Thursday, February 26, 2009

Good news and sad news

Today, much to my relief, I completed my third and final comprehensive exam, which means (if I passed it--I'm feeling pretty good about it though) that I'm ABD (all but dissertation--a sort of mock degree us grad students give ourselves to somehow recognize the almost-there point of PhD pursuit).

Unfortunately, my celebratory plans for the weekend, the ones Zorro told you all about in the last post, will be postponed because of a death in the family (not someone i was close to, but I am close to the son of the man who passed away and I want to be there to support him) and I'm leaving tomorrow morning for the funeral (though the kitties may still party with their dad while I'm gone, who knows).

Thanks everyone for their patience while I've been away so much working on my studies--hopefully soon I'll be able to be back on more regularly :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

An open invitation to the kitty (and human) blogosphere

Zorro here again. Mom is still studying for her 3rd and final big exam, which is now scheduled to occur this Thursday. That means that this weekend she will be feeling all relieved and happy (even if only for a few days before it dawns on her that now she has to start "dissertating," whatever that means. Crazy humans with their made up words) and thus more inclined to pick us up and dance around the house while we yowl in protest and then reward us with lots of yummy kitty treats for tolerating her craziness.

Thus we wanted to invite anyone else in the kitty and human blogosphere to join us on the fun this weekend in any way you feel like it. I'll be trying to get Mom to post funny pictures of us running around with catnip and treats and such.

Oh and Mom asked me to say thanks to everyone who has sent their well-wishes about her various exams--she says she needs all the help she can get!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Mom's studying again... I decided to take over her blog for a little bit, after I noticed how long it had been since her last post. Sheesh, you'd think humans having opposable thumbs would make them better at multi-tasking, but apparently not.

Sometimes when my mom has been studying for too long she flops over sideways onto the couch and gripes and moans about why on earth she is getting a Peeaitchdee. I have no idea what this Peeaitchdee thing is, but I know when she starts complaining about it I better run fast or else I get scooped up, like this, and forced to snuggle.

Don't worry, I'm not really enjoying it; that look of purring bliss on my face is, um, just, faking it. To make her feel better. Yeah, that's it.


Thursday, February 5, 2009


donnapool, cats, black and white, kittiesI discovered, much to my personal glee, that this month's featured EtsyBlogger is another kitty lover--and one with cute black and white shots of her kitties in her shop, like this one.

My husband immediately knew that something gleeful and cat related must have happened because he heard me exclaiming "Kitties!" after I opened the link to discover DonnaPool's etsy shop (she also has fun buttons and suchlike, but I am of course most smitten with the kittens).

(I know, I should have resisted the urge for the cheesy rhyme, but I couldn't. Seeing kitty pictures makes me too happy to be un-cheesy for at least a few minutes afterwards.)

She also has a nifty blog.

Oh, and in case you forgot: Kitties!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sure, I'm juvenile, but(t)...

This is just one example from my new favorite treasury on etsy--with a "butt" theme. Tee hee. Love it!

I'll be posting some cool shots the hubster got from the ice storm soon. Once we got power (and internet) back, we ran out and took pics--can't wait to share 'em.

Hope everyone else that's been affected by these storms is doing okay!