"Mister Gato [above left with mouse and at right dancing cheek to cheek with Chow Fun] had a busy week, which involved catching a couple of mice (though one got away)," wrote blogfriend Barry Campbell of enrevanche last week, giving us the opportunity to reply, in the comments, "How do we know it's not a fake mouse placed under Gato's paw by a Musbollah sympathizer?"
"Love Letters," the play that keeps on giving -- our sis and her dear friend Bill, proprietor of the totally awesome Amesbury Playhouse, played it most memorably a couple of years back -- came to mind in our recent email correspondence with Barry Campbell -- proprietor of enrevanche -- the tenderest blogfriend ever, loving husband of Carrie and faithful animal companion to Mr. Gato and the chows:
He: I think "tagging" people with blogmemes in public is tacky, so I've refrained from doing so, but I'm sending this along to each of you because I'd *love* to know the answers to these questions, if you're so inclined. If you decide to play along, please do let me know (though since I read all of your blogs, I'll figure it out sooner or later.)
We: EGAD . . . These sorts of things -- like cats -- get my tongue. I do have the Tufte book in my bookcase just over on the other side of the room . . .
Honored to be asked, but not my kind of thing -- Some distantly related stuff in my Normblog profile.
Off to Massachusetts Eye and Ear tomorrow for cataract surgery . . . Everyone says it will be a piece of cake.
He: Cataract surgery: I will be thinking of you. Two aunts and an uncle have had it done and say it's an easy recovery and a life-changing experience.
We: Good news . . . I'm home after the cataract surgery, and all is well.
Looking TOTALLY glamorous and topical in a Barbary Pirates eyepatch. ;)
All best to you, Carrie, Gato and the chows.
He: Fabulous news, and thanks for letting me know -- sorry for the delay in response; I am on a travel week in California (meetings and training) and badly behind on my e-mail. I am sure that your (temporary) new look is très à la mode!
We: Today they "removed the bandages" = removed the patch, and voila! I can see clearly now . . . The doc, congratulating us both on his excellent work pronounced it "Perfect!"
Thanks for your good wishes.
He: Mazel tov. Wonderful news!
Love -- together with a good opthalmologist -- conquers all.
Update: Speaking of excellent work, be sure to check out Friday Ark -- Centennial Edition! -- at Modulator.