The Aurora Jumping Bean
If you could go back and catch one thing and one thing only on camera, that obviously isnâ€™t already, what would it be?
Iâ€™m tempted to say the ceremony of my wedding that wasnâ€™t recorded by the professional videographer. Iâ€™m also tempted to say the moment when Manly Man serenaded me on our first date. But those are etched in my memory forever so I really donâ€™t need the video, plus what I have in my head is probably much better than the actual moment.
The memory I would record would be one involving Aurora, but before you roll your eyes at me let me explain.
We were living in our first apartment, the tiny closet I like to call it, and Manly Man was visiting his mom in Florida. We only just recently adopted Aurora so she was a little baby full of energy and angst (now sheâ€™s a middle aged cat who naps a lot with a lot of angst). I was on the phone with the Man when Aurora walks by the full length mirror.
For those of you whoâ€™ve had kittens before you may already know where Iâ€™m going with this.
She stopped suddenly, eyes popping out with the cat she sees in the mirror and starts freaking the fuck out. The best way I can describe this is, you know how in the cartoons someone eats a Mexican jumping bean and starts bouncing from side to side? Well that is exactly what she did. She bounced in all directions.
I think it was one of the top 5 moments in my life I laughed so hard I ended up on the floor. To this day it bums me out Iâ€™m the only one who witnessed it. Well, myself and Aurora but something tells me sheâ€™d deny it.