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Tuesday
Dec042012

Creepy Loving Apples Fall From Creepy Loving Trees

Chaos is reigning supreme around these parts lately, but I decided to set that aside for a few hours so that Alexis and I could head to the Cathedral of Learning for the Nationality Rooms holiday open house this past weekend. We had a hot date with a fantastic friend, which obviously made it all the more fun.

For those of you who aren't Yinzers, the Cathedral of Learning is a very giant building in the middle of University of Pittsburgh. There are offices and classrooms there, but we aren't talking about your typical classrooms. Many of the rooms are fully decked out to represent a particular country. You can run off to China, or Early America, or India, or any one of many other countries.

As we went room-to-room, Alexis enthusiastically explored the features that made each unique. She eagerly checked the signs on the door so she would know where we "were going," and she pointed out things about the "local" culture that she knew. For example, she would have gone on for hours about everything she knows about China when we went there. She oohed over ceilings, she aahed over textured walls and murals and the such, and she was generally blown away by some of the rooms.

But.

At the end of a day spent "travelling" from country to country, there was exactly one part of the day that really stood out for her. It was the part of the day when she met this ... uh ... THING.

Catula.

It's somebody's cat and that somebody has written a book about his adventures as Dracula's cat. It's fiction, obviously, but

YOU GUYS.

I swear to you that cat will suck your blood, eat your soul, and it will give you a wonk-eyed glare the whole time.

And Alexis loved him.

She is so definitely my kid.

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Reader Comments (6)

That thing is going to give me nightmares. But a nice change from the usual ones about forgetting to pick my kid up from school and he tries to walk 40 miles home on his own.

So thanks.

December 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelley @ magnetoboldtoo

That amount in the sidebar! YoOoOHHHOOOOOOOO...
Way to go Michelle! Congratulations...

December 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmandeep

You know I want that cat.

December 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGina

http://www.catulathebook.com/Catula_the_Cat.html

I was impressed that he was so calm...with everyone poking and petting him....he sat there...or slept....all day.

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

that cat thing is trying to snatch her and eat her up!!!

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

He is the greatest cat in the world. He would never eat anyone -- he just likes Fancy Feast Grilled chicken.

December 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMissa
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