marcicat: (cat in the green)

Cat: napping

Windows: open

Me: in pajamas

Must be the first Caturday of Autumn!

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marcicat: (superhero rainbow shirt)

You know when your feet hurt, and you think ‘do I need to rest them, or do I need to move them?’

And then you maybe do some googling, and you think ‘okay, so either I’m fine, or I’m dying, thanks a lot, google.’

And then maybe there’s some more googling, and you maybe try a combination of resting and moving, and you think ‘I wish I hadn’t started paying so much attention to my physical self, because now I’m noticing all sorts of physical discomforts that I was happily ignoring before.’

And finally you just tell yourself ‘ah, what the heck.’

In conclusion: it’s time to go run/walk/climb/bounce at the Insane Inflatable 5K!

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marcicat: kismet sleeping (kismet sleeping)
Vacuuming is possibly my least favorite chore -- somehow it always takes up far more brain real estate than it really seems to need, and it looms on the to-do list. (Maybe because it's noisy? Or possibly because even once it's done, it's not really finished, because then you still have to empty the vacuum and wonder if you should be doing a better job cleaning the little filter thing?)

Anyway, sometimes I manage to get the vacuuming done EARLY, as in BEFORE THE WEEKEND, and it always feels like a major victory. Which is to say, I vacuumed last night after work, and now the weekend stretches before me like a vast swath of freedom. What shall I do this weekend? Could be anything! The vacuuming is done!

cat <3

Aug. 26th, 2017 08:57 am
marcicat: (starburst)

Of course, one of the best parts of any trip is coming home! Happy Caturday!

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marcicat: (freakout squirrel)

I tried out the “Hannaford To Go” experience yesterday (order groceries online, drive to the store to pick them up). It was interesting.

The best thing about it is that it lets you separate the time it takes to shop and the time it takes to pick up the shopping. So I could pick out my groceries on Thursday afternoon, when I had plenty of time to look at a screen, but couldn’t physically leave to go to the store. (::cough:: I was at work.) And then I could pop over to the store before work on Friday morning and pick them up, a block of time that easily fit driving to the store and back, but would definitely not have accommodated actually shopping.

On the other hand, between the time I placed the order and the pickup, I remembered five other things I probably should have gotten. Also, I’m totally one of those people who has no idea what the product is called, just that ‘it’s usually about here on the shelf, and there’s some purple on the box,’ so that meant I had a second tab open to google stuff to see if I could find enough key words to get it to pop up in the grocery search results.

Still, I promised myself a sticker on the sticker chart for trying something new, and I have a good start on next week’s grocery list, so I’ll call it an overall win.

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caturday

Aug. 5th, 2017 06:34 am
marcicat: (peace dreamsheep)

goals for today:

1. do something

2. eat something

3. drive somewhere

4. wash something

5. pat the cat

So far I’ve managed… #5? Ah well, at least I started with the most important one!

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marcicat: xkcd sunset (xkcd sunset)

Step 1: come up with a plan

Step 2: ???

Step 3: success!

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marcicat: (badger roses)

I’m at that point of the month when I’m startled *both* by how much of it has already passed and how much is left. It’s the 22nd! But there’s still more than a whole week to go!

(Part of it is the weekends, I think. July has five full weekends, which hasn’t happened since April and won’t happen again till December, and it makes the month feel extra long.)

Anyway, it’s weekend #4, so I guess I should figure out what I’m doing with it!

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marcicat: (snowy cat)

This week, in no particular order, I have dreamed about:

1. using a skip-it

2. beef jerky

3. pop-up cards made of wood

4. a UPS delivery driver feud

5. a google conspiracy

And all I can say is: what in the world is going on in there, brain?

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marcicat: (heart dino)

Happy July!

Here’s this month’s door art:

[This one is two pieces of scrapbooking paper as the background, two strips of border from a 2016 calendar (artwork by Adam Guan), and then another 2016 calendar picture (photograph by Kent Mason)]

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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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caturday

Jun. 17th, 2017 08:38 am
marcicat: (badger moon)

I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again: thank goodness for laundry, the chore that does itself while I browse tumblr and take a nap.

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marcicat: (duckling)

Or rather, I’m driving a short distance to a forested area with well-marked trails to tromp around getting sunburned for a while. I can’t wait!

(Really, I’m looking forward to it. It turns out that my ‘regular voice’ and my ‘sarcastic voice’ are pretty identical, which probably says something uncomplimentary about my personality, but I am entirely genuine about this. Trees and sunshine! ::hearts::)

PS: I especially love trail bridges.

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marcicat: (aquarius dreamsheep)

You know what’s great about Wonder Woman’s superhero name? Truth in advertising.

*Wonder Woman: is she a wonder? yes! is she a woman? also yes! a+ name, 100% score

*Batman: is he a bat? no! is he a man? yes. 50% score.

*Superman: is he super? a matter of debate. is he a man? not a human one. score unclear.

*Flash: is he a flash? no. does his power involve flashing? no. is his power light-related? no. very confusing, 0% score.

*Green Lantern: is he green? no. is he a lantern? no. 20% grandfathered score since it’s an inherited title, plus Kermit bonus points, total score 25%.

*Nightwing: is he the night? no, that’s Batman. does he have wings? i don’t think so but to be fair i haven’t followed his character arc. 10% bonus points for it being a cool name anyway.

*Aquaman: pretty good name, actually? being an aquatic man and all that. plus i know almost nothing about this character except that Jason Momoa played Ronon on Stargate Atlantis, so 80% nostalgia score.

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marcicat: (heart dino)

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

DAY 1 PLAN: SLEEP IN: ACHIEVED

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caturday!

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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5K Day!

May. 13th, 2017 06:25 am
marcicat: (cookies)

[Backstory: a business close to the place where I work hosts an annual 5K Run/Walk event; my workplace offers free registration as an incentive to go.]

Alternate names for today’s event, based on this week’s conversations at work:

1. Free Yogurt Day

2. The Please Don’t Rain 5K

3. Tell Me Again Where We’re Parking Day

4. I Didn’t Know The CEO Was Attending; Did You And Does This Change Things; Discussion Points To Follow

5. Show Up To Claim Your T-Shirt Day

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movie day!

May. 6th, 2017 08:21 am
marcicat: (starburst)

Going to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 today. (Volume 2? I’ve just been calling it Guardians2 in emails, even though that makes it potentially confusable with a bunch of other movies. Which reminds me of that great ‘this trilogy makes no sense’ post from back when the first one came out*.)

My prediction for this movie: somewhat garbage, but not 100% garbage.

Why that makes me want to see it more: there’s no pressure — the most disappointing movies for me are when I want them to be amazing, and they’re just not, so this is much more fun. I basically just want it to be moderately entertaining for two hours, give me something to talk about on the internet, and be an excuse to get DBOX tickets (rumble seats!). So far, winning on all fronts.

(*I did look for it. Briefly. Anyway, it was the movie posters for Legend of the Guardians, Rise of the Guardians, and Guardians of the Galaxy, with the caption “This trilogy makes no sense.” There seem to be quite a few variations of it floating around the internet at this point, but I couldn’t find the exact one I was thinking of.)

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marcicat: (summer foliage)

I guess we still need rain, but if we could just get an hour of sun each morning? So the cat could properly bask? That would be really great.

#mood

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