Okay this time I'm looking for a book.

  • Jul. 1st, 2010 at 8:56 PM
the_wanlorn: The Doubtful Guest (Default)
Hello internet! I come to you once again hoping that the combined powers of my two flists will lead me to an answer that has been haunting me for years.

So, a long, long time ago, I read this book (or maybe it was a short story? I think it was actually a short story) about this dude who, I think, landed on an island? He may have had other people with him, he may not have. But stuff happens, as things tend to do in stories, and he was exploring the island or whatever when these giant versions of, uh, regular animals (or maybe regular bugs? I don't remember, just that they were real except for the fact that they were fucking massive). And so he was running from them, and thinking that as long as he got to the beach, he'd be safe, and he could get in his boat and get the fuck out of there. Except, when he got to the beach, and was all "fuck yeah safe!" these giant snails started crawling out of the ocean. And it mentions their razor sharp teeth or something. And then I'm pretty sure he gets eaten.

Does anybody have any fucking clue what I'm talking about? I am 99% sure that the snail thing is accurate, but not so sure about the rest of it.

ETA: FOUND! Thanks to the magic of [personal profile] some_stars! It's "The Quest for Blank Claveringi" in Patricia Highsmith's Eleven. GOD I LOVE THE INTERNET.

BUT ALSO: PICTURE OF A CAT: My cat is the best cat. )

Fuck I forgot to put the milk away.

  • Jun. 13th, 2010 at 10:36 PM
the_wanlorn: Murdock in a orange checkered cape and mask listening to a safe. (A-Team: Murdock Superhero Safecracker)
In case you were curious, internet, The A-Team movie is just as good on the second viewing. I have so many feelings about it, okay. I desperately want to write fic, but nothing concrete enough is catching my fancy so far.

In other news, today I shaved my cat.

(No, seriously, shut up, I'm being literal here.)

Murphy managed to get a bunch of the fur on his back all mated, god knows how, and he really does not like it when I try to clip it off with scissors. So obviously, the solution here, was to dig out my dog clippers and, you know, shave the fur off his back.

YOU CAN SEE WHERE THIS IS HEADED, RIGHT? (Yeah, that's what I thought, too.)

So I had the clippers out, and I had the cat in my lap, and I was all prepared to fight him and make him hold the fuck still so I could deal with the god damn things. I was ready. So I turned on the cippers and ran them down his back and...

...nothing.

No, wait, that's a lie. It wasn't just nothing. He actually enjoyed it. In fact, he stretched out all lazy-like and started purring. There is something seriously wrong with that cat, I just don't know what.

Awesome Ways to Wake Up

  • May. 13th, 2008 at 11:19 AM
the_wanlorn: The Doubtful Guest (Default)
a list
  1. 20 minutes late to work, and
  2. Finding out the cat puked on your bed sometime during the night

:( I don't think I have enough quarters to do laundry.

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