Happy birthday dear Carmen…and other birthdays

Michael’s cat, Carmen, turns three today, October 1. Michael got her on October 22, 2009 and she is the most wonderful cat in the world. She loves everybody, purrs all the time and gets along very well with the rats.

I just took a cell phone pic of her:

Annnnnd here’s a photo taken by Michael, of Carmen looking at me with an expression of absolute scorn:

I turn 27 on Friday, October 5 — god, that feels old, another year and I’ll be out of my mid-twenties and pushing thirty.

And the Charley Project turns eight on October 12.