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Best of all? Shog saved bacon for me!

I awoke an hour and a half ago to find myself blanketed by cats, bolstered by dog, and without Shog. He was doing dishes. Dishes! Why? Because I've not been doing dishes for the same reason that I occasionally refuse to wash "the" towels (they are our towels and dishes, after all), and Shog apparently felt the need to fry bacon to add to an early-morning roast beef, bacon, and cheese sandwich. *snorts* When he saw me, he asked a Very Important Question.

Shog: "Do you ever feel awash in ignorance because of all you don't know? You know, like you're just floating on top of an ocean of information in which you'll never swim? . . . I mean, just what are those holes in waffles called?"

I: "They're dimples. They might have a more technical name, but they're still dimples. . . . Okay, Google, what are the holes in waffles called?"

Google: [Sends us to the language-related Stack Exchange, where we learn that, among Belgian waffle makers, Belgian waffles being, apparently, "the best kind of waffles," waffle holes/dimples are referred to as "pockets."]

I: "There we are, 'adry' in knowledge, and no, I'm not going to make waffles."

Shog: [Pouts.]

I: "I never feel dismayed by all the knowledge I don't know. I accept that I can't know everything, and that upon Cthulhu's eventual rise from R'lyeh, I'll simply have to escape through an extra-astral portal and make a new life for myself in the ruins of his world with the other refugees. . . . You'll always be welcome after your fight against the Old Ones with cold iron is done—unless you've become an actual shoggoth, that is. In that case, we'd have to run tests on you, first."

Shog: "So, if I were a Cylon, you'd kill me outright, but if I became a shambling horror, you'd run tests on me?"

I: "Biddable shambling horrors have their uses."

I then tucked Shog back into bed and fed the fuzzies before trying to get back to sleep, myself, while considering how very much I wouldn't want to be eaten first in the event of Cthulhu's awakening.


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Aug. 10th, 2016 01:11 pm (UTC)
You and Shog have the most bizarre conversations when sober (or is it due to a shortage of sleep). I shudder to think of the conversations you'd have when drunk or (heaven forfend) stoned.

Is excessive literacy to blame? Or are the cats sending their evil thoughts to you?

Edited at 2016-08-10 01:15 pm (UTC)
Aug. 10th, 2016 03:23 pm (UTC)
What is this thing called "excessive literacy" of which you speak? :P

It's possible that, even sober, our states are altered from being in the presence of so many actual books . . . .
Aug. 10th, 2016 03:33 pm (UTC)
You know darned well what it IS!

I'm surrounded by actual books which is why I do NOT own a kindle etc.

Later, alligator.
Aug. 10th, 2016 03:51 pm (UTC)

We both have Kindles and more books than sense. What we don't have is a Lib—"Ook!"
Aug. 10th, 2016 04:32 pm (UTC)
I confess I've read just a few Discworld books though I have several of the movie adaptations.

Library --> Ook --> Orangutan

I had to look up the exact simian that he was. :)

PS: I would probably lust after Sam Vimes.

Edited at 2016-08-10 04:34 pm (UTC)
Aug. 10th, 2016 05:05 pm (UTC)
Vimes is one of my favorite characters! (And Going Postal is my fave Discworld movie.)

Edited at 2016-08-10 05:06 pm (UTC)
Aug. 10th, 2016 05:11 pm (UTC)
I can neither confirm nor deny that I've SEEN them all. (I can't remember details. I think it was at a low point in RL.)

I DID read several of the Rincewind novels though. I remember Luggage.

And I must have seen at least one movie cause I remember the visual of the turtle and 4 elephants. I must go searching among the spindles ... now did I classify it under the individual titles or Terry or Pratchett or Discworld?

PS: The soup is delicious ... maybe a BIT salty. I'll just add more water. :)

Edited at 2016-08-10 05:12 pm (UTC)
Aug. 10th, 2016 05:16 pm (UTC)
You mean to say that you've applied the principle of organization to your DVDs?! *impressed*

Happy lunch!
Aug. 10th, 2016 05:29 pm (UTC)
Applied ... badly.

My organizational method! The living room was like this for about 3 months.

PS: My first impulse was right. Under "T" for Terry. :)

Edited at 2016-08-10 05:59 pm (UTC)
Aug. 10th, 2016 06:03 pm (UTC)
That's much more organized than I am, at the moment. :P
Aug. 10th, 2016 01:13 pm (UTC)
PS: Now I want waffles ... and bacon.

(Da*n you, both.)
Aug. 10th, 2016 03:23 pm (UTC)
Hee! *shares*
Aug. 10th, 2016 03:32 pm (UTC)
Ephemeral waffles and bacon do not fill my empty belly in spite of the kind thought (you heartless tease).

Just for that I'm going downstairs and prepping the ingredients for my Zuppa Toscana with potato gnocchi.
Aug. 10th, 2016 03:50 pm (UTC)

Nooooooooooo! Ephemeral potato gnocchi! *wants*
Aug. 10th, 2016 04:34 pm (UTC)

Aug. 10th, 2016 05:11 pm (UTC)
Aug. 10th, 2016 05:14 pm (UTC)
Sorry, that was just mean.
Aug. 10th, 2016 05:18 pm (UTC)
Aug. 10th, 2016 04:01 pm (UTC)
Mmm. Waffles. And bacon. I love your conversations with Shog.
Aug. 10th, 2016 04:19 pm (UTC)
*waves* I'm happy to share breakfast and conversation. :D
Aug. 10th, 2016 09:07 pm (UTC)
All hail Chthulu!!
Aug. 10th, 2016 10:03 pm (UTC)
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
Aug. 12th, 2016 03:39 am (UTC)
Your conversations are awesome :)
Aug. 12th, 2016 01:14 pm (UTC)
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