And Now, Because it is Friday…

And we are home again…

sky is falling

I kind of feel like this.  I feel like a bomb went off this month in our peaceful little nest.

And it wasn’t this little guy…unfortunately.

bombadeer beetle

Because him I could get rid of!

Instead, it looks like a battle of Socrates vs. The Sophists looms in my near future.  And I thought I’d never have to deal with him, or Plato again after Freshman English!

Here’s hoping I haven’t totally forgotten how to get my brain working…

coffee kitteh

Oh, right.

Caturday!!!

Ok, so really it’s Sunday but you have to cut me some slack because I’ve had this mind numbing cold this week and all I did yesterday was sit on the couch and drink tea…

We have this problem occasionally.  But we live in Texas.  😛

 

Lone Star Rally…with Caturday!

This weekend is the Lone Star Bike Rally.  Conveniently, it is a short 30 minute ride from my house to the nasty, dirty  luvley island of Galveston, where this weekend, an average of 500,000 motorcycles and their owners will be gawking at each other (and their bikes).

This year will be the third year I’ve gone.  On my own bike.

But since it’s Caturday, I thought I’d try to combine themes!

Kitties go retro!

And zoom zoom sportbike!  Kitchen Kat and I will begin working on this tomorrow.

Even those tough Harley types love kitteh head ornaments!  (Hehe..head, not hood ;-P )

Confused kitteh says…You don’t SMELL like a kat…

Tomorrow, I’ll try to share some interesting bikes from the rally.  Because people actually ride bikes that look like this!

Faster than a cheetah?  I’d say it’s likely 🙂

Y’all have a great Caturday!  Get out there and RIDE!!!

Password Hell

I don’t know about the rest of you out there in digital land, but I have a complaint.  Actually, I have many, but I’m pretty sure you’re not coming here to hear me bitch, so I try to save those moments for my beloved family.

I realize that passwords are a necessity in these days of internet ninjas lurking in cyber space.

But I have SO many passwords, some on sites that I really don’t feel would in any way compromise my security.  For example, if you’d like to log in to Woman’s Day magazine and read recipes, you need a user name and password.

I don’t really even understand WHY they need to know who I am.  I’m not buying anything.  I’m just browsing their free website.

There are also some things I just can’t see why anyone would even be interested in obtaining the information.  Like the website that will calculate my BMI and tell me how grossly overweight I am, without a name…but I need a user name and password.  WHY????  And why would anyone else EVER want to know my BMI?  I mean, really.

Are hackers targeting the overweight?  Are they going to somehow link my username, which isn’t in any way associated with my email and spam me with diet ads?  Or will they assume that, if I’m overweight, I must shop online, and hope to get a credit card number?  If so, they will be sadly disappointed when they try to buy anything and are declined.

I’m becoming forever grateful for the “Forgot Password?” option, since I’m using it regularly these days.  I realize that a different password for every online account is a great security measure, but if I can’t remember it, is it really secure from anyone but me?

***Now comes the PG…possibly R rated part of this post.  So…if any of you are under 18, cover your eyes, as my intent is for this to be a family-friendly food and kitteh blog.  But sometimes….it’s just not possible to pull all the punches.

I have a solution…finally.  Username isn’t a problem, since I can generally remember my tags 🙂  Passwords will now be phrases I tend to use when annoyed.  Because…I’m annoyed.  Perhaps that’s the reason they’re easier to remember that way.  Don’t know, don’t care.

Maybe the next time I want to make a comment on Aggie’s blog, I’ll actually be able to remember my new obscene password!

Sithy Sunday

Happy Sithy Sunday, and BTHO Florida Fighting Farmers!

Quickly Caturday

It’s about that time.  School, I mean, for those of you lucky smart enough to avoid summer term!  We’ve started keeping bees now that we have land, but that’s a story for another long post, hopefully with pics that aren’t too gross.

For today, just laughs, and of course, because it’s Texas and still August, more rain???

