Friday, September 28, 2007


Ok, so some people kinda post pictures of their cats on Friday. And I usually don't. In fact, I'm NOT a "friday cat blogger"... REALLY

It's NOT MY FAULT that today is Friday. That's a COINCIDENCE. HONEST!!!

Besides, I'm not going to pretend that my cat is typing this - they're not allowed in the room where the computer lives because they chew cords, and I've already had to replace 2 monitors because they chewed thru the data cords. Damn felines.

This is Mindi:

What you can't see in the photo is Mindi's absolutely incredible bright blue eyes. 3/4 Siamese, 1/4 goddessonlyknows. I call them "Siamutts".

This is Kili, helping me to show Leandra how things were coming on during the construction of the quilt we eventually gave to Randy:

And so you may say "How the hell can you tell which is Mindi and which is Kili?" And a good question that is. They are really sisters - from the same litter, even. But Mindi has the white nose, and Kili has a black nose. And although it is hard to see in the photo, Kili has a white "blootch" in the middle of the top of her back, as if she had walked under a newly painted white bridge or something.

Inventory today. Uck. Fiscal year-end suxxors.

479 days

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Crying Kili

The cat is crying. Or talking to herself. I'm not 100% sure.

I cannot see the cat. The cat's sister is pawing at doors that have been closed for weeks and cannot possibly have a cat behind them.

I am in a position where I cannot get up to find the crying cat without massive effort and having to un-do a lot of the housework-chore-work that I'm in the middle of trying to complete. I holler for the cat to come out and tell me what is wrong. (Unlike the poster known as "Wistaria" who believes she holds conversations with her cats, I know damn well Kili has no idea what I'm saying.)

Eventually Kili comes down the stairs with her favorite felt stuffed-mouse toy in her mouth, still "talking". Looks up at me, yells "MAOW!!!!" - then stomps off (yes, STOMPS) and has a bit of a kibble snack.

Cats. *sigh*

480 days

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

On being fat


Taken about 2 years ago - caught in the act of hand-quilting, and with my hair down (it's usually pulled back in a low tail down the back). Not the best photo, but then, I'm not particularly photogenic. I am, however, quite chubby.

Frankly, this is no worry for me. Considering the number of guys who pester me for sex - I'm in no hurtin' spot. I do wonder, however, about men whom I have no interest in, who seem to find a need to make pointed remarks about my physical attributes. This photo is a bit older - taken at a convention - I'm the one on the far right side.

Now, admittedly, I'm behind Dave, so you can't see all of me - but even without that - you CAN see that the "fat" bit certainly is NOT my ass. *grin*

Yeah, I'm fat. I don't really expect that to ever change. Between physical conditions and medicines related to them, there's little chance I'll ever be a teeny-tiny little woman.

But you know what? I have decided that I LIKE it that way. Because #1 - the guys I LIKE - are interested in me. And #2 - the guys who call me a fat-ass and act like fucking jerks DON"T want me - and I'm 250% OK with that - because they're repulsive.

*smiles sweetly*

Thank you for the ladder, Mike.

481 days

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Lord of the Rings

Been doing a bit of MAJOR work around the house, and in need of some background noise. Since the cats have disabled the audio system, and I haven't gotten off my fat derriere to purchase even just a crummy CD player for the livingroom, I popped in LOTR last night while I was working downstairs.

Now, mind you, I ONLY ever will watch or listen to the EXTENDED VERSION of the 3-film trilogy, since the theatrical release should have been named "Lord of the Arwen" considering the oral gratification that was OBVIOUSLY going on involving Mr. Jackson's Johnson and the silicon-enhanced simpering lips of Ms. Tyler. It's the only justification I can imagine for him goosing up the throw-away character of Arwen - a MINOR, BIT CHARACTER in the Tolkein original.

Speaking of Ms. Tyler's pudgy lips, why the heck she felt the need to get all those injections is beyond me - she's got the wide-mouth-frog genes on her dad's side already. [/katty snark]

Anyhow - the LOTR extended version is absolute magick, and great for the "background noise" thing - although it is hard not to sit down and get caught up in the story. Perhaps if I am "good" and finish up all the chores this week, I will reward myself and let me watch the whole thing "marathon" style with popcorn and Pepsi this weekend.

I think I've narrowed down the hotel thing to 2 or 3 choices. Thanks for the suggestions, I will definitely go with a "chain" place, and if I stay a bit outside the city limits that will help on the cost as well.

I think they are going to re-roof my condo. They did the one next-door last week, and this morning there were rolls of roofing material on top of the low-level-ranch outside my upstairs hall window. I wish they would fix the fences first, but every time they screw around with the fences, they end up mutilating my garden. I hate sub-contractors.

482 days

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Mystery Quilt 2007 - Part 7

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Part 4 Part 5 Part 6

Ok, this week we are going to add on some bits to some of the strips we made before.

Grab up 1/2 of the triangle strips, and 25 of the "A" color pieces that you cut as 12 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch pieces. You will have 5 "A" color pieces leftover, and 25 of the triangle strips, put these aside, as you will need them later.

We are going to sew the A color piece to one side of the triangle strips - this is where you need to watch carefully to avoid chopping the points off your triangles! See the drawing below for the placement of the new bit onto your strip:

Carefully iron the new seam toward the "A" strip. Even though the color of the A strip is going to be likely lighter than the "C" pieces that are next to it, the amount of overlapping seam-allowances at the triangle points would make lumps if you iron the other direction. Just like in oatmeal or mashed potatoes, lumps are not a good thing.

Ok - next week more real life photos - for now we are done!!