Friday, August 31, 2012

Silver Sylvie Saturday

Mom went out shopping yesterday and came home with this.  It looks a lot like the old metal machine, but it is different. This one has built-in GPS and blue teeth!!! Mom has already given it a name. She says the name is French, sophisticated and female. The name is Sylvie.

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thursday Truth

I am NOT getting in that box.

You can't make me.

No how, no way.

Millie, this is the second day in a row you won't get in the box.  You HAVE to get in the box sooner or later.

I do not care. I am NOT getting in that box. No, no, no.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Almost Wordless Wednesday

You can make the bed now, Mom. I found another place to nap.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tattle-Tale Tuesday

Mom bought herself a new backpack. She got it from Timbuk2, and the reason it is so cool looking is because she had them make it just for her.  Mom likes it because her tippy tappy lapbox can fit inside along with all her other goodies she needs when she travels. 

Mom and I watched Roger Federer beat the young American Donald Young last night. Mom kinda felt sorry for the kid, getting the world #1 player in the first round at the US Open. Mom says that one of these days we are going to go to see it Live.

Which makes me wonder... If it's Live when you are there in purrson, what is it when you are watching it on TV?

Have I told you lately how glad I am to be a Cat?

Monday, August 27, 2012

Millie Monday

Mom can't make the bed if I'm napping on it.
Mom went too Ooo-Ick's yesterday and ate one of these:
It's a "Lob-stah" roll.  She was raving about it. (Dunno why, we all know I much prefer BEEF!)  Mom thinks it's pretty funny when the so-called "chefs" try to make the lobster roll "better."  They add all kinds of silly stuff, but Mom says all it needs is Lobster, mayo, and a toasted hot dog roll. Mom adds some finely chopped celery, a little lemon juice and some pepper.  Mom says, sure you can dress it up, but when you have lovely lobster like this (see those great big chunks?) it's a sin to add anything that takes away from the lobster.

By the way, Mom ate half of this Lobstah Roll before she thought to take a picture of it.

Mom and I will be watching the Tennis. It's a perfect day here in New Hampster, on stay-cation day 3.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Saturday Caturday

It's a lovely day out. It's sunny, warm but not too hot, and it's dry. I love napping in my hammock near the window.  I can watch the world go by, and when I get bored, I just get another napping spot.

Mom, however, is her usual get-up-and-go self. She went out for breakfast, then did some errands.  She went to the pasta and cheese place and got some fresh pasta and lots of nice cheese (duh!).  Then she went shopping for Auntie Karate's birthday present. She came home and made herself her current favorite sandwich, a BLT with avocado and spicy mayo.  Then she did the washing machine shuffle, changed the sheets on the bed and washed the dirty dishes.

Before you think Mom is all work and no play, let me set your mind at ease. She has been reading the new biography of Julia Child, Dearie, and enjoying it muchly.  She's also been watching tennis and she went to the local quilt shop to buy fabric.

Day One of Stay-cation is pretty good so far.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Fantastic Friday

Mom's stay-cation is almost here. I am furry excited.  Here are some of the things she will do:

  • Watch the Tennis (duh)
  • Sew on her Black Box quilt
  • Read the newest Armand Gamache book by Louise Penny, which will come out on Tuesday. Mom is particularly excited because it will be delivered to her Kindle by magic that day.
  • Watch Project Runway (o my Bast was she angry at Ven last night. He was whining because he had to make a dress for a "plus-sized woman)
  • Make some stupid Basil Pesto.
  • Celebrate Auntie Karate's 50th birthday (tomorrow)
  • Give me lots and lots of scritches
  • Bring me here.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thursday Thoughts

Only two more sleeps until Mom's on stay-cation.  She will be watching tennis and sewing on her quilts. We are both looking forward to it.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wired Cats

Mom reads WIRED magazine. (What can I say? She's a geek.)  This month, the magazine has an article about "Why Kittehs Rule the Internets."

No Kidding.

The author talks about Maru. He would like to meet Maru. (Which is impossible. Nobody even knows where Maru lives.) 

Anyway, that cats rule the internet is no surprise to me, or you either, but there was one quote that Mom and I thought was pretty funny:

Well, like, duh.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


You all know Maru, don't you?  He's the world's most famous cat.  He's on tv, and he has a squillion videos on YouTube. I am a big fan of Maru.
He's famous for running across the room and sliding into an open box, but my favorite is the one with the Big Box. (Go watch it now. It's really funny.)

ANYWAY!!! Maru has a book out now, and Mom got it for me. Here is The Most AMAZING Thing about Maru:

He only weighs 12 pounds!!!!  I always thought he was a great big fat mancat, but really, he's just a bit bigger than me!! He doesn't like being held either.

