Friday, March 13, 2009

Cat Yoga

"A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves."

-T. Guillemets

See... it is possible to teach Yoga to your cat! LOL. I taught Elvis, and he would join me on the yoga mat a couple times a week. He really did! LOL. So I am teaching Dylan and Hendrix to find their inner zen. Stretch Dylan... Stretch Hendrix. Breathe in... breathe out. Breathe in... breathe out.

By the way, they are both home from Dr. B's. They are better then just fine, they are fantastic! All that worrying was for nothing, they aren't in pain, they don't hate me, in fact, they slept in the bed with Alan and I last night, and it was bliss! I love my babies so much, it's not even reasonable! Happiness! New mousies all around!

I don't even mind admitting to Dr B. that he was right... YET AGAIN! :)


Thanks Dr. B., Mary &'re the best!

"Cat Yoga"
March 12th, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sometimes It's Life That's Black & White

"If you want to feel rich, just count the things money can't buy."


Bernie Madoff plead guilty in a New York court today, he was immediately remanded into custody to await sentencing on the 11 charges against him. This is one of those rare cases that test my compassion when it comes to handing out justice. A lot of folks saw their life savings wiped out because of Madoff. He's 70 years old, and he will more then likely die in prison... alone. He did to himself.


Take The Long Way Home
By Supertramp

So you think you're a romeo
Playing a part in a picture show
Take the long way home
Take the long way home

Cos you're the joke of the neighborhood
Why should you care if you're feeling good
Take the long way home
Take the long way home

But there are times that you feel you're part of the scenery
All the greenery is coming down, boy
And then your wife seems to think you're part of the
Furniture oh, it's peculiar, she used to be so nice

When lonely days turn to lonely nights
You take a trip to the city lights
You take the long way home
And take the long way home

And when you're up on the stage it's so unbelievable
Unforgettable, how they adore you
But then you're wife seems to think you're losing your sanity
Oh, calamity, is there no way out?

Does it feel that your life's become a catastrophe?
Oh it has to be for you to grow boy
When you look through the years and see what you could have been
What you might have been
If you'd had more time

So when the days comes to settle down
Whose to blame if your not around?
You took the long way home
You took the long way home

"When I began the Ponzi scheme I believed it would end shortly and I would be able to extricate myself and my clients from the scheme," he said. "However, this proved difficult, and ultimately impossible, and as the years went by I realized that my arrest and this day would inevitably come."

-Bernard Madoff, Thursday, March 12th, 2009


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Caption This! In Black & White

"Money often costs too much."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am posting all my entries this week in Black & White, to encourage all those who take on the EMPS for this week. If you haven't done this week's assignment, you can find out about it here.

Now, let's have some fun. Write a caption, for the above photo, and leave it in the comment thread for this entry. What comes to mind when you look at the photo?

Captions anyone?


Tuesday, March 10, 2009


"I love cats because I love my home, and after a while, they become it's visible soul."

-Jean Cocteau

Both my babies are off to their appointment with Dr. B. They are six months old now, and it's time for both of them to be neutered and declawed. It's going to be really quiet without the sound of their bells jingle jangling about the house. They will be at Dr. B's until Thursday afternoon. I am not sure what I will do without my wee babies. Let's see... let's consider that... what to do? What to do?

Hmmm... Maybe I will...

Take a bubble bath alone. (They just love to sit on the tub while I bathe)

Eat a whole meal without the longing stares of Hendrix or the judgemental eyes of Dylan. Yes Dylan, I like jalapeno peppers!

No scooping poopy cat boxes.

No vacuuming kitty hairs off the couch.

No tripping over stuffed
animals. I am teaching both boys to put their toys away the way Elvis did. It's coming along nicely.

On the other hand...

No good morning kiss from Dylan or hug from Hendrix.

No gifts of tiny mice in my slippers.

No games of fetch with Dylan before bed.

No sharing glasses of water with Hendrix

Nobody with paws to cuddle up with when my knee is in spasms.


I already miss my boys.

Maybe I will visit them tomorrow, and bring them flowers... or maybe Tuna.


Dylan on the pillow next to me.

Dylan In Black & White
March 8th, 2009
Late Afternoon

Monday, March 09, 2009

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #28: Black & White Photography

"Once the amateur's naive approach and humble willingness to learn fades away, the creative spirit of good photography dies with it. Every professional should remain in his hear an amateur."

-Alfred Eisenstaedt

NOTE: My schedule is getting super busy, and I am about to go into somewhat of a transition with my Internet access, so, I will be visiting your blogs on Sunday afternoons each week. I hope that is ok with everyone. I will still come by to see your entries, it will just be on Sunday. :) Is that cool with you?

Ok everybody, grab your camera, fire up your imagination, and show me some BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY. The subject matter is completely up to you. Do something a little Silly, Fascinating, Spooky, Gothic, or Artsy Noir... it's completely up to you! Just make it BLACK & WHITE.

Extra Credit:
Write a little about what it was like to for you to take a BLACK & WHITE photo as opposed to color.

**Please Read**
You have until next Sunday at 9:00 PM ET to take your photo, post it to your blog or journal, and comeback here with the direct link you your entry. REMEMBER I cannot accept a general link to your blog or journal it must be the direct link to the entry specific to this photo shoot assignment. No HYPERLINKS please. Also, please link back here, so folks can find the EMPS and play along with us!

Linking List for EMPS #27: Condiments. 03/02/09


Now, lets see what condiments we enjoy...

1. Jama... Ketchup & Chili Sauce

2. Suzanne... Pico de Gallo

3. Judi... An assortment of condiment goodness!

4. Karen... Another collection from the Museum of the Weird. This one contains Duck Sauce.

5. Your EG Tour Guide... Hot stuff on the condiment aisle!

6. Laura... Mild Taco sauce please.

7. Mike... As assortment of condiments, including Kraft Tuna Salad Maker.

This Week's Question: If you could photograph any celebrity, who would it be?

Okie Dokie... See you next week! Go Be Photographers, and have some fun with BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY!