I’m Pretty Busy


Oh, hi.


Things are pretty busy around here right now.

Can I help you?


OK, then.


Are you still here?


I’m not sure what to tell you.


Perhaps you should come back this weekend.

I hear there’s going to be a post about something called an “em-ar-eye.”

Er . . .

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51 Responses to “I’m Pretty Busy”

  1. 1 v

    i’m dumb. took me a minute to figure out em ar eye and now i’m fired for commenting at work.

  2. 2 Rich Sands

    I LOVE your blog! Thanks so much for doing things so I don’t have to. You have no idea the trouble you save me. Cute posting today, but I also loved the Moji post, and most others!
    .-= Rich Sands´s last blog ..The Impassable =-.

  3. 3 Pearl

    Any post with pics of kittehs is a good post. :-)
    .-= Pearl´s last blog ..Because Without Rules, What We Have is Chaos, People, Chaos! =-.

  4. 4 dcr

    Been wondering when the MRI post would be making an appearance…
    .-= dcr´s last blog ..How to Lose Weight =-.

  5. 5 janine

    Love what you’ve done with your fur.
    .-= janine´s last blog ..Not My Bag =-.

  6. 6 babs - beetle

    Oh you are so cute Gus!
    I can’t wait to hear about the em-ar-eye!
    .-= babs – beetle´s last blog ..How I named my blog =-.

  7. 7 Stephanie Barr

    You’re busy so I don’t have to be? Now you tell me, now that I’m already committed (in more ways than one).

    Darn it!
    .-= Stephanie Barr´s last blog ..Story Seed Challenge – Shakespeare’s idea =-.

  8. 8 Anne

    Gus, you look very busy, especially in that last photo. I hope the em-ar-eye went well (I too had trouble figuring out what it meant at first. I thought it might be something dirty).

  9. 9 Surfie

    Gosh, the lengths you’ll go to in order to keep me from having to do things. You’re the best, JD! I hope the MRI has a happy ending. Of course if you listen to my dad, everything has a happy ending. “And they all lived happily ever after, except for those who didn’t.”
    .-= Surfie´s last blog ..A Run-In with the Claus =-.

  10. 10 Kathy

    Gustopher speaks!!!! Your mommeh must be real busy if you had to blog for her. Don’t get any ideas, though. She’s still the queen around here. Hey, does Pru know you got to blog? I bet she’d be jealous, but I won’t tell!
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Remote =-.

  11. 11 carissajade

    Cute kitty cat!!! I guess you can be busy for a few days… I am really pumped about your em-r-ii? post?
    .-= carissajade´s last blog ..TMI Thursday: No I will NOT Dirty-Pop THAT cherry. =-.

  12. 12 Ron

    OMG….this is so funny, because this is the third blog I visited today that had photos of cats!

    And of course, me being a cat lover….I LOVE it!

    Great shots….Gustopher is adorable!


    Can’t wait to hear about the MRI.
    .-= Ron´s last blog ..December Posting Schedule on Vent =-.

  13. 13 PG

    how dare you exploit the poor animal like that!

    for shame.

    I gotta go take some photos of my kids for my site.

    .-= PG´s last blog ..Rare Earth (304/365 v2.0) =-.

  14. 14 Grace

    That was just Purr-fect!
    .-= Grace´s last blog ..I’m trying… =-.

  15. 15 moooooog35


    Now I want chicken fingers.
    .-= moooooog35´s last blog ..Social Ostracism 101, Soccer Style – Part Three =-.

  16. 16 Daisy the Curly Cat

    Gus, I hope you got paid many treats for your blogging work!
    .-= Daisy the Curly Cat´s last blog ..How Does THAT Work? =-.

  17. 17 Chris@TheSnackHound

    Well, then.

    I’m pretty busy too. But then what the heck am I doing here commenting if I’m pretty busy. Oh, you know…if you want something done, ask a busy person to do it…
    .-= Chris@TheSnackHound´s last blog ..One…Two…Three…Peanut Butter Cookies =-.

  18. 18 JD

    Hi, everybody! JD here. I thought I could get Gus to handle responding to comments, but he’s sound asleep. However, he really enjoyed helping out with today’s post. Let me know if you ever need a guest cat for your blog!

    v: Well, it took me more than a minute to figure out how to spell it out like that. Sorry about the firing and all that.

    Rich Sands: Wow, thank you! And it’s my pleasure to do (most) things so you don’t have to. “Most others”? Which ones didn’t you love? I’m so insecure!

