Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
We took Andrew & Dan to the Manchester Airport to fly home to Washington on June 16th. These were, unfortunately, the only photos I took of Andrew on this visit. Andrew is wearing the blue shirt. Dan is not.
2 Samuel 1.1, 17–end
2 Corinthians 8.7–end
2 Samuel 1
1 K so Saul iz teh dedd. An David iz leik totaly pwning teh Amalekites, an den he comz bak an stayz too dayz in Ziklag.
2 An itz day tree, an ZOMG!!1! iz nekkid gai comin from Sauls camp. Allmos nekkid, cloze all tore n stuf. He can has dirt on his hedz, why he do dat? An he fallz down in front of David, an is leik, "David u r full of win!!1!1! an awsum!1!"
3 An David is leik, "WTF??!? Wher u com from, d00d??" An he sez, I totaly ecskaped from teh Israel camp lolz.
4 An David sez, Wut is teh hapz over dere? An teh neekid guy sez, D00d, iz lotsa peepuls is runned away, also lots is deedd. Saulz iz teh dedd, an his kid Jonathan too. It is teh suxx0r1!!1!
5 An David is leik, How u noze dis?
6 An teh nekkid guy sez, "K so Iz in Mount Gilboa, watchin ur battelz.
7 An ZOMG!1!! I seez Saul, leenin on his speer. An iz lotsa guyz chasin him.
8 An hes leik, Who r u, an Iz leik, I r Amalkaleit.
9 An hes leik, D00d, u gotta kill me. Srsly. Iz not wanting to live no moor, it iz to suxx.
10 So I tottaly killded him!!!1!1 Cuz he woodint b havin no cheezburgers newae after he wazent kign no moar. An I got hiz crown and dis bracelet wut he wuz warin, lolz. U can totaly haz dem, David."
11 Den David is teerin of his cloze, an all hiz d00dz to.
12 An dey was crine cuz Saul an his kid got killded in teh fite, an dey wouldn't haz no foodz dey wuz to sad, not even cheezburgers.
13 David sez to teh Akmakalit gai, "Ware u frum agin?" An he sez, "Iz a immigant."
14 An David is leik, "U tottaly shd of thot twize about killin Saul, cuz he waz teh king wit teh anointing an stuf."
15 An David gotz one of hiz d00dz to smoted on teh Almallikit gai. An he watz smoted till hez dedd.
16 An David sez, "D00d, u watz totaly aksin for it, lolz."
17 An David maded Saul an hiz kid a sad song
18 (also he tolded peeps dey shd lern to play it, for realz, itz in a book, u cd look it up), an he sanged it:
19 Israel, ur bestest kittehs r teh dedz! Ur strong kittehs is falld!!1!1!
20 U shd tottaly not talkk about it, tho, k? Srsly. Less u wantz teh Philistines to hatz teh happiez bout it.
21 Rain??!? Gilboa Mountain DOES NOT WANT!11!! Cuz datz ware Saul gotz killded, an his sheeld is tottaly jus lyin dere.
22 Saul and Jonathan, dey watz tottaly good at fiteing, lolz. Dey cud take anybuddiez bukkit.
23 Dey watz teh bestest to dere peeps. An dey watz rlly good at runnin an climbin n stuff.
24 Saul gaved lotz of shiny cloze to teh Israel girls. OMG, dey better be crine about him nowz!11!!
25 Teh strong kittehs is fallded, leik I sed!1!1! Dey shooda stade off teh montin, srsly dat wuz bad place 4 dem.
26 Dis is teh suxxx0r!!11! Cuz I luvded Jonathan, but not leik in a gay way, tho he watz way kewler then ne chix.
27 Teh strong kittehs is fallded!!1! FAIL!11!!
Psalm 1301 Dis place wuz teh suck so i wuz like "o hai Ceiling Cat"
2 Den i wuz all like "oi Ceiling Cat dun be afk coz i is lyk askin stufz"
3 Ceiling Cat if u iz all lyk postal cos of invisible error, iz we all fuxored?
4 But Ceiling Cat stil can giv cheezburgr if we sayz u pwn
5 I brb til Ceiling Cat sez i can has cheezburgr
6 Nvm i afk now, lyk idler in helpz room, til Ceiling Cat msg me
7 All kittehs afk waitn 4 cheezburgz cos Ceiling Cat can giv cheezburgr n Ceiling Cat giv cheezburgr to kittehs wiv invisble error
8 Wen Ceiling Cat bak from afk Ceiling Cat wil be all lyk "o hai kittehs, bout dat invisible error, lyk nvm, watevah"
22 Teh Ceiling Cat's compashuns no has FAILS! and he has grate luvs.
24 I sez to myself, I sez self, "Yu no run out of happy. Wayt pashuntly for the Ceiling Cat!
25 Teh Ceiling Cat givs bukkits to teh kittehs hoo has hoaps and hoo plays hyd and seeks wif him.
26 It iz gud to wayt foar teh Ceiling Cat to send HALP.
27 It iz gud for kittehs to hav onlee egg yokes while he iz yung.
28 I sitz a lone in sylenz while teh grate Playa lais it on meh!.
29 I will let mah face fallz daown in teh litterz.
30 If'n sumonez wantz to pwn yu, let dem smakd u in teh face. Cuz tehy wil be teh stoopid n00bz. w00t!
31 Cuz teh Ceiling Cat duznt foarget teh gud kittehs foar long.
32 Evn doe teh Ceiling Cat iz liek misstur meeny pantz sumtaims, der iz sumtaimes wen Ceiling Cat givs teh compashuns, cuz him can has lotz ov mercies.
33 Cuz Ceiling Cat duznt rly wantz to pwnz teh ppl or teh kittehs. Srsly.
Psalm 301 Ai wull prayseh yu, teh Cieling Cat, cos yu pickd meh upz frm the toylut bowl an di unt letz next doorz dog laff at meh!! WAI DEY LAFF AT MEH!!!11!!
