Monday, June 28, 2010

What Can I Say?...



I don't yet have the results from the lab for the blood work...

All is quiet at Chez Moi but for an occasional sneeze from my gentleman cat who, it seems, has assumed all rights to the pillows and my side of the bed. This bed-hogging coincided with several visits by someone who will not be coming by any longer. It is as though my male cat is daring me to sleep on the opposite side so that there is no room for anyone extra, apart from his sister cats who sleep at my feet, in the bed.

A bit of jealousy, perhaps? A protective instinct?

Apart from this recent aberration, this moggie is an agreeable sort. A tuxedo or bi-color, at nine, he is on the cusp of feline old age while retaining his curious and playful nature. He tends to vocalise, often calling to me if we are in different parts of the flat. I have read that one should carefully observe a cat's reaction to strangers...Perhaps he picked up on something that I did not with my now former friend. There must be some truth to the belief that tuxes are often smarter than other cats. In this case, he may have even been a bit smarter that his favourite human. If only he could cook, clean and do housework...

I'm off to hospital for my work out, hoping to beat the late day summer rains common in this part of the world.

I'll also be making a few changes to this blog as time permits between projects.


Until Next Time...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Another Neme...

If I keep blogging so infrequently, you may stop popping in...

The temporary job ended after a three-month stint, so I am once more pounding the virtual pavement and beginning to consider additional graduate work, both of which may ultimately lead to moving from here...

I'm also writing, resuming my regular synagogue services and returning to exercise at the hospital twice weekly. Those of us in the Virtual Book Club have read an interesting trio of books, all with Paris-related themes, so if you're interested, check them out...

Additional medical and dental issues have come to light and options for both are being investigated. I had a fun time with a cute vampire at the clinic lab today following a doctor visit. The vampire left his mark not on my neck, but in the crook of my right arm...

The neme below is a fun one, borrowed from FRENCH FANCY and her friend fly, of the fly in the web.

1. What will you do while the World Cup is on?

I enjoy European football much more than its American counterpart, so I'll visit news and sports sites for information on the various teams...

2. What picks you up when you're down?

A good cup of tea and a chat with a friend, though my feline companions are always good for a cuddle and a laugh...

3. India or China--we're talking tea--not economies...

I'd have to say English or Irish for me when it comes to tea...

4. What do you value most about blogging?

The range of people and experiences I've encountered...I've met some very nice individuals in places I never thought I'd see or hear much about, and blogging is one of the best ways I've found to put faces and names to some of the issues of the day across the world.

5. What can't you throw out from your wardrobe?

My late grandfather's pyjamas.

6. Would you rather people did not ask your opinion on controversial issues?

My rule about asking such things is I only answer if I am comfortable with the person asking, otherwise, its a nonstarter.

7. Do you ever recommend people then wish you had not?

No. I avoid that potential quagmire entirely.

8. Do you own up to reading light novels or hide them beneath cushions when visitors arrive?

I read avidly and have wide ranging interests as well as a curious nature, so I do sometimes read what might be considered airplane fare for travellers or the book one can read while waiting in a queue at the post office, but not often. As I have no cushions under which to hide books, doing so would not occur to me.

9. Do you find yourself content with your own company or are you gregarious?

Increasingly, I am content with my own company, though I do enjoy my friends and try to treat them well.

10. What one thing would noticeably improve your life?

A job I enjoyed in a place I found liveable...

Until Next Time...