Hi, my name is Sam. I am a cat. It was I, the exceptionally handsome feline pictured above, who spent the last eight months living in Connecticut with my grandparents while Lex and Mark were off doing whatever they did in South America. Now that Lex and Mark are back in New York City, I have decided to take over the reigns as Editor-in-Chief of Andes Not The Mint dot com.
Our market research analysis has indicated that ANTM readers enjoy tales of amusement from the road, cultural profiles of far away locales, and photography from wonderfully serene and epic landscapes. Loyal reader, I think you will be quite pleased with the new content I have been developing.
Moving forward, we’ll hear about truly exciting experiences, including rare animal sightings and culinary discoveries. A jaguar? Whatever. The other day I saw a freakin’ squirrel people. I suppose it doesn’t need saying, but I’ve got some awesome foodie posts lined up as well!
If you’ve arrived at this blog through a link to our archived material, please feel free to ask questions or to get in touch through the comments section. Lex and Mark would love to share their experiences with you directly and are continuing believers in the old ANTM adage that your fellow traveler will always be the greatest guide. (Hint: Should you choose to enter your e-mail above the comments field, it will not be published but will be visible to the ANTM team.)
From all of us here at ANTM dot com, we thank you for your continued patronage and look forward to sharing new experiences in the weeks to come. You’ll read more about what makes me purr and, perhaps, hear an occasional rant on the things that make me hiss. If a brand-new sofa gets scratched up in the process, I think we can all agree that we’re better off for it.
Lex and Mark both have great ideas for new projects in the year to come and, as Editor-in-Chief, I wish them only the best of luck. They may post some artsy-fartsy travel stuff up here sometime in the future but other than that, it will be all Sam, all the time.
In case you are wondering, it is perfectly acceptable to refer to oneself in the third-person within feline social circles. It is not a sign of arrogance or self-grandeur. Rather, you may interpret this as a gentle signal that it would please me to discover another serving of Weruva “Mack-and-Jack” cat food artfully placed in my dish at your earliest convenience.
Where are the positive comments about your time in CT?
I enjoyed meeting Lex when she came to Ohio to visit my mom Lea and her family. I normally hide from all visitors, but I allowed Lex to pet the top of my head as I sat on the back of the couch. Hopefully I can meet you one day. I think you and I would like sitting on the floor six feet away from each other and having a staring contest. We have many common interests to discuss, such as the satisfaction that can be garnered from seeing my family member’s faces after spending all night giving the couch a more rustic and lived-in look.
I hope you are enjoying being back in NYC.
Sincerely, Nibbles the cat
P.S. My mom Lea wants to know what you used to create the photo slideshows on your blog. 🙂
Whoops- that should read family members’ faces. Although, since I am a cat, I am still learning correct usage of the apostrophe.