The kind and wonderful Jewel Box Dreams tagged me for another round of "Seven Things." Like Wendy, I never tire of talking about myself, so even though I was recently tagged, I can happily manage another couple of items.
1. I really want to move to...: Seattle, WA. BF and I went there on vacation in May, and we both sort of fell in love with it. Clean, beautiful, hip... what an amazing little city.
My little nightmares.
2. I am constantly...: Defending the cats. They drive the BF CRAZY. He is forever threatening to make cat stew. Don't worry, PETA: he doesn't know how to cook.
Pom Pom and Pom Pom. Do you see the resemblance?
3. Speaking of cats...: We each had our own coming into the relationship. Stella is mine. She's named after Estella from Great Expectations. If you remember, Estella was a snooty bitch. Never has such a name suited a cat. Pom Pom, the BF's cat, came into his life on a Brooklyn fire escape. My BF blames him for the Yankees downfall. We have never called him Pom Pom (named after a Homestar Runner character), and instead call him any of the following:
-Colonel Fat Muffin
-The Fatscicle (when it's cold)
-Mister Fatty Foo
Yes, these names are embarrassing.
My comic book boyfriend, Sandman
4. I am a huge...: Comic book nerd. Most people are really, really surprised at this. I guess that's a good thing? Watchmen, Chris Ware, Dan Clowes, Batman, Neil Gaiman. Love 'em all.
Physician lancing a bubo, or lymph node swollen by infection with bubonic plague bacteria; from a Flemish illumination, 14th century from EB.
5. No, seriously...: I am obsessed with the Bubonic Plague. What's up with that? Right now I am reading The Great Mortality by John Kelly. Did you know one of the first (alleged) uses of biological warfare occurred during the plague? In 1347, the Tarters were trying to invade Genoa. The Genoans had locked themselves up inside town, so the Tarters started catapulting the bodies of plague victims over the fence to sort of "smoke them out." It didn't really work; the Tarters got sick too, from handling the disease-ridden body. Nice try though, right? The most fascinating part? The article detailing this potential warfare in 1347 was published in a 2002 journal of Emerging Infectious Disease, which is interesting because...
6. I work in the medical journal field and I can tell you right now that no major corporation is gonna buy reprints for an article on the Tartan Invasion of 1347. I love that EID went with it anyhow.
7. Dream job?: Photographer.
(Except for 4 & 5, all pictures are mine)