Animal day out

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No, I'm not referring to Animal from the Muppet Show, or to all animals in general... Per and I went out to look at a shop called something like Plant World or something else that doesn't matter because it would be in Damnish anyhow.

We drove up to a large plant shop that had indoor and outdoor plants, things for those plants, pet food, aquarium and terrarium things, fish, a few lizards and a few rodential subspecies. Amongst the mice and guinea pigs there were two degus sleeping cuddled up together in a glass terrarium. I can't remember whether I've ever seen degus before, and now looking online, I'm doubting my memory from just a couple of hours ago, but these degus were almost auburn in color, and their tails were long and straight, puffing out to a plume toward the tip.

At any rate, we did bring a treat home for Moxie: two catnip plants that she became fixated on once we came home. She smelled something rom my scooter's front basket, clawing up to see and smell and taste whatever this bewitching plant could be!




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Albino strawberry ... ?!

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In the shower the other day, I noticed that I had small, red blotches on my upper stomach. No, I didn't take photos. Even if I did, I wouldn't post them here. So :-P

Having dealt with all sorts of infections and icky sh!t over the past 6 years, ever since the MonSter entered my life, I thought that I should just put some skin lotion on it and see what happened. (No Hannibal Lechter references here.)

A couple of days went past, and nothing seemed to change. The little red patches looked to me like the seeds on the outside of a strawberry, but the surrounding skin was too pale to be anything but the fruit of an albino strawberry. Ah well, add it to my list of Weird Sh!t and move on.

Last night, I remembered that I'd served as a cattress to Little Miss Moxie, wearing only a t-shirt (me, not her! I'm not one of those people who dress their cats like people!), at which time she kneaded me up, down and sideways before settling in for a nap. Not wanting to blame The Cat for everything, as Per has said that I often do, I either hadn't thought of the kneading-then-nap scenario that I'd dismissed so easily.

Still and all, that was the only possible explanation for the seeds on my skin, and they started disappearing yesterday, so The Cat it was. More than anything, this scenario has taught me that I do tend to blame The Cat when she's not to blame as well as that I shouldn't allow Miss Sticky Paws to nap on me when I'm only wearing a thin layer of cotton.

Ah well, all is well, at least until it isn't.

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Nessie's relatives!

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The Loch Ness monster's relatives have been found, although that was back in 1959, so they've probably moved house, but they ought to be easy to find now. </ tongue+cheek>

Yeah, I'm going to label my little bits of sarcasm, just in case anyone might think I really meant any of it.

So, the fossil was found in 1959, and it's just making the news now? Ah well...

Dearcmhara - pronounced 'jark vara' - is Scottish Gaelic for marine lizard, and pays homage to the history of Skye and the Hebrides. The species is one of the few to have ever been given a Gaelic name.

What a name for this creature. That is a mouthful of letters that aren't pronounced that way in English at all. It's even much more of a vomitous mess than Danish. (Yeah, really is. I wasn't being sarcastic with that one. Okay, maybe a tiny, itty-bitty bit, but that's all.)


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QotD

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They've a temper, some of them -- particularly verbs, they're the proudest -- adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs -- however, I can manage the whole lot of them! 
Humpty-Dumpty in Through the Looking Glass
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Watching tv

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Yep, I watch more tv than I ever thought I would, but I don't have much else to do. Yes, I do read books and write a little bit, but watching tv seems the best option, especially when I'm the acting matress for a particular cat.

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Self-driving car? Is that like ...

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... Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang?



Really, I hope so!

I've never read this book by Ian Fleming until very recently, and I'm wondering how I missed this book! Fleming wrote it for his son, and I hope that he grew up to do amazing things in the spirit of this book! (I haven't yet looked up info´on Fleming's son, but I do hope that he could do things to make his father proud.)

But, back on the topic of self-driving cars, I don't suspect that any of these will have any resemblance to Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang, but I can always hope!


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Helpful or not?

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A few days ago, I noticed a round red sore on my face, along with a smaller one on the other side. Yes, these sores were on my cheeks, but I know that some of you will make mention of the cheeks of the lower order, and I just didn't want to get stuck in that!

Figuring that these were oddly-presenting acne, I put Clearasil on both and thought that would be that.

The next day, they were still there, and the same for the day after that. My neck has been itchy as hell today, as well.

On mentioning these things to Per, he said, 'It's plague.'

Very funny. :-P

Whatever the source of these things -- telling myself, 'they're not buboes, they're not buboes' -- he does know just the way to dive deep into my really crappy imagination!


 

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TAS? TAC!

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I meant to, I really did...

I got some Christmas cards, and I did want to send them to friends and family and such, but ...

They show cats who are members of the Tinsel Appreciation Society. Moxie, helper with all that comes into this place, was not appreciative. Yep, Moxie is a member of the Tinsel Appreciation Club, or maybe it's the Club for the Appreciation of Tinsel. (I'll wait here while you work out the difference in acronyms.).

Acronymical or not, backwards or not, these cards did not live up to Moxie's apprecition.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
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Anagrammatical

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Oddly and somewhat often, I work out anagrams of words and even less often, write them down. 

Even more often, I forget to look up the notes, and more often still, I look at the note where I've written down the anagrams and wonder where in the name of holy f#ck I got that odd mix of letters or words.

For example, I found the following note to myself in my phone:

a shy turd

...and I looked at it, cocking my head to one side, wondering why in the name of ever-loving crap it was there, until it hit me:

Thursday

Oooooookay.




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Q?

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Yipe.

Just now, Per and I are watching Skyfall on Damnish tv.

We don't know how we missed seeing this James Bond film, but we did. One of the odd things about this film is the actor playing Q. He .... is ... so ... young. 

This is making me feel old, although not quite as old as it might feel if the actor playing James Bond were as young as the one playing Q.

I suppose this is how feeling old begins ... I suppose.

Yipe.


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