My friend's cat had just one kitten. Here's mom and child…
A huge thanks goes out to Jeff Coleman for helping me with this MP3 file and hosting it on his server for everyone to hear.
At around 50 minutes-30 seconds, Brian gets a nice mention among national and local news. Very groovy of them to do that for him and the world.
Some of my friend Gary's cats.
This is entitled "3 kitties" by Gary Agnostic,
who owns (and took the pic of) the cats.
I lost a beautiful, unique friend today. He was in a bicycle accident and went into a vegetative state. His will said not to take extreme measures and he left this world today…peacefully and surrounded by his friends.
Here is a video someone found done a very long time ago. For those of you who want a glimpse into my 14 years on Seattle, this is a good example.
We've tried various counter wipes and have settled on the Clorox ones. They're perfect. No lint residue, anti-bacterial, etc. (we have black counters and black washer/dryer). Then I saw this at the store and thought I'd give it a try. Huge mistake…it didn't clean the surface, but rather made it dirtier. It smeared the dirt around more than wipe it up and left behind a TON of lint from the wipe. Do *not* buy this product.
My cat “Butter” doesn’t like any toys except wadded up paper balls. He’s a cheap date! 🙂
Thankfully I remembered to turn off the flash! 🙂 You can also see me in his eye.
1GB GDDR5 Nvidia GTX 560 TI (where i needed less than elsewhere…i don't game)
Normal LG CD/DVD r/rw (double layer write capable)
Cool Crate Pic Here
I finally got my new computer today. It's a beast. I'll post the sordid details after I set it up, make sure it works, etc. and then post some specs and thoughts on it. It's an Origin PC (I believe they used to own Alienware before selling that to Dell?).
In addition to getting rid of cable, I'm also stopping DVD's from Netflix and only using their streaming. New stuff takes too long and I can just rent it on the cheap, on the fly, from the numerous companies on my Xbox and PS3. Now I'm down to $7.99/month for Netflix, $7.99/month for HuluPlus, and around $60.00 for cable internet (with turbo boost! :). Not a huge saving, but I was finding myself trying to find DVD's that I haven't watched yet and most were available in streaming or some other venue. I can always add back receiving DVD's at any time, if I change my mind.
We have zero cable tv…only cable internet. I pay for streaming and one dvd from Netflix and $7.99/month for Hulu Plus. Right around a $100/month savings and I don't miss my cable tv or DVR one bit.
Others said their internet bill went up when they cancelled their cable lost their "bundle deal" but mine only went up a couple of dollars (great deal, huh?)
I can't wait until someone comes here to compete with Time-Warner (I don't want DSL). Hoping on lower costs, faster speeds, and/or both. Time-Warner's monopoly here needs to end. Now.
Puking has stopped. Must have been the stress. Maybe the change of food, too. Maybe ate too much, while we were learning how much to feed him. Biggie though is the puking stopped 🙂
He's happy and healthy and we love him very much!
Our new kitty, "Butter", is doing pretty well. We've had him about two weeks now and he's more and more laid back each day. A worker came into the house yesterday and he didn't flinch at the sight of a stranger, so that was a good sign. Every Friday night, however, he pukes. A LOT. Could still be nerves of the big change or it could be that he parties on Friday night and then pukes and passes out. (We're fairly certain it's not hairball puke, especially because of the mass quantities and no real hair in any of it. Gross, I know 🙂 He's eating, drinking water, peeing/pooing normally, so we're monitoring the situation. (update on this here.)
Here he is in a kitty coma beside me in my recliner:
it's new kitty day! 7 year-old "butter" will begin sniffing everything in his new home on thursday and peeing on everything shortly after. but the jokes on him…i've already peed on everything. so…in your face, cat!
Installing the kitty door. (Thanks Craig!)
Installed kitty door. This is the kitty's view of the entrance to his room.
Backside of the kitty door. It's actually reversed, but we all thought it looked better with the locking mechanisms, felt, etc. out of view from the front side of the door as you can see. Btw…you can lock the door so that kitty can't go in, come out, and/or both. Pretty nifty, although I'm not sure why I would keep him from getting to his cat box 🙂
Kitty door's front entrance. I love they offered the brown version, so the white frame wouldn't stand out so much. No biggie, but still a nice touch. Probably should have cleaned all the dust n' junk before taking the pics, but I was excited 🙂
Get your own Kitty door HERE!
She has an MBA and sort of likes cats.
It looks like I might be getting a new kitty! I've been without a cat for about 4 years and a friend's family's cats are making the three boys and two adults sick and the mom is about to have a fourth boy in July. The new baby getting sick is unacceptable and they felt it's better for their family to find new homes for their five cats.
They've tried every cleaning method and service out there, but all cat owners know that your cat is everywhere…constantly…and there's no stopping the traces of our little, furry friends. They're only considering friends, no-kill shelters, and a service that provides cats to seniors.
I went over and met all five cats and one was my favorite…a 7-year old, social, neutered, male named "Butter" 🙂
I told them they could come over and visit Butter anytime they wanted.
It's looking more official now and looks like it's going to happen in a week or so. I'll keep you updated here.