Is nostalgia good or bad?

The real answer is probably both.

I will say this, though, it seems to grow more potent as you get older. This makes sense, as you have longer to look back, and more chances to trigger that nostalgia. I find this is especially true of music, since I probably bought more music in my 20s than at any other point in my life. I was in my 20s from 1984 to 1994, so the music of that era can send me off in a reverie pretty quickly1Excluding excessively cheesy synths and that weird snap drum sound that sounds extremely 19080s now.. Also, this decade saw the rise of rap, hip hop, grunge and R.E.M. probably my favourite band.

I may have more on this later. In the meantime, have a cat:

I love this cat

Once upon a time on a forum I used to post to regularly, someone posted something that was absurd in that way that makes you stop and stare, as if you have witnessed an accident where you can’t quite figure out what happened.

In response, I found and posted this animated GIF. It’s just about perfect, really.

Happy Friday the 13th!

I’m not superstitious–at least about numbers or dates–and it’s pretty weird when you think about how people can be spooked by a certain date falling on a particular day.

But people are pretty weird as a rule.

More importantly, Friday the 13th gives me the perfect excuse to post an image of a scary black cat!

Well, scary-ish. Okay1I still can’t decide whether to type OK or okay. Maybe I should do a poll on the internet., not really scary at all, but actually cute.

October cat

Yes, when all else fails, it’s time for cats. Fortunately, the internet is filled with them.

The pleasant fall weather is looking to pause for a few days beginning tomorrow. Pausing is still better than six months of The Rains, though.