Thursday, January 06, 2005

A Brush with Destiny, or How the PodBlog Already Saved My Life

Yesterday I left the office after a rousing 2 hour game of Motherlode, walking to the 1/9 via 28th Street. I was on 28th between 6th and 7th, aka the plant-store block, as the store owners were taking in the plants for the night. I'd just had some excitement on 5th and 27th, as that block was totally filled with police vehicles due to this situation. It was about 5:30 and it was raining slightly.
I felt like something was walking next to me, so I looked around for the cat who lives in one of the plant stores. This summer, the cat's entire body (except for its head and paws) was shaved, and I wanted to see if the hair had grown back properly and if it was still as cute as it was last spring. But sadly, I couldn't find the cat.
My suspicion was right, however, as I did feel something brush against my left foot. It felt just like a cat. Unfortunately, as you may all have guessed, it was not a cuddly feline, it was A HUGE RAT THAT WAS TOUCHING MY FOOT.
About 8 inches long with a similarly long tail, the rat had grayish brown fur. After colliding with my foot it ran off into the street. I didn't scream or jump or do any of the typical "girl" responses. Instead, I almost passed out. I thought about amputation, but ruled it out as the rat hadn't actually touched my skin. I'd have to burn my clothes though, and do something terrible to my favorite shoes. All this made me want to die. But I comforted myself knowing that I could write about it today on the PodBlog and that made me feel a lot better.
Jeremy called me Rat Foot all night yesterday. I probably shouldn't have posted that tidbit here.

6 Comments:

Blogger Pesach said...

Wow, I always walk by those import clothing places and get a really sketchy vibe.

I personally felt psychicly dirty after spending so much time playing Motherlode yesterday. I can't put my finger on exactly what it was that put me off so much, but for a good 15 minutes after leaving, I just felt really gross...in a Motherlode sort of way. My girlfriend (what was her moniker again? Miggy?) had a show last night, so I was able to get it out of my head, but then right as I was going to sleep, I kept seeing that big mineral maze. Bronzium! Silverium! Einsteinium!

I may have to play another quick round today.

January 6, 2005 at 10:57 AM  
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