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I spent the entire Sunday making myself presentable for my first appearance at my web development requalification course the next day. I painted my nails (including toes so they look nice in the snow boots), plucked my eyebrows (those which choose to grow elsewhere than in the traditional eyebrow region), applied and unapplied warpaint (aka facial mask) and also ironed my clothes. In the latter I was heavily assisted by the cat—see illustration. I only have one cat, but, like god, she’s omnipresent.

Such daylong care seems excessive, but I like to be presentable when, normally once a week, I dare go out among people. For what I know, I could be raped or run over by a car (tram, train, you name it), and I wish to make a good first as well as last impression. I’d hate to be embarrassed for myself when my disembodied soul (that is, if I had one) watches my remains on the slab, hovering over the pathologist’s snack (I imagine pathologists snack while they work, and I should stop watching crime TV).

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Posted by Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

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  1. do you build websites?

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    1. I’m trying to 🙂 I enjoy it a lot.

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  2. Does it start tomorrow?

    I like to be presentable too, for the exact same reasons you describe here. Not that it will matter, when my soul has departed out the window [they always used to open the window in a room where someone just died, back home, in older days, so that the soul could depart].

    I sometimes wonder what all these professions think about the shows on TV … I mean, the real pathologists, forensic people, detectives and so on … Imagine to have a job that’s so interesting that everyone would want to watch it on TV, or read books about it …

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    1. Awe, thank you for understanding my sentiments! So far, I can happily report that I haven’t died and no one has seen my wonderfully painted toenails yet.

      I don’t know about doctors or pathologists, but academia as it is portrayed on TV is much less fun than sitcoms like the Big Bang Theory suggest.

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  3. I have two thoughts on it 1. A different style of writing has attracted me to your blog, and it’s worth reading! 2. Your cat seems to be really omnipresent as I find her in many of your posts, playing a ‘prominent’ role!

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    1. Thanks a lot for your lovely comment! I’m glad you enjoyed my blog. My cat is indeed my favourite person and no matter how I try to avoid it, she’s pretty much a constant motive here 🙂

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      1. Yep, i see that. Oops! I am growing fond of your writing.. wait!.. or is it envy!?

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        1. Haha, I’ll take it as a compliment 😉

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  4. Oh goody, another stick drawing !! I’m waiting for the book 🙂 I know people say DOG is GOD spelt backwards. I wonder if CAT, given its omnipresence at least in your life, is another divine being ?! I hope your web development requalification course is going well.

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    1. Yep, another lazy stick drawing… I haven’t heard of the dog being god spelled backwards, it’s cute. But I’m still more of a cat person. My cat is my goddess, obviously, she gives me no choice 😉

      And why, thanks for asking, my geek course is going fine, it’s just that I don’t have time for blogging when I’m out for my course – getting up at 5ish and coming home by 7ish in the evening…

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  5. The outfit you die in will be the one your ghost wears forever. It’s important to choose wisely.

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    1. I know right! I’d hate to haunt people forever wearing sweatpants.

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