Friday, February 24, 2006


Ladies and gentlemen! Here we have not Siamese cats, but SIAMESE CAT TWINS!!! As you can see, there are two distinct heads and two separate sets of front breadsticks, but ONLY ONE, yes ONE set of back sticks!!
So many questions: How do they get around? Who uses the litter box first? How difficult is it to move in the same direction? These mysteries I do not know. All I can tell you is the brown and white cat looks contented as pie, and the calico is in a state of blissful meditation.
At first sight the beauty is, simply put, overwhelming. One can’t help but marvel at the length, elegance, and graceful curvature of these breadsticks at rest.
“But, Crazy Lady,” you ask, “don’t you always say, ‘the more sticks the better’?” Yes, my child, in most cases the greater number of breadsticks, the better, but there is always the exception that proves the rule. The need for these cats to rely on their front sticks to a higher degree than most cats has resulted in 4 of the shapeliest breadsticks you will ever see.
It is my professional opinion that these two could not be happier that their sticks are stuck together for life!

(Thanks, Vixen Gypsy!)

Quote of the month

"This idiot, Charles, betrayed a woman like Diana for a woman who looks like a crocodile," he said. "How can anyone wake up in the morning next to a woman whose face is like a donkey?"

(NY Daily News)

I just LOVE when people aren't afraid to speak their minds, don't you?

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Workers of the world..

should never tempt fate!

Friday, February 17, 2006


After viewing the Olympic games, this week's cat found himself becoming a huge fan of skiing: He liked it so much in fact, that he decided he would give it a go. Being a reasonable and logical cat, he decided to do a little practicing at home before hitting the slopes. He worked on staying upright, turns, and shifting from side to side. When he felt he had mastered these basics, he decided to practice stopping, like the skier above: (source) (didn't realize pic was so small!)
After all his training, our cat was intent on getting out there and trying the real thing. Unfortunately, it took him exactly 10 seconds to realize that the cold temperatures were not for him. He was freezing! Priding himself on his resourcefulness, Mr. Breadsticks of the Week decided that all he needed were some super warm ski boots, and, voila! (source)
I guess he's warm and toasty now, because he recently sent me a postcard from Aspen reading, "Skiing with the jet-setters and loving every minute!" Schush, schush!

(Don't say anything, but I think he's taken up with a snow bunny:)

Can You Guess?

Could it be a scoop of chocolate chip ice cream?
Could it be a lovely chocolate chip cookie?
Could I be deliriously crazy and happy it's Friday?
Most definitely!


Friday, February 10, 2006


Mandarin Orange heard that if she eats all her foodies, extends all four sticks as far as possible, and flops onto her back on the magic carpet, she will be transported to a faraway land of lush cat-grass and birdies and mice galore! Most importantly, she was told she has to believe, and you can see in her face that she is focused intently on that cat Arcadia. Hey, you can't blame a girl for trying!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Miss Manners

This site has great rules on manners and etiquette from a bygone era. The wording and most of the social code is outdated, making the standards of the time seem almost foreign. Really, though, the thing that makes it the most old-fashioned, is that in this world in which we live it seems, at times, that no one has any common sense at all regarding manners!

I love this kind of stuff and can read it all day! This entry is about staying to the right on a sidewalk and not blocking others behind you. The principles are still relevant and can also apply to today's road hogs who drive slow in the left lane.

My favorite paragraph, so far, has to do with table manners :

"Some men, who should know better (and some women, too) forget that the mouth be should be kept closed while mastication is going on. This is a very important matter. Nature teaches us to keep the mouth open, as any one may see from the way in which children and uncultivated persons eat, but good manners enjoin upon us that to adopt the natural mode is to disgust and annoy those with whom we sit at meat. If these little things have not been learned in childhood, it is difficult to master them afterwards. Mothers should teach their boys (and girls) never to speak while food is in the mouth, and never to drink until it is quite empty. Who would not be mortified if he were to choke ignominiously at the dinner-table?"

(Boldface mine) I love how they come right out and call chomping "disgust(ing) and annoy(ing!)" It's great!

Here's another brilliant tidbit I will keep in mind next time I go out drinking. (Again, I have boldfaced the important parts.):

"The girl who drinks too much is no more of a problem than the man who guzzles too freely. Most girls agree however that the difficulty is not, as they may have been led to believe in their impressionable budding girlhood, one of protecting their honor. They hear stories of innocent maidens set upon by drunken brutes and wonder, because this sort of thing always seems to happen to other people, never to them. It's the boys who stay sober who bear watching. As for their own reactions to liquor, some women admittedly become somewhat amorous when drinking. The girl who realizes this fatal tendency within herself has to keep on the double qui vive. She doesn't worry half as much about the man as she worries about herself. If she can handle her own affectionate proclivities, she won't have any trouble managing his. If not, she may awaken in the stark light of dawn to recall the night before with discomfiture and embarrassment, ardently wishing that someone would arise from the earth to bear her off, as Pluto carried Proserpine. Nothing will come of it. It is much better for her to keep reminding herself while drinking that the man didn't look half as attractive before she had that fourth Manhattan."

See, they knew about beer goggles even in the 40's! Most importantly, we are clearly encouraged to get loaded as long as we watch out for the slimy boys possibly carrying mickeys/roofies. Now, that's etiquette I am happy to follow!

Off now to discover more of la politesse!

Friday, February 03, 2006



Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Round and round

You know how they say that everything comes full circle? Well, think of this lovely cat every time you get depressed thinking about George Bush and the backward direction he's taken our country. Think of this cat as well, when you think of your fellow American sheep who blindly followed the crowd and voted for him. One day it/they will all come full circle, and, hopefully I'll be around to witness! Meanwhile, I'll just contemplate this perfection: source