Kidnaping Road Crew and Covering Them in Mushrooms, Bengals and Bees...
Mr Drew and Adriene, friends of ours (Mr Drew is in fact ENGAGED to Miss Kitty) are out on the Conan O'brian Tour just now, and as it almost never happens, they had a day OFF as they came thru Minneapolis.
What could I do but kidnap them? Fate, I say, fate.
Much fun was had. By all. We visited Bees, and hunted the wild Morel (successfully I might add, Mr Drew turned out to be good at it) played with Dogs and hung out with the Bengals (Adriene is a Cat Whisperer, kid you NOT)
I got a little nervous at the Bees, wished The Birdchick or Boss had been along. The first hive we went to, I call it the White Hive, as it is, well White, was a nasty hive. Those were some PISSED OFF bees. Didn't want us in there, even tho our only goal was to give them another feeder pail, they buzzed, and bonked and basically told us to get the HELL out of there.
I did. Bees don't have to tell me twice.
They other hives were more mellow, but angry bees un-nerve me.
In the evening we lit off some fireworks Mr Drew had managed to acquire on the way out, including one with an army guy who came down in a parachute. Very fun.
Adriene has a WAY with kitties, and the Bengals SO responded to her. Especially Lear and Mab. Mab was nearly cuddly! Kept coming up and wanting to be petted, Lear ate from her hands. It made me SO happy to watch, to see them loving and interacting. She would make a wonderful home for them, were she not on the road so much. There hasn't been anyone except Miss Kitty, and maybe Spooky Cleaning Teen who have had any luck with him before this.
As much as I love them, especially Lear, if they could have one person who would be exclusively THEIR person, and was the right person for them, I would give them up. Five Bengals is too many and a LOT of work. I try and love and work with them all, but three would be plenty and I can't help thinking Lear and Mab would thrive and become true pets, if they had the kind of one on one, all the time attention that I don't have time to give them, that someone like me, who loved them like me, could.
We also took Venus and Mim out on Leashes, which was fun. Mr Drew said afterwards, it had been a good day because he had done three things he had never done before: Seen Bees up close, hunted Mushrooms, and Walked a Cat on a Leash.
(DO I know how to PARTY with Road Crew or WHAT?)
The next night Woodsman Hans, Non-Birding Bill and I went down to see the Conan Show and visit our friends at work. I had never seen Conan's show, and I didn't know him or what he did exactly, and wasn't sure how a talk show host could turn that into a three hour show.
I'll tell you how he did it: Brilliantly.
Amazing show. Comedy, music, video. Did you know Conan played music? Yup! Sure as heck does. Loved the show, kind of one of those that you really, really didn't want to end. Timing was perfect and spot on, pace was great, acts well written, and he is simply a wonderful performer. His improv is right there and very quick. Loved the way they worked Minneapolis specifically into the show. These people can write, and they can perform.
I am sure there are proper reviews out there is you want to read about who was with him, and who did what ect. I can't recall names to save my life, but go and google it and if you can, go and see this show.
He's great. I love him. I support him in whatever it is he ever wants to do.
I hear tell also, he is not taking the $$'s from this tour. He is doing it for his band, his co-horts, his writer, his crew who otherwise would be unemployed just now until his new TV show starts.
Guy is huge thumbs up in my book.
Fine argument for Rockabilly too.
And at the end, a little movie Adriene took of King Lear the Huge eating.
Love, Friends on the Road, and Conan