Yesterday Tanner recommended to the GNO list that we start trying to hold it on Mondays since Thursdays are now all but impossible for everyone except Andy and me. Ben and Conni bowed out, then Tanner did. Instead of going for pizza we decided instead to go out to Firebirds. Andy had ulterior motives as well -- he wanted to get a map of London. Also, I'd mentioned the idea of getting a pepper grinder for him, and he decided to follow up on it. For those just joining us, I'm hyper-sensitive to pepper so I never cook with it, and the stuff in our shaker has been there for about as long as we've been married. We may've refilled it once. Maybe. Anyway, with a pepper grinder he'll probably get more flavor, and I can buy small amounts from Whole Foods when it runs out, rather than keeping a box of ground pepper around for years.
Gail likes sitting on the back of our living room chair. In the past week or so she's decided that anyone who sits in the chair proper is entitled to a free grooming. She's been grooming me on the face for a while now, but she has rarely used her teeth and never her claws. Unfortunately when faced with the back of a head she appears to be laboring under the assumption that I'm another cat, so she goes as it in full claw and tooth mode. Fortunately she gets tired of it quickly, probably because my hair is so long and the individual strands take forever.
Thena is still a lap kitty. Her favorite pastime is playing "Guess who's a space heater tonight?" which I watch anything from the Gail-guarded chair. Andy usually flops out on the couch with his laptop, so I inhabit the chair when I'm not at my computer. We don't tend to watch much tv, though we've started watching Trading Spaces and While You Were Out on a vaguely regular basis when we remember. More often than not I'm watching him play PS2 games; currently showing is Final Fantasy IX. I just hope things stay cool for a while longer; I like the quality time with Foo.