Tuesday, February 28, 2006

going back to cleaning out the car.....

yeah, i took a picture of everything..... Posted by Picasa

i was just a little amused at some of the things i found in there. a short list:

learn italian in the car
Elixer of Love score
dress i bought and never took out of the trunk
music stand
couple of name tags from different chorus things
d/fw mapsco (which really is handy)
a few hair clips
4 flashlights (thanks rto)
3 umbrellas (one large, one smaller/automatic, and one powerpuff girl(buttercup))
one pad of post-its
suor angelica cd
jack in the box cowboys antenna ball sans helmet
U.S. flag folded in a triangle (i think rto took this from someone to have it properly retired, but it didn't make it out of the car.)

Friday, February 24, 2006

good question....

on her site in the door is open thread today gail asked:

What do you do for food when RTO isn't there to cook for you?
Posted by: gail February 24, 2006 at 02:18 PM

my answer?

it's not pretty. lots of macaroni and cheese and frozen pizzas and hot dogs. oh and oatmeal and cereal. sometimes i try to be good and throw in a salad.

well, this will teach me to clean my car out more often....

the other day i confessed to mom that i lost the godiva chocolate gift certificate dad sent last year for valentines day. and guess what i found today under backseat floor mat in the car. yay! more chocolate for me. i told rto the other dad i like how dad has adjusted for inflation over the years. that or he figured i needed extra chocolate this year. anyhoo, i've got enough truffles to last me a while.

i caught carlos with the puppy's firehose toy. both cats seem to like it which is good i guess, because they can't have little furry mice anymore, the puppy eats them. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

i'll probably make this post every time i have to buy cat food....

but, why doesn't anyone make a giant bag of senior food? i usually buy the biggest sack o' food i can find (15 lbs. i think) but senior kitty food only comes in half that amount. i guess i could buy two bags at once, but darn it, it's the principle of the whole thing. it's such a downer. "here take the little bag so you won't have too much left when fluffy cacks off."


I wrote Purina about this and got this response (i lost the message i sent, else i would post it as well.)

Thank you for contacting Nestlé Purina PetCare Company.
We are sorry that you've been unable to locate Purina ONE(r) brand Cat Food - Senior Protection Formula - For Cats Seven Years and Older in the 16 lb bag in your
area. Please e-mail us with your zip code. Upon receipt, we will be happy to try to locate stores in your area that are stocking the product.We look forward to hearing from you. Again, thank you for visiting our web site.

Monday, February 20, 2006

blogging will be light...

even though i'm not laurence simon. gots stuff to do around here for the next couple weeks. w007!

Friday, February 17, 2006

killer carlos

yes, come closer puppy..... Posted by Picasa

i had a hard time deciding on a caption for this one.... knock yourself out....

Thursday, February 16, 2006

something amusing i've found thanks to my temp job....

i love niche markets.


something about big round numbers most people like. so i hit 20,000 visitors this afternoon. okay, probably like half of those are me. anyhoo, here's the stats for the 20,000th visitor. apparently it's someone from University of Miami looking at kitty pictures. yay! oh, and lola, you were 20,000 plus 1. ;P

Domain Name : miami.edu ? (Educational)
IP Address: 192.88.124.# (University of Miami)

ISP :University of Miami


Continent : North America
Country :United States (Facts)
State :Florida
City :Miami
Lat/Long :25.5584, -80.4582 (Map)

Language :English (United States)en-us
Operating System :Microsoft WinXP

Firefox Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7

Javascript: version 1.5

Monitor Resolution :1280 x 800

Color Depth : 2 bits

Time of Visit : Feb 16 2006 1:02:27 pm

Last Page View : Feb 16 2006 1:02:27 pm

Visit Length : 0 seconds

Page Views :1

Referring URL : http://www.sbpoet.com/2006/02/carnival_of_the.html

Visit Entry Page : http://maggiekatzen.blogspot.com/2006/02/heres-another-picture-of-carlos.html

