Now that we’ve had Isis for a few days, a couple of notes:
As part of the adoption fee, we received a bag of the cat food she’d been given before, and strict instructions to give her that food until the bag ran out, and then to gradually mix in the new food with the old over time—if she gets other food she’ll most likely develop fierce diarrhea and who knows what else. Yeah. So what’s the first thing Isis does? Runs over and starts eating the Iams we give Shiva, the older cat, and hasn’t touched her super-formula veterinary-approved kitten food since. She’s still alive and doesn’t have diarrhea.
This morning she discovered how to jump up on our bed. Hey, there are worse ways to wake up than a tiny cat face right on you, purring contentedly.
If cats could talk, Isis would have exactly one thing to say: “Wow! Awesome!” It is simply not possible to be in a bad mood around a kitten—everything is interesting and exciting.
Shiva remains true to form. While she doesn’t run and hide anymore, any attempts at friendliness Isis makes are met with a fierce hiss. To keep things interesting, she sometimes makes the low, siren-like wooooooooo yell cats make when their territory is threatened.
Posted Saturday, 27 May, 2006 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.