March 20th, 2005



Uncle Bonsai last night with tani_chick and thingunderthest was a total blast. They played songs I hadn't thought of in years, and several that were totally new to me. It was a "dinner concert" and we had a table right up front - not that there was really a bad seat in the house - so it was very much the rare sort of thing that makes live performances worth braving crowds for, for me.

the return of the wildlife

Ah spring, when the world burgeons with fecundity! Birds in the rafters, cats whining at the doorways, and when I drop one of my vitamins on the floor and fail to pick it up, ants. Keep your henges and your star-stuff; I know spring is here when it's dragged in by the critters.

In the torn-between-irksome-and-cool category, uly was telling me about the time the ants made a trail from one end of the house to the other, having discovered a plant in one of the windows. They were putting aphids on it.

At least they are not carpenter ants - in fact they apparently are inimical to carpenter ants, so that's something. Mostly they come for the cat food - although we recently switched brands. We'll see if they find it still to their taste; the cats have been less than impressed, certainly, though healthier.

It's practice living in harmony with nature, that's it. Although I am much happier living in this sort of harmony with nature now someone has invented the Ziploc bag.