Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The kittens were just the kindling

I thought getting kittens might stem the kids' desires for a pet. We have two fantastic, interactive kittens, with Rex being our own reptile-like mammal. But no. The kids' love of the kittens has just fueled the flames for more and more pets. Pets that have been requested and researched so far include: armadillos, horses, geckos, anoles, Chinese water dragons, iguanas, tortoises, and various dinosaurs. Really. The pressure is intense and constant. In day-dreamy moments I picture myself owning a Chinese water dragon, some cats, an armadillo, a tortoise, and perhaps a sugar glider. Why not? A menagerie of various cages and foods and smells all around the house. Then I think, “What, am I crazy?”

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Post 7-7

I dreamt last night that there was a military transport plane that was hijacked. When it arrived at its destination all the troops inside were found stabbed to death by insurgents who had used the sharpened ends of toothbrushes. Unbelievable. How could they do it? How could a plane full of soldiers be intimidated enough to be slain in this way?

This image was followed by images of going through security checks to get on to mass transportation. Ughh.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

I'm reading…

…the Mary Robison novel Why Did I Ever:

And I wouldn’t so much mind when the cats get under the covers in the morning if it weren’t for all the mosquito bites I have on my legs.