Holy Lolcats!

OK, OK — in between freaking out about carpet, flooring, paint, and drywall demolition, I sneaked off for a little fun.

June 3 was the second annual "I Can Has Cheezburger" night at the Mariner's ball game in Seattle.  And I was there.  Oh, yes.  And so was the New York Times, who decided to not only publish my (thankfully unidentified) picture right smack at the beginning, but also quote me.

Here are my now-apparently-immortal words of wisdom:

Tess Mattos, a 41-year-old knitting instructor who traveled up from Portland, Ore., for the event, said she had been a fan of the network’s flagship site for three years.

“It’s just a good, simple break from real life,” she said, adjusting the pair of sequined cat ears she was wearing. “It’s clever, but not mean-spirited.”

“People think we’re weird,” she quipped. “But have you seen the fans of ‘Twilight?’ ”

The article has now become the #1 most popular emailed, viewed and blogged-about article in the Technology section.  Z.  O.  M.  G.  I have been mentioned by name here.  And here.  And here.

Must've been a slow news day!

I can't remember where I encountered this quote, nor can I find it online — but as somebody, somewhere, once said:

"I'll cope with any little bit of fame I can get."

  2 comments for “Holy Lolcats!

  1. 06/15/2010 at 5:06 PM

    Congrats – you are officially a celebrity – I got here by googling your (unique & distinctive) name.

    Now, uh.. This is awkward… About those “sequined cat ears”… 🙂

    • 06/15/2010 at 5:14 PM

      yeah, well, at least they were sequined! I mean, can you imagine how embarrassed I’d be if they had been my everyday cat ears…

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