    Pearl: I quite agree. Especially if that kitteh is Gus.

    dcr: Well, don’t get too excited. Gus maybe shouldn’t have said anything.

    janine: Why, thank you! I do find that I shed more, however.

    babs – beetle: Gus thanks you (or he would if he were awake). Ah, yes, the em-ar-eye. I hope it’s a good one!

    Stephanie Barr: I’m sorry! I knew I should’ve gotten this post up way earlier. But . . . I was busy.

    Anne: Thinking something might be dirty is pretty much on par with the way this blog has been going lately! But I assure you: no monkey business with the em-ar-eye.

    Surfie: HA! I love your dad. I don’t know the results yet, but the experience was definitely not all that bad. Not all that bloggable, either, but I’ll figure it out.

    Kathy: Please don’t tell Pru. She’s not mature enough to handle the responsibility. She’d figure out a way to eat the post. But Gustopher is more than capable.

    carissajade: Oh, no! Don’t be pumped! Now I really have to try to make this damn thing funny. Oh, well. I’m glad you enjoyed Gus!

    Ron: It’s a day for cats! Which is always a good thing. I knew you HAD to be a cat lover. All the great people are. And thank you. I happen to agree: Gustopher is one adorable cat.

    PG: Heh. Gus didn’t mind too much. And I gave him extra snacks. But I would’ve anyway. Because he’s Gus.

    Grace: Thank you!

    moooooo35: Are you sure you don’t mean hash browns?

    Daisy the Curly Cat: He did! And don’t worry: Gus isn’t planning on encroaching on your territory. This is still a people blog.

    Chris@TheSnackHound: How true. I don’t know why I’m responding to these comments, being so busy, but it’s a hard habit to break.

  19. 19 Jenn Thorson

    Hey, you mean because you’ve been pretty busy, I haven’t had to be busy?


    I’ve been busy for two days, and I didn’t need to be wasting my time.

    Typical, I tell you. Just typical. :)

    (PS- Lovely furry friend there. What pretty eyes!)
    .-= Jenn Thorson´s last blog ..Ten Signs Your Neighbor is a Zombie =-.

  20. 20 mrsblogalot

    I will definitely check in with you first the next time I don’t want to be busy!
    .-= mrsblogalot´s last blog ..Crazy Cuts =-.

  21. 21 ann

    You went to all the trouble of being busy so I didn’t have to be but I’m still busy anyway :) Loved seeing Gus though, adorable shots. Let me guess, next post will be I had an em ar eye so you don’t have to…lol Too late, I’ve already had one althoug it has been awhile
    .-= ann´s last blog ..Your turn =-.

  22. 22 Bingo

    Ok I will check your next post this weekend. Thanks hun!
    .-= Bingo´s last blog ..Online Bingo Romance =-.

  23. 23 Pricilla

    So sorry about the em-are-ey but it’s better than the n-g-0-gram

    I hope they found a way to help you.

    The male person said that with the publicist’s mri at least she could then PROVE she had a brain ’cause now she had pictures.

    Isn’t he funny?
    .-= Pricilla´s last blog ..So Who Won? =-.

  24. 24 Lidian

    Gus is even busier than our cats. They were that busy yesterday though so are sleeping in today. It’s tough being a multitasking cat.

    I look forward to the MRI post – but I do have to tell you that even though you went in one of those MRI things so I don’t have to – I already have had to – but I still appreciate it.

    I felt like a pair of pants in the rinse cycle of a too-small washing machine.
    .-= Lidian´s last blog ..The Soup Opera =-.

  25. 25 Your Daily Cute

    Wait… you posted cute cat pictures so I don’t have to?!? Just a second here. Are you trying to take my job??

    If so, I will gladly make you an admin. I could use a few days off some time soon. ;)

    By the way, this post is Cute Approved!
    .-= Your Daily Cute´s last blog ..Sleepy Dreaming Hamster =-.

  26. 26 Heather

    So sweet! I love your site-could you do my PhD for me? Thanks!

  27. 27 absepa

    Gus does guest posts? I could really use a blog post about now. My poor little blog has sat, ignored, for two weeks, because I’m too busy to write. As a matter of fact, I probably should get back to work…
    .-= absepa´s last blog ..Maybe this is not the kind of therapy I really need =-.

  28. 28 JD

    Jenn Thorson: Well, MY busy-ness really only became effective as of today, so your past two days of busy-ness are totally on your clock. And thank you. Gus LOVES praise and adoration.

    mrsblogalot: This is the place!

    ann: Yeah, it seems that my being busy so everyone doesn’t have to be is kind of a waste of energy. Oh, well. At least Gus had his moment in the spotlight.

    Pricilla: Ho ho ho! I bet the publicist LOVED that one! I’m still not sure about my brain, but at least I know I have a spine. And some . . . organs or something.

    Lidian: So has EVERYONE already had an MRI? Geez. I didn’t even need to do it, apparently! Maybe Gus should have an MRI. THAT would be a good post!

    Your Daily Cute: Never would I dream of trying to take your job! I couldn’t even manage a Weekly Cute, much less a Daily Cute. I do appreciate your seal of approval tho! I mean, Gus appreciates it.

    Heather: Thank you. Sure, I could do your PhD, but I’m not very smart. Is it OK if you flunk?

    absepa: Should I send Gus over in the morning? I think he’d be quite excited to be a Nerd in the Corner. I think he’d be quite good at it!

  29. 29 Lin

    It seems everyone is soooo busy that the cats are taking over! Thank god for cats. :)

  30. 30 Buggys

    Great teaser! I’ll keep checking back for the main feature.
    .-= Buggys´s last blog ..Christmas Crafting =-.

  31. 31 Jen

    The MRI, that’s the thing that makes all the noise while you try to sit really still right? I hate those and I’ve only had my knee done. I can’t imagine having to go all the way in the tube.

    I wish I could sleep like Gus so he didn’t have to.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Free Cookies =-.

  32. 32 Margaret (Nanny Goats)

    Ohai kitteh!

    Can’t wait to hear about the MRI.
    Unless it’s bad.
    No, I’d still want to hear if it’s bad.
    I mean I’d want to hear it but I wouldn’t want to hear it, ya know?

    Oh, I hope it’s not bad.
    .-= Margaret (Nanny Goats)´s last blog ..How to Do Coinstar. Also? Win "Marrying George Clooney" =-.

  33. 33 cardiogirl

    Um, you are aware that seeing pictures like this only reinforces my plan to kidnap Gus, right?
    .-= cardiogirl´s last blog ..Her heat-seeking missiles are wrapped in fuzzy yarn and tea cozies =-.

  34. 34 Patty

    Gus, my main man..er..cat…tell J.D. that I hope the results of the em-ri-eye are positive ones, i.e. easily discovered and easily fixed. And I hope she took the complimentary valium, because even if she isn’t claustrophobic doesn’t mean she can’t enjoy herself a little bit–I mean, admit it, Gus, even you’ve experimented with the ‘nip on occasion.

    (It’s early here and my brain isn’t fully in gear–For the life of me, I couldn’t come up with how to correctly spell ‘claustrophobic’ and typed my best guess into dictionary.com and got “DO YOU MEAN COPROPHOBIC?” I suppose valium would help out with that one as well. That and a mask, bleach, and plastic gloves.)

    Ah, the two ‘Vs’–valium and vicodin.

  35. 35 JD

    Bingo: Thank YOU!

    Lin: I know, right? I’ve got Pru in the kitchen doing the dishes and Gus is making the bed. I don’t know WHAT I did before cats!

    Buggys: OK, but don’t get too excited. Gus may have spoken out of turn (scurries to come up with an MRI post)

    Jen: Yup. The banging and the clanging. Spoiler alert: I fell asleep. I still don’t understand it.

    Margaret (Nanny Goats): HA! Bad is funnier, right? But seriously, I don’t even have the results. That’s OK. I’ll make ‘em up.

    cardiogirl: Uh oh. Gus! Come here! Mama wants to hide you under these blankets. QUICKLY!!!

    Patty: There was complimentary valium? Geez, no one told me. I had to use my own. And yes, Gus knows ALLLLL about the ‘nip. HAHAHAHA! I am a little claustrophobic (that IS hard to spell!) but when it comes to being coprophobic (settle down, dictionary.com!) I have to say: bring on the valium. And the vicodin.

  36. 36 Christa

    Damn it Gus! You’re cute and all but I’m dying to find out if JD’s MRiiii techs found my car keys. Guess I need to wait *sheesh*

  37. 37 Leeuna

    Although I’m not really a cat person — I’m more dog — this is definitely the cutest post I think I’ve ever seen. I love it! And the cat is adorable.
    .-= Leeuna´s last blog ..I’ll Be Cloned For Christmas =-.

