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9/6/04 - Day 67 >> to the future >> dwell in the past >> latest
One sick puppy
I hope HamsterWatch readers are aware that when I quote stuff, it's cuz they said it - strange as it usually is - I wish I could make up this kind of crap!
At this point I guess I'm committed to the verbatim thing.. too bad, cuz I can think up a good caption or two for this shot
Note: I didn't pay much attention to them today.. who could?
Diane used the veto - as expected and pinky-sworn - and Nik was forced to put up Karen.. Cowboy is dogging everyone like gum on a shoe
Cowboy: I understand what you had to do
Diane: It's a relationship thing
Diane (to Drew): It's ok, we can talk, it doesn't matter anymore.. Cowboy knows
Diane: I feel like crap
Karen's taking the news pretty well.. for Karen
Her grooming rituals done, Karen heads through the house and down the hall to the clouds.. feeders tremble with anticipation.. will she attack? Is she armed??
pffftt, just a nice civil chat.. Nik tags along so she doesn't miss the fireworks but has to play I Lost Something when there's no blood to be found
Diane has a pre-nap cozy with Drew - Cowboy's there too, of course.. after a typically sentimental and goofy convo, she goes off in half-cocoon mode to nap next-door
Diane: Don't leave me alone today, guys!
Cowboy: I won't, but I don't wanna be called 'the plague' either.. I want this to be as cool as can be.. I trust you more than anything, Diane
Diane: I trust you too
Cowboy: I prayed, and it happened
Diane: That's one good thing I did here, coming up with that plan
Cowboy: Two! You got him!
Diane: I'm soooo lucky
(they go over all the past competitions)
Cowboy: The push button, I woulda won that, but Marvin stepped down
Cowboy: Sending Karen in to come get Diane to come talk to her (last night), that's chickenshit way to get her
Cowboy: I remember this one time at camp..
(I swear he said that! He goes on to tell a long, long story..)
Cowboy: Diane? I'm horny
Outside, the other team grumbles over their betrayal, and practices future Kick You Out speeches they know they'll never get to say.. a short lockdown revives euchre..
and then.. Karen makes lunch
Run for the border
Here comes one of the finest segments to ever go out on the feeds..
Bonus double-ups to the camera operator on duty: HamsterWatch star of the day!
He or she deserves a big fat raise
Karen tells them she'll go make lunch.. (like 6-year-olds at play, they assume she would).. she heads inside muttering under her breath "Ok, kid food coming up"
She sets out her ingredients and starts chopping tomatoes.. chop chop chop..
she moves from side to side - blocking our view, as if she can feel us watching -
the camera dude-person runs from window to window, ever regaining a clear view..
chop chop chop.. pan up to the euchre crowd through the window.. chop chop chop.. close-up of her knife.. chop chop chop.. back to euchre-ers.. chop chop chop
back and forth in a sequence that would have made Hitchcock proud
She adds onions.. chop chop chop.. hmm what else do we have? Olives!.. chop chop
we can hear the wheels turning in her head as we pan back to euchre - and Drew, who'd first shown Diane that his feelings were true by eating a dreaded olive.. chop chop
Chop chop chop.. meat goes on the stove - she glances at us once as it browns.. oh, the tension! Will she poison Drew with olives or won't she??
She reads the box again.. adds water.. adds the tomatoes and onions.. and holds back the olives! Feeders are a little disappointed.. but then she takes it all off the stove and stirs them in!! Pour over chips, sprinkle with cheese, bake.. "Lunch is ready"
They dig in - they love it! Karen doesn't have any but she watches.. (I think I saw
a hint of a sly grin, that she was suppressing with this sip.. I could be wrong)
Diane: Karen, it looks so awesome!
Drew: Taco Bell needs to start taking notes!
Karen tells them what's in it - she mentions the olives - they all keep eating, even Drew.. they rarely listen to her anyway
Nakomis entertains everyone over lunch with amusing anecdotes about pet care
Parvovirus is really bad, it eats away at the intestinal linings.. they have diarrhea and vomiting.. (she describes it in detail)..
You know those little Boston terriors with the bug-eyes? You can pop their eyes out if you squeeze them right.. I've seen it happen.. (she describes it in detail)..
I babied Grrr through parvo - I think I can baby him through neutering ok
In a fluke of good timing for all - them and us - Drew breaks the oven just as Nik pauses to shovel a bite
Drew: There's smoke coming out of here!
Nik (singsong voice): Drew broke the microwave!
Drew: I put it on convection? It said something about griddle? I didn't do anything different
(Karen investigates, and fixes it by pulling out a piece of plastic)
Another nap for the new power trio.. remember Diane saying a few days ago "If Adria asks where her chapstick is one more time, I'll kill her!"
Diane: Where's my damn chapstick? There it is.. Drew, put on your hat.. show me how you wear your hat
Sshhh now everyone's asleep, taking advantage of inside lockdown.. in yet another WTF moment, footsteps are heard clearly on the feeds - several times - Karen even wakes up, then goes outside (huh? it's lockdown!).. Nik joins her shortly and dispenses some sisterly love.. Diane justifies another decision by slightly revising history, and maybe slightly revising plans too
Nik: If I have to listen to him (Cowboy) anymore, I'm going to rip! my! face! OFF!!!
Nik: Blood can take over water, but his blood has been watered down with grain alcohol
Diane (about Karen, holding up pinky): Girl, I never gave you this! Never! And I promise you, the vote will be unanimous! And it not, it'll be a tie
Diane: I feel like it's wrong.. (they count the votes again).. 2nd would be ok.. maybe we should just get rid of him
Nik continues pouring on the charm.. Karen & Diane compare notes on weight gain..
Cowboy tries to relive last night's BBQ3 SmackDown victory, but it isn't the same with underdone pork.. or those shorts
Nik: If you could have either a third eye or a third asshole, which one would you have?
Diane: I'm chunky now
Karen: I'm squishy.. those can be our new nicknames
Cowboy: This could be my last week here, let's not talk about fat
Cowboy: I'm horny, Drew
Diane: Are you serious?
Cowboy: Yea, I have been for a few days
Diane: Imagine being me & Drew
Cowboy: Aww shit! Blue balls hurts!
I came in on this just as Drew was towel-snapping someone - I assumed it was Diane..
Karen and Cowboy take their Thursday places
Let me help you with that
Drew decides to do a shadow puppet show for Diane at bedtime (foreplay).. Cowboy steps in to help.. Drew wants to see how it looks too.. ahh romance!
Cowboy climbs into bed with Drew & Diane, and then with Karen.. once he goes back home to the wood room Karen announces she's putting in her earplugs - like she's always said - then she lays there wide awake, listening as the happy couple gloats about what they've pulled off, how great they are, and how sucky Nakomis & Karen are.. like she's always listened to them, all those kissy-kissy-jerky-jerky nights, just like we have
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