December 25th, 2004

Wishful Thinking

When I was in elementary school, my teachers had alphabet cards posted above the blackboard in front of the room. Along with the capital and small versions of the letter, there was also a picture of something that either started with that letter or made a noise that sounded like that letter. For some reason I particularly remember that there was a picture of a motorboat for the letter “n.” (I probably remember that one because I got in trouble once for making the “nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn” noise as I went back to my chair from the front of the classroom.

Anyway, I think it was an “f” that they had a picture of a hissing cat. “Fffffffffffffffffffffff” being the noise they’re supposed to be making, of course. I’m here to tell you that the company that made those cards was misinformed. The hissing of a cat is more like a prolonged angry “h” sound. It should also be accompanied by bad breath. If there’s a letter that sounds like the unholy growling of creatures born from pain and made of fire, they could also use a picture of a growling cat. I should know: I’ve been hearing it non-stop since about 10 minutes after I made that last post.

I’m so disappointed in Dala and Nutmeg. Well, Dala anyway. I expect Nutmeg to be a jerk, after all. Princeton just wants to play and have friends, but the other two will not hear of it. They now hiss when they see him even a room away.

*le sigh*

It’s going to be a long 10 days…

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