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Corrosive Shame
Therapy for Life
Those were the days that were
So, tonight my life is slightly more empty with a departure of one more little ratty from the rodentden. This is made especially sad by the way that you can tell a sicky rat as it is very friendly and wanders around looking for you, and then sits on your lap. When they do that, there's often not a lot of time left.


In other news I've just returned from London after two action packed days of dull meetings. A number of things of note did occur:
  • I ate a bit of fish. This was not deliberate and I can only assume that in God's Conference Centre (where I was) fish is considered vegetarian.

  • I watched Equilibrium. This was at the same time better and worse than I expected. Some of the action was fun, but the acting pretty crap. Sean Pertwee is still kinda-cute and Hayden Christensen trying to have emotion appears to have less than Christian Bale trying not to. Gun-kata ++.

  • I went to a poshish restaurant where they said "As we don't have a vegetarian option on the menu you pre-selected please choose one from the normal menu"; and there was actually only one choice. Clearly they have the same opinion on fish...

  • I went to Liberty Bounds. This was in many ways a bad idea, but I did avoid venting my irritation on people, and only two people asked me if I was going to the Gathering, and one of those was after I'd complained about having being asked. Was nice to see nortysarah, nattydreadi and blue_room (assuming Mark is the only one left using it...). I was clearly not enthusiastic enough for the others there.

  • Today my new work phone arrived. It's very fat, and has a nice screen/camera combo. I missed my camera, but have done really well in not buying a £720 ebay auction in the last two days. I did catch myself looking wistfully in travel agent's windows and planning a shopping trip to New York though.

And so, to cheer myself up, I'm considering, in lieu of not-being-arsed to go to B-Movie, going to Absolution tomorrow night. Any takers from the "we-also-can't-be-arsed-to-support-lupercal" brummies?

Mmm, food now.

Current Mood: contemplative contemplative

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frozen_wishes From: frozen_wishes Date: May 13th, 2004 11:01 am (UTC) (Link)

Poor Rat...

Awww, sorry about the sick rat. :( One of mine's been ill for ages, but seems to be hanging on. *touches wood*

From: kingandy Date: May 13th, 2004 11:28 am (UTC) (Link)
1) Poor rattus.
3) Haydn Christnsn was in that movie? I failed to recognise him at all!

kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 14th, 2004 06:21 am (UTC) (Link)
3) No - but he is the king of emotion while acting c.f. AotC
From: kingandy Date: May 14th, 2004 06:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Aha, understanding is achieved.
nortysarah From: nortysarah Date: May 13th, 2004 01:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was a lovely surprise to see you too!
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: May 13th, 2004 01:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're not going to the Gathering this year, then?
eddie777 From: eddie777 Date: May 13th, 2004 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry for the loss, Simon
mimeticgel From: mimeticgel Date: May 14th, 2004 03:38 am (UTC) (Link)
I remember well the last breaths of rats as they pass along upon your lap, well it was always some one else’s lap but I was there.

Still there are always more rats I have a garden full to prove it. At some point we simply stopped getting more.

Gold Fish, now they can really live. Won at a fair for £1 and still going strong after 9 years.

Other things I have seen depart are..

People at the hospital - now that takes some waiting and not at all a nice way to go.

Dogs at the vets – put to sleep and on some level I think that is a nicer way to go.

I did hold a pony while it was shot and that is certainly not a pleasant experience as they just fall down.

Funny thing is that with non-living things when they die you can get a better model in every way but with living things you can never replace the individuality that made them special. All you can do is have a different experience while inevitability waits in the wings.
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