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Thursday, January 1st, 2037 12:00 am
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alicephilippa: (Tabbi)
Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 11:10 am
Dear Tabbi Kat,

Yes I get that you love me. I don't mind the nose bumps, or the gentle head butts. I do however object to a head butt that leaves me feeling like I've been smacked on the nose with a cricket bat.

Also. When waking up at oh ghod o'clock I don't expect you to be sitting on my pillow chewing on my hair. Please cut it out. I like my hair thank you very much.

Your, hairless,

CatMum.
alicephilippa: (Default)
Saturday, January 21st, 2012 09:26 am
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Alan. I've not had the chance to hug someone since Wednesday.
alicephilippa: (Default)
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 07:04 pm
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Monday, January 16th, 2012 10:10 am
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It's not really a day of public note over here, I think if you asked folks about it they wouldn't in the main have a clue.

I have no kids of my own, the furkids don't count. I do have 6 nieces and nephews, and one grand-nephew though, and my hopes are that they all grow up to be strong of mind and body, develop to their full potential, and are happy with whatever path in life they choose.
alicephilippa: (Default)
Saturday, January 14th, 2012 12:35 pm
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Um? What?

The cats would kill me if I tried to dress them up. Animals aren't humans and we shouldn't be dressing them up as if they were.
alicephilippa: (Tabbi)
Saturday, January 14th, 2012 06:46 am
Dear Jenny Cat and Tabbi Kat,

At 6am my chest is not a cat superhighway, indeed it's not a superhighway at any time. I would like to know how you always manage to put a back foot exactly in the wrong place (for me at least) that which causes maximum discomfort.

Breakfast is not for another hour, at 7am at the earliest, as you well know. At that time I'll always (not necessarily happily) get up to feed you fuzzballs.

Your, flat chested,

CatMum
alicephilippa: (Tabbi)
Monday, January 9th, 2012 08:58 am
Dear Tabbi Kat,

I know I was a little slow in doing your breakfast this morning, but I did have to do the litter tray first. It was not a quick job as most of the litter was scattered across the kitchen floor.

When I did get to doing your breakfast trying to sneak up and start eating it as I was emptying the gooshy fud into your bowl doesn't make things quicker as you only shove your head in the way. It's also not a good plan to flail and knock a cake tin off the top of the stove when I pick you up to put you on the floor. That caused both Jenny Cat and you to run out of the kitchen as if all the hounds of hell were after you. On the plus side it did mean that I got you breakfasts made without further interruption. The down side is, is that I have a parallel row of scratches across my back, I assume from you claws as you used me as your launchpad.

Your, striated,

CatMum.




Dear TK and JC,

I'm not sure who was digging to Australia last night, but leaving more litter on the kitchen floor than in the litter tray is not funny. I have my suspicions, JC, as to who it was.

Your, pebble dashed,

CatMum.




Dear JC,

You've just had your breakfast, so there was no need to come and steal porage out of my bowl whilst I was still eating.

Your, hungry,

CatMum.
alicephilippa: (Default)
Friday, January 6th, 2012 05:39 pm
Find out what track was No 1 in the chart the week you were born

Find that track on you tube

Post it shamelessly on your blog.

This was number 1 in the UK singles chart when I was born:
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This in the US singles chart:
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Thursday, January 5th, 2012 11:39 pm
Just a little picspam taken this afternoon (click to embiggen):



alicephilippa: (Tabbi)
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 09:20 am
Dear Tabbi Kat,

After the performance of getting enough room in my own bed so I could sleep on my nice comfy memory foam I mistakenly thought I would be allowed to sleep. How wrong I was, after playing hunt the feet for a while and then both of us settling down, as I was lying on my side you then had to walk up my side perch on my shoulder and purr loudly in my ear just as I was drifting off to sleep. Once you 'd made sure I was awake you then wandered off and attacked my toes again.

Was this a scheme to get me out of my bed so you had sole possession of the side Jenny Cat does not sleep on? If so it didn't work. Jenny Cat meanwhile slept through your antics.

Can we not have the same performance tonight?

Your, raggy toed,

CatMum
alicephilippa: (face palm)
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 12:43 am
Dear Tabbi Kat and Jenny Cat,

Earlier today I changed the bedding. This is a regular occurrence and you should be used to it by now. So why was it that initially you refused to go near the bed.

Now though I would like enough space to actually sleep in my own bed tonight.

Your, cold and sleeping on the floor,

CatMum.
alicephilippa: (Jenny Cat)
Monday, January 2nd, 2012 02:35 pm
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Friday. That was the last time I was out of the house and spoke to someone. Unless you count the times I say 'Thank you.' in a sarcastic manner to the cats. Like at 4:30am this morning when Jenny Cat decided to wake me up.
alicephilippa: (Default)
Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 07:59 pm
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I could write a long post about this, and might well do later in my own journal, but for myself no, I'd never have plastic surgery. If I was involved in an accident and it was necessary to avoid disfigurement then that is a different matter.
alicephilippa: (Jenny Cat)
Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 01:37 am
Jenny Cat who's bagged herself:


Piccie! )

I'm gradually putting piccies on their galleries as I work though my photographic backlog.
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Monday, December 26th, 2011 12:30 pm
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I'd have liked to have gotten the redecoration of my bedroom finished. That's not going to happen as I've pushed myself too hard in the run up to Christmas and am having an FMS flare and digestion problems. So everything is back on hold. Things like that will get done when I can. In the meantime I'll do some of the less physical stuff like update parts of the OS and utilities on my server.
alicephilippa: (Default)
Saturday, December 24th, 2011 01:41 pm
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I'm not awfully sure I ever really believed in Santa. Things like leaving sherry and a mince pie out for him were of course done as it was traditional.

