…But you may want to check for a pulse. :p
Kikumaru had what I can best describe as a fit this morning. I heard a strange noise and looking over my shoulder saw her crouched down and shaking. Thinking that she was choking, I hurried over, only…she wasn’t. She was just terribly, terribly frightened. Of what, I do not know. There wasn’t anything there, but she jumped up on to me and sat there shaking and making the most terrible mewing noise for the longest.
It thoroughly disturbed me.
Mostly because, while I am a firm believer that animals can see things that we cannot, I am not a believer (at all) in things that I cannot see.
(Yes, such paradoxes are all too common in my life).
(Look, just get over it, okay)?
*smiles* Thankfully, after not too many minutes she calmed back down and went back to acting in her not-so-normal (normal) cat-like way. I, however, am still somewhat spooked.
I have not seen the sun since daylight savings started (or ended, whatever), except on Sundays and every other Wednesday. Today, my technician remarked aloud that I was looking a little down. I laughed and told her that it was just a vitamin D deficiency (a joke! a joke!).
She asked if my teeth were loose.
(dot) (dot) (dot)
I did not laugh, but (slowly) explained that scurvy was the result of a lack of vitamin C, and that yes, they are different. *sighs*
She is trying, but then, one can only expect so much from someone who thought that a lobotomy was a procedure a woman would have done if she did not wish to have any more children. That was a long, frightening, uncomfortable conversation.
(On the upside, the vitamin D talk made me recall a Halloween party a few years back at which a friend, dressed as the Boy Wonder himself, had jumped off the back of a couch, cape held out wide, all whilst exclaiming, “Cholecalciferol, Batman!” and had broken his ankle. It was not very funny then (okay, yeah, so it really, really was), but it was even more funny yesterday (today). :) It was worth all the effort of explaining that vitamin C and vitamin D really were different compounds just to be reminded of that).
Don’t be surprised if I still seem to be flashing in-and-out for a while now, but I am going to get back in to the swing of things (computer-wise) eventually.
It is a promise.
Think of me when you see the sun,
J. Washington Irving
Added at furrygreen's request:
If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now (even if we don't speak often), please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me.
It can be anything you want -- good or bad -- BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE.
When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people DON'T ACTUALLY remember about you.