May 25 2010

Kevin Costner to Bail out Gulf Oil Spill

Check this out!

May 25 2010

Potential Best Pal or Casual Acquaintance?

Do you ever meet someone you think might become a good friend only to find out, over the next few meetings, that perhaps they do not share your enthusiasm?

I’m friendly. I’m fun. I pay most of my taxes. What’s not to love about me?

I’m gregarious, funny, not horrid to gaze upon. I don’t smell bad or talk endlessly about my kids. I rarely gossip (unless it’s a really juicy tidbit that won’t hurt anyone) I make my bed, I honour the environment and my fellow (wo)man.

What the hell else is there?

Context: recently I met a person who I thought I’d have a lot in common with. This person seems super nice and friendly and I thought that we hit it off pretty well. However, over the course of several other meetings I have begun to feel that maybe I am annoying her/him.

Generally I don’t think that “annoying” is an adjective attached to me. That said, it’s unlikely that annoying people would even know that they are annoying otherwise they likely wouldn’t be so annoying…hmmm, need to ponder that for a moment.

The “person of interest” seems to now cut our conversations short or nods a completely benign smile my way. If I were going to utilize all that personal growth malarkey I’ve invested in, I’d just chalk it up to the person wanting to keep a professional distance or maybe they’re just too busy for new friends.

I can rationalize it any way I like but the fact is that I’m feeling somewhat put out by this, this, this…I can’t even put my finger on it. Indifference (turns out I can put my finger on it! Ha, yay me.)

Anyway, I doubt I will often use my blog to rant about the insecurities of the human condition. I am usually on the other end offering advice on how not to let the small nonsense get to you. I hope no one I gave that advice to is reading this post :)

Tomorrow is another day. I will most definitely see the “person of interest” and I vow to be somewhat less friendly than in past meetings. I figure he/she will likely not notice in which case I will have definitive proof that I am not a lunatic.


May 24 2010

Good News, The Cat Came Back!

Good news. Apparently Jett was just punishing us for being away.
He’s back now.
Enjoy this classic from the National Film Board of Canada in honour of Jett’s homecoming.

May 24 2010

Jett Black, Super Cat Missing!

Oh god, I think our $6000 cat is missing. He didn’t come home last night and he won’t come when called this morning.

I’m sure you may be wondering how a regular tabby cat can cost $6k. Funny story. NOT!

In January some dipshit ran him over. My 8 year old was looking out the window at her kitten,frolicking with the blowing leaves, she went to brush her teeth and when she returned to the window he was pulling himself across the front lawn, back end was toast.

The car that hit him broke his pelvis in 3 places and shattered his femur. He was a mess. It took 5 hours of surgery to pin and duct tape him all back together and 3 months in a big dog kennel in the living room, which did not make him happy.

People chastise me for letting him out again but if you could hear the fuss he makes at having to stay in, you’d let him out too.

Last night Jett didn’t come home :( I’m freaking out. Not necessarily because he’s our beloved family pet, which he is. More because I still haven’t finished paying off his vet debt! I still owe $380. By the way, I personally think that I should get mother of the year for saving the cat when I could have paid off all my debt instead! urrggg.

More than once over the course of Jett’s ordeal I thought that I should have become a Vet. In Canada it costs more for animals to be put back together than people. Sure we have pet-i-care but I bought that for the $1500 Bernese Mtn dog, not the $30 heinz 57 tabby cat.

Anyway, I’ll let you know if he comes home but, for now, I’ll let you peruse his cool xrays that show the broken bones and the fixed bones.

Sad :(