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You and me against the universe
Monday, June 14, 2021      5 comments

SparkPeople is shutting down. I'm sad. Squeezing in a blog. One of my cats sat on my lap. He feels warm. Well normal body temperature for a cat is about 101F. My human normal is 98.6F, so he feels warm. Now the average temperatur... Read more
Living with a killer
Friday, June 04, 2021      8 comments

Yesterday my wife asked me to clean up some body parts she found in the basement. It was a small furry paw up to the knee. Sort of looked like a cat paw but smaller. This morning it occurred to me, as the orange monster, Ruffy the cat, was ... Read more
The orange monster
Tuesday, June 01, 2021      13 comments

They say a cat has nine lives, but how many names can it have? One of our cats ... I don't like to say that because in my mind we have no cats, just one that came along and decided we were her owners, we feed her, groom her, she sleeps at m... Read more
Being a sheep for the day
Thursday, May 27, 2021      8 comments

I passed a truck on the road today that was pulling a trailer with a boat. On the side of the truck it read "Luna". That brought back a memory from a few years ago, where I was a sheep. Yup, a sheep. Dinner at my house, 8 guests, one of the... Read more
Stress
Tuesday, May 11, 2021      13 comments

From a physics view stress is something very physical, it is "internal forces that neighbouring particles of a continuous material exert on each other". What I have in my house is "cat stress". One older female cat, and a younger male that ... Read more
Things to count
Thursday, March 04, 2021      7 comments

I saw a small sign at a store: "Two customers or less" Hmm, the "English stickler" in me came up thanks to Lynne Truss. I said to my wife, ... if you can count it should be "fewer". Less, is for things you don't count, like less cream.... Read more
Mr Nice Guy
Sunday, February 07, 2021      9 comments

We have an indoor cat, Spooky. We have one and a half outdoor cats. An orange one named Roughy, because he looks a little rough, and the other half cat, that we don't see much of, is a siamese cat, that we named Slinky. Heck, we named all of th... Read more
The Russians win the Stanley Cup
Saturday, January 30, 2021      6 comments

This is one of my favourite commercials from years ago. Don Cherry was the coach of the Boston Bruins for 5 years in the 1970's and after that did commentary for the Canadian TV stations on hockey games. The Stanley Cup is the championship ... Read more
The big catch
Wednesday, January 13, 2021      9 comments

Funny things come into my head. I made some pork sausages. I gave half a sausage to Spooky (our cat) and she loved it. I'm thinking ... in the wild ... when could she, a small cat, possibly "take down" a pig? Lucky her. I noticed that befor... Read more
Opposable thumbs
Friday, January 08, 2021      8 comments

My wife had laid out a lot of papers on the dining table to organize them. Spooky (our cat) knocked them around and also onto the floor. So what does my wife say? She says Spooky doesn't have an opposable thumb. She was trying to help. We ... Read more
Mr. Takahashi, ... chess
Monday, December 28, 2020      4 comments

As I said before Mr. Takahashi was my grade 10 math teacher. I was starting to play chess in grade 9 and by grade 10, I thought I was pretty good. I had played in some chess tournaments at the city chess club. I had an official chess rating, and... Read more
Mr. Takahashi, ... geometry
Tuesday, December 22, 2020      7 comments

I remember back in grade 10, I was in the middle of a geometry test, and I suddenly burst out laughing ... other students were concentrating on the test, and they looked at me ... what could be so funny in the middle of a geometry test? James is... Read more
Cosmetic surgery
Wednesday, December 09, 2020      6 comments

I love how my wife sums things up in short order. In the last six months, from out of nowhere, we have an indoor older female cat that we named Spooky, and a younger outdoor male cat we named Roughy. Roughy is all friendly when it come... Read more
Facial expressions while wearing masks
Saturday, December 05, 2020      11 comments

While waiting in the optometrist recently my wife and I (and everyone else) was wearing masks. I felt bad about how I had stupidly broken my glasses 20 minutes earlier. I looked over an my wife and told her "I'm smiling at you" ... Fro... Read more
Powdered Fox Urine
Wednesday, December 02, 2020      10 comments

I love teasing my youngest daughter, ... she's an adult now, but I love saying things that she's just not sure are true or not. Like if all the people on one side of the world jump up and down in unison, that the small seismic wave can be d... Read more

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