2 O teh Cieling Cat, I corlded yu an yu gis me the maike betta medsin. (Tayste bad tho srsly).
3 O teh Cieling Cat, yu has gotz meh from teh gardin holze an di unt letz meh fallz in teh toylut agen, srsly, ah keeypz duin that…
4 Myawzez 2 teh Cieling Cat, yu furreh toyz ov hiz, that goze skweek! Sayz iz nayme lotz and lotz and lotz!!
5 Cieling Catz mad fing tis shoort, but heez luvz yah frevur, srsly, cuz ai iz mayekin noyzes all nyte (wihch ai iz k wiv), an deh sleepeh kittenz is happeh in teh mornun.
6 Wun ai iz on teh sofur, ai myaw “NAOW, IZ MAI CUSHIN!!!”
7 O Cieling Cat, wun yu lykez meh bestist , yu mayde meh scwatchin powst nt forl ovah wen ai iz scwatchin (vewy inportant), bt wen yu iz hydin ur fayse, ai iz lyke OMG yu dyssapeyude!!! Srsly lyke WTF? Wer yu gon?!!11!!!! YU INVISDIBUL!!!
8 Tuh yu O Cieling Cat, ai myawed mor: 2 Cieling Cat foor murseh!!
9 Wai teh dog allwayz trei 2 putz meh in toylut bowlz!!? Wai?!! Oh noes! Teh dogz trei 2 take mah cookiez!! Iz teh snayulz gunna bee yur kittehz?? Iz it gunna sayz yu luvz Cieling Cat more dan cookiez an meh??
10 Lizun O Cieling Cat an giz meh cookiez plz, O Cieling Cat, beh mah fwuendz, k?
11 Yuh turnd mah cri cat 2 danz cat, tuk off taht grai furz an yuzed teh fur die of teh fun kynd, srsly, ai hatez teh garai furz, meks meh luk lyk teh ownur of sooicydul catz, srsly.
12 Soze mai hart can myawz 2 yuh an not beh myawluss. O Cieling Cat, ai givz yuh mah cookiez furevr, k, thnx, bai..
7 Yuz kittehs r pwning, keep giveh deh tastee cookies, kaykay?
8 Ai askde caues yuz all gotta hugses n be niec.
9 Yu see whut Jeebus did dere, him gavded all him cookies to yuz untiw him can has no moar, so yuz can has dem.
10 Yuz stawtde maded cookies a year ago
11 so maded yuz cookies doen nao.
12 Do whut yuz cans, no whut yuz cants.
13 Ai no wanna biet yuz eers,
14 but yuz giffs whut cookiez yuz gots so dem giffs yuz whut cheezburgurs dems gotz, so yuz an dem got enufs.
15 Iz witten: "every1 gots enuf,"
16 Meows to deh Ceiling Cat for cheezburgurs an Tynas
17 cuz him gaveded yuz cheezburgurs an licksed yuz haedz.
18 Weez gaved him bruddre too dat dem sais is win.
19 An him is deh noo raomin kittehs to deh pwnage of deh Ceiling Cat.
20 No pplz can go wtf caues we giffs ussez cookies
21 We "gaveded no liyin cookies in deh siet of deh Ceiling Cat an dem pplz."
22 Weez giveh wiff dem ouwer bwuddah who twustes yuz.
23 Tynas wants to maded yuz cookies, an our kittehs awr teh litter of Jeebus.
24 So show dem ur cuddelz to teh kittehs.
A Dead Girl and a Sick Woman
21 Wen Happy Cat gotz to teh othur sied of teh laek, lotz of peepul wuz dere.
22 An den sum gai naemd Jairus seed Happy Cat an fell down. Dis happenz lotz. Maibe sumwun tripz dem.
23 An Jairus wuz liek "O, hai. I can haz help, plz? Mai dottr iz rly sik. U can heelz her plz?"
24 So Happy Cat went wif Jairus. An lotz of peepul caem wif dem.
25 An dere wuz a womun dere who wuz bleedin fur, liek, twelv yeerz. Srsly.
26 An teh dokturz didnt helpz her, but she payd dem newayz.
27 An den she caem to Jebus an tuchd his cloke,
28 Bcuz she touhght liek "Maibe if I tuch teh clos, den I getz bettur."
29 An she gotz bettur! Yay!
30 Den Happy Cat knoed teh powr wuz gon. An he askd "Hay, who tuchd mai clos?"
31 An teh disipls wuz liek "Teh peepulz all crowdz arownd u, wai u ask who tuchd ur clos?"
32 But Happy Cat kept lukin.
33 An den teh womun fellz down an tellz Happy Cat wut she didz.
34 An Happy Cat wuz liek "O, okay. U iz bettur nao. U can go hoem, k?"
35 An wen Happy Cat wuz speekin, sum gaiz comz frum Jairus's howse, an dey wuz liek "Ur dottr dyed. Sry. U no bothur Happy Cat nemore, k?"
36 But Happy Cat ignoard dem, an wuz liek "U not be skeerd, u beleev, k?"
37 An Happy Cat only letz Peter an James an John follo him.
38 An wen dey gotz to teh howse, peepul wuz cryin an stuff.
39 An Happy Cat wentz in an wuz liek "Hay, wai u maek all dat noyz? Teh kid iz sleepn! Srsly!"
40 But tehy lafft at him. An den Happy Cat kikt dem owt, an took teh parntz an teh disiplz an went were teh kid wuz.
41 An Happy Cat wuz liek "Hay, u getz up nao, k?"
42 An teh gurl gotz up, an walkd arownd. An teh parntz wuz liek "No wai!"
43 An Happy Cat wuz liek "Dis iz seekrit, k? But she can haz visible sandwich now, u giv her."
Get ready now cuz the wild weekend is coming!
