing Liono.

and I am mostly cool with that


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When life imitates art. Or blogs.

After a long night of listening to Liono (https://youlifeisnotsogreat.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/some-people-have-children/   ) playing with bottle caps I woke up early (noon) to get my weekend fix of fried potatoes and hot sauce.

And right outside my doorstep I ran into this guy:

You life is not so NASCAR

I don’t know exactly how to feel about Dale Earnhardt Jr. hanging out in the front of my apartment surrounded by empty cans of Natty Ice.

But, I’m not surprised.


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