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Happy World Cat Day (not to be confused International Cat Day) (or, for that matter, National Cat Day, National Feral Cat Day, National Black Cat Day or any of the other silly made up cat holidays). Yes, you have guessed — this sad excuse for a post means I still feel like shit, though I did go into work for an hour today.

Whoever warned me to be careful of whisky and ginger wine, you were right. I was wrong. I have paid for my foolishness.

I’m hoping to post a miraculous recovery from here; there’s a seminar I really, really want to go to on Friday. But it will involve getting up at the crack of dawn and walking to the train station, just for starters.

Gin and tonic never hurt anyone, right?


sock it to me

Comments


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 17, 2016, 11:12 pm

I mean, it says “tonic” right there in the name, so it’s bound to be medicinal.

 


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: February 17, 2016, 11:27 pm

In Japanese, a stray cat is referred to as a “Nora-Neko” or “Missing Cat” as Mrs Vegetable translated it for me. I like to think it implies that every cat has a home somewherev,and that someone who loves them is missing them.

As for the Gin – Get it while you can!

http://metro.co.uk/2015/10/27/red-alert-we-might-be-facing-a-national-gin-shortage-5465384/

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 17, 2016, 11:39 pm

The horror!

 


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: February 17, 2016, 11:49 pm

Tonic water and lime is one of my favorite drinks. During chemotherapy when almost everything tasted horrible—even water—I discovered the slightly tart tonic water and fresh lime still tasted like it was suppose to, and stayed down. It goes well with Chinese food too, I think, when nothing else tastes quite right.

But good G & T, and a Benadryl is bound to be healthy. Are Uncle Badger’s lime trees bearing? Mine is loaded with blossoms, and smells amazing. My last bottle of gin was Bombay Sapphire and oh boy was it delicious.

P.S. Don’t panic. The Texas Hill Country is covered in juniper. We’ll share.

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: February 17, 2016, 11:56 pm

One, there is a lime shortage and limes cost a lot. You can even sell limes to bars.

Two, there is a word for it but I forgot it. It is what a culture/language perceives as the sound an animal makes. To us, cats say meow-meow. To Italians it sounds like something else. Same with chickens. peep peep vs. ??? Anyway, I found that fascinating tho I cant remember what it is called.

 


Comment from peacelovewoodstock
Time: February 18, 2016, 12:50 pm

I’m guessing Ric Fan is thinking of onomatopoeia

See here: http://www.eleceng.adelaide.edu.au/Personal/dabbott/animal.html

So in Japanese the sound of a cat purring is “nyan nyan” which answers a question that has been bugging me for some time

 


Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: February 18, 2016, 5:30 pm

I’m not going to tell my cats about World Cat Day, or any of the other days.

Not only would they not care, luckily for me, they understand only 2-3 words of English (their names, “NO!”, and maybe “Feed”).

 


Comment from Anonymous
Time: February 18, 2016, 7:31 pm

Well yeah. In 10 million years humans will be gone, cats will have opposable thumbs and our planet will be called Kilrah.

 


Comment from mojo
Time: February 18, 2016, 10:21 pm

lizards with fur, vicious little carnivores,

But cute.

 


Comment from JC
Time: February 19, 2016, 4:46 am

You should check out the new mil grafix: http://angrystaffofficer.com/2016/02/15/military-graphics-what-they-should-mean/

 


Comment from mojo
Time: February 19, 2016, 3:06 pm

“Kuroneko”, “Black Cat”, great Japanese movie from classic ghost story.

 


Comment from Nina
Time: February 21, 2016, 11:54 am

Every day is cat day, at least in my house. Just ask them, they’ll back me up on this, little moochers.

 


Comment from Nina
Time: February 21, 2016, 11:58 am

Deborah sez: “Tonic water and lime is one of my favorite drinks. During chemotherapy when almost everything tasted horrible—even water—I discovered the slightly tart tonic water and fresh lime still tasted like it was suppose to, and stayed down.”

One of the side effects of the one I’m probably going to be spending the rest of my life on (unless something better and less expensive comes along) is appetite depressant and weight loss (I would be so lucky). I wonder if this is why? If nothing tastes good, why bother?

Dunno. It’s new territory we’re traveling here.

 

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