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20 quarantine questions meme (with lots of spoons) (and not the metaphorical kind)

1. Are you an essential worker?

…I mean, I’d say Yes for society as a whole. But No for immediate survival needs in the midst of a pandemic.

2. How many drinks have you had since the quarantine started?

Alcohol, none. Don’t enjoy it. Energy drinks and sodas are a different story. In theory I could give up drinking them now that I never need to be awake at any specific time, but I…have not.

3. If you have kids… Are they driving you nuts?

No kids, but my cat keeps coming up to pester me, and then I have to stop whatever I’m doing and brush him for five minutes. (He literally did it while I was typing that sentence.)

And he seems to be experimenting with a strategy of “pat the human lightly with one paw for more attention,” but hasn’t totally worked out how to do that with his claws in.

A cuddly cat

4. What new hobby have you taken up during this?

Polyphasic sleep!

(Not totally new, I did it for a while once…all the way back when I was in high school, during summer vacation. Couldn’t keep it up for long because RL schedules intruded, but I remember being pretty happy with it.)

Started on April 8th with the regular 30-minute naps every 4 hours. Some of them end up being “30 minutes of lying very still in a dark room and not falling sleep before the timer goes off,” and so far one of them has always turned into “spend this whole 4-hour period asleep,” but it’s still closer to 6 hours of sleep per day than 8-9. We’ll see if I can condition myself to get it down to 3.
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Fanfic favorite tropes meme (and a Fluffdate)

First up — I tweeted when it happened, but in case you missed it, Marshmallow Fluff got to the vet and back. He recovered from the ordeal pretty quickly, and has re-settled into most of his old routines. Most importantly, the one where he eats.

They kept him 2 nights for observation, during which they blood-tested, rehydrated, medicated, and…shaved him.

When he’s feeling well he refuses to be touched, let alone brushed…but this’ll keep his fur from getting matted again for a while!

He weighed in at 13 pounds. This time last year, when he was originally rescued from a neglect/starvation situation, he weighed 6. This is the good life, all right.

I also finally figured out a birthday present, and got him one of those kitty drinking fountains:

I hope it’s encouraging him to drink more. He seems to like it, at least. Doesn’t smack at it the way he used to do his water bowl, and he’s experimented with drinking from different bits, at various angles.

…so now that you’re up-to-date on Cat News, here’s that fic meme.

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What Do You Carry With You? (2018 edition)

Not an April Fool’s joke, just a meme, borrowed from jjhunter.

Things I almost always take along when I go out:

  • Glasses
  • Smartphone
  • mp3 player + headphones
  • Keyring (with loyalty cards for Stop’n’Shop, CVS)
  • MBTA pass
  • Chapstick
  • Wallet (with photo ID, credit card, library card, laundry card, debit card, and some cash)
  • Mini health kit (pads, painkillers, bandaids, alcohol wipes, cough drops, in a little Red Cross pouch)

(The last 4 are stashed permanently in my bag, only pulled out for special occasions.)

Things I won’t pack if I’m just running to the store, but will make a point of taking to work, or on a more extended trip:

  • Phone charger (USB, with outlet adapter)
  • Sketchbook
  • Clipboard (for sketchbook sturdiness reinforcement)
  • Assembly of pens, pencils, eraser

Desktop Screenshot Meme

Down to the last 399 images in my Photobucket account! Among the randomest of the broken images: desktop-screenshot memes from 8 years ago.

Here’s what it looked like June 2009, two computers ago, running Windows XP:

And here’s September 2009, my previous computer, running the just-released Windows 7:

Picking up the theme, the computer I got during grad school and still have, in July 2017:

That’s the wonderful Desktop Calendar app running in the lower right. And in the second column of icons, you can see the folder with miscellaneous Photobucket rescues.