No Need for Fancy Talk

by Marinka on November 8, 2009

Mama and I spoke on the phone last Thursday.  Below is  the transcript.  Well, except that it was in Russian.  But I swear, this is a certified translation.  Or maybe a certifiable one.

“Did you hear that a cat got the swine flu?” I asked her.

“What are you talking about?” she asked me back.

“I read on the internet that a cat was diagnosed with H1N1,” I explained.  “In California.”  I have no idea where the cat was, but doesn’t California sound probable?  The state is enormous, I’m sure there’s a swine flu cat in there somewhere.

“A what?”  Mama was acting as though I were speaking in a foreign language.  Which I supposed Russian is, but not to mama.

“A cat!”  I said. “CAT!”

“What about cat?  What’s wrong with Nicki?”

“Not Nicki!  CAT!   A cat has swine flu. Not Nicki cat.  CAT SWINE FLU.  Meow has oink, mama.  Can you understand me?  MEOW HAS OINK.”

“Meow has oink?” she said.  “I don’t think that’s possible.”

“Well, he does. In California.Schwarzenegger is probably involved.”

“World is crazy.”

“”Yes,” I agreed sadly.

P.S. It turns out that the cat is in Iowa.   There’s just no stopping Arnold.


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Braja November 8, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Arnold and Nicky? Is that what you said? Holy crap, he’s too OLD for her….
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Aunt Becky
November 8, 2009 at 9:43 pm

Fucking Iowa.
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the mama bird diaries
November 8, 2009 at 10:50 pm

i will nurse nicki back to health if she comes down with the swine flu.


Marinka November 10, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Yes, Dr. Kevorkian.


November 9, 2009 at 8:57 am

I heard that cat touched a lot of dirty toilet handles.


Lindsey November 9, 2009 at 10:21 am

It was Iowa.


November 9, 2009 at 11:06 am

“World is crazy.” My new motto. Your mom is so wise!
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Maureen@IslandRoar November 9, 2009 at 8:26 pm

“Meow has oink?”
I hope cats really can’t get it; I’ve got more cats than kids.
LOVE the Big Apple Circus.
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November 10, 2009 at 8:13 am

Cats are useless anyway. Figures they’d come down with swine flu. (Don’t tell Nicki I said that. Unless she can pick up Internet frequencies in her stalker cat ears.)
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Aidan Donnelley Rowley November 11, 2009 at 1:58 pm

“World is crazy.” Indeed. You are hilarious.
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