kitty HELL no

Like a tapeworm in the brain

Anxiety is a parasite. It's a living being that thrives on the adrenaline it makes you generate. It's a tricky thing that evades being caught and eliminated for good. It'll go into hiding somewhere in the dark recesses of your brain and lies in wait until everything is quiet before striking hard. Why does the parasite wait? Because it has learned somehow that the adrenaline is sweeter if allowed to stay down for a while before being prodded back again all nice and plentiful and fresh.

Damned parasite. It decided last night that it had waited long enough and started to prod at my subconscious when I was drifting off to sleep, causing broken and nonsensical mini-nightmares. It woke me up and decided it wasn't pleased that I wasn't reacting enough so it squeezed at my back so that I couldn't sleep in bed anymore. Then when I was foolish enough not to take anything aside from pain meds, decided to worm back into the dreams.

Suffice it to say, I'm tired today and glad that I'd already planned to take the day off. However screw that parasite. A little white pill will take care of things tonight...I hope.
Amelie turns off the tv

Because I have more to rant about this

My buddy veritasema retweeted this and it got me irritated. This is such crap - CBS Passes on Nancy Drew Adaptation For Testing “Too Female” For Lineup

As I groused about on FB - "Too female" The fuck is that shit, CBS? Last I checked it doesn't require a penis to use a remote control.

It's patently ridiculous and regressive to make a blanket assumption that a show with a largely female cast or a strong female lead won't do well in ratings. Gee, it's never worked in the past. Shows like Charlie's Angels, Charmed, Desperate Housewives, Sex and the City, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Orange is the New Black, The Carol Burnett Show, That Girl, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Good Wife, Laverne and Shirley all totally tanked after the first episode, right?

It's also interesting that this is the network that just passed off Supergirl to the CW. Yes, they did keep a few female-driven shows like Two Broke Girls, Madam Secretary, and Mom but for how long? I'm starting to wonder about the trend. It's like they're trying to "bro" up the lineup or something.

SW Padmé crybaby

Agent Carter cancelled - aw MAN

This sucks - I really enjoyed Agent Carter

Originally posted by leenerific at Agent Carter cancelled



On the flip side, not so torn up at hearing about Castle getting cancelled after hearing about how Nathan Fillion was such a douchebag. Disappointing since he seemed like such a nice dude.
Evil laugh

Found on FB

This has just SLAYED me this afternoon. Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd (too bad he didn't shave) doing a SPOT ON remake of Styx "Time on My Hands"

And if you have any doubt that the original isn't as amusingly, hideously, hilariously, bad, check the original:
SW Dorme Tiny

Waving from the train

Next stop Philadelphia! Good wifi on Amtrak

Need to meet Elaine's boss to share a taxi to the comference. I'm anticipating whiny kitties when I get home since it might not be until *gasp* 6:30

Evil laugh

Bathrooms are important, yo

Hey spikesgirl58, you might want to see if this is available in London!

I saw a report on the news about being able to rent things more nowadays like AirBNB and such. One that I found amusing that I looked up was AirPNP to find potties for rent. I might have to download it on my phone the next time I have a trip to NYC. What was especially funny was the signup confirmation email tagline:

"Urine good hands"

Kitty checking out bird

Watching Cat TV

I was giving JuneBug a snuggle when she hopped up next to me near the bedroom window and was curious when she seemed hyperfocused since anymore the kitties seem to take the constant viewing of birds and squirrels in stride lately since they get so much of it at the new place.

I looked to see what had her attention and laughed. There was a blue jay on a branch of one of the several spindly trees and there was a squirrel right below it. When the blue jay would hop to another branch or tree next to it, the squirrel was following! On and on it went, hop, scamper, hop scamper. It was clear they were actually playing with each other. The squirrel seemed to almost lose interest so the blue jay chirped and after a moment a second blue jay came along and the game was on! The birds teased the squirrel and the squirrel hopped and leapt around them. They were having a grand old time.

By that point, JonJon hopped up to find out what was going on and I watched with them for a good five minutes before I gave up my spot at the window so they could have the best Cat TV viewing since they're not interested in Mommy's TV.
TBBT Howard - recognize

And does my icon fit, or what?

Oh my GOSH. They made a movie about Florence Foster Jenkins!

If you don't know who she is you can check out her Wikipedia page. Or you can listen to the real deal - brace your ears!:

The top comment on this YouTube tells it - I played this loudly and I've never seen my cats more pissed.

I love my kitties so I shant assault their poor little ears by turning up the volume. 
kitty no no

I need this like I need another hole in my head

I took yesterday off since I haven't taken squat for vacation days and have too many "use or lose" days. I thought one day - even though I'm buried in work - would be ok.

Aaaand guess what? I now have influenza. Great. I went home around lunchtime (hopefully I didn't spread my cooties too far and wide) and have been quite the zombie since. JuneBug seems sympathetic while JonJon is now being a drama queen - the dork.

So clearly I'll be off tomorrow but I hope that's it for a while. Interestingly I'm the type of person that never seems to get a fever no matter how sick I am. In fact my usual body temp is around 97.9. Not long ago I was up to 102. Talk about stewing in my own juices.

Doing fluids, rest (kitty permitting) and Aleve. 
dragonfly up close

Tedious but at least I have an impact sometimes.

My job can drive me nuts but sometimes there are some super cool things about what I do. I spotted this recent article about a deadly flower species discovered in amber - over 15 million years old. It caught my eye because I saw it the day before posted to the door to the Exec Dean and my Boss's office. The reason why I find it personally super cool is because Lena Struwe, the woman that identified and named the flower is one of our NJAES researchers and I submitted her project report (along with the 170+ other ones) this month.

Another neat thing is that one of the researchers in our vector biology department were called by Congress to give a statement about their expertise when it comes to the spread of the Zika virus. It's possible that we could end up gathering researchers nationwide to do USDA funded research on the virus and I'd be helping coordinate the projects. Whoa.
HP Hermione Whateverrr

What's your personality?

I could hazard a guess about a few folks. This one was a pretty decent version of the personality test that I've taken many a time to check to see if anything changed

Free personality test

Not surprisingly, it confirmed yet again that I'm type ISTJ though I don't know if I agree with the assessment about friendship. However the work style...embarassingly spot on. I didn't know about that last type that puts me in "turbulent" which is also correct.

Anyone else care to play along?