My granddaughter posted this on facebook. It holds true for cats too.
sherpa18: spinach gunk: sherpa18: IMHE, no aquarium is "low maintenance". I will second Sherpa's sentiments -- fish are a LOT of work. My advice to you is don't get fish unless you really, really want fish.Yep, nice to look at, but a biatch to take care of. Sorta like having kids.*disclaimer* no disrespect meant to those of you with children (the non-furry kind)
kevinboehm: I have a small Haruko update... I went to her hospital room and talked with her for a little bit. It was technically past visiting hours and we didn't want to abuse the exception they made to let me go see her. I have gotten in touch with her friend that has her relevant ID information, and given her the contact info to get in touch with both Haruko and myself if needed. She seems to be doing ok considering the circumstances. She doesn't like hospitals for her own valid reasons (which I'm not going to blab here), but she's tolerating it. The hospital doesn't let phone calls go through between 10pm and 7 am Eastern time, so I have not been able to let her know any of this so far. If anyone talks to her before I do, please let her know that Mary has been contacted and that I still have her keys. I will bring them by some time on Sunday.Several people have mentioned getting some money together, so I'm going to rattle the tin here... Lattimerindustries[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]liamg[* image 7x13]com is a paypal account I established last time we did this, and it's still there. Any help that can be offered will be appreciated. Thank you.
sherpa18: Alpo 3000: Does anyone have an aquarium they keep for cat entertainment? I have been considering one but I'm worried about it being stressful on the fish, and I would need a very low maintenance aquarium. Any thoughts?I had a 35 gallon half-hex tank years ago, Merlin loved watching it. IMHE, no aquarium is "low maintenance". There is always filter and gravel cleaning, partial water changes and treatment (including PH monitoring), algae removal, maintaining proper aerration and temperature, and live plants are a pain the ass. However the fish never seemed to give a flying fark about the cat pawing at the glass. Just MHO, YMMV.
valnt9: you don't know how much my Caturday family means to me...
John Buck 41: Likewise. From Thursday night (usually, this week was an exception) til midnight Monday/early Tuesday, this place is an oasis among the desert wasteland that is Fark in particular and life in general. Love you guys/gals.
Alpo 3000: THIS.
valnt9: Quinn's Irish Cream
Mrs CDK: Chocolate Guinness Goodness
valnt9: [i265.photobucket.com image 754x566]you don't know how much my Caturday family means to me...mmmuuuuaaaahhhhhhh!
ya gotta sleep sometime: tigerose: News flash! our dear Harukois in the hospital! Something not so good about her gallbladder. Not many details, just the post on FB. Gah she didn't say which hosp. she is in! Can anyone help?Does anyone know if she has insurance? Do we need to try to raise a little cash for her? I would hate for her to worry about bills while she tries to heal.
John Buck 41: sherpa18: just kidding, caturday is truly an oasis in the desert of the real world. Hey, that's my line. You owe me a nickel.
sherpa...hope your back feels better soon!
Alpo 3000: gremlin1: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Alpo 3000: Hopefully kids these days have something as good to watch. I don't keep track.I stumbled across a site for a UK kid's show that makes me think there's something very odd in the water there.Enjoy the pre-school version of an acid trip./also grew up on Mr Rogers, Sesame Street, Electric Company, etc//and public access Yoga shows, as did every kid in Los Angeles who woke up at 6 am on weekends///gonna try a folk metal version of some of those songs on my seljefløyte some dayI grew up with Captain Kangaroo, Beanie & Cecil, the Flintstones and Mr Wizard., obviously this was pre-PBS .I remember Captain Kangaroo! I also remember waking up at 5 and being hyper excited for cartoons. Now when I wake up at 5 I never really wake up. Coffee or no coffee. 5hr will pep me up though, but I'm sure it's bad for ya.[dailypicksandflicks.com image 600x411]
Alpo 3000: [25.media.tumblr.com image 850x551]
syzygy whizz: I haz a query for Those Who Cook...The Situation: Vegetables (taters, carrots) peeled and sliced in half. Cabbage cut into 8 pieces.Crockpot supposedly on 'High' (and it's well warmed-up, having been cooking corned beef all day).Question: Should it take more than two hours to cook these veg until done?Long story with which I shall not bore you, but I'm suspecting some shenanigans... >:-(
sherpa18: Alpo 3000: Does anyone have an aquarium they keep for cat entertainment? I have been considering one but I'm worried about it being stressful on the fish, and I would need a very low maintenance aquarium. Any thoughts?I had a 35 gallon half-hex tank years ago, Merlin loved watching it. IMHE, no aquarium is "low maintenance". There is always filter and gravel cleaning, partial water changes and treatment (including PH monitoring), algae removal, maintaining proper aerration and temperature, and live plants are a pain the ass. However the fish never seemed to give a flying fark about the cat pawing at the glass. Just MHO, YMMV.[i415.photobucket.com image 246x191]
sherpa18: John Buck 41: sherpa18: *steps away from the thread before you people make me eat everything in sight and start drinking at 11AM* You say that like it's a bad thing.Not bad, just tempting. :o)[i415.photobucket.com image 474x639]/ i thought you might appreciate this one...
