For variety, we celebrated Christmas after New Year’s this year

by meanlouise January 9, 2017 florida files

We kicked off the new year doing as little as possible for a few days on Siesta Key, in preparation for a whirlwind bout of Family Fun that we had to schedule for the 1st week in January because…well, just because. Despite the delay, we did indeed have a fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. One could […]

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The Cat Exorcist

by meanlouise July 18, 2013 florida files

When I was a small child, my parents adopted a kitten. A Siamese kitten who I loved dearly. Siamese kittens grow up to be Siamese cats, creatures who possess a very special kind of crazy. This cat was very tolerant of family members, but had a tendency to bite other people – viciously, and with […]

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by meanlouise May 11, 2013 cyberculture

Some youtube videos of cats. Just because. [embedded video: Sad Cat Diary] [embedded video: The Pattycake Cats (original)] I also love this version, which is in French with English subtitles and contains different, but equally amusing, dialogue. [embedded video: Dansons la capucine] Here’s a gratuitous link to the Finch and the Pea’s Science Caturday posts […]

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Catch and release

by meanlouise August 29, 2012 squirrels

Last week we went to a party at the zoo. While we watched the adult cheetahs chow down on rabbits, the keepers told us that cheetahs are site-hunters, so if a potential meal stops moving they tend to lose interest. After a few cocktails, it occurred to me that it would be a great idea […]

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no no no no

by meanlouise October 7, 2011 seriously?

I haven’t been busy, I’ve just been watching this video over and over in abject horror. (the original video has been removed from youtube) [embedded video] (here’s a replacement) Sorry for neglecting you. I’d say it won’t happen again, but we all know that would be a lie.

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Escape to Witch Mountain

by meanlouise September 9, 2011 movies

We survived the earthquake and the hurricane so there was only one thing to do: watch a terrible movie. My friend Carolyn and I chose Escape to Witch Mountain, which we both saw in the theater as wee children. The 1970s were a simpler time when most children were orphans and it wasn’t weird at […]

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This cat does not give a damn

by meanlouise June 18, 2011 humor

I’m jetlagged & crazy & trying to get caught back up with life & re-acclimate to stupidly hot weather, so it’s entirely possible this isn’t as funny as I think it is. I don’t care. I laughed my head off, so I’m sharing it with you, my lovelies, because I can:

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by meanlouise May 15, 2011 seriously?

While avoiding doing any actual work a few months ago, I read an article in the Washington Post about toasters. This caught my eye: Cat fancy. Does your cat pee on your toaster? The reason for this may be a crumb tray jammed with bread that is regularly nibbled on by a mouse. Is this […]

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there are bad ideas and there are BAD ideas

by meanlouise May 6, 2011 humor

I was walking by a neighbor’s house when I heard the kids planning to dress up the cats and pose them in a funny picture to make their mom a mother’s day card. Cats love costumes. This immediately sprang to mind: see more Lolcats and funny pictures, and check out our Socially Awkward Penguin lolz! […]

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Cats riding Roombas

by meanlouise May 1, 2011 humor

Have you ever searched youtube for videos of cats riding Roombas? It’s an exciting world out there, kids.

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