Weekend Cat Blogging
(see the week’s& host to enter your WCB post in the comments for the weekend roundup)
Electrical control panel. Simon Pearce sells power to the grid when they don't use what they generate.
Above: the intake diversion and screen system at the place where the water comes into the turbine. The grate is angled to lift out branches and debris from the river. The debris is deposited behind the trash rack (the grate). The wall out in front of the trash rack is low down close to the water to prevent water fowl from getting into the mechanism. Below: fish were battling the current of the intake because the bugs they like to eat were drawn in by the current.
Above: the turbine room showing the old arch of the old water intake for the water wheel.
Technorati Tags: hydroelectric power, Quechee, Vermont, Ottauquechee River
A plaque in the building says, "This building is what remains of a brick structure built about 150 years ago. Woolen cloth manufacture was carried out here off and on until 1951. This mill is believed to have been the largest US producer of fine soft wool flannel for baby clothes. In the years following 1951, the building fell into disrepair until Quechee Lakes started its village renovations several years ago. John Downers Mill has been the focal point of those renovations, which included rebuilding a covered bridge, restoration of the J. C. Parker house, Tinkham house, Barron and Burtch houses, the Gage house, Marshland Farm, a church building and others."
The covered bridge into the village is a "Quechee Lakes Development Corp., 1970 Steel Stringer, 90', spanning Ottauquechee River on Waterman Hill Road in Quechee village. Not an historic bridge, but worthy of mention due to its size, design and prominence as the principal entry to the village from Route 4."
I never did get a photo of Andrew on this day. Very odd.
But Dan, Amelia, John and Matt can be seen in the Quechee Village Set.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Charlie is in love with John. He sleeps with him, listens to him and chews on his fingers (it took Charlie two years to have a relationship like that with me). He has no problems living here. Charlie is killing. John said there have been a few headless mice around his truck. That is Charlie's signature kill — if he doesn't eat the entire mouse, he eats the head. Or simply chews the heads off. He also leaves the bodies about the car of the person he loves.
Zorro — a skittish cat in Vermont because of those dogs. He is relaxing daily now, conversing and interacting well with John and me. He comes and goes as he pleases. In the photo above he was chatting away with John in the garden. While there were, of course, chipmunks in Vermont, they were not on my land. We never saw them. But they are plentiful here. I see them standing on their haunches in the gardens when I let the cats out in the morning, or scurrying under rocks around the house. The cats are fascinated by them and I expect to see a couple of dead ones soon. The chipmunks set up a loud alarm whenever the cats are let out.
Turnip and Pansy are having a difficult time. Turnip came down with an eye infection the week before we moved. It has gotten worse here because of the stress. I debated bringing him until he recovered, but I realized that the stress of being left behind without his brother, Zorro, would be as bad as moving him. He has explored the house once but is mostly sleeping and is gradually getting better.
Pansy is an enigma. She is disabled with many birth defects but is stealthily moving about the house. She doesn't seem to have lost weight and is not growling or crying. Hopefully she and Turnip will integrate more as time goes on.
1 Samuel 17.[1a, 4–11, 19–23] 32–49
Psalm 9.9–end or 1 Samuel 17.57—18.5, 10–16
Psalm 107.[1–3] 23–32
2 Corinthians 6.1–13
David Fites teh Goliath. srsly.
32 "Doan u worri bout dis stoopid philisticat." david sed to teh king. "I goez n fitez him for u. srsly. kthnxbai."
33 "Doan haz teh stoopidz!" sed teh king saul kitteh. "No wai can u fite dis philistikitteh n win. No wai. U r little kitten n he is big strong kitteh. He haz ben figtherkitteh since he waz yung. So jus no wai, dood, no wai."
34 But david, "Wai. I so can beat him. Iv ben takin caer ov mah daddyz animlz n stuff n dis wun tiem a lyon caem n tryd to steal wun for to maek cheezburgr wit,
35 an I just killded it. srsly. i beat it wit a club n brok hiz jaw n stuff. ya man.
36 i will do dat to dis philistikitteh cuz he maekz fun uv teh armi of teh ceiling cat!
37 ceiling cat savd me frum teh lyon, he will so sav me frum teh goliath. so wai. srsly."
N den saul sed, "k. may ceiling cat b wit u!"
38 saul gav david sum uv his armor, a rlly sweet helmet n stuff.
39 david tryd it on n walkd aroun in it for a sec cuz he nevr wear wun bfor.
"No wai can I wearz dis. I no usd to it. No want." so david tuk it off.
40 so he wen doan to teh rivr n got five rockz. n den wit only hiz rockz n hiz walkn stik he wen to teh valli to fite teh goliath.
41 goliath walkd out to see david
42 n laffd at him
43 "Srsly lil kitteh, am i lyke sum dog dat u try to beat me up wit a stik? srsly dood, dat is teh suckz.
44 come here n see me so i can groun u up lyke so much bird food." goliath yelld.
45 n david sed, "u coem to meh wit all ur fancy armrz n stuffz, but i coem to u teh naem of teh Cat of teh Ceiling's armis, u kno, ceiling catz armis dat u leik to teez so much.
46 today, ceiling cat wil totaly taek u, n i'm so goin to kill u and cutz off ur hed n stuff. n den, I will will groun all ur fighterkitteh leik so much bird food n den evryone will kno dat ceiling cat livs n israel!
47 n evryone here wil kno dat ceiling cat savs his kittehs n he doan evn need any of dat fancy armor stuff. Dis is totaly ceiling cat's battl n he will so gif u to me. kthnx."
48 s0 goliath cam fwd to meet david n david ranz at him.
49 he grabd one of hiz rockz an den he leik thru it at goliath! n teh rock hit goliath in teh hed n he fell over and dyd. Pwnd!
1 Wil praze u, O CEILING CAT, wif al mah gizard;
Wil tel teh nubs teh kewl junk u done.
2 Wil b glad n w00t! in u :D
Will sing n w00t to ur naym :D, O in-Teh-Ceiling one.
