Weekend wisdom

Biggest discoveries of the weekend so far:

  • Sugar water with a couple of drops of dish soap really does work when you’re trying to kill gnats. You put it in a little dish, the sugar attracts them, and the soap keepe them from being able to get out.
  • The Dark Shadows movie was every bit as wretched as I thought it would be, which is why I waited until I could see it for free. It was still overpriced.
  • I make a pretty damned good meatloaf. Just sayin’.
  • I need to get rid of lots more stuff at both houses. Fortunately, I’m feeling really motivated right now.

Rebel Rebel


I call it Rebel Rebel because I’m not sure if it’s a boy or a girl. I suspect, though, that he’s a boy, so I shall henceforth refer to him as one.

I’m seriously allergic to cats so I’m only going to let him be so much a part of my life. I do feed him when he comes around, though, and I give him water. And I let him rub up against my leg. He seems healthy and he’s very affectionate so I assume he’s not feral. I think he may belong to someone in the neighborhood. He sort of comes and goes but it makes me surprisingly happy when I see him sleeping out on the deck. And I have a fantasy that he’s intimidating the mice as well.

It’s actually the perfect cat scenario for me. I think my mom may have had the same arrangement with this same cat. And he’s just kind of adorable…