The pudding is tasting very very good! It's in the refrigerator cooling. The recipe really isn't mine. It was actually developed by Shane Philip Coffey, the chef at Alias restaurant on New York City's Lower East Side. Here is his story about how it came to be...This rich and luscious dessert came about because I needed a special dessert for a St. Patrick's Day tasting menu. I was on a mission to use my favorite beer, Guinness, something I consider to be one of Ireland's gifts to the world.As the 17th of March drew closer, I looked for inspiration at my favorite Irish pub in Manhattan. As I savored my pint, I saw a Guinness poster that said, "My Goodness, My Guinness!" It was like an angel sang in my ear: "What if you combined a dark chocolate pudding and Guinness, topped it with whipped cream lightly flavored with Guinness, and then put it in a glass to make it look just like a pint of the black?" After a few failed attempts, I got it just right.Make the effort to find a good dark chocolate (about 70 to 72 percent cacao). The better the chocolate, the creamier the dessert. And, unless you have an Irish pub next door where you can pull it straight from the tap, a 14.9-ounce can of Guinness Draught works best.Chocolate Guinness GoodnessIngredients:8 large egg yolks1 cup sugarOne 14.9-ounce can Guinness Draught3 cups heavy cream7 ounces high-quality bittersweet (70 to 72% cacao) chocolate, finely choppedSpecial equipment: Six 8-ounce old-fashioned glasses or Irish Coffee mugsPreparationIn large nonreactive mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar.Open can of Guinness and slowly pour into 4-cup measuring cup, pouring down side of cup to reduce foaming.Pour half of Guinness (about 7/8 cup) into heavy-bottomed 3-quart saucepan. Add 2 1/4 cups cream and whisk to combine.Set over medium heat and heat, whisking occasionally, until bubbles just begin to form at edges. Remove from heat, add chocolate, and whisk until smooth.Slowly pour hot chocolate mixture into eggs, whisking constantly to prevent curdling.Return mixture to saucepan and set over moderately low heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens and coats back of spoon, about 15 minutes. (Pudding will look separated.)Pour into blender and blend on high for 1 minute.Divide pudding among glasses, leaving at least 1 inch of space at top of each. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled and set.Meanwhile, pour remaining Guinness into small saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat.Reduce heat to moderately low and simmer, uncovered, until reduced to 1 tablespoon, about 20 minutes.Pour syrup into small bowl and let cool.Beat remaining cream until soft peaks form. Add Guinness syrup and beat until combined. Divide cream among 6 glasses of pudding and serveand a cat to make up for the lengthy post...
catmandu: I have an Irish Stew in the crock pot (made with Guinness of course), the soda bread has been fermenting since last night, the Guinness and Harp are in the fridge, and the Jameson's is by the coffeepot. I think I am ready!
Good Meowning at looong last!
Lsherm: reigning.cats.and.dogs: They do all get along well...[i903.photobucket.com image 850x637]Your lint roller monthly bill must be phenomenal...
Real Women Drink Akvavit: Bathia_Mapes: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Good meowning, everybuddy![img.photobucket.com image 499x537][intlxpatr.files.wordpress.com image 450x336]It was a VERY good morning for me. I had some nummy kolaches for breakfast. :-)Man, I haven't had those in like, forever. I always did my closed rather than the more common open-faced version we see here. Then again, I'm famous for mixing my cuisines and so if you eat a kolache at my house, you've got a 50/50 chance of getting fruit filled or something involving chorizo and avocados. OM NOM NOM NOM!
sherpa18: Ritter_Rote: It is Bea's last Caturday as we have to put her to sleep this week.The lymphoma has taken its toll. 3+ years since her diagnosis (we were told she would last 3 months). I'll miss you, sweedling.I'm so sorry to hear this...but try to look at this way - Bea said screw this 3 months nonsense, I ain't ready to leave yet - and ended up giving you 3 more years together. You will both know when it is time.[i415.photobucket.com image 392x349]
Cooper wanted to stop by and wish everyone a Happy St Patrick's Day!!
tigerose: News flash! our dear Harukois in the hospital! Something not so good about her gallbladder. Not many details, just the post on FB. Gah she didn't say which hosp. she is in! Can anyone help?
