Kelat

Back in the Bosom and other Tall Tales

So I'm back in the bosom of the house, even though I'm spending nights at Janice's and Michael's for the next few days. I'm still not very comfortable being by myself for any significant length of time and, considering I have no transportation for a while, that means I'll be imposing myself upon the good will of the aunt and uncle. It makes me consider even more seriously the idea of chucking it all and going to live nearer to the Mother Unit, if she'd have me. I still don't see myself doing such a thing until Chester has made the great journey beyond, though. I would feel it to be a betrayal not only to him, but to Aunt Tudi as well. So that's not gonna happen.

Toby is another matter altogether. Toby is still a youngster and would be the perfect companion to an older single person, or an elderly couple. He's definitely a one-dog canine, being quite territorial and possessive. I have constant problems with him trying to run the other beasties away from what he considers his and his alone - me.

Smidgen, of course, goes where I go. She's my baby. Period. No arguments on that point, even if it means that I remain in this house until my dying day. The only problem I think the Mother Unit would have with Smidgen is that mah Smidge still has her claws. And she always will. I don't believe in de-clawing. Even before I saw the procedure done, I was against the practice. Seeing how it was done and how the animal suffers during recovery makes it eternally verboten in Tin-land. Soft Paws might be an option, though. I deeply doubt that Smidge would want to engage in any serious discourse with the Unit's birds, seeing as how they're all almost her size and meaner than shit, but if she did become interested, Soft Paws would nip that inclination in the bud without any pain felt by anyone.

I made two Tim Roth Tutorials whilst lying in the hospital. Some of the devout followers of the series (Hooligans one and all) were shocked that I would do such a thing when I was feeling so poorly. Well, there wasn't much to do there, but watch television (not good telly either), try to write (which is hard when you're kind of drugged up), or engage in anything remotely meaningful other than trying to heal. I'm not saying the Tutorials have no meaning. Far from it! It's just that they're very easy to make once I know what the lesson is going to be. I've created a template that I use for each one, so it's really just paring down to what scene I need and changing the lesson number, along with wording the lesson just so. The most difficult bit of Tutorial creation is finding the perfect scene and thinking up an appropriate lesson for accompaniment. That's the trickiest bit. One thing that really pisses me off, though, is finding a wonderful Tutorial, but not being able to create it, because the ripped version of the movie turns out to be in French or Martian, or whatever, or it's scrambled beyond all semblance of sanity. What few Lie to Me Tutorials I've been able to make are all blocked worldwide on You Tube. Thank the Mighties for Vimeo! Despite the issues that come along with using that video sharing site, at least Vimeo is more charitable when it comes to free exchange of imagery. But I am babbling. I need to catch up the Cliffs with the current Tim Roth Tutorials before I make any more of them. So stay tuned for that.

Oh, one more thing on The Tutorials; I have announced to the Hooligans that, when I have run out of sufficient Archibald Cunningham footage to create new lessons, the Tim Roth Tutorials will come to a close. I don't think they were thrilled with the idea; however, I still have tons of good material to create more Tutorials, so it's not like the series is ending tomorrow.

Okay, enough of that.

Janice checked my mailbox yesterday and brought me a package from Barry. It contained three or four copies each of Shriekback's Having a Moment, his solo project Haunted Box of Switches, and Stic Basin's self-titled EP. There was a gentleman who expressed more than a rabid interest in Haunted Box, which Barry was all too gracious to share after I told him what the fellow had said. I am going to try to sell the other copies and send B the fundage I may get from such a venture. We shall see. One thing I do need t find out, though; the titles of the Stic Basin songs. I had them on my old iTunes before the computer was pulverised by Sprite. I was not so lucky with the retrieval of everything for iTunes, and that included the Stic Basin tracks. Soooo...I'm gonna have to ask him about that.

