Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WNBP: A Very Rainy Wednesday

My August-Induced Lethargy continues unabated.  Today the whole situation was made worse by the addition of pittery-pattery raindrops that inspired nothing but napping.  This is not helping me in my quest to finish up as much as humanly possible before the school bells tolls.

I shall rouse myself enough to do a few bullet points for you, though.  Because it is Wednesday and I like to think of myself as the sort of gal who honors tradition no matter what the weather.

*I have to start thinking about getting up earlier.  It takes me a while to reset the internal clocks.


*I spent all of July getting up stoopid early.  Couldn't seem to get the hang of vacation.


*Now I'm really quite settled into the vacation routine.


*Just in time to begin the process of retraining my brain back to school time...


*Almost didn't make it to the Farmer's Market this morning.  Too rainy.


*Too gray.


*Too much like a Sleep In Until Christmas kind of day.


*I got up.  I put on shoes.  I bought some green beans.


*I feel better for having done it.


*Frankly, I was kind of happy to be out of the house since staying home meant continuing with unknitting that inch of sock that I made by mistake.


*The Farmer's Market is right next to the discount store I frequent.


*I wanted to go there because the last time I went they had that organic, grain-free cat food approved by my vet for .99 cents a can.


*It's, like, a buck thirty at the grocery store.


*I snagged twenty cans last time to put in the Just In Case We Are Trapped And Unable to Shop Cupboard.


*AKA the End Of The World Is Nigh Supply.


*First rule of stockpiling:  Determine Need.


*Cats need to be fed.  If you do not feed them things they like, they shred your curtains in a highly passive aggressive fashion.


*They also tend to eye your toes alarmingly when they think you are asleep.


*The cat food was still on sale.  But now it was down to two for a dollar.


*That's .50 cents a can!!!


*Second rule of stockpiling:  Determine Storage Potential.


*There is nothing to be gained by buying a bunch of stuff that is expiring as you make the drive home.


*Cans were checked, expiration dates reviewed.


*Everything intact.  Many, many moons before I have to start force feeding the felines multiple servings.


*I bought another forty cans of cat food.


*And then shut down not one, but two check-out lanes as the cashiers and I discussed the joys of cat ownership and the lengths to which we will go in order to ensure the health and happiness of our little fur babies.


*We compared vets, health complications and diets.  I learned a little something about the healing benefits of kitty acupuncture.


*Yes.  Other customers are, as we speak, complaining about me over the dinner table to anyone who will listen.


*For the record, I did not initiate this conversation.  I just bought forty cans of cat food.


*I'll probably be going back for more once payday rolls around...


*Query:  When did I become a person old enough that the movies of my youth are now ready to be "remade?"


*Probably right around the time I became the sort of person who giggles over cat food sales...


*I finished The Magicians: A Novel.


*Haven't gotten The Magician King: A Novel yet, though.  It came out yesterday or the day before that or something along those lines but I'm not quite ready.


*I needed something different so I decided to pick up Twilight Eyes.


*I like Dean Koontz.  Except for when I don't.


*This was an odd book and a little hard to get into at first.  Frankly, I found the main character to be kind of unlikeable.  A little whiny....although heaven knows he had good reason to be.  Still, I didn't connect.


*In the second half of the book, he suddenly seemed to grow up.  It was almost as if I was reading another novel entirely.  I liked him ever so much more in spite of the fact that little time had passed book-wise.


*Turns out, there was a very good reason for that.  Sometimes it's worth reading the afterword.


*You get to find out all about how the original novel changed and was expanded upon.


*And Mr. Koontz is very funny.  Especially when discussing his overwhelming desire to shoot television executives in the foot.


*Something we've all contemplated at one point or another...


*The following video is not being presented as an example of the World's Lamest Flash Mob.


*It might make Honorable Mention...but not the actual lamest.


*Frankly, you have to give them props for making the most of a limited budget and a dire situation.


*Plus it was raining.


*And let's face it.  If more people were adopting cats at the moment, this sort of thing wouldn't be necessary now would it?





I wasn't there, of course.  I was home putting away cat food and napping in time to the raindrops.  Which isn't such a bad way to spend a Wednesday, especially when you've got a nice, warm, well-fed cat or two to share the sofa.

SA


1 comment:

trek said...

Neglecting to feed the felines definitely results in a wicked it of ugly around the manse.

Good call.