Man, was it a good weekend on for Craigslisting in St. Louis or what? MCM goodies kept popping up everywhere. With a full van, I didn't get in on much of the action, but I did still manage to make out quite well.
The big score of the weekend: another Artisan House by Curtis Jeré Birds in Flight wall hanging.
Can you believe that after sitting on Craigslist for an entire week with an asking price of practically nothing I was the first to email?! The listing didn't have the usual keywords, but I'd have thought that the picture would have surely perked someone's interest.
This one is in tip top shape too. There's a nice patina to the brass, but none of the rust that plagues my other Birds in Flight. It's got both of the mounting hooks still attached as well.
Not that anyone would ever confuse a Jeré for anything else, but the signature and manufacturing date are here too.
Now I only have to paint the whole downstairs so that I can hang this bad boy.
Speaking of bad boys, Mr. McDuff has returned to Mom and Daddy Modtomic after their well-deserved vacation. Despite all the hissing and hiding of the first week, he eventually warmed up to me and we became good buddies.
This was the first time I've ever cared for a cat, so the whole experience was kind of novel to me.
Here he is in his favorite spot. I found it somewhat strange that a cat would choose to sleep in a sink, where water could pour out at any moment. Cats have a thing about water, right?
He was doing a good job posing...
... but I think that he eventually got sick of the pictures.
Here he is doing his best David Hasselhoff impression.
"Where'd you hide the catnip?! Gimme that cat nip!"
"Oh, man. WAY too much catnip."
Probably the most entertaining part of McDuff's stay was watching his reaction to the bathtub tap being turned on. He would sit and just stare at the running water, perched on the sink with the most wide-eyed look of disbelief and confusion. That bathtub absolutely blew his mind. Perhaps, as a kitty, he just couldn't believe that people would voluntarily get IN the water. Whatever was going through his little brain, I thoroughly enjoyed watching his reaction.
I even made a McDuff meme.
OK, that's enough internet for today.