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28 August 2010 @ 10:08 pm
the aliens only want smart people, honey  
Today, I cleaned my flat. Who knew a two-room property could accumulate so much grime? You may ask, "Rachel, why on earth did you do such an unaccountable and out-of-character thing?!"

The answer is: kittens!





HE IS THE LONER OF THE LITTER AND SO HIS NAME IS HOLDEN, SHUT UP DON'T JUDGE ME

Also, ignore my face of stupidness. That is an order.

I went to my brother's prom date's house to see them off and ended up with a kitten. My life, ladies and gentlemen.



I have spent a good portion of my wages buying books, which was always expected. I never expected to be so tired that I only managed to finish two books in my first seven weeks of work, though. Here is a list, to make me guiltier:

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Seeing by Jose Saramago
Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake
Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite

This is IN ADDITION to the books I brought from home because they were sitting around, waiting to be read. I kind of fail so hard. It's a good thing I'm getting paid for this.
 
 
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every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 28th, 2010 09:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah! Man, it is a long time since I've posted...

I KNOW. I KNOW. :D
girl; obsessed: * butterfly legscomplications_g on August 28th, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC)
That kitten is ridiculously adorable! And cute hair, i like it.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 28th, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
HIS LITTLE PAWS, OKAY. And he's so tiny I can pick him up in one hand, and he sat beside me for half an hour all calmly. He is AMAZING, I can't wait to pick him up tomorrow!
(no subject) - complications_g on August 29th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
Riakessie on August 28th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
My first thought was "She's gone blonde!"

Then I noticed the kitten. *fails*
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 28th, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
oh lol, I think I should have mentioned that in the cut. It went blonde a lot quicker than I thought it would - it only took 3 or 4 dyes to get all the black out.
peripatetic extemporizationshatoyona on August 29th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)
OMG KITTY. A KITTY NAMED HOLDEN. Also I love your hair!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 11th, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
lol that didn't really stick? My mom mainly calls him shit-for-brains and I end up going "where are you idiot kitty?" :P
(no subject) - hatoyona on September 11th, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
a kid on the lookout for transcendence: [lambiel] be well and flourishingextemporally on August 29th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC)
HOLDEN. HOLDEN. HOLDEN! That is the sweetest kitty ever.

I will be eagerly awaiting your review of The Big Sleep! I tried reading it, couldn't get into it somehow. YOU SHALL HAVE TO EXPLAIN WHY.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 11th, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
He is slightly less sweet now that I know him. He is more of a person, though, if that makes sense?

Oh maaaannnnn, I have read barely anything recently. I'm still trying to slog through Lost Souls, which is kind of making me doubt the validity of writing as an art form. :(
l.m.: [inception] preserving realityincandescent on August 29th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
You're adorable. I like the blond hair, as well. Very snazzy. Good luck with the kitten, and good luck with Les Miserables. I have that sitting around somewhere. I feel like I'll get to it someday. That and the Gormenghast Trilogy. \o/
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 11th, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh blonde hair and all the knots it has bestowed upon me. No love.

The bookshop man said the trilogy was pages and pages of description. Unfortunately he only said this AFTER I'd paid.
(no subject) - incandescent on September 11th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
a work in progresswintersjuly on August 29th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
KITTENS *_*

also, you're a hot blonde now (curiously - what is your actual hair colour? i always thought it was a dark brown of some description because it just suits you so well, but now i realise the blonde suits you too. *CONFUZZLED*)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 11th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
Scratchy! Bold! :P

oh man. I haven't been brown since school, when I briefly grew out my natural mouse. There was a stage between black and now that was sort of brown and yeah, it was nicer than this. O WELL.
Sereniaserenia on August 29th, 2010 05:20 am (UTC)
Aww, cute kitty! You're looking great, too!

We went to the Lifeline Bookfest yesterday - secondhand book heaven! ♥ Mostly I picked up trashy historical fiction novels, although I got one Ben Elton book, because I saw him on TV and thought he was funny, and got a science book for Lachlan, and 15 books for Elizabeth. I'm tempted to go back today, because the last day is always 'fill a bag for $5', but Elizabeth already has over a hundred books, and I probably do, too! XD
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 11th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
I do love my idiot cat. :)

oh boy, I wish I could fill a bag for five euro. I don't even think I could get one book for that.
Blindmouse: Sunshine in her smileblindmouse on August 29th, 2010 05:34 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD YOU HAVE A KITTEN CALLED HOLDEN :DDDDDDDDD

Also, your face is adorable.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 11th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
Yes, or Bloody Idiot as he is affectionately known.

HI. I am the worst lj friend as Helen reminded me but I will try to be better, I will! HI!!!
(no subject) - ex_oddishly on September 16th, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Sinjahsinjah on August 29th, 2010 05:54 am (UTC)
OMG KITTEN! HE IS SO ADORABLE I CAN'T BEAR IT!!

And I like your hair! To be honest, I liked the old one better, but this is sooo pretty too! Are the edges darker than the top? They look more honey-blond, and it's awesome.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 11th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
Awww, he's got so fat and long even since this picture lol :)))

haha I think I'm going back to gold next, or maybe red. Damn being so easily bored!
amazing vaguely humanoid armadilloperson: GG: the Jägers are watchingcryptid on August 29th, 2010 11:12 am (UTC)
KITTEN

TINY LITTLE GINGER KITTEN

\o/

[/undignified kitten squee]

Mm, books. About the Gormenghast trilogy: sometimes seen as not actually a trilogy, but as two books and then a third one that was written by someone not quite in any shape to be writing it (and apparently, there were at least one more planned, so yeah). Also, it is a kind of weird that seems to either repulse readers or draw them in. :)

KITTEN!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 11th, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC)
Ginger kittens are the way to my heart! As opposed to ginger, which is gross.

The likelihood of me even getting to it in the next year is slim ... and this doesn't make me extra eager. :/
ex_oddishly on August 29th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
LES MIS IS WONDERFUL. I loved it MISERABLY, you see what I did there. Honestly, it's the bestest ever.


And you have a kitten! YOU HAVE A KITTEN. I have seen this photo before and still I love everything about it to pieces. ♥♥♥
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 11th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
I'm not writing you a proper reply becoz you're sitting beside me lol
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amourdevinamourdevin on September 1st, 2010 02:08 am (UTC)
Adorable!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 11th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
:D!
lokifanlokifan on September 13th, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
Friended because I loved DIY Messiah and because KITTEN and because you named it Holden. That is fantastic.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 16th, 2010 02:07 pm (UTC)
Ahh, DIY Messiah. I LIKED that one. Writing horrible kids is fun!