Category: Personal

  • Welcome, Lucifer!

    Alex and I were in Oxford for a week so I could attend and present at a conference. While away, my sister watched our cat and made sure he didn’t get too lonely. It worked well because Dixon didn’t hate us when we returned late on Sunday night and he hasn’t been angrily ignoring us […]

  • Bitten by the gardening bug

    Back in October, Alex and I moved into a new apartment. (We had spent only a year in our previous place. The apartment wasn’t bad but the landlord was greedy.) When apartment hunting, I specifically looked for one with outdoor space because I was hankering for some gardenin’. At a certain point, though, I’d given up on finding […]

  • Many names

    These are the names I call my cat: Dixon Dixie Dix Cat Kitty Kitty Face Kitty Butt Dixie Face Dixie Butt Butter Bean Butt Bean Butt Face Kiska (from the Russian киска, meaning “kitty”) Kiska Face Kiska Butt Butt Bunny Bunny Butt Zayats (from the Russian заяц, meaning “hare” or “rabbit”) Zai This list has been seven […]