Posts tagged with "relocation" - Faerye Net 2007-04-09T17:46:52+00:00 Felicity Shoulders Top Ten Move-Related Firsts 2007-04-09T17:46:52+00:00 2008-06-08T12:12:18+00:00 <p><b>10. First Starbucks I&#8217;ve visited in California.</b></p> <p><b>9. First time I&#8217;ve driven eight hours in one day.</b> That leg wouldn&#8217;t have taken so long if I hadn&#8217;t tried to give the cats water at every stop. On a related note, you&#8217;d think the average Californian had never seen a grown woman in pigtails with a leashed cat climbing her back before.</p> <p><b>8. First real live <span class="caps">CHP</span> motorcycle officer sighted.</b> They really do dress like that.</p> <p><b>7. First road trip with cats.</b> Next time, Ryan gets to drive Miss Evilcat.</p> <p><b>6. First time I&#8217;ve ever wanted to kill a cat.</b> In my defense, it certainly would have rendered her <a href=";id=543">tranquil</a>.</p> <p><b>5. First time sleeping in a room with two cats.</b> And second, and, tonight, third. The pouncing, the kneading&#8230;last night Qubit tried to stretch her forepaws into my eyesockets. In a nice way.</p> <p><b>4. First time finding British comedy on in the middle of the day on a weekday.</b> I think I&#8217;m going to like it here.</p> <p><b>3. First time driving in California.</b> I went from &#8216;zippy&#8217; to &#8216;slowpoke&#8217; without changing speeds!</p> <p><b>2. First time I&#8217;ve been told I have a pretty ethnicity.</b> Umm, thanks. It works out.</p> <p><b>1. First fifty-point-bonus word on my first turn of Scrabble.</b> (I built &#8216;STRAINED&#8217; off Grandma&#8217;s &#8216;CORES&#8217;, with the &#8216;D&#8217; on a triple word score.)</p> Theorizing 2007-04-06T23:17:29+00:00 2008-06-08T12:08:14+00:00 <p><em>Theory:</em> cat tranquilizers are placebos. They are intended to make your cat sleepy by inducing her to fight you tooth and nail to avoid swallowing the pill, thus tiring her.</p> <p><em>Data points collected:</em> It took 45 minutes to force-feed the pill to Qubit, who wails on car rides. She mewed three times total. Tazendra, who usually is barely annoying at all on car rides, swallowed her tranq on the first try, and whined a third of the time. </p> Top Ten Reasons to move to Santa Clara, California 2007-03-29T22:25:41+00:00 2008-06-08T12:11:44+00:00 <p>10. Ashamed of only having pumped own gas once in lifetime.</p> <p>9. Mild winters may mean less shed cat hair come spring.</p> <p>8. &#8216;Schwarzenegger&#8217; 23% funnier name than &#8216;Kulongowski&#8217;.</p> <p>7. Pretty geology.</p> <p>6. Left movie <em>Zodiac</em> convinced of Bay area&#8217;s beauty and Zodiac killer&#8217;s current deadness.</p> <p>5. Easier access to Pacific Ocean.</p> <p>4. 42% more history per square mile.</p> <p>3. Recommended by <a href="" target="links">favorite living poet</a>.</p> <p>2. <a href="">Dream job</a> for favorite working programmer.</p> <p>1. Anxious to be awake during an earthquake.</p>