Inside Llewyn Davis

Folk singer with a cat. You queer? I’m a big fan of the Coen brothers. I’ve got all their films on DVD or Blu-ray. I love the storytelling, the gorgeous cinematography, the memorable dialogue and the fine balance of humor and pathos.

Inside-Llewyn-Davis-catcopy_zpsfa449f75Last night I watched Inside Llewyn Davis, it’s about a week in the life of a young singer, played by Oscar Isaac, as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. It’s hard to understand that Inside Llewyn Davis, probably the best film of 2013, has been overlooked in most Oscar nominations. The real star of this film is actually a ginger tom cat with the on-screen name Ulysses.

Mr. Bowie was offered the title role but declined, saying that some people and cats would not be able to look past him as a star to see the importance of the film.


I’m Okay

Receiving a wrong diagnosis can be devastating. If the diagnosis is wrong, the treatment will be wrong. But taking the time to get a second opinion – or in Mr. Bowie’s case a third opinion – about the diagnosis you have and a careful evaluation of what treatments there are can be a relief.
Today, I took Mr. Bowie back to Natalie, an experienced cat dermatologist. She performed some medical tests for Mr. Bowie’s comprehensive medical check-up concerning his ear problem. Replacing Mr. Bowie’s food 3 months ago with a hypoallergenic food seems to have solved the problem. At last, after a long 2 years of receiving a wrong diagnosis, time after time…

Meanwhile, Mr. Bowie is outside enjoying the sunshine and recovering from the car ride.



Update: WordPress says: “Congratulations on writing 1.337 total posts on Hands on Bowie.” Huh…??



The gentle sound of bees buzzing. I know some of you out there are still dealing with snow. Spring weather arrived in this part of the world. Large numbers of bumblebees were already swarming in the Osmanthus tree in search of nectar. Bumblebees are social insects that are characterised by black and yellow body hairs.


Judging by the look on Mr. Bowie’s face, this cat is not fond of bumblebees.


2 AM Last Night

Why do we have Daylight Saving Time? At 2 a.m. last night, we turned our clocks forward one hour, marking the beginning of Daylight Saving Time (DST). Switching over to daylight saving time, and losing one hour of sleep, raised the risk of having a heart attack the following Monday by 25 percent, compared to other Mondays during the year, according to a new U.S. study. So, why does it still continue?


Try convincing your cat that it’s bedtime, when he can see the evening sun streaming through the window. Turning out the light is a key part of going to sleep. Pulling down the blackout shades just isn’t the same thing. I hate… I hate… I *hate* DST!


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