18 July 2012

Just figured out I could do a minor in philosophy. Wondering if I could hack it. I have succeeded with flying colours in the past but when my illness intervenes (the last time I tried) it all goes blank. Doing this would give my remedial year an injection of intellectual interest. And history and philosophy of science is where my focus has been. It's a more realistic area to focus a MA in than Chinese history, that's for sure. Although China is more charming than an outsider could ever fathom. I read Chinese history books for fun, and I never read European history books for fun.

14 comments:

Boris Kane said...

Fun is where it's at.

lostgander said...

I was just looking at the website for my local SPCA (where Farley came from) and they list "cat cuddler" as a volunteer position. I think I will apply. I realize this comment is not relevant to your post, but whatever. Philosophy, why not? I say do it. Think how wise it will make you.

wrenna said...

Thank you Boris. Now it is just the battle of how many classes I want to take versus how many I can reasonably complete. Currently I have two times too many classes.

Cat cuddler, what a job! Philosophy may not make me wise but it might help indulge my logical side.

lostgander said...

Maybe you should study ailuromancy instead.

wrenna said...

Today the dog started barking at 6:30 am and the cat snuggled up extra to make her jealous. When I came home he lay down on his back in the middle of the carpet. He didn't eat much this morning. Based on this information I expect it to continue to be a sticky day.

I attracted a long-haired calico cat at the shelter today. She looked as if she were wearing smudgy black eyeliner and wanted to be petted and sit in my lap. It was all a bit urgent for me, although I did enjoy the attention. Another cat tried to escape through the ceiling again, but I had moved the cat carriers to thwart her climb. I predict thundershowers in the coming days.

lostgander said...

You certainly seem to have a predilection for such activity. Not to mention ready access to the necessary furry resources. Let me know if it rains. We had hail here tonight.

wrenna said...

Soon you will have the furry resources as well! I will let you know. The official forecast is for a chance of rain after noon tomorrow.

lostgander said...

It's raining here now again. Thunderstorms! This is the most rain we've had in weeks, possibly months. Most of the states are experiencing unprecedented drought conditions. The plants will be pleased.

lostgander said...

Why do the cats keep trying to escape through the ceiling? I find this fascinating for some reason.

wrenna said...

It's been pouring rain for three and a half hours, since 6 am. The rain came early.

It's the same cat that keeps trying to escape through the ceiling. I thought she was adopted but someone brought her back. You should see her get up there: she jumps from the ground half way up the cages and then climbs. She is also the only cat I've ever seen jump all the way down, which must be a fall of six feet. She can see the dark where part of the ceiling tile is missing.

lostgander said...

I want that cat.

wrenna said...

I'm sorry I don't have a picture of her with me. She is a small maine coon tortie with a long rectangular light mark under her whiskers on the left side of her face. She has large eyes and a really very beautiful face. Her name is Tippy, so you'll probably want to come up with a new one. You can contact Chris, who does adoptions, at berlinerkid@yahoo.ca.

lostgander said...

Do they ship across the border or do I have to come there?

wrenna said...

I don't think they normally do either so you would be a pioneer.