Note to self: If you’re going to buy an electric lawnmower, you need to charge the sucker up after it’s been sitting in the shed all winter. That is, if you intend to mow the lawn. If you don’t want to mow the lawn, just forget to do it.
Hello everyone, how are you doing? Fine? That’s super! Had a nice relaxing day away from the computer. You know, because I’m “working at home” and jobhunting and keeping up with this site and email, I’m on the computer a LOT. Every day. So today was “get the hell away from the computer” day. It seems to have worked out well, although I have a crapload of mail to wade through. It’s not going to be pretty next week when I’m on vacation (i.e. computer-free) for 6 days.
So far I have someone who will do updates for two of the days, and I’m going to see if I can do email via my cell phone for the other 3. Or maybe I’ll just let you all suffer, so that you’ll really appreciate me when I get back.
Oh, this was in the news as an update to the cat lady story: ” The tenant is now responding to the charges and she said what inspectional services saw were only three dead cats and 150 pounds of beef kidneys.” Oh RIGHT. They couldn’t tell the difference. And the feces came from where? And the fact it was so bad that it was condemned? Where was she storing the 150 pounds of beef kidneys, in the living room?
I was reading more about that horrendous story about the cat breeder on Beacon Hill whose apartment was filled with 60 dead cats. Turns out this isn’t the first time she’s the cause of an apartment being condemned from feces, etc.
Then I looked her up on google, and while her site has been pulled down, you can look at a cache of it. This is what Heidi The Dead Cat Lady had to say about her business (emphasis is mine).
“Silver Circle Persians is a non-profit organization. Cat breeding is a serious hobby, and is not considered a business endeavour. Jay and Heidi’s compassion and combined effort make this cattery a reality. Jay Murthy is a Howard Hughes Fellow in Genetics (Molecular Biology) at Harvard University, Jay’s goal is to work on cutting edge research in Human Genetics, pharmacology and teach. Heidi Erickson is a third generation Persian breeder, student of law and is employed as a legal administrator on Beacon Hill, Heidi formerly progressed the research into the genetics of behavior under Dr.s Jerome Kagan and Evan Balaban of Harvard University, and cancer regression under Nobel-Laureate Dr. Charles Huggins, University of Chicago, Ben May Cancer Research Institute. Heidi’s goal is to promote the medical uses of animal therapists especially cats as a aid to the improvement of medical conditions and to relieve the burden of illness.
Jay and Heidi are both co-owners of most of the cats bred, shown or owned by Silver Circle and their endeavors include investigation into the genetic relationships of behavior and expression of blue-eye with white coat including the phenomenon of deafness in the Persian. Through their combined effort they maintain the genetic integrity and sweetness of the kittens they produce while they further promote responsible breeding among breeders and lobby for the use of companion felines for the improvement of human health. All the while they love and nurture their beloved cats.
Boy, there’s nothing freakier than an unexpected noise when you’re alone in the house. I’m talking about the ghost in the toy room that decided to make my son’s toy cell phone ring. As I said in an email to some friends, “Should I answer it?”
Now Junior uses this phone to call “his boss” who he pretends is asking him to do work stuff, etc. You know, imitating daddy. So of course his dad replied to my email and said “You should answer it…maybe Junior’s boss is going to offer you a job!”
Ahhh, I would but I don’t want to get paid in invisible money. (Is there enough invisible stuff in my life already? Although my invisible daughter-in-law Julia has been strangely silent the past couple of weeks.)
And the winner of the “I don’t understand you people” award is the person who ended up here by doing an AOL search on “scott peterson underwear”. As in “boxers or briefs”? I have no idea. This is the wrong place for this kind of search, regardless of this site’s placement on your results page. Really. You can go now.