RIP Gazette

I fed the outside tortoise-shell type kitty, Gazette, this morning.  She was happy to see me and meowed FEED ME FEED ME like she always does when the canned food comes out.  She scarfed it down as usual and walked toward the garage door.  I went back in the house and hit the shower.   15 minutes later Bob went in and she was dead with her eyes open.  Looks like she walked to the door and just tipped over, dead.

She was somewhere between 15 and 18 years old.  We recently moved and she hadn’t really adjusted very well to the move.  She was born in the garage in the old house and had never lived anywhere else.  I tried to get her to become a house cat when I first moved in but she always preferred the garage.

She was very loving and mellow.  She was also the most allergy-producing cat I’ve ever been around.  She did that to everyone.  Hold her, pet her, go wash face and hands if you wanted to be able to see.   Eye-watering cat. She drooled when she was happy.  I will miss her.

Unconscious Mutterings

I say … and you think … ?

  1. Return ::
  2. Alarms ::
  3. State ::
  4. Picture frame ::
  5. Wreath ::
  6. Arrest ::
  7. Sincere ::
  8. Nathan ::
  9. Bag ::
  10. Arched ::


Here’s mine.

I say … and you think … ?

  1. Return :: your books!
  2. Alarms :: silent
  3. State :: of panic
  4. Picture frame ::
  5. Wreath :: Christmas door
  6. Arrest :: -ed Development
  7. Sincere :: apologies
  8. Nathan :: Fillion
  9. Bag :: of pigs
  10. Arched :: eyebrows

Number 9 may require some explanation.  You can read it  here.


Mair starts her groovy new job tomorrow.  Good Luck, Mair!  Knock ’em dead!  Break a leg!  Keep us all post!


September 18: etm.

Latin abbreviation for the literal translation of “and shit“, specifically, “et merda”. Just like “etc.” (and so forth), “i.e.” (that is), and “e.g.” (for example), “etm.” can be used to abbreviate “and shit“.

At the farmer’s market I got tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, etm.

I was just taking care of bills etm. before he came over.


Very early here, and this made me laugh.  Might not be so funny in 4 hours but ….

I keep writing to you all (and you know who you are) in my head but it hasn’t quite been making it to the blog.  Soon!  I’m still in the throes of putting the house together, etm., and it still looks like a nightmare in here.  Aaaaaaaargh! Seriously, I feel like a hoarder with my little paths through the rooms.  Scary.  And I still have half a Pod to empty.  Yikes!   Can you say Freecycle?!!