I have to admit though that most of my childhood is just a vague blocked blur. So maybe I did at one time believe in him, or maybe not.
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Friday, December 23rd, 2011 11:44 am
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My lifestyle automatically puts me on Santa's naughty list. That is unless he also indulges in the same things as me. (O.O)
alicephilippa: (Tabbi)
Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 09:34 am
The best place to walk when I'm putting a mug of coffee down is obviously across the coffee table. That is if you like being hit on the head with a coffee mug.

I suppose it was bad of me not to be looking when I went to put my mug down and yes, I'll look in future. Not least because I prefer my coffee inside me and not on the outside of you.

Your, coffeeless,

CatMum.

P.S., fortunately the coffee wasn't particularly hot, but still…
alicephilippa: (Jenny Cat)
Monday, December 19th, 2011 10:20 am
Dear Jenny Cat,

I'm not sure why you need so many pens. Are you taking up writing? Perhaps to icanhasceezeburger?

But please stop taking my best pens. You are a cat not a noted author.

Your, lacking in writing implements,

CatMum
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Monday, December 19th, 2011 08:23 am
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To a degree I already do it, except I currently don't get paid. I'd like to work on conservation projects, get paid, and not have to worry about my health limitations.
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Saturday, December 17th, 2011 11:08 am
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What's a cold?

Mostly I ignore them and carry on, unless it is really really bad. Then I'll resort to hot honey and lemming lemon.
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Saturday, December 10th, 2011 09:46 pm
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Saturday, December 10th, 2011 09:20 am
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Feeding the cats.

They are going completely barmy, chasing each outher round the house, and occasionally sitting on my laptop, or biting my feet. They did wake me at 7:30a so maybe it is time that I did stir myself and feed them.
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Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 10:19 am
I was looking at webcams this morning and it looks a little snowy on top of the Cat and Fiddle:

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alicephilippa: (scots pine)
Sunday, December 4th, 2011 11:48 am
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Newly sawn timber that is still wet with sap.
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Thursday, December 1st, 2011 11:47 am
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The days I'm well enough to do things, which can be any day of the week.
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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 10:29 am
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*mutter*

None. Lactose disagrees with me, and the non-dairy alternatives are just not the same, in my opinion.
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Friday, November 25th, 2011 05:13 pm
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A bag of kibble for the cats. Hows that for mundane? I'm just demonstrating how much under the thumb of our feline masters I am.

As for something not mundane, I bought a bottle of Snow Fairy, a pot of Jilted Elf, and a Space Girl bath bomb from Lush. A girl has to treat herself now and again.
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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 09:50 am
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alicephilippa: (black_sheep)
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 08:55 am
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Not done anything with my flesh and blood family for years. Some of us are the black sheep, we just don't fit with their narrow definition of what life is about and how one should live their life, so are generally excluded from family events. Their loss not mine.
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Thursday, November 17th, 2011 07:59 am
You can learn a lot about someone by the music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your iPod or mp3 player and write down the first 20 songs. No cheating or skipping songs that are shameful. That is the fun!
  1. Derek and the Dominos — Layla
  2. Nickelback — If Everyone Cared
  3. Enya — Lothlórien
  4. Blue Öyster Cult — Workshop of the Telescopes
  5. Yes — Your Move / (I've Seen) All Good People
  6. Genesis — Dreaming While You Sleep
  7. All About Eve — Appletree Man
  8. Marillion — The Bell in the Sea
  9. Runrig — Loch Lomond
  10. Hovercraft Pirates — Bring Your Guns
  11. VNV Nation — Structure
  12. Annie Lennox — I Can't Get Next To You
  13. Marillion — Deserve
  14. Infected Mushroom — Stretched
  15. Genesis — Misunderstanding
  16. The Undertones — Teenage Kicks
  17. The Damned — There'll Come a Day
  18. T'Pau — Friends Like These
  19. Neil Young & Crazy Horse — Lotta Love
  20. Genesis — Going Out to Get You
Ok. so my iPod has a flat battery that left looking at iTunes DJ and picking the first 20 tracks from it. So we've got prog, we've got punk, we've got folk/folk rock, and we've got stuff I might not admit to owning…
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alicephilippa: (snot monster)
Sunday, November 13th, 2011 11:13 am
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For light reading when travelling or winding down I go for fiction as it doesn't require a lot of attention.

Other times I'm just as likely to pick up non-fiction — frequently history texts, or sometimes politics/philosophy. Have you read any Aristotle or Plato recently?
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Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 03:32 pm
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My musical taste it too varied to choose a single song. Not only that, what I listen to is influenced by, and influences, my mood.

