Oh, geez, it’s Sunday, isn’t it?
How about we start this week off right. And by “right” I mean with “random stuff that entertained me on the Internet.” I hope that’s your definition of right, too.
1. It was my two-year George-iversary this week! Yep, two years ago, I was walking home from work when I found the tiniest, dirtiest, yowliest little furball hanging out by the railroad tracks. With the help of three college kids, a tin of sardines and a shoebox, I captured her. And then she promptly captured my heart.
And, while she’s still insanely yowly (and, admittedly, way too bitey for my liking), I have to admit my life is better for having her in it. If only so I have a reason to get out of bed each morning. (Namely, she’s yowling at me because she’s STARVING TO DEATH AND WHY WON’T HER LAZY HUMAN GET OUT OF BED AND FEEEED HER ALREADY?!)
2. In honor of the occasion, let’s just start things off with a big round-up of cat links BECAUSE CATS. This guy took his cat to prom. This couple had 1,000 cats at their wedding. And this guy quit his job to go camping with his cat. And now I have a whole new list of life goals.
3. One cat-related thing I can’t quite get behind: this cat brush that allows you to lick your cat.That’s going a bit too far. Even for me. (And I say this as someone who has spent the better part of the past week looking at baby pictures of my cat and feeling like she was, in fact, my baby.)
4. What are you reading right now?
I usually read right before I go to bed each night, but, lately, I’ve replaced this with staring at the Facebook on my phone, which is super bad, I know, and I need to stop it right now.
But I just haven’t been feeling any of the books, you know?
The last book I read was Elizabeth Is Missing, which was REALLY good but also super sad and particularly tough for me as it’s told from the perspective of someone suffering from dementia and I’ve watched many of my older family members go through the same thing. So I think I just need something light and fun and beachy and summery.
So what do you suggest?
5. Also, what are you watching on the TV-tube?
I’m slowly getting over my obsession with Catfish. That show makes me so sad for the young women of America — specifically the young women who feel like they need to pretend to be someone else in order to get love. But, at the same time, I love me some Nev and Max. I mean, they just seem like such good guys. Also, is it normal to feel a bit bummed that you’ve never had anyone try to catfish you? I mean, what’s the deal, people? I feel catfish-able.
Also, I’m actively seeking something period-piece-ish and Britishy to replace the hole that still remains in my heart after the end of Downton Abbey. I’ve binge-watched Poldark already. What should I be moving on to?
6. An interesting post that asks why it’s still acceptable to be racist against Asians.
7. I’m going to admit something here and I hope you don’t hate me for it. But, I don’t like smoothies. I know. I KNOW. I AM A MONSTER. It’s just that they are SO COLD. Plus, what are they? A drink? A snack? A meal? I just can’t get behind a food that is so indecisive about its identity. So that’s why I was all about this article on why smoothies might be for chumps.
(I’m sorry if you like smoothies. I promise I’m not calling you a chump. Or am I? Either way, you’ll probably never talk to me again.)
8. And, while I’m admitting to being a MONSTER who hates food everyone else loves, I also really don’t like popsicles. They’re just SO COLD. (Admittedly, almost all the food I don’t like is super cold. I blame my stupid dumb sensitive teeth.) Also, I can never eat them fast enough so they’re not dripping all over me. And what’s the deal with people who bite into their popsicles? What kind of monster-people are they?
But I think I might be able to get behind these chocolate peanut butter pops. BECAUSE CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER YOU GUYS.
9. Speaking of not liking certain foods, this post on being a picky eater in China might be helpful for all you picky eaters out there who fear visiting China. I am pretty much the opposite of a picky eater. Other than my weird aversion to super cold food, I will pretty much eat ALL THE THINGS. But even I found the idea of eating in China daunting before I moved there and discovered that Chinese food is a whole lot more than egg rolls and sweet and sour pork. (Also, do egg rolls even exist in China? I don’t remember ever eating one there.)
10. By now I hope you’ve seen this video of this lady in a Chewbacca mask. Because it is pure joy.