Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dominance of the Cat Condo

Elms is convinced that the cat condo we got for our birthday is for her... only! I mean, the dimensions of the attachment so resemble her own that it's hard to believe that anyone else was really meant to sit in it. That said, Minds and Ceebring continue to assert themselves on to Elms' territory; as such, Elmo has taken to sitting on any "intruders" as though they weren't there.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fur Free Juicy

Excerpt from PETA:

PETA has had a cooperative relationship with Liz Claiborne Inc. for many years. Through our work together, the company has made—and continues to make—many great strides to reduce the suffering of animals who are used and abused in the clothing industry. We would like to share an exciting development that has resulted from our discussions with Liz Claiborne Inc.: Juicy Couture—a high-end clothing company owned by Liz Claiborne Inc.—has now adopted a permanent fur-free policy. While Juicy Couture is still selling some fur items that were stocked before this policy was adopted, it has assured us that no new fur items will be procured and that as soon as the current stock of items has gone, the company will be completely fur-free.

Lara Croft

With less than two weeks to prepare I am frantically trying to pull together my Lara Croft costume for Halloween. I've got the shorts and boots covered, now if I could only get my hands on some leg holsters...

Awaiting New Acer...

Just ordered my new baby computer! I say baby because it weighs two pounds and is only $350! This sounds too good to be true, despite what the reviews suggest.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Vote in a box

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Elms has some peculiar reactions to traveling...

Drinks @ XO in HH

My plan worked!

I have been employing my most sophisticated methods of sneakery in order to always be "borrowing" Mat's Nintendo DS whenever he might otherwise be using it. As of Oct 11th, 2008 I have my own Nintendo DS, equipped with Mario Kart and all! Also, I was so excited to learn that you can play with another person who has a DS such that you can both work on the same NY Times crossword at the same time! Yes, even in my video gaming I manage to be a total nerd:(

Space Ice Cream

For me, the world comes down to two types of people: those who recognize the delicacy that is "space ice cream" and those who don't. Actually, there's a third group that I shutter to even mention - those that confuse "space ice cream" with the equally as satisfying, albeit far less amazing, "ice cream of the future" or "dipping dots" if you will. I, clearly, am a card holding member of the first group - those who would go to great lengths (i.e. space) to get space ice cream. As such, I was overwhelmed with tears/proclamations of disbelief when I was given the pictured treat for my birthday.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Please support IAR

The cats and dogs of Durham could really use your help! Please take a quick second to support our local Independent Animal Rescue by clicking on the below link and voting for IAR -


My piece "Sleepless Dreaming" appears in Voices this month. Info on the magazine follows -

About VOICES -

VOICES, published by the Women’s Center, shares characteristics of both a literary magazine and a journalistic publication. We publish documentary writing, personal essays, and researched articles on specific topics as well as poetry, short fiction, drama, photography, and art. The magazine addresses issues relating to women and gender, but such a broad category allows for many different publication options. VOICES seeks to stimulate our readers’ perceptions of issues including sexuality, family, relationships, health and the body, coming of age, aging, cultural differences, race relations, creativity, athleticism, international issues, violence, government, legal issues, campus life, and many more. Gender is the common thread binding all the issues addressed in our pieces into a coherent and substantive publication.

I swore I wouldn't be one of those people to blog about their cats...

but this is their idea of inspiration! I agreed to stay inside on account of illness this past weekend with the understanding that I would get substantial work done on my MAP. Suffice it to say I was not supported in my efforts.


Kat and Mat got manis while Palin winked away our despair about the economy.