(stolen with permission from Things I Hate about my Flatmate)

Here are several miscellananeous thoughts that need to get out of my head for the week.

Sandy and I are heading to Lake Waccamaw tonight to spend the weekend with my sister, brother-in-law, and 4-year-old great nephew. I’ve been working on a piece about Lake Waccamaw and will probably post it after I get back.

Someone is SHOOTING CATS in a nearby neighborhood. I have tried not to write much about my cats in this blog – you can go to jazzcat productions for cat stuff. But what kind of sick asshole shoots people’s pets, not to mention the danger of shooting anything or anywhere in a residential neighborhood. I hope they catch this psychopath and throw him/her/them in the hole for a long time.

I did turn on the air conditioning on Monday, and the house feels so good. I needed the sleep and I couldn’t face a hot house and gum surgery the same day. Since it looks like it’s gonna be hot and muggy for a while, we’re leaving it on. We are considering buying a small window unit for the bedroom and “study” (a.k.a. computer room, a.k.a. junk room) since we have ceiling fans in the rest of our house, and turning off the central air. We spend most of our time at home in those two rooms anyway. I think that this might be a good compromise.

I hope that this coming week is the week that I connect with the other bloggers in town. I’ve been reading them, leaving comments, linking to them, submitted a post to the Tarheel Tavern, and will attend the meet-up Wednesday night. A couple of them have been nice enough to leave comments on my blog. If my starved, pathetic ego is not comforted after all this, I’m gonna hang my head and slink back to my happy place when I didn’t know about Blogsboro. I have been way too obsessed with this whole thing, and I’m beginning to channel sixth grade Laurie. That is truly terrifying. It’s about time to move on.

We decided not to resubscribe to the extended cable and HBO. We’re giving Netflix a try instead, and so far I am impressed. We signed up Tuesday afternoon and watched our first DVDs Thursday night. Why pay so much for cable when we can get the television series and movies we want this way? I watched The Aviator last night. It was good but kind of disturbing. I could see a little of myself in his OC behavior, although most people don’t know that about me.

Something ate every single okra, cantaloupe, crookneck squash, and cucumber seedling in my garden. It left the beans, peas, and watermelons alone. I replanted, and will try some cage protection when I get back. I am stunned that Mama Kitty would allow this. This will have to be addressed in her performance review.

Last but not least, I LOVE MY JOB. Isn’t that great?