July 8th, 2007

Book Hands

Words For Sleepy, Meows Against Sleepy

It's just me, two cats, and three large air-purifier things here now. Gods, I love being alone, even under these circumstances.

Lucky the cat has been rather clingy, practically glued to my calf wherever I go in the house and meowing constantly. I was thinking he's like a girl who's chosen a man because he's always been sweet to her and provided for her, only to find in a seemingly threatening situation, she has a primal need to feel protected by him and she's not sure he's up to it--so she tries to find out by constantly demanding attention.

It was an interesting night's sleep. Victoria the cat was perfectly cool, content hanging out next to me while I read before she retired to the closet for the evening. Lucky, meanwhile, was continually pawing at my door to be let in and, when let in, he'd walk around the room for a few moments, meowing, before pawing on the door to be let out. He repeated this sequence of actions several times between 4:30am and 6:30am--and just leaving the door open didn't help, either. He merely jumped on my pillow and began pawing the wall behind my head.

However, I did manage to get to sleep at the incredible time of 1:30am, which I suspect I owe to lack of sleep from the previous night and a glass of whiskey. Surprisingly enough, Catch-22 is a much better book with a glass of whiskey. Suddenly prose that seemed half-hearted and distant became rather amiable and warmly enthusiastic. Suddenly it makes sense that this novel was a bestseller in the 50s.

I was genuinely awed by Sonya Taaffe's "Kaddish for a Dybbuk" in her Postcards from the Province of Hyphens. It's strange to think I converse regularly with someone so brilliant--the poem in question so nicely captures the atmosphere of grieving at a funeral and gives it a supernatural package as keen as anything Neil Gaiman wrote for Sandman--that wonderful feeling of seeing something absolutely fantastic and feeling every detail of the thing resonate with you as it's so human an experience as to be personally yours. She's impossibly good, this Taaffe girl.
  • Current Music
    "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - Joy Division
Dancing Men

I've Done a Meme

happyspector tagged me for this meme, and though I'll honour the tag, I don't feel like passing it on. Anyone who wants the meme can take it. But the cycle of violence ends here.

THE RULES! Each player lists 8 facts or habits about themselves; the rules of the game are to be posted first; at the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people.

1. I prefer to watch anime while eating breakfast, which almost always consists of oatmeal, coffee, and Tropicana orange juice.

2. I don't think NeoCons are really that much different from regular conservatives.

3. I spent a lot of yesterday reading about the Anglo-Zulu war.

4. I put a quarter in my piggy bank every morning.

5. I'm a slow reader.

6. I love driving, though I've been trying to cut back.

7. I love walking for more than six hours in strange, interesting parts of town.

8. I begin each item of this meme with the letter "I".
  • Current Music
    "Kairou no Shikaku" - Hirasawa Susumu