Thursday, August 31, 2006

from the palm beach post

this pic cracked me up Posted by Picasa

Ken Lanning, along with his two cats and a dog, has been living in a tent next to his house, which was badly damaged when a large tree fell on it during Hurricane Wilma last year. He was not sure where he was going to spend the night as Tropical Storm Ernesto approached. (Photo by Bill Ingram/The Post)

what do you think those kitties are saying?

I don't remember where i first saw this, but i had to post it.... for lola. Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 28, 2006


i've got the captcha thing on for blogger comments, and i've received a couple comment spams the last couple days in really old posts. uh, I don't think anyone's reading the archives.... just wanna save you some work.

a comic that perhaps Sarahk would approve of?

Slate is posting a chapter a day of the 9/11 report comic graphic adaptation by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon.

via AoS

Saturday, August 26, 2006

the couple that researches together....

has a lot of fun, but when you're on opposite sides of the planet someone is not sleeping when they should be. mmmmmmm, conspiracy.

thanks to Jeff Harrell at Shape of Days for putting this story on my radar.

Friday, August 25, 2006

carlos close up

yeah, he's on the kitchen table Posted by Picasa

Carnival of the cats is at Catymology this week.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

marlena, marlena, marlena....

kinda disturbing. but wow, is there nothing the internet can't do now?

kibble question....

how worried should i be that the cats aren't eating all their food like usual? neither one of them looks like they're wasting away.... yet. my theory is they're eating at least a lizard a day, if not more. (yeah, it's an invasion, but soooooo much better than slugs, at least in my mind) just wondering what the lizard to kibble conversion would be.

rehearsal eye roll....

to me, nothing says "pretentious" like a high school girl whipping out a "lyric" soprano label. maybe i'm just jealous, i'm close to twice her age and have no clue what i am... er, some kind o' soprano... probably... i just don't want to get tied down, okay?

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

not my kitty....

but i came across this while surfing today, and for whatever reason it makes me cry. goofy.

i'm a little dissapointed i haven't seen this anywhere else

For one dolphin, Speedos are threat to more than good taste

saw this in Saturday's paper.

Monday, August 21, 2006

has it really been a year?

Happy Anniversary, John and Jen.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

maggie katzen: really craptacular at math or estimating, or whatever you want to call it....

was gonna clean today and run errands tomorrow, but then i got a call from ups saying they're delivering a package tomorrow that i HAVE TO sign for, and they'll be here sometime between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. sooooo, i did the running around today, picked up cat food, more stuff for rto and soaker hoses (which is where the math comes in and the poison ivy questions) i found the mortgage papers and there was an outline of the house, added up the sides, came up with 430 ft. well, okay, there's some driveway involved, but also some twisty bits that might make up for it, so i'll get 500 ft., just to be safe. home despot only has one kind o' hose and it only comes in 50 ft coils. ten seemed like an awful lot, so i only got eight. got home, ate "lunch", cleaned the bathroom, and figured "what the hey! it's getting dark out, i'll go ahead and put the hoses down". I used 5. there are a few feet on either side of the garage not covered, which hopefully will be okay. i've got hose to cover it if not.

so i got stuff done today, just not the stuff i'd planned on. and i made it through kitty adoption day at petsmart without caving. (they didn't have any marked as "good with dogs")

sooooo, poison ivy....

how dead is safe? like, is crispy and brown for weeks now okay? and how long would it take to show up if it wasn't?

Saturday, August 19, 2006

look what gail found!

i'm startin' rehearsals Monday, but in english.

dear maggie,

Here is your horoscope
for Saturday, August 19:

Make your house a home. Devote your time to taking care of those items that you've been putting off for far too long. It's amazing how much better you'll feel when your house is spic and span. Get started now!


hellooooo kitty

this made me laugh. Hello Kitty and Diet Coke: A Natural Mathematical Progression

via conservative cat

kitty spots....

another cosmo pic Posted by Picasa

not a great picture, but i thought it was interesting she liked one of Bosco's favorite spots. the piano? no so much. she'd head for under the bed if anyone started playing it.

Carnival of the Cats is at Red Peonies this week.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

i think dad snapped this one... Posted by Picasa

across the pond... Posted by Picasa

more bon festival pics... Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 14, 2006

home again home again, blah, blah, blah.....