Ritter_Rote: It is Bea's last Caturday as we have to put her to sleep this week.The lymphoma has taken its toll. 3+ years since her diagnosis (we were told she would last 3 months). I'll miss you, sweedling.
Bathia_Mapes: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Good meowning, everybuddy![img.photobucket.com image 499x537][intlxpatr.files.wordpress.com image 450x336]It was a VERY good morning for me. I had some nummy kolaches for breakfast. :-)
spinach gunk: Psst! It's Caturday![spinachgunk.smugmug.com image 639x479]Pass it on!
syzygy whizz: John Buck 41: syzygy whizz: Simba and D'Artagnan (I'd have to back to find the date; why does Easter bounce all over the calendar, anyway?)I do know the answer to this one! Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon of Spring.Since the moon is full after a week after...lessee...the 20th this month, you can figure we'll have an early Bunny-and-Egg Day.Thank you for the kind thoughts, everybody.
lilyspad: gremlin1: [grmmmie.smugmug.com image 319x300]Gremlin1, I know I've said this before, but I just LOVE you posts!!! They make me laugh! :D
syzygy whizz: May we please haz some 'homing mojo' for D'Artagnan? He's gone AWOL and I'm getting worried(er). Come home, baby-kitty...I don't handle 'business trips' well. :'-(
tigerose: Alpo 3000: THE WORLD AWAY[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 259x194]I so like...Is this a song ref or just the meandering of your mind?
spinach gunk: It's been doing THIS all week long:[spinachgunk.smugmug.com image 800x554]I know I live in Vancouver, but this is ridiculous, even for us!Don't think I can put off going out any longer.Long walk to the store in this crap. I'd better go fire up the canoe. BBL.
and have to post our little buddy...
tigerose: Funny cat story! Today I spent a good deal of time in my sewing room, gazing out the window and sewing cartridge pleats to my Colonial period correct garment.
kevinboehm: Real Women Drink Akvavit: tigerose: Bathia_Mapes: Lil BUB: The Chirpy PurrI used to squeese my big kitteh Porky to get him to purr and trill like that! What memories that brings back!My sister used to squeeze her fat kitteh Frankie to get him to fart. She'd chase you up the hall with that cat's rear end pointed at you, like he was some sort of weapon. He was the gassiest cat on the planet. You could hear him walking up the hallway at night *step* *poot!* *step* *poot!* Every. Single. Step. *poot!* Better than having SBDs coming out of him, 'cuz he liked to lurk under the table and beg for bits of our food.I do that myself.../poot!
Bathia_Mapes: fmcgalaxie500: Bathia_Mapes: fmcgalaxie500: Here is A.J. he was also the runt. Now he is the 'Fat Cat'Feel free to use for whatever.[i49.tinypic.com image 645x864]Is he as mellow as he looks?Yes and no, he doesn't like strangers or anyone with a nasally voice but around me is is fairly laid back.Our cat disliked most people, except my son and myself. However, on rare occasions she would approach a visitor in our home and cuddle up next to them. It tended to be male visitors over female, but we never could figure out why she was attracted to some, but shunned others, even though the latter were very nice people.
Pets can be weird like that. Jazzy (our 8 y/o Maltese/Pekinese mix--Malapeke?) despises my cousin and he has given her no reason whatsoever to act that way. I literally have to hold her in my lap the entire time he's here visiting, which sadly is rare, 'cos we're very close and he lives just a 1/4 mile away. Luckily she's good with kids. How/why this adorable lil thing hates Cousin Mike is beyond me. And why, yes, that IS a can of Rolling Rock in the left foreground.
SnarfVader: Was also the runt of his litter:[i212.photobucket.com image 639x360]Wiley's an old cat now. He's getting a bit grumpy. Wouldn't trade him for the world.
Wow...an early start for Caturday!
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