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October 15th, 2002
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out of nowhere
I mean, cold out of nowhere, blindsided, slapped upside the face with a wet dishtowel where did this COME from land, I have --

an assignment for a 1200-word breed profile on the British Shorthair, due 30 October. Yes, it pays.

Sign me confused. Pleased, but confused. (I mean, yes, I was a writer, and I gave it up for Lent. Or Thanksgiving. Or maybe I just got tired of the staring at the blank page until drops of blood form on my forehead part. It was a long time ago, I don't remember clearly.) I didn't quit the cat fancy quite so long ago, but I'm pretty sure I haven't taken a cat to a show in maybe three years. So, why--?

No, I didn't tell the editor this; I told her I could do it standing on my head, metaphorically speaking. Hey, what's one more commitment here in the land of the madly underemployed?

Current Mood: confusedconfused
Current Music: the hum of the disk drives

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From:spenceraloysius
Date:October 15th, 2002 01:00 pm (UTC)
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While you are writing about cats, tell me why Cannonball avoids me for hours, but when Hill goes down for his nap, comes out and insists that I devote all my attention to him in an uber-insistent way. He's shoving his face in mine. I can't even use the phone.
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From:niqui
Date:October 15th, 2002 03:31 pm (UTC)
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Sounds jealous. Kiyoshi (sorta) does the same thing -- he waits for Tiger to crawl up next to me and snuggle, and then he reaches out and bites Tiger on the flank or starts batting at Tiger's tail until Tiger gets annoyed and stomps off.

It's peculiar because he's REALLY skittish and picky about when I can and can't touch him. I'm allowed to pet him if he comes up to me, but if I come up to him and hold out my hand for him to sniff, he'll back away. If he happens to be near a corner or a wall, he'll panic and bolt. Actually, he bolts pretty much any time he seems me coming toward him, even if I'm completely ignoring him. And under no circumstances am I allowed to pick him up higher than a foot off the floor without him panicking, or to touch his tummy. Nervous kitty. He's making improvements, though -- last weekend he jumped up into my lap on his own for the first time, so I was pretty pleased about that.
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From:aberdeen
Date:October 15th, 2002 02:16 pm (UTC)
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You could write it standing on your head and with one hand tied behind your back! Although it might take a little longer, what with the typing one handed, and all.

Yay for you!
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From:rrauwl
Date:October 16th, 2002 12:23 pm (UTC)

Way to go!

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Congrats! The random writing gig seems to be happening to a lot of tech and former tech people that I know. We're being tapped for wisdom, rather than raw knowledge. About time, says this kitty.

I for one am writing and doing musical program for the fourth metaphysical seminar in a row right now. You know me, I was writing about nothing but CCG's and fantasy. So, it's going around. :)

Congrats again!

Bill
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