Hmmology – episode 19: The World According to Hamsters

Marlene meh

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Back to my point.

For animals, the world was never really born as much as it was passed the baton by whatever long forgotten cock-up had preceded it. Which I personally find to be much more realistic.

Now, although there is unity in vision there is also room for diversity, because there are two schools of thought regarding how animals perceive this primordial state. One of them argues that there initially was a pile of steaming manure, while the other purports it was a forever-decaying carcass.

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Why I’m not pulling a Lebowitz just yet…

writers blockade

I thought it might be a good idea to revisit the blog with a brief ‘I’m still here!’ message and some evening musings.

Now, as I said in a post from a few months ago, I haven’t gone anywhere, it’s just that life sometimes catches up with you and some things fade into the background. Or, you know, possibly, you get lazy or don’t find enough motivation to keep a steady writing schedule. I mean, who knows, it could be anything. Possibly a bit of everything in a delicious mix. Continue reading “Why I’m not pulling a Lebowitz just yet…”

Hmmology – episode 11: Nibbles

Mr and Ms Sheeple

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‘OK, so let’s say we kind of have an ally now. How do we get the ball rollin’?’ Bifidus asked, snatching some cat treats from me. Oh, and by the way, if you were wondering why we – a hamster and a dog… a hamster and a man – were snacking on cat nibbles, know this: cat treats are the animal world’s cocaine. Continue reading “Hmmology – episode 11: Nibbles”

Hmmology- episode 10: Cotton, button and the high life

cat empathy

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‘Well, gentle…men?,’Bifidus seemed like a confusing apparition even for the more bohemian type like Buga, `if you’re looking for advice in the saving the day department, I’m afraid I’m not your gal. Not anymore. Not since the good old days…` Continue reading “Hmmology- episode 10: Cotton, button and the high life”

Hmmology – episode 9: Brainstorm of the unwilling

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‘OK, I have something!’

Next thing you know, we were asking for an appointment with the Tsar of the button lobby in their impressive art-deco-crossed-with-a-beetle HQ, complete with their cringe worthy motto: `Buttons: for when a zipper just ain’t gonna  fly`. Continue reading “Hmmology – episode 9: Brainstorm of the unwilling”

Hmmology – episode 8: Sheeple with the best of them

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I looked in the general direction of my chest and there they were…

The plumpest, wiggliest, perkiest bosoms I could imagine, ironically now so close to me I could even conceivably touch them. Although I still felt the need to be cautious. Continue reading “Hmmology – episode 8: Sheeple with the best of them”

Hmmology – episode 7: Zip it!

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‘Sooo…. care for some mustard?’, I said, trying to change the subject.

‘Meh… why not? Hit me up.’

Chomping away at that particularly delicious dog, I suddenly noticed a figure, frantically waving in the distance.

‘Say, who’s that guy?’ Continue reading “Hmmology – episode 7: Zip it!”

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”