Thursday, October 12, 2006

two updates

1) The scary clown outside my office is now wearing a single fluorescent yellow lace glove on its creepy mannequin hand.

2) Well, this one only qualifies as an update to those who’ve heard me tell the following story (and they are many):

About a month ago, I started noticing a strange noise outside my apartment building: “Waah!” It sounded sort of like a bird—but not quite. It was a short, loud, simple sound, performed at random intervals. Not anguished, just squawky. One day I came home and saw a guy standing on the corner of my street, shouting “Waah!”

Mystery solved.

Then, last night, I heard the familiar “Waah!” but this time it was answered by a different voice, also saying “Waah!” The inflection was the same, but the vocal cords clearly belonged to someone else. It carried on for a couple of minutes. An entire conversation composed of one non-word.

I welcome any theories you might have.

6 comments:

Schrodinger's Kitten said...

Pan-dimensional communication through time?

Cheryl said...

That does seem like the most logical explanation, doesn't it?

thelastnoel said...

"Waaaah" means I'll-meet-you-at- the-bar-for-drinks in Bhutanese.

Cheryl said...

I wish he'd be more specific, as in "Waaaah! The Chalet in Eagle Rock at 9:30!"

wasabi press said...

cutest thing I saw all day today: about 100 candy corn, smashed flat on the sidewalk. I don't know why, but it made me grin maniacally.

Also, in response to your question about the bread bunny photo on me own blog:

steal it, baby! (just credit jay jao) so what kinds of shenanigans shall we do when you and Jamie are next in town? i'm voting hard for karaoke.

Cheryl said...

You might not vote so hard for karaoke if you'd heard me sing. Consider yourself warned.