Her house was a suitcase. From Bank to Baghdad, Amsterdam to Albany, she towed her little home on wheels behind her. Airports became just another landscape as unnoticeable as crabgrass. Mini pretzel twists and peanuts in 70-calorie snack packs became diet stamples, and in-flight romantic comedies serious cinema
…I’m at the JFK… I’m at La Guardia…Midway…the O’Hare…
The names rolled off her tongue like a grocery list. They made her feel worldly, important and sophisticated. They made her feel alone.
Feed the dog and the Jimmy Done
Write Angry Editorial uh CHECK!
Check if rent cheque went through CHECK (Literally)
Cause two foot high flames to come out of toaster causing soot marks on upper cabinets ACCOMPLISHEd!!!11111
Good Conversation— the sort that makes you twenty minutes late for an appointment, but it’s worth it.
Burndt Grilled Corn
Sam Esguerra (IT’S HER BIRTHDAY TODAY!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAM!)
Fixing things around the house.
the act of kneading bread
Results of experiment expressed in last post:
Wikipedia was…..RIGHT. Cat didn’t go for the tea dregs, but went right to the real stuff.
Actually not suprising. That shit’s usually accurate.
Question for anyone who reads this (does anyone read this?) How does one draw a ghost? I’m interested in doing some ghostie art for a raft set to be launched down the mississippi in two weeks. It’s gonna be tight.
I found a bunch of catnip. Being weedy and plentiful in the garden today.
So Catnip tea tonight, naturally!
The preferred drink of thunderstorms. Best followed with skinny dipping in the lightening storm. An activity just dangerous and scandelous enough to make you feel alive, without actually posing much of a threat.
Catnip is an invasive species to Minnesota (at least where I live). But it’s one of the more useful ones. It’s in the mint family. Pretty easily recognizable. And good for making damn good tea, making things taste minty and making cats go crazy.
Nepetalactone is the active ingredient in catnip. It mimics cat pheremones, and gets a sexual response out of the cats. Kinda dirty huh? Whether or not cats respond to it is hereditary. It follows simple Mendelian genetics. (It’s “punnett squarizable.” ) So,about 2/3 of cats are into it. And about 1/3 could care less.
I’m bringing some tomorrow for Gizmo, Carolyn’s cat tomorrow when I go see her. Partially, because its nice to show up not empty-handed, but also to conduct a little ‘speriment.
According to wikipedia, nepetalactone can be distilled out of the leaves with steam.
Well, I got the dregs left from my tea, and access to a cat to test for its presence, so we shall see if it is so.
Wikipedia also says it makes a great mosquito repellent in high concentrations. I’ve got a lot of summer left, so we shall see wikipedia, we shall see.
So my first post has an obnoxiously punny title. Deal with it. I got a new major. And it’s kewler than yours. Okay, it’s not official yet. But hopefully, once I finish up some paperwork it will be. Are you ready world for a “Science and Writing” major?
It’s not my dream creative writing major. But it’s close enough. And it’s quirky and indecisive and scattered. Like me. And when my adviser suggested it to me, I didn’t walk home. I danced.
Science writing is genre with a very unsatisfying definition—“writing with science in it? Say what?”
So I’m defining my style of writing while defining a major simultaneously, and it’s all very exciting and overwhelming.