3 Mah nme d00dz scampr awai;
tehy fall n tayke durt nap befor u.
4 For u is in mah rite upholdin my claws;
you has purred on ur kiteh bed, modrating mos awesomly.
5 U hav band hole domanes and band teh trols;
U erased tehr nam frum teh server log. DO NOT WANT.
6 Max pwnage damages ur nme d00dz,
u pwnd tehre cities ffs;
even teh bakupz bin delitid.
7 Ceiling Cat pwns;
has kitteh bed whar he mods teh forum.
8 Will ban n00bz in awesomnes;
Will rulz teh ppl for great justice.
9 Ceiling cat is a hidin place 4 teh emo n goth,
a club house to hid in win tehy taze u bro.
10 Tohse taht tuch ur fuzy bely laiks u,
cuz u, KITTEH, never bite ur frenz even win pet ur bely.
11 W00t to CEILING CAT :D, in him's kitteh bed in Zion;
spam on al grupes teh kewl junk he did.
12 Cuz he don forget win ppl pwn u;
n lissens wehn ppl get al retardid in chanel.
13 O CEILING CAT, check it how tehy pwn me!
Can has power ups? I is bout to dye. kthx
14 so i can sez hao kewl u is
in teh Daughter of Zion hoo is taht hot chik luvz neo
and tehn w00t in ur masiv cheezburgr. :D
15 Teh domanes has fel in a hole tehy digs;
ther paws has cawt in teh liter box trap tehy set.
16 Ceiling Cat is nown 4 max pwnage;
teh trols are hangz tehmself.
17 Teh lusers goes back to grav,
al teh lamzors hu forgetz Ceiling Cat.
18 U is hungry? U can haz cheezburgr,
Don luse hope. Cheezburgr on teh wai.
19 Getz off ur bedz, O Ceiling Cat, let not us pwn;
Let teh domanes be pwnd in ur fuzy claus.
20 Mak tehm scard, O Ceiling Cat;
let the domanz no tehy is jus n00b lamzors.
57 as sun as david com bak frum killn goliath, abner tuk him to teh king saul, evn tho david stil had teh goliath kitteh'z hed in hiz handz.
58 "whoz ur daddy?" saul askd him.
"he is teh jesse, n we lif in bethlehem" sed david.
1 Affer david stop talk wif saul, Johnathan said iluvu to david.
2 Affer dat, saul keepz david as pet, and sez, "no go bak to yr dadz."
3 'N den Johnathan promitz to luv david for moar dan hiz cookie.4 So den he getz nekkid foar david, I tink cuz david no has cloves or jus lyk nekkid Johnathan, wutevar.
5 saul do tinks foar david, cuz david ask. saul getz lyk ten gold starz. Lolcatz reejoyz.
6 So den next david make no move dis bad guy, n all teh girl ppls cum out they howse n all teh subarbz n stuff to say, "yay saul! Kthxbai." N they move all weird n make a lotta noise wiff shakey tinks and mouf blow tinks n go, "la la la!"
7 But they wurdz no, "la la la." They wurdz go: "saul make ded lots, n david moar lots."
8 saul get green lyk catznip n sez "Hei! david kill moar den me! Now him wantz be all "boss cat is boss"?
9 N howse arrest no inventerd yet so saul jus watchez him moar.
10 So nex suntime mean bad notinks dere cum frum Ceiling Cat to howse ov saul. saul talk a lot n david play erlee Leggenz of Rawk gaym, lyk he alwayz play. saul had sharp pokey stik.
11 saul frowed sharp stik at david, all, "Ahmonnagitchuu!" like dat. It crazy. I hid unner sofa, n david did too.
12 saul skeerd of david cuz Ceiling Cat lyk david n no lyk saul no moar.
13 So saul say go away, here some army menz, kthxbai.
14 N david ernd moar gold starz n Ceiling Cat play too. Ceiling Cat lyk army menz.
15 N saul go, "whoa, he gud." n got skeerd moar.
16 All da Lolcatz lyk david. He giv gud mushy fud.
Ceiling Cat startz tokking an wont shuddup
1 And teh Ceiling Cat sez in teh windz:
2 "OMG, WTF iz u sayinz? u iz a noob!
3 "U getz reddy becuz naow I asks u sum kweschuns.
4 "Wehre iz u wen I maded teh earths, ifs u iz so smart?
5 "Who sayed, 'Hay, iz gonna be tihs big.'
6 "Whut iz unner teh earths? Who maded teh grouns?
7 "when teh stars and stuffs were all liek 'Hay'?
8 "Who sayed 'Oh hai waterz, u stay here, k?'
9 "when the clowdz were liek, 'Hai, we iz looks liek teh cloths,'
10 "and I was liek, 'Clowdz, u stay here, k?'
1 Sai thanx to Ceilin Cat cuz him luv go on forevah. KTHX CEILING CAT.
2 N Ai is hoping da kittehs he wuz niec to is going to say KTHX CEILING CAT, da kittehs he saevd from the doggiz,
3 doze kittehs in da hole wied world wied web, he pickd dem up bi da scruf uv deir nex.
4 Sum kittehs wuz aut inna wildz wif no hom an no hoomin to gif kitteh food n cheezburgrs.
5 Dey wur rly strving wif no food but rats! but dey was so weak it wuz so hard to kech. And dey wuz thirsty cuz there wuz draot. An no wader for kittehs to drinkorz. N dey ded almost.
6 Den dey sayed "HALP" to Ceiling Cat n asked him "I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGRS PLZ" n Ceiling Cat give dem halp.
7 He bring dem to a hom ware dey can live wif nice plaec fr nappin. An dere wuz cheezburgrs and plenty uv wawder and hoomins to give kitteh food lyk kibbles n plus for pettin.
8 So say KTHX to Ceiling Cat bcuz he dus nice stuff fr kittehs an ppl an he also luvvs us alot,
9 he give wawder bole to thirsteh kittehs an fills hungreh kittehs wif cheezburgrs.