Maybe we're related.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Millie Monday

Maybe if I sit on all Mom's stuff she won't leave to go day hunting.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Scritches Saturday

I like to get scritches every morning after breakfast.  I'm pretty insistent.  Fortunately my Mom expects this and makes time for me.

I am such a lucky girlcat.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Fam Friday

Mr Karate was visiting last night. He surprised Mom at her day hunting gig yesterday by showing up on a yellow motorcycle. He told Mom he is going to the desert to see a man burning. I may only be a cat but I don't think I'd want to be anybody burning and I certainly wouldn't enjoy being in a metal masheen for three or four days to get there.

But hey, he's Family, so I'll trust he knows what he's doing.

Have I told you lately how glad I am to be a cat?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Truth Is Out

Why did Mom clean the house last weekend? The real reason?  A quilting buddy of hers will be visiting on Saturday.  Big Whoop.

Then Mom told me her friend is particularly interested in meeting ME!

Well, that changes everything.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Happy 100th Birthday Julia Child!

I'm pretty sure I would have loved Julia Child.  She was smart and funny, and she was a good cook.  Mom's got lots of her books, and loved watching Julia on TV.
Happy 100th Birthday Julia, thanks for teaching America to cook!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tuxie Tuesday

I like making Mom get down on the floor to get a nice picture of me!  Go Mom!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Easy Like Sunday

 I think I have to eat some crow.  I mean, Mom proved me wrong, so I have to paw up and admit it.

Mom cleaned the house.  I mean CLEANED it. She did all the laundry, washed all the dishes and the pots and pans, cleaned the stuff off all the tables.  She changed the sheets and made the bed. She cleaned the litterboxes and the human litterbox room.  She went food hunting and paid all the Mr Bills. She even dragged the rug sucking monster all over the house and then washed the floors.

So now we both get to take it really easy today.  I'll be napping wherever I want, and Mom will be watching the Olympics (we already watched the Marathon) and sewing.  Even though it's raining outside it's gonna be a good day.

PS, Happy Birthday Mr Big!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Google Olympics Doodles

Have you been stuck at your computer playing the latest Google doodles? Mom and I have been running the hurdles, shooting basketball hoops, kayaking and today, trying to block goals in soccer (football.) You can read about them here and  here and here.

Otherwise I have been enjoying napping under the wing chair where it's cool.  Mom's been doing the day hunting thing and not much else.  Megan gave me grief about telling everybody she's been slacking at housework lately, and she's right, I suppose.  Mom has been working hard and she was sick.  But I didn't tell anything other than the truth.  The house is kinda messy. Mom says it's hot and sticky and her get-up-and-go has got-up-and-left. Mom has been providing me with my favorite stinky goodness, my best crunchies, my favorite treats at treat time.  She's been keeping the litter box tidy and satisfying my needs for scritches any time I want, so on that score she's top notch.

Now if I can just figure out how to be a better soccer goalie....

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Truthful Thursday

Mom's been doing a lot of sewing lately and has been neglecting the housework. There are dirty pots and pans on the kitchen counter and she still hasn't folded the laundry from last weekend.  Yeah, I know she's been teaching and watching the Olympics, but. 

Fortunately one of us has been keeping up appearances.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Tsk, tsk Tuesday

Mom's feeling better,  but she's still kinda tired so she's been taking it easy.  I've been napping under the bed where it's cool and quiet.

Mom's been doing good on the WW thing. She says her Red Velvet Cupcakes are 8 Points Plus on the WW thing, in case any bean is interested.  On her birthday, she ate three.

tsk tsk!

Sunday, August 05, 2012

My Gotcha Day!

O my Bast!  Lookit what happens when your Mom is busy, Roger Federer is playing tennis at the Olympics and the Hots are here. You forget it's your Gotcha Day.  Holy Bast!

It's my SIXTH Gotcha-versary!  WHEE!!!!!

Lookit me. Napping on Mom's lap.  Life is pretty good.  Thanks Mom, for giving me an awesome home!

The Fountain

Mom knows I've been drinking from my new water fountain because she keeps refilling it.  But she never sees me do it, and when she does, she hasn't got her little camera. 

This morning was different.  Now the whole world knows I not only drink from the fountain, but I like to lap the water from the spout.

Mom and I are going to settle in and watch the Men's Gold Medal Tennis match at the Olympics today. It should be good.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Formerly Feral Friday

Mom's feeling better, but she's been glued to the TV watching the Olympics and I have to confess I've been watching too. 

Have you been staying up too late too?

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Truthful Thursday

I've done my job too well.  Mom isn't sick anymore and she left me to go day hunting. I guess I'll cover this quilt with my furs.