February 25, 2005

The hotly anticipated CAT UPDATE

IMMEDIATE DIGRESSION: The title seems like the walking definition of oxymoron, and thus would be a good album title for a high school garage band's almost hip indy release. Assuming the band was no good. I'm just saying.

Remember that Maisy renamed the cat? He has gone from being FRANZ SCHUBERT to being WAFFLES...Sam has picked it up, and Scott and I have taken to calling him Waffles as well. He has actually BECOME Waffles, Waffles ALL THE TIME, and I SWEAR TO YOU his personality has CHANGED SIGNIFICANTLY.

He is so much more CUDDLESOME and HOMEY! He used to CROUCH beside me while I was lifting weights and neurotically CHEW MY HAIR, digging his fangs deep into my scalp. Now he maybe gives my ear a lick in passing. (I am STILL going to end up breaking my nose with the weights if he doesn't QUIT IT, but the lick is BETTER than the GRINDING hair bites). Instead of sleeping in a resentful hunch on my suitcase, buried deep in my closet, constantly stromping the nap and weave of it and pick!pick!picking! at it with his dread prehensile toe-pickers, he GETS ON THE BED, and tucks his massive haunches deep into my armpit, and his eye drifts half shut and he relaxes into jelly and PURRS!

It is as if Maisy's renaming gave him a tortured-musical-genius-ectomy.

I cannot help but wonder if a rose by some other name (say "poopoo") WOULD smell as sweet. The WAFFLES phenom suggests a rose renamed thusly might suddenly smell like something you wouldn't want on your shoe. COULD IT ACTUALLY WORK? I wonder if Joshilyn is some approximation of an ancient word for TORTUROUS NUTBAG. Perhaps I should go to the courthouse and rename myself Relaxa Worrynot. Except that sounds like a homeopathic laxative. But something LIKE that. Serenity Gowithflow. Except that sounds like a failed porn star. You know what I mean. OR HEY! Just WAFFLES. Maybe WAFFLES if the magic word. I can change my name to WAFFLES JACKSON. I will think on it.

It's the cover of the British/Australian/etc ARC!!! WOOT! It came in the mail yesterday, and even though the UK Edition will use the WARNER COVER, they did a special cover for the ARC and WE LIKES IT MY PRESHUS, YES WE DO!


Posted by joshilyn at February 25, 2005 9:48 AM

Speaking of cats and poopoo -- is Waffles the same cat with the weight problem and poopoo butt? Haunches in armpit? I'm just saying.

Posted by: KarenB at February 25, 2005 9:58 AM

I have always wondered what might happen if I changed my name to "Trent Steel". I think I would either be very successful in business to the point of creating and destroying peoples lives, or...
well, lets not discuss the second outcome in this family oriented blog.

Posted by: Shawn B at February 25, 2005 10:21 AM

Ooooooh, happy new ARC cover!
BTW, "Joshilyn" means "happy, joyful, and playful." So I don't think renaming yourself for breakfast foods will change anything! :)

Posted by: Amy at February 25, 2005 10:38 AM

Did you know that Miriam means bitter? DO. NOT. COMMENT.

We likes us the new cover, oh yes!!

Posted by: Mir at February 25, 2005 11:03 AM

Oooh! Pretty UK Ark! Me likee! And what a "grabber" line to put on the front! *thumbs up*

Posted by: David at February 25, 2005 11:53 PM

Gee, do you suppose you could ask Maisy on my behalf to rename my sister-in-law? Just a thought...

Posted by: DebR at February 26, 2005 7:26 AM

Love the new cover. How cool :)

Posted by: AGK at February 26, 2005 10:37 AM