Saturday, September 05, 2009

Photo of the day: You've Got to Urn It

It's gray out today, so this seems a suitably atmospheric shot.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Photo of the day: Go Ahead...Pounce

This little guy in the kitten nursery hasn't gotten the knack of pouncing. He's great at getting down low. So low you can't see his body. But then he'd just stay there, for minutes. It wasn't like he was curling up to nap because he had that "big eyes following all the action" head swivel going on. His siblings were chasing a pipe cleaner and this one was fascinated by it. But he never attacked....just sat there looking as menacing as possible (meaning not at all). So cute.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Photo of the day: Looking Up

Because looking down was boring.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

My Shameful Secrets
I saw an ad on TV the other night for a bra that had as its big selling point "special privacy panels." What they meant was "extra fabric over the nipples."

Here's the deal. I have nipples. Phew, so glad I got that out. I also sweat (because if I don't, I explode). And yet there are all these companies that want me to spend money hiding such natural things. Everybody in the world has nipples. Big shock. Why should I pay extra for a bra to hide them? I mean it's not like I walk around with erect nipples all the time. And sure, I don't want to smell like a locker room. But when it's hot (like today) I sweat. Yes, I wear deodorant. But there's an ad that shows these women embarrassed to raise their arms because of sweat under their arms. Oh, how shameful! OK, who is that fussy?

People are weird. They get all freaked out by whatever Madison Avenue tells them to get freaked out about. Obviously I don't want to offend anyone with my BO, but I'm not going to stop picking up cats because someone might see that my shirt is damp (it was close to 90 today for goodness sake!). Sorry, but I just can't get upset because I have a body.
Photos of the day: Barbed Wire as Gift Wrap

A sign, so securely tied that it's a model of efficiency. And still manages to be picturesque.

Just unwrap at your own peril. Oh, and the barbed wire IS the gift.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Photo of the day: Rumanian Peasant

Go ahead, speak to one. Then call your dad.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Photo of the day: My Own Best Dressed Man

Some of Husband's beautiful bow ties. He has a wonderful collection of them and is always eager to add more. That's my little clothes horse...

Sunday, August 30, 2009

It's Official
I'm a freak. I'm a crazy cat lady. I don't have 11 cats at home. I don't have cutesy cat towels or wall hangings. But I am a freak.

Today Husband and I went to the pet store to pick up food for Cipher (The World's Most Amazing Cat, Screw You if You Don't Agree tm) and I also bought three containers of cat treats and two large jars of catnip.

Cipher doesn't like either.

Yeah, they're for the shelter cats. I spent nearly an hour stuffing catnip into baby socks (which I also bought) to make little catnip toys for the kitties. I just love being able to give the kitties treats when I'm there. So even though I don't have enough time to socialize all the cats I'd like to, I'm still able to brighten their day with a bit of a snack or some kitty-drugs. You wouldn't believe how happy it makes them. How they perk up. And for cats that don't get out enough or get nearly enough attention, doing anything to break the monotony is a great thing.
Photo of the day: Bluzzzy

Some blue fuzzy stuff of unknown origin but delightful colorage. I like it. No clue what it is/was.