A Real Hack

Jul. 20th, 2017 07:34 pm
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I finally have gotten around to setting up folders on my DA gallery, but I haven't yet scanned any rough work for the sketches folder. I may do some tonight, or just do it in the morning? I dunno, it's only 7:30 now.

Baby Sheba is having problems. She's been coughing and bringing up small amounts of clear fluid, and late last night she started making this ... ratcheting sound. I don't know what the hell else to call it. I made a quick trip into Keystone Heights for hairball remedy, hoping that's all it is. She's a short-haired cat but that doesn't preclude a hairball problem. If this doesn't get it, she'll be headed to the vet soon. For a five-pound cat she's incredibly hard to crate - last time I took her in (to be spayed) I looked like I'd fought a tornado made of razor blades. I had already dropped her off and was in line at Starbuck's before I realized I looked like I had possibly murdered someone. Actually all the blood was mine, but hey.

Also, that was when David Bowie died. Taking my cat to the vet killed David Bowie. So this time around she has the potential to take down Paul McCartney. Or Bob Dylan. None of these guys are young.

Otherwise she seems fine. Her appetite is normal, she seems a little less playful than normal but all the coughing and hacking are bound to be tiring. Her nose is cold and damp, and her gums are pink. Also she's four years old, she just got stuck with "Baby" Sheba because she's the youngest kitty. Anyway, going to try getting some of the cat-lax in her and see if that helps. Poor kitty.

I just finished a three-day Facebook blackout and found I didn't miss it at all. I'm leaving it and Messenger in place to communicate with my family but I'm so fucking done with that site. Groups makes it nice to browse my fitness groups and stuff without scrolling through the endless blather that is my news feed. I'm very glad to have broken that habit.

Other than that there isn't much going on here lately. I'm pretty happy with things being quiet - it's been entirely too exciting lately. Zox dropped a "Wizard Pack" of four straps featuring four animals and four familiar color schemes, and I did manage to get my grubby claws on one. In other Harry Potter things, I'm enjoying the hell out of My Life As A Background Slytherin. Especially this one.
 


I Amuse Myself

Jul. 14th, 2017 06:16 pm
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A cartoon of three owls in a raincoat

Mortgage follies

Jul. 13th, 2017 05:53 pm
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I finally got all the documents to my banker for the mortgage process. It's amazing how some documents I trip over in my daily life became scarce when I tried to gather it all together.
The most amusing thing was to get documentation from the Railroad Retirement Board stating that yep, I'm getting a pension.
As I waded through their convoluted voicemail menu, I finally found where I should be, and pressed option 4. This got me a message that my call was important to them, and I'm currently #4 in line. I then was subjected to their worn out music on hold. If you listened real carefully, you could tell it was once a jazzy electric piano piece from the 70s. If you didn't listen carefully, it was; SCREECH, SCREECH, HISS SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH HISS. Did I mention it was also loud? They spared every expense.

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