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30 September 2013 @ 08:58 pm
I wish I was a Snowshoe  
Just reading through the breed standard, and found this:
"A belly flap commonly occurs and should be neither penalised nor rewarded. Yeah that's my kind of description. *g*

Words are wonderful things. George Orwell was particularly good at them - his review of the novel Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky contained this gem - "... a huge, well-meaning book, as shapeless and inert as a clot of frog-spawn".

And to put those words in - I love my new notebook. I keep an A4 notebook on my desk at work, so I can easily record the details of telephone conversations; this is the one I bought yesterday.

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Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on September 30th, 2013 11:10 am (UTC)

If only the rest of the world felt that way about belly flaps. *g*

I LOVE scathing book reviews by famous people. A person favourite is this one from Groucho Marx: From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.

Oooh and fun new notebook. :D
miwahni: Cats Literary Catmiwahni on September 30th, 2013 11:48 am (UTC)
There should be a belly flap club. I'd join. Hell, I could be president!

Ooh your Groucho Marx review had me giggling. He had a brilliant way with the funny put-down.
Merlin Pendragon: Hiver - parcmrlnpndrgn on September 30th, 2013 11:32 am (UTC)
I wish I was a Snowshoe

When I read that, I thought "Considering she hates weather under 20°C, why would she want to be a snowshoe?".
And then I read the entry and understood the thing is probably a cat...

Not here :-)
miwahni: Cats BIrmanmiwahni on September 30th, 2013 11:50 am (UTC)
Yes it's a cat - a cat which is not to be penalised for belly flaps. That's my kind of cat! *g*
Merlin Pendragon: exercise hard eat fiber die anywaymrlnpndrgn on September 30th, 2013 01:15 pm (UTC)
a cat which is not to be penalised for belly flaps. That's my kind of cat!

Yes, me too!
entropy_house: cat-marianentropy_house on September 30th, 2013 03:53 pm (UTC)
Cool notebook! And I vote for the neutrality of belly flaps as well. :^)
miwahni: Cats BIrmanmiwahni on October 1st, 2013 11:03 am (UTC)
Belly flaps should be like Switzerland.
entropy_house: cat-marianentropy_house on October 1st, 2013 01:35 pm (UTC)
Full of chocolate?
miwahni: Aussie Aussie Aussiemiwahni on October 1st, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
That would work... though I was meaning it in the sense that Switzerland retained its neutrality throughout the second world war. *g*
entropy_houseentropy_house on October 1st, 2013 10:07 pm (UTC)
Also, there's a lot of money in Swiss banks... I used to carry my cash in a money belt- I bet a belly flap would disguise that well. :^)