Archive for July, 2014

Glassware

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

My first render in eight weeks.  THANKS, MYKA!

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in modo, of course.

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Summer comin’

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

Heat on the horizon in the weather forecasts.

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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.

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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….

Repix

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.)

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Deworming

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

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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.

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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.

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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….

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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.