10 some kittehs he locked up in DA POUND WIF BARZ ON DEH KAGES and doggiz barkin in da next room!!!
11 bcuz dey waz rly bad kittehs.
12 so he put dem IN DA POUND, dey got lost from comfy homez and nobody waz halp dem.
13 den dey finly axed "CELING CAT! PLZ HALP US! WE IS RLY SRY! N we is wants soem cookiez kthxbai" and Ceiling Cat heard meows and said "kay".
14 So he let dem outta da pound. He broked da barz on da cagez and dey wuz FREE agn.
15 Say KTHNK to Ceiling Cat bcuz he duz nice stuff to ppl an kittehs. An he luvv us for alweyz
16 and Ceiling Cat can brakez down barz uv cagez and kittehz free if he wantz
17 sum moor bad kittehz got st00pid dey wer so bad and dey got hurted bad too, ao!
18 dey stopped lykin cheezburgrs an cookez an kitteh food and dey wz gon to ded soon
19 so axed "Hay Ceiling Cat, halp!"
20 Ceiling Cat change him mind. Dey not ded. Him save dey lifez.
21 Say KTHX CEILING CAT bcuz he duz nice thingz for kittehz and ppl an him is luvvin dem stil, him love no FAIL
22 Nao gif him yur cheezburgrs an sing songz baout him, kthx.
23 I rite srsly long pome. Den dere were kittehs dat goes on shipps in oshin.
24 Dey seed krazy paower Ceiling Cat haz.
25 Lotz and lotz of storm iz in oshin. Srsly scary hurrykanes n tempists. Wave go rly hai. Scary place for kittehz.
26 Dey go up an doan wif wave n see ceiling and bottom of oshin an big wave almos cum ovr n covr dem. An dey wuz not fraidy-catz but den dey wuz big waves no plaice for little kitteh.
27 dey krawled araon lyk catnip even doh dere wuz no catnip. So dey can not has hai sept wen waves bring dem up. Dey go crazy, dey srsly crazy, de oshin messing wif dem. Dey so sick, no can has cheezburgrs or cookies
28 So dem asked "CEILING CAT WE IS SEESIK PLZ HALP US NAO FAILBOAT" an Ceilin Cat say "kay"
29 An Ceiling Cat he make waves go wai.
30 Now dey happie kittehs. Ceiling Cat bring shipp to land an kittehs see famly an cheezburgrs again.
31 Say KTHNX CEILING CAT. Ceiling Cat does nice stuff for kittehz n ppl an his luvv has no FAIL.
32 Ceiling Cat gud covno toppick plz tell grandmaw n grandpaw baot him kthx.
33 Ceiling Cat duz magic he make big wawder all go way an nao its drai here
34 an thers dis place wif cheezeburgrs, nao dey has none. Kittehs there bad.
35 den he make drai place nice wif milk for good an thirsteh kittehs.
36 an place to live wif food an hoomins to mak thingz comfy.
37 dey mad gud cookies there.
38 he gave cheezburgr an dey do the secks an have lots of baby kittenz. I rite rly long poem, lulz.
39 ltr sum kittehs ded an dey were sad;
40 bcuz Ceiling Cat hatez no bulls an makes dey walk roand forevah.
41 but Ceiling Cat is nice to kittehs hoo iz sad.
42 Happy kittehs talk, mean kittehs aer kwieit.
43 if yu smrt kitteh, think baot dis pome. Dat's all I has to sai.
1 As ceilin cats fellow werkers we urge u not
2 receiv ceilin cats grace in vain. 2for he sez, "in da tiem ov mah favor i herd u, An in da dai ov salvashun i helpd u."[a] i tell u, nao iz teh tiem ov ceilin cats favor, nao iz teh dai ov salvashun.
Pauls Sayz DO NOT WANT!
3 We put no stumblin block in anyonez path, so dat r ministry will not be discreditd.
4 Rathr, as servants ov ceilin cat we commend ourselvez in evry wai: in great endurance; in troublez, hardships an distresez;
5 in beatings, imprisonments an riots; in hard werk, sleeples nitez an hungr;
6 in purity, understandin, patience an kindnes; in da sincere luv;
7 in truthful speech an in da powr ov ceilin cat; wif weapons of mass righteousnes (WMRs) in da rite hand an in da left;
8 through glory an dishonor, bad report an gud report; genuine, yet regardd as impostors;
9 known, yet regardd as unknown; dyin, an yet we liv on; beaten, an yet not killd;
10 sorrowful, yet always rejoicin; poor, yet makin lotz da rich; havin nothin, an yet posessin evrythin.
11 We has spoken freely 2 u, corinthianz, an opend wide r hearts 2 u.
12 We r not withholdin r affecshun frum u, but u r withholdin yours frum us.
13 As fair exchange - i speek as 2 mah children - open wide ur hearts also.
Happy Cat pwns teh windz an oshunz
35 An so when storeeztyme was dun, Happy Cat was all lyke "Hay guise, letz blow tis popsickle standz, srsly."
36 An so they were all lyke "Storeez tyme, itz ovr, u guise can go hom now plz kthxbai." An Happy Cat an teh disyplez got on teh getaway boat an went to teh oshun an there was lots of other boats there too.
37 An whooooooosh, ther was lots of st0rmz and windz an there wuz waterz in teh boats an evry1 sed "O noes! Kittehs h8 teh waterz! Halp!"
38 An Happy Cat, he was jus sleepz on a pilowe, dreemin of corms an wat0rmel0nz an teh guise went an waked him up an sed "Happy Cat, srsly, we r gonna be ded soon an u don even care?"
39 An Happy Cat got up an was like "O hay wind u stop pwning mai boat an oshun u stop pwning mai boat too." An wudnt u no, teh wind an oshun stopd pwning.
