Hmmonoly – episode 6: Get a job or get a tattoo. Or both

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Next thing I know, I’m involved in this crazy sampling of bucket-list items. It was all a race to see ‘the ten places you had to see before you die’, or getting overwhelmed by those 50 books you should read before you drop dead or something. Continue reading “Hmmonoly – episode 6: Get a job or get a tattoo. Or both”

Hmmology – episode 5: Of hamsters and hats

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It all started when I met Bifidus. I mean, not really, life has had it in for me for quite a while, but for the sake of creating some semblance of a story and suspense, let’s just accept this meeting as the starting point of my extravagant new brand of misery.

Bifidus was a hamster, and as such, one of his most essential traits was a short lifespan. To be more precise, a lifespan that was somewhere between too short for one to actually care about the futility of it all and reasonably long to not feel the urgency of it. But my miniature friend wanted to leave a mark, and fast. A smudge, basically. Continue reading “Hmmology – episode 5: Of hamsters and hats”

Hmmology – episode 4: Life… and how you learn to ignore it

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‘So, how’s life in the living statue business, buddy?`

This was the question-in-lieu-of-a-greeting used by one of the shaggy dogs from Zeus’ entourage who would come by every three days, sporting a different coiffeur of caked mud on his head. I probably should remember his name, but I refuse to do so with creatures that wash biennially. A wash a year, keeps the friends near. Continue reading “Hmmology – episode 4: Life… and how you learn to ignore it”

Hmmology – episode 3: Bane of Zeus

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As a deity, you know you’ve hit rock bottom when pets get named after you. But you know you’ve really gone magmatic when you share a fallen deity’s name with your neighbors’ pet. I wasn’t always called Coco, my name used to be Zeus… Continue reading “Hmmology – episode 3: Bane of Zeus”