Archive for July, 2014


Posted on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at 8:22 pm

My first render in eight weeks.  THANKS, MYKA!


in modo, of course.



Summer comin’

Posted on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 12:24 am

Heat on the horizon in the weather forecasts.


I generally do well in the heat, I know how to use evaporative cooling, avoid exertion, etc, but today was not the case.  Blood pressure was elevated, and it was just a miserable day.  Took the last chlonodine, as I felt it was warranted.  Didn’t help that I had to replace the metal repair strap on the recliner (triple layer this time).  Myka’s assistance didn’t help matters, but I did let her hang around to inspect the inverted chair seat from a perspective that I am denied.


Did I mention that it’s going to get hot by the end of the week?  I wouldn’t mind if they over-estimated.  But hey, it’s summer in Texas.  Dog day night….


Posted on Sunday, July 20th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Got a good deal on the Repix master upgrade on the iPad.  I like the brushes.  For the price, a hard one to resist.  (Shot in PhotoBooth, using light tunnel, then finished off heavily in Repix, trying out a bunch of the new stuff.)



A slow, cool Saturday

Posted on Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Today was a lazy day, well sort of.  There was a store run.  But it was a cool day, low of 71°F, high of 82°F.  Unusual for the middle of July.  But it was fabulous to do nothing in comfort, breeze wafting through the open house.


Took Myka out for a stroll around the yard, well a ride, as paws did not touch the ground.  I gave her a Dawn flea bath yesterday, and I didn’t want her picking up fresh ones so quickly.  Trying to make flea free last a while.  No wrestling with flea bag Annie or romping trips outdoors.  But I showed her the different areas.  She definitely got an eyeful.  Her monster streak continues….

Settled with a squirt gun….

Posted on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at 9:32 pm

I swear that I will not play Love Me Do (Beatles) in front of Myka again.  With claws in my leg and teeth in my arm, I swear, never again.  The song is evil.

The new ruckus, sans needle sharp claw tips

Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 2:27 pm






snip, snip

Posted on Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Myka is now a blunter.  She sliced my right ring finger open, from cuticle to the side, while I sat reading from the computer screen.  My hand was on the arm of the chair, and she jumped and snagged it, slicing the flesh on the way down.  I used the Wiss 1DS scissors (the most dangerous scissors on Earth).  She had no idea what was happening, the snips were so clean.


She can still climb easily, as I only removed the immediate needle tips, a millimeter or two.  But she can’t puncture flesh.  So it won’t change that much for her.  But it will make a world of difference for my poor shredded hands and arms.  I no longer need my fencing reflexes to avoid injury when playing with her.


Now I’ll see if she understands what the scratching pad is for.

The Myka and Annie Show

Posted on Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Those two rascally shadows in my life, Myka and Annie mixing it up.  I’m all for it, as Myka now has someone besides me to pester, at least for a little while.




Posted on Friday, July 4th, 2014 at 11:51 am

Discovered Myka has roundworms.  Oh joy, the dropper force feed routine.  I have kevlar gloves somewhere in storage, for what good that does me.

Dat’s why dey’s so mean!

Posted on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at 12:26 pm

“‘Avacado.’ ‘Avacado, now a green circle.’ ‘ Alligator pear, crocagator pear, dat’s why dey’s so mean!'”

Firesign Theater, I Think We’re All Bozos on This Bus.  32:25


These are multi-phasical words from the computer system in the shadows, where uhclem’s clone had been sent to confront Dr. Memory with an impossible question.


I saw a website question about the source of, “Alligator pear, crocagator pear, dat’s why dey’s so mean!”  No one knew.  So I am writing this so that the search engine will answer the question when the next rare bird comes along.


And for reference, the avocado is nicked ‘alligator pear’ for its skin texture. and the avocado reference is from uhclem’s clone’s memory problem, and asks to see ‘Dr.Uh..’  Uhvocado….


And “Dat’s why dey’s so mean!”/”That’s why they’s so mean!” is a recurring phrase in their work.  Those boys were such clever writers.