Now I am wondering if I should try to write anything of substance (as if that ever happens!) or just surf the web whilst listening to groove-ass songs, like the one playing on iTunes right now. What? "Party Man" by Prince, Joker's original theme song, and rightfully so, yo. "Why So Serious" is an epic theme, don't get me wrong. But "Party Man" so perfectly fits Joker, even Nolan's interpretation. Speaking of Nolan and Batman, it had been the plan to drive up to Concord and have a date with janalyson to see The Dark Knight Rises. That was pretty much tanked when I had the seizure in particular, but was indefinitely round-filed when the advent of my unexpected hospitalisation. I just hope my unfortunate travel-destroying misfortunes have not ruined janalyson's chances of seeing the flick on the silver screen. I've heard that's the only effective way of TDKR, preferably in an IMAX theatre. Here's hoping she and Jennifer are able to make it. As for me, I'll hopefully be able to see it when it comes out on video. If we all haven't been eradicated by the Alpaca Lips, I shall check it out then. If we are rendered extinct, it really won't matter in the end, anyway. Win-Win, as I see it.

Okie-Day, I think that's all I have for now. I'm off to either try to write, or make merry on The Intarwebz. Or I may snag a flick off Netflix, god bless 'em for their mere existence... 'Night 'Night.
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Hi!

I understand that you don't want to spend nights alone in the house, but in the end, you might have to adjust to that.

That you didn't de-claw your cat, only confirms what I have suspected all along, that you are a sensible woman.

As far as the "monkey stew" is concerned, we'll have to see, the romans where convinced that Rome would perish following it's 200th year since it's founding, for so had been predicted.

Hmmm, win-win, where have I read this before...

Sincerely yours

Oleander 56
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Hi!

I understand that you don't want to spend nights alone in the house, but in the end, you might have to adjust to that.

That you did'nt de-claw your cat, only confirms what I have suspected all along, that you are a sensible woman.

As far as the "monkey stew" is concerned, we'll have to see, the romans where convinced that Rome would perish following it's 200th year since it's founding, for so had been predicted.

Hmmm, win-win, where have I read this before...

Sincerely yours

Oleander 56
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Yeah, declawing just isn't an option. If you can't accept a cat in all its glory, then you shouldn't have one. Just my two daktari.
I think you may be experiencing that awful feeling of being stranded because you can't drive at the moment. Once you know you can leave and be with people when ever you wish, you may find it more tolerable to be in your home alone. Just a guess. I get panic-stricken without wheels. I feel caged and cut-off from the world. With wheels in the driveway, however, I'm happy as a clam living solo cause I know I can go see my peeps on a whim.

Honestly, I wonder if you could adjust to co-habbing with anyone but Tudi. You two were so close in sensibility, it's like you were different versions of the same person. Like a really good marriage. Living solo is good for a writer IMHO. Just some adjustment. Some more time. Probably by the time Chester has joined Tudi, you'll be a lot more comfortable alone at night and content to enjoy your own space and the freedom that comes with it.

Take it easy on the road back to good health. Everything will look brighter when your energy returns. Sorry for the long comment. I'm a whitespace hog.
<3 Thank you for caring about me. It's appreciated more than you know and returned threefold.
glad you are against de-clawing. I saw it done while I was in school to be a vet tech and yes, it is nasty.
Doc does it and is very good and careful at doing it, but he's also very diplomatic about whether or not he believes in it. I don't think he's ever had a declawed cat unless it came to him as a rescue and already like that, and he's quite liberal and almost obsessive about providing pain meds for afterward. He's a good guy. Still, I wouldn't have it done, even though he's the only one I'd trust to do it.
that's wonderful! I'm glad he's appropriately sensitive to the topic and aware of the relief needed.
Oh hon, I can't believe you've been so ill. And I haven't seen that you've said what it is, please email if it's not for intarweb consumption. I've seen first hand this year what it's like to just be sick and sick and sick and keepin' on in hospital. (He kind of enjoyed it too, though.) I hope they find the right treatment and you come on leaps and bounds like he did. Wish I could bring him over and take care of both of you. (Because I'm such a good nurse - not. Janalyson got all those genes.) But hopefully you'll be much better by the time we do arrive later this year, and we can all do nice things together.