Bah Humbug

It's Everywhere I Look Around!

There’s not many things on the calender that I get really annoyed and bah humbuggy about.  Sure Christmas decorations in October and Easter eggs in February are stupid and annoying but the thing that gets me into a real Bah Humbug rant is Valentines Day.

First off it’s used to cell everything from Jewelry to concrete.  Some things (Jewelry, flowers – the usual suspects) make sense but some of them are a real stretch.

Second, yes my love life is non existent, thank you advertising companies/retailers for reminding me all the time for an entire month.  It never would have occurred to me that I was single, without being reminded.

Third, smug marrieds who say ‘but we don’t celebrate it’. Well there’s two points to that 1. obviously someone does or else companies wouldn’t spend so much time and money trying to milk every last cent out of it. and 2. you CHOOSE not to celebrate it, I have about as much choice in whether or not it I celebrate as Vin Diesel does on how much shampoo to use.

Fourth, do people in relationships really need to be reminded to tell their significant others that they love them?  Surely it’s better to do lots of nice little things through the year and really mean it rather than making a huge spectacle on one day because a greeting card company wanted to make money between Christmas and Mothers day?

End of rant – back to normal programming

A few different things

Hello and welcome to the blog, yes you have come to the right blog, I’ve just redecorated a bit. What do you think?

I only hope I like it as much as I did at 1.30 am this morning when I couldn’t sleep.

Since I don’t have anything major here are a few random thoughts for the day

  1. We need a new word – goognesia – its that thing where you open up a new browser window to look for something but by the time you get to it you’ve forgotten what you were going to google.
  2. Is for HR Managers – remember when you’re recruiting you’re supposed to have a person specification BEFORE you start advertising, make sure the recruitment agencies have it too.
  3. They Found Richard III’s remains in a car park in Leicester! Now if they could only work out what happened to the Princes in the Tower that would pretty much wrap up mysteries from the end part of the War of the Roses. In other news as a History Geek I’m loving this blog right now.

OCD (Obsessive Cat Disorder)

I have come to the conclusion that my cat is suffering from an obsessive disorder, for reasons unknown he is completely obsessed with a scratching mat.

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Fonzie with his beloved

A couple of years ago when he was really still a baby he made a couple of attempts at clawing my couch, this was met with a giant telling off.  After the second time I figured that even though he as trees aplenty to sharpen his claws on he may need something else so I bought him a cheap mat.

Now he’s always liked it – mainly for sitting on (out of the whole deck he’ll sit on the mat) but lately he’s gone from a mat fancier to a mat addict.  He claws at it and rolls around on it and if he’s pushed it over the side of the deck and you put it back for him he’ll go straight to it

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Fonzie and the mat having a moment

It’s an obsession – the only thing he loves more is food.  I wonder if there’s some sort of ‘mat anonymous’ for cats.