Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Is there a phoiba word for this?

I'm not afraid of much. My biggest fear is fear of the unknown. I guess I'm what Kennedy was talking about "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." I'm not afraid of spiders - but I'm not a fan of them either. Small spaces don't frighten me, but it's also not like I'd choose to go in one. I don't like the dark and tend to turn on a light before I enter a room. But I don't need a night-light to sleep.

But I have a very substantial fear that I'm going to turn into the Crazy Cat Lady. You know, the one who has multiple cats, framed pictures of them, carries pictures with and shows them at parties, she continuously smells of cats.

And I just became a cat owner. I am currently sitting at the Crazy Cat Lady crossroads and do not want to go down it. I don't want to be given post-it notes with cats on it as gifts, and I am way to cute and way to funny to be the Crazy Cat Lady.

I think I'm blogging about this so that someone else knows about it, even though nearly everyone in my life has heard me talk about it. It's like I'm counting on someone to hold me responsible to NOT become that lady. A friend of mine says I can easily avoid this in two steps. One, never have more than one cat. And two, (this is for all facebook users) never have a facebook photo album dedicated just to my cat. She says pictures of pets are like pictures of your lover, naked. They're nice for you, but no one else cares. I think she has a very valid point.

I've read that every writer needs a cat. Well here I am. And here is my cat, on my lap watching the cursor crawl across the screen.

This here is my self-pledge to love my cat whole-heartedly (and so far, he rocks) but to love the fact that I am NOT the Crazy Cat Lady now and intend to stay that way.


  1. Not to be critical but you are in need of a correction on your quote. That was no Kennedy of any stripe who said that - certainly not Ted, who can't carry the shoes of the man who did.

    That would be another Democrat - a REAL Democrat, not a socialist Kennedy - by the name of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR).

    Although many have accused FDR of being a socialist, as well.

  2. Now that I think of it, you're right, it was FDR. Thanks for the correction.

    And socialist, Democrat real or fake, it does not matter to me. Either are better than a republican.