We Hardly Knew Ye


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Congratulations! I've been following your bat chasing in vicarious fear. There's a poignancy here too. Living along isn't easy after being used to living with another. You're doing great. What will you conquer next? Inquiring minds want to know ;) I still rememember making lasagna for the first time on my own (at the age of 35!) in my very first apartment as a singleton. The top layer was all dry because I'd run out of sauce and didn't have any aluminum foil. I removed the top layer of noodles and warmed my dish through in the microwave, saying 'to hell with it, i'll make lasagna stew!'

Posted by Amanda (not verified) on Mon, 08/07/2006 - 04:12

I'm really glad for you that you handled the bat so well.

I don't mean to alarm you but, in my experience, "catch and release" with bats sometimes is not effective because bats are a lot like homing pigeons.

Even without the "release", bats are also like Italians, they usually live with a bunch of relatives.

Posted by David Scrimshaw (not verified) on Mon, 08/07/2006 - 11:55

What will I conquer next? Well, I did think Claudine was possibly a tarantula, so maybe giant spiders. Though according to David, I may be tackling Claudine's first cousin.

But thank you, Amanda, for the lasagna stew story - I will think of that the next time I fuck up a recipe.

I wish I could thank you David, but instead, I shudder.

Posted by megan on Mon, 08/07/2006 - 23:24