Archive for the 'illustrated' Category

More Cure.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

More pictures on flickr. 12 of Robert Smith in total. They were taken with no flash–even after dark. Some have been processed a bit, and some were pushing the limits of the digital zoom, but there were at least a dozen salvageable with technology. And, damn, we were /that/ close. […]

Dorien’s first snow.

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Awwwwww…. Dorien got his first taste of snow this morning. I let him out on the back deck and he carefully sniffed at the white drifts, then padded across. Moments later, the cold registered on his paws and he turned, fleeing for the warmth of the house.

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Though I don’t prescribe to any particular religion, I grew up celebrating Christmas with many customs not at all related to Christianity and church. And, over the years, I gathered many customs of my own–some intentional, others accidentally so.
Like the one I’ll perform just before I go to bed tonight–when I turn out all the […]

Another boring update.

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

Whew, I am tired–the end of another weekend came way too fast. And I didn’t even leave the house. Dorien is also exhausted; obviously being this cute takes lots and lots of effort.
Made another attempt at clearing the yard. And, to think, I was glad because there were no pine trees here.
Last time I tried […]

Long weekend, comfort & joy.

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

Spent the lengthy Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends. Is there anything more festive than a crepe paper turkey watching as his real live bretheren are slaughtered, roasted, and consumed? Not really.
Turkey at my dad’s brother’s place is either deep fried, brined and smoked, or brined and grilled. My Uncle C. is a fantastic […]

Halloween, part 1

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

I’m not dead. Really. Some mornings when I wake up right now, I sort of wish I was, but that’s mostly because I wouldn’t have to get out of my nice, warm bed. The nice warm part being the exact opposite of the rest of the house, which is without heat and a bit chilly. […]

Return of the illustrations

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

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An impulsive but mostly practical purchase–between the need to record home improvements, the wish to document Door’s infancy, and the desire to photograph stuff for work and pleasure more cheaply, it was time to make a camera purchase. I didn’t have a lot of spare cash, so I did some research […]

Drive-by cuteness

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

That is all.

Even more cute.

Monday, August 21st, 2006

After an exciting trip to the vet, followed by frequent feedings and medicines, Door finally passes out for a while in the window seat. My friend R responded to this image with “Awwwwww, kittenloaf!” Which I think might be the funniest thing I’ve ever heard.
So far, he’s still pooping like a madman, but doesn’t […]

Catstravaganza. Crapstravaganza.

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

Obviously, I’m using the cel phone’s camera to take pictures. Crappy quality, but hey, it’s what’s here. And I’d hate to let Door’s first week go by undocumented. Add to the list: cheap but functional digital camera.
Ah, the joys of kitten-raisin’. The joys and the pains, as it were.
In the totally joyful column–Door is a […]