Again With the Backpack

Despite my publicly shaming her about the contents of her backback, the human female has done nothing towards cleaning it out. Well, all right, she has recycled the macaroni and cheese cup and the tuna can, but still! To…ah…encourage her to winnow out the junk in there, I discreetly loosened the lid of a mostly-full […]

Mischief Update–Bits and Pieces

If this were a meeting run according to Rules of Order rather than a Manifesto of Mischief, we would start with Old Business. Ongoing projects, as it were. The humans still do not have the new gutters that Roofer Number Five promised. Nor have they received word whether Usually Sounds Amiable, Although… is going to […]

Pensé Que íbamos a Visitar Solamente Una Mesa Vieja, Pero en Realidad Hay Aquí Una Ciudad Completa, Part I: A-Shopping We Will Go

The humans have proposed a day trip. When I heard them discussing it, I was under the impression it was just to the local furniture store to buy a table, but we are going to visit Old Mesilla, a town which, even though it is in a completely different state, is closer to the city […]

I Hope You Like Surprises, Automotive Edition

Whatever happened to the human female’s car, the one with the shattered window? Oh, child, what didn’t happen to the human female’s car! When she started calling repair places the next day, she found that I’ve tied things up at the dealership so completely that they couldn’t do anything about it for about a week. […]

I’m a Big Fan of Breakage

I had such fun breaking things yesterday that I just can’t stop. What can I get my hands on today? Which of the human female’s oft-used belongings shall I mangle next? Ohhh. That’s a good one! It’s summer, and sometimes she comes all over warm and has to fan herself furiously while she blushes and […]

Judged to a Hair’s Breadth and Timed to the Second

What most people misunderstand about magic and mischief is this: More is NOT always better. Bigger is not always better. Any idiot can blow something up, and it doesn’t take finesse to turn someone into a toadstool. As I’ve said before, it’s all about the timing, and the fine touch. Let me show you how […]

Ruined Breakfast, the Gift That Keeps on Giving

So the human female did end up taking a cart of yogurt with her and eating it when she got where she was going. She soon discovered, however, that–just like the strawberries– the yogurt had frozen solid in the back of the fridge. It had thawed by the time she got to it, and she […]

A Different Sort of Treasure Hunt

Someone asked me if the humans did an Egg Hunt this year. The answer is no, they didn’t. The human female was too bone-idle to dye more than two eggs, and the male still hasn’t found the one remaining egg from last year. The female has been saying something about finding a mystery or something, […]

A Prescription for Mischief, Part III: Oh, So Many Call-backs…

I have chronicled my previous attempts to make the human female’s life more miserable through the medium of mail-order-delivery of prescriptions. Having them lost in the mail is always fun… I wrote recently about the human female’s latest attempts to get headache medicines. To recap: Former Squish Fonts (FSF), on their website, offered her the […]

Just a Suggestion…

Dear Human Female, I know that the last week has been very busy for you and that you’ve had to snack on the go. I’m sure your physician would be happy to know that you are choosing fruits, nuts, and veggies and not just chips and cookies. Yes, three cheers for you for the zip-lock […]