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And now, some completely unsolicited observations:

A house that is enough space for 5-7 people and two cats for a weekend is a very large space for one person and two cats. And a very quiet one as well.

Even with hundreds of channels and On Demand, a lot of the time there's still nothing on. I've been watching it anyway. I have watched more television in the last 24 hours than I usually watch in a week. Meanwhile, a gay man and a redneck are clearly fighting over my brain - I've watched Queer Eye and listened to show tunes, and am now watching bullriding. I've considered but not watched The Birdcage, and NASCAR and lumberjack competition. Oh, and the movies I brought with me? Boys on the Side (chick flick) and Smokey and the Bandit (fast cars and lawbreaking).

Macs don't suck just because they're Macs. They suck because I'm a PC user. Have I mentioned I want my own laptop?

I've never had cats of my own, so this is the most closely I've ever observed them, as I'm responsible for their needs. I have learned that cats will happily drink from whichever water bowl is in the strangest place, but not the convenient one in the kitchen. I have learned why scoopable litter is a happy thing, and why litter deodorizer is a happier one. And oh, yes, that cats poop roughly twice the volume and I can't even begin to guess how many times the weight of what they eat. Also, lurking under the bed and batting at any toes that get nearby is a very significant responsibility for a cat. Bonus points are awarded if the cat actually manages to catch the toes. Making someone who's only half-awake squeak is easy. Interrupting changing sheets is more of a challenge, and much more rewarding.

I really really want a dishwasher. It's amazing how much easier it is to clean up a kitchen with one. I've been going back and forth for the last two years about whether I want a dishwasher or a clothes washer and dryer more. I've finally decided I want the dishwasher more.

Wanting to write about something is easy. Creating the correct environment to do it is more difficult. I'm still looking for that telepathic PDA I keep talking about.

The plastic wrapping on new DVDs is a substantial barrier, far more so in the mind than in physical reality.

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ourika
Apr. 11th, 2004 04:31 pm (UTC)
See, I want a clothes washer/dryer more than a dishwasher. Duishes are MUCH easier to wash by hand than clothes are :-)
collacentaur
Apr. 11th, 2004 04:50 pm (UTC)
True. But it's much easier to find a laundromat, or take laundry to a friend's house, than it would be to find a coin-operated dishwasher or cart the dishes all over the place...
ourika
Apr. 12th, 2004 01:58 pm (UTC)
Sure, but...

I lived without a washer/dryer and a dishwasher. The dishes would pile up in the sink and/or be washed. But the clothes would also pile up. Carting the clothes out to a laundrymat, taking the time to sit there, waiting for them to dry, then carting them back home was way more work than just washing the dishes.

But to each their own. Me, I'd rather have a washer/dryer than a washing machine any day. But I grew-up with a washer/dryer andd without a washing machine so I could be biased by past experience.
amy_pearlman
Apr. 12th, 2004 01:55 am (UTC)
I agree with most of this...except for the pooping thing -- it's clumping litter and they pee much more. Like you really needed to know that.

And the mac sucking thing. I happen to like my baby mac.

It's also easier to find a place with a dw than in-apt laundry.

The under the bed thing is a sometimes, and you learn not to get your toes too close to the bed. And not all cats do it...

As for the pda...how about a digital recorder or pda with recording ability and a copy of dragon.
collacentaur
Apr. 12th, 2004 03:41 am (UTC)
Your Mac is very nice. But it's just not a PC, and it doesn't fulfill my desires.

And the PDA definitely has to be telepathic. It's not just the getting it into computer that I want, it's the getting into language. I want to go directly from concept to text without that messy inadequate verbalizing step in between.
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