Every meeting should be attended by a cat. There was one at today's usability meeting and he made some excellent contributions that no human would have dared to voice--and I really respected how comfortable he was expressing his boredom at the Excel chart by playing with the window blinds. In a large corporation like this one, that's refreshing.
Also, I'm going to come out in favor of eunuchs. Yes, I have a little eunuch kink. I read "The Persian Boy" and I believe it deeply informed my tender preadolescent psyche in ways you've probably seen expressed in such stories of mine as "Love's Tender Orchid" and "The Final Cut." I feel that this heretofore secret kink of mine is legitimized for at least 24 hours by a post that came across one of my mailing lists, quoting a lengthy book review of "Eunuchs in Antiquity and Beyond" (London: Classical Press of Wales and Duckworth, 2002). Oh, and the other day someone posted about this religious cult or sect over in India, I think--brain and google both fail me--whose members castrate themselves ("orchidectomy"), and I have to admit, I'm fascinated. And yes it's probably all Freudian and full of crypto-whatever meaning, and I don't care! So there.
However, I refuse to detail my eunuchy thoughts further than that because I would scare you. More.
And, because I'm feeling really daring, I'm going to take a stand and say: lunch is good. I will now go eat some.