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Cut for photos, personal rambling, and a little TMI )

Finally, a request: recommendations for English (the country, not just the language) books written between 1820 and 1890. Sometime in there the word "nice" went from meaning "excessively particular" to meaning roughly what it does today, and I'm interested in reading the nuances of the change, if such a thing can be done.

Thank you, and good night!

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...is difficult.
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This morning the kittens called for their breakfast in a perfect fifth harmonic interval (F#, I think).

Shadow is the soprano, Dylan the alto. (Yeah, I know they're boys, but I suspect it works differently for cats.)

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LOLShadow )

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To those of you who called for pictures, here they are: )

Or you could just watch the video. (Disclaimer: It's 5 minutes of my kittens playing; nothing else.)



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So the boys did make Bathtub Ball a tradition: three times in one day, no less. And then they lost their ball, and 10 minutes of crawling around on my hands and knees weren't enough for me to find it.

So on my way home today I stopped by Target and bought a package of ping-pong balls and a package of spongy rubber balls.

The ping-pong ball was a qualified success: they loved it so much that they kept batting it out of the tub. Since this wasn't supposed to be a game of "teach-Tesla-to-fetch," I replaced it with the rubber ball. So far this is also amusing, makes a different and altogether appealing sound, and has not yet been tossed out of the tub. But I'm not thrilled about this ball: it's smaller, and the texture makes me think that they might want to chew on it, which doesn't strike me as a great idea. I'll replace it with the ping-pong ball before I go to bed.

The package of rubber balls says "Made in China," which is surprising because they're very light; I thought that lead was supposed to be heavy.
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Last night I thought that bathtub-ball would be a novelty that I introduced and the boys played once.

This morning, while I was at my ablutions, they hopped right into the tub and started game 2.

I wonder whether they'll feel betrayed when I fill it with water again? I'll be sure to take out their ball first.
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Shadow files himself under 'Current Work' )

Because, dontcha know, he really is a piece of work.

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For [livejournal.com profile] drakemonger: the hotel has a free shuttle from the Mall of America, which is eminently busable. I would try calling the hotel to find out about shuttle frequency, if I were you.

I am getting so sick of being half-sick I could scream. What is up with this nonsense?

In better news, I now have a new soundtrack to my life: a loud and constant purring.

Hi!

Mar. 19th, 2008 07:37 pm
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Okay, let's see:

Happy change your birth icon's internationality day, [livejournal.com profile] minnehaha K!

I have kittens! That's Shadow on the left and Dylan on the right. They're about six months old and absolutely delightful. I found them on Petfinder.com and drove out to get them a week and a half ago. Also, they're rambunctious little guys, and love to go gallop all over me in the middle of the night. I'm trying to socialize them, and so far it's going well0.2555555555

(Shadow is helping me type.)

cut for photos )

I harvested my kumquats a few days ago. I got about 3 dozen of them, which doesn't sound like much until you realize that the tree that they came from is only 26" tall. It was tipping over, but I think it's happier now. (For reference, the fruits are about 1.5" long. And isn't that a great colander?)

I got a "sort-of" cold, but I think it's gone now. It made me miss a couple of things that I really wanted to do. I'm extremely ready to be done with this.

Work is going wonderfully, although I had forgotten how incredibly easy systems analysis can be. I've been doing all this weird, nebulous, challenging stuff for so long that I tend to lose track of what other people do. Well, now I'm doing it. Anyway, I love it when I can get things done and checked off.

[livejournal.com profile] mizzlaurajean, did you say that you had used Angie's List? I'm contemplating subscribing, and would love to hear your thoughts. Also, when are you and your dear husband coming to meet my kittens?

So anyway, sorry if I missed anything while I fell off the face of the planet. I think I may be back now.



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