Friday, July 10, 2009

The On-going Saga of Squeaky's Sleeping Habits

On June 21, 2009, I reported on this blog about Squeaky's strange sleeping habits (See post here). After being on the box of black beans for three weeks, I removed the black beans and put them away and replaced the space with two cases of SANPELLEGRINO (one case Aranciata; one case Limon) and a box of cat food that had just arrived via UPS.

I thought that maybe Squeaky would give up and try some place else to sleep, like he usually does. But, alas, no.

The pictures are worth a thousand words, but I must note, that the catfood box is half the size of the black bean box.

Too Funny.

I must say, however, I am a bit worried. He has been using his liter box rather than going outside. He also threw up once this week. He went outside when I went to get the mail and I thought .. oh, he's okay and went back inside, closing the door behind me. Within 5 minutes he had come back through his door and was laying back on the cans again.

Now, I know he is a South Florida cat, as opposed to Sylvester, who was born and grew up in Virginia, and I have noticed that he stays real close to home during Hurricane Season. He has always had his own access outside.

We are beginning our third Hurricane season together, this year is no different I guess ... but I don't remember him not leaving at all.

Will keep a watchful eye on him.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Flood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince premiered today to mixed reviews. The rain-drenched masses didn't seem to agree with the reviewers of this latest installment due for full release on 15 July 2009.

BBC Reviews
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Help Wanted

In this global recession, everyone is looking for a job. If you search hard enough, you may find a job that fits your lifestyle. Take for instance, this UK job offering at US$ 80,757.

The witch job that earns £50,000

A Job Centre is advertising a "witch" vacancy with tourist site Wookey Hole, in Somerset, for £50,000 a year.

The witch, who has to live in the site's caves, is expected to teach witchcraft and magic.

Wookey Hole staff say the role is straightforward: live in the cave, be a witch and do the things witches do.

The advert for the post, placed in the local press as well as job centres, says applicants must be able to cackle and cannot be allergic to cats.

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Drug charge for Potter film actor

Jamie Waylett, 19, who plays bully Vincent Crabbe in the film series, allegedly grew 10 cannabis plants at his home in Kilburn, north London.

He has been in all the Harry Potter films as the right-hand man to character Draco Malfoy.

Mr Waylett will appear in court alongside John Innis, 20, from Barnet, north London, who was charged with possession of 11 bags of cannabis and a knife.

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Monday, July 6, 2009

First Harvest: The White House Kitchen Garden

July 6, 2009 | WASHINGTON -- It was harvest time for the first wave of crops from the local vegetable garden, so the kids who had helped plant it a few months earlier came back to visit recently. Working with a few professional supervisors under the eye of their host, they pulled up a big bounty: 73 pounds of lettuce, 12 pounds of peas and one cucumber (which had originally been white but was yellow by the time the kids got to it). And then they all went inside to cook, before returning to the garden to eat.

That wouldn't have been particularly newsworthy, of course, except that it all happened at the White House, and the host for the harvest lunch was Michelle Obama. "My hope is that [through] this garden, we can continue to make the connection between what we eat and how we feel and how healthy we are," she told the kids, all from a D.C. neighborhood about three miles from the executive mansion. The harvest a couple of weeks ago was the culmination of a few whirlwind months at the White House, taking the crop from seeds to salads amid a media frenzy.

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Blooms of Plunkett

Blooms of Plunkett
A Banana tree in the backyard in full bloom