26 July 2007

The Probability Drive

Remember the Sperm Whale?

And wow! Hey! What's this thing coming towards me very fast? Very very fast. So big and flat and round, it needs a big wide sounding word like... ow... ound... round... ground! That's it! That's a good name - ground! I wonder if it will be friends with me?

Right.

It is a bit too stupid to expect the best when people are so deliberately - and consistently - delivering the worst. What am I, twelve as well?

I don't enjoy "stupid", I never have. So, I hereby officially abjure "stupid".

It is hard enough to still be mourning the dead but I have no choice abt that. I can, however, choose to stop mourning the living, especially when each passing day brings less and less to mourn. It won't be easy, I really do hate to see people I formerly respected shrinking cowardly before my eyes but their demise was not my choice, it was theirs. And sometimes hope is not the thing with feathers, sometimes hope is the moulting, half-deplumed pathetic thing just lying there, begging to be kicked - and bloody hell does it deserve to be kicked, hard, in the gut where it hurts the most bcs, WHAT? It won't do. So yes, it will take some time and effort but what good thing doesn't?

Too much time wasted on the unworthy already. Sod's Law? Sod it and the mare it rode in on. I've had enough of shitty categories as it is. All done now, am done with being everybody's trusting idiot.

I, dahlings, choose to be free.

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PS - OH MY GOD! I have just received a package from Udge! With miso soup, among other things! Bcs I was sick, see, and couldn't go buy food so he sent me some! HE SENT ME SOME! Udge, you're a sweetie, really you are. Now I understand the cavalry comment and really, no one could have a better knight for a friend. Thank you!

PPS - Last exam tomorrow! Free at last, free at last, free at last!

7 furballs:

Udge said...

hope is not the thing with feathers, sometimes hope is the moulting, half-deplumed pathetic thing just lying there

As a vet you will probably, unfortunately, have opportunity to use the phrase "put down."

Hooray for being free!

And regarding the cavalry, you're very welcome. It was the least I could do, since I again didn't win the lottery and so couldn't drop in to cook some for you.

Udge said...

And by the way, as soon as you're feeling able to walk, go to this cake shop in Belém and treat yourself to a pasteis de nata.

Lioness said...

Oh Udge, and this is where I break your tender heart. Not only are those NOT the best pastéis de nata in Lisbon, but the shop's hygiene standards are so poor as to be scary AND I was once almost punched there by a waiter bcs I dared to ask for the Complaints Book, which by law they must have and hand out when asked. This caused a big brouhaha, went as far up as the big manager who kept begging me to go back but I was adamant then and am adamant now, NEVERMORE.

Really, loads of other places have mush better ones, this one reaps all the benefits of fame - but REALLY, not.

Lioness said...

[Hey, have you noticed we have been the only life forms around for a good while now?? Isn't that bizarre? Feels like we're stranded on some island and are communicating via old cans and some yarn.]

Udge said...

Yeah, it has been pretty quiet. Maybe everyone else is on holiday?

Mind you, if we are alone on the island then we can run around naked all day! Beats working.

Diana said...

Hullo. Don't know where I've been. Mopping. And holding flames to the feet of my children to get them to bloody well do their tasks. And putting drops in the dog's eyes (very much better she is, yes, indeed). And there were some meals.

So, bravo! Be free! Kick it where it counts.

(Udge, you totally and completely rock.)

And very good luck on what ever hell you have masquerading as an exam tomorrow.

liquicat said...

don't worry, the lurkers are still lurking. we still love you but are usually to shy to comment.