Monday, May 31, 2010

Just because I can

The photo is from this article [about which more, much more, needs to be said, but maybe later]

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The only issue is, is there enough titanium for the knees?

Lambert is live-blogging the Fiscal Sustainability Teach-In.

Also, monetary help is still needed. The speakers all got plane tickets and hotel rooms, and the venue is paid for, but we want to be able to put stuff from the conference out on the web [it's what bloggers do] so donations are still being accepted: here or here.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Curmudgeon cat, inspiring cats everywhere ...

Everyone admires how well-trained and restrained these dogs are...

Curmudgeon cat's favorite prey is rottweilers, but German shepherds are a reasonable stepping stone in his view.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Run, ntodd, run!

Todd Pritsky, whom you may already know as ntodd, ntodd, ntoddpax, or ntoddpax is running for state office in Vermont.

This is way cool, cool enough to almost make want to move to Vermont. Maybe after a little more global warming.

Help him out any way you can.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Oh, look! Blogger loves me after all!

I haven't a clue what's been going on lately, but Blogger has not wanted me to blog apparently. Which hasn't been a real hardship, since real life hasn't wanted me to have time for blogging either.

To catch up...

The dog is doing much better, though only time will tell if this is a remission of something serious or a clearing up of something [mostly] innocuous.

Curmudgeon cat is the same, still too thin, but 100% himself personality-wise, and elbows all the others out of the way whenever food is involved.

Speaking of food, I think I've mentioned that several of the interloper cats like brushing even more than they like yummy food, and a few of them won't come out of hiding for either of those enticements. I have finally found a foolproof method for counting noses on nights like this, when the weather is cold and rainy and expected to turn to ice, sleet, and snow. Catnip. It turns out that all 27 cats are drug fiends. And no, I don't think I have 54 cats, it's just that it looks that way when I bring out the herb supply. Meanwhile, all 136 of them are safe inside tonight.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New favorite blog


Helping Haiti

Whenceforth Progress, on neighbors helping neighbors:

The Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, is trying to send aid to Haiti. The nation is also bringing injured survivors out of Haiti to its hospitals.

and on donations:

If you’re listening to MSNBC they’re talking about not clicking email links or doing web searches for ways to donate, because (scumsucking profiteers) con artists and virus makers are using those methods to infiltrate, attack, counterfeit and hijack donations.

The places to go? home pages like the ones for the Red Cross/Red Crescent, Mercy Corps, or Shelter Box. Secure donations can be made there, or you can find toll-free numbers to donate.

Bryan, also on neighbors helping neighbors:

That’s the Humanitarian Service Medal. It counts for promotion like any other “Service” medal. The mission to Haiti will rate its reward to those who participate in the operation.


I’m happy to see that the USS Bataan is leading the amphibious group. The Bataan is the vessel that followed Katrina in the Gulf and was ready to immediately supply New Orleans with assistance, but Rumsfeld refused to allow it for days.

When you see what the US military can and will do to merit their HSMs in Port au Prince, think about the difference they would have made if Rumsfeld had sent them to NOLA, a thousand miles closer.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

And how did you spend your Saturday night?

I spent mine at the doggie emergency room.

We are back home now, the dog's staggering around scared all the cats, but I've managed to convince him that lying quietly on his blanket really will help with that spinning-room feeling, and now if he'll agree to just not throw up again for a half-hour or so until the dramamine can take effect... [been there, done that, vertigo is teh suxxor].

Looks like it's probably old dog vestibular, which resolves itself in a week or two, but gosh that was a lot throwing up he did earlier this evening, so he got some fluids too while we were at the vet.

Any interrupted blog and email conversations will have to resume after I've had a nice long nap.

Friday, January 01, 2010