April 14th, 2006

[ waldo ]

in the corner

I woke up early this morning to prepare more information for my presentation tomorrow (it's less than nineteen hours away!) and found quite the scene upon returning to my room from taking a shower. Suzy's cat seemed fascinated with something near some boxes I have stacked in the corner, and at first glance it looked like a large, grey ball of dirt and hair. I try to keep my room fairly well-kept though, which made it doubtful that the mother of all dust bunnies would have taken up residence next too my dirty clothes hamper. My next guess was that it was a crumpled-up piece of paper that looked dark from being in the shadows, and as I hadn't put on my glasses yet that was certainly a possibility.

However, with the aid of my prescription lenses, I soon noticed that it wasn't a dust ball or piece of paper at all, but one of the hamsters from Shelly's room. Apparently he had found a way to escape from his cage, get around a closed bedroom door, negotiate the set of stairs leading to the lower level of the house, and wander into my room before the cat finally caught up to him. Quite the intrepid hamster - although playing Houdini in a house with a cat may not be the wisest move open to him.

And in an odd twist, I saw a girl with a Duprasi (Pachyuromys duprasi) on campus today.
How unusual is that?
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