  38. 38 Barb - WillThink4Wine

    Gus, you are a great guest blogger, just full of useful information. DO let us know about the em are eye soon, mkay?
    .-= Barb – WillThink4Wine´s last blog ..Ceiling Trim, 1st coat. =-.

  39. 39 kathcom

    I had a cat that looked remarkable like Gus. You made my day by posting these pictures of him.

    And good luck with the MRI. I read that you’ve fallen asleep during them. I had one that wasn’t bad at all but not relaxing enough to sleep through. I envy you ability to chill out.
    .-= kathcom´s last blog ..Fun with Un =-.

  40. 40 lewis

    Loved seeing Gus though, adorable shots. Looking to see more like this in future

  41. 41 unfinishedrambler

    I’m really slow on the uptake. It took me about five minutes to figure out MRI, and then I was like “Ohhhhh!” Anyway, I hope the results are good for you, keeping you in prayer.
    .-= unfinishedrambler´s last blog ..Ruh-Roh, a rhee-hee-hee edition of NPR’s Morning Edition =-.

  42. 42 JD

    Christa: Gus says, Be patient. All will be revealed. Well, not all. Actually, not much. OK, nothing will be revealed. But there will be pictures!

    Leeuna: Aw! Thank you! Gus has the power to lure dog lovers to the other side.

    Barb – WillThink4Wine: Gus appreciates your support and promises to reveal ALL, which (see above response to Christa) may not be all that exciting.

    kathcom: Gus exists to bring joy to those around him. I’m really not known for my ability to chill out, especially in metal tubes full of clanging noises. It was oddly relaxing tho. (And the sedative helped.)

    lewis: Thank you! Gus is basking in all the admiration.

    unfinishedrambler: Thank you so much. I guess Gus doesn’t know how to spell “MRI,” tho his version is actually more difficult for us humans to figure out.

  43. 43 dcr

    Yeah, I guess Gus shouldn’t have gotten us all excited. I mean, already told* 30,000 of my closest friends on Twitter that your MRI post would be the funniest post they had ever read on your blog, or any other blog. Copied that to Facebook and Tumblr and my network of blogs.

    But, oh well. No pressure.

    *Not really. Or did I?
    .-= dcr´s last blog ..Shakespearean Monkeys =-.

  44. 44 Kathryn

    Dearest Gus,

    I think I may be seriously in loooooove with you. Would you consider leaving that mean ole’ JD and coming to live with me? I think you are so wickedly handsome….and I’d give you fresh salmon every day and never ask you to pee or poop in the sand. You deserve so much more, what with your bee-you-tee-ful markings and your clever writing.

    We’ll buy you some big ole’ dark sunglasses to disguise you from the paparazzi so you can get in some serious Gus-time.

    Just think about it….this’ll be just between us. (shhhhh.)
    .-= Kathryn´s last blog ..No Static at All =-.

  45. 45 flit

    Somehow I have little doubt that your em ar eye post will be WAY more entertaining than the story hubby’s buddy inflicted on us last weekend.
    .-= flit´s last blog ..I am STEAMED =-.

  46. 46 Patrice

    Ummm, yep. That’s what my cat does too…doing it right now as I type this.
    .-= Patrice´s last blog ..Savon d’olive =-.

  47. 47 Heather

    You seem smart enough! I trust you, or maybe Gus either way it will get done.
    .-= Heather´s last blog ..Mindful =-.

  48. 48 JD

    dcr: Wow. I’m not sure my blog can even handle 30,000 visitors. Maybe the whole thing will just crash before I even have to write the post.

    Kathryn: Noooooo! I can’t live without my Gus! Nor he without me. Although his whiskers are quivering at the thought of fresh salmon. Gus . . . Gus! Where are you going? Come back!

    flit: OK, I gotta check that out. THE PRESSURE!

    Patrice: Yes, Gus can sometimes be a little too helpful. Right now I have a face full of fur. Oh, Gus. Can’t you go do some light filing?

    Heather: Gus and I make a pretty good team.

  49. 49 CatLadyLarew

    Was that a CAT scan you just posted?
    .-= CatLadyLarew´s last blog ..I Get By… =-.

  50. 50 David

    K. I’m dead of cuteness overload.
    .-= David´s last blog ..O Cat =-.

  51. 51 JD

    CatLadyLarew: HAHAHA! Very clev-ah!

    David: Gus has some powerful cuteness, all right.


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