jso2897: "He has a soft spot for rescue animals," she said. "I think it's an amazing thing, a sacrifice like this."Semantic question - why do we refer to the character attribute of compassion as a "soft spot", as if it were some sort of weakness?
cynicalminion: Nexxi: looking for something to make fangs for a plushie krampusthat sounds AWESOME! (and the gearkitty is cool too... XD)
NotSoNiceBunny: RWDA: I channeled your chef-ness a bit, today. We get a 'vegitable bag' from the local bio store each week, and this one came with zucchini (sp?) which hubby really doesn't like. I grated one, with half a huge carrot, and a medium size onion. Then put all of them in a towel and squeezed them dry(er.) In a bowl, I combined a beaten egg, 2 tbls self-rising flour, salt and pepper, and then added in the veggies. Fried them on a medium-high heat in a thin layer of oil. Hubby bravely faced his icky food enemy and tried it, then finished a whole one, and before I knew it had eaten four! Yay! He even said I should make them more often, and possibly add them to hot breakfasts, too. So thanks for the inspiration ;) And good luck with your coffee date.
Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: Good afternoon Caturday folk. Been an interesting week here at the B4 house. First off, things are going well around here. Job is great, fur babies are absolutely insane, and there is another "date" lined up next weekend. Unfortunately, there was an accident the other day that scared the hell out of me, but everything is OK now. Woke up Thursday morning, had to go to the bathroom, then suddenly found myself on the floor with a massive headache and face covered with blood. Got myself cleaned up, ran myself through a quick stroke checklist, then woke up the neighbor and asked them to take me to the hospital. Checked out OK, just a minor concussion. Best guess is that I passed a kidney stone, which made me pass out, then fell and hit my head on something. Luckily no stitches or major injury, just a really bad headache, and my left eye was swollen shut. Guess after a few days of really good feelings, a little bit of clouds had to enter at some point. I'm fine now, face is still a little sore, and I have a little fear of going in the bathroom, but no further issues. Hope everyone has a great weekend.
gremlin1: akimbotoo: Real Women Drink Akvavit: lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 640x640]Morning! Hope you all had a good evening.....I have a dr. appt. this morning, so I got to sleep in a bit.Oh, noes! Are you OK? Is it just routine stuff, I hope? (Which is still stressful, IMO) I just went for my monthly "gimme mah drugs" appt Friday and they didn't even take blood this time. It took me longer to drive there than it did to get in back, talk to the doc (who called me "fat", like I didn't notice or something) and grab my scripts. Easiest appt EVER! I hope yours is like that, too. We all deserve a "good" visit every once in a while, don't we? YES. Yes we do.[cmcforum.com image 339x385]That reminds me of my favorite bumper sticker. "I may be fat, but you're ugly and I can diet"//you probably shouldn't say that to your doctor if you want scripts :)
gremlin1: Sickapie: gremlin1: maynerdkitty: Remember how the little hens bean laying just over a month ago?[img.fark.net image 640x361]This was just from today!Love brown eggs. The people next door to my niece have chickens and turkeys. They always have eggs for her family.Do brown eggs taste different than white ones? I've never had a brown one.I've had brown eggs since I was a kid. They do taste a little different, I notice the difference when I eat white eggs, which is probably why I don't get eggs if I go out for breakfast. According to my Dr. brown eggs are supposed to better for your cholesterol too. I don't know if that's really true.
John Buck 41: predle: John Buck 41: Hey predle...are you ready for thisl cambake Rocky Mountain Oyster fry?[www.totalprosports.com image 610x407]FTFUTo tell you the truth it's 60 and sunny here and I am sick of watching TV and hearing about the big Manning-Brady rivalry, I'm on my way out to go for a hike. The game will go on whether I'm watching it or not and so I'm going to go soak up some rays and watch the bald eagles.Huh. Ok.
