This is a very rare thing at the Paper Kitty house. All three kitties sleeping together in one big fur pile. Zoe usually sleeps on top of any box/tv/chair/table he can find. Pig usually sleeps in his basket or in the laundry basket. Snuggies sleeps on or under the ottoman or in the chair. I’m glad that I could catch this photo today. Sweet kitties!
bah. I’m sicky. I thought I could beat it. I’ve been fighting it since Sunday. gah. stupid sore throat.
The girl scout cookie sale is officially over….. and I couldn’t be happier.
I still haven’t had much craftiness going on. One more month of tax season left. I tried to knit today but every time my hand touched the needles, someone would come through the door or the phone would ring. I didn’t get so much as a stitch done.
A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote
mountainous pasture in California when suddenly a brand-new
BMW advanced out of a dust cloud towards him.The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes,
RayBan sunglasses and YSL tie, leans out the window and asks
the cowboy, “If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves
you have in your herd, Will you give me a calf?”
Bud looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at
his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, “Sure, Why
The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook
computer,connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone, and
surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a
GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he
then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in
an ultra-high-resolution photo.
The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe
Photoshop and exports it to an image processing facility in
Hamburg , Germany
Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot
that the image has been processed and the data stored. He
then accesses a MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected
Excel spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry and, after a
few minutes, receives a response.
Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on
his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer and finally
turns to the cowboy and says, “You have exactly 1,586 cows
“That’s right. Well, I guess you can take one of my
calves,” says Bud.
He watches the young man select one of the animals and
looks on amused as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of
Then the Bud says to the young man, “Hey, if I can tell
you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my
The young man thinks about it for a second and then says
, “Okay, why not?”
“You’re a Congressman for the U.S. Government”, says
“Wow! That’s correct,” says the yuppie, “but how did you
“No guessing required.” answered the cowboy. “You showed
up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid
for an answer I already knew,to a question I never asked.
You tried to show me how much smarter than me you are; and
you don’t know a thing about cows…this is a
herd of sheep. . now give me back my dog.
I’ve been searching Google for a book with absolutely no luck. It was the reading textbook that was used in my kindergarten class in 1985/86. The two characters were Buffy & Mack; a panda and a rabbit.
If anyone has any information on this book (author, publisher, dealer) or if you know where I can actually get my hands on a copy I would be very appreciative.
EDIT: Thanks to Amy, I know that it is called Sun Up.
Inkheart has been made into a movie. I didn’t know this until today…. It comes out sometime this spring. Click here for more details.
I haven’t posted in what seems like ages. I have been so busy that I don’t even know what has happened for the past two weeks. I can’t believe that today is March 4! I really haven’t had much time for crafty stuff lately but I have been working on the Via Diagonale bag from Knitty. It’s a personal project but I haven’t gotten very far into it yet. I’ve been reading Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. It was recommended to me by Andrea on this post. I really liked the book and hope to be able to pick up the sequel tomorrow from the library.
I’ve been working hard at work and tax season is about to kill me. I have so much work piled on my desk and more is coming… Some days the work load makes me want to set my desk on fire and dance like a monkey through the flames… That would accomplish nothing but at least the time in the psych-ward would give me a much needed break. LOL.
Girl Scout cookies came in Friday… I worked 9 straight hours at work; only ate lunch; and sorted almost 2,000 boxes of cookies for over 4 hours after work. I finally got home around 11:30 and basically passed out in bed as soon as my head hit the pillow.
I really want to work on some ideas that have been running through my head lately. I feel as if I have no control of my life sometimes and that I’m being dragged behind the wild horses of time by my ankles. I need a sabbatical.
If I can just make it through April (I hope) things should improve. Tax season will be over, Girl Scouts will be almost over, classes will be ending (though I really like my classes), and the weather will be warmer. I hope that it also brings more craft time and less stress. My Doc keeps fussing at me for being so stressed but I just can’t help it.
On a good note, I did get my hair cut and I organized my studio some. This is a photo of my favorite shelf in my studio cabinet. It has a box of ribbons, jars of buttons, albums of post cards, and some of my favorite paper…. every time I see it I just want to make stuff.