Friday, July 18, 2008

[The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind] Junkie!

I'm beginning to think DeafCat has developed a bit of a dependency problem with the little sprigs of catnip that grow here and there throughout the yard. When I let her outside, it's usually the first, and only, thing she hits, and when she's done rolling around, she comes back into the house all covered in mulch and dirt to sit in the kitchen and stare at the stove.

Mmm...  Catnip

Ah well.

Aside from that, later today, my AOL Guest Editor thingy goes up, and I picked some pretty spankin' delightful journals to showcase. If you are one of those journalers coming here to thank me for pimpin' your works, don't. I should be the one thanking you. You make this fun. And, fun is, well... fun. I like fun. It makes me avoid work. In fact, I like fun things almost as much as my nip-dependent cat likes her smack.

Anyway, we've got some storms rolling through here today just like every Friday, and I'm kind of feeling their approach in my little digits and big, fat joints. So, this may be the only babble you get from me today. Right now, all I'm planning is to take some pain killers and watch the Tour de France.

So, y'all have a dandy wild Friday. And, as always, please feel free to post your weekend plans in the comments. If any of you are running guns and cigarettes to South American rebels this weekend, could you maybe pick me up some coffee while you're down there?


Posted By Dan to The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind at 7/18/2008 11:01:00 AM


  1. Aww, look at DeafCat all hopped up on 'nip.

    You know what does it for our cat? Peppermint. If we have peppermint candy in a bag when we come home from the store, he'll go after it. He's been known to bite through the box into a tube of toothpaste, leaving little fang marks.

    I wonder if catnip and peppermint are in the same family? Because peppermint makes him higher 'n a kite.

    Enjoy our weekend--hope you feel better. Oh, and congrats on being Guest Editor!


  2. Actually, catnip and peppermint ARE in the same family.  There are also a whole bunch of other things in there too, but I can't think of them all right now.  I just know that domestic cats and lions are the only cats affected by catnip (I think they're also the only cats that purr as well).  Tigers, leopards, cheetahs, etc are immune to its narcotic effects.

    Nature shows rock!  

    Anyway, I have peppermint growing in the yard, but both of my cats ignore it.  I'll have to try those candies though.  As it stands, DeafCat is the only one to get any sort of hopped up.  DogCat just eats the stuff and naps.  He's kind of like Tommy Chong, I guess.  

    Thanks for the comment Beth.



  3. I aint too keen on Pussies ;-)

  4. Congrats on being a guest editor!  Laughing at DeafCat.  She'll be disappointed when it starts to freeze again out your way.  Okay, that SEEMS eons away, but we know time moves along.  She looks awfully comfy right now.

  5. I like DeafCat, and I don't even especially care for cats, usually.
    Where do I go to find your guest host entry?  I'd like to check it out
    when published.  Hope you are feeling better, and enjoy your weekend.

  6. Ahh...  You can find it over on Magic smoke.


    P.S.  By the way, hello everyone who's dropping in from there.  

  7. Thanks <strikethat>, no thanks Dan.

    As for my weekend plans . . . we're headin' to the windy city. You should so try to find me in a see of millions of people and have a drink or two. That is if you can still party with the young kids. ;)

  8. Hey Dan, thanks for the mention. You listed some good blogs too. ;O)


  9. Congratulations on being guest editor.  I know that Beth reads you, and I am adding you to my alerts :o)

  10. ally123130585918July 19, 2008 at 7:04 AM

    Congrats on being Guest Editor ~ you selected some really good blogs ~ Ally x