John Buck 41: Hey predle...are you ready for thisl cambake
pivazena: [img.fark.net image 850x634]Here's my first ever contribution to Caturday! Here is Porter, he's an 8 year old rescue and likes to beg for treats (or anything else I pull out of the fridge)
Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: [scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x960]OK, so here was the damage from earlier in the week. Apologies for the quality of the photo, but having one eye swelled shut, a concussion, and this being my first ever "selfie" (want to give myself another concussion just for saying that) pretty much equals a crappy photo.If anyone can photoshop a kitteh into this, then please have at it. I have no shame or dignity anyway.
lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 529x640]RWDA...remember to keep this in mind with your menu planning! :D j/k
sherpa18: *stumbles into thread*Oh, hai everbuddy! Sorry I have been AWOL, but my cable provider finally pulled the plug on my service (which I guess has something to do with my not paying them) - however - it appears that my new upstairs neighbor - who I already hate with the passion of a thousand suns, since he seems to wear size 18EEE lead lined Storm Trooper boots while aimlessly running laps above my head, and periodically dropping bowling balls (or some equivalent) all over the place has just installed a wireless router that a card I installed years ago on my main box recognized... no way I can catch up on the entire thread so I'll just leave this here (hey, better late than never..) I miss you guise :o([i415.photobucket.com image 496x322]
gremlin1: [grmmmie.smugmug.com image 800x596]
professional_vampire: tigerose: B4 there is this sudden drop in blood pressue that guyssometimes get when they get up to wee...happened to hubby once. He fell into the bathtub...Yup, it happened to my hubby, too. It's called vasovagal syncope and can be downright scary!
elwood1972: My kitty, Mathilda, died on Jan 2. She died looking out the sliding door window. I think she was 15. I adopted her from a friend who had found her. Mathilda was a good girl and I miss her a lot.
Zizzowop: One year ago this month, we got our two boys, Marvin and Winston. I will never look at black cats the same, love these two:[farm8.staticflickr.com image 600x800]
Real Women Drink Akvavit: jso2897: "He has a soft spot for rescue animals," she said. "I think it's an amazing thing, a sacrifice like this."Semantic question - why do we refer to the character attribute of compassion as a "soft spot", as if it were some sort of weakness?It is a testament to the sad state of humanity that an act of kindness is not just considered by some to be a weakness, but it is also news worthy when it happens. Compassion, empathy, right action for the good of the wider society, including its animal companions/partners - that should be the default position for any human. From my own experiences with small kids, it IS the default position for most of them. They're either budding little psychos right out of the womb, which is exceedingly rare from what I've seen, or they're taught to be something other than compassionate and empathetic over time. It's a cultural problem at its core (IMO, but what do I know? Not a whole lot, when it comes right down to it.) I'm just glad that good nature and tender heart is still around at all, even as I am sad it's a news worthy event due to its rarity.[3.bp.blogspot.com image 530x397]
laulaja: Took summat similar foto of Wakko to one of Porter's tum requesting rubs/skritches earlier today. Several still on camera disk needing Oot.[i.imgur.com image 167x126]Regret small size of this, snatched from imgur. Called Drumroll Please by allywarner who posted, both there & on reddit. Original was huge, natch. Part of my transit cure may be take stuff Oot from Downloads, then save from here in right size, unless they end in Downloads again. This sorta recent development, not esp fancied.Also no GoodyNight FM pic, this must do. Dunno what Ally calls her the subject, but sure is gloriously furry isn't she!C Yez in daylit daylight. zzzzzzz.....
lilyspad: pivazena: O thanks this place gives me happies[img.fark.net image 850x634]Oh man.....I really want to rub that belleh!!! :D
tigerose: That will be one weekend that I will be scarce...
Nexxi: Back home from Michigan, made the trip between snowstorms. This is stepmom's cat, named Cat. She showed up as an adult stray about 3 years ago, dad and stepmom took her in. She's never presented them with kittens, so presumably a spayed pet that someone decided to dump on the farm. I'm glad she's there now to keep my stepmom company, harder to be depressed with warm furry hugs all the time.[i1193.photobucket.com image 850x637]
Tziva: HI GUYS WHATS UP
lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 400x200]RWDA...sounds like a great opportunity! I'm happy for you!! :D
lilyspad: Real Women Drink Akvavit: would I like to meet for coffee and discuss seasonal menus and guests chef slots? *GASP!* Excited! I hope everyone's day turns out as awesome as mine is starting out to be!Don't mean to sound like I'm trying to discourage you in any way, but are you sure you're healthy enough to take that on right now? I know you're a chef, but don't forget that there is a lot of stress there, too! I'm sure you know your limits. That being said...Good Luck!!!! :D
Real Women Drink Akvavit: would I like to meet for coffee and discuss seasonal menus and guests chef slots? *GASP!* Excited! I hope everyone's day turns out as awesome as mine is starting out to be!
gremlin1: [grmmmie.smugmug.com image 376x450]
lilyspad: Spiralmonkey: [img.fark.net image 850x634]What is currently occupying my bed...Awwwww.... lucky you!
lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 600x490]Nice story, subby!!! Thank you!
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