Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Four days off? Yeah, I'm thankful.

Here's a pygmy tarsier. Just because. They thought they were extinct, and someone recently found some. He looks like a smiling little old man.

I lo'heeeem.

Off to Maine for the Thanksgiving holiday. Hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving has a happy and safe one. Anyone who doesn't celebrate it - what the hell, throw a big meal together, get some family and friends around your table, let the wine flow, and pretend you're a grateful pilgrim anyway. Fuck it, you only live once. It's just an old pagan harvest festival at its root anyway. You don't need to be a 'Merrican to have a harvest festival. Am I right?

I'm home from work, I have tomorrow off and I don't have a glass of wine in front of me yet. What the fuck am I doing sitting in front of the compu....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008



Got a survey in the mail recently - asking if I was aware that a lot of fur on the market is actually cat and dog pelts, and that most of it is from stolen pets. Did you know that? I didn't. Hmmm. I don't know what to make of it. I have my doubts, but I suppose it COULD be true. Have you ever heard of someone buying a fur coat and finding they're allergic to it? It's a good bet it's because it's made of someone's cat. Bleugh. I do know my Luna would make a lovely coat - though it would take a lot to find enough cats as soft as she is to make a full-sized one. But fur is ugly. I object to fur on aesthetic as well as humanitarian grounds.
Haven't seen SPOUSE since 9 last night. He has a cold, took some medicine, and spent the night on the couch in the basement with Luna. It is unclear whether he did it on purpose and altruistically to prevent me being kept up by his coughing, or because it allowed him to be comforted by his old habit of sleeping with the TV on (something I can't do and won't allow in the grown-up bedroom), or because he just fell asleep because of the meds. Since Luna still lives down there, it was nice for her, either way. Evidently, our basement is now a 'special needs kitty' and parental sickbay. I LOVE having a big house. I slept like a rock with the queen-size all to myself (and the two other cats, but they're small).
I have recently started drinking coffee on occasion. Not every day like I used to, and certainly not the daily gallon I used to imbibe. Today is one of those days, because of the temperature dipping into the 20's maybe, that I wanted a nice, warm, comforting cup of Dunkin' Donuts ambrosia. It is probably for this reason that I'm jaked up and rambling all this inconsequential crap into the blog window. I have nothing important to say, but feel the need to update you all with the minutiae of my life, just to keep my fingers busy on this keyboard. THRILLED YET?

I also loved this stoat picture and wanted to find a post to use it in. I felt like that the last two days when my boss came into my office and asked me to do something complex and time-consuming - at 4:59 PM. She ought to know better, I leave at 5PM on the dot. I'm UNION, fuckers.
ALSO: VERY GOOD STUFF HERE. I laughed and laughed.

That is all.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fuck YEAH!

A heartfelt and eloquent statement. I couldn't have said it better, or without shouting and swearing.

Shame on you, California.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Can't explain it.

Folks, I have just returned from a post-work beer (or 5) and delicious Guatemalan meal at a local joint near the supermarket here in Waltham. SPOUSE and I were the only Gringos in there and there was a lovely, inclusive and friendly atmosphere, and very good service and taps.

Though the music was loud, and shall we say 'not my demographic,' there were a few items that came on the jukebox that I absolutely fell in love with. One of the greatest things I've heard in a very long time was this song. Suddenly I found myself asking people, "who is this artist?" and "What is this song?" and shoving a Keno ticket and pencil underneath several bemused and confused noses.

I don't know what it's about, full of shite stereotypes and misogynist bullshit, and for all I know he's calling the woman something I wouldn't approve of (EDIT: Turns out it isn't full of shit stereotypes and misogyny - fuck me and my assumptions, huh?) - anyone who speaks Spanish is welcome to supply the lyrics and disillusion me. Also, the video is hideous... but the appeal has something to do with these fantastic horns and melody.

Horns. I fucking love the horns.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Ladies and Gentlemen - OUR NEXT PRESIDENT!

For the first time in about 10 years, I am proud of my country. I've missed this feeling. I hope it lasts - and I think it will.