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Cat-Repelling

Today I sprayed my bed with a mixture of water and eucalyptus oil, because I was assured by the Interwebs that this potion is a Guaranteed Cat Repeller, and I’m sick of sharing my sleeping/reading space with my feline companions and their various bodily smells and furs and fluids.  

Here is the situation about three minutes after a vigorous spritzing:

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And three minutes after that:

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And three minutes after that:

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Basically, everything is the same except that my bed now smells like a steam room.  Awesome.  

Sometimes you just have to take a wee break from the Novel That is Two Months Late and Still Not Nearly Finished and decorate your refrigerator with magnets you made from buttons.  

Ta-Da!

Shit is getting done up here in Yorkville, people.  Check out the Before and After:

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My two water bottles and three ice cube trays may once again live free from the tyranny of encroaching undefrosted oppression.  

And the kingdom rejoiced.  

I made this video the other day of my cat playing with my shoe.  And while I usually refrain from horn-tooting, I’m just going to go ahead and say this: I think it might be the greatest cinematic achievement in history so far. 

Most people live their entire lives with their clothes on, and even if they wanted to, couldn’t take them off. Then there are those who cannot put them on. They are the ones who live their lives not just as people but as examples of people. They are destined to expose every part of themselves, so the rest of us can know what it means to be human.

Sheila Heti, How Should a Person Be?

Overheard at Yaddo

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The First Rule of Yaddo is:  Don’t Tweet/Post About Yaddo.  The Second Rule of Yaddo is: Be Quiet After 10:00 (didn’t see that one coming, did you?).

That said, I don’t observe anyone around me being especially invested in taking either of these rules too seriously, so, here now, for your pleasure, is some Shit My Fellow Fellows Say:

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A Brief Transcript of My Recent Iced Coffee Order at the Airport Subway

Me:
Iced coffee, please.

Subway Girl:
You want coffee and ice?

Me:
Yes.

Subway Girl:
Just... in a cup?

Me:
Is that okay?

Subway Girl (to Subway Guy):
Is it okay if she just wants coffee and ice in a cup?

Subway Guy:
I guess.

Subway Girl:
But how do I give it to her?

Subway Guy:
Give her a cup and then show her where the ice is. And the coffee.

Subway Girl:
But what do I ring it up as?

Subway Guy:
Coffee, I guess.