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Madame Meow™
Washington, DC
Attempting to write instead of doing the dishes.
Interests: * interesting people * babies and baby-related issues <----new to me! * cats, weather) * poetry * the art of the subtle, dammit! pervs go away! * religion * food * well-written blogs * pretty things * plants * weather (yes, weather)
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Hi there! Please come visit me at my new place in the Interwebs: http://madamemeow.com Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!
Forty-Three/ThreeSityFive: Tangled, originally uploaded by Madame Meow. What is there not to love about a city filled with idealists? A city molded in marble and cool granite, shaped by utopia and good intentions, pushed around by the ignoramuses but championed by those who love it so. A city daintily set upon a river plain, at the mercy of the tides and the mosquitoes and the leeches and the thieves. A city still ready to love and live again, despite having its heart broken and its pockets ransacked over and over.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2011 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!
You can't expect me to waste perfectly good gum, can you?
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Coffee and Gum, originally uploaded by Madame Meow. The problem with our increasingly connected world is that it gets increasingly and exponentially harder to keep your attention long enough to get to the end of this post. This is part of the reason I picked this picture, because I know you're getting your judgmental on and going, "EW GROSS GUM NEXT TO COFFEE AND I BET SHE CHEWED IT RIGHT AFTERWARD!" Naturally I assume that when you're grossed out you become internet-gauche and walk them fingers over to the Caps... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!
Thank you everyone. I am feeling the love.
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Coffee and Gum, originally uploaded by Madame Meow. The problem with our increasingly connected world is that it gets increasingly and exponentially harder to keep your attention long enough to get to the end of this post. This is part of the reason I picked this picture, because I know you're getting your judgmental on and going, "EW GROSS GUM NEXT TO COFFEE AND I BET SHE CHEWED IT RIGHT AFTERWARD!" Naturally I assume that when you're grossed out you become internet-gauche and walk them fingers over to the Caps... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!
We're more than twenty days into 2011 and I hadn't felt the need to blog. Okay, well, I HAD felt the need to blog, but I just hadn't done it. There is that whole "failed marriage" specter which is kind of clinging to me like a very large and sad cobweb, and which makes it hard to be completely frank and straightforward about many of the thoughts I have been having. But it's the sad truth: marriage, ending. It's amicable. We are working on it. The less that can be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!
Topsy-Turvy (Day three hundred thirty-five, originally uploaded by Madame Meow. Normally I change the name of the post from the original Flickr picture name. However, allow me a STET-type mulligan here. You may have noticed that, 1. Now all my posts come with pictures, 2. I've somehow started using my real name around these here parts, 3. But I've become really cryptic and mysterious, 4. The "Daily" part of the blog's name has become a sad little lie, 5. And that it seems I'm no longer afraid of showing you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2010 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!
But You Should Have Heard What Was Coming Out of My Mouth (Day three hundred twenty-two), originally uploaded by Madame Meow. Just because something is trite, doesn't make it less of a sentiment or less of a truth. Yes, it's trite: said a million times before, sometimes inelegantly and mostly clumsily, but if it's been said it's most likely because it's the truth. Is a sunset any less beautiful-- any less a sunset-- because it's been oohed and aahed and admired and sighed the world over? Does it magically become... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!
A tangled web of streets, leaning slightly in every direction. A spangle of names, some of which trigger primal memories. A third-world city, tucked in amongst the mountains. A wave of patched memories surges from deep inside, but crashes nowhere. It's been twenty years, but that time may as well never have existed. Maybe someday I will be back again and explore something I will not recognize at all. The streets will bend into themselves, making knots and revealing buildings that were never there before Maybe someday I will feel... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2010 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!
A Tiny Crane (Day three hundred eleven), originally uploaded by Madame Meow. This is just a tiny reminder always to find something interesting where others see only garbage. Also, a reminder that sushi can save lives. We will not enter a discussion of how this statement is rendered invalid by the mere existence of the puffer fish. (Fugu you) I hope wherever you are there are scraps of paper that can be turned into friends; the color red to bring you luck; sushi; and alcohol. xoxo Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2010 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!
Precinct Eighty-Eight, originally uploaded by Madame Meow. I don't even know how to describe it, but today was one of the most thrilling days of my life. Today I had an interview for graduate school (*squee*), and sometimes I would become so incredibly excited that no voice would come out-- all that would manage to squeak out of my throat was an excited squawk. And then, as if that were not exciting enough, I got to vote. Ninety years ago, as a woman, I would have had to be content... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!
Driving the Point (Day two hundred eighty-seven), originally uploaded by Madame Meow. Sometimes you don't want to write because you're afraid everything that comes out of your mouth or flows out of your fingertips will be tinged with sadness. Writing stops being a relief and a comfort: it becomes a chore that looms. And then it rains and it turns cold and the sun does not appear for eons, and it's like life is validating you. Back on the saddle now. Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2010 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!
