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    Posts Tagged ‘cats’

    Observation

    Monday, September 15th, 2008

    My cat is situated 6 feet across from me, on the arm of the sofa, sleeping with one eye open.

    Gizmo has trust issues.

    I wonder where she picked them up.

    Cats and dust bunnies

    Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

    You could probably imagine what living with four cats can do to one’s lifestyle. In our 600-square-foot apartment, Ben and I cannot escape the fur.

    We have clothes lined with cat hair, floors littered with cat hair, furniture layered with cat hair, and, most unfortunate of all, water glasses occasionally spiked with cat hair.

    I have resisted taking an electric razor to our cats on countless instances, wondering when I will have the gumption to follow through.

    I keep telling myself that having a house at least double the size of this place, and with a basement, will alleviate the cat-hair predicament that we’ve been in for the past two years. My solution: The cats will reside in the basement.

    But there is a reason we have four cats — it’s because we adore the silly little creatures. And I know all my threats of “Basement Living” when exasperated with Lewis, Gizmo, Sidney and Bumshiqua are as empty as a fat man’s stomach.

    Lewis from St. Louis Gizmo the GZA Genius Sidney Vicious Bumshiqua

    Uneasy does it

    Friday, August 15th, 2008

    Apparently, Uranus is in my sixth house, the house representing service, daily activity and health. This is why my life often feels like it consists of one surprise after another. Most of them are good surprises, but surprises nonetheless — and things unplanned usually annoy me.

    I’m trying hard to maintain the flexibility and adaptability that have been at the forefront of my priorities in the recent past.

    In fact, in the past six years, I’ve changed residences five times — including two instances in which I moved to other states. I’ve also worked for six different employers within that same time frame, and even more opportunities peek out from the horizon now and again.

    Upon reading my astrological birth chart, a friend advised me to get used to change, because Uranus symbolizes shocks and revolutions. Yet all of these things make for a very tired Minal. I want steadiness, stability, even predictability.

    Basically, I want the life of my cats. Meow.

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