Wednesday, March 18, 2015

X-Axis=Nap, not Math

Lilybits, not large, but in charge!

Originally, I was going to write about xenon, since it’s a noble gas and I am surely descended from nobility at the very least, if not royalty! But xenon is colorless, odorless and tasteless. What a boring gas! Not only that, but xenon can be used as a general anesthetic. It really puts you to sleep!

Moving on: Now the X-axis is something I can get into to or, should I say, on top of. The x-axis is my favorite axis—it’s horizontal. Since it’s horizontal, I can nap on it. Or I can perch on top of it and look ferocious!

The world is filled with x-axis surfaces, which intersect with y-axis walls. Walls aren’t my favorite surfaces. They keep me confined and if you try to sleep on a wall, gravity will pull you down. The best I could do to hang onto the y-axis would be to grab onto a curtain with my claws and hold on for dear life.

Rene Descartes
Let me explain a little more, the x-axis is the horizontal axis of a two-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system. Ooh, that sounds like a secret society, doesn’t it? Or maybe something in outer space? You may discuss this while I clean my fur. Done yet? Okay, the system is actually named for Rene Descartes’ mathematical system. He’s one of those famous guys who lived a long time ago and had something to do with philosophy.

Some of my favorite x-axes are the shelf under the foyer table, Mom’s lap (which is a rather lumpy x-axis), the bed (also rather lumpy, but comfy) and a plain old carpeted floor. These fairly flat surfaces serve their purposes well. What are some of your favorite x-axis surfaces?


  1. I saw a graph and cringed. Math was never my strong suit, but I love that you've taken something so hateful and turned it into new possibilities for me. My favorite x axis is of course my bed and a cookie as it goes into my mouth.

    1. Miss J'nell, I think you and my mom have something in common.
      She likes her bed and cookies too! And the couch for napping
      is also okay. :)

  2. Gracie prefers my lap, or the sofa or chain next to my lap. Her other favorite spot is an x-axis covered by another x-axis, such as the floor under the coffee table or the bed.

    1. Those spots in between x-axes work just fine, Miss Lisa.
      I also like double x-axes, one on top of another, like a pillow
      or blanket on a chair!