Monday, 27 April 2009

Scanmongering Monday :: Fearful & Aggressive

Towards the end of last year, I discovered I had relatives that I'd never known about. This was wonderful news. Now one of them has died. This is not so wonderful. Furthermore, it's going to have wide-reaching, life-changing repercussions, the most obvious of which is that it looks like I'll be leaving London. Soon. In fact, I've already left London - but only for this week. I'm up north for a funeral. I'll be back at the end of the week, and then - because my landlord is a heartless, grasping devil who is making me want to scream and smash things - I'll have a couple of days to clear everything out of my house and flee.

Strange - and it has to be said, pretty fucking horrible - times.

But it could be worse. It could be my funeral this afternoon. That would be worse. And I do, in general, have my health. So. Life goes on. And with that in mind, here's this week's Bookscan. Name the book and claim the prize. Actually there's no prize this week. Just name the book.

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15 comments:

rivergirlie said...

i'm condoling. and i didn't even know that was a verb

Tim Footman said...

A friend of mine discovered reached the age of about 25 before she discovered that her father had had a previous marriage, which had produced her two half-brothers. Her parents decided to tell her because her half-brother had managed to set fire to himself, and was in intensive care. He promptly died, and the first time she met her other sibling was at the funeral.

daisyfae said...

more condoling... although i've never been much at condolishness (seems a genetic failure of some sort). on the bright side, there's just that much more fodder for your memoirs...

"She's Just Not That Into You - a dating guide for felinophiles".

Beleaguered Author said...

How to Talk to Your Cat.

or maybe Dancing With Cats.

Sorry to hear things are bad. Funerals are never fun.

What a stupid thing I just said. Sorry.

AndrewM said...

'Doctoe Doolittle's Handy Hints for Communing with animals'.

Sorry to hear about your problems.

I recommend an immersion. More beer or bigger women, you choose.

Some Chilean Woman said...

"The Animal Whisperer's Guide to Your Pet's Emotional Health"

Licks,

Carla.

SugarCain said...

I'm here for the condoling. So sorry for your loss.

I can never think of something to say that is clever enough for this blog, so I usually just hang my head and go away to ponder.

angelique

Catofstripes said...

Actually funerals can be fun. But maybe not if you don't know anyone. So, some sort of socially appropriate comment here in a non-threatening and friendly sort of way.

I'm confused about the connection with long lost rellies and homelessness but no doubt all that will become clear. Do you have somewhere to go?

I think the book isn't 101 things to do with a Dead Cat and because of that I have no further suggestions but whoever wrote/drew it hadn't really seen many cats had they?

Rowan said...

Is that from The Silent Miaow?

Sorry to hear about your relative, hope it goes OK

Lady Julia said...

I'm sorry to read that you are having such difficulties in your life. Do you have some place to go after you leave your house? :(

Beleaguered Author said...

I've just been swimming and I feel so much better. Don't forget exercise cures depression! Well. Alleviates, anyway.

oatmeal girl said...

You really do move an awful lot. I'm sorry so much is being upheaved all at once.

annie.sh said...

I'm sorry to hear about the moving again, but more sorry to hear about the funeral. I saw on your twitter you'd seen a (I'm presuming the) body. I've been to a lot of open coffin funerals and find it's very good for both helping you accept the situation and giving you a last chance to say goodbye. The other thing I'm always struck by is how, irrespective of what one believes, dead, people usually look so different than they did when alive, even if it's just a matter of hours.


Thinking of you and your family.

a

DeliaBlack's Blog said...

I am sorry for your loss. At least you still have your looks...

Anonymous said...

Chip up! Pity you're leavin the smoke - would've liked to've met n supped the ale with you sometime.

Psycho Kitty?: Understanding Your Cat's Behaviour
by Pam Johnson

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