Dr. Paul Koudounaris at Hyperion Tavern in Silver Lake on July 5th!…
Cynthia is mindlessly Facebooking when an Event Invite for Los Cat-geles pops up in her feed.
Cynthia: OMG (Oh My Gato)! Dr. Paul Koudounaris, ” bon vivant historian and receptacle of obscure knowledge” –
Cynthia: -is giving a talk and slideshow about the “strange and storied history of Southern California cats”.
At the hipster bar, Hyperion Tavern in Silver Lake.
On July 5th.
At 9:30 pm.
OMG! Who’s going with me?
penelope kitten (squeak): me me me.
Cynthia: Okay but we gotta be cool and laid back and interesting. The Hyperion Tavern is a hipster joint in the most hipster – est place in Los Angeles, you know.
Marcy: Okay well then you can’t go. You are the opposite of hip. You are a Hop.
Cynthia: A hop?
Marcy: Hopelessly Oblivious Poindexter.
penelope kitten (squeak dancing): a hip a hop a hippity hop hop ya don’t stop …
Marcy: And Penelope can’t go either.
Penelope Kitten stops dancing.
Marcy: The two of you are not cool and I don’t want you to ruin my cred. Obviously, Dr. K is going to talk about me – the most famous of all Los Angeles cats – and I’m getting a kick-back from the Star Maps people. I expect an influx of tour buses driving by our apartment after his lecture mostly on me.
Cynthia: Oh… um… I don’t think you are going to be mentioned in Dr. Paul …
Marcy (continuing): The last thing I need is to have you two childish and unabashed nerds getting me kicked off the tour bus routes because of your over the top shenanigans and Bee Gees dance parties. Or whatever it is you might spontaneously do to embarrass me.
Cynthia: Wait. Are you saying that the tour buses are making a detour from Beverly Hills to come to a generic apartment complex in West L.A.? To see … you?
Marcy: Yes. I promised to sit in the window from 2 to 5 so my adoring fans can catch a glimpse of me. Here look –
Marcy shows Cynthia the Star Maps tour brochure.
Cynthia reads it. She squints and reads it again.
Cynthia: Okaaaay. Yeah …
She puts the map in her back pocket.
Cynthia: Oh! May I keep it?
Marcy: Fine. I have plenty. I’m going now. I need to practice my nonchalant paparazzi pose in the window sill.
penelope kitten (padding after her): going with you. need my nap.
Marcy: Ugh. Why do you always have to nap with me, P?
penelope kitten: it’s nice to nap with a neighbor.
Cynthia takes out the Star Maps from her back pocket as the kitties walk away.
In it she reads –
World Famous Cute Black Kitty
11112 Generic West Los Angeles Apartment.
Sightings between 2pm-5pm, Monday-Sunday
Cynthia (confounded): Sigh… I mean… I knew Penelope Kitten was more famous than Marcy but…
Shaking her head, Cynthia hastily puts the map back in her back pocket.
She addresses her readers.
Cynthia (brightly): So. Who’s going with me to hear Dr. Paul Koudounaris talk about Los Angeles Cats next Wednesday?! I can’t wait and I promise to try not to embarrass you.
Hey, I’ll bring the cat ears! Meowza!
More info about Los Cat-geles here. In addition to the cat talk, there will be live music by Sister Calypso and Gianna Gianna. Admission is Free!
You going? Let me know!