1. The National Geographic blog had a post about “Berserk Llama Syndrome” yesterday, which sounds like what it is. They kind of treat it like a joke, but one must remember alpacas and llamas are herd animals and that keeping one alone (like most llamas you see in peoples’ backyards) makes them very unhappy, if not berserk.
2. If you’ve ever needed to send someone a “Sorry my wedding toast ruined your honeymoon” card, go to someecards.com. The “seasonal” category has gems like this:
3. As I said Wednesday, looking at shelter kitties made me sad. Then I found this program, the Snuggles Project, where you can knit, crochet, or sew a blanket for a shelter animal. Maybe that’s a good way to use up my fabric scraps. (Although I can hear my grandmother saying, “I make quilts for people in need! Those cats can take care of themselves.”)
4. This Ayn Rand quote has been on my mind this week (from Fransico’s speech about money in Atlas Shrugged):
Did you get your money…by pandering to men’s vices or men’s stupidity? By catering to fools, in the hope of getting more than your ability deserves? By lowering your standards? By doing work you despise for purchasers you scorn? If so, then your money will not give you a moment’s or a penny’s worth of joy.
Heh. That’s nice to think about on a Friday at the ad agency. Good thing there’s never much money leftover to not give me joy.