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Everything Tastes Better With Bacon

It was indeed a good weekend. I don't know if it was by itself so nice, or just the fact that I had money again, the first I've had in a while. With cash (or at least, debit card) in hand, I bought some nifty material at the fabric place in the hopes my lovely wife will turn it into some cute tops, and yarn at Michael's (along with some new double-tipped needles for knitting circles), then a lot of stuff at Costco (including my favorite wine, Rosa Regale, which suddenly reappeared in Costco's cases -- it was the first place I got it, and fell in love with it, but it usually runs around $26 a bottle {or as little as $18.99 at World Market, on sale}, while Costco charges $15.99. Yay). Also got some stuff at Petsmart, where we were extremely tempted by the sweet-tempered blue-eyed flame-point Siamese there at their adoption center, although we felt we MIGHT be very bad to adopt him when we turned down the needy stray sillymagpie was trying to find a home for... But Siamese! Blue eyes! Sweet! (And according to his papers, has lived with, and gets along with, dogs and other cats!)

We do want to get another cat here some time, because we KNOW Silly isn't going to last forever (although he gives every indication that he's going to do just that), and we want to have a friend for Cairo in here and well-established before Silly passes away, because Cairo is extremely sensitive about new arrives, but he needs a companion (and while he gets on with Bo, it's a whole dog-and-cat situation).

I'm sincerely hoping that, at this point, Silly just quietly succumbs to old age and passes peacefully -- I don't want to have him get sick or anything and have to have him put down; he deserves to just one night take the long nap and be buried in the yard next to his old buddy Kojiki.

Speaking of pets, we've also discussed another dog to keep Bo company, since two old women are not active enough for super-hyper Bo.

We also dared to go into Last Chance, where I didn't find a lot of things I wanted desperately (none of the cool boots FIT), but did buy a cute hat and some earrings, while Barb found several really cool pairs of boots that fit HER, and some nice work shoes, only to discover they've put in a new rule restricting a buyer to only three of the same items per day. (!!!) I know they've always restricted purse buying to three per day, but EVERYTHING? I often buy more than one shirt at a time, f'example. (I know it's to prevent unscrupulous re-salers, but STILL... Silly rules are silly.) But it prevented her from spending too much on a cute pair of Ugg boots, which I told her was the universe telling her to adopt a cat, but she wasn't buying that one.

I haven't been taking any pictures. But here's one for Friday, Day 135:

Of course, more cats:

The harsh light of the flash shows up how thin Silly's fur is getting. He feels like skin and bones, but he still has an appetite, he still has a loud voice, still likes to escape into the yard and run around, still tries to jump on things; he's one of those old folks whose strong mind is in a body that's simply falling victim to time! I call him the Once and Future Cat.

I am not watching the Golden Globes because I'm trying to once again clear out the Tivo -- down to Craig Ferguson eps, good for me, but I have it set up to record all of the Tudors marathon overnight. If I don't care for it, I can just delete them, I suspect, but I'd like to see it.

I was given the book "Everything Tastes Better With Bacon," and I finally took the time to read through some of it today. I want to make very recipe in this book. Just sayin'. Best gift ever (in general, this was the best Christmas ever when it comes to my unscrupulous, avaricious self receiving AWESOME gifts from everyone--and that's not saying I've ever gotten anything bad, it's just that this year was particularly AWESOME).

Big Bang Theory fans, enjoy this video (until CBS takes it away):

Have a good Sunday evening, all!


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Jan. 17th, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
I'm having trouble catching Mooch, since I've only seen him around once lately and not near my porch. He's a sweetie!

I know a woman who runs a cattle dog rescue service. They're very good dogs, if you are seriously thinking of getting a pet dog for Bo.
Jan. 17th, 2011 04:35 am (UTC)
I couldn't help but think, as we considered pretty Siamese, about your fluffy Mooch. This fellow looked a great deal like Magnus, only his eyes are a brighter blue and he was SO friendly!!! I think Barb was having a hard time, with me the Enabler next to her!

We have considered getting a dog for Bo. He needs someone. Seriously!
Jan. 17th, 2011 04:48 am (UTC)
I saw Mooch tonight under some cars, but he ran away. I hope people haven't been chasing him. Poor guy. :/
Jan. 17th, 2011 05:00 am (UTC)
Poor kitty. If I had the money and space, I swear I'd be running a Caboodle Ranch, myself.

The main thing we worry about strays, though, is shots and all that stuff -- adopting from the Humane Society or a shelter we save the initial Vet bills, since they come with shots and often microchips and certifications of things like "good with dogs." :/ Sad, but necessary.

Jan. 17th, 2011 05:20 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not sure I'm ready to go through another medical saga like Cuervo's again. :/ I kind of want the security of knowing the next cat I get is healthy. And the dog seal of approval is nice, too.
Jan. 17th, 2011 05:49 am (UTC)
If he comes up for feeding, I can catch him and take him to the Humane Society. I don't like that he's started running away. :-(
Jan. 18th, 2011 01:07 am (UTC)
That's not good. I hope he's either got a family or you can catch him and take him somewhere.
Jan. 17th, 2011 04:05 am (UTC)
Bless his heart, he has the look of an old lion.

All you can do is give him lots of love and fulfill his every whim!

Good idea to add the companion cat now and lessen the trauma. I'll never forget how lonely Gatz was until I brought Hemi in.

