Deconfloofing (catfinition) – the vain attempt to remove cat or dog hair from clothes, furniture, food, and other surfaces.

In use: “She spent twenty minutes deconfloofing, first with her fingers and then with a lint roller, but when she was in the sunshine in the car, she saw with miserable resignation that cat fur still covered her black pants.”

Another Joan Said

I understand this feeling. Why, then, do I feel responsible for the quality of the words?

Well, because I’m the filter. The vision and story is being told, seen, and experienced as the muse guides me, but I ultimately flutter over the words, periods, commas, and all the other elements that writers must endure to get the story out.


Sunday’s Theme Music

I like this song, “New Rules”, by Dua Lipa. I like the beat, the embedded humor, relationship observations, and the overall message. It’s a good streaming song when for when I’m out and about walking. (Though, in a mental pause, I think, isn’t that redundant? Can I be in walking? So trite.)

One, don’t pick up the phone
You know he’s only calling ’cause he’s drunk and alone
Two, don’t let him in
You’ll have to kick him out again
Three, don’t be his friend
You know you’re gonna wake up in his bed in the morning
And if you’re under him, you ain’t gettin’ over him


I think they’re damn fine, common sense rules. Not really new, except to her. In a touch of cosmic serendipity, the song was released one year ago today.



Flooftourage (catfinition) – a group, or clowder, of cats following a person.

In use: “Wherever he went – kitchen, office, bathroom, garage – the flooftourage was with him, as though his daily activities – making coffee, reading email, using the toilet, getting frozen berries from the freezer – were fresh amazements.”

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