The End Bit of the Weekend

So, it’s almost midnight and this weekend will be over. This is the ass end of a weekend. No big accomplishments this weekend. I didn’t save the world and I didn’t win a billion dollars. There were no zombies to fight. But we baked bread:

It was very delicious. Two loafs for no money at all, healthier and tastier. Only problem is that you eat it all in two days. So, you end up eating more bread than you’d usually do. Less inexpensive and less healthy. Although life quality increases by 12 points. At least.Points I could really use, there’s way to much stuff going on.

In a desperate attempt to relax I had a dip in the jacuzzi and a spot of single malt. It worked very well. Until the single malt wore off. But if I go to bed now I get almost 6 hours of sleep, if I’m lucky, so, I leave you with this rendition of Sixxten as a dubious (or constipated) detective. Night!

The Cuddle Negotiations

 

Cat: Attention, plix

Me: I can’t right now, I’m busy typing something

Cat: Pay attention to me, now!

Me: No, I told you…

Cat: Naaa-oooooow!

Me: Oh, shush you!

Cat: Naaaaa-ooooow! Naaaaa-ooooow! Naaaaa-ooooow!

Me: Oh, ok, come here then

Cat: Noes! You come to ME!

Me: Why don’t you just come here so that I can scratch your head?

Cat: No! You come here. I’m sitting my butt down right over here and wait for you

Me: Fine, suit yourself then. I’ll just ignore you

Cat: …

Cat: …

Cat: … Hello?

Cat: Hell-oooh?

Me: I’m ignoring you

Cat: But I’m so cute! Look at me!

Me: No, I won’t look at you

Cat: But, but, I’ve fallen over! I’m broken cat! Look!

Me. Stop it!

Cat: Look! I’ve fallen over! Look at my fluffy tummy!

Me: Now you’re just being silly

Cat: Look at me stretching! Look at my fluffy tummy! It’s very soft, I promise!

Me: Well, you are pretty cute…

Cat. I really am!

Me: Oh, okay then. I’ll come over and pet your tummy.

Cat: NO! I won’t let you! I will make crazy noises and run away one meter as soon as you come close to me!

Me: What the hell?

Cat. Chase me…

Me. No!

Cat: Come on, chase me, you know you want to!

Me: No way, little dude

Cat: But I’m so cute! Come get me. I won’t run this time. Promise!
Me: You sure?

Cat: Yes. Come pick me up!

Me: Ok, here goes, no sudden moves, I’ll just…

Cat: NO! Don’t touch me! I’m having a complete spaz out and running around the entire apartment! Waah!

Me: What do you WANT from me? Fuck this, I’m going back to my computer.

Cat: …

Cat: …

Cat: … Hello?

Cat: Hell-oooh?

Me: What?!

Cat: Are you mad at me?

Me: No, I’m not mad at you

Cat: Could we cuddle?

Me: Ok, come here then, here’s my lap

Cat: Could you pick me up?

Me: Ok, little one, come here

Cat: This is nice

Me: Yes, it is

Cat: I approve

Me: I can’t type now, though

Cat: It doesn’t matter. Scratch my head now, human

Me: Okay, just for a little bit…

 

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Bloody Monday

It’s another bloody Monday and I thought I’d do a little recap, I don’t think I’ve done one in a while. For once I actually had a pretty good morning. Walked out the door five minutes late, but the direct bus to work was also five minutes late, so I didn’t have to bother with the commuter train and then bother with fighting my way through the hordes of idiots at the Central Station to get to the subway. Maybe that’s the secret. Maybe that’s why I’m in a slightly better mood than any regular Monday. Just try to avoid people. Maybe I should start hiking to work. I’d get a long walking staff and equally long fake beard and pretend I was Gandalf trying to trek over the Misty Mountains.

I bet ya people would stay the heck away from me.

Work is boring me to tears right now, so I won’t talk much about that, I don’t want to make you cry too. Anyone that is any fun has either quit or totally abandoned me by going on vacation. Bastards. Looking forward to having my partners-in-the-total-opposite-of-crime back.

Ok, on to totally random facts about my life lately that is of very little interest to anyone. You should totally turn back. So, you know… “Run, you fools!”

Projects:
I participated in Ali Edward’s project “Week in the Life” and spent last week taking photos and writing notes and documenting my everyday life. You can find all the posts over at my crafting blog jenandtricks.com. It’s amazing what you start to see as photographable and noteworthy when you’re asked to record your life as it is, not the special moment or holidays, just your everyday. Anyway, pop over and have a look if you feel like it.

Reading:
The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsessionby Susan Orleon. I’ve been completely fascinated by this book for ages, ever since I saw the movie Adaptation, but haven’t gotten around to read the book until now. The screenplay, written by Charlie Kaufman, is not really based on the book. It’s a story about Charlie Kaufman, trying to write a screenplay based on the book, and he has such a hard time doing the book justice that the end result is just… Seriously, I could write an essay about the meta details about this movie and all the funny trivia around it, but I won’t, because I don’t want to ruin it for anyone, it’s a movie-you-have-to-see-before-you-die. But, one of the fun facts is that a completely fictional co-writer actually got nominated for an Oscar… Also: It’s directed by Spike Jonze. Well anyway, I’m now finally reading the actual book from the movie, “The Orchid Thief”, and it really is beautifully written and it’s hard to believe it’s non-fictional. It’s the kind of book that makes me look forward to snuggle up in bed so that I can get some alone time with it.

Gaming:
Hardly had time to game since I moved! Hacking away at Rift right now, but have so much else going on that even my beau, who’s never played an mmorpg before, is way ahead of me and know the game better that I do. It’s okay though. When I actually get the chance to play I have a high-level tank to protect me 😉 I miss my ratongas and frogloks in EQ2 though, and right now my twitter feed is filling up with happy EQ2-gamers having a great time with the Tinkerfest event. Steampunky RPG goodness *sigh*. The tons of X-box games I haven’t finished or even started on, I don’t even want to get into that. I need to get the flu or something so I can stay home and game without feeling guilty.

That’s all for now, folks. Insert ending jingle here.