mis_creation: (Baby Dixie)
Nefret has started playing catch. Well, sort of. It's adorable and I'll try to get a movie-thing of it soon. She catches pretty well for someone without thumbs...

So... life goes on. I signed up for Inboxdollars, which has been interesting so far. I get an e-mail, I click, they credit a couple cents to my account. And I don't have to give out my billing info, so it's all good. They'll send me a check when it gets to something like $30.

I have two pet-sitting gigs happening in the next two weeks, so that's going to be a nice bit of cash in my pocket.

Still being a wanker and not turning in applications for other jobs because I'm a procrastinator and a chicken.

I actually managed to do laundry the other day. Two full loads, even, without my sister whining that she needs the machines.

I really wish I could think of something to say. But I really can't. It's just been more of the same for me.

My parents seem to have almost gotten a couple puppies today. But they resisted. Daddy says he's not "ready" for another dog. It's been seven years since we had to put Dixie down. I'm not ready for another dog either, but that's because mom and I will be doing the bulk of the care because dad's never home...

*****

And now for something completely different. From Foreantimes.com headlines:

Greeks used checmical warfare in ancient times. Yeah, I'm sorry, but didn't someone already come to this conclusion, like, years ago? And wrote a book about it?

Orangutan apparently taught herself (her name is Bonnie *forehead smack*) to whistle.

Plague of Porcupines in Colorado. (I'll take "plagues that didn't make it into the Bible for $400, Alex...)

Cute but disturbingly big ears....

*****

I haven't decided if I want to watch anything on Tuesday or not. On the one hand, hey, historic moment here. On the other hand... ugh, politics. Will think on it...

Stuff

Nov. 29th, 2008 08:54 pm
mis_creation: (Hellions)
I hit 44,000 words. This makes me very happy.

I haven't written anything yet today. That doesn't.

I have tomorrow off, though, so I can hopefully bang out some portion of the remaining 6k today and then do the rest tomorrow.

Um, lessee...

I totally have to remember to charge my camera batteries. Because I need to take movies of Nefret playing like whoa, because she is hilarious.

Oh, speaking of hilarious cats, I recently was linked to this (by I think [livejournal.com profile] nmalfoy though I could be wrong. It is adorkable and awesome.



Several of the follow-ups are amusing as well. I just love this video; it's creative, it's funny, it's got cats, and a cute guy. What more can you really ask for?

...Yeah, I got nothing.

Later!
mis_creation: (Hellions)
In "today".

I had a good day. Posted a few things to get rid of on Craigslist. Worked, did some light shopping, came home, did twenty minutes on the bike, ate dinner, and then came downstairs to write. I also played with Nefret in there, because she loves it when I fish for kitties.

And while writing, I did this:

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Yay! I'm less than four hundred words shy of breaking 30,000, which was basically my goal for this year. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'd be thrilled if I manage to finish. But I'm already thrilled that I beat my word count from last year.

Now, to go update my word count, take care of the kitties and go to bed...

NaNo Day 3

Nov. 3rd, 2008 09:33 am
mis_creation: (Mmmm...coffee...)
To-Do List:

~ Take Nefret to her 10:45 vet appointment, where she's probably going to have to get a shot. ...Ooh, she's not gonna like this one...
~ Do dishes
~ Write more on The NaNo
~ Go to work
~ Put dishes away

And somewhere in there I'm going to, like eat and shower and stuff....

I may swing by my favorite coffee place after the vet thing, I havn't decided... If I do that, I could bring in a copy of my resumem 'cause they should be hiring for their new branch, and I love their coffee.
mis_creation: (Mmmm...coffee...)
Hee! Nefret just started playing with one of the mouse toys!

So. Freaking. Cute.

I had thought she just didn't like toys that much, but maybe she'd just never experienced them before. Oops, I think she just bit her head in a rush under the desk... still playing though. I'll see if I can set up a video sometime.

Also, I've actually started my NaNo. It's all intro so far, and no title in sight, but still.
mis_creation: (Diana Tregard)
So I do manage to post something today.

