Seven Quick Takes Friday: FML Edition


1) Current mood:

Hoo boy.

2) Lulu seems to be learning that being held in my arms is a good thing. She’s let me pick her up and hold her, while she’s lounged in my arms and kneaded my shoulder with her front paws. There was purring. A lot of purring. You better believe there was purring. This was a cat who didn’t want to be held or picked up at all and now she’s choosing to stay in my arms when I hold her. She’s even started asking me to pick her up and cuddle her! We’re making real progress here and I really think she’s starting to trust me. You have no idea how good that makes me feel, considering how she was a frightened stray when she was first found.

3) As always:


This is your weekly reminder that #FacebookIsTrash.

4) You’ve probably heard the whole thing about cats and boxes. Well, it’s true. I snagged a box from work, brought it home, threw Lulu’s towel in it and a fleece blanket on top of it, and she’s got a kitty cave. She’s been chewing on the edges and sides of her new box–fine by me, as it gives her something to do–but hasn’t used it as a scratching post quite yet. Maybe she’ll do that later. But hey, it’s a nice, cheap kitty toy and Lulu seems to love it!

5) Here is another thing:

Gigantamax Pokémon. I wish I could say that I’m excited for this, but I’m not. Because each and every damned one of them is from Kanto. Seriously. GF just had to fart out yet another shitty form for Charizard but do you see any signs of Venusaur or Blastoise? Nope, fuck those two. Nobody cares about them. It’s all about the wanna-be badass fire dragon, oh, and Eevee and Pikachu, to a lesser degree. The only one that made me smile was Meowth, because “Long cat is long”. The lone good thing about this? We’ll only see it in these games, then it’ll disappear like a fart in the breeze. You think I kid? I do not, as Megas have been scrapped entirely. Z Moves? They’re gone, too. Gigantamaxing awaits the same fate.

6) Wednesday was International Pronouns Day. I might be tardy to the party–I prefer “fashionably late”–here are mine, in case you are curious:


7) Last night, we had no supervisors. None. I have no idea if they were all sick and had to call in or if the schedule schedule was that poorly written out so that everyone had the day off or a combination of both. But we had managers running the front end while everyone at the door more or less took care of themselves. To call it a cluster would be generous; we have a little bit over two months until Christmas, we’re understaffed, and no one has the first clue how to schedule any department properly. I don’t see this getting much better any time soon. The holiday shopping season is going to blow chunks.

On that ever so positive note, we’ll draw this to a close. Stop by again for more half-baked half thoughts about nothing particularly interesting. Until then, see you soon everybody!

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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