January 12th, 2007

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Luckie Bitchslaps Me

Over the past week I've taken some sweet pictures and videos of the cat, but I'm not going to post those. Instead, I'm going to show one from tonight of Lunatic Luckie trying to take out my nose. *sigh*

She was fine all day, sweet as could be, and then around 9:30 Caleb came over and immediately she went into her routine of hiding, slinking about, and sitting in the shadows staring. Her behavior completely changes when anybody is visiting -- she becomes really fearful and super upset, hissing, spitting and growling like a bobcat or something. What was funny is that meanwhile Caleb took out the guinea pigs and they were extra friendly and sweet -- even YinYang, now that her operation has removed her bitchiness.

Anyway... to explain the video...

A one point I went and picked her up and we were having a laugh at how much noise the little creature can make -- this enormous growl and scary hisses. The only time she does this is when somebody is visiting. She doesn't do it around me. So, Luckie has a fit and manages to tear her hind paws into me, digging a good 2" scratch into my back of my hand. Ow. A few minutes later, we stupidly decided to get Luckie on tape doing her growling, so I picked her up and was holding her... when yes, she did what cats do and popped me in the nose. I have a 1/2" inverted question-mark-shaped scratch on the end of my nose. Bah. My own fault really.

Of course now that Caleb's gone, she lets me pick her up as usual and only makes a normal meow. It's a shame she can't be nice to anybody but me but eh, it is what it is.

P.S. That video makes me laugh. I think my very genuine "Ow!" is the reason.
P.P.S. If the video doesn't appear, it's because YouTube is down for repairs overnight.
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All the interesting stuff happens when I'm asleep

But for the last month or so, I've been having super intense, extra bizarro dreams every single night just about. The pattern seems to be that I sleep, without any dreams I remember, from 1-2 until around 5. I wake up, maybe go to the bathroom, talk to the cat, and then fall back asleep -- and get sucked into these insane dreams which build and build until the alarm goes off at 8:40. Sometimes they even go past that, because I'll hit Snooze and/or oversleep and it's all because the dream is so cool I don't want to leave it.

This morning's a.m. dream was like a movie jointly made by Fellini and Del Torro. Not that I'm complaining.
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Today isn't off to a good start.

My nose hurts from the cat scratch, which is right on the bulb at the end.

Due to plumbing repairs on our building this morning, I wasn't allowed to use any water, including the toilet flush.

I found out one of the Georgia Aquarium's four whale sharks died all of a sudden yesterday.

My lovely small-weave fishnet thighhighs have lost their ability to stick and fell down around my ankles on the way to work. I couldn't really hike them up again either, at least not without looking like a total hussy.

The good news? It's a three-day weekend coming up. Also, went to breakfast at the diner this morning and they were playing awesome 80s music.
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Gimme Five

I'm in the market office alone today, so before I mow down the lengthy to-do list I made up yesterday...

fridayfiver - Birthdays

1. When is your birthday?

2. How old will you be?

3. Do you prefer to throw a party or attend a party?
I always end up throwing my own party. Heck, I made my own cake just about every year until the past couple, when Caleb made me spectacular cakes.

4. Presents: take'em or leave'em?
Gimme! I mean, even stupid dime store presents.

5. Best birthday so far?
2005, which was the day after I picked up Luckie off the street. Caleb made the cake. I was so happy with my little kitty!

thefridayfive - Terribly Random

1. Favorite cereal and why?
Kashi GoLean Crunch -- because it tastes yummy and doesn't get soggy. The requirement of ANY good cereal is that it doesn't get soggy. My other favorite cereals: Total, granola and various kinds of muesli.

2. What is the best thing about Summer?
It's right before Fall.

3. Would you rather have a Slurpee or a milkshake?
Either are good, but in a choice between either, milkshake wins. Because there's no such thing as a malted Slurpee... I hope.

4. If you could be a member of any band/musical group, past or present, what band would it be and why?
Bjork doesn't have a band, so maybe I could just be in one of her music videos?

5. Who is your idol? What are they famous for?
I'll go along with versailles_rose and say the my mom is one of my top idols. My mom who doesn't care about makeup or jewelry, eats sugar out of the bowl, could never keep the house clean, and is a wonderful lady.
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Movies movies movies

Another year, another year to watch more movies! So far I've gone to the movie's once (Children of Men), watched a Netflix movie (Finding Neverland) and seen two other movies. For upcoming movies, I'm going to see Pan's Labyrinth opening weekend hopefully, and then continue on watching Netflix movies. The next 10 in my Queue:

My Own Private Idaho
12 Monkeys
City Lights
Diary of a Lost Girl
The Big Lebowski
Rocky/Bullwinkle & Frds: Season 2: Disc 1
All About Eve

Four of those are repeats of things I either only saw once or haven't seen for a long time. And Rocky & Bullwinkle... I used to watch that with my mom in reruns. I have Rocky & Bullwinkle and Boris & Natasha socks :)
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More Netflix Junk

I have a lonnnnng Queue, so by the time I see all the movies DVDs will have gone the way of the 8-Track, but still, here are some movies I'm looking forward to:

8 1/2
More Fellini. There hasn't been one Fellini movie I haven't loved. (OK, so Roma is rather over-the-top... but hell, it's Fellini, not like it will be understated!)

Pelle the Conqueror
I rented this when I was in 8th or 9th grade I think. It's realllly depressing Nordic stuff but hey, I liked it then, probably will love it now.

Beastie Boys: Video Anthology: Disc 1
I'd like to BUY this, but first I wanna see it. This will be a fun time!

The Lost Boys: Special Edition
I have never seen this. *hangs head in shame*

This is that crazy sci fi movie with Sean Connery. The stills are so crazy I have to see it.

To Be or Not To Be
Ernst Lubitsch movie starring Jack Benny. I've wanted to see this since forever! (Interesting, right after this one in my queue is Holocaust: The Liberation of Auschwitz).

Dario Argento (multiple)
I seem to have selected 3-4 Argento horror movies. I don't really like horror movies at all but I like his.

Bjork (multiple)
I have 4 different DVDs set up, of concerts and then some videos I don't have. I can Bjork out!

Duran Duran: Greatest: Disc 1 & 2
Duran Duran videos! Whoo hoo! Among the many 80s bands who video collection I've ordered...

The Architecture of Doom
Movie about Speer, the Nazi architect. Hate me all you want, but his spaces fascinate me. I heard about this movie when it came out but didn't get my lazy ass out to the theater.

And... a lot of cheezy sci movies. Which will be good because so many of my picks are so serious.
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