And yet another four;

Reading:
Stephen King, “Everything’s Eventual”. I found this abandoned in a suitcase.

Listening:
The snores of the Little Dog, who sadly seems just as loud and snorty at night as the Brown Dog.

Watching:
Endless episodes of UFC, which is some sort of fighting… thing. Do not want.

Eating:
I’m having a bit of an avocado binge. The Little Dog likes them too.

Liking:
Renovations! Apart from the cost of said renovations. Let’s not think about that part.

Pondering:
If there is dirty washing in the basket, the cats ignore it… but if it is CLEAN, one of them has made a nest in there within 10 minutes. Five minutes, if it’s black clothes.

Four other oysters followed them,

Reading:
Tad Williams “Otherland” series for possibly the tenth time.

Listening:
To my new shuffle iPod, since I seem to have lost my old Nano. BOO. I loved my old one. At least the new one is still green.

Watching:
The GIGANTIC new TV. Did we need a new TV? No. Do we have one? Apparently so.

Eating:
Chocolate covered licorice. The best bit is that everyone else hates it and I NEVER HAVE TO SHARE.

Liking:
Cups of tea. Especially when someone else makes them for me.

Pondering:
My complete failure to learn the military phonetic alphabet. I am sick of being on the phone and saying “N for… uh… something starting with N… Nicola? No, that’s a name. Nest?” (NOVEMBER, self. November.)

They hadn’t any feet.

Reading:
“The Road”, Cormac McCarthy. Bleak.

Listening:
Les Miserables soundtrack.

Watching:
How does that large white cat fit into that tiny cubby in the cat tree? MAGIC, that’s how.

Eating:
Peanut butter M&Ms. It’s probably for the best I can’t buy them here.

Liking:
House plans. Not so good: putting them into action.

Pondering:
My complete lack of singing ability. I used to be in choir! Admittedly I was twelve, and a lot of things have gone south since then; but still.

And this was odd, because, you know,

Reading:
“Otherland”, Tad Williams. I think I need some new books.

Listening:
The puppy muttering and twitching in his sleep. Quite loud, he is.

Watching:
Huge banks of TVs in electronic shops. Do we need a new TV? Really?

Eating:
Chicken schnitzel rolls. It’s a sickness.

Liking:
New cowboy boots! Canada, you have been good to me.

Pondering:
The inherent crapness of traffic. Westgate roadworks, I’m looking at YOU.

Their shoes were clean and neat–

Reading:
Guidebooks and the TomTom screen. Turn left. LEFT!

Listening:
Mr. T’s endless CD of mp3′s in the rental car. Yes, there is such a thing as too much Guns N Roses.

Watching:
Elk! Snow! Deer! Chipmunks! Mountains!

Eating:
Twinkies! (Note to self: Still don’t like Twinkies. Stop eating them.)

Liking:
Cheesecake pancakes counts as birthday cake, right? That’s TWO types of cake, practically.

Pondering:
Ah, holidays. If work didn’t pay me, I’d never go. Which is sort of the point, I guess.

Their coats were brushed, their faces washed,

Reading:
Trip Advisor. You people are never satisfied! You like nothing! NOTHING!

Listening:
Lady GaGa. Not because I particularly want to, but because she’s unavoidable.

Watching:
Awful, awful infomercials. I need to go to bed earlier.

Eating:
Easter eggs. And Easter bunnies. I don’t discriminate.

Liking:
Anticipating the upcoming holiday WHEEEE

Pondering:
If the Australian dollar will stay strong. That’s right, my pretty…

All eager for the treat:

Reading:
House and Garden magazine. I am pulling this house into shape if it kills me.

Listening:
“Me and Julio down by the School Yard”, Paul Simon. On repeat. Many times.

Watching:
Seinfeld re-runs on Go! channel. Ah, Seinfeld.

Eating:
Grapefruit

Liking:
Summer weather – not too hot, not too cold, even for me.

Pondering:
This yoga business is not nearly as easy as it looks.

But four young Oysters hurried up,

  • Reading:
    “The Talisman”, Stephen King. Some light beach reading.
  • Listening:
    “Wonder”, Lisa Mitchell
  • Watching:
    Avatar in 3D. OooOOoo 3D. I am easily amused, clearly.
  • Eating:
    Full cooked breakfasts down at the Sounds. I could get used to this.
  • Liking:
    New puppies
  • Pondering:
    I want a new camera lens, but I don’t want to spend the money required for it. This will not end well.

To leave the oyster-bed.

  • Reading:
    “The Drowning Tree”, Sarah Goodman
  • Listening:
    “Fireflies”, Owl City
  • Watching:
    Bad, BAD daytime TV while sick
  • Eating:
    Ham. So much haaaam.
  • Liking:
    Christmas! Well, when I’m not sick that is.
  • Pondering:
    Geelong made me very, very sick with a throat infection. Now am I allergic to Geelong or is Geelong allergic to me?

Meaning to say he did not choose

Reading:
The Fionavar Tapestry trilogy. Yes I am crying, I always do. Shut up I will cut you.

Listening:
The high-pitched broken-hearted whining of a dog whose cats won’t play with him.

Watching:
District 9. Prawns! Now I’m hungry.

Eating:
Chicken schnitzel rolls from the chicken schnitzel roll place on Bridge Road. This is very bad and must stop. They KNOW MY NAME.

Liking:
The large sun visors in my new car. Yes, I have simple pleasures. And I am short.

Pondering:
How close IS Christmas, exactly? It seems very far away but I know that is a LIE.