I got home at three in the morning this morning, ready for sleep before I had to get back up the next day. And just as I was falling asleep, I heard the loudest noise I have ever heard a bug make. There was some sort of insect sitting on the outside of my window chirping. I tried Silencing Charms, Deafening Charms, even a Banishing spell, and all I accomplished was turning my chamber a hideous shade of pastel orange. Yes, it is a bad idea to try and cast magic when drunk.
In any case, after a while, I couldn't stand it. I did get to sleep, and I won't tell you how, except that cats really are one of nature's hunters.
And that I have a horrible case of morning breath.
Shut up; I've seen Mr. Black nose people in the crotch as a dog.
Well, really just one person. Which I suppose is perfectly acceptable. In any case, I've decided I need to share some things with you all. First, of course, is something I've never really had a reason to share. But I can't have people going around the castle calling a tabby cat 'Minerva'. It's ridiculous. As far as I know, there's only one name I can force the cat in me to respond to, and that's 'Mittens'. Don't laugh. Some little American girl I met twenty years ago called us that, and it stuck. Dogs may be loud, but at least they're more flexible.
And secondly, I really need to get a pet. You know, something I can talk to when I'm feeling like killing someone. I'm thinking that I need some sort of rodent...perhaps a white ferret? Perhaps that would deter frequent visits from what could very well become my 'bete noire'.
Bah. I need to sleep this off.