Cat first. Thanks for the comments on snips, jabs and other stuff. They’re all things I’d already thought about but as she/he/it isn’t technically mine, they’ll have to wait until I’ve spoken to Mr and Mrs Missing Link.
Her (we’re sticking to “her” for the moment) appetite does worry me, as the Kit-e-Kat tin says that cats rarely overeat. This thing seems to need food more than any other cat I’ve known. She’s licked the butter off two slices of Kim’s toast, then had a damn good shot at eating the toast itself. She’s also fond of salt and vinegar crisps once they stop escaping by sliding along the carpet when she’s licking them. Don’t get me wrong, she doesn’t stop at licking the salt off. Oh, no. I have never before heard a cat crunching Square Crisps.
Photos have been taken and will be published somewhere when I can be arsed. Be patient.
In other news… NTL have had to apologise after someone hacked their system and left a rather offensive message for those queueing for its customer support (rated as being the second worst in the country). Reports vary as to it’s content (check the BBC and Ananova versions), but it’s basically:
“Hello. You are through to NTL customer services. We don’t give a fuck about you. We are never here. We will just fuck you about, basically, and we are not going to handle any of your complaints. Just fuck off and get a life”
All in broad Geordie – or, possibly more correctly, “North East accent”. After all, all you bloody foreigners can’t tell a Geordie from a Smoggie from a mackem.
Also rather entertaining is the upcoming release of Crap Towns II, the sequel to a little book that came out 2 or 3 years ago. Basically, the result of a daft survey, but the results make pleasant reading.
Hull’s dropped from top to 19th, but the new top ten are as follows:
1 – Luton
2 – Windsor
3 – Sunderland
4 – Glasgow and Edinburgh (joint)
6 – Clapham
7 – Bath
8 – Nottingham
9 – Corby
10 – Middlesbrough
Nice to see the mackems (apparently “not so much a town as a mortuary”) and the Smoggies in there, while proper North East cities don’t feature. I’m surprised at Bath, but it is boring as hell and bloody expensive. And too near Bristol, which is a right shithole. Shame as it’s lovely otherwise.