Monday, 1 November 2010

Surreal Workstations at 10 months

Sunday morning at the Lost Property office of Liverpool Street Station:

Me: Excuse me but has a pink umbrella been handed in?
Man behind the desk: What colour was it?
Me: Er. Pink.
Man rummages through cardboard box, picks one and shows me.
Me: Er, that’s a black brolly.
Man rummages through cardboard box, picks another and shows me.
Me: That’s more a polka dot red.
Man: How big was the umbrella?
Me: It’s a foldable brolly about a foot long.
Man goes round the back and returns with a fine bunch of golfing umbrellas all bigger than me.

Charlie says: Here is the silly human’s workspace for nice Summer’s Show Your Workplace Blogfest! I am refusing to move until she hands me the keys to the front door.


Bloggie friends!! Today my blog is…… 10 months young!! WHOOPEEEE!

Have a magnificent Monday eveyone!

48 comments:

The Creek Cats said...

Happy 10 Months, Charlie!!!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Have to hand it to Charlie. He knows how to get his way!

Ginger Jasper said...

Wahey.. 10 months.. I am so glad that you started blogging. You are looking good there my friend.. Here is to many more blog posts.. Mum says thank you so much for that gorgeous kitty card.. Hugs GJ xx

klahanie said...

Hello Old Kitty,
Remind me not to lose anything at Liverpool Street Station. My goodness, you couldn't make it up.
Congratulations on the ten month anniversary of your very nice blog.
Thanks for your very thoughtful comments on my blog. That was most appreciated.
Here's wishing you a most peaceful and positive Monday.
In kindness, Gary
x

The Chair Speaks said...

Happy 10 blogging months!
Charlie, you look like a pro posing for a photo shoot.

* HeeBum * said...

hye cute kitty.. ^^

Ann Best said...

Now that is an umbrella story if I ever heard one! Delightful!!

And now, this is MY wild story of the day that I'm using to reconnect with those bloggers whom I don't want to lose:

“A glitch in Blogger forced me finally to delete my old blog. I imported everything except the followers (which you evidently can’t do) into my new one whose title is now “A” Long Journey Home instead of Long Journey Home. I’m now re-following you because I don’t want to lose touch with what you’re writing/doing in life!!”
Ann

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations!
And on more than one account, too! *wink*

Katnip Lounge said...

Hahahaha! You HAVE to love cretins.
Really, it's a rule.

Happy ten months!

Summer said...

Yay!! First one!!! I love it, and especially with Charlie there, of course.

Stupid umbrella man!

lupie said...

Happy 10th Month Blog Anniversary!

Hehehe ... So, did you manage to locate your pink umbrella at the end??

Well Jenn, you have a very neat workspace really! Mine .. is full of biscuits crumbs hahaha! :) and silly stuff!

Er..Charlie, you are still grounded? I hope you are feeling better?

Love from us all!

Manzanita said...

You say the umbrella is a fold up but I suppose where it rains a lot, you have many umbrellas. I knew I saw what looked like the hook of an umbrella on the back of the chair where Charlie sat. So I checked and yes, tan purse also hung over the chair and a jade plant in front. I don't know why, but I remembered the details of that particular picture. Funny man, "What color?" Hope you find it.
Another week .......

Reenie said...

Had to laugh at the conversation :)

Over here, a 'brolly' is a 'brellie' :)

Jacqueline said...

You just can't get good help these days!...Sorry about the umbrella; that man probably gave it to someone who came looking for their cell phone!...LOVE the handsome Charlie photo=he looks so gorgeously regal!...Hope you both have a great week!...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Boonie S said...

Lucky it wasn’t Charlie’s flowerpot hat that was lost – coincidentally, about which I wrote a haiku….. as follows…..

“Charlie super cat
Where is his flowerpot hat?
Guess he laughs at that”.

Have a nice brollyless day, Boonie

Kea said...

Happy 10th month blogoversary! I have no idea how you can remember. LOL.

As for those umbrellas, I'd have taken the one I liked the best out of the lot. Ha.

Big smooches and continued healing purrs to Charlie.

Susan Fields said...

Happy 10-month blogiversary! Good luck finding your umbrella. :)

Al said...

Happy ten month day!!!!!

