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Clumsy [Jul. 19th, 2010|04:37 pm]
Well drat. I posted yesterday's entry just at midnight, but made it private while doing a bit of post-midnight editing on it, and then I forgot to make it public again when I saved it. That's the explanation for the missing Sunday Verse. Dumbassed move.

Also, the cat threw up a mushy hairball on the kitchen counter as I slept, and I had to clean it up before breakfast. I'm hating Monday.

On yesterday's shopping excursion I bought more cherries. They come from the radioactive inland region of Washington state. I'm a bit disappointed that they don't glow in the dark. What's the point of having a huge nuclear waste dump in your neighborhood if it doesn't even make your local fruit glow? I suppose I'll have to settle for stomach cancer twenty years hence, and bite some wintergreen lifesavers in the dark for luminous entertainment.

I've thought about tossing a few cherries into the back yard for the birds to peck at. I'm sure they miss the cherry tree as much as I do, and they're probably getting tired of the cat food they steal. The cat food is way cheaper than the cherries, though, so maybe the birds won't be getting any fresh fruit until the peaches ripen.

Yesterday evening I finally had to turn on the air conditioning, because I was on the verge of heat prostration. It was only on for a couple of hours, so the hit on the utility bill won't be too bad. Mere double digit temperatures through the coming week should make any additional use of the infernal anti-infernal machine unnecessary during that time, but I won't be baking anything in the oven. No baked macaroni and cheese for me. I'll soon be sick of sandwiches and salads. And unintentional alliteration.

The air is full of drifting seeds and spider silk this afternoon. That's intentional alliteration. I could have added that I've been sneezing, which I have been, but that would have taken it too far.

[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2010-07-20 12:17 am (UTC)
the hairball's better out than in, but yuck. zack hacks and hacks once in a while but rarely actually expels any hairball, maybe because he doesn't groom himself overmuch. *g*

radioactive cherries? whut? i've been buying west coast cherries at the stores here. yikes!
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2010-07-20 09:14 pm (UTC)
Portia sheds more fur than she swallows, but still manages to produce a hairball now and then.

Washington state's radiation issues date all the way back to the 1940s. I don't know if Washington cherries today are really any more radioactive than anything else we eat. It would be really cool if they glowed, though.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2010-07-20 09:23 pm (UTC)
oh, wow. i had never heard about that. well, thus is modern life. if it's not radiation, it's lead from car exhaust...
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