And we all know what happened after that!
Jan. 17th, 2011 04:48 am (UTC)
Re: Silly
He gets away with everything -- I feed him on the table (fish and pulled pork and everything I'm eating), he gets to do all the things the others are forbidden. He's my old fellow and I spoil him tremendously.

That's what I say. Get a new boy now and lessen the trauma! *grin*

Jan. 17th, 2011 04:39 am (UTC)
I didn't even know there was a long version BBT intro!

I hope you luck out with Silly. I never do, and it's so hard, even when I know the time is right, to make The Right Decision. Also, I'm significantly older than you and Barb, and I (generally) don't consider myself an old lady, so therefore neither of you can be one, either.
Jan. 17th, 2011 04:52 am (UTC)
I didn't, either, but it's nice to hear the whole song (courtesy of Wil Wheaton, via Twitter)

I heard via Twitter that Jim Parsons just won the Golden Globe, too.

If it comes time that Silly gets really sick, I will know when it's time (I've had to face that before), but so far, he's just so generally healthy for such an old man I don't want to rush things. He's the healthiest 130-year-old man I've ever seen!

Yes, ma'am! Maybe I should say "lazy middle-aged women." *g*
Jan. 17th, 2011 04:58 am (UTC)
Poor Silly reminds me of Rainbow, my first cat. She lived to nearly 20. She was getting a bit bald and dull furred at the end. He looks pretty cozy there though.

Last Chance? a resell shop?
Jan. 17th, 2011 05:10 am (UTC)
He's either 18 or 19. We're not exactly sure when we got him, but we THINK it was 1992, and he was a year old then (young, but still adult). I'll always remember how he selected me -- he wouldn't let me look at any other cat, kept reaching through the bars of his cage and GRABBING me before I could even consider another cat before him!

Last Chance is the Nordstrom resale shop -- they sell all the stuff that's "returned" to Nordstrom (which means EVERYTHING. I'm not sure about their return policy, but apparently, they'll take anything back, even if you've worn it to shreds). So it's the best place in the world to find good shoes (often new, but sometimes worn until there are holes in the soles) and accessories, occasionally jeans and tops, suits and dresses, etc. It's our favorite place for shoes, though; on a good day, I've spent a fortune on shoes, but now with the "three pairs" limit, it may save me.

Here's a review place. It's a fascinating place sometimes, and the only place I have ever found Ed Hardy shoes I can afford (I have three pair, courtesy of Last Chance).

Edited at 2011-01-17 05:10 am (UTC)
Jan. 17th, 2011 05:29 am (UTC)
hahaha that's how the much talked about Iktomi found me. Imean I had to take him after that, right?

Ah I see. I shall have to tell my friend in Boston about it. There are only 2 nordstrom's in all of OH and they're hours from here
Jan. 17th, 2011 05:40 am (UTC)
It looks like the Last Chance here is the only one in the country (but that's just going on local reviews on that page)--fascinating! I've seen stuff there that's obviously "should be at Goodwill or in the trash" AND high-end stuff like Jimmy Choo or Ugg New With Tags there, so it really is a "catch-as-catch-can" sort of place. I've been lucky to find stuff there, and then at other times, meh. It can either be the greatest haul EVER or just a waste of time, depending on the day.

Jan. 17th, 2011 03:16 pm (UTC)
wow, you are very lucky then. I would definitely be trying that place were i to have one
Jan. 18th, 2011 01:13 am (UTC)
Reading through the reviews, it sounds like this is currently the only one in the country -- people come from all over to shop here (wow).

I do enjoy having it nearby, but I don't know that it's worth a six-hour+ drive.
Jan. 18th, 2011 02:20 am (UTC)
that is pretty impressive and yes i wouldn't go out of my way for it but if i'm ever back in that city I wouldn't mind stopping
Jan. 17th, 2011 06:26 am (UTC)
Those are beautiful cats. It always pulls at the heartstrings when you've belonged to a cat for their entire long life.
Casey Jo was 23 when she went to the light last spring. We often teased that she was older than dirt. And SO headstrong! She lived an active life all the way to the end.

Also! Thanks for posting the extended theme song for BBT! I*knew* one must exist somewhere! Love that show.
Jan. 18th, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
Silly chose me; I normally wouldn't have gone for a gigantic black longhair (I have always tended to favor Siamese-types) like him, but he just wouldn't let me look at any other cat -- besides, those big eyes. He still has them, and that Look Which Compels.

Me, too. Wil Wheaton shot that to Twitter yesterday and I had to share!
Jan. 17th, 2011 11:46 am (UTC)
Yay for retail therapy and all! :-)

Jan. 18th, 2011 01:10 am (UTC)
I spent far too much money, but for the first time in months, it was all for me.... *g*
Jan. 18th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
May I friend you? Cats + yarn = deadly combination!
Jan. 19th, 2011 12:03 am (UTC)
Most certainly! Welcome aboard! Was browsing your journal - whee, cute kitties and HORSIES! Will friend back, if that's okay. :-)

Jan. 19th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
Yay great Sunday! And $! (Dances Anya's dance of Capitalistic Joy)

Oh pets. They own us so bad. And we love it so much.

You have to get S to share a chunk of his bacon-chocolate bar with you, if he hasn't already. It is...*swoons*

Thanks for the full BBT theme! I can never catch all the words, which frustrates me a little, but it's so GREAT!
Jan. 20th, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
Of course, I SPENT all that money, but now I have things! (And my goodness, we have a lot of food...)

They rules me.
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