Sunday, September 24, 2023

Inside Ellie's Dreams


ELLIE:  ...butterflies and birds, squirrels and Cheetos, Mr. Waffles...  Zzzzzzz...

WAFFLES:  You're dreaming again, Ellie. And wiggling. You know you wiggle when you dream. 

ELLIE:  ...watching movies and eating snacks, sleeping on Gloman's lap. Zzzzzzz..... With Mr. Waffles.

WAFFLES:  And when you wiggle, you wake me up. 

ELLIE:  ...Mr. Waffles, Mr. Waffles, and Mr. Waffles... Zzzzz...

WAFFLES:  More wiggling, Ellie. 

ELLIE:  ...Mr. Waffles... Zzzz...

WAFFLES:  Still. Wiggling.

ELLIE:  Zzzzzz.

WAFFLES:  Finally. Zzzzzz.

About Today's Photos

Is it possible for two kitties to love each other THIS much? It's clear that Waffles loves being around Ellie, though sometimes he still needs a little mancat time. But Ellie absolutely LIVES for Waffles. She bounces around the house, following him, copying his every move. It's so much cuteness, our hearts just melt. 

Monday, September 18, 2023

Glogirly's Oldest Friend Visits - Plus RARE VINTAGE Photos and an Evening of Music Magic with Earth, Wind & Fire and Lionel Richie

ELLIE:  So Mr. Waffles, are you going to sleep with Glogirly's friend? I don't think I'm ready for that kind of commitment yet. 

WAFFLES:  What do you think, Ellie? When have I EVER turned down luggage inspection and bed making? 

ELLIE:  Yeah, I like luggage inspection and all, but I'd rather sneak into the room when she's not here. 

WAFFLES:  Ok then, I call firsties!

She's all yours, Mr. Waffles. 

JOANNA:  Do you hear that, Pancake Batter? You're all MINE.

WAFFLES:  Pancake Batter? Whaddya mean, Pancake Batter? Who the heck is Pancake Batter? 

Old Friends, Best Friends

Glogirly's oldest friend, Joanna, came to visit last week. Ok, so she's not THAT old. She and Glogirly are exactly the same age. But they've known each other since 7th grade. That's FORTY EIGHT years. Holy CAT! Waffles can't even begin to count that high.

Joanna's son used to call Waffles 'Wafer.' So in the tradition of food-themed names and mispronunciations, Joanna had some fun calling Waffles everything from Pancake Batter to Hamburger Patty. Yes, she's almost as silly as Waffles. 

Before selfies were even a thing, they were taking pictures of themselves using the timer on Joanna's old Instamatic. Pretty sure Joanna may have invented the selfie!

Glogirly & Joanna - The Original Selfies

We thought you'd enjoy seeing a glimpse of them through the years - 

A Concert Reunion

Shortly after Glogirly and Joanna graduated from high school, WAY back in 1981, they went to their first rock concert together. They saw Earth, Wind & Fire, with the Commodores opening for them, in St. Paul, Minnesota. When they heard that EWF was touring with Lionel Richie this year and were making a stop in Denver, they thought, "What better way to celebrate turning 60!"

They danced and sang until their voices were gone and had the most amazing time ever. And to keep the party going, Joanna and her brother are coming to the mountains this week for Sting's tour stop at Red Rocks. On the September 21 no less! ...would have been incredible to see Earth, Wind & fire on the 21st of September!!!

When we mentioned EWF and Lionel a couple of weeks ago, it sure sounded like many of our friends and readers are fans, so we thought you'd enjoy seeing a few of Glogirly's concert photos. 

EWF & Lionel Richie

Earth, Wind & Fire opened the evening with over 90 minutes of their favorite songs. Shining Star, After the Love is Gone, Reasons, Fantasy, Let's Groove, Boogie Wonderland, and more. They closed with September and if the crowd hadn't already gone wild, September lit up the entire stadium. 

Three original and founding members of the band are still rocking it as powerfully as they did in the 70s and 80s. Verdine White, Ralph Johnson, and Philip Bailey. Philip Bailey's falsetto was nothing short of amazing.

And Verdine White, brother of the late founder and leader Maurice White, had an energy and stage presence that shone bright. His smile says it all.

And then came Lionel...

Lionel is Glogirly all-time favorite singer, songwriter, and performer. He takes the stage like it's his first concert. And sings as if he's singing for you and you alone. He's the most gracious, humble, kind, and generous artist Glogirly's ever had the privilege of seeing live. 

