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Can anyone tell me if strawberries are somehow related to catnip? Ki seems to react awfully...interestingly to them. (More so than he does to catnip, actually.)


Oct. 22nd, 2005 10:36 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] saizai just tried to boot up his laptop after removing something that he was pretty sure was the CPU. Just to see what would happen.

Fortunately, the removed bit turned out in fact to be the wireless network card. It took him a while to determine this, though.

I spent the whole time blinking. Well, that and trying to convince him it was a mind control device.

Living here contributes a staggering amount to the surreality quotient of my life. Just sayin'.
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Me: *explanation of how I'm glad, for the sake of my self-respect, that I ended up working as a tutor instead of a financial analyst-in-training er something*
[livejournal.com profile] saizai: You mean you wouldn't enjoy making rich people richer? ...Oh, wait, I think you're supposed to call them "high-net-worth individuals."
Me: Shouldn't that be "people of worth"?
Sai: No, 'cause that might give the impression that they were black. And we can't have that.

Gah. The irony works on so many levels. Now I remember why I missed having him around.
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This morning Ki was lying near the edge of my bed purring as I brushed my hair, and when he stretched out and started to roll over I could see that his back end was about to roll right off the bed. For a moment I considered putting a hand out to stop him--but only for a moment. The next second, he was digging his front claws into the blankets in a desperate bid to keep his front end from following his back; unfortunately I didn't see if he was successful or not, because I was too busy falling down giggling.

Sometimes I worry that the ASPCA will come knocking on my door any day now. But then I remember that Ki's other human is even crueler to him than I am.
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Lately I've managed (at long last) to make a start at unpacking all the large boxen I've been carting around unopened through several moves. Hence this conversation:

[livejournal.com profile] saizai: Is this bowl new?
[livejournal.com profile] vvvexation: No, just Newly Recovered From Box.
Sai: Ah, a recent archaeological discovery.
V: From the late, er, high school period.
Sai: That needs a better name.
V: Mmm. How d'you say "high school" in Latin?
Sai: Ask Audrey.
V: "From the late Askaudrey period."
Sai: Hmm. That actually works if you pronounce it right.
Named after Askaudrey, of course. Emilio Askaudrey.
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"If Ki were human," said [livejournal.com profile] saizai just now, after yet another attempt to decipher what the hell his forlorn yowls are a request for, "he'd be writing bad goth poetry." Of course I just had to try and imagine this:

i am alone in the universe.
my cries of anguish go unheeded.
the blackness of my soul consumes me.

i strike out with teeth and claws
but cannot chew away
the melancholy in which i drown.

my path goes in endless circles
like a treadmill of futility.
clearly my life is devoid of meaning.

(Translation: My humans don't loooooooooooove me!)
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I feel I must set this down as evidence both of my vastly improved living situation (as compared to last year) and of my growing lack of shame:

This evening I rousted my roommate out of the bathroom with the words "Yo, [my date and I] need to pee so we can fuck!"

Yay, increased freedom of expression....
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And he thinks I don't get to mock him because I ate mine with pumpkin pie filling.
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Sometime during the last couple of weeks, Ki has apparently decided to become a lap cat. I'd consider this a thoroughly positive development were it not for the fact that he's evidently a little unclear on the appropriate way to go about it.

To take the most salient example: He just spent the last quarter-hour or so peacefully curled up on my lap, purring away, which was awfully nice even though I'd had to spend several minutes removing him from the keyboard tray before he settled down. All was calm and happy as I paged through my friends list--

and then I decided to reach across him with my left arm to start typing something.

Apparently he wasn't happy with this. And the way he showed it was by attacking my arm with all five of his pointy bits.

Bast wept.
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Bear witness all: my roommate no longer gets to mock my taste in food. He is currently heating up a plateful of frozen "Mac & Cheese Wedges." His apparent doubt that they even contained actual macaroni didn't stop him from buying them. Even my dining habits rarely reach that level of bachelorosity.
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[livejournal.com profile] vvvexation (having just emerged from bedroom in pursuit of history notes and then paused to contribute to her roommate's phone conversation): By the way, did you say something about "vegetarian vampire bat guano" a couple of minutes ago?
[livejournal.com profile] saizai: Yes, I did.
V: Jeez, I thought that couldn't possibly have been it.
Sai: What, don't you know me better than that by now?
V: I just figured I must've misheard.
Sai: You underestimate my capacity for silliness.
V: You underestimate my capacity for mishearing.

Seriously, I think my creative mishearings are an offshoot of my capacity for silliness. It's not as though I didn't believe he would say something like that, but I figured any particular silly thing I thought I heard him say could just as easily be a figment of my twisted imagination as his.
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[livejournal.com profile] saizai (proudly displaying partially completed embroidery): Wheeeee! Looky, looky.
[livejournal.com profile] caesia: *chuckles*
[livejournal.com profile] saizai: Whaaaaat?
[livejournal.com profile] caesia: You're very cute.
[livejournal.com profile] saizai: Hey, I'm being very manly.
[livejournal.com profile] caesia: Manly?
[livejournal.com profile] saizai: Macho.
[livejournal.com profile] caesia (with raised eyebrows): Macho.

(V sporfles in background)
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I seem to have developed a considerable amount of skill at finding explanations of really obscure points of grammar by way of Google. (In this case, I knew "whom have I become" sounded wrong in the same way that "whom am I" does, and wouldn't rest till I'd proved they were indeed governed by the same principle.)

This won't fit in the "current music" field, but [livejournal.com profile] saizai is currently playing rap songs with opera samples in. Pretty nifty, but it'd be nice if the rap had less goofy lyrics than "power over money, money over power, power over money...beeyatch."
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"This enables even young users to swing independently and joyously, which is of great benefit to all."

Somebody, apparently, has gone and patented a different way of swinging on a swing. A more entertaining way, he claims; I've tried it (as really, who hasn't) and I have to disagree. But it appears just about anything can indeed be patented these days.

On the other hand, this discovery, I'm pleased to say, came on the heels of one of those hours-long college-dorm-type conversations (in this case, about hypothetical ramifications of various kinds of limited time travel) that I haven't had in way too long--so yay for that.
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[livejournal.com profile] vvvexation: Y'know, of all the people who'd give their kids just one name, I don't know any who'd pick "Bob."
[livejournal.com profile] saizai: But it's so beautiful...in a sick, corrupt kind of way.

(This stemmed from a discussion of surnames that ensued when a piece of junk mail arrived at our new apartment addressed to one Ephraim Swanson-Dusenbury (whose roommate was apparently named Craig Creamer). We proceeded to envision still more evil names that one could inflict on a child, such as "God" and "Mary Sue Bob Ezekiel" and "Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz" and "/null" and "*~-" and [Bronx cheer] and [glottal stop] and the entire first chapter of Genesis.)
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Why is the living room so much cooler than my bedroom when the windows in both of them have been open all day (and face the same direction)?

And why is Ki meowing piteously at empty space?
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I'm sitting right behind [livejournal.com profile] saizai in the library right now. I tweaked the hood of his cloak when I came in, but he didn't seem to notice. At this rate he may finish up and leave without ever having been aware of my presence. This amuses me greatly.

(Since he hasn't been keeping up with LJ lately, I wonder how long it will take him even to encounter this post.)


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