July 10th, 2003


From hating Harry Potter to loving it: One Month's Journey

I decided to look at my old posts and follow my change from hating HP to becoming a fan. Surprisingly, it took exactly one month to go from unenthusiastically ordering them (for lack of anything else to read) to drooling and demanding Book Five.

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I feel so silly now. Heh. I'm glad I gave them a try though! And funny, most (though not all) of my complaints haven't changed. And I totally forgot about that plot hole, too!
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Like most folks in this area, I work out of a cube. Three low walls, one wall with a door-less door. Up until two weeks ago, this didn't bother me. I had really great neighbors who were mostly quiet and were fun when they weren't quiet.

Two weeks ago, the company moved them elsewhere in the building and another team moved in around me. While they're nice people, not one of them is from this country, and wherever they are from their idea of "manners" must be very different.

Things I hear on a daily basis:

* *sssllllurrrp* *smack* *smack* It's like a contest to see which of them can eat fruit the loudest. You can hear it from down the hall. It makes me shudder and hope to never see a tree ever again.

* *SNIP!* *SNIP!* *SNIP!* The whole lot of them clip their nails at their desk. This drives me batty. It is disgusting. I totally expect nail clippings to come flying over the wall and land in my drink. Do it at home, people!

* *ffftttp* *vvvept* *eeeet* Gas. Lots of it. high-pitched, drawn out, squeaky gas.

They really are nice people, but they appear to have no idea how to act in public. *shudder*
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This quiz is dedicated to batratblue, who both loves quizzes and hates Bush. (Honest!)

"What threat to the Bush administration are you?"
morally deficient
Threat rating: Medium. Your total lack of decent
family values makes you dangerous, but we can
count on some right wing nutter blowing you up
if you become too high profile.

What threat to the Bush administration are you?
brought to you by Quizilla

I really like this one, other than the darned typos in the results graphic; a giggly fun quiz! And you know, of all the ways to go, being blown up by some "right wing nutter" would be pretty interesting! I'd probably even make the papers. Hee.
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Busy, busy, busy. Since my some of my screenshots are showing up elsewhere, I'm going back and putting my URL on anything that's mine. (Basically photos and screenshots made by me.) On some pages, the URL actually makes the images better: http://hot-hot-hot-catlove.com/lion.html (I should have done that first one in white...) That was done for a little photo contest thing, not just because I'm a freak: Show a day in the life of your plush animals.

In checking the sites who are "borrowing" my images and bandwidth, I found an interesting one: http://www.feedster.com/images.php . "A visual day in the life of blogs" -- it goes through blogs and displays all the images for the day. It's so interesting seeing them all! A really great time-killer, it's going into my bookmarks of things to check daily.
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Quick warning for friends:

I should be in bed now, but I want to get this up just in case.

If by chance you're hotlinking to something on catlove, you'll want to copy the image onto your own server. (Unless I okay'ed it, in which case you should leave a comment here (with where you're linking from) so that I can set your domain as okay.) To counter the bandwidth thieves, I have set it up so that all image requests coming from unapproved domain names showing this image: http://www.hot-hot-hot-catlove.com/pain4.jpg (It is NOT work safe, it is not human safe. Do not look unless you like looking at giant gross medical images.)

Thistle go bed now. Zzz.
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