June 22, 2004


The last of the interminable "About Me" series which began here. Most recent edition here.

57.I have four cats. None of them were purchased. They just all came and found me. I'm really trying to keep it to four, because four is about three cats too many, and I don't want to turn into one of those people who up and dies and suddenly it's in the paper that there were like 104 cats found gnawing the body to bones. Besides, cats are territorial and they don't do the small group thing well, and they do the large group thing even worse.

58.If we were under my kind of fascism, you really wouldn't like it, because cruelty to animals would be punishable by death. That includes leaving your cat out overnight when it's 40 degrees out. I have a neighbor downstairs who does that and I've been trying to lure his cat away to come live with me, where we can plot the death of that sonofabitch in warmth and comfort.

59.Even though I'm against cruelty to animals, I still eat meat. My thing is, it's okay to kill things that are tasty, but you don't have to be cruel about it. When I had more money, I used to give some to these guys, because that's essentially their position too.

60.I used to give money to PETA, but those people are just insane.

61.One reason why I get upset when some conservatives start going overboard blasting liberals is because in the back of my mind I'm thinking, "Hey, now, I used to be like that." And I did. I remember listening to some socialist tool on NPR explain how everything was really just grand in Nicaragua and anyone who said otherwise was just an American propagandist, and I remember believing every word. Fervently.

62.I will never write a celebrity a fan letter, because I used to always sort of want to write one to Joe Strummer, but I didn't because I think there's something cringeing and pathetic about fan letters. And now he's dead. I figure if I couldn't be bothered to write him one, no one else should ever get one from me either.

63.I've always wanted to be old. Whatever age I've been, I've always wanted to be older than that. Right now I'd give anything to be 60, because I figure at 60 you really don't have to take any shit from anyone, and plus you can retire in about 10 more years. Not five--forget five. Not unless you want to live on cat food, anyway.

64.I'm never updating this, and I'm never doing anything remotely like it again, and I'm betting you're grateful that's the case, too.

Posted by Ilyka at June 22, 2004 11:03 PM in navel gazing

I like all the contextual info. It makes your other posts that much more interesting.

Posted by: maura at June 23, 2004 01:52 AM

Given I'm stuck coming up with even 5 things about myself, it's important you flesh this out so I can steal most of them later.

Posted by: Simon at June 23, 2004 07:51 AM

Heck no. Get introspective any time you want.

Good news - We've successfully put off dealing with the feral cats. See? Put something off long enough and it ceases to be a problem.

Posted by: Jim at June 23, 2004 01:38 PM

Re #64: You would be wrong. The format you've chosen is FAR more interesting than a dumb ol' "100 Things" post. You put your statements in context, and it fleshes you out as a HUMAN BEING . . .as opposed to what? Well, a marvel of Disney Anamatronics like me. :)

And I'm with Simon -- how can I rip this off if you stop now? Heh heh.

Posted by: Emma at June 23, 2004 06:24 PM