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An anecdote about cats. That's new!

Mr Pedia informs me that the cats do not simply wake me up at 5am every morning. Well, they do wake me up then, but it's not as straightforward as "I'm hungry, get up now hyuman". Apparently they sit and watch me for a while, very patiently. At the first sign of motion or wakefulness from me, they move in and meow/stand on top of me/knead me with claws out/pounce on my toes/etc. He has observed this on several mornings now. And yes, you might well ask why he didn't proactively feed them since he was obviously awake already. Apparently he was fascinated to observe that they were waiting for me to wake up. Sort of. Also, he didn't count, even though he feeds them about half the time. I'm the one they're watching.

It's so nice to be loved.

Tasks for today:
Finish giles_watchers newsletter. [done]
Comment on all *hic* stories. [not done]
Poke at my own story (but it is not a writing day, so not poking is okay).
And there are a bunch of boring tasks like "fold laundry", but I'm pretending those don't exist.

I had a good writing weekend, strangely. I wrote 3000 entirely new words. In two different stories, alas, but they were new words! That's 3000 words more than the entire month of December produced, so I'm going with "pleased" as a response.
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My cat Bastet does exactly the same thing! As long as she thinks that I'm still asleep she doesn't try to wake me up but the moment she catches any sign of wakefulness, sees any move, she begins her morning ritual that involves meowing, licking my face and hands, and pulling my hair.
I have tried to fool her but she's way too smart or too good an observer. She got me every time!
They are devious & observant animals, these cats. Also, motivated. We are their food sources, after all, so they have a big incentive to figure out how to smack us and get the food into their bowls.
Pathetic but true: I looked at Pinpoint but couldn't figure out how to make their thingy appear on my toolbar so's I could tag. How did I ever manage to get Delicious to work? :/
Go here: http://pinboard.in/howto/#saving

See the bookmarklet called "popup"? Drag & drop that onto your bookmarks bar. Or use the "pop up with tags" version if you want a tag cloud to click on. Either one works! Once you're there, it's exactly like using Delicious was.
I got it to work. Thanks, pal. I'm a dope. I was trying to drag it to that spot above my bookmarks bar where the delicious stuff sits. You know, next to that little housey thing.