The Big News from Cat Farm and Confusion Factory Management on this January Saturday is the fact that the power went out at 5:01 am, waking Management from a sound sleep. The house makes several Complaining Noises when the power goes, which are quite plaintive in the Overall Unnatural Silence, thus, Management was awakened.
At 5:02 am, the generator rumbled to life, and moments after, the house came back on-line.
What an incredible feeling of relief.
Management would like to thank everyone who participated in the Great Generator Caper of 2015. Without your encouragement and active support, we would not have taken on the expense of installation. You made us believe that it was not only possible, but that we would be able to pay off the debt.
So, yes — thank you! For that feeling of relief, for the warmth and the food that wasn’t lost, and for those extra three hours of sleep, after the house cried out in its distress.
. . .In other news, I own a skirt — an ankle-length black skirt that I’ve had for a while now, and which I on several occasions wished to wear, except that? I couldn’t find a slip. It’s been. . .Rather a While since I’ve owned a skirt, or a dress, and the slips that went with them were long-ago donated to Goodwill.
Do you know how hard it is to find slips, anymore? I finally bought one at Amazon, having exhausted all my other, usual vendors. I mean, c’mon, KMart used to sell slips! But not anymore. Or, at least, not anymore in my part of Maine.
So, that mission accomplished, and I also bought a couple books, while I was there and all. Note to self: stop buying books. No, really.
Yeah, that’s gonna work.
But! What’s notable about these expenditures is that, having purchased, let it be clear, an ankle-length slip, and two books — a biography of Andy Griffith and Don Knotts, and a graphic novel entitled The Sculptor — I received in my inbox, a Special! One! Time! Offer! of a Free Gift! from Amazon, which was —
A digital copy of Kung Fu Panda.
I mean, my deeply negative feelings for Jack Black aside, what, exactly, in that purchase persuaded your algorithms that I would in any way be receptive to receiving a copy of Kung Fu Panda?
I respectfully submit that you need to do a little work behind the nose.
And don’t you dare send a copy of Kung Fu Panda to any of my devices. Things will get Very Ugly if you try. Thank you.
And, now, having washed the dishes and doodled around on the web, it’s time to deploy the Cat Eating Machine. Poor cats; they were being so comfy together in the living room.
Hope your Saturday is both comfortable and productive.
Here, have a picture of the Lights in early evening at the Maine Botanical Gardens: