A little ol’ update

1 Nov

Oh hi.

I thought maybe this picture of the cutest kitty ever would be my apology for not posting in a super long time.

I’m not really sure where to pick up again, but since my last post introduced my then-new cat, Caleb, here’s a little update.

He’s still adorable (obviously). Summer was interesting. After his first few weeks, he started vomiting every day, and let’s just say I dropped a lot of cash at the vet as we tried to figure out what the heck was going on. I also have some probably long-lasting scars on my arm from one of those vet trips, but that’s another story. The good news is that my sweet little big guy is doing much better. His limited diet and medication have been very helpful (even though I hate giving him a pill as much as he hates getting it). Let’s hope the healthy trend continues. I could write a lot more about Caleb, but since this isn’t a cat blog (YET), I’ll stop.

I plan on blogging more frequently these days (just had to get past this first post after all that silence), so do stay tuned.

A lot of cuteness up in here

10 Jul

For the past month or so, I’ve been knee deep in cuteness. And fur.

This is Caleb. He is 3. He’s pretty cute. And he was initially quite cheap – I got him from a local shelter and they waived the adoption fees because June was National Pet Adoption Month. Hooray!

Since then, he has been pretty expensive. Unlike my last cat, Caleb is really active and playful. So I’ve spent a lot of money at Petco and Petsmart on various toys to try to keep him entertained so that he won’t bother me all night. Let’s just say I’m a little tired. But he is very sweet. Just curious is all …. very very curious with random ginormous bursts of energy. Lately he has been literally bouncing off the walls.

He’s lying beside me right now and kneading my arm and being waaaaay too cute. So he’s doing his job. 🙂

(This was the photo from the shelter website that stole my heart and made me drove over an hour to get this guy.)

New tunes

2 Jun

Somehow it’s already June, and you know what that means… new $5 albums from Amazon!

I’m especially excited about the inclusion of Death Cab for Cutie’s new album, “Codes and Keys.” Five dollars!

Trash to treasure

1 Jun

I moved a few weeks ago (if you’re keeping track, that would be the third move in 14 months – I’m on a roll!). I’ve been fairly busy working on unpacking and organizing, and of course, my favorite part of it all: decorating!

On the day I moved in, I walked inside and immediately noticed a picture left behind by the previous tenant. It was hanging on the wall, but I took it out of the frame before taking the photo:

It’s really really really not my style. And even if I did like the way it looked, I don’t like wine, so why would I hang ugly pictures of it?

I took the picture off the wall and stashed it in a corner, with the intentions of trashing it later.

A few days went by and I realized that maybe I could do something with it after all. The frame was really flimsy plastic, but it was the right size for that narrow wall between the kitchen and the living room, and the nail was already in place, soooo…..

Since the frame was cheap and I wasn’t sure how it would wind up looking, I decided to frame something inexpensive: wrapping paper! I went to a few card stores, but none of the wrapping paper I found called out to me. Then I went to Target, and lo and behold, would you believe I found something (along with about 10 other things I didn’t intend to buy – you kill me, Target)?

It’s very springy (I can’t even think about summer yet – it feels like it’s never going to happen), and so bright. And did I mention cheap?

I removed the offensive wine picture and used it to trace a shape to cut out of the wrapping paper, and voila!

Close up:

Sorry for the poor photo quality, but hopefully you can get an idea of how it turned out. It’s definitely not perfect. The thin plastic kind of buckles, so it looks like the paper is a little puffy in one spot, but my craft and art projects are never perfect, so it fits right in!

In unrelated news, as I was organizing my CDs, I found a very special album that is near and dear to my heart:

I realized that I never imported it into my iTunes Library because my old Powerbook didn’t recognize it because the CD was so old (the nerve!). My MacBook Pro, however, accepted it like an old friend.

I’ve been listening to this album a lot lately, and reminiscing and cringing at my music tastes as a 10-year-old. Man, I loved Paula Abdul back in the day. She really was my (American) idol. I used to sing along (and dance!) to this album for hours. Now some of the songs just make me laugh, but I still sing along.

My unpacking and organizing music has consisted mostly of Glee songs, the Paula Abdul album, and Justin Bieber. So really I’m still a 10-year-old at heart. A really cool 10-year-old.

Prepare your wallets

1 May

Normally, Amazon offers 100 $5 albums each month – which is great.

But in May, they’re offering 1,500 albums.

You have been warned!

It’s time to kiss your productivity good-bye

29 Apr

Cute Roulette!

Happy Friday!

New tunes

18 Apr

If one’s Christian-ness is based on the amount of “Christian” music they listen to, then I’m practically atheist. I could go off on a rant about the Christian music world (and why music can’t be called Christian anyway), but instead I will say that I recently came across an artist whose music is in the Christian genre, and she’s really good: Audrey Assad.

A while back, her song “The House You’re Building” was a free download and I really really liked it. And then recently I discovered that her album is only $5 on Amazon. Check it out!