Holy Bejeebus it's hot out there. It's been getting to 104 for about a week now. I've had to sprinkle like crazy to keep my sparse grass from drying up. It hasn't rained in a long time, so the humidity isn't as bad as it could be, but it's still a wall of heat when you step outside. Sure wish I had a few nice, strong summer storms come through. I've caught that box turtle sitting under the sprinkler a couple of times. I guess turtles have it rough in the heat... they can't sweat or pant or anything.
I haven't updated in a bit. All
of my writing energy has been going into a new story. I started it
about seven months ago, but got writer's block and stopped for a long
while. I guess I got inspired again and I've been back at it. Spent an
entire day last week doing nothing but staring at the pages and typing
away. I know it's hardly classic literature, but I guess you have to
write about what amuses you. Otherwise, what's the point? No clue when
this one will be finished, as it's turning into quite a long one. I do
tend to ramble and let things drag a bit, I know, but some details are
just important to me. Besides, it's not like it's publishable material
My dollfie arrived from Korea! She's so cute. I love
her! Haven't decided on a name yet. I'll have to wait til one comes to
me. I want to take some pictures of her, but I don't have any clothes
for her yet. Naked dolly. Tsk tsk.
I've been sitting here
watching this nifty little plant I got. It's called a Dinosaur Plant.
It comes as a withered, dusty clump of dead plant, but when you put it
in water, it unfurls, swells up, and turns green. When you want, you
can let it dry out and it'll curl up back into a dry clump and stay
alive that way for 50 years. Talk about an easy plant to take care of.
Finally, a houseplant I can't kill... even if I don't ever water it
again, it'll still outlive me.
Had a stress dream last night.
Some of my stress dreams are about being back in school (you know,
realizing you have a final due for a class you didn't even know you were
attending, that sorta thing), but often as not they're about animals.
I've had a lot of small pets in the past, from freshwater and saltwater
aquariums to snakes, lizards, and bugs. In these stress dreams, I find
that I have a number of pets that have been neglected.. sometimes
they're animals I've never had or ones that don't even exist. Like
maybe there'll be a stack of half a dozen small cages and I realize I
haven't fed them in months, and some are dead. Or maybe a half-empty or
filthy aquarium I haven't touched in ages, and realize there's still
live fish in there I need to take of. In last night's dream, I had a
large and well-tended aquarium, and the fish were alive and swimming,
but they were covered with mold. Weird stuff.
and down below me you are waiting, smiling like a ghost
come open up your filthy heart to me