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James Lays Down the Cold, Hard Truth

18 Oct

A couple of weeks ago I was lying in bed with Mouse on my lap. I lifted up his front half to admire his cuteness, and while I was doing so he reached out really slowly with one of his back feet until it rested on my bottom lip.

I was so shocked that I just stayed there, with Mouse and I staring at each other while I was holding his front paws and he had his back paw on my mouth.

Anyway, a little while after that I was talking to Mouse (with James in the room).

Me: Do you remember that time you put your poo-digging foot on my mouth?
James: (very gently) Kaye … they’re all poo-digging feet.

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Wishful Thinking

11 Sep

We have a cat sitter who sends us updates and photos of the cats whenever we’re away. James calls them her “proof of life” photos.

This is one of our favourites from awhile back:
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Anyway, James showed me a drawing he did of Mouse on the iPad:
IMG_0031Me: Is that your shitty version of proof of life?
James: (taking the picture proudly back to his parents) Kaye said it looks just like the photos we get from the cat sitter!

Cat Life

17 May

A few weeks ago James and I were in bed with Kyoto was sitting at our feet. Then Mouse jumped up and started bothering Kyoto, so Kyoto got pissed and left and Mouse chased after him.

*pause*
James: (sounding annoyed) Well now we have no cats

Also have a bonus selfie of James and Mouse.
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Cat Musings From James

20 Sep

James: Would you go to a cat convention?
Me: What?! No! What would there even be at a cat convention?
James: Lots of things. New catnip technologies. New laser pointer technologies. Combination catnip and laser pointers. Information about cat food. Cat food trends, like raw meat in little boxes. See? There’s a lot of scope.
Me: 
James: (still thinking) Scratching post trends …

Asian or Hispanic?

27 Jan

San Francisco has a much larger Hispanic population than Seattle (and Seattle in turn has more than Melbourne, where we have like, none). So to my chagrin, a lot of the time I have a hard time figuring out whether someone is Hispanic or Asian.

Not all Asians and Hispanics, obviously, but there is definitely an overlapping area where I can’t tell if people are Hispanic or maybe Filipino or half-Asian. Anyway, a couple of months ago I discovered that James has the same blind spot.

James: There’s a Chinese guy in my office who lives near us.
Me: Oh cool. What’s his name?
James: Rodrigo.

“Pretty Woman” According to James

23 Dec

Last night we were in the car and a song I recognised from the Pretty Woman soundtrack started playing. James said that he had seen the movie but I didn’t believe him and challenged him on his Pretty Woman knowledge.

Picture James starting off quite tentative, looking at me for confirmation because he wasn’t 100% sure he was on the right track. Then when I didn’t correct him he got more and more confident, finishing his last sentence loudly and victoriously.

James: She’s a hooker and he’s a rich guy. They fall in love for no reason and she goes shopping a lot. And the hotel staff are mean to her except one guy. Also the shop people. And she buys a lot of stuff and shows them her credit cards and is like “look at all this shit I bought! You fuckers!”

I hate it when James is right even when he’s bluffing like I’m pretty sure he is now. I still don’t think he’s watched Pretty Woman. I think he absorbed plot knowledge through pop culture.

Just So I Don’t Forget!

23 Jun

James was watching the new RoboCop the other night. Afterwards he was telling me about the movie and said:

James: You know, the real heroes were the software engineers who wrote the program that detected who the bad guys were. Even though RoboCop was the one shooting everyone, all the real work had already been done by then.

The more I smirked the more indignant he got.

I also remember aaaages ago when he finished watching Rise of the Planet of the Apes he was like:

James: (in a really thoughtful tone) That was a really inspiring monkey.

And every time I bring that up he’s always super defensive – “well he was an inspiring monkey!”

James has odd movie heroes.