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Posted on Friday, October 17th, 2008

Dave!I've been thinking that bad news can always be made worse, but can rarely be made better.

Take today for example. I had to get up at 4:00am after only 4-1/2 hours sleep to make my first flight, then didn't have time for breakfast because of a very short layover in Seattle. So when my bad news came, I was both tired and hungry. Would my news have been less bad if I had been well-rested with a full stomach? Probably not. Heck, I'm pretty sure it would have still been bad news had it been delivered by two dozen topless dancing girls while eating breakfast in bed with Elizabeth Hurley. Bad news sucks regardless.

But Johnny Rockets DID have a veggie burger in stock for lunch... I DID get to eat dinner with a friend I haven't seen in a long time... and I WILL get to go fortune cookie hunting with Kentucky Girl in the morning... and it IS Dave Francisco tomorrow night... and I DO happen to be in San Francisco, which is a fantastic city... so I guess if you're going to get bad news, there are worse ways you could console yourself into recovery.

And, as if that wasn't good enough, I did get to see a rat on top of a cat on top of a dog today. That almost never happens!


Since it would be pretty hard to top something that fantastic, I won't even try.

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  1. Classified Info says:

    Impessive. I’ve never seen a rat on a cat on a dog. I’ve seen a cat rest on a dog, but never a rat on a cat. But something stranger is a tiger/pig friendship.

  2. Classified Info says:

    And besides, now I want to know what the bad news is, even though it’s probably too personal, and you wouldn’t tell me. Ever.

  3. serap says:

    I am loving rat on cat on dog! They look so comfy!

  4. omg, the picture! the picture!!

  5. bad news sucketh. but a rat on a cat on a dog is pretty damn amazing. like the universe it trying to make something up to you.

  6. Iron Fist says:

    I’m fairly certain the rat put a rufie in their water bowl.

  7. sizzle says:

    I love San Francisco. Have a great time!

    I can’t believe the rat sat on the cat and the cat sat on the dog. HOW did they train them to all get along like that?!

  8. claire says:

    I’m sorry you got bad news, but that rat/cat/dog pic is amazing. They all look so comfy and relaxed.

  9. awytch says:

    Rat-Cat-Dog, notice who is the top of the food chain there??

    Sorry to hear you got bad news in SF, though it’s sometimes better to get bad news further from home than closer.

  10. metalmom says:

    A rat on a cat on a dog….

    Do I hear a Dr Seuss story somewhere in all of that?

  11. Dagny says:

    That trio of animals is pretty legendary around here. Good luck on your quest for fortune cookies.

  12. A Lewis says:

    I don’t want any foolin’ around in the Land of Fruits and Nuts. Love, Your Favorite Fruit With Two Small Nuts.

  13. Betta says:

    I don’t know whether I should feel sorry or happy for you on this day! Anyway, were they tie up to each other, and feel asleep for the boredom?

  14. Chris G says:

    Dave, if I credit you as creator of that photo, can I post it to my facebook please? A photo that awesome deserves to be seen far and wide!

    Will wait for your response before I do so.

  15. Gina says:

    I am sorry that you got bad news. I hope that you feel better and things are better for you soon.

    Seriously? That image was not posed or Photoshopped? Crazy!

    Sounds like you do have a great environment in which to recover. If I had that environment I might be in a better mindset. Someday I too will get to San Francisco.

  16. Wow that kind of thing never happens to me! Even if I see something as cool as a rat on a cat on a dog I never have a camera to have proof of the coolness.

  17. RiceWenchie says:

    OMG, it’s a conspiracy theory in the making! The rat, cat & dog are going to rise up against us all…


  18. Patty says:

    Cute picture of the animals! Hope you are doing better and Davefrisco is fun.

  19. Cap says:

    The rat on a cat on a dog just proves the point that anything is possible in San Francisco 🙂

  20. I gave you an award over at my place 🙂

  21. the patient says:

    I’m so glad you got your veggie burger, finally. Seriously, you should not be left without. Small victories.

  22. beth says:

    Oh how I wish I were there – I love SF and the fresh fortune cookies.

    The dog/cat/rat is kind of too weird to be true. I would never have believed it without photo proof!

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