Bored, Part I: The Desk of a Packrat

It. Is. Still. Gray. And. Drizzly.  Only now it’s warm and drizzly instead of cold and drizzly.  Everyone is starved for sunshine.  I’ve been wanting to take Sigyn to the zoo for weeks, but we haven’t had a sunny day since the New Year began.

Still, every dark, damp cloud has a silver lining, and the good thing about all this gray, miserable weather, is that the human female has been sick and she is currently mute, except for that horrid cough.

I’m bored, and since it’s too wet to go exploring outside, Sigyn and I have decided to see what mischief  adventures we can get up to closer to home.  Today we shall brave…. the Human Female’s Desk!

Our first find is:  Food!  No surprise there.  She’s always gobbling something.

pretzels

Help yourself.  She doesn’t need another snack anyway, especially a salty one.  She’ll just  swell up like a balloon.

Great Frigga’s hairpins!  Look at the clutter on this corner of the desk!  There must be a hundred sticky notes and bits of paper.  Doesn’t she ever tidy this up?  Ugh!  And that page-a-day!  Kitteh-speak!  I may hurl.

oldcd

Sigyn is entranced by the picture of the man in the snow.  Dearest, that is a Yule album.  That should give you some idea of when the last time was the human female put anything away.

Fisi!  What are you doing here?  I thought I told you to stay home today!  Then again, a slavering hyena couldn’t make this piece of real estate any less of a pig-sty, so knock yourself out.

Hmm.  What’s this in front of the keyboard?  A hurried jotting of a discount code that the human female could have applied to the two dozen stools she just ordered from this exact same vendor. . .

missed coupon

. . .Had she not ordered them on the seventeenth.  What’s the rest of that scribbling?  Sigyn says it’s a genetics problem involving eye color in fruit flies.  I don’t know…  That’s a lot of X’s and males and females…  I think she’s planning an orgy.  That could get her fired!  I’d better put this on her boss’ desk.

Ooo!  What is this thing?

weirdpod1

It’s round and woody and hollow, like a little pot.

And it’s full of these weird, hard-coated wedges.

weirdpod2

It’s either some new-fangled human-feeder, like the pellet machines at petting zoos or those treat balls that make a dog work for its noms,  or the fruit of some member of the Lecythidaceae.  I’d say all are equally likely.

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3 comments

  1. Wow, I never would have guessed what that wooden container/pod thingee was! I had no idea what Brazil nuts or their relatives looked like prior to arriving at a store! So – how do are they dispersed if the pods are “:indehiscent “? Do the pods rot? Do animals open them?

    And I thought the comment about Loki being twisted and salty was cute!

    PS – I want my 100 bonus points for knowing that “Fisi” means hyena in Swahili!

    On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 11:14 AM, Loki Speaks… wrote:

    > lokispeaks posted: “It. Is. Still. Gray. And. Drizzly. Only now it’s warm > and drizzly instead of cold and drizzly. Everyone is starved for > sunshine. I’ve been wanting to take Sigyn to the zoo for weeks, but we > haven’t had a sunny day since the New Year began. Still, ever” >

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