Sweet City Living

15 Nov

On Friday, I picked Lola up at her house before we went out for the night.  Dear Lola lives right smack dab in the middle of the city.  While I was waiting for her in the car, I found my source of entertainment: the fattest rat I had ever seen.  He was just running around back and forth looking for stuff to demolish.  At least that’s what I thought, until I realized that he was a very smart and fat rat.  About 5 minutes into the show, he started dragging an newspaper-still in it’s plastic bag-down the street.

Truly a sight I have never seen before, nor one I ever need to see again.

13 Responses to “Sweet City Living”

  1. abroad November 15, 2007 at 2:32 pm #

    I’m enjoying the ratty imagery: the rat doing the crossword (in pencil, let’s not give them too much credit), clipping coupons and circling the personals. Rats are blicky.

    It even work a smoking jacket and a little pair of glasses. Very dignified. -CS

  2. Guv'ner November 15, 2007 at 3:32 pm #

    I saw a big, fat NY rat chasing a cat once. Seriously. I was like “TURN ROUND AND FIGHT YOU PUSSY!”

    And he was a pussy. Literally.

    That really must have been some huge freaking rat! -CS

  3. Patrick H. November 15, 2007 at 3:36 pm #

    The fattest rat I ever saw was my old boss.

    Did you ever see him dragging around a newspaper? Maybe it was the same rat! -CS

  4. Del-v November 15, 2007 at 3:52 pm #

    When I lived in Baltimore I lived right next to Camden Yards. We had giant rats all over our neighborhood also. They would scare the shit out of me. Not only are they as big as cats, they are also full of germs.

    They are so freaking disgusting!! We used to have them in our garage when I lived out in California. My step-dad used to put out glue traps. Disgusting. -CS

  5. The Diva's Thoughts November 15, 2007 at 4:04 pm #

    Eeeeeiiiiiiwwww! Ok, seeing rodents really freak me out. I am dead serious about that. I would not have been able sit there and watch that “show”. You are good girl.

    I felt safe in my car. Thankfully, he didn’t stand on his little hind legs and stare at me with his beady eyes. -CS

  6. Amadeo November 15, 2007 at 7:05 pm #

    That’s why I don’t advocate little dogs in the city.

    Because they’ll get eaten by the rats? -CS

  7. Tabbie November 15, 2007 at 7:14 pm #

    there were colonies of rats around the dumpsters at my last apartment building. we’d have to make a bunch of noise on the way to the dumsters to scare them off before we threw stuff in.

    Ugh, that is freaking horrible! -CS

  8. The Idea Of Progress November 15, 2007 at 7:30 pm #

    My favorite game during the winter months here in Chicago is to count the rats scurrying around the subway tracks while waiting for a train.

    I’ve never seen one reading the editorial page, though.

    Maybe all the smart ones are living in Lola’s neighborhood. -CS

  9. Leonesse November 15, 2007 at 11:06 pm #

    Ugh. Rats are nasty. And too smart. Maybe yours was suffering from a Sudoku addiction.

    It’s quite possible. It is pretty addictive. -CS

  10. red November 15, 2007 at 11:59 pm #

    I used to live on W. 101st St. in NYC, between Manhattan Ave and CPW. The bodega on the corner of 101 and Manhattan had been shut down by the feds (apparently for running guns) but they _didn’t clean out the food_! The block became infested with rats. It was like Hamlin. Mainly that corner, though. If you walked on the opposite side of the street and then crossed in the middle it wasn’t too bad.

    They’re so freaking nasty! We went to Lola’s last night for dinner and saw 3 of them. I was afraid they might attack us and steal the cake that I had in my arms. -CS

  11. cinnkitty November 16, 2007 at 3:54 am #

    OMG!!! You saw Templeton!! Tell me something. Did you happen to notice if there was a pig and a spider hanging around too?? Were there any odd looking spiderwebs? Maybe with a cryptic message woven into it? huh? huh? was there!

    I always knew that rat got around. ha…ha..ha…

    It’s quite possible that Charlotte was in the house that the rats live in. Me not know. . . -CS

  12. Mister Underhill November 16, 2007 at 4:33 pm #

    Ah, my unholy army of the night just grows and grows.

    If only your unholy army was just peen running around wildly. -CS

  13. Suzel November 17, 2007 at 2:12 pm #

    Don’t hate me, but TAG, you’re it. I left you a little present on my blog. If it makes you feel any better, there are not any crossword puzzle doing-rats there.

    How can you do this to me on my birthday week?? What the hell kind of present is that?? -CS

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