tmcg: (kimba)
The Humane Society rescued seven hundred cats from a hoarding situation in June. Three months later, they held a big adoption event, and produced a really nice video of it. Under four minutes.

Video embedded under here )
tmcg: (googlewilly)
There's a convection effect (?) under the microwave that allows one to play air hockey with a Chinese takeout menu.

If you leave an old (double-bagged) bag of Driveway Heat ice melter in your front hallway and the weather is so hot that even ordinarily cool, protected parts of the house heat up, the ice melter...melts. Into a puddle. A really mystifying recurrent puddle that comes back a few hours after every cleanup until you go Oh my god, that's where this stuff is coming from.

The original 1939 Four Feathers is now available on DVD.

There is a toy mouse in my house that I did not buy and have never seen before. A type of toy mouse, in fact, that I have never before seen in any pet store or online catalogue. My cats found it somewhere and left it on the threshold of the stairway door for me. I am impressed.


Bite Not

Mar. 14th, 2005 12:20 am
tmcg: (kimba)
I meant to post a while ago about Bite Not collars. They're a great alternative to (clunky, awkward, miserable) Elizabethan collars for pets that have to be restrained from, say, chewing at sutures. Right now they're available only through vets, but my vet doesn't stock them and if not for a sympathetic vet tech (brainstorming with me on possible solutions for a Harry Houdini kitten) I wouldn't have known they existed. Alas, the small size isn't small enough for kittens, but I'm keeping the one I picked up; it's good to have on hand.


Hodgepodge

Feb. 4th, 2005 12:08 pm
tmcg: (Default)
To put an end on the confusion: My chapter of Atlanta Nights begins and ends with the line "Inside Richard Isaacs." Upon rereading, I long with all my heart to change the last line to "Inside Richard Isaac's." Ah, hindsight. I'd also lowercase every trademarked term. (By the way: Proceeds from sales of the printed book go to the SFWA Emergency Medical Fund.)

I found these Snuggle Safe disks that purportedly stay warm for up to twelve hours after a few minutes of microwaving. I ordered one to put in the nest we made for the feral cats (which one of them is actually using). I post the link because the price is better than I found elsewhere, and hey, you never know what people might find handy.

BG, West Wing, Lost, other TV neep )

There was a really cool piece about industrial musicals on NPR last weekend. You can listen here.

Whoever is responsible for Microsoft Word should die alone, in pain, and infested by the fleas of a thousand camels into the eternal afterlife.


tmcg: (Default)
On a stormy, windy day over the weekend, a gong buoy pulled loose from somewhere and came within about twenty feet of the shore here. As of this morning, it had washed up almost onto the beach and was listing on its side. It's been making a haunting sound, a drone that rises and falls, like the last dying cries of some great lonely sea beast as it looks into the next world.

stray cats; technofubarity )


Last Lines

Sep. 18th, 2002 11:14 pm
tmcg: (quill)
"Oh, Hank," Susan whispered, "their wings are furry."

"Oh, James," Harriet whispered, "their hands are kind."

--Catwings, Ursula K. Le Guin


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