So many numbers to mark so many occasions. Well, today is day number two hundred seventy-one out of three hundred sixty-five, and today I feel proud of having made it this far into my Project 365. So here I am sharing a slideshow of my pictures with you. As my own curator, I am biased about the content; however I can see the evolution of my picture-taking and of the year itself. The darker, more jeweled-toned winter months are contrasted with the sparkle and saturated color of the summer months,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!
Les Jambes (Day two hundred forty-nine), originally uploaded by Madame Meow. You know what is an interesting exercise? Hearing yourself described by a person who is just getting to know you. It gives you a glimpse of what kind of first impression you make, and sometimes it can provide clues as to how people perceive you, as opposed to how you think you are perceived. Perception versus reality: they are not the same thing, but you think they are. You know what else isn't quite the same? What you're saying... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2010 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!
Birthday Bread and Jam!, originally uploaded by Madame Meow. This is a shoutout to my friends. The friends who text funny things; the ones who share awesome music with me and burn me mix CDs all old-school-like; the ones who bake wonderful bread and cookies and make jam from scratch and give it to me for my birthday, which was awesome and a half. The friends who recommend a great place to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner; the ones who cook dinner. The ones who send a million pictures... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2010 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!
Vignette, originally uploaded by Madame Meow. Chances are, if you stare at something long enough, you will find something. What those former and latter "somethings" are can depend on the situation, and on who you are as a person. If you're a regular person, minding your own business, you may give up after a few college-try moments. You may find a few somethings; turn them over in your head; ponder; and then go back to whatever it was you were doing before. If you are more of a Torquemada type,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2010 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!
Heart, originally uploaded by Madame Meow. Dear friend from long ago, Today, I turn thirty-four years old. Yesterday, it would have been your turn. But you're dead. I hadn't thought about you in quite a while; but life being the constant tide of memories that it is, it brought you back to me not too long ago, and reminded me of the fact that we once celebrated our birthdays together. One of thirty-four. It seems like it never really happened. When I think of a inky sky lit up with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2010 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!
Vegan Coy, originally uploaded by Madame Meow. Sometimes, life just sits there, flat and unmysterious and ho-hum. Sounds are dull. Smells are flat. Food tastes bland. Nothing sparkles. But sometimes, you have a secret. Sometimes you feel like you're the center of a happy universe that was built just for your joy and pleasure when you have your secret. The road signs rise up to greet you and the letters dance in your eyes. Their echos whisper in your ear-- they quietly sing a song just for you. Everything shines... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2010 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!
The Hip Not Taken (Day two hundred forty-two), originally uploaded by Madame Meow. It's no secret: I love September. September has its problems, of course: after all, school starts around this time of year and I HATED school for many, many years. I have dramatically revised that view in light of a couple of facts: 1. The more school you attend, the more fun it becomes and 2. Jesus Tap-dancing Christ! Schools take your children for HOURS at a time, and many do it FOR FREE! Are they insane?! Back... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!
First off, a big thank you to those of you who wrote such nice comments on my last entry. A cardinal rule of blogging should be, "Thou shalt not blog in anger or exhaustion." But clearly, cardinal rules of blogging have not been written. Yet. This is a quick post because this Flickr group on the contents of people's bags and backpacks really moved me. It's called simply, "What's in your bag?" If you haven't seen it, I strongly suggest you do. I find it fascinating to see people reduced... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2010 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!
Mid-Atlantic Stream (Day two hundred twenty-four), originally uploaded by Madame Meow. Reflecting, reflecting, reflecting. I am slowly grinding to a standstill. I think I am getting tired of examining my life and that of others; of trying to explain motivations and secret motives and hopes and dreams and longings. I am getting tired of looking at myself and looking at my life as detached as if I'd emptied the contents of my purse and were superciliously trying to inspect those items in their entirety, and the bottom for crumbs and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2010 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!
For What Ails Me (Day two hundred twenty), originally uploaded by Madame Meow. I have tried to explain it to myself, but there is some corner of my brain that refuses to understand. To understand that other people feel differently; to somehow absorb the simple fact that while I obsess about every ache and pain and bother as if they were magnified, others can't hear the screaming of their bodies. Colds are not magnified and built up to biblical-flood proportions-- they just are, and then they go. Needles going into... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!
A Pretty Cyclist (Day two hundred nine), originally uploaded by Madame Meow. Being female sometimes --well, often-- means feeling intimidated by the beauty of other women. We women love to undermine and belittle each other, however subtly. And, let's face it, sometimes it's easy. When we see things we find unflattering, we speak up. We make catty comments. We roll eyes. Yes, yes: it's true! Stereotypes exist for a reason: for every enlightened woman who knows her own beauty and self-worth in both internal and external matters, there are ten... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2010 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!
Public Transportation, Anyone? (Day two hundred four), originally uploaded by Madame Meow. To say that I love the night would be an understatement. Everything that by day looks dirty, grimy, sad or tired, takes on a new coat of paint and shimmers in light when it's dark outside. Night transforms the ugliest, most pissed-upon corners of the city into mysterious alleys, rife with possibilities and innuendo. The magnolias, the tuberoses and the moonflowers emit their most intoxicating notes to drown out the human soil and pollution. By night, the city's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!