First off............we got a cat from the SPCA here in York, it's about 6 to 9 months old and it is super-friendly.
Yes, the cat is laying in it's litter box.
More pictures here.
So far, this cat is personality plus. She has managed to unroll the toilet paper in the bathroom and she loves to be rubbed. She let me rub her belly the other morning and she purrs LOUD.
Secondly........the kids and I were planning on doing some Christmas shopping for my wife on Saturday afternoon. Bad, bad, BAD move. We got about 1 1/2 miles from the mall and traffic was backed up, stacked up, uptight and outtasight. We did manage to stop at Wal-Mart and quite honestly-I'd need to be medicated to work there during the holidays.
It was gridlock with shopping carts, people and merchandise stacked up in the middle of aisles.
Am I a last minute shopper? Oh yeah, I think me and the kids qualify for that award this year. We pretty much know what we want but we'll have to go back out and put some time in tracking it down..........when is Christmas?
I went back to work Saturday night and whatever cold/virus I am getting over is making the rounds in the rest of the department. Glad I had it first and got it out of the way. I'm still sleeping a lot so I'm not over it entirely but at least I don't feel like I've been run over by a bus any longer.
I also got around to throwing some more memory into the computer. Some's good, more's better, too much ain't enough as far as I'm concerned. I have 1.5 gigs of RAM in there now, and it really makes a difference when you have 4 or 5 major programs open.
I hijacked our daughter wireless optical mouse as well.
She uses the touchpad on her laptop so she'll never miss it.
I did miss our clubs Christmas Lights ride, I didn't think it would be the smartest thing ever to go for a bike ride when it is 20 degrees outside. I really wanted to though.
This is the best blog post you will read today.
More "White Trash" fun. If you do live in a trailer....... well, I hope you have a sense of humor. I don't post any of these links to piss people off. I have a thick skin and sometimes I forget not everyone is like me............and that is a good thing.
I used to ride my brother-in-laws unicycle. I bet I could kill myself in under 5 minutes trying this.
From the tone of this article, there is light at the end of the tunnel. I just hope it isn't the headlight of a freight train. Our Iraqi friends"? Please. Those folks want us there as about as much as the US soldiers don't want to be there.
Was Saddam a bad guy? Hell yeah, but there are at least 20 or 30 other countries with leaders and policies just as bad as Iraq was and we haven't bombed those counties back into the Stone Age..........yet.
I'm not a real big Elton John fan, but this is a good bit of news. The more he can do to advance the rights of gay people-the better.
Oh yeah, you could label me a flaming liberal for supporting gay rights, but I'm not. I just think the world would be a better place if we didn't all tell each other how to live our lives.
Last week I rotated the tires on my mini-van. Unfortunately, I broke one of the hubcaps when I was prying them off. Instead of driving around with 3 hubcaps "plugger" style-I took'em all off.
I kinda like the way it looks although I'll probably buy a new set of hubcaps. Maybe something like these..........or not.
Congress always scares the hell out of me at the end of the year.
Here's a good reason why the Patriot Act needs reined in.
My favorite Christmas cartoon.
Thanks for reading.........