Lionel Richie's music is literally the soundtrack of her young adulthood and college years. She knows every word to every song. 

Lionel's band is fabulous and clearly loves performing for his adoring fans.

If only it could have gone on All Night Long. Still, Lionel sang for two glorious hours.

One of Lionel Richie's most memorable qualities is his genuine appreciation of his fans. Sometimes he'll pause, look around at the audience, just taking it all in. He wishes we could all see what he sees. He takes nothing for granted. His connection to his fans is something so very special. 

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Happy 21 Years to the Couple that put the GLO in Glogirly!


ELLIE:  Hey, Mr. Waffles? 

WAFFLES:  Ellie? 

ELLIE:  What's it like to be an old married couple? 

WAFFLES:  How would I know, Ellie?

ELLIE:  Because you're old and we're a couple?

KATIE:  Watch it, Ellie. You're on thin ice. 

ELLIE:  Ice? But it's not even winter yet. 

WAFFLES:  Last Friday was Glogirly and Gloman's 21st wedding anniversary. If ANYONE's the old married couple it's THEM. Besides, you and I aren't exactly a couple. Got it?

ELLIE:  Are you sure? Maybe we could elope or something. 

WAFFLES:  Elope??? We can't elope, Ellie.

ELLIE: You mean like melons?

WAFFLES:  Seriously? Fruit?

ELLIE:  Is a wedding anniversary the same as a Gotcha Day? Did they gotcha each other? Like from the shelter and stuff?

WAFFLES:  I'm pretty sure they didn't get each other at the shelter. The story is that they met by chance, on a doorstep.

ELLIE:  They got YOU at the shelter though, right? And they got ME at a shelter! Will you tell me the story about how Glogirly and Gloman gotted each other? Pretty please!!!

WAFFLES:  I'm not a super good story teller, but the Boss was. That's Katie. She's the kitty that came before you. So I'm going to let her tell the story. 

WAFFLES:  Thanks, Mr. Waffles. I love stories. Especially love stories.

...Once upon a time
KATIE:  I bet you didn't know that this is the photo that started it all. It was the picture we used on our very first blog header way back in 2009 when I started every blog post with, "Hi Everyone, Katie here."

I was an anniversary present. A nice man with kind brown eyes and a deep voice adopted me for someone he said was very, very special. This special someone had no idea what he was planning. It was going to be a HUGE surprise. He'd been hinting around ... telling her that he was working on her anniversary 'kit.'

She was thinking maybe a kit for washing her car, or a kit of accessories for her iPod or something.

Little did she know, 'kit' was short for kitten.

It was love at first sight.

Gloman's given Glogirly some very special anniversary gifts over the years. He's always really creative and silly about how he gives her presents. Sometimes he'll hide cards by her toothbrush or tucked inside her makeup bag. One year he hid a beautiful watch in the refrigerator next to the milk and butter.

But the most special gift of all was a little black and white kitten with a purple bow around her neck and a tiny little tag that read, "Happy Anniversary."  

The Story Behind the Story
Over the years we've shared the hopelessly romantic story of how Glogirly and Gloman met. And how they came to be Glogirly and Gloman. If you're new to the blog and like a sappy love story, turn off the Lifetime channel and click the story link below. If you already know the story and want to read it again, well that's your problem. 

Their story is proof that love is everywhere. 
And when you least expect it, love might just tap you on the shoulder.

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Resting Up for a Special Mountain Houseguest


ELLIE:  Mr. Waffles! Did you hear we're getting houseguests again!? Glogirly's BFF from junior high is coming all the way from NYC! 

WAFFLES:  On it. I'm already furring up the guest bed for her.

ELLIE:  Do you think there'll be lots of giggling and stuff? Pillow fights?

WAFFLES:  And if we're lucky... SNACKS! It's going to be a big week, Ellie. We better rest up!

Moments later.........

WAFFLES:  ZZZzzzzz.....


That's right, Glogirly's oldest friend is on her way from NYC to the Rocky Mountains for a special visit. They're celebrating each turning 60 this year with a very special concert...Earth, Wind & Fire and Lionel Richie. 

42 years ago, they went to their first concert together. It was Earth, Wind & Fire with the Commodores opening for them. So when they heard they were coming to Denver, they just HAD to get tickets. There'll be lots of music, dancing, and kitty cuddling this week! ...and hopefully some photos of the fun next week!