I am SO over this winter thing

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Aw, trek posted a purple house picture for me! (More purple houses from 2007.)

Kitty nirvana? Ah, if only it had a sunbeam, too.

Brilliant! O noes! And oh, the cute, it burns

Remember the Control-A-Cat Remote? Gizmodo weighs in.

Here’s a clever litterbox hack from ikea hacker – if I hadn’t finally managed to find an extra large litterbox for Chaos some years ago, I’d definitely try this out.

Nicola provides some interesting links if you’re wondering what exactly an alpha hero is.

Reading Update
Destiny Kills (Myth and Magic, Book 1) by Keri Arthur. What if there were sea dragons and sky dragons and each had human forms? This totally sucked me in and I’m looking forward to the second book.
The Magic Knot by Helen Scott Taylor. Fairies and piskies and a druid! I picked this up from the library because I’d read a raving review of it. The story was good, but the writing was simplistic. Meh.
The Wild Road (Dirk & Steele, Book 8 ) by Marjorie M. Liu. Excellent non-vampire paranormal romance. I’ve just reserved the first several books of the series so I can read them in order.
The Vampire’s Seduction (The Savannah Vampires, Book 1) by Raven Hart. Told alternately by two vampires, Jack and William, this book drew me in slowly and suddenly I couldn’t put it down!
Kiss and Tell, Hide and Seek, and On Thin Ice (The Men of T-FLAC: The Wrights, Books 2-3, 6) by Cherry Adair. Not paranormal at all, but I’m a sucker for interconnected storylines like this. However, I’m not exerting any effort to read the series in order.
Succubus Takes Manhattan by Nina Harper. The second in this series, it also suffers from the same “ohmigod-I’ve-run-over-my-page-count-and-have-to-end-here-even-though-it-doesn’t-make-a-lot-of-sense” feeling of the first book. It’s a shame, because these are clever and decently written… although plotting the story against a calendar might lead to fewer disconcerting time discontinuities.
Salvation in Death by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts). A solid Eve Dallas/Roarke mystery. Mmmm, Roarke.


“Blog readers, blog readers, hiding somewhere beyond the vet, who’s the cutest kitty of all?” -Mayhem

28 thoughts on “I am SO over this winter thing”

  1. We woke up to another 11 or more inches of snow, a cancelled school day (on the monday after vacation), and not so sadly, a delayed work opening.

  2. Boy.. talk about some ‘negative Nellys’ over at that website in the comments! I think that’s a brilliant idea, especially if you want a white box for your white bathroom.

  3. “Brilliant” is brilliant.

    Couldn’t paint our house purple; something about it in the homeowner’s association notes or something. No pink flamingos on the lawn either…

  4. ahh – little May belly… I bet you wish you had one of those radiator cuddle spots, don’t you! (My kitties would go wild!)
    And I am so totally sharing that litter box idea with my daughter Erin. Her studio apt is so teensy. thanks Chris!

  5. Why you, of course, May. But you already knew that.

    Great LOLcats. I think I may have found my own litterbox problem solution. *Crosses fingers*

    My cat always uses the litterbox, but stands with her butt right at the edge of it, and often misses. We’ve tried bigger boxes, taller boxes, covered boxes, and nothing has helped. But yesterday I saw a helpful comment about it – a guy said the problem seemed to be “tail freedom”, and that his cat didn’t want its tail touching the sides of the litterbox. His solution was to buy a really low-sided box so that even when the cat squats, its tail doesn’t hit the edge. I’m going out litterbox shopping today.

  6. I love the kitty and the plant photo. Merlin used to love curling up round our banana plant like that. I also love that life imitates art linkie.

  7. *smacking self in forehead over ikea hacker litter box*

    Why didn’t I come up with this option? It would have saved me the money wasted on the B**da dome that they hated and that was impossible to clean (because it’s round). Three big tubs side by side would solve my problems at under $20 at Big L*ts. SIGH

  8. Ikea Hacker is fascinating. I had no idea it was out there. Sadly, no Ikea within 120 miles of us, but I’ve heard of people who actually drive 300+ with a trailer.

  9. Yes, we had a lovely drive on Friday night – a lovely accident on Highway 100 and many putsy drivers on relatively clear roads (once we got out of MN).

  10. Soon this winter thing will be over… if it takes much longer though, I say we all get our our random heating devices (hair dryer, space heater, fire stick) and make spring come faster.

  11. LOLcats has been especially funny lately. I like that litter box idea. Katie isn’t that large but it’s still a great idea for smaller cats too.

  12. Your title is what has kept me from moving back north. Although, this summer, I’ll question that.

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