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Saturday, 24 April 2010

Random oddities

Did you know that the time period when you're just falling asleep is called the hypnogogic state and the time of awakening is called the hypnopompic state? See the article here.

One seed appears to be sprouting. I think it's a catnip. Expressing my lack of conviction, Jurgis suggested I haul the cat over it and do a 'cat scan' for confirmation.

My bus was dying two days ago. It stalled every time the bus slowed down. I was the last passenger and had at least half my journey to go still. The bus driver insisted on trying to get me all the way. I had my own private, albeit barely functional, limousine. So sweet. The bus drivers know me well.

Our dogs were barking earlier. We looked out to find a guy standing on the neighbour's roof. Hands on hips, cigarette in one, he turned to us and said, "The tenants really trashed this place."

Speaking of tenants. Our neighbours on the same property moved out not too long after we moved in. Then the neighbours to our right moved out. The neighbours to our left are either doing a drastic spring clean or they're moving out too. Think we should change our deodorant? We had the same thing in our previous home where many of the houses around us ended up empty for a long time. I'm not complaining. It's infinitely quite. And speaking of empty houses. With so many empty houses, why is it always so hard to find a house to move into?

When I was walking in town this week, I saw an old Japanese man selling strands of origami cranes. His sign said, "Passaro Feriz." : )

I miss my origami queen. No one to make random birds for me at random places in town. Guess I should stick to roses.


  1. Were you stuck in your own hypnogenic state when you started typing this out, catnip queen? ;)

    Cute story about the bus! Glad your neighbors are leaving. More privacy for you and maybe you'll get better ones! :) I wonder if your origami queen is still making swans and such for random strangers ...

  2. haha! I think I'm permanently in a hypnogogic state, Kippy. I just need a few more neighbours to move for total peace and quiet *listens to the kid that screams blue murder every few minutes just to hear the sound of her own voice* Nay... ME moving to a nice quiet place with a bit of grass and some trees is a way better option.

    I wonder if she does. I should ask. I tried one last night. Looks like a darn pterodactyl!

  3. Lol @ "Passaro Feriz"! Cute!
    I miss you too! Even if you only miss me for my origami! Haha!

  4. Kippy: Haven't really had the chance to make cranes for random strangers here. =( I rarely have paper on me when I want it and I don't go out very often.

  5. Hope you don't lose that skill, Tat. :)

  6. I hope so too, Kippy. I miss doing it!

  7. Tat, I was wondering when you'd get here to see the 'Passaro Feriz'. I put that there just for you, as no one else would get it.

    Start keeping paper in your bag!


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