Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Marry Me So I Can Have Health Insurance!

Skipping over Christmas into Valentine's Day? This might be the perfect Valentine for the person you are with for the health insurance.

[For sale on Etsy, brought to my attention by The Frisky]

Only in America could you hurry along your relationship for the want of health care.

The Cat Voice

In my family, we have a cat. And there is a certain voice that everyone uses when they are talking for him. Soak that in. We aren't talking to him. We're talking for him, and its sometimes about what idiots we are.

"Uh, you guys? Uhh-huh, you look stupid we're that."

There's a lot of "Uhhh. Huh-Huh," in these impersonations. But otherwise, the cat has perfect grammar.

Enter the LOLcat. For some reason, various members of my family don't understand this phenomena. Even though they've been doing a real life LOL variant. The cat calls us stupid, says he only cares about birds, and asks if he can sit next to us.

funny pictures of cats with captions
see more Lolcats and funny pictures

LOLcats is just us doing our collective cat voice. Cats think we are stupid, but they also think that dogs, rabbits, and other cats are stupid.

Cat owners have taken over a section of the internet. Not cats; our vision of how cats are.

And maybe a little bit our vision of ourselves. After all, we feed, house, and comfort animals that have little regard. Who has the better deal; the cat who sleeps all day, has his food handed to him and doesn't have to do any work, or the "hoomin" who goes out 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, to work for both food and shelter for themselves and the free rider.

When you put it that way...hoomins are pretty dumb.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

NaNoWriMo: this scene plays into the novel for at least 1000 words

Yeah, I know. For some reason, this stuck with me.

Even though during my last NaNoWriMo I had already seen this. For some reason, it comes up now. (And I'm about 4000 words behind. Ack)