These are the cats in my house:

^ This is Chorus, asleep in the in-tray. His usual sleeping spot (on top of the computer monitor with legs hanging over) has been replaced by a laptop, so he's found somewhere new. Once I almost killed him accidentally with a balloon on a string. He's not too bright, but he's very friendly. He belongs to our housemate Dave. Chorus likes finding strange places to sleep, playing with pegs and pistachio shells and annoying the other cats. (As I was writing he was crying in his sleep, I think he must be having a nightmare)

^ This is Rigby. We mind her (permanently) for a friend of C's. We think she might have cat autism. Rigby likes occasional affection and RUINING MY MACBOOK SCREEN WITH HOT CHOCOLATE. I'm starting to get to know her a bit better and I don't feel like killing her any more.

^ This is Mesca sitting on the printer, she is like C's daughter. She's the oldest and smartest cat (and Rigby's mother). Her eyes look like she knows too much and sometimes she seems like a human. She enjoys beating up Chrous, sitting in the sun, curling up under blankets in bed and eating dried fish skeleton treats.

Currently rewatching Diablo Cody/Steven Spielberg's wonderful 'United States of Tara', which is showing on ABC at 9.30 Wednesdays. If you haven't seen it, you should.

I made a rather sizeable, short term life altering decision today. I'm no longer studying this semester. This wasn't the decision I initially set out to make, but I'm going to make it work for me. I'm going to have to wrangle Centrelink and look for some mindless work and I'm going to generally use it as a creative break.