Wednesday, January 18, 2006

A few stupid little things

I haven't said much lately, because I haven't had much to say.

I am such a stereotypical girl. We found a half-grown stray cat this weekend and couldn't resist taking him in. Plus, there was an article on endangered Kamchatka bears in the new National Geographic, and they showed a bloody bear body with skull, flayed by poachers, and I gasped and cried.

I can be butch. Today my wife took the cat to the vet for a checkup. I was relieved that the checkup was half-price. The vet is boarding the cat. He's very sweet and pretty; I'm sure he'll have a home. But L'Ailee cried at the idea that someone may not. I hate to hear my woman cry.

I am so thrilled I got to hear and see Sinead O'Connor in concert, because once again, she cancelled the last leg of the tour. Illness, she says. Don't know whose or what kind of illness. I just hope whoever it is will be okay, and my fellow and sister fans on the West Coast get another opportunity. But nobody loves her for her reliability.

Speaking of Sinead, I like to practice my belly-dancing to her music. (For some reason, her voice makes my hips move. ;-) I now have another dance class--ceili, which is Irish, mostly jigs and reels. My belly-dancing instructor asked me if I would be practicing ceili to Middle Eastern music.

Oh! And y'all know I like stupid labels, right?

On my can of Clorox Lavanda (Lavender, in Spanish) Disinfecting Wipes:

Not for cleaning or sanitizing skin.
Do not use as a diaper wipe or for personal cleansing.

Clorox wipes are bleach-free (and that's another stupidity--wouldn't you think they'd have bleach?), and these smell good, but it's still a little scary to me that this part of the label was actually NEEDED.


scrappy rose said...

label warnings are hysterical... I'd love to read a whole book of them...

BostonPobble said...

I'm often frightened by label warnings for that very reason. Who did THAT to make them realize they needed to tell the rest of us NOT to??????

Writer Mom said...

You've been memed, my dear. Just thought I'd let you know.

SassyFemme said...

Some of those labels are just plain weird. Can you imagine having the job to make those things up? Having to think of every possible stupid @$$ thing someone could do with them? Hmmm, that might actually not be such a bad job to have! :)

How come you guys didn't keep the kitty? Oh, and you just got huge karma points for resucing it! :)

Rowdy Theologian said...

I had tickets to see Sinead in Austin next month, big bummer, but no real surprise. The only other news I could find on her cancellation was that she went AWOL last week for a scheduled TV performance. I suspect whatever it is it's not good since they cancelled shows that were over a month away. said...

Those labels always crack me up too. You know someone had to do it, or thry wouldn't be telling us not to!

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

I also find the label warnings funny sometimes.

dondon009 said...

What do you mean, do not use as a diaper wipe?

Don't you want those bottoms disinfected, sparkly clean and nice smelling......?