April 2

I learned something new today.

If Detective Lassiter and Detective O'Hara borrow your watch, you're probably not going to get it back.

Ever.

Which is too bad.

I really liked that watch.

It glows in the dark.

I also learned that Detective Lassiter gets really mad when you ask him to give you your watch back. The vein in his forehead kind of pops out and his eyes get really narrow, like he's trying to see you better before he starts yelling at you.

He might need glasses.

But I don't think I'm going to tell him that.

April 4

My Francie got me a new watch.

It doesn't glow in the dark, but that's okay.

We have a new rule, too.

I'm not allowed to let anyone borrow it.

Or take it, even if it's not my fault.

And not even if they really, really need it.

Francie says no one really needs my watch.

April 5

I think Detective Lassiter might need hearing aids, too.

At least, every time I try to tell him something about a case, he just stares at me and asks "What?".

Almost like he can't believe what I just said.

But then when I say it again louder, he gets mad at me and that vein in his forehead pops out.

So I don't think I'll tell him he needs hearing aids. I think that might make him mad.

Maybe I should get him some for Christmas, though.

I have to get him something good this year, anyway.

I don't think he liked the snow globe I got him last Christmas.

At least, I've never seen it out on his desk.

And he didn't even send a thank you note.

Of course, it's only April…it might have just gotten lost in the mail.

April 8

The cat threw up in my work shoes again.

He must have been eating pineapple.

Pineapple always upsets his tummy.

I don't know why he keeps eating it.

And I don't know who started feeding it to him in the first place. Why would you give pineapple to a cat?

And why would you teach a cat how to open the refrigerator to get to the pineapple?

Maybe I should just stop buying pineapple.

Or maybe I should just start Scotch-Guarding my shoes.