40 An Happy Cat sed "R u srsly skaredy kittehs? I thot u had fayth in me."
41 An of corse all teh guise were skaredy kittehs an they were lyke "Ok, srsly, wtf is Happy Cat even sayin cuz who can make all teh windz and oshuns obay him an not b skary doin it?"
Get ready now cuz the wild weekend is coming!
Weekend Cat Blogging
(see the week’s& host to enter your WCB post in the comments for the weekend roundup)
Thursday, June 18, 2009
We took a class field trip to Butterworks Farm in Westfield, Vermont. Butterworks is a major producer and supplier of organic yogurt in Vermont. Our visit was unique. Anne Lazor gave us a Butterworks Farm Corn Bread Recipe and a map of the farm. Our task was to find the natural ingredients for the corn bread on the farm in a scavenger hunt. Anne accompanied us and educated us along the way, creating a very special day.
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Monday, June 15, 2009
Matt (a certified groomer) and Amelia (a certified trainer) volunteer at the Frontier Animal Society in Orleans, VT. Lady, the Shih Tzu mix featured here, was surrendered by her owner who bragged that a comb had never touched the dog. Which was unfortunate. The mats around Lady's mouth were so serious that it was difficult for the dog to eat. Matt could not use clippers on lady's face because of the mats.
Tears come to my eyes when I see how happy Lady is after her lovingly-done grooming.
Matt is on Flickr and besides being a great groomer, he's a great photographer. Look him up and be a contact!
This link will expire when Lady is adopted.
Adopt a pet from Frontier
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The moth's eye is dark puple in the patch of dark fur behind the antenna. The yellow fur above the antenna is muscle to support the large wings. Wikipedia's entry for this moth:
Adults . . . emerge from their cocoons in the morning. Their wings are very small when they first emerge and they must enlarge them by pumping bodily fluids through them. During this time, their wings will be soft and they must climb somewhere safe to wait for their wings to harden before they can fly away. This process takes about 2 hours to complete. The Luna moth has a wingspan of between 8–11.5 cm (3-4.5 in) with long, tapering hindwings, which have eyespots on them in order to confuse potential predators. Although rarely seen due to their very brief (1 week) adult lives, Luna moths are considered common. As with all Saturniidae, the adults do not eat or have mouths. They emerge as adults solely to mate, and as such, only live approximately one week. They are more commonly seen at night.Technorati Tags: Actias luna, luna moth
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I am learning about the sights and history of New Hampshire as John and I tour the area. He took me to the Blackwater Dam in Webster last weekend. The Blackwater River flows across the road from our house and it is an unremarkable river here as it flows through the flats, creating a small wetland. I have not even had a chance to explore across the road yet. The brook that flows through our land and creates our three ponds drains into the Blackwater. Downstream the Blackwater flows through beautiful forests and huge erratics and finally arrives in Webster, where it is dammed. The entire flood plain around the dam is federally managed land. Below the dam is a park where we explored and found Indian Cucumber, Partridge berries, cinnamon ferns, silvery cinquefoil and sand blackberries. The road to the actual bottom of the dam was closed, so we will be returning to view that.
- Completed 1941
- Length 1,150 Feet
- Cost $1,320,000
- Height 75 Feet
- Capacity 15,000,000,000 gallons
Saturday, June 13, 2009
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Friday, June 12, 2009
I have left a home in Vermont that I thought was my dream home, that I thought I would never leave. But I learned this year that life can change quickly in a positive direction. I am with my love in New Hampshire and will be here as long as we live. In future posts I will relate the story of how we met.
It is beautiful here. There are apple trees, mountains, and granite glacial erratics strewn everywhere. The wildlife — just as I had in Vermont — is abundant. The flowers are different because it is a warmer climate. It is fun to learn about another New England state that I don't know much about. The first photo above is of a Pink Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium acaule) on our land — the New Hampshire State Wildflower. We have ponds for swimming and for wildlife on the land. And we have gardens for vegetables and flowers. Gardens are new to me.
I don't like the mosquitoes here! John says, as they say in Maine, that they are the state bird of New Hampshire. I'm beginning to believe him! And there is poison ivy on the roadsides. John meticulously eradicates it on the land we live on. (As you can see, John can handle poison ivy with his bare hands without ever getting a rash.) But winters are shorter and there are more professional and social opportunities here. I'm finding it a wonderful place to live.
Life is quiet, peaceful and shared now. I never thought this would happen to me again. I have many new adventures ahead of me.
1 Samuel 15:34 - 16:13 and Psalm 20
Ezekiel 17:22-24 and Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15
2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17
34 til Teh dai samuel did, he did not go 2 c saul again, though samuel mournded 4 him. An Cielin kat wuz grievd dat he had made saul king ovar israel and began 2 licks hiz hrbalz and chaze invisibl mouse in livng room.
Samuel Annointz David
1 Ceiling Cat tellded Samuel "u can has no mar teerz. Saul not be down wit Israel. U can finded Jesse in Bethlehemville, his sun gunna be da Kingz. Here take dis oluvejuse"
2 Samuell sais "OMG!!!1! Saul will maek me ded" and Ceiling Cat sez "Taek di moocows and make it ded for Ceiling Cat"
3 "It can be ded moocown partiez time and Jesse can come too. You make Jesse da kingz"
4 Samuel did what Ceiling cat tolded him 2. All the Bethlehemvillians d00dz were scareded.
5 Samuel invited dem all to ded moocow partiez.
6 Wen dey arrivd, Samuel seez Eliab n thot, "Srsly, the Ceiling Catz annointed standz here before the Ceiling Cat. Dis d00dz is teh 1337ness!"
