Yes. It's indeed the dog days of summer, and I'm in a house of weird, longhaired cats. The white one pictured on the left is curled up and sleeping in front of the central air-conditioning register, and where's the big, dopey, furry, black cat? Well... He's outside in the blistering sun with his face buried in the recently cleaned and filled bird baths. Perhaps later I'll see if I can fry an egg on the dumb animal's forehead.
Anyway, it's a totally lazy, hot day, and I'm looking for things to scribble about. I noticed Ninja John Scalzi did an entry earlier about eating Fruit Loops with chopsticks. Yes. It's a little odd for us folks who have been spoiled with the handy silverware of the Western World. But, it got me thinking about what other foods should be eaten with chopsticks. For example, I could go for a little Swedish Fish sashimi. Mac and cheese? You bet. Wedding cake? Oh yeah... Pudding? Hmm...
In fact, aside from pudding and soup, I really can't think of anything you can't eat with chopsticks. Can you?
Yes. It's still a struggle of a day creatively, and I can't even start an international incident by plagiarizing my Canadian pal Paul because he's suspiciously silent as well. However, he is currently looking for a ribbon for his battered old Underwood typewriter. So, if anyone knows a good typewriter shop... I've just got an old Smith Corona with a great many dents and an odd habit of jamming itself into a tangled mass of little lettered hammers. But, it's got good door-stopping power on a windy day.
Well, I'm off to investigate the efficacy of my overheated, pan-headed feline. I'm telling ya, just the thought of cracking an egg on his forehead while he looks up at me has a way of giving me the wicked giggles of a man overcome with the total madness of a blinding heat stroke. Of course, he's got claws --big, sharp claws-- and absolutely no reservations against disemboweling the man with the magic thumbs who opens the cat-food cans should he ever get out of line and do something stupid. Yes. I live in constant fear.