Try not to forget to laugh at least once every day.  Laugh lines are better than frown jowls!  😛

Cheerful otter looks like Kitchen Kat

For your cheerful viewing pleasure on a rainy Friday.

 

Because otters make everything better.

Defining “Crazy Busy”

I’m a slacker.  So be it.  However, I’m actually finding that this year has left me with very little time in which to slack!  Or surf the internets.  Meh.

Start with manual field labor through the Spring.

Now, add a smidge of Anatomy and Physiology for the Summer.

Rat Boy finished 10th grade and is headed on to 11th!.  Throw some driver’s ed into the mix (someone hold me, please).

We’re currently working with an architect on plans for the Little House on the Bayou, which by the way, has to be erected on 12 foot tall pilings, due to being only 6 feet above sea level and in the FEMA flood zone (go figure). Multiply projected costs by 1 billion…

A daily round of routine chores and errands for the pot (no, those don’t magically do themselves, and my good faeries seem to be on strike).

Finish the day with a dose of fun family fitness at the “Y”. I’ve started with the spinning classes, which are fun, but simultaneously kick my butt.  On the other hand, it seems a bit smaller and firmer, so perhaps a kick was needed!

Creep thankfully into bed around midnight, after Hubby leaves for work.  Rinse and repeat at 0600.  😦

I’m posting today (yes, I already mentioned I’m a slacker) because I’m sick of studying, and yet, here I sit at the computer.  I also thought it would be good to let the peeps know I haven’t food poisoned myself.  Yet.  It could happen any day, though. Cooking with only one eye open can get a bit risky.  😛

I did set a pot holder on fire recently.  DO make sure to turn off the burners on your electric stove BEFORE setting cloth items on the stovetop!  That was possibly the most exciting moment I’ve had in the kitchen all year.

So, here’s some advice for the menfolk on handling stressed out females.  Sure hope Hubby finds the time to read this one.  I think it applies to every day of the month!

Wine is GOOD.  🙂

Learn it.  Live it.

That is all.

Happy Easter-Caturday

It’s been a beautiful day here, perfect for doing all the last minute things that somehow end up last minute even though Easter plans were made at least a month in advance!

But Caturday it is, so in the spirit of the current holiday, I will now provide you with Easter themed kitties!

Just to make sure we all know the difference (because, frankly, this bunneh/kitteh thing can be a bit confusing)…bunneh on the left.  😛

Pretty large bunneh there…

As we all know, the Easter Bunneh Kitteh is hard at work this time of year.

However, adding bunneh ears to your kitteh’s chic look is not generally appreciated.  Go figure.

Be forewarned.  This is what your kitteh is doing after you finally take off the ears and go to bed.

One way or another, it’s another holiday passed hopefully in the company of good friends and family!

Happy (and hoppy) Easter to everyone!

Is it Caturday yet?

Marie Curie Kat says it’s looking good!

We need more women in science.

Then maybe I could get my computer to stop being an asshole freaking out and just do what I ask of it.

Not even going to mention that, yesterday, when I stepped out for a mere hour,  Hubby decided to help me ‘fix’ the dang thing.  When I came back, he had somehow managed to hide ALL my files.  And then left for work.

Not realizing the files were hidden, I thought they were deleted.  Irreplaceable pictures (of Rat Boy, an unforgettable Sweet 16 Birthday, food I haven’t had the time to blog about yet), documents, and oh yes…the tax returns from the last 3 years.

FREAK OUT TIME!!!  😛

Thoughts of murder briefly crossed my mind.

Fortunately, Rat Boy was Skyping with one of his friends.  Miraculously, this very nice young man offered some ideas, and all of my files were relocated, unscathed.  The same can not be said for Hubby, who, I’m betting will never touch my computer again!  ;-P

I still can’t understand how he could accomplish in less than 5 minutes something it has taken me a few hours of tedious clicking to un-do.

Oh well, chillax and have a wonderful Caturday, and enjoy the intermittent rain of our week of Spring.

The heat index is projected to be 99F tomorrow!

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