Friday, September 23, 2005

Mikey the academic otter

  • Every time I see a story about housing prices my immediate response is to get very angry and wonder who the hell has all this money to pay for such expensive homes. Everywhere around the country, homes seem to cost more than I can afford -- am I really so woefully underpaid?

  • Both Dave and Gene got on my case earlier this week in response to the sappy nature of my latest column. I'm sure, then, that they will be able to relate to this.

  • Myron and I share a last name and an ambition to one day be on a beer can.

  • "She likes the school and wants to stay, but doesn't think she can succeed without her ferret." --- You know, for quite some time I've been talking about going back to university, but I have never considered what would happen if I couldn't bring Mikey the river otter along to lectures. How the hell am I supposed to manage without my river otter?
    "Uhm, Mr. Cope, your otter is eating my briefcase."
    "I know, but look, he's got it on his belly -- how cute! He makes me so happy. I would never be able to endure the rigors of academia without you, Mikey!"

  • "I think people will want to come here." Indeed. --- The jokes just write themselves with this story.
  • 2 comments:

    Beth said...

    Actually, your recent column was one of my favorites. It's a sad person that can't appreciate sappiness in its finest form.

    AmourArmor said...

    I don't know why, but I burst out laughing, so hard that I'm crying right now at your otter story...

    Oh, god. hilarious.

    ~Jae