Thursday, March 08, 2007

Regarding the wrong kind of window...

The kitty has discovered and become displeased with the roof window panel in the attic. He tried to hop up onto its "window ledge" to no avail. I put a stool under it, and placed him on top of the stool, and he stood on hind legs with front paws on the window. This was not like anything he'd seen in the line of windows before. He batted at it slightly, in consternation. He said, "Meep!" and hopped down.

Now he washes his paws as if none of this had ever happened.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Some thingies I noticed...


  • New Yorkers are excellent at sidewalk navigation, and pretty good at apologizing if they bump into you.
  • Swedes are mostly okay at sidewalk navigation, and lousy at apologizing if they bump into you.
  • Brits are lousy at sidewalk navigation, but excellent at apologizing if they bump into you.
  • My theory on the sidewalk navigation of the Brits contains hypotheses based on the fact that they drive on the wrong side of the road. :)
  • No matter how many outlets in a house or apartment you may have, there are never enough.
  • Buying 5 plug strips and 5 adapters at Waitrose in Canary Wharf will get you looked at like you've just grown a third head.
  • Kem has now learned how to get down out of the attic by himself. It involves a leap of faith onto the bed in the room below.
  • The weather is just stunningly beautiful today, and too hot for my current jacket. Will have to remedy this. (With use of a new jacket, as opposed to new weather.)
  • From RumsJanne: Nora, the Piano Playing Cat

Friday, March 02, 2007

Once more unto the breach...

Today, kitty has been to the vet again (poor thing) and had things shoved down his throat, and we leave tomorrow for France, to rent a car in Paris and drive to London through the tunnel, through which one IS permitted to transport animals, albeit in your own vehicle, not to be touching the train, thank you!

Please, wish us the best of luck. I have been having nightmares, dreading this for two weeks solid now.