*sigh*

Feb. 27th, 2017 09:16 am
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Sora haaaates the new LitterRobot we got, to the point of expressing his opinion in several places including, this morning shortly before we got up, the basket full of my clean laundry. So I am telecommuting until the laundry is finished.

While he is prone to crystals in his urine, the pattern of places he has expressed his opinion recently is unlike the places he goes when he's suffering that problem, and more like places carefully chosen for being associated with Toby or I, so we think it's "HEY PUT IT ALL BACK LIKE NORMAL" and not "I HURT FIX IT." (Note: we do have another litterbox set up next to the robot, so he doesn't have to use the robot.) But we do have a vet appointment next week and will be discussing this very problem and potential solutions, and if the vet thinks it's necessary, getting one of those kits to collect his urine and getting it analyzed to rule that out.

Cats. Argh.

Hey, you!

Feb. 24th, 2017 08:35 am
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Yes, you!

I believe you are in need of being disdained by a giraffe calf.

You're welcome.
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I admit that I sometimes put on too much perfume and apologize to
scent-sensitive people for that, but when you have on so much that it
lingers in a cloying mass in the bathroom for MINUTES after you've left
YOU'RE WEARING TOO MUCH PERFUME.
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I'm feeling vaguely guilty for just saying "Thanks!" and nothing else on the knitting suggestions but really, that post's for Toby. I just wanted y'all to know I was reading it and appreciated the suggestions. :)

I have also notified Toby of the existence of Meow Yarn, yarn dyed to resemble cat fur colors, and told him when he gets good enough I want something knitted from one of those. Notifying my mother, a weaver, of its existence has not produced anything yet so I am now dependent on my husband. XD

Knitters!

Feb. 23rd, 2017 05:00 am
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Suggestions for someone's second-ever knitting project?

Not me: Toby. He wanted something productive/creative to do with his hands while watching TV so he picked knitting. After watching a lot of YouTube videos he has knitted a skein of yarn into a somewhat lumpy scarf that I shall wear with pride, but he now is looking for the next thing to do.

The scarf was entirely the knit stitch. He is cautiously open to learning the purl. XD (He claims it was because he wanted to make sure he had the knit stitch down but whatever.)

Huh

Feb. 21st, 2017 01:02 pm
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Just got a spam email at work with a URL that included "Potato Transformation Symposium." Not going to click it because (a) malware and (b) whatever's there will be a disappointment compared to what my mind conjures up from that phrase.
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Upright and at work for the first time in a week, although not particularly happy about it.

In celebration, have a cat.
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Ug

Feb. 5th, 2017 07:23 pm
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At the hagfish stage of the cold, in which we learn the answer to "how much
snot can one head hold?"

(Answer: all the snot. It can hold all the snot.)
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Despite having the Maryam Death Flu (I think it's just a cold, really), I...

Fixed t-shirt artwork for the con

Made header and logo graphics for the con app

Invoices someone for ebook cover stuff

Cleaned up my inbox except for a few things I need to do

And then I ate a brownie for breakfast because I am an adult and can do
these things. Toby is going to stagger out to Wendy's and get us lunch
while attempting not to touch anything the drive-through person is going to
touch (he's in the stir-crazy must-leave-the-house portion of the illness),
and my plan is to sit all afternoon reading trashy romance novels and maybe
stir myself to nuke dinner at some point.

The bright side is that the campus we work at has a diagnosed case of mumps
and it is not us that has the mumps. I feel for the victim, though.

Crafty

Feb. 3rd, 2017 02:30 am
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Toby is teaching himself to knit so he'll have something to do with his
hands when he watches TV. He did a test square and then started in on a
simple scarf using just the knit stitch.

He made it 23 stitches wide because that's a prime number because Toby. And
in the past hour I have heard "Now I have 25. How did that happen?" and
"IT'S 27 NOW. WHAT THE FUCK?!" And apologized that my scarf a going to be a
pyramid shape.

We're also both sick with the flu or a cold--on Friday last we went to
dinner with friends. No idea who Patient Zero was, but pretty much everyone
at that table is now ill. Toby is in the midst and starting the upswing
while I'm starting the downswing into coughing.

And the other thing is that we got a Litter Robot for the cats. The old box
is still set up so they can spend some time getting used to the new thing.
Sora is either unhappy with it or staking a claim because he peed on the
step of the ramp that goes up to the entrance.

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