Friday, 11 January 2013

How's IT going, Pussycat?

How are your IT skills? Mine are rubbish. I'm sort of OK with the blog now and hopefully I've uploaded my book correctly and that'll work but everything I do involves a fair bit of snarling and angry key bashing. Maybe that's why I never feel poetic about IT? If only I could overcome that I could enter this competition for the chance to win $300 NZD.

What about cats? D'you like them? I do see how they could well be good subjects for poetry - even if the cat in question is Simon's rather than your own. I'm not sure there's a prize for the competition, but it might be fun to try anyway.

And how about the brilliant subtlety with which I've photographically combined these subjects? I hope you're liking that. (BTW, I've written a truly terrible poem entitled 'Cat on a Keyboard' and unless, by the time I get in from the day job on Sunday, I've had at least 20 posts begging me not to I'll be posting it!)

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  1. Go ahead and post it!
    Poetry about Simon's Cat? The animated cartoon cat?

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    1. That's the fella, Alex. Unfortunately I don't know much about him (her?) certainly not enough for a poem.

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  2. Yay, post it!
    We have two cats, I don't have a ton of warm fuzzies for either. Certainly not enough to write poetry. ;)

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    1. I'm guessing you've not come across my poetry before, Rachel.

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    1. He's correcting my spelling, Cheyenne.

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  4. I love cats but have never written a poem about them. Look forward to your post!

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    1. Give it a go, Suzanne. I'm sure your effort would be better than mine.

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  5. I love cats and think they'd be a great subject for poetry or any kind of writing. Cats are such a rare combination of comfortable purring and velvety fur but enigmatic looks and bored indifference.

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  6. Love the photo - is that Bagpuss? My daughter's favourite programme when young!

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    1. That's my Baggy, Rosemary. The first present Gary gave me. He yawns.

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  7. Is that Bobby form 'The Bad Bonnie Trap!' on my blog. He spends all his time on my keyboard! My IT skills are pretty rubbish too, Patsy!

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one to struggle, Wendy.

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  8. Great photo - I love Bagpuss :-) Post your poem Patsy :-) x

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    1. Post it, Teresa? I thought you'd previously been exposed to one of my poems. Maybe it was so long ago you've forgotten the trauma?

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  9. Oh it would be so much easier if I had a toy cat on my keyboard. I usually end up with a real one!

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    1. I imagine ones that can move unpredictably and without assistance could cause complications, Annalisa.

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  10. I am nerdy enough for the IT poem competition. Do you know if that's open to people in the US?

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    1. Nevermind on the question - they have a dropdown list of countries. My nerd friends are going to be excited. :)

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    2. Tonja, I am so pleased to have excited you and your nerdy friends! Good luck with this competition.

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  11. I want to read the truly terrible poem - it can't be worse than some of the stuff wot I have wrote in my time!

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  12. The pink stripey cat is no doubt better with computers than i am. Bring on the poem!

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  13. My IT skills also involve a fair bit of snarling and chomping at the bit. On a different note, pleeesssee let us read your poem :-) I'm sure it'll be really good.

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  14. Nice to see Bagpuss helping with the WIP. Go on post the poem Patsy!

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    1. He doesn't help much, Tracy but he never makes anything worse.

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  15. I love cats. They're so idiosyncratic and twisted. :-D

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    1. And they have this way of looking like they know something we don't - maybe they do?

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  16. This poem of yours had better be really, truly, horribly awful after keeping us all in suspense or we're going to be soooooo disappointed. :0)

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    1. If you want awfulness, you won't be disappointed, Gail.

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