Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Guess what. We watched Oprah today. We recently subscribed to a different TeeVee service and we found Oprah on one of our many channels. She often talks about -- oh -- something like living your best life and stuff like that. Today it was abundance. Or how to love yourself. Or... creative visualization. I don't exactly remember because I slept through most of it to be perfectly honest.
And when I woke up I had an abundance of stinky goodness and that's good enough for me.
Nice to see you, Oprah.
Monday, January 26, 2009
You know, if there's one thing I can say about our woman, it's that she keeps our faces clean. If we have one little eye, nose, or ear bugger, then she gets up in our faces and wipes them away. I don't mind, really, except that sometimes she gets a little over zealous and wipes too hard and then I have to leave the room immediately.
Friday, January 23, 2009
This is Pumpkin helping the woman with a stained glass project. The project didn't pan out very well (if you ask me) but it wasn't Pumpy's fault. He was merely lending moral support. There will be no more arty classes for the woman this winter as it's too cold and wet and dark outside.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
From Jane Hamsher at Firedoglake:
It's hard to fully comprehend the fact that Barack Hussein Obama is now President of the United States.
The notion of American exceptionalism has been used to rationalize everything from Manifest Destiny to our current forays into nation building, and it frequently goes hand in hand with the idea that the West in in decline. But the faces of the two million people on the mall today, standing as proxies for the 63 million who turned out to vote for Barack Obama last November, are testament to the fact that America is not doomed to decline but rather equal to the task of reinventing herself in the twenty-first century. That as a people we are capable of shaking off antiquated notions, failed ideas and ideologies, our prejudices and our obsolete certitudes as we see them to be inadequate to address the profound challenges before us.
We now have a President whose experience is informed by a multiracial, multicultural and international heritage. Never before has there been a world leader of Obama's stature who reflects the face of an increasingly globally interdependent planet, whose very existence fundamentally challenges the narrow assumptions of class and race that have determined a narrow corridor of ideas that have limited our palate of choices. As he assumes the American Presidency, we have shown that as a nation we have retained the heritage of our radical founders, and are bold enough and brave enough to open up not only our own country but the world to the talented individuals and the leadership we need to reinvigorate ourselves.
If America is truly an exceptional nation, there is no clearer manifestation of that than the fact that we had the courage to elect Barack Obama.
That's why we watched the inauguration and that's why the woman cried.
And then the dog ate her tissues.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
This is our friend, Neville. He's going snowboarding in Western Canada next week and he asked me what the price of a bottle of beer and an average meal is in Canada. So I'm wondering if there might be any Canadian kitties out there who might know the answers to these and other pressing questions. Neville needs to budget for his trip.
That is all for today.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Our lady bean came back from her travels yesterday. She showed me this photo of her favorite store in NYC. So if you're ever in NY, you should go there.
She was very concerned about the bite mark in my ear. This happened cold evening whilst I was on the desk chair in the living room. Pumpy wanted to cuddle up with me and I was NOT in the mood and so a loud argument ensued and Pumpy bit me in the ear. The food dude had to break it up and one loud shout from him settled the matter immediately. We ended up sleeping together anyway and Pumpy kept me warm.
Other than that, the situation in our house remained relatively stable while she was gone.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Sorry for the recycled photo but our lady bean went away yesterday and Pumpy and I are being looked after by the food dude. It's been a little chaotic as he is not as responsive to my polite requests as the woman.
I want to wish you all a very happy New Year. May we all find peace and get more snacks in the upcoming year.