Freddy

Moonie has an unexpected pal: Freddy Krueger.

Moonie loves visiting his pal at The Time Capsule, a music/comics/books/etc. store in Seekonk, MA.

It’s a great place for Moonie to try out his Freddy Krueger jokes. Which he’s done so many times, Freddy sighs when he sees Moonie coming.

“Hi, Freddy!” Moonie will holler.

(sigh) “Hi, kid,” Freddy will mumble.

“I have a joke for you!” Moonie will shout.

“Of course you do,” Freddy will grumble.

Today, he had three.

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“Why does Freddy Krueger wear a hat?” Moonie asked.

“Why?” asked Freddy, knowing Moonie would tell him anyway.

“Because he ran out of scare spray!” Moonie shouted, and burst into laughter. But he wasn’t done.

“What’s Freddy Krueger’s favorite Italian dish?” Moonie asked.

“What?” Freddy asked, looking curious.

“Fettuccine a-fraido!” Moonie yelled, then laughed even more.

Freddy waited patiently for Moonie to pull himself together.

“What do you get when you cross Cheerios and Freddy Krueger?”

“What?” asked Freddy, looking puzzled indeed.

“A CEREAL KILLER!” Moonie screamed, and laughed so hard he rolled onto the floor.

“You OK, kid?” Freddy asked, looking at the tiny troll way, way down on the ground.

“I’m fine!” Moonie said, beaming up at his friend.

“Darn,” Freddy whispered to himself.

 

 

 

 

 

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Go Pats!

I kept hearing Moonie cheering and yelling, but I couldn’t find him.

Turns out he was happily hanging out in a shoe.

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“What’s up, Moonie?” I asked.

“The Pats are ahead of the Broncos!” he yelled joyfully.
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Cardboard Ox Album Release

“OHMYGOODNESSOHMYGOODNESSOHMYGOODNESSOHMYGOODNESS!”

Moonie was running in circles, exuberant arms flung in the air, shouting this over and over.

“What’s up, Moonie?” I asked as the kitty yawned and went back to sleep.

“CARDBOARDOXCARDBOARDOXCARDBOARDOX!”

Here, I’ll translate: it was the last Saturday in October, and the incredibly talented duo of Tracie Potochnik and Steve Allain that makes up Cardboard Ox was holding its CD release show that night. And if you recall, all the way back in April – the very first day that Moonie came into my life – we’d attended a Cardboard Ox show in Dedham, MA for his very first outing.

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The duo has held a special little place in Moonie’s heart ever since. We weren’t going to miss the release of their six-song EP for the world.

The release was being hosted by Ross Lenzing of Lion Recording Studio; Ross had recorded, mixed, and mastered the EP. Other audience members included guest musician Amato Zinno, who’d contributed on upright bass. Moonie loves meeting new people, but after saying hello to a bunch of folks he immediately zeroed in on one of the cardboard oxes that decorated the walls in honor of the Cardboard Ox album release.

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Moonie Is Home!

Knowing how much my Moonie loves music and color and glitter and fanfare, I fully expected his homecoming to include some kind of parade.

Instead, I heard his little voice appear in the next room and went to investigate. He was trying to tell a knock-knock joke to the kitty.

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She wasn’t having it.

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Then she gave me a pained look to say, “You mean it came back and I have to share a house with it again?” while Moonie happily babbled away, lying on his back and still trying to hug her.

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Moonie’s Mail: Magical Little Note

The tiniest thing can bring the biggest relief.

A magical little note appeared today and made me so happy. I’ve been worried about my little Moonie out there in the world, but evidently he is doing OK and making his way home. (I see he is still drawing little circles over his “i”s, too.)

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As requested, I passed on his love to the kitty. She sniffed disdainfully. I don’t think their reunion will be all that tearful.

Me, though – I cannot wait to be reunited with my nude little dude. I’ve missed my flower-hugging, cookie-eating, pink-haired little punk. Friends, we will be back to our adventures very soon!

The Land of Different Doughnuts

Moonie is in Florida right now. He’s enjoying the little lizards but he’s very confused by the doughnuts, which aren’t his beloved Dunkin’ Donuts. They’re something totally different.

But then again, he’s Moonie. If it has sugar and carbs and fat, he’s going to embrace it.

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