The Monkeys said...

Happy 10 months! We wish you many, many more!

Charlie, your intimidation tactics are wonderful!

Brian said...

Happy 10 month blogoversary, way to go Charlie and Mom!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy 10 months blogaversary Charlie.
Probably the person who lost the black umbrella also lost the will to live when they were offered your pink one instead and so took it in desperation.

Tara said...

Not even sure what to say about Umbrella Man. *blinking* Um...

Love that photo!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Happy 10 month Blogiversary! Love the writing space!!

Ann said...

Love the work space and Charlie’s determination. Happy 10 months Charlie.

Men are just a bit thick that way you know and most of them are colour blind into the bargain.LOL

Have a wonderful Monday and November First!

The Words Crafter said...

Oh, I love Charlie! And he looks like he's smiling, too! Happy ten months! And nice space!

The Words Crafter said...

Oh yeah, I fed the hamster :)

Bossy Betty said...

Happy 10 Months! Take the umbrellas and run!

Lydia Kang said...

I love how your cat is like, "It's all about me, people. Me."

So cute! And congrats on your blog being 10 months young!

Amparo Ortiz said...

Happy blogaversary!!! Here's to ten bazillion more months! ;)

notesfromnadir said...

Hi Charlie,
Hope you're feeling better.

Apparently the person at the Lost Property office has a problem discerning pink from black & polka dot red umbrellas!

LTM said...

lol @what color? er, pink. :D

Your kitty's Charlie? Is he wearing earrings? Very pretty kitty and very clean workspace... mine's a bit... dusty. ;p

happy 10th~

Marg said...

MOL, Charlie, you are very funny, you know. What a good idea to just strike and not move, so you can go outside. Hope it works for you.
Congrats to Mom on the 10 months. Keep going now.
Too funny about the pink umbrella.
Have a super week.

Sammy and Andy said...

Happy 10 months of blogging, sweet Charlie and Old Kitty. We are so very thankful for your blog. xxxxxxxx

Lola Sharp said...

Charley is such a ham. I love him.

Man, the incompetence of people...a PINK umbrella (which is the color of my favorite brolly, too) dude! *sigh*

Happy 10 months!

Katie Anderson said...

Ha! I love that Charlie has taken centre stage in this photo.

Congrats on your 10 month blogiversary, and thanks for all the lovely comments on my blog :)

Carolyn Abiad said...

Happy blogoversary!

We have two desks in this house, neither of which are mine. I work in the dining room. Sigh. Someday I'll get promoted to a desk.

Thanks for following me!

Ellie said...

And the colour was? LOL. Some people.

C R Ward said...

Happy 10 month blogoversary! I like your workspace, especially the way that Charlie is holding it hostage. :-)

Talli Roland said...

Yay! 10 months young! I love your blog, Old Kitty. And I adore the photos of handsome Charlie.

I'm so sorry to hear about your brolly. And what a day to lose it!

fairyhedgehog said...

Happy tenmonthiversary!

I saw this and thought of you, but then I saw they want to charge expenses. Oh well.

Melissa said...

Happy 10 months! I adore your cat! So white and fluffy and he knows he's the one with the real talent ;)

Jennifer Hoffine said...

Cute kitty! Mine prefers my desk chair.

Felted House said...

Truth is stranger than fiction they say, and it's true, if you'd made up a conversation like that nobody would have believed you!
When I was a student I had my plain navy umbrella stolen. Being hard up I decided to get an umbrella so outrageous that no one in their right mind would take it, so chose a vivid, eye-hurting turquoise with bright spots in all different colours. Everybody hated it and I was so pleased. Then of course, I left it on a bus and lost it! xx

Len said...

Hello Old Kitty! So sorry about your pink brolly! I've lost so many umbrellas I've lost count already! :(

Hart Johnson said...

teehee--Oh, some people are so bad with details...

ABBY said...

Happy 10 months!!! Wooo hooo this is great!

Hello Charlie!

purrin
xoxox
Abby

Alexandra Crocodile said...

Wow! What a guy! Fabulous:) I'm so sad you lost your brolly, though! Happy ten months, by the way! You've done a great job so far:)

Guinevere said...

Your workspace looks lovely, esecially with such a beautiful Charlie! :