Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Then a rabbit peed on me. We had moved from the regular sized rabbits to the giant rabbits. As we stood gazing in wonder a big beast of a thing hopped in a half circle with his butt to the crowd and sprayed. There was an unfortunate family standing directly in front of his cage and they got kind of soaked with urine. On a hot summer day. With lines a mile long for the restrooms! Matt and I got a few drops on our feet. It could have been worse. In fact I get worse at home on a regular basis. Just ask Russell.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Matt set Audrey up on the bed with me last night while we were watching a movie. She stayed longer than we thought she would. She still runs whenever we head her direction or call her name.
We later paid for having Audrey on the bed. Russell smelled her and peed on us in the night. Le sigh.
Norah still doesn't know her name but she does still know how to clear a room with her farts. We have tried keeping her on a kitten food diet but she always manages to find a way to gorge herself on the big cat food. I guess we will just have to wait the stinky period out.
Quinten is still gone. Matt and I both dream about him almost every night. Neither of us think he is dead. We both think he has gone Rambo and will show up someday with a sash of bullets and battle scars on his face.
That is all.
The mudroom porch is now under construction. Once it is done it will be time to have the contractors come and put on the roof. If I haven't already mentioned it we are going with galvanized corrugated roofing. We are shooting for a rustic look. We had to sacrifice 15 years on our roof warranty to get galvanized instead of painted roofing but we are OK with that. So many of the painted options we looked at resembled the roofing on Subway and McDonalds that we really wanted to steer clear of painted.
-First up, video of Obama's speech (the whole paragraph, not just a sentence fragment):
-Next, the McCain camp's online ad slamming Obama for running a misogynistic campaign of smears (!)
-Finally, Obama's testy response to the McCain group's swiftboating of pigs in lipstick:
As of this posting, the last word I have seen is a comment from the McCain camp telling Obama to stop passing the buck and to take responsibility for his comments. I believe in the last video you will see him doing just that. What he refuses to take responsibility for is the faux controversy spun up by McCain.
Oh, and one more thing, watch the second half of this short clip for a video illustration of just what a royal idiot John McCain is blasting Obama on the "lipstick on a pig" comment. I mean, according to his own logic, McCain needs to apologize to Hillary Clinton for calling her a pig, right?
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
One day the female human asked Russell, another big cat, to help her look for Quinten in the woods. Norah thought that sounded like fun and bounded along behind. Russell followed the cat trail into the forest a few feet and sat down. Norah joined him. Russell got up and moved a few feet further in. Norah followed. The human waited and called for Quinten but he didn't show. The human then left and went to the house.
A short while later the human returned to the forest to see if Russell and Norah and drawn out Quinten. Russell was nowhere to be seen but Norah poked her head out of the trees. Seeing the human she dashed out howling. The human picked up Norah and continued to call for Russell while walking toward the living space.Upon reaching the living space Russell could be seen sitting in the window intensely displeased that his plan had failed and that the human was bringing the "lost" kitten home again.
A few hours later Norah crawled on top of Russell in his basket to let him know that "these things" happen and it was probably her fault that she got lost in the woods and how she was sure that he had only returned to the house without her to get help.
PALIN: "The Democratic nominee for president supports plans to raise income taxes, raise payroll taxes, raise investment income taxes, raise the death tax, raise business taxes, and increase the tax burden on the American people by hundreds of billions of dollars."
THE FACTS: The
, a think tank run jointly by the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute, concluded that Obama's plan would increase after-tax income [emphasis mine] for middle-income taxpayers by about 5 percent by 2012, or nearly $2,200 annually. McCain's plan, which cuts taxes across all income levels, would raise after tax-income for middle-income taxpayers by 3 percent, the center concluded. Tax Policy Center
Obama would provide $80 billion in tax breaks, mainly for poor workers and the elderly, including tripling the Earned Income Tax Credit for minimum-wage workers and higher credits for larger families.
He also would raise income taxes, capital gains and dividend taxes on the wealthiest. He would raise payroll taxes on taxpayers with incomes above $250,000, and he would raise corporate taxes. Small businesses that make more than $250,000 a year would see taxes rise.
Oh, and another thing, boo hoo McCain. Is the media being to "mean" by asking questions trying to figure out just who Palin is? Sucks to be you. Just like it has sucked to be Barak Obama and Hilary Clinton during the exhausting Democratic primary race. If you want to run an unknown candidate then don't be surprised when the talking heads ask you probing questions and challenge your talking points. Obama already walked that gauntlet. Biden didn't really need to as he has been on the scene so long. Take your medicine big boy.
Monday, September 1, 2008
In the housebuilding process Matt and I knew there would be things we would have to compromise on and things that were absolute must haves no matter what the hassle. My no-compromise item is a window seat. I wanted to put it in the smallest existing bedroom to make it special. And look! Here it is!