I made it home this afternoon. flight wasn't bad. i flew out of a tiny airport so security wasn't an issue either. I slept poorly last night(took some extra sudafed so i'd be able to breath today and wound up waking up every hour or so) and i don't sleep on planes so i wound up conkin' out shortly after i got home, once the cats stopped yelling at me and the puppy decided that it was okay, i was going to sleep not shower the kitties with extra attention. i know you think i'm kidding about the cats yelling at me, but it's true, maggie got to the point that she was opening her mouth and no sound was coming out any more.

and the cats showed their displeasure with me being gone in other ways. stuff knocked off shelves and counters, one thing being a japanese teacup in the bathroom, smashed to bits. Carlos was naked, his collar on the floor by the front door. Roxie had done some extra digging by the back door. anyway, we're all calmed down now.

had a moment of panic at the airport when i couldn't remember where i'd parked my car, thought it was A16, turned out to be A6. but i had no problems getting out of the airport unlike previous trips.

all in all, a good trip, just the right amount of time to be gone.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

obviously i did not get the great tanning genes. ;D

Finally, a pic from the wedding last weekend. me, dad and lola. Posted by Picasa

what it takes to make me conk out before 2 o'clock.....

a day full of stuff. and that was yesterday. started out getting up in time to go meet Frank and Sarah in Stuart. We had lunch, and ice cream, and talked about our dogs and cats. after they left i did some shopping, found some things for rto and roxie. (new squeeky fire hose and a pink collar from a place called puppuccino) went from there to the Bon festival at the Morikami Museum Stayed throught the fireworks, sat in the parking lot forever and then had dinner. yay!

so.... pictures:

these guys RAWKED!!!! Fushu Daiko

and there was dancing...

lanterns on the pond...

and fireworks!

Friday, August 11, 2006

i'm not the only one visiting my parents this week.....

this is cosmo Posted by Picasa

she's staying with my parents while her people are out of town. she spends most of her time under their bed.

update: be sure to check out the Carnival of the Cats at Blog d'Ellison this week. which reminds me, I forgot to mention, last Sunday as we were eating lunch i told my parents i didn't think i could go a whole week without kitties. after we'd finished lunch mom noticed she had a call from Cosmo's parents. spooky.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

sushi trough!

me and dad were waiting for mom.....

dad: you know what sounds good? sushi, let's tell mom that's what's for dinner.

MK: k

we're in the car:


MK: *looses it, starts laughing* uh, I don't know....

dad: c'mon! what do you want for dinner?

MK: um, maybe SUSHI!!!!

mom: yeah, that wasn't planned, i suppose we're heading for the sushi trough.

I just thought that was an entertaining name for the all-you-can eat sushi restaurant, they had other things there, it was all very good. mmmmm. that's the only down side to visiting my parents, I eat well and don't excercise much.

Monday, August 07, 2006

say what?

waiter at denny's after we've asked for drink refills: I'm sorry I didn't understand you because I have an accent.


have had a busy last few days. sang in a cousin's wedding Saturday in Ft. Worth, flew to Florida yesterday. why is it that anytime i get on a plane my brain starts dredging up all the crash info it can remember? fun. anyhoo, had fun seeing family for a few days, and i think my liver has stopped screaming at me. still a bit... distracted.... okay, breaking it down.....

Friday: drove to FW , checked in to hotel, went to wedding rehearsal. i got along fine with the organist, ran through Ave Maria and he said, "I could hug you! it's so rare to get a real singer here." w007! it was a nice, live place to sing. rehearsal dinner was at a mexican restaurant, free margaritas!!! (mom didn't notice, but someone took the last half of her drink while she wasn't looking, i'll write you a note about that later. ;D)

Saturday: went to a bridal brunch, saw some interesting houses, I just stayed at the hotel til wedding time, did the wedding thing, reception (wound up not having to play the piano leading up to that) hopefully danced enough to burn off extra food and alcohol calories. (waiting for pics from Lola) and stayed up till sister who went out with cute boy and wedding party she met at reception got back to hotel.

Sunday: checked out, ate lunch, sat at airport for a long time (time between lunch and getting to airport was not enough to really do anything, but also a long time to wait, i got caught up on the paper) we wound up sitting on the runway for an hour waiting for a storm to clear. other than that the flight was uneventful. i just always panic.

so now i'm in Florida for a week, looks like it will be much cooler than in Texas. I don't know what Sarahk is always whining about. ;D

Friday, August 04, 2006

i love when there's enough light

maggie close up Posted by Picasa

Carnival of the Cats is at the mother ship this weekend. Laurence would like to set a record for participants, it's not to late to post your own pics and send them in!!!

this is typical

and we wonder why i can't stay awake in the afternoon.... Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 03, 2006

i can quit anytime!!!!

Mom (calling from some hotel in Denton): oh, dad's trying to figure out the internet connection....

MK: oh, that reminds me, i keep meaning to look and see if the place we're staying this weekend....

Mom: maggie, you can't stay on the computer all night.

MK: what time is the wedding?

Mom: you'll have roommates....



MK: just Laura....

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


well, i got to leave work early today since the person i work with was sick. so i went shopping. thinking it might be nice to wear something new for the wedding this weekend, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. seems i have some kind of mutant body. or i'm fat, but don't have the chest to go with it. is it too much to ask for something cute but covering?(or i suppose i could invest in one of these) i realize it's my size that's causing the problem really. i'm just not ready to dress like my mom yet. ;D