Yep, the shredder... he hates when you turn on the vacuum, but shred some papers and he'll come from across the house to see what's going on. Unplug the shredder so he can safely inspect.... and in he popped. that's the only time too.
Geez, I talk to my cat all the time! I put clothes on him...he hates it. My brother in law was at Target the same time as me once when I was buying a baby shower gift, he had to seriously talk me out of getting some Hello Kitty underpants and a "Daddy's Little Prince" bib for the cat.
I won't tell the B about the unwinnable string war, it would really depress him. I've heard of the onion from friends funny stories from it. I'll check it out...