7 But Ceiling Cat sed to Samuel, "DO NOT WANT. Ceiling Cat iz inside u ppl, lookin at ur heartz."
8 Samuel seez Abinadab and thot "di d00dz are made of win!" But Ceiling cat telded Samuel that Abinidab was failz.
9 Shammah can has rejekshuns 2.
10 Jesse bringded all 7 of hiz suns and dey all has rejekshuns.
11 Jesse be running out of opshuns. But Jesse haz one more sun...only a babiez.
12 Samuel sez "w00t!"
13 Samuel poorded the oluvejuse on David and Ceiling Cat gaev Cheezburger to David, leik infinate cheezeburger! Win!
Psalm 201 OK so I hopez Ceiling Cat nevar afk wen u haz qwestionz. he protectz u n stuffz.
2 n I hopez he makez u cookiez n cheezburgerz in ceiling n sendz dem from ceiling.3 n I hopez he exceptz ur offrinz uv hugz n invisible ladderz n stuffz.
4 n I hopez u can haz cheezburgerz liek u wantz.
5 n den we can b liek "OMG we winz!" n hug Ceiling Cat n stuffz. n I hopez he sendz cheezburger wen u liek "i can haz cheezburger"
6 Naow i no Ceiling Cat givez cheezburgerz to king he liek n anserz qwestionz n givez grate victreez b/c Ceiling Cat can do dat.
7 Sum iz liek "omg invisible bicyclez best" n sum is liek "wtf invisible steamroller nub" but we iz liek "Ceiling Ccat teh best"
8 Sum lolcatz fallz in2 bucketz n waterz n stuffz but we sitz on keyboardz n watchez fap.
9 Givez victree to king catz Ceiling Cat n give uz cookiez n cheezburgerz n stuff wen we askz. plz. but srsly, dun go afk.
22 "dis iz wat de Ceiling Cat say; ai will take on of dem branch of de cedar,
23 an plant it on mountain in Izrael. an it will 'com a grate tree an tons a' birds will nest in it.
24 an all teh treez in teh feild will now dad ai, teh Ceiling Cat, brot down teh tall treh an make the low grow tall.
" 'Ai, the Ceiling Cat say, an ai will do it!' "
1 Iz goodz, thx 4 teh Ceiling Cat, n singz teh praizez 2 ur nam, Cat in ur Ceiling!
2 Iz goodz, talkz abour ur loves in teh morning, n ur faythfulnez in teh nite,
3 accompanid bai teh gitar, and teh harp.
4 Ceiling Cat has made mi happi. I singz coz of what he dun.
5 Ceiling Catz doinz iz teh b0mb! He thinkz deepz!
6 Blind cat no seez dis, st00pid cat no noes dis.
7 When bad kittehs growz up, evil cats everiwher, iz so dey getz destroid, k?
8 Ceiling Cat iz in Ceiling 4 eva!
9 Look at enemi cats, k? Dey diez! Dey runz awai!
10 U lift mai horn, lik ockz horn. I gotz oilz all ovah meh.
11 I gloatz ovah teh stalker cats; Evil attaker cat sez: "o noes! iz pwned!"
12 Teh good kittehs growz, like teh palm treez; dey growz tall, like teh ceeder treez.
13 U plantz dem in teh Ceiling Cat's haus, dey growz in teh Ceiling Cat's yard.
14 Teh old cats can has kittehs; dey iz joocy fresh.
15 So dey sez: Protektiv Ceiling Cat iz alwaiz fair.
6 So we alwaiz knoes that we'z herre and not therr wit Ceiling Cat.
7 We has teh faith thing, not proof or nuthin.
8 Yeah, we confidunt but prefers Ceiling Cat Land.
9 So we tries to make him laiks us and we give him bukkits of cheezburgers and not eateds them ourselfs evun tho we not even in teh ceiling yet.
10 Cuz we knoes that we has to stand at invisuble gate to ceiling and shows that we not peed on carpet or tear up sofa or nuthin cuz we gets our cheezburgers if we dun good stuff and not be bad.
Teh Minustry of Makin Up and Stuff
11 Cuz we knoes what its laik to be scared of Ceiling Cat and stuff we tries to get other kittehs to be good and stuff, too. Ceiling Cat knoes and we should kno he knoes and try not to do bad stuff.
12 We not tries to make u believz us, but really yeah we is cuz we thinks we is rite cuz u not does stuff rite.
13 If we is crazy, it's for teh Ceiling Cat. If not, u shood do what we do.
14 Our Ceiling Cat tells us to make u believs us cuz he died for you, dood.
15 He dieded for every lolcat and lolphin and lolrus so that we allz follow him and stuff.
16 So we don't think laik u other lolcats do. We did thinked laik that, tho, but not anymoar.
17 If u is one wit teh Ceiling Cat then u old self is gone and a nu one tooked its place.
26 An Happy Cat sed "So if u wan to b frends wit me an Ceiling Cat, itz jus lyke bein a planterz and plantin seedz;
27 An seein ur seedz groe and groe, wehn u r sleepin in a sun pach an wehn u r gettin up at all tymes of teh dai n nite, even if u don no how they groe.
28 An u see teh frootz on teh plantz lyke a leaf an sum cormz, like earz of cormz, even tho itz not frootz it groez lyke frootz but neway u no wat I mean."
29 "Neway wehn they gotz teh frootz or corms or whatevr, they alwayz jus put it in a box at teh harvist tyme!"
30 An Happy Cat sed "Letz plai a game, lolz. Pretendz Ceiling House is lyke a seed, wat shud it be?"
31 An evry1 was lyke "omg, letz make it lyke a wat0rmelonz" or "letz hav it be catnipz, rotflolz." But Happy Cat sed "Ok, gaime ovr, its a musterd seed." an teh guise were lyke "wtf Jesus, musterds are too smal" and Jesus sed "I no, thats on purpis Im Jesus remembur, u jus lisen to mai w0rdz."
32 Happy Cat sed "Wehn musterd seedz groez itz like pwnz0rz!!! Musterd seeds gigant0rz an make big treez an branchiz an all those berdz can be flyin in an undor teh treez an chillin in teh shaydez an stuffz."
