Friday, May 26, 2006

a story in 100 words

Watching, Waiting

She watches, waiting for her beloved. Always waiting. She sits on the couch, looking out the window, patient. She knows that he will return, he always does.

So she watches and waits.

A flicker of color catches her eye and she knows he is there. She pulls the curtain open a little more to get a better look. It’s him, she knows it.

He sees the movement and takes off. A flurry of feathers the male cardinal is gone, the feeder is deserted.

She narrows her eyes and waits, her tail swishing in annoyance. He will return, he always does.

Friday, May 19, 2006

friday catblogging

Well, I think I'm going to change Tux's name to Schrödinger. For those of you who aren't physics geeks, go here. Otherwise, just run with the joke. I never know if he's dead or alive until I get visual confirmation, usually after having not seen him for several weeks.

An older pic of Tux, er Schrödinger, since he wouldn't let me take his pic this week.

Schrödinger's cat is not dead.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

a recap of the past month

Yeah, I took another month off blogging. So here's what's been going on.

I developed a kidney infection. My first clue was a stabbing pain in my left kidney, 8 out of 10 on the pain scale. At first Dr. F wasn't sure if I had another stone or an infection, so he treated me for an infection (given my crappy immune system) and ordered a CT scan looking for any stones. The scan was negative, so a week of antibiotics and lots of pain meds. Eventually it got better.

As I was recovering from that, that my oh so lovely balance crapped out while I was walking outside. I fell down the same hill that I fell down last fall. This time I re-injured my left rotator cuff, left wrist, and sprained the arch of my left foot. Yay, whee. More pain meds and my wrist splinted for a week so I couldn't really type anything.

So that's the overview of my month. I did a little more storm spotting, but nothing as interesting as last month. I did get some good pics of lightning, which will be posted later.

Aside from all of that, not much. Watching TV, poking around on the net, discovering some good films. I've become a big fan of Paul McGillion and David Hewlett, a pair of Canadian actors who have been in some excellent, little-known films. They also happen to be in a good TV show right now, if you happen to like sci-fi.

So that's pretty much it. Not a whole hell of a lot going on around here. Now that I have use of my hand again and not stoned out of my skull, I'll see about keeping this updated more than once a month. ;)