January 18, 2006

"Just a bit extra at the back..."


You know, sometimes I wonder how much laughter we are missing out on.

I wonder this because today I was sitting at my desk doing Chemistry, when one of our cats jumped up into the window above my desk and sat there, watching the birds outside with round eyes. And I don't know, maybe this is just the effect Chemistry has on me (we don't get along very well at all-- barely on speaking terms in fact), but as I watched him out of the corner of my eye I began to notice how truly and incredibly ridiculous tails are. Especially this tail-- long and white and very fluffy, gliding constantly back and forth with cattish panache. And I began to laugh. And laugh. And laugh. Really hard and really long. Because when I really looked at the thing, it was just plain funny. I mean, what was that animal doing with a long snakey furry thing attached to its behind, waving violently? It was hilarious. I could hardly concentrate for giggling about it, partly because I had never looked at tails hard enough before to realise how funny they are.

It really was funny.

(Virtual M&M's on the title!)


Androphenese said...

I understand your amusement! Now that you mention it...

Tim said...

Like when you say a word too often and suddenly see it for the first time again. (I'd say something else, but I'm pretty sure Chesterton has already said it far better somewhere.)

And I think the title is from Winnie-the-Pooh, The Expotition to the North Pole.

Becca said...

I'm pretty sure I thought the same thing when I was doing Chemistry and my cat walked by. It was kinda like deja vu, but not quite, but almost.