If all I could do was listen to a single song, I'd choose none. Even with my tinnitus there is still enough variety in the sounds of the world around me that I'd suffer no hardship in having no pre-recorded songs to listen to. That and the mind is a wonderful tool for making our own internal music.
alicephilippa: (Tabbi)
Sunday, November 6th, 2011 10:07 am
There's me sat on the loo, and Tabbi Kit hops up into the washbasin. Naturally I turn on the tap to a steady dribble. (Me? Under the paw? Nah.) She starts splashing water around with her paw, including on my glasses.

Jenny Cat is at this point lying in the bathtub and sees TK in the sink and decides to join her. Now you know what I said about Tabbi splashing water around? She's also managed to splash it all over the surface of the sink, so when JC jumps in she unceremoniously falls over as her paws shoot out from under her. I have great difficulty in not loling. When she regains her balance she shoves TK under the running tap, so now both cats are equally damp with the water beading on their coats. TK, with tail held high then tries to walk round the edge of the sink, and with wet paws the expected happens. She falls into the sink.

Now I really cannot help but lol. They both jump out of the sink and stalk out of the bathroom with tails held high in high dudgeon.

They are now sleeping in line astern across the bed, having just added to the confusion in this place by depositing an old style Nokia charger in the middle of the hall. I've no idea where they got that charger from at all.
alicephilippa: (kittin)
Sunday, November 6th, 2011 12:11 am
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alicephilippa: (Jenny Cat)
Saturday, November 5th, 2011 08:06 pm
The main firework display in town is held not all that far from my house and it is always very loud. I had worries about tonight as it is the furkids first bonfire night. These worries did not materialise. Tabbi Kit slept through it curled up by me. The more timid of the two, Jenny Cat, was sat on the windowsill watching the shiny sparkly lights in the sky totally oblivious to the loud bangs.
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Friday, October 28th, 2011 02:57 pm
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Composted after the reusable bits have been reused. I've no use for my mortal remains so some use should come from them.
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 08:44 am
[livejournal.com profile] ghost_light is having a friendzy over on her journal in this post. Don't be afraid to go say "Hi!"
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Friday, October 7th, 2011 12:47 pm
Ideas Light Up Your Life
Others wish they had the guts to be as original as you are. Your confidence in yourself is unmatched.
You think it's interesting to imagine how the world could be. You are a daydreamer.

You tend fly solo. You have a few good deep friendships, and that's all you need.
You are a friendly and honest person. You're willing to give anyone a shot, no matter who they are.
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alicephilippa: (kittin)
Monday, October 3rd, 2011 10:05 pm

Jenny Cat on the bedroom sofa for the first time.

Posted via LiveJournal app for Android.

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Saturday, October 1st, 2011 12:59 pm
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I don't have what you could describe as a favourite vegetarian meal. I'm not mostly vegetarian by choice, but through circumstance. I do a damn good veg*n stirfry though.

On those rare occasions when I eat out vegetarian food tends to rely too much on dairy in some form or another. Me+dairy is just not happening. It's vary rare that I can find a conventional restaurant (and I'm not talking about fast rood places here) that does vegetarian food I can eat. Ethnic restaurants tend to be much better in this regard.
alicephilippa: (kittin)
Saturday, October 1st, 2011 03:27 am
Your Animal is the Crane
Deep down, you are a very secretive person. You keep a lot to yourself.
You may seem friendly and outgoing, but it's not the full picture. You prefer your own quiet company.

You are a smart and talented person. You have an amazing set of skills.
You are also quite reflective and thoughtful. You have a unique spirituality that is always growing.
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Sunday, September 18th, 2011 08:06 pm
You Have Air Hands
You like a person who just tells it like it is. You appreciate boldness.
You are very intellectual and logical. You don't find emotional appeals compelling.

You are surprisingly self-accepting and content. You're happy with who you are.
You are confident and full of hope. You inspire others simply by being yourself.
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Monday, September 12th, 2011 08:03 pm
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Sunday, September 11th, 2011 06:41 pm
Here's a bargain for you:

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Sunday, September 11th, 2011 11:46 am
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I was in the office as it was just after lunch. When Pete sent round a site-wide message we thought he was joking which turned out not to be the case. I don't think much work got done for the rest of the day.
alicephilippa: (black_sheep)
Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 09:34 pm
I am Blue/White
I am Blue/White
Take The Magic Dual Colour Test - Beta today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Personality Test Generator.
I'm both orderly and rational. I value control, information, and order. I love structure and hierarchy, and will actively use whatever power or knowledge I have to maintain it. At best, I am lawful and insightful; at worst, I am bureaucratic and tyrannical.



White/blue? I usually play black, black/blue or red (O.o) Maybe I'm just an evil genius in disguise.
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Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 11:53 am
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I tend to prefer savoury things (just gimme that pork pie damnit) than sweet things, but I suppose if I have to choose favourites then:

Candy: Chunky Kitkat
Dessert: Warm chocolate fudge cake.