I totally want this in my house

What I Need is a Cat Condo

Hey everyone (all 12 of you, HI DAD!) I’ve been spending so much time on the computer that my eyeballs hurt, but not on my blog. Obviously. I’m still working on my short-term rental project which has (so far) only netted me one completely insane contact. That’s insane insane, BTW. The one thing keeping me sane […]

I realize he is bloody and has a black eye but who's looking at his face?

Post-Narcissistic Celebrity Jam Session

I had a doozy of a dream last night. I dreamt I was both Ed Norton’s character and Tyler Durden (played by Brad Pitt) in Fight Club. If you haven’t seen it, see it if for no other reason than to understand how unbelievably hot Brad was in it. And because it’s a great film (and novel). So […]


A Resolution I Can Keep

Would you believe me if I told you that this was a randomly generated resolution? No lie. Have you heard about cat cafés? They are all the rage in Asia and Europe and they have made it to the states. It’s where you can get a coffee and pet a bunch of friggin’ cats. A friend […]


It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

… when Christmas is over. People, I tried. (If you haven’t already gathered, I wrote this a week ago but was too lazy to post it.) I tried super hard to be all Christmassy and I think I might have even kinda sorta pulled it off as far as my kids are concerned. However, I’m […]

2014 in Review

(This blog was made by robots) The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 56,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about […]

He has very large paws. Maybe he is part Maine Coon

Merry Christmas, I Lost Your Cat

We had a close call just as it got dark last night. The door to the outside swung open and the kitten went missing. It was full-on freak-out conditions. The kids were crying, I was screaming orders at the top of my lungs while desperately trying to find a working flashlight and it was sheer chaos. Itchy and I […]

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It’s Kitten Time!

I haven’t heard back from the breeder who put her adult Forest Cat up for adoption. I fear that she may have Googled me and come upon some rather unsavory details about me and my relationship with cats. Yggdrasil and I may not be meant to be. I decided that if she approves me for […]

Gorgeous grounds lit up for the holiday

Holidays are My Weakness

Can anyone guess the book title I’m riffing on? No one is perfect, that’s a fact. I am especially imperfect but I try really hard to do better which usually involves me apologizing to my kids for flying off the handle for something inconsequential. Holidays are a weakness of mine, not because I can’t resist them but […]

My tiny pole friend

I Don’t Believe in Chi and I Don’t Like Chai

I am not a woo-woo person. I tend to disregard anything out of hand if it even smacks a little bit of cosmic new-ageyness. Yet yesterday I thought (though I didn’t say it until now) that I needed to replenish my chi. You know, life force. And I hate chai which is apropos of nothing […]