Sunday, November 19, 2006

It wasn't so nice this morning. I mowed the front yard, and the one good side of our back yard. It really kicked my ass for some reason. The humidity was high this morning, which didn't help.
I ate breakfast late, then fell asleep on the ol' recliner. I made myself get up, and took care of our financial matters.
I then got in the pool with spiff wiff. It was unusually cool when I went outside. The thermometer in the shade showed 82. Wow! And there was a gentle breeze. It was niiiice.
This week I wrap a few things up at my office, then head to Las Vegas for a few days. Then on Friday, my spiff wiff flies to Sacramento to visit girls from her high school. PARTAY at the homestead!!! Spiff wiff is flying by herself, for the first time ever. Big step for her.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

What are the five happiest moments you've had with pets? [from Dan]
Hmmm. I'm going to struggle with this one.
Cats. I'm a cat person. Can't stand dogs. Nasty farty yappy things that demand attention. Cats just yawn a lot, so I can relate to them straight off.
We had two cats. Named them after bands. Ned was named after Ned's Atomic Dustbin. Boo was named after The Boo Radleys. Ned's gone to live in Wellow, cos he was too much of a handful when Littlest Littlun came along. Boo's still with us. She has to be the biggest cat in the world. The whole kitchen door is the cat flap...
Oh hang on I'm supposed to be remembering the five happiest moments.
1) Easy. When we got Boo. Who was originally named Carter (after Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, in case you're wondering). Carter turned out not to fit (go on, you know what I mean - names "fit" pets), so she was called "Cat" for a while before I settled on Boo. Yeah. Me. I thought of her name. Clever aren't I? Anyhow, when we got Boo she was this runty little thing that would fit on your hand no sweat. Plenty of blood, but no sweat. God, her claws were sharp.
2) She'd attack anything that moved. Bits of paper were her favourite. One evening we put a cardboard box in the middle of the room and filled it with old bits of newspaper, cracked the tinnies, and watched Boo beat everything up instead of watching the telly.
3) Ned's arrival. We had to drive to Fishponds in Bristol to get him. He wandered around on the parcel shelf of the old Astra as we tanked it back up the M4 home. He loved it.
4) Coming home the night my daughter was born. I was wired. Utterly hyper. I spent a few minutes gibbering to someone (can't remember who) on the phone, then tried to sleep. Boo jumped on the bed and purred away next to me all night, which calmed me down no end. Ahhh.
5) Boo in the bath. When she was younger she used to stand on the side of the bath and try to attack the drips of water that came out of the leaky tap. After she got bored of that she'd jump in the (empty) bath and skitter up and down and attack the plug. It was so entertaining that it would even drag me away from Doom.
Nowadays she just lies about being fat and sleepy. Kind of how I'd like to retire, too.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Saturday December 24, 2005WISHES OF END OF THE YEARDear friends, we are with two steps of the year 2006, and I want before very that happiness comes to strike with your door, and that you accomodate it as it should be. Once installed on your premise, give him the armchair, most comfortable that you have, and place it in the most luminous corner and most roomy of your house. Speak him with a pleasant voice, smile only for the pleasure, tighten it in your arms, prepare to him to eat, he likes that, and especially made so that he is not bored. He likes the company, shows you as a good comrade, a sincere friend, heats to him the feet, tells jokes beside fire, and then if you can sing, sing serenades, melodies of festivals, show you under your best day. When the day rises, even if the sun misses; radiate, smile, sing, and still and still to retain it as a long time as possible. The day when it will have decided to leave, leave it, it will have other destinies, but, remember, keep it present in you, and when a light smile effleure your heart, sing, smile, radiate, that will give the opportunity to him to return. Good and happy year 2006