Friday, December 29, 2006

Feline Physics

Law of Cat Inertia - A cat at rest will tend to remain at rest, unless acted upon by some outside force - such as the opening of cat food, or a nearby scurrying mouse.

Law of Cat Motion - A cat will move in a straight line, unless there is a really good reason to change direction.

Law of Cat Magnetism - All blue blazers and black sweaters attract cat hair in direct proportion to the darkness of the fabric.

Law of Cat Thermodynamics - Heat flows from a warmer to a cooler body, except in the case of a cat, in which case all heat flows to the cat.

Law of Cat Stretching - A cat will stretch to a distance proportional to the length of the nap just taken. Or to reach that must-have-morsel.

Law of Cat Sleeping - All cats must sleep with people whenever possible, in a position as uncomfortable for the people involved, and as comfortable as possible for the cat.

Law of Refrigerator Observation - If a cat watches a refrigerator long enough, someone will come along and take out something good to eat.

Law of Electric Blanket Attraction - Turn on an electric blanket and a cat will jump into bed at the speed of light.

Law of Prime Position - A cat will always take the best position available to observe and take part in his human's activities.

Law of Random Comfort Seeking - A cat will always seek, and usually take over, the most comfortable spot in any given room.

Law of Bag/Box Occupancy - All bags and boxes in a given room must contain a cat within the earliest possible nanosecond. (Corollary: also applies to desk and file drawers)

Law of Cat Embarrassment - A cat's irritation rises in direct proportion to her embarrassment times the amount of human laughter.

Law of Cat Disinterest - A cat's interest level will vary in inverse proportion to the amount of effort a human expends in trying to interest him.

Law of Pill Rejection - Any pill given to a cat has the potential energy to reach escape velocity.

Law of Cat Composition - A cat is composed of Matter + Anti-Matter + It Doesn't Matter.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

(After) Christmas meme

Hope you all had a good Christmas, enjoyed the gathering of friends and family, and ate plenty - but not too much. I'd love to blame the lack of blogging on the power outage on the 15th (which lasted 7 days for Casa Way), and the continued lack of internet until yesterday. But the loyal two or three of you who still visit know better - it's been a long time, hasn't it? Of course, I always rise to Meme bait, and thus I have emerged from the darkness.

Someone managed to tag Snarkatron with a meme ... and rumor has it they're still ambulatory, quite an accomplishment. So to share the Christmas cheer and joy, she naturally tagged some of us in easy reach...

Three things I wanted for Christmas:
1. Season 3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2. Restored power at Casa Way (which I got!)
3. Something to read that isn't by Anita Shreve

Three things I did NOT want for Christmas:
1. Anything requiring dusting
2. A Dance Revolution
3. Strangely colored Rubber Rain boots

There, I believe that satisfies the minimum requirement.

As to tagging someone else with this one, Christmas is past now, and I think that popping out of blog limbo and tapping anyone else on the shoulder would be ... rude. So no tagging here. Whatever passes for normal blogging can now resume.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Peaceful Nature ... Me?

Me ... Peaceful? That'll make a few people laugh out loud!!

I should go back and play with the questions to see what the other options are. AFSister is digging her result...

Monday, December 04, 2006

Why does this surprise me?

This is one of the real downsides to living in the pacific northwest. I'm surrounded by tree-hugging anti-war numbskulls who think that supporting Watada is somehow good for our society.

December 5 * 7pm.
Lt. Ehren Watada Discussion and Film Screening

Lt. Watada will discuss his personal history and reasons for his refusal to deploy to Iraq, and his charge that it is an illegal war. Lt. Watada became the first commissioned officer in the US armed forces to publicly refuse deployment to Iraq in June 2006. He is now facing a court martial. Professors Michael Honey (UW-Tacoma) and Mark Jensen (PLU), will show Honey's short film A Soldier's Duty?: Lt Ehren Watada's Story and discuss the issues involved in the case. The event is co-sponsored by United for Peace of Pierce County and People for Peace, Justice and Healing.
King's Books
218 St. Helens Ave.
Tacoma, Washington 98402

Of course he's facing a court martial, dummies - he disobeyed orders. His personal history and 'reasons' are meaningless. The Army (and Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard) don't function when soldiers disobey orders.

Yes, I know, that part of their intent is to destroy our military. They might not be honest enough to say that, and their little poster boy here is supposedly willing to go to war in Afghanistan, just not in Iraq. But at the end of the day, they would love nothing better than to gut our military and have us all bow down to the terrorists of the world.

I can't get down to Tacoma tomorrow night to join them, but some of the Operation Support our Troops folks will be there. If you can get to King's Bookstore in Tacoma, Jeff and the gang would love to have you join in protesting this bizarre event:

You gotta be kidding!
Lt. Ehren Watada Film Screening !!??

This man deserted his troops!
He refused to deploy after training with his troops endangering those he swore to protect!
This man has no honor!

Shall we go down there and hold some signs on the
sidewalk outside this place on Dec 5, at 6:30 pm?

We have the right to peacefully express our views.
Who is up for it??

Jeff Brigham