12 January, 2010
There really isn't a whole lot I can say about this horrible disaster that others haven't said. The images are simultaneously horrifying and heartbreaking.
These people have so little. The infrastructure is nearly non-existent and so many people there are lucky to even have shelter. Zennie's blog on SFGate has a list of options for donating, if you are able. If you are unable to donate materially, just send your prayers (if you're so inclined) and good thoughts for their safety and recovery.
For those of us who live in earthquake-prone areas, let this be motivation to get your earthquake kits together for your home (don't forget your furkids!) and for your car.
10 January, 2010
All right, Simon Fans. I've tried writing today's post twice only to have Firefox crap out and make me lose what I had written. So we'll just have to make do with a recent photo of me and Simon and hopefully Firefox will have sorted out some of its stability issues in time for next Sunday's post.
03 January, 2010
You may recall, I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was going to sorely miss two of the kitties that were moving away, Marlowe and ol' Grampa Floyd. Well, as it turns out, his human was told she couldn't take him to their new home, so he's going to stay here at the apartment complex, the only home he really knows. Between my two upstairs neighbors and me, we're going to make sure he's well cared-for.
I'm sad for our former neighbor, but I'm kinda glad Floydie will be sticking around. He's a sweet, if shy, fella.
As I mentioned last week, we got a new television set over the holidays. Even though the screen is smaller than the 36" Quasar c.1983/4 set that has been working faithful since shortly after my high school graduation, it is quite an upgrade. There are some frustrations with it, pertaining to my cable hook up (seriously, I though having a cable-ready TV meant not needing the converter box and RF modulator! GRRRRR!). However, Simon is quite happy to spend hours watching his Cat Sitter DVD on the new TV:
He's also a hockey fan. Here's a photo of him watching the Sharks/Stars game. Go Sharks!
I expect that soon he will request a TV tray and a dish of Greenies be placed next to his scratch post seat.