Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
(RightHand took this photo, for the record)
Nice tail hook, Gatty!
Just looking precious. Good that cat is boooteeefull!
Hiding from Daisy
Looking (but not being!) innocent :)
And escaping in the nick of time...
Friday, February 26, 2010
I have been wanting to try her 30 Day Shred workout, but no longer. I didn't realize how deep the irresponsibility ran, and she's not getting a dime from me.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Not long ago, I happened upon something that made me literally LOL. ROFL. ROFLMAO. And I knew I had to share it with you, dear readers. You're welcome, in advance. :)
You see, I believe that someone put an old sweater on their legs and tried to sell it as a new fashion statement. And, as great art forms do, it inspired much imitation, which the poor, unsuspecting artist might interpret as flattery. Flattery this is not. Hilarity; yes, it is that:
Click here, if you dare, to see more.
Monday, February 22, 2010
First, GIVE ME YOUR BLOOD!!! Okay, actually, give Manic your blood!!! Okay, really actually, give the Red Cross your blood!!! Okay, really actually truly give someone in need your blood!!!! There we go. :)
All of that is to say, drop what you're doing and enter the Third Annual MaNiC MoMMy'S Virtual Blog for Blood Drive Challenge!! Find all of the rules here and see yours truly's entry here!! And just because I am THAT mean, here are the yucky ew blood pics of my FIRST EVER blood donation:
Seriously? You're taking my picture? Not saving me?
This pic makes me fainty
Oop, no, there we go- this one's way worse! AIEEEE!
I wanted a picture including my ring- is that weird?
Ugh. Still feeling queasy. On the up side, I learned that I'm A Positive. On the downside, that's one of the most common and limiting types (to give and receive). Laaaaame. On the upside, RightHand and I have the same blood type. SWOOOOON. Now we can truly save each other, give each other life, [insert something else sickeningly sweet here]. And oh yeah, I may have saved some lives. :)
In all seriousness, GO ENTER NOW. There are awesome prizes, and normally I would hide the contest away so that I could win them ALL myself (teehee), so you KNOW this is important. Don't like needles? Neither do I. Don't like blood? Pretend the tech is Edward and he's all dreamy and sucks your blood or I-don't-know-what-I'm-only-at-the-beginning-of-the-second-book-and-yes-I-know-that-means-I'm-behind-the-entire-country-on-this. Do it! For me! For you! For them!
Secondly, and certainly not leastly, send a postcard. See, this task is even easier! Would I ever ask TOO much of you, dear readers?
So, apparently there is a blogger named Anissa who suffered a stroke. I had never heard of her, and then her name and plight were EVERYWHERE (at least in the blogosphere). And I hate to admit this, but I was, well, nearly annoyed. Me reading along: "Haha, funny story, funny joke, Anissa woman, blah blah blah blah...." I would skim over what happened to her, feel slightly sad, and move on.
But the posts continued pouring in, continued mentioning her. Everyone is special, and I do truly believe that. But all of this attention made me realize that yes, this particular woman is definitely special, has definitely touched many lives, to inspire such love and connection.
And that's when I happened upon the The Postcard Project for Anissa. Another post, yes, but I read and scrolled down, thinking I wouldn't participate, and then I saw this:
860 Johnson Ferry Road 140-184
Atlanta, Georgia 30342
Johnson Ferry Road. I live(d) not 5 minutes from that road. She is one of us. She could be us, she is us, she could be me, my mom... It all came together. I wish I could say I did something profound, something that cured something, something that changed the world. But the truth is, I just mailed a postcard. This postcard:
Maybe you could, too?
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Instead, here is the lovely sparkly balloon that I bought myself on Valentine's day:
The Grit cookbook he gave me:
All was well...and then... of course... Royal Fluffy Tail singed himself on our lovely candles!!
But he was okay and right back into mischief, as always...
After Daddy comforted him. Awww.
The kitten formerly known as Butterfly (and a female!), he was the loud mouth that cried so loudly that my friend went to investigate and then called me. Without him, we wouldn't have our own precious Royal.
He's so grown up and FLUFFY! (And apparently we can't take a still shot of him to save our lives. But you get the idea- he's handsome!)
He was so good and didn't squirm a bit through all of the hugging :)
I could tell RightHand was pretty excited and wishes we didn't give up this sweet boy!
Without further ado, here are my favorite photos from last Friday. Click here to pick yours!
I love this unexpected shots. It takes real skill to see how this shot would work out.
Precious; maybe the good ol' days aren't so gone. ;)
Aiiiieeeee. Reminds me of Atlanta last Friday...
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
February 17, 2010
I am writing out of concern for your dog’s welfare. I have noticed that he is often, if not always, chained to the tree in your yard, with sparse shelter and rare social interaction.
You may not be aware, but chaining as a means of confinement has been illegal in
It shall be unlawful for any owner of a domestic animal to chain, tie, fasten or otherwise tether the animal to dog houses, trees, fences, vehicles or other stationary objects as a means of confinement except that the animal may be temporarily confined by a tether.
The best environment for dogs is to live in the home. If this is not possible, ACC Animal Control recommends an outdoor pen, with proper shelter, food, and water. Finally, if you feel that you cannot properly care for your animal, you may want to call the Athens Area Humane Society at 706-353-2287.
I hope that this situation will be remedied in the next few days, or ACC Animal Control may have to be called on behalf of your dog.
Was it too lawyerish? I'm losing the ability to tell. But I simply couldn't sleep without pointing them to the right provision of the municipal code!
On my way back from class later that afternoon, the dog was no longer outside. Let's hope this is a happy ending. :)
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Here she is licking my bed where I sleep, apparently a sign of affection:
(Apparently it's a high honor to be physically groomed by a bun, so I ordered him not to move, lest he offend her.)
And for dessert, she really enjoyed his sweaty running gloves (and we caught Royal in a naughty act, as usual):
Saturday, February 13, 2010
(Here you can see her bare pink belly. The vet says she pulls her hair out as sort of an OCD thing. Because of course my cat would have OCD.)
"Mooommmm! Stop embarrassing me!"
But she and new baby brother also bonded. Awww. :)
He wuvs his sister! (I know, you're gagging. Sorry!)
But my heart really stops when all three of them hang out together:
Friday, February 12, 2010
The stores are out of bread, milk, and red velvet cake mix (Dammit!)
IT SNOWED IN THE SOUTH!
My calls were obviously answered (you're welcome!):
Just an hour or two later- woohoo!
Love this tree
My poor car...
Royal and Daisy loved the snow!
A quick kiss!
More kitty paws! Royal thought the snow was something to be pounced upon and attacked. My cute little mama's boy! (We have video of it somewhere, but I can't find it. Hope it recorded!!)
Pouncing. And finally- the one medium where the black cat will actually show up in a picture!
Daisy preferred eating the snow off of the railings.
And tweedle-dee and tweedle-dum were their usual scaredy-cat selves. Scared of the snow? No. The bunny? Oh yes. She chases them around, fur flies, and hisses are doled out. We're working on it.
Anyway, happy snow day!!! :)