Saturday, January 28, 2012

Crazy animal rescuers

I got a cat two weeks ago! His name's Augie and he's a pretty good kitty overall. We'd get along better if he'd use his energy in the morning to make me coffee rather than meow constantly and walk directly underneath my feet, but we're doing pretty well.

I'll post pictures some other time, but my friend sent me this article about the crazy people who work/run animal rescue organizations, and it seemed very fitting with the few experiences I've had. This time around, the most annoying thing was that I wasn't allowed to adopt a kitten (a homeless kitten, mind you) because I have a full-time job. Responsible single adults have to take two kittens or an older cat. The biggest part of me wanted to not adopt from this center just to spite the head cat lady, but the cuddly part of me really liked sweet, quiet Augie (who is not quite as sweet and quiet now as he was then), so whatever. I'm spiting them by writing this blog post (and hoping there wasn't a clause in the paperwork that says they can take back my cat if I bad-talk them).

A few years back, my brother and I went to a Petsmart to get a cat as a gift for my mom. While they did let us take a single kitten, we had to have my mom come in to meet the cat (which I'll admit makes at least a little sense) and go through an interview (which makes less sense). While she was on her way over, this crazy cat rescue lady asked us if our parents were still together. We said yes. She said, "Good; we don't like to adopt out to divorced people." Because single women make terrible cat owners, obviously. My mom also had to promise to never let the cat outside and agree to let the cat people come over for unannounced visits. Neither of those happened.

The stories in the article are even more ridiculous and will probably make you just go to a shelter or breeder for your next pet. Here's hoping my cat lives for a while so I don't have to bother with that situation anytime soon.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Babies tasting lemons

I saw this on Twitter and I could watch it a thousand times. Babies suffering (in a minor way of course) is so adorable.

If this sends you to YouTube to watch it, you definitely should. Totally worth it.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Etsy for V-Day

Is it pointless to buy boys cute things for Valentine's Day? And do you have to have a party/children to decorate? Because I want to buy all of these.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A little bit of Vail

Do I really need to post captions for these photos? I took them in Vail, Colorado a couple weeks ago. You guys are smart enough to figure the rest of it out, right? 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Check out these links (maybe)

This week's a good one for getting my name out there (there being other places besides the normal areas where I'm a hot topic -- you know, my mom's house, the water cooler, your neighborhood psychologist).

My first piece was published on HelloGiggles today! I say first because I have every intention of writing another one or 12, but we all know how lazy I am. If you think fart jokes are incredibly inappropriate, if you're trying to maintain your high opinion of me, or if you don't care to delve into the uncomfortable dynamics of romantic relationships, don't follow this link. If you don't, you're not, and you don't mind, respectively, then make sure to read the hilarious fart stories in the comments.

I also have an article in Houston Magazine this month, which will probably be more universally appreciated. I interviewed LeToya Luckett, an original member of Destiny's Child who now does, well, basically everything under the sun. You'll probably feel like an underachiever, but hey, my name's on it, so go ahead and tell me how great it is. I don't think the article is posted individually yet, but you can flip through the magazine digitally and see it here. It's page 48 in the paper mag so it'll be that or a couple pages later online.

Friday, January 6, 2012

A year ago...

I was flying off to the Netherlands for three months! It's hard to believe it's been so long and how much my life has changed since then. A year ago today (and tomorrow and the next day) were the hardest/loneliest few days of my life and I survived. I can conquer anything! Right? There can't be that many hard things left in my life (except maybe childbirth...and marriage...and root canals... and death....).