September 17th, 2008



Went to CVS after lunch to pick up my prescription and various other sundries. To my amusement, here are two warning notes from my purchases:

Compact Mirror by Conair:
WARNING: Be sure mirror is not in a position where it can reflect sunlight; reflected sun can cause fire.

So not just a warning, but a small science lesson.

Fluoxetine (Prozac):
WARNING: Call doctor if you experience mood changes, sadness, depression or fear.

Those symptoms are what the meds are designed to *treat*. Yes, I understand the whole anti-depressants-linked-to-suicides thing, but still.
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Right Now!

From marchenland:

1. Take a picture of yourself right now.
2. Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture.
3. Post that picture with NO editing.
4. Post these instructions with your picture.


Yep, that's the bathrobe I wear about 90% of the time I'm home and awake. Year-round. I blame my parents and Hawkeye Pierce for this habit. In fact Mom gave me this particular robe (L.L. Bean extra long) as a present. She has the same one, in maroon.

Name change for the furkid?

OK, this is odd, but I'm thinking about changing Ajax's name. It was the one he had at the shelter and I liked it, but it doesn't seem to be working out.


1) I swear to crap I just can't *remember* it well.
2) It doesn't roll off my tongue at all.
3) He doesn't respond to it at all.
4) All the other "family" (me + boys) cats' names end in -y and -ie and *work*.
5) It's not a name I gave him.

Bottom line, it just it's feeling right for me. It's not just coming naturally at all. Just before I say or call our his name or even type it, I have to internally prompt myself to remember what it is. I want to call him something else -- but until tonight, that thought wasn't literal.


I know what the new name should be. It came to me tonight while watching Project Runway. That guy Joe way talking and I thought, "Whoah, Joe's a good name." And thought of Joe the cat.

But no, I'm not thinking Joe.

I'm thinking another "regular guy" name I really like: Harry!

Harry, to my ear and heart, works so much better. And it's a pun, since the little dude is certainly hairy.

Also, I tested it out and within only about ten minutes, I got him to respond to the name so much more than he ever has to Ajax. Maybe there's something "in" this business with the -y and -ie names?

Anyway, thoughts? I like it. Even though I guess legally his name (with vet, county, etc.) will stay the same (why bother?) I think Harry may be the way to go.