Two of us are super swamped and one of us (Kate) is currently out of town, so you may not be seeing a lot of posts this week. In order that there be something to entertain you, however, I introduce this short piece of fluff.
A friend of mine had a theory that everyone is either a dog or a cat, and either gooey or prickly. It’s probably obvious, but to clarify: dogs really like and need people, cats really don’t. Gooey people are emotionally open and expressive; prickly people are somewhere between “hard to win over” and “outright hostile.” Basically, the animal is your inner being, and the texture is your outer shell.
I’m definitely a prickly dog; I crave approval but fuck you if you think I’m going to cozy up to you for it. What about you?