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3 Oct

Well, it’s day 3, and no great post ideas have come to mind.  I did read The Good Greatsby this morning, however, and took offense to his planned strategy to tax people who have pictures of cats wearing hats.  I’m concerned that I might end up paying more taxes because of the behaviour of one of my cats.  It’s Louise, of Thelma and Louise.  She’s a Siamese cat who cannot be held for longer than 3 seconds without the holder having to bizarrely turn their arms in double jointed, unmentionable ways just to keep hanging on to her twisting, contorting body. Did I mention she’s a Siamese?  So you see, it would be virtually impossible to put a hat on her without her cooperation.  I’ve tried showing her pictures of stylish cats, hoping she’ll get the idea and hold still long enough so we could put a hat on her, but she’s just not buying it.

So, if we can’t get a hat on her, why am I worried about the planned tax on people who have pictures of cats wearing hats?  Well, I’m concerned that a lampshade might be considered a hat. You know how people like to party with a lampshade on their head?  Well, Louise likes to wear a lampshade on her head.  Preferrably when the shade is still on the lamp, and the lamp is on. So I’m hoping for a tax exemption in this particular case. What do you think my chances are?


And so it begins………

1 Oct

October. Day 1 of 31. I’m going to post every day. Why, you ask?  (Or maybe you don’t.  Just play along for gawd sakes!)  Well, I’ve accepted’s Post a Day Challenge for the month of October.  Yes indeedy. This girl’s in training. Training for the big one. What big one, you ask?  (Or maybe you don’t, but you’re playing along, remember?)

November marks the beginning of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a project in which thousands of writers around the world each try to complete a 50,000 word novel by November 30th.   The folks at NaNoWriMo tell us it’s all about quantity, not quality, so it’s just a case of writing, writing, writing. Would you rather write an imperfect-but-complete novel, or just dream about doing it some day in the future?  The Post A Day challenge is to help writers set time aside so you actually write something everyday.  Come November, when you have to write an average of 1,667 words a day, you’ve already gotten into the habit of sitting down every single day and writing. You can write crap, as long as you write.

I like these challenges for different reasons.  October is my very favorite month of the year.  If I can’t find something to write about every single day this month, then it won’t be happening anytime soon. October is my best chance of suceeding with part one of this project.  As for November , it has to be the most boring month of the year, so there’s more chance I’ll sit and write then than at any other time, so maybe that’s lucky for part two of this project.

And so it begins…..Day 1.  Done.