Visit Exit Page:http://maggiekatzen.blogspot.com/2006/02/heres-another-picture-of-carlos.html

Time Zone :UTC-5:00EST - Eastern StandardEDT - Eastern Daylight Saving Time

Visitor's Time :Feb 16 2006 2:02:27 pm

Visit Number: 20,000

the streets are safe once again.....

when i went to get the paper yesterday morning i spotted the black and white cat in the trap next door. he was gone when i got home. hopefully he'll find a nice new home.

i <3 ambiguity!

i was thinking today was supposed to be my last day on the temp job, but nobody really indicated that was the case. thinkin' i'll call tomorrow and try to get things clarified. it's just hard to think of how to phrase it. some ideas:

"am i done yet?"

"would ______ like me to show up next week?"

"see ya! (not)"

"will _____ still be needing my services?"

feel free to leave suggestions in the comments.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

thing i never thought i'd say at seven in the morning....

It's a pig!

okay, backing up. woke up this morning to some strange noise. rto got up, let the puppy out, came back to bed. heard it again. rto insisted it was a cat. good lord, a cat making that kind of noise is in trouble. so we both got up to lay eyeballs on both cats. they were fine. went back to bed, heard it again.

MK: what is that?

RTO: it's the cat. you know that noise they make when they're watching birds.

MK: that's not a cat.

RTO: sure it is, it's a cat.

(noise comes from living room)

MK: ?????? it's a pig!


MK: is it your laptop? your phone?

RTO: my phone is right here. it's a cat.

MK: well, both cats are right here, now.

so after hearing it again, i got up and went to the living room.

MK: there are pigs crawling across your laptop screen.

RTO: huh, so that screensaver must finally be working.

Monday, February 13, 2006

there's an easy solution to this.....

i'm trying to sleep in and rto is looking for his keys this morning. checks the laundry, who knows where else.

MK: did you look on the couch

RTO: of COURSE i did!

MK: i mean like, under the pillows and everything?

RTO: yes

MK: i'm just sayin.....



RTO: (on phone, in living room) yeah, i'm gonna be a little late, i can't find my keys....


RTO: (more rustling)

MK: (gets up, goes to couch, checks under pillows, no keys, looks under army times on back of couch just above pillows. BINGO!)

RTO: where did you find them?

MK: on the couch, under the army times.

RTO: oh well, you didn't say under the army times.

so there's a little row of hooks next to the garage door, but does he ever use them?? of course not, that would make too much sense.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

I got a medal!

now, if i just had an excuse to wear it somewhere.Posted by Picasa

it's for, uh, being married to a national guard soldier who was deployed..... i think. some details about the program can be found here.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

adventures in pet sitting....

so rto's brother is feeding the animals while we're gone. either he's trying to mess it up so we'll never ask him again, or he's distracted by the fact that his wife could have a baby at any moment. last night he called us to get the alarm code, fortunately i was listening, because rto gave him the wrong number. tonight he called and said the alarm had gone off, but he'd managed to shut it off and answered the phone when the security company called, but he didn't know the password and he wasn't sure they believed him. well, we'd just got back to the hotel, so i suggested we call the security people just to be safe. they said the police had been called, but they would contact them and let them know everything was okay. (or else they didn't and they were thinking it was all some elaborate ruse.) hopefully matt won't be spending the night in jail.....or worse. i told rto that if nothing else there are pictures of him in the house in case anyone needs proof he's related. ;D

Friday, February 10, 2006

da, du, rant, rant, rant, da, du, rant, rant....

okay, that was lame. anyhoo, spending the weekend in Durant. yay! we drove up to OKC today to finally get me an DEERS card. funny moment, the SGT asked if i was an organ donor:



MK: uh, i mean, yes.


MK: sorry, it's just i had a friend that donated a kidney to her dad a couple weeks ago, so i was thinking, "nope, i still have all my organs"......

Thanks Carin. ;D

anyway, had dinner with my sister and then headed down here. not sure what i'll be doing tomorrow, RTO wants me to meet some other deploying people's wives. whee!

oh, also, was this "please tell me your life story" day? cause everyone was real chatty. the SGT, the guy at the Love's station.... yeah, i care.

here's another picture of Carlos hanging out on rto's lap.  Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

beware of attack cat...

literally. i was trying to read the paper when someone knocked on the door. I think it was our new neighbor with their small child. she asked if the black and white kitty was ours. i've seen this kitty once before, but have no clue about where he lives or if anyone would claim him. anyway she said her son had been petting the kitty and it scratched him, he had a nice wound on his cheek. meanwhile the black and white kitty was on the sidewalk behind them rolling around being friendly looking. oh well. my kitties don't go outside. anyhoo this reminded me about laurence simon's new blog project, Catcall. he had a post the other day about cats and strangers. read the comments for some good pointers on safely approaching kitties.......or not.

so i'm so cool i get two parts!

i wasn't sure what to expect after call backs last night. they had me read a couple bits again. and then as i was leaving the stage after the last part they were like "why don't you have her sing blah, blah, blah" and "oh, and how about???" so it's Widow Corney and Mrs. Bedwin. w007!


rto called about 6:15, said he'd been waiting about an hour for his brother to call and say he was ready to leave (they carpool) when he realized that matt didn't go to work today. heh.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

what can i say about tuesdays?

getting into a new routine here.... i actually get up early on tuesdays to get to the therapist's office, then i go get the allergy shots (and they have coffee there, though not very good coffee) then.... the last few weeks it's been a stop at Target, there's always some little thing i need (today it was cereal, conditioner, and i threw in a sports bra for fun) sometimes i conk out in the afternoon, or just read, but i don't cycle any. i have no problem pedalling after work on weds. and thurs. so i'm not sure why tuesdays just don't motivate me. oh well. today i've got the added bonus of a call back for Oliver! not sure what to expect with that. at least i didn't have to do the dance audition last night.

Monday, February 06, 2006

roxie's barking....

i told rto last night that when i see her in the backyard head tilted back, i can just hear what she's saying, "they left me outside! i hate it! i hate them! i can't believe they left me out here! and the cats stay inside all day! they never come out here! i hate it!"

then the other dogs in the neighborhood answer.

dreaming angry....

i dreamt last night that rto scraped the tile up in the bathroom and put new, ugly tile down. i was so angry i was swearing.

MK: this looks nothing like the other tile.

RTO: yeah


RTO: well, there are some of the same colors in it, and it was cheap.

MK: WHY!? when i'd asked you to @!(%*@(# paint the walls!

anyhoo, yeah, i'm stressing here.

Friday, February 03, 2006

kitty nose! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 02, 2006

more conversations with rto....

(while pulling into the driveway)

MK: you know, i feel silly for not noticing until a couple nights ago that the house uphill from us is two stories

RTO: which house uphill?

MK: uh, next door.

RTO: huh, so it is. it doesn't look any taller from the front.

so we went to half price books tonight. yay! took the last of the encyclopedias and the stuff that had been on half.com for over a year. anyhoo, rto found some books and i found some cheap opera recordings. (no scores this time :( though that's usually hit or miss anyway) and we stopped at dunkin' donuts on the way home. mmmmmm.

seems like there was something else entertaining we talked about, but i can't remember it. it might have had something to do with me being a ham.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

just what i need as i'm staring down a year and a half on my own.....

yesterday, i'm in the shower, rto is somewhere, probably eating breakfast, yeah, that's it. anyhoo, i turn around and he's RIGHT THERE IN MY FACE! i jumped.

yeah, cause i can't tell you how paranoid i get already just washing my face at night when he's gone. the water's running, i can't hear..... so now i'm going to close my eyes so i don't get soap in them. yeah.... sure.