Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Threes be damned

16 comments:

ThirdCat said...

Oh, Pav.

The tree and the shed thing will sort itself out one way or another. I speak from experience here. And because of the Money Haemorrhage, you will have limited choices of where to go with this, which can be a good thing. Health issues suck, no two ways about it. Money issues likewise. Vacuum the floor. You feel like you do not have time for it, but you will be greatly rewarded with a clear floor and a clear head.

I have nothing helpful to say about the thesis, the book review or the love life.

You are much better off not using the microwave (new soapbox issue), but if you want to keep using it, I have a great deal of excellent microwave wear given to me by my mother-in-law which I would happily gift to you. Much of it is still matching and with proper lids.

I hope today goes well for you. Word verification, I shit you not, is: theyauk

Zoe said...

Good to see there's sufficient time to be entertaining us, Ms Cat. heh

I also hope today goes well for you. Word verification, I also shit you not, is: wynir

Pavlov's Cat said...

Wynir is right.

Theyauk I'm not so sure about.

Thank you for your kind words, gals. For me, 'blogging' is a synonym for 'cowering', also for 'therapy', hence ongoing posting even in the midst of chaos. (I meant to say I pinched the newspaper thingy from Loobylu, by the way.)

The microwave stuff was found in a cupboard in the garage that the tree is about to push over, although I plan to ditch the rice cooker which is worse than useless, and resort to saucepan/stovetop/the Emperor's Finger or whatever it is. (3C, am open to persuasion re microwave but perhaps not quite yet -- let me get a bit of value out of the brand new one first.)

Also, purple jumper in wash, book review done and sent, vacuum cleaner assembled, money transfusion this morning. And yesterday there was some free chocolate in the mail, so I will stop wyning. For the moment.

Verification fntpemm, which is the noise I made trying to get the new vacuum cleaner turbo brush cat-hair cleaning attachment thingy out of its box.

comicstriphero said...

Word verification is mbroqnzh, which is the noise my germ-addled brain makes when it fails to come up with anything resembling constructive or consoling advice.

I'd like to buy a vowel please.

FXH said...

I've worn out one rice cooker and on to my second one. Best thing since thick raisin bread toast.

I couldn't live without a wonderful rice cooker. Whats wrong with it?

Pavlov's Cat said...

It's the microwave rice cooker that's the problem, FXH -- spitty, mucky, and produces overcooked porridge full of tiny rocks. Horrible. Either you're talking about a non-microwave rice cooker, or yours is just a much better bit of gear than mine.

(I know -- workman, tools, etc.)

Word verification, and again I shit you not: gakggh.

comicstriphero said...

Because cats can fix everything, watch this video

Zoe said...

qqerthb

that is all

Pavlov's Cat said...

Thank you, Zoe.

CSH, that is the most wonderful thing I've seen for some time. Laura, if you're there, you must watch it immediately.

Kate said...

PC, the money thing sucks: this freelancing life is so damned provisional. I love doing 'my own thing' but I also feel like a trapeze artist with no net sometimes.

Ampersand Duck said...

That video was excellent! I like the way she didn't make it too slick, keeping the organising hands in occasionally. Just needed a funkier caption font to make it perfect...

yepyfrb (something younger then a yuppie, with furballs, I guess)

FXH said...

oh no micro wave rice cooker - yuk.

get a real electric one. No need to spend big $. A $40 generic special at the asian grocers will be fine. I have had one for about 7 years - after all my chineses and indian friends said it's the only way to go. They are right. Rice has never tasted so good or trouble free - just set and forget.


Basmati, Jasmine, Viet Broken Rice, Sushi rice, sticky rice etc all go well once you get the knack.

I even do a hands off quick and not so dirty risotto with Arborio in it. carpe diem!

tigtog said...

My microwave rice cooker is an el cheapo and works fine so long as I sit it in an overflow container as it nukes.

Word verification says joacskjy, but not joking, truly.

Lucy Tartan said...

I'm here, and Zoe sent me that video - thanks Zoe! I better watch it again though just in case.

Lucy Tartan said...

also hwnnmsbu -- is that the industrious hum emitted by a fully functioning cat hair vacuuming attachment, or is it the noise one makes on triumphantly deciding "when I am old I shall wear a purple jumper - no sod it I shall wear purple right now"....

Kate said...

gkkoyk -- the sound the ATM makes when it spits out your last $20. It's the freelancing life for me!