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Well, La Nina Got Here, Anyway

However, here it's in the form of rain, the same rain that was washing out California is now over the Sierra Nevadas and washing away a goodly part of Arizona/Mojave County (en route to Vegas). Vegas, I understand, is likewise having gullywashers. It is raining here in Phoenix right now, and threatens to rain all day tomorrow, but then be clear for Christmas.

We have two people scheduled out on vacation, one person out on extended medical leave, two people called in sick, and two had inner-office interviews/job sharing today. As such, despite a low mail day, we were busy as heck.

Artsy silhouette of, um, Silhouette (and Cairo):

And with the flash on:

I won first place in the Parade of Cubicles:

The ever-so-Christian Bishop Olmstead of Phoenix has, indeed, stripped the Catholic standing from St. Joseph's Hospital for saving a woman's life by terminating her pregnancy. Mmm. Let's see -- understanding, compassion, forgiveness, throwing aside Church rules when someone is in need. Nah, we don't want to emulate some hippie. Like Jesus.

And thanks to ljs for Cookies of Teh Awesome and to fenchurche and rackham for the tin o'treats! YUM! We ourselves are terribly behind despite best intentions and as rahirah posted, ours will end up being New Year's cookies this time around!

My wife was very good to me and made me steak for dinner. I am content (even though still feeling a little tummy-ache that started sometime in the night last night).


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Dec. 22nd, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
Pretty kittehs!
They pose so nicely - and no one's biting anyone else's ass!

I envy your festive cubicle. We don't decorate at school - not fair AND no one has time.
Dec. 22nd, 2010 03:49 am (UTC)
Re: Pretty kittehs!
I couldn't resist them sitting there so nicely together! And don't worry, Cairo will jump on Silly and bite him on the back of the neck if he feels Silly is being too noisy. (Or whatever.)

We have a good mix of "must be diverse at all costs!" and "it's okay to say Merry Christmas!" attitude at our office. It's actually pretty nice, for a big company.
Dec. 22nd, 2010 03:05 am (UTC)
and they wonder why people are starting to actually hate the catholic church...

nice pictures and yay to the cubical
Dec. 22nd, 2010 03:46 am (UTC)
I know...

Dec. 22nd, 2010 04:20 am (UTC)
Those are both gorgeous shots of the cats!

And so glad you're enjoying the treats... in case it hasn't been mentioned, I used no cow's milk in any of the things I made this year, which means those are goat's milk caramels... I had to sort of jury-rig them a bit to get them to work, but I'm hoping next time they'll set up a bit better!

And New Year's treats sound wonderful!
Dec. 23rd, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
I was pleased with the first one!

They are nommy caramels! Sticky, but that's good by me! I haven't tried everything yet (especially the gingerbread ninjas, because they're cute), but we'll make it through the box before you know it!

Hopefully we'll get some baking done in the next week or so! The car repairs really set us back, coming like they did right on top of each other!
Dec. 22nd, 2010 01:14 pm (UTC)
Hugs, chocolate, and safety from the rain!
Dec. 23rd, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
Hugs! I <3 your cookies so much! I must pace myself!
Dec. 22nd, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC)
Love the kitty shot. And between that bishop and the Pope blaming everyone but a bunch of pedophile priests for the Church's sex scandal, I'm ready to plain old banish the Catholic Church from the face of the earth. Disgusting.
Dec. 23rd, 2010 02:14 am (UTC)
What with all the bad news about the church, I was glad to at least hear today on NPR a story about a modern convent that seems to GET Christianity... at least the Catholic women have brains.

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