a higher quality of nothing, striving toward something


Goblin fried the Fios box and we need a new one. Now I’m trying to get HBOGO set up on the Roku – which I had to find in a box still packed in the basement and set it up on the living room tv – and the activation screen doesn’t work on an iPad, which is a pain and we have to yell codes up and down the stairs.

Joxer just peed on the bedroom curtains. Last week he peed on the entryway curtains. He’s been peeing on laundry in the laundry room and once on my shoes. This week he’s going to the vet to see if something is physically wrong and then, unfortunately, he’s going to be confined to the downstairs bathroom for litter box retraining. It’s drastic, but this cannot continue.

Xena is scratching the dining room rug every time I turn around, but I can’t even be mad at her because we no longer have the flat cardboard scratchers she prefers because… Oh… Joxer has been peeing on those, too.

It’s times like these that make me laugh when experts talk about how great pets are for relieving stress.