cats, general wackiness, humor, writing

Cats, Cats, Everywhere Cats, Vol. 3

In celebration of my upcoming book release – The Cat’s Guide to Human Behavior – I will be spamming you gracing you with various hilarious (to me, anyhow), carefully selected cat videos, pictures, and gifs. Enjoy, my lovelies!

I’ve got stuff to do, stuff to knead, stuff to …. zzzzzz

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Weeeeeeeeeeeee!
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Thought you could lock me out in the cold, did you? I’ll show you …
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Whatcha doin’? Huh?
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This one speaks for itself.
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Also, I can’t seem to embed any videos here for some odd reason (suggestions, anyone?) but this video of Cats Stealing Dogs’ Beds is most excellent!

inspiration, travel, writing

The Answer for When Nothing’s Working Right

I have many ways of getting bogged down on my writing projects, or on household chores, or whatever. I’m really quite accomplished at getting stuck in the proverbial mud and flailing around, causing a lot of mess but getting absolutely no where. Then procrastination sets in, frequently accompanied by intense, incessant whining. My close writing friends know all about it.

Frustration

It all comes down to a lack of perspective, I suppose. After all, when you’re in the mud it’s hard to see the same sights as when you’re atop a mountain overlooking a verdant valley.

I have one surefire remedy for a lack of perspective – conundrums in my writing, and a general lack of creativity and inspiration in many areas of my life, actually.

Travel.

It never fails. Put me on a bus, train, plane or ferry and suddenly the ideas are flowing, a nonstop rushing stream that I step into when it’s not too cold or rough and when I do it’s like the coffers of heaven seem to rain down upon me with creative energy. I think it has to do with stimulation, time, and boredom. In general, when you travel you are bombarded – depending on how far you go from your native surroundings – with different sights, smells, tastes, and sounds. You need to utilize different areas of your brain than you use on a daily basis to figure out how to get on that subway in time to catch that bus with enough money left over to spend it paying admission for that museum full of ancient artifacts and having a relaxing lunch afterward in of jamon, tapas and the local brew while watching the local old men gossip about the day’s happenings. Then you walk down unfamiliar streets to your temporary hotel home, and so on.

In between all the getting from here to there you find yourself waiting, whether it be in the car or on the airplane crammed between fat, snoring men and whiny children.

That time, that new stimuli, that boredom frees your mind from the everyday constraints, and freedom brings ideas, new solutions, and creativity in general. Give it a shot the next time you find yourself inundated with the minutiae of daily existence.

This video here provides the essence of travel in all its eye-popping glory for those who dare:

MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

cats, general wackiness, humor

Cats, Cats, Everywhere Cats – Vol. 2

I kept meaning to post on Caturday (Saturdays) but alas either my wrists are hurting, preventing that, or I’m running around like a chicken with her head cut off or collapsed in exhaustion from said running around and playing Words With Friends on my Kindle Fire – often with kitty snuggling me. And of course you cat lovers know that snuggles cannot be disturbed!

THING ONE:

This is a very sly kitty … moving slow and careful sometimes works wonders.

One cat steals food from another
THING TWO:

Excuse me, but I was looking at that!

Cat opens blind on its own.

THING THREE:

This is what I look like at the grocery store.

Cat pushes cart

THING FOUR:

A security cat. You need this.

Cat chases away racoon

THING FIVE:

If your cat DOESN’T chase away these critters, this is the inevitable result:

Racoon eats popcorn.

THING SIX:

This is my kitty, who scurrilously plots to keep me from my writing duties by plopping down on my lap:

Cat on woman's lap

THING SEVEN:

———> Look in the right hand column … The Cat’s Guide to Human Behavior will debut on November 1st! Comment here to be notified when it’s out! Or visit the publisher’s site for all the feline-related wonderfulness it provides!

THING EIGHT:

This is the funniest video you will see all week. I can pretty much guarantee it!

https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=715744905109625