marcicat: kismet walking (kismet walking)

The cat is cranky. He doesn’t want to sit on my lap, because I’m wearing shorts and he has a thing about it. (Yeah, I can’t explain it — if I put a blanket over my legs he’d be all set, for like the thirty seconds before we both got too hot.)

He doesn’t want to be under anything. He doesn’t want to be on top of anything that’s too cozy. Lying on the tile floor keeps ending up his final option, but his expression makes it clear that he Does Not Want To Be There.

Anyway, I’ve turned on the AC and moved to the floor so that he can sit *next* to me, which is apparently an acceptable option at this point. This was — not my plan for this portion of the morning, but it’s all good. Any temps over 90F degrees create an automatic option to Just Not on any standard daily plans.

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marcicat: (cats at sunrise)

I’m not sure why, exactly, but this month’s weather is hitting all my summer nostalgia buttons. It’s kind of weird and fun all at the same time; I’m not quite sure what to make of it.

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Jun. 26th, 2017 07:09 am
marcicat: (bird with balloon)

Gosh, it sure is Monday today. Would you look at that. Who would have thought.

some more random thoughts for the day:

*If your workplace is giving you July 4th off (Tuesday) but not the 3rd, today’s a great day to start complaining about it, if you haven’t already.

*How did I not notice that Billy is wearing Jason’s color in the final scene of the Power Rangers movie?

*After bargaining away nearly all of my usual blankets to the cat, cooler temps last night led me to add one of the sofa blankets to my bed, and I did not realize how amazing that would be.

*Why is driving a car so hard?

*I really hope I like Pacific Rim 2.

*The cat has an innate talent for walking across the keyboard and opening itunes. Once he managed to start a movie. I think my computer may like the cat more than it likes me.

*Yes, it’s still Monday.

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marcicat: (tree with rainbow swirls)

Question of the day: why sleep on just one blanket when you could sleep on a whole pile of blankets?

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marcicat: (heart dino)

The best kind of caturday — when there are still TWO MORE weekend days to come!


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May. 20th, 2017 08:25 am
marcicat: kismet sleeping (kismet sleeping)

In addition to being caturday, it’s also fitbit goal day. I don’t think my goal was ‘sleep in, then take a nap.’

On the other hand, why *wasn’t* that my goal?

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marcicat: kismet walking (kismet walking)

Habits I should not have allowed/ignored/encouraged and now fear are too entrenched to change:

1. staying up late

2. letting the cat walk across the laptop keyboard

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Apr. 17th, 2017 07:00 am
marcicat: (dreamsheep (wolf))

I’m not sure I was mentally prepared for it to be 80F degrees-plus yesterday. I mean, I thought I was, but then it happened and I was all ‘WHAT DO I DO IT’S HOT.’

The answer:

1. sit around and read a lot

2. decide that cooking only one thing for the week is probably fine, because surely it will be easier to figure out food later

3. pat the cat

(Actually, a simpler answer would be ‘just do whatever the cat does,’ which was basically sleep and lounge in various places. An A+ plan for almost any day!)

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marcicat: xkcd grownups (xkcd grownups)

Yeah, I’ve got nothing. The calendar tells me we are approaching spring, which seems good.

In the meantime, here’s the cat, fulfilling my life goals:

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marcicat: (yin yang hearts)

After last weekend’s tempting open window experience, we now have 15F degree temps and a brisk wind. Sounds like a good day to stay inside, cook mac and cheese, and not think about work!

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Feb. 25th, 2017 09:36 am
marcicat: nano mug (nano mug)

[Note: It’s not actually spring yet, but we’re having an unusual pre-spring-teaser of warm weather. In other words, the window is open, but I had to turn down the heat to do it.]

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marcicat: (cat says hi)

Confetti! It’s a parade!

We’re not quite back to this yet:

But a lot of the snow has melted off the balcony, and it is tentatively looking like we may get through next week without any snow at all (!!!), which would be hugely helpful for the ‘where do we put it all’ situation as well as the ‘this road surely used to have two lanes’ problem we’ve got going on here at the apartment parking lot.

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marcicat: (pretty songbird)

Things I do when a winter storm is predicted:

1. Rest up. No real reason, I just like naps.

2. Where’s my lantern? Do I even *have* batteries?

3. Snacks.

4. Cozy blankets.

5. Make sure the devices are charged. Charge everything!

Additional very important tasks for today:

1. Pat the cat.

2. Stay hydrated.

3. Pretend like I’m going to do something creative.

4. Did I already mention napping?

5. I mean, at some point I’m going to need to take out the garbage, and the priority chore of the day is vacuuming, so hopefully those too, but come on, we’re on blizzard watch right now!

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Feb. 11th, 2017 09:39 am
marcicat: (snowy cat)

It’s snowing, it’s Saturday, it must be a great day to talk about Snow Leopards!

(photo credit to Daniela Leopatra Ratzenberger, via tumblr)

*Snow leopards can use their tail like a blanket to keep their toe beans warm.

*Live in the mountains!

*Jumbo paws for walking in the snow and also maximum cute.

*Look at that floofin!

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marcicat: (loaf cat)

I get worried about the cat being bored in the winter. There’s just not as much that’s fun for him to do. (Not that he’s running marathons in the summer or anything, but looking out the window is more exciting when there’s a bunch of baby skunks out there than when it’s just a frost-covered pane of glass.)

So it was suggested to me (thanks Mom!) that I show him some cat videos. It turns out youtube has a surprisingly robust selection of videos specifically designed to entertain cats. And he likes them!

(I mean, right now I’m the one watching a squirrel eat birdseed; the cat’s gone off to another room, but he was here earlier!)

Good news: cat is entertained by watching videos of birds

Bonus news: I am also entertained

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marcicat: dreamsheep nano2010 (nano dreamsheep)

Watched a few episodes of the Mary Tyler Moore show last night! AND learned fun facts about it!

Mental Floss: 15 Awfully Big Facts About ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’

Love this one:


It was Grant Tinker’s (Moore’s then-husband) idea to name their new production company MTM Enterprises, and Moore didn’t argue since that meant her name was the company. The similarity to MGM hadn’t gone unnoticed and during an early staff meeting someone suggested that since MTM was a small company, wouldn’t it be cute to have a kitten meow like the MGM lion? A staffer visited an animal shelter in Minneapolis and found several orange kittens (they wanted a cat with a fur color similar to a lion’s) and chose the one with the loudest “mew.” The kitten was named Mimsie and she appeared in many different forms in the production tags of various MTM shows. A crew member adopted her and took her home to San Bernardino, where Mimsie lived until the ripe old age of 20.

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marcicat: stress out and throw vase (stress out and throw vase)

Fantasy weekend plans:

********* vs ***********

Reality weekend plans:

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Jan. 14th, 2017 10:11 am
marcicat: kismet sleeping (kismet sleeping)

Caturday fantasy:

Cozy morning lie-in, cat sleeps on bed next to me.

Caturday reality:

Cat bats at my face until I get up to feed him, then steals my spot on the bed.

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