purple_pen: (Default)
[personal profile] purple_pen
1. The vagaries of the kitty adventure spirit. To whit: I'm moving in three days (oh God, what was I thinking?!) and so all my stuff is in boxes. My cat, while a little freaked, sees this as basically an adventure playground (well, and so do I, but she sees it as a good thing, while I see it as the reason I have bruised shins at four in the morning). However, while she had no problem scrambling up and down a canvas wardrobe, apparently jumping from my shoulder-height bookcase to my dining table is a bridge too far and requires kitty-weeping until rescue appears.

Good thing she doesn't go out - I don't think the local fire fighters would turn out for a cat in a tree, and I'm not going up after her.

2. Why isn't there a collective word for sibling and sibling's partner? Like parents, children, cousins, or, well, siblings. Or in-laws. No, it's all 'my sister and her husband.' Or, worse, 'my sister and her sister-in-law.' Ye gods.

See also: aunt and uncle.

Seriously though, time the world got on that one please. A friend of mine suggested 'slaw' as in sister and brother-in-law, but, well, a, that sounds ridiculous, and, b, that sounds like it ought to be referring to my brother-in-law and his sister, not my sister.

Not that I've come up with anything better.
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
Account name:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
HTML doesn't work in the subject.


Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.


purple_pen: (Default)

August 2013

252627282930 31

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Oct. 23rd, 2017 08:03 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios