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Lion King, rants, and more!

I wanted to post yesterday but things were hectic. Anyway, Lion King was brilliant! Of course, I didn't think it would be anything but! Mom thought it was overrated. She thought some scenes were pointless and that 'Timon and Pumbaa should have gotten more time'. She doesn't understand why Scar got another song and they didn't. I mentioned that there was an extra scene with those two even though it was supposed to bring Simba's past back, it focused on Simba's problems and not really Timon and Pumbaa. She didn't understand that and she didn't understand why Scar needed more character profiling (not her words). That song was to show his madness and his frame of mind. I've been listening to the OBCR for a long time now so I was very hyped up to seeing it finally.
I cried during Circle of Life but really, are any of you surprised? That song always makes me cry, the movie version, Broadway version, and the Elton John version! It was wonderful how they did it, I read about everything but it doesn't compare to seeing it with your own eyes. The stampede was done very nicely, I was waiting to see that! I cried during Shadowland which is my favorite Broadway LK song. Endless Night also made me cry, it reminds me of Dad and if I'm in an emotional mood it brings the tears out ;)
One By One, wow, that was fun! My mom's friend didn't like it, she doesn't like African music (wtfbbq!). This one guy was about 8 feet behind us (we were front row balcony) and was twirling his bird on a stick. Joy!
THe man that played Zazu was great! I'm not a huge fan of Zazu in the movie but him and Rafiki were probably my favorite characters in the musical. Rafiki...what the heck can I say about her but OMFGLOL!!!
Okay that's my review, I recommend it to anybody that hasn't seen it. Next musical I see is Wicked in February!

Yesterday was a blah day. I went around the city looking for a job and got stuck in traffic on the way to Westwood, made me really late for my therapy appointment! Mom was there (to pick me up I guess) and they ripped into me. They don't believe I look for a job because 'you should have gotten one by now.'
At this point I don't care if they don't believe me but my therapist keeps saying it's a shame because 'mom will put you in an institution for not being able to function in the real world'. Um..wtf?
Also 'if you can plan a trip to a city like New York you can get a job'. That's another wtf! All you have to do for vacations is get to the airport in time, find your hotel, and know when to ask people for directions! You can do a lot more but that's the basic outline of it. Getting a job is different. If you want to compare my life with the NY trip then compare how I can find my way around Los Angeles! That's the main problem of being in a huge city with transportation I think, is finding the right buses and trains. I have no problem here of course, but that's how I would compare it, not to finding a job!
Whatever.

So I got only a hours sleep yesterday (Thursday) and was exhausted! Mom kept bitching at me when we were at home so I decided to get to bed early. I read a little and tried to wait until 9pm to get to sleep so I wouldn't wake up too early. Mom came in with one of those horrid plastic aquarium things and said 'you have three more mice for your collection'.
WTF!? She should know better the freaking bring questionable rodents into my room! I put them directly into the den and took a look at them. Some friends of hers, their daughter got them from PetCo only for a science project. They were to run a maze. She had them a month and then asked mom if I wanted them otherwise they'd release them. These mice...it was terrible. They have dye on them and their fur is greasy and they are squinty eyed and sick looking. Also extremely young looking, one is tiny! They were in one of these which is just terrible! Their 'bedding' was a rag (washcloth, flannel, whatever). Thei food? I was pissed as hell about their food and water, the wattle bottle was lying on it's side in the 'tank' because they couldn't be bothered to even get a proper bottle for that crappy 'tank'. I put my my finger against the spout and the way the bottle was, no water came out despite it being full! They had an unwrapped piece of string cheese as their food. Ya know, because mice live on cheese? /sarcasm.
It was unwrapped! A whole thing of string cheese is just too much for little mice so I unwrapped it and gave them a tiny piece and broke it up for the rest of the rodents. I then gave them real food. Ugh!
I took them out of that tank by the way, threw that piece of garbage out. I didn't even know I was getting some rescue mice (those are rescues in my opinion) so I only had a rat carrier clean. That was still better then their previous home, it was ventilated! So I put some Critter Country (my bedding of the month) and closed it up. Hooked the water up so they could reach it. Poor little mice. Mom was even upset about it...well I shouldn't say 'even' because she knows the proper type of living space and food a rat should get so why should a mouse be different?

I finally got to crash around 8pm and then woke up this morning at 4:50. I almost got back to sleep when Leela (that's her name) started meowing and tearing around the room. Zoe and Spencer were giving her 'wtf?' looks XD
Leela doesn't like my cats yet but she doesn't attack them, just growls and hisses and meows so it's not too bad. Spencer and Zoe don't initiate the verbal sparring but they do respond to her. I think poor Spencer has a cold, he was sneezing and his had a runny nose. His coat is shiny as are his eyes so I'm not too worried. I'll call the vet, I don't want him giving it to the other three cats! Leela should go in soon for shots and just to be checked over.

I think I'm caught up, I'm sitting at my desk with Zoe on the back of my chair, Leela roaming the house (finally being brave enough to), and Spencer sleeping on his my bed.

Mom and I have some errands to do today and we're going to somebody's house for dinner tonight. Mom is bringing the food because the parents won't be home and it's just the kids.

I want to thank the lovely Vanessa for the gorgeous holiday card! I got it yesterday, it's so beautiful!
It's this art, isn't it adorable!? You can find three more holiday themed pictures here, I'm loving that Draco!
I was having a crappy day yesterday and seeing the card made me feel a bit better :)
Tags: cats, family, friends, holidays, leela, mice, mom, musicals, musings, pet problems, rants, spencer, squee!, therapy
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