For our wedding last September, Adam and I decided to take pictures before the ceremony so we could get a bunch in and worry more about the party after the ceremony instead of where to stand and who to look at. This meant that we spent a couple of hours with our awesome photographer and... Continue Reading →
Adam told me about a professor he had once who told them that color affects people. Yes, I agree. Certain colors affect you when you see them (citation, please?). But no, Adam swears that the guy said that the wavelengths of light from objects that bounce back at you, like from sheets or clothes, will... Continue Reading →
On our honeymoon, Adam and I stopped in Bar Harbor for a bit. I had no idea it was such a port town and there were travelers everywhere. And where there are travelers, there are happy birds. Seagulls and pigeons were just chilling all over the place, expecting a handout. There was one such bird... Continue Reading →
Let me start out by saying that this idea is NOT my own. I swear. I saw my neighbor walking down the street with his cat in one of these strollers. AND. THEN. I. WANTED. ONE. This idea will come to fruition for me and you will see us strolling someday. It sounds a bit... Continue Reading →
Last year we went on vacation with some friends. When we were on the plane, they got bumped up to first class because...well, I'm not so sure how these things work but Dave travels a lot and somehow gets ritzy privileges. Anyway I decided to draw what I thought they were doing up there in first... Continue Reading →
To be honest I have no idea why I wrote this, or what I was thinking (no I don't do drugs, thank you very much) but here it is. And it's 100% true. On a side note, Adam and I did see a spectacular double rainbow on our honeymoon. I have included a picture of... Continue Reading →
Smudge must have learned some passive aggressiveness from Duncan because he's really stepped up his game lately. Smudge has learned that if he's annoying, he'll get attention. Mostly because Adam will say something like, "NO, Smudgey," then proceed to pick him up and then give him love. Now I'm not saying this is Adam's fault... Continue Reading →
I just came back from hanging out with my mom tonight, so I'll post something Mom related. My mom got a kitten when I was about 10 years old. Well, maybe I was like 11 or 12. Anyway, my mom got a kitten when my brother and I were in our formative middle school-ish years.... Continue Reading →
Adam and I were at the airport just hanging out like people with layovers do. As we were waiting a military dude and a dog came walking past us. The dog was special in that s/he was wearing a neckerchief. Adam declared, "Who doesn't love a neckerchief?" and the rest is history.
I was starting up the ol' P90X workouts again and was well into a legs and back routine. I was pumped, sweaty and in it to win it. Just as I was in the middle of my one-legged wall sit (yes, you read right...Tony Horton is a psycho) Duncan came up to check on my... Continue Reading →
I was cruising around Old Navy and stopped to check out the sale items in the baby section. Some of my closest friends are having babies and it's thrown me into a bit of a baby frenzy; there's so much cute stuff out there! So now when I am at the store, I usually check out the... Continue Reading →
I'll be the first to admit it; I wasn't always such a wonderful cat mom in my early years as a cat mom. I got Duncan when I was 20 in college. He's lived quite the adventurous life involving something like 8 apartments with multiple cats and a crazy little dog who tried to eat... Continue Reading →
Sooooo, I really have little to say about this except that this was the only love this bag got from the cats and it was mostly because Smudge likes to burrow and because of cat jealousy.
Duncan has started a delightful little hobby. I love it. He....pillow runs. When Smudge gets nervous/anxious/startled/whathaveyou he likes to obsessively scratch the scratch post. When Duncan get excited lately, he likes to pillow run. He sprints over to the couch, with big eyes, ears back, and prepares himself for an event that is mind-blowing and physically taxing.... Continue Reading →
I was on my way to work one day when I saw what I assumed might kill me. As I quickly made my way back to the apartment I cried out to Adam to rescue me. I just imagined that as I would have stepped over it, it would leap up and attach itself to... Continue Reading →
Adam likes to tell me funny things he hears in the grocery store. This time there was a teenager with his mom and little sister and the mom had a cart FULL of food and this teen boy was not having any of it. He was irritated, tired of shopping/being seen with his mom,... Continue Reading →
I don't know if your cats do this or not, but Duncan will sometimes sit with his tail perfectly straight and without moving it at all. This doesn't sound like it would be weird, but trust me, it is. It makes me think about how weird it is that he is always moving... Continue Reading →
Rawr, part deux To be totally honest, I have no idea what Duncan did to inspire this cattoon, but I seem to recall something about learning about bears getting into food even if the food has been tied up in a tree. I think of those wily bears opening all sorts of treats and... Continue Reading →
My dad told me about a little girl in his neighborhood who has gotten a reputation. She's about ten and awkward, and you know how much I like awkward kids. Anyway, she has been known to cruise the neighborhood surveying the area for "lost" cats. She then "rescues" them, which also includes asking everyone if they... Continue Reading →
Why is it that once the sun sets, my cats go bonkers like they're auditioning for a G rated version of Cats Gone Wild? When I would like to play with them, they would rather loaf about (Duncan really is into crossing his front paws like that now, haha). But as soon as... Continue Reading →
Faves! Today, one of my best friends is having a baby shower for her very first baby! In honor of this momentous occasion, I would like to reflect a bit on her past. Sarah is a a beautiful woman now but we've all had our awkward middle school/high school years, and yes, Sarah did. This... Continue Reading →
Fun! Growing up there was a park near my house right on Lake Erie. As gross as the lake can be, it also provided hours of fun and entertainment. I would go with my friends and dig around in the sand, climb on the rocks, play on the playground, and schtuff. One particular... Continue Reading →
Adam and I were at our local Fresh Market (which kicks ace, by the way) and I stumbled upon the impulse buys of impulse buys. And for those of you who know me, impulse is kind of my thing. What I saw might delight some of you, shock others, and further, might insult some... Continue Reading →
I'll trade you this hotdog for that string cheese. Our friends Jen and Mark just got a cute new baby Siamese cat. What you may not know about me is that I have written two research papers about Siamese cats in my past (yeah, it was in middle school....more on that later...) so I... Continue Reading →
Engaaaaaaaaaaaaaaage! Duncan was sitting really strangely one day with his feet widespread like a little linebacker. He breathed in with vigor and then let it rip. Ew. Don't be gross. He did a POWER MEOW. I think it was vital that his feet were so far apart. It really helped with intensifying the meow. He was really... Continue Reading →
Last weekend Adam and I drove the hour or so to his cousins' house for their beautiful daughter's first birthday party. She was cute and sweet, walking like a champ around the several elderly folk there. No, they weren't grandparents; just the friendly retirees from the neighborhood. One guy left saying, "It's too... Continue Reading →
I was reading posts on Twitter and was inspired yet again to draw from one of them....thanks @TheDailyShow! And I quote... The escaped Bronx Zoo Cobra is officially recaptured. And totally grounded. So, it looks like a certain little lady is going to be locked up with no privileges for a while.
When Duncan wants a really good pet, he uses his Paw of Strength to hold my hand to his face/chest so that I definitely get to the right spots for his pets (chest is his favorite!) and that I don't stop. An added bonus is that when he's really feelin' good and the pets... Continue Reading →
One day Adam and I were cooking in the kitchen and I hear, "Here, you old bean can." I was aghast and hurt that Adam would compare me to a can of beans. Then I realized he actually said something about recycling the can from the beans we were cooking. Oh.
I barely got out alive. Any teacher can tell u (well at least 99%; where 0.5% really really love there kids and the other 0.5% are either oblivious or in denial) that as much as they like there kids, when it gets close to a break we ALL need one. I would be lying... Continue Reading →