Saturday, August 21, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I definitely have the easier job.
My new job is nice; it's keeping me pretty busy. As soon as I can I'll post some pics of the kitties enjoying their new digs--well, 2 of them at least. The younger 2 are also still in KY :)
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Here snacker takes advantage of the newly cleared top of the bookshelf, which was previously stacked up to the ceiling with stuff.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
When snacker climbed up on the desk and began pointedly looking at me after I pulled up the latest puma-themed post I realized he was feeling a bit jealous.
Not that he'd ever admit to that of course. He's now indignantly grooming himself and ignoring me for even suggesting such a thing ;-)
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Mm, it's so nice and cozy in here on Daddy's clothes.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Failing and Falling
by Jack Gilbert
Everyone forgets that Icarus also flew.
It’s the same when love comes to an end,
or the marriage fails and people say
they knew it was a mistake, that everybody
said it would never work. That she was
old enough to know better. But anything
worth doing is worth doing badly.
Like being there by that summer ocean
on the other side of the island while
love was fading out of her, the stars
burning so extravagantly those nights that
anyone could tell you they would never last.
Every morning she was asleep in my bed
like a visitation, the gentleness in her
like antelope standing in the dawn mist.
Each afternoon I watched her coming back
through the hot stony field after swimming,
the sea light behind her and the huge sky
on the other side of that. Listened to her
while we ate lunch. How can they say
the marriage failed? Like the people who
came back from Provence (when it was Provence)
and said it was pretty but the food was greasy.
I believe Icarus was not failing as he fell,
but just coming to the end of his triumph.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Zorro has a particular fondness for napping in places that provide a convenient spot for him to rest his chin (which, I think, is why he's particularly fond of this bed).
When he takes lap naps he's always looking for a spot to rest hi head--arms, nearby ledges or desks, books, anything,
Are any of your cats like that?
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Today when visiting moderncat I saw this picture. I think it may be one of the most adorable pictures of a cat I've ever seen. I literally squealed out loud, causing my parrot to make some very funny (and waaay too loud) noises in response.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
I've been working on this cat sculpture a bit more. Once I finish with the sculpting (I still need to sculpt up that curved pencil line into a tail) I'll be painting him. These stripes were kind of a trial idea--I'm not sure I like them though.
I am also considering doing a solid black with a textured gloss, or maybe some kind of abstract design. What do you all think?
Monday, April 5, 2010
I'm currently sitting in a waiting room. Waiting rooms are, as everyone knows, the height of excitement.
When you're in a waiting room for an extra hour because you got the appointment time wrong they're that much more exciting though. ;-)
I think cute kittens should be made a new standard feature for waiting rooms. They could replace the pointless magazines no-one really reads. At least I have pictures of my kitties on my phone to play around with, like this one of Allie Mae.Actually, she might volunteer to be a waiting room kitty. She loves meeting new people, and she might prefer that to being the perpetual subject of my experiments with Photoshop :)
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Zorro saw that his daddy needed some help grading papers and so he settled down to provide some moral support. He was willing to do the actual grading as well, but Mark was concerned his students wouldn't comprehend Zorro's brilliant and incisive wit, so he simply consulted Zorro on any particularly difficult decisions.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Anyway, just had to share - wish me luck!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
First of all, what kind of toy has neither catnip, feathers, fur, nor nice crinkly sounds? I mean really, what good is a toy if it doesn't have at least one of those things? (Though mommy will never get me the feather and fur ones because she'sa says they are cruel to animals. I don't know what she means - I'm an animal, and it's cruel NOT to get them for me in my opinion!)
Secondly, this new toy makes her talk funny--always going on about "apps." At first I thought she meant naps, or maybe laps, and I was excited--because those are both very good things. I just thought maybe she had forgotten how to say these crucial words because her dissertation had finally fried her brain. (I don't know what this means, but I always hear her saying this.)
But no, there has been no surplus of naps or laps since she got this new toy, which I find really annoying. instead she's constantly pointing this thing at me and fussing if i don't sit sill to make a picture like the one above. So finally I did stay still--and look what she did! she made me all sideways!
Sigh. Its enough to make me need a nap.
P.s. - mommy says you all should check out this new treasury she is in, which was made by someone in honor f their newly adopted kitties.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
1) Any interesting baby sewing projects you can recommend? Say for funky-but-simple plushies, or comfy-and-casual-fun dresses, or anything else suited to a not-too-traditionally-domestic woman who's just learning to sew?
2) Any good resources where you've found patterns or project inspiration that you just love and want to share?
3) Any general "you must try" or "don't ever do this" kinda general sewing tips to share?
Also, of course, feel free to share anythign else that come sot mind