I thought it was cute at first, but after some reflection, it makes me angry.
- I'M in charge here, not some stupid cat!
- It's never Andrea's toes
Anything is one of a million paths [un camino entre cantidades de caminos]. Therefore you must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if you feel you should not follow it, you must not stay with it under any conditions. To have such clarity you must lead a disciplined life. Only then will you know that any path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you to do. But your decision to keep on the path or to leave it must be free of fear or ambition. I warn you. Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself, and yourself alone, one question. This question is one that only a very old man asks. My benefactor told me about it once when I was young, and my blood was too vigorous for me to understand it. Now I understand it. I will tell you what it is: Does this path have a heart? All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. They are paths going through the bush, or into the bush. In my own life I could say I have traversed long, long paths, but I am not anywhere. My benefactor’s question has meaning now. Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere; but one has a heart, the other doesn’t. One makes for a joyful journey; as long as you follow it, you are one with it. The other will make you curse your life. One makes you strong; the other weakens you. (105-06)
-- Carlos Castaneda, Teachings of Don Juan (1968), quoted here
Two statues were in the park, a nude man and a woman. They'd sat there for centuries, when Merlin appears out of a puff of thin air and waves his wand. Both statues come to life.
Merlin says, "Statues, you have stood vigil for over 200 years. I am able to grant you life for two hours, for you to experience whatever you wish."
The statues stare, dumbfounded. "Anything at all?" the man asks.
Merlin nods. "Anything your heart desires."
Both statues smile at each other and immediately run off behind the bushes. For an hour Merlin hears them giggling and grunting behind the bushes. He approaches the bushes and tells them, "You have one more hour, use it as you wish."
The woman says, "OK it's my turn. You hold the pigeons down so I can shit on their heads!"
Apparently I sleep like a log. Andrea tells me Vlad's been playing on the bed all night and she hasn't gotten any sleep, and at one point she grabbed his toy out of his mouth and threw it across the room.
Which was her biggest mistake because I've been teaching Vlad "fetch" for the last month for no good reason. But now I had a great one. To thwart Andrea's sleep! Then, when she's really sleep deprived, I'll get her to sign stuff. That'll show her for kicking me out of bed - enjoy your BMG Records Club subscription and your Tiger Beat magazine, Andrea.
This is actually the Maka-Maka project revealed last year in a confidential Google video that has been accidentally published. "The new central place for social activities will create feeds for all or your events (activity streams) and share them with your contacts," I mentioned in that post.This is very interesting for a couple of reasons.
This is Lady and Sylvester. Lady Catterly isn't fond of Sylvester
Mostly for his stalking and pouncing on this guy -
This is momma guarding Vlad while he plays.
They're pretty awesome. Feel free to lolcats them up, just let me know if you do.