~ I did finish Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers and it was as awesome as I thought it would be. High recommended reading, even if some parts of it did make me want to gag.

~ Halloween party was fun last night. The caramel apple bars are fabulous and actually pretty easy, which is a big plus.

~ Nefret has been getting bitey at me for a while. I think she's just getting a little stir-crazy because she now knows what's outside of this room, and she really loves the cat tower out in the basement hallway. Oh well, I'm hoping to be able to let her out after her follow-up vet visit on Monday.

~ Daylight savings time tonight, whoo! Extra hours of sleep! ...Ooops, sorry Dee, didn't mean to rub it in. That sucks that they're not compensating you somehow...

~ Haven't written anything on my NaNo yet. I'm going to try to get some out by the time I have to crash, or I might try to overcompensate tomorrow. We'll see how that works out...

~ Voted on Halloween, in costume. That was actually really cool, and speedy. I was in and out in no time. Now I just have to wait impatiently for the results...

Okay, off to try to pound out some NaNo story! ...I don't even have a title yet...
mis_creation: (Mmmm...coffee...)
Ryan is right. There's no excuse for not posting.

So, I resolve to post, well, something every day. In my copious free time. Because I do have a lot of that, what with my job only having four-hour shifts, and no second job in sight yet.

Nefret update: she's got an Upper Respiratory Infection, so, basically, she has a Shelter Cold. So, I have to dose her with medicine twice a day, and keep her isolated from the other cats. Which is okay, except now she's been out of the room before, she's bound and determined to do so again.

I guess I lied about the book recs. I'll do those tomorrow.

So, I've decided to try NaNo again this year. I have a concept for a story right now, but no plot. I'm going to go over some of my old stories, see if I can't cobble together a plot from some of those. I just remembered this idea from, I think, junior-high, but I'm going to update it, and grow it up a bit. Most of my ideas from back then had potential, but I was a little too juvenile to do them justice.

Oh, and I got an invitation to go to a Halloween dinner party thing. I'm going to be bringing the dessert, and I'm not sure what to make. Since my work friends seem to be big on themes, it is, of course, Halloween themed. So, I've got a few choices:

1. Apple Brownies (apples are a traditional harvest/fall/divination-at-All-Saint's-Day thing)
2. Caramel Apple Bars (ditto)
3. Fudge with marshmallo topping and call it "Ectoplasmic Fudge" ... probably just 'cause I like saying "Ectoplasmic"...

Okay. I'm off to make more banana bread that mom can actually eat this time!

Really this time, book recs coming up tomorrow!
mis_creation: (Baby Dixie)
(and that's the only time you'll get LOLcatz language out of me)

Glee! So much glee!

So, my birthday was awesome. I got the awesome Dar William's new CD, I got a new iPod Nano named Magellan Jr. (he's purple and has video!), and I got my opal ring back from my friend who had it for years and neither of us knew.

And I got a kitty! My parents agreed that I could get a cat of my very own, so I went to the Humane Society and picked one out.

Her name is Nefret (Mom suggested it, I picked it, her name at the shelter was Mara) and she's a gorgeous tortishell. She's around 2 years old, was a stray, probably very recently had a litter of kittens, but there was just her at the shelter. She's newly spayed. I'm going to have to limit the food I give her, since she just scarfed down probably as much food as she needs in a day. But that's pretty much to be expected with strays.

The plan is to keep her in my room for a week, maybe two, get her and the other cats used to the change through scent and sound first. Then we'll see about putting her in the kitten's cage in the living room, keep her separated so there's no violence, but so they can see each other in the flesh, so to speak.

So, hopefully this will work. She's extremely sweet, very smart. I showed her the log I pulled out of the woodpile for her to scratch on, and she used it perfectly. I just had to slide her paws on it a few times and she went to town.

I got her a kitty bed and a new litter box, since now with four cats we're going to need two of them.

I also cleaned my room like crazy, which is weird but good.

She's very chatty. Not like screaming protest chatty, but kind of chirpy chatty.

My first kitty of my very own!

Pictures forthcoming.

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