Monday, September 1, 2014
So I got a kitten. His name is Vronsky. When I got him I had all these visions of cuddling and purring and sweetness. For the first few days, that is what I got. He was found/rescued and he was obviously separated from his mother a little bit sooner than he should have been. My visions have proven to be foolish hopes on my part. I have, in fact, adopted a bloodthirsty savage going through a vicious teenage phase.
The pictures will not support the above statements, but they are faithful and true. Proven by the fact that my arms, hands, and feet are covered in scratches. And yet I love him still. Well, as much as I am capable of loving an animal.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
I have finally finished Anna Karenina! I cannot believe I actually finished it. I am so glad that I read it, but it definitely does not have a fast-moving plot that makes for an easy read. A few excerpts I enjoyed:
"The familiar details came out: the stag's horns, the bookshelves, the looking-glass, the stove with its ventilator, which had long wanted mending, his father's sofa, a large table, on the table an open book, a broken ash tray, a manuscript book with his handwriting. As he saw all this, there came over him for an instant a doubt of the possibility of arranging the new life, of which he had been dreaming on the road. All these traces of his life seemed to clutch him, and to say to him: "No, you're not going to get away from us, and you're not going to be different, but you're going to be the same as you've always been; with doubts, everlasting dissatisfaction with yourself, vain efforts to amend, and falls, and everlasting expectation of a happiness which you won't get, and which isn't possible for you."
“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”
“He was not to blame for having been born with his unbridled temperament and his somehow limited intelligence.”
"Every heart has its skeletons."
~ Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
Friday, August 22, 2014
One of my goals this year was to go to Portland. I got to go in July to stay with some extremely lovely and hospitable friends of mine. I loved Portland! People were nice, the city was clean, and everything was so picturesque. It was charming and had a bit of a quaint feel without actually being quaint. Also, the food was off the charts good. I ate like a pig.
This picture happened because I am immature and there was no way I could NOT take a picture of such things.