January 26th, 2007


cats and midnight meowing

Zilli has this habit of, shortly after we go to bed, going into the bathroom where the kitty litter is and scraping around in there for quite a while, and then frequently coming out and running around the house meowing his fool head off as loudly as he can. Doesn't seem to matter what time we go to bed. If we go to bed at the same time he does it after we're both in bed; if we go to bed separately he does it after the second person has gone to bed.

I think I figured out why.

Most nights, we throw the animals out of the second bedroom/computer room on our way to bed. (Some nights we don't because they're not there, but that's fairly unusual.) In order to do this, we usually have to wake the cats up.

So what's happening is Zilli is being awakened abruptly in the middle of the night. He staggers around for a couple of minutes trying to wake up, then realizes he's got to go to the bathroom. By this time we're in bed, so we get to listen to him scrape around in the kitty litter. Thus relieved, he's all awake and cheerful, and goes forth to see what's going on. Only it's the middle of the night and the humans have gone to bed, so there's *nothing* going on, and so he runs around the entire house saying, "HEY! Where ARE you guys? HEY! I'm AWAKE! HEY! Let's PLAY! HEY! Listen up! HEY! Come out and play! HEY!"

I am *convinced* that's what's going on. :)

random bits

End of week writing tally: 86 pages, approximately 21,000 words. 5 and a half chapters written, and I broke a hundred pages on the book. I'm 14 pages short of 20 pages a day, but 16 pages *over* my non-over-achiver goal of 15 pages a day, so I'm really happy with the week's output. And I'm utterly and totally looking forward to not having to write over the weekend. :)

Weekend plans include buying new walking shoes (mine are pretty much dead. I have cratered a hole over my right big toe, though the outside of the shoe shows no signs of any such thing.), going to Fota, and burning through CoH levels as fast as I can during double XP weekend. Also perhaps reading the Liz Williams book I picked up from Nightshade Books at WFC, and watching Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, which I've had on Netflix for like three weeks now. Maybe longer. I may or may not attend the gaming convention; I'm more likely to stop by and say hi than play any games, but Ted, I think, is going, as he is a much much more avid gamer than I am.

I thought I had other things to say, but I can't think of them, so I'll just post this. :)

ytd wordcount: 24,300
miles to Dunharrow: 73