Sunday, September 11, 2005

I have a pet mouse in my house. I named her sleekit (inspired by an e.e. cummings poem). I also acquired a pet spider named Onan. Dad and I worked on my home today.

Two days ago I drove to Bismarck with Grandma. We visited Evelyn Neuens. Evelyn is 93, and she's both smarter and stronger than me. I mentioned last month that she was just elected into North Dakota's Cowboy Hall of Fame with Chief Sitting Bull and a couple others.

My friends Jonah and Amanda, from Washington, are arriving here tonight! Tomorrow we'll hike in the badlands. Jonah is also known as Blandow Charismium. He's the turntablist on both A Year in the Life of Slippery Goodstuff and (return to) the blackhole (...of outerspace).


Anonymous said...

sounds like you need a cat and some insect spray.

Chris Sand said...

sleekit, left a present for me on my pillow last night. in fact, she left a few. . . .

she loves it that i invaded her castle!

luckydevilgirlyshow said...

coincidence... Mr. Cummings is one of my favorite poets, and both our girls were to have Estlin as their middle name if they had been boys. I applaud your choice of names. And I will leave you with an E.E. Cummings poem that both Robert and I love:

"next to of course god america i
love you land of the pilgrims' and so forth oh
say can you see by the dawn's early my
country 'tis of centuries come and go
and are no more what of it we should worry
in every language even deafanddumb
thy sons acclaim your glorious name by gorry
by jingo by gee by gosh by gum
why talk of beauty what could be more beaut-
iful than thse heroic happy dead
who rushed like lions to the roaring slaughter
they did not stop to think they died instead
then shall the voices of liberty be mute?"

He spoke. And drank rapidly a glass of water.