There's some kind of work going on outside and it's driving Laurel nuts (Biko appears to be totally ignoring it). I hauled the blinds in her window all the way up to keep her from messing with them, but I can't do anything about the noise outside, nor have I been able to figure out exactly what they're doing. I should call the office and ask, but I really don't care.
Funny Laurel story: she saw a suitcase on TV and it inspired her to tell me all about the pink Care Bears suitcase we saw at Wal-Mart last month, then that she already has a suitcase that's black and I have one that's red. I was expecting a discourse on handbags next, but I guess she got distracted by something shiny.
edit 1315: I got the dishwasher unloaded and reloaded with rinsed dishes from the sink, handwashed the All-Clad wok (a Pan of Great Beauty, I think it might also give me +2 CHA when I'm touching it *g*) and made Laurel a quick lunch when she asked to eat around noon. (I think Vogon wasn't coming in for lunch today because of a chili cookoff at work, but the last thing he said to me this morning was "see you at lunch.") Since the stove top was grubby, I have the drip pans soaking in hot water and Simple Green while I take a break and Laurel tries to sing They Might Be Giants' "Boss of Me", which is alternately really cute and moderately annoying.