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damn [Aug. 11th, 2002|05:11 pm]
Roy Janik
Well, Dandelo is dead...

I've missed hiim a lot, and I was really looking forward to taking him back to Austin with me after Chris and Tamara's wedding. I've been telling my friends about him, in anticipation of his arrival. I love Clancy and Joey the Lemur to tears, but all the great stories I tell come from Dandelo. How he would obsessively lick the blinds, until the thwump thwump of the blinds hitting the window sill wall would drive you insane. How he used to lick my elbows in the middle of the night, and if he couldn't reach them, he would chew on my hair. How he used to climb up the hanging clothes in the closet, until he came to rest on the books I had up on the shelf there. Then, through the course of the night, he would push one or two books off onto my sleeping head... just enough to annoy me but not wake me up. And then he'd do the same thing an hour later. How he used to jump onto the small of your back, and then claw his way up to your shoulders. How he spazzed out once and rended the face of an evil bitch we knew. How he and Mungo used to chase each other up and down the hall until they barreled head-long into Scott's closed door. How he'd make these insane hunting noises when he was stalking a bug. How he was so obsessed with catnip that we once threw a bag away so that he couldn't get to it. And then in the morning we found the bottom of the garbage bag had been chewed through, and there was catnip strewn all about the kitchen. Dandelo himself was lying on his back with the bag of catnip completely inside his mouth.

Ah, well, now he's just millions of cat atoms floating in space. Dandelo, I salute you!

[User Picture]From: flajuie
2002-08-11 06:21 pm (UTC)

lest we forget

he was also an excellent typist.
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[User Picture]From: zeitgeist
2002-08-11 07:24 pm (UTC)

Re: lest we forget

..and don't forget his mixin' and scratchin' abilities.

Who has that tape, anyway?
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2002-08-12 09:42 am (UTC)

Re: lest we forget

I think Lee does. He's trying to find it, so that he can release it, ala Tu-pac.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2002-08-12 09:41 am (UTC)

Re: lest we forget

I liked the way he preferred to use an actual typewriter. He was old fashioned like that.
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[User Picture]From: cailin23
2002-08-12 07:30 am (UTC)
I loved the way you guys used to feed the cats by just buying one of those huge bags of catfood and allowing them to chew a hole through it and eat at will.

we salute you, dandelo. one of the great dead ones.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2002-08-12 09:44 am (UTC)
Hey, you got the reference!

And the food bag trick worked great! It was like an automatic, disposable feeder. We should patent it. Also, we were extremely lazy.
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[User Picture]From: hotforteacher
2002-08-12 05:35 pm (UTC)

Kitty Heaven

I used to love how Dandelo and Mungo would sit right at Scott's bedroom door staring in, but not entering, because Lee had made them afraid to go in the room. And how Rhonda would tie a sock around his middle to paralyze him. A fun kitty was Dandelo.
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[User Picture]From: fiberboard
2002-08-12 10:19 pm (UTC)

Pics of the mixmaster and his posse

The late Dandelo, and his friend Mungo, both seen here in the prime of their life circa 1996, as perverted as they were. One of these pictures shows Dandelo resting after an intense recording session, but I have yet to find the tape. Even *I* have several good Dandelo stories, but we'll let the pics speak for themselves for now, since it's late, as usual.

He, he... kitties.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2002-08-13 10:27 am (UTC)

Re: Pics of the mixmaster and his posse

These pictures are bad-ass. I'm sure we could make some sort of novelty poster out of the one with Dandelo lounging on the couch.
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