33 An Happy Cat jus kept tellin teh guise hiz w0rdz an ovr an ovr jus wit difrent storeez an teh guise herd teh storeez.
34 But Happy Cat he nevr sed teh w0rdz of hizelf an Ceiling Cat unles it was lyke a storeez cuz teh guise were always lyke "Is it can be plz storeez tyme now plzkthx?" An he alwayz xplaynd teh storeez to teh disyplez l8r so they wud no all teh thingz.
Get ready now cuz the wild weekend is coming!
Saturday, June 06, 2009
1 O hai! Isaiah iz here: this me book. Chiefcat Uzziah waz ded. Me seez teh Ceiling Cat. Big chair, hi-up. Ceiling cat haz klOthz. Lotsa klOthz! (An a train. Who knu?)
2 An brnin wngz guyz. With fyer! Lotsa brnin wingz guyz! 2 wngz hId Iz! 2 wngz hId fete! 2 wngz: Flii, mnkEs, fliii!!
3 An yelped: Mega-733t, mega-733t, mega-733t be ceiling cat, an he maded starz! Starz-boss ceiling cat!
4 An smok! An more smok! An Rikter ScAL 9 San Andreas! An Rikter ScAL 9 San Andreas! Srsly!
5 I sez: I iz pwnd! I iz totly pwnd! Srsly! Iz sad! I iz drty-mout un-733t cat. I livz wit drty-mout un-733t pEpL! I seez ceiling cat, he maded starz, starz-boss ceiling cat! I seez! I iz pwnd!!
6 1 Den a wngz guy bringed a fyer rock to me.
7 He tuch it on mai mouf an sez "Hot fyer tuch ur lipz.. Yoo iz furgiben nao.
8 An ceiling cat is liek "Me want senz a gai, who want go?!" [hint hint lol] an I sez: "mE here. Senz mE pl0x!
1 David has teh Psalm. Give cheezburger to Ceiling Cat, he iz teh l33t, give Ceiling Cat teh gl0ry An grace.
2 Give cheezburgerz to teh Ceiling Cat cuz of his name, lol, an has beautiez as u praize his name.
3 Teh meow of teh Ceiling Cat is teh meow of teh waterz! (He has teh voice of all of teh waterz, tho kittehs DO NOT WANT water.)
4 Teh meow of teh Ceiling Cat is purrty an powerful.
5 Teh meow of teh Ceiling Cat maeked kitteh tree fall down; it maeked teh kitteh trees of Lebanon go boom.
6 He maeked dem to skip like teh bby cowz; Lebanon an Sirion like teh l33t unicornz.
7 Teh meow of teh Ceiling Cat parted teh fire, lol!
8 Teh meow of teh Ceiling Cat maeked teh treez dance lyk WOAH, espeshully in Kadesh, cuz they is speshull kittehs.
9 Teh meow of teh Ceiling Cat maeked teh hinds to calve? an discovr teh forestz of l33t! In teh litter box, lol, evry kitteh meow Ceiling Cat's glory!
10 Teh Ceiling Cat sit on teh flood (cuz little kittehs DO NOT WANT teh floodz); w00t, teh Ceiling Cat be teh Lord forevrz.
11 Teh Ceiling Cat give teh catnip to teh kittehs; teh Ceiling Cat gives teh blessings of teh catnip to his kittehs an givez dem teh peaces.
12 Lissenup, brudder catz, we dun haz to chase affer meatz.
13 Iffn youse liv dat way, an dance wit teh meatz, youse ded: but iffn youse Invisible RAWR atta meatz-chasin, youse not ded.
14 Invisible Cat rulz, srsly, an can maiks u kittnz uv Ceiling Cat.
15 Yu invisible kitty, in yu, it shoodent be fraid; but choo 'dopted Invisible Cat an u can meow-meow, "Abba, Big Daddy Cat."
16 Invisible Cat seez our own invisible kitty, an sez we be kitnz uv Ceiling Cat:
17 An kittnz, den der kittnz; kittnz uv Ceiling Cat, an der kittnz of Jebus; Iffn we getz bit anna poked inna eyez, den webe brudderz poked inna eyez togeddr, RAWR srsly.
Happy Cat Lernz Nicoteneus
1 Naow dis guy Nicoteneus iz a lvl 64 Pharisee and leeds teh joos.
2 He comez to teh Happy Cat in teh nites and he sez "We knoes u comez frum teh Ceiling Kitteh and we knoes u pwn."
3 An Happy Cat sed, "Ceiling Kitteh has invisible haus, u gots 2 borned agen 2 see it."
4 Nicoteneus sez, "o rly, d00d? How doez dat werk?"
5 Happy Cat sez, "is da truth, u hafta be born agen wif waterz an spiritz an stuffs.
6 Flesh givez birf 2 flesh, but teh spirit gives birf to spirit, k?
7 Y r u so konfoozled?
8 Is lyke wind, it doz its own stufs an u dunno how it werks, but is all ok, amirite? Is like that!"
9 Nicoteneus sez, "I doez not get it." :(
10 "Den ur not gud teecher," sed Happy Cat . "Lez flame tnak his b4se!"
11 "Ok, iz da twoof. We says sum stuff dat we sawed, and teh peeplez is still konfoozled.
12 I ben talkin bout teh stuffs on urf and ur still lyke, 'whut?' so whut bout Ceiling an stuffs?
13 I iz da only wan whos gone to Ceiling so u haves 2 trusts me, mkay?
14 I gots 2 b lifteded up lyke Moses an his snakedy thingy,
15 coz if u beleeves ur not gon be ded! Eternal lifes, u can has it!
16 So liek teh Ceiling Kitteh lieks teh ppl lots and he sez 'Oh hai I givez u me only kitteh and ifs u beleeves him u wont evr diez no moar, k?'
17 Cuz teh Ceiling Kitteh not snd hiz son 2 take all yur cookies, but so u cud maek moar cookies 4EVAR!