Saturday, May 30, 2009

Press Leak
Fear Is The Mind Killer

Yes, we are afraid, very afraid, all the time. Here's Chris Cooper with a little levity to relieve us, even if only momentarily, of our constant terror.

First We Got The Bomb And That Was Good

by Christopher Cooper

And here's the Tom Lehrer song he refers to:

Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Cat Came Back

About 2 months ago, right after the snow had melted away out of the yard, we had a visitor.She was a very friendly, freshly spayed female girly cat who immediately made friends with the boys and started to worm her way into my heart.

The nights were still quite cool and after a week of her hanging out, I started to let her in the house.She wore a collar, but no address, and I couldn't help but think that the owner must want her back, after spending money on having her spayed, so the Big G printed off some posters and within 20 minutes of putting them up, the owner arrived at the door to retrieve her.But...
She kept coming back everyday, playing with the boys (or at least attempting to engage them in play), sauntering in to nom at the crunchies and stretch out on the sofa.If she was still hanging out at the door after 11 pm, I'd let her in for the night.She's pretty much a fixture around here now. I wonder what the penalties are for cat stealing in Switzerland?
Here's the Squidge (alias Maddie-Lambbone-Girly-Katzen):


3 Day Shred I haven't blogged for more than a month, I guess once I reached my 100th post it was some kind of pinnacle...NOT. At any rate the last month has been spent discovering what it will feel like when I'm in my 70's and can't climb stairs, crouch or walk properly anymore. What could be the cause of this illuminating glimpse into my future? Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred.Yah yah, I'd read all about how tough this workout was and how everyone who did it was sore to the point of tears after the first few days, but after stealing level 1 from Youtube, I thought I could handle it...and I was sore the first day.Sore, but in a good way sore. By day 3, my knees ached when I woke up in the mornings, after 7 hours of NO WEIGHT being on them.WTF??? After a modified workout on day 4, it was apparent that I had severely DAMAGED my knees...jumping jacks are NOT good for those of us with older skeletons, despite Ms. Michael's repeated admonitions that she gets 400 lb women to do them, so I can do it too! She promised shredding in 30 days and I have to admit that there is some truth in advertising, because I managed to SHRED MY KNEES in less than 3.
My next post will wax poetic on the wonders of Tiger Balm and Ibuprofen.