Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Ellie was adopted

Our little Ellie was adopted over the weekend. We heard that she went to a wonderful home and we are so happy! Tomorrow we will bring Stuart home with one of his brothers! Stuart and Ellie were part of a four kitten litter and we are going to spend some time with one of the other siblings now. Stay tuned for new pictures.

Monday, February 26, 2007

something i highly recommend

below i mentioned that we went away over the weekend and our laptops were not invited... well, it was a wonderful wonderful thing. yes, i did experience some withdrawal from not being able to check my email, but i think our weekend was greatly enhanced by the lack of the world wide web's presence.

also, once i got home on sunday night to check my email, there was nothing urgent that i would have needed to attend to over the weekend. so, if you're planning some time away, challenge your online addiction and leave your gadgets that can acccess the internet at home with your plants.

(you like that mattie? it's filed under "deep thoughts" just for you.) ;)

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Where we were this weekend

Happy Birthday Brother!!!

You know how when other people get old that are younger than you it makes you feel old? Well, my baby brother turned 25 today... yikes!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Getting away!

We are getting away for the weekend! I'm not telling any of you where we are going because we don't want to be found. Just know that we have UNINVITED our laptops. Yes, it's a real vacation. 48 hours away from the internet and email and the blog... will I survive!? It is in times like this that my addiction really shows.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

kitten update

so, many of you have asked... are we keeping the kitties?

now here is the answer.

well, yes and no. in order to continue to foster new kitties we decided we should only keep one permanent cat and therefore be able to have new fostered kittens rotating in and out. this way we can have one kitty we get attached to and love forever while still helping out this rescue organization and doing good for all kitty-kind.

our main "ambassador cat" will always be around to teach and show the new guys how it's done. stuart is a great cat and we have faith that he can influence future kitties to be great as well. right now he is away with his sister ellie (and two other rescued brothers, seven and mallow) getting fixed.

more adventures of stuart and new baby foster kittens will return next week! stay tuned...

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Quote of the day - Tuesday

"let's not think about that right now."

Monday, February 19, 2007

It's not only President's Day...

Happy Birthday Lindsay!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Quote of the day - Sunday

"Aren't you glad I don't live with any other math dorks? Oh wait, I forgot where I live."

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Friday, February 16, 2007

what we made

for Valentine's Day i requested that we cook together and attempt to make something we had never made before. we chose to attempt a Souffle and then modified two recipes to come up with a fantastic one... goat cheese, mixed herbs and leeks! yummy!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Couples who cook together

there was a great article in the NY Times yesterday about couples who cook together. not only could we relate to this article because we often cook together (and love doing it) but also because cooking together was what we had decided to do as our Valentine's Day celebration activity. after reading this article see if you can decide who is the "alpha cook" and the "beta cook" in our relationship. actually, most of you don't need to read the article to guess that.

He cooks. She Stews. It's Love. by Katherine Wheelock

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's

Not only did I come home to a surprise bouqet of roses there was also a box in the fridge filled with my favorite cupcakes from San Francisco! Yes, he went to San Francisco during the day while I was at work and I was totally surprised. Major boyfriend points today, major.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Monday, February 12, 2007

Cat picture of the day

Can you see the orange guy flying through the air at his sister on the scratching post? Ha!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Friday, February 09, 2007

Thursday, February 08, 2007

never a dull moment

Has this turned into a kitten blog, or what!?

it's not the best picture of me, but ellie and stuart sure look cute!

i spoke too soon

ok ok... hopefully this will be the final name... after a full day of show-tune humming, Conrad the orange cat is now officially Stuart.

some people affectionately call him Stewie. what do you all think of that? better?

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

a very important debate

Now, what is this country coming to when there is some huge debate over which state originated the Hamburger!? This is so silly. The best thing about this article is the thread of comments at the bottom. Scroll down.

We all know that Wikipedia knows all. I think their account is the most accurate one.

Awww man! Can you stop cleaning my eye boogers now?

why not sleep in the hangers!?

The latest names in the running...


...and Simon is winning right now because it is getting the most votes. Anyone like any of these names? The names on the first list are sort of losing popularity in our home. None of them are sticking. We are calling this poor kitten something different every time we call him! It's getting a little ridiculous.

P.S. I'll post more pics of them tonight to help you all decide. :)

Monday, February 05, 2007

What's in a name?

So, as you can see below, we have two new baby kitties. We are technically fostering them for two weeks but it could be a "rent to own" situation. :) We'll see how it goes.

Anyways, the little black one is Ellie (short for Eleanor). She's the big sister. Her little orange brother copies everything she does! He doesn't have a name yet. We have a few in the running but we can't decide. We want feedback... what do you guys think?


...or something else?

*some other outside suggestions have been:


any feelings on those?

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Ever get your nails done?

you were right Lin, great video! :)

Quote of the day - Saturday

"I was pushing the space bar with my thumb. You don't use your thumbs to play the piano!"

Friday, February 02, 2007

Save our environment

Have you seen An Inconvenient Truth? Well, you should. It's a powerful movie, like everyone says, and it's an extremely informative lecture-style film about our world. It inpires one to take action and I'm starting by suggesting that you just watch the film and become educated or aware of what is going on in our world. It's a start.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change link

Green Power Network Link

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Happy February 1st

it's a new month... just pointing it out... even though you probably already noticed.