Monday, December 31, 2007

New Years Eve Kittehs

I was blessed this year to have these delightful furbags join my household. May 2008 bring all of you much love, laughter and plushiness.

Happy New Year!!

Sunday, December 30, 2007


Indulge me a moment for singing the praises of my lovely young niece, who is becoming an extraordinary artist. No, that's not her in the graphic of the woman- that's a portrait of her great grandmother. (Who, incidentally, was a famous theatre actress in the 30's and 40's)

She's come up with an interesting and original technique of collage, where she essentially paints with paper. Of course I'm prejudiced, but I find her work to be both beautiful and compelling. I love the texture and the colors. And I guess I'm not the only one- she's having her first professional gallery show in February.

(Original art is paper and gesso on canvas).

Sundai is caturdai

Whut U mean teh rugs need teh vaacoooming?

We dust insted, kai?

U cleaning? I halps U!!!

Wait! U going to VAAACOOOM! I not halps U, I'ze outie! kai bai!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Bad Astronomy's List

Phil Plait at Bad Astronomy Blog has posted his top ten images post for the year as well.

My favorite is above- I do love me some lightning. Here's the explanation:
Jens Hackmann took this stunning picture of a lightning storm near the Weikerscheim Observatory; the 300 second exposure is enough to see the stars streak and the observatory lit up by ambient light. Sometimes, when it’s cloudy, observing is difficult… but you can still get incredible pictures.
I agree with Plait, astronomy IS the most lovely science.

Astronomy Pictures of the Year

Astronomy Pictures of the Day has posted their list of the Astronomy Pictures of the Year for 2007. The first one up is a lovely photo of Comet Maxx. Though I wish they'd get the name right.

The photo above is The Seven Dusty Sisters, photo credit to NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech. Simply gorgeous.

Do click the link and see which image is your favorite.

Lion kitty Maxx and his comet

I can't believe he's been gone almost a year.


Is there anything lovelier than a ringed planet? Doesn't it just make you think of rocket ships and swashbuckling space pirates from the stories of your youth?

Photo from the Cassini spacecraft- courtesy of Bad Astronomy Blog. I visit there every day, and suggest that you do the same.

Oh noes!!

HALP! I iz caught in teh tractor beam and teh death star iz pulling me ins.... HALP!!

I haz a bad feeling about this....

Friday, December 28, 2007

Maxxine is plushy blogging

Maxxine is looking more like her god uncle everyday.

I hope War On War Off haz a rly gud VAACOOOM machine.

Okay, off strike

I'ze off to menace Paris. BRB. kai thx bai


Curleee whisker palooooza

I haz a milk ring

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Doggie blogging

My nephew, Joey.

He's cute, but a little silly.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Iz Mah BIRFDAY!!!!

I wuz so little and lost when teh centaur rescued me from teh shelter, but I am big nao, and so happy to be in mah forever home!

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Still in reruns

I haz teddy bear. I hopes Santy brings me many toyz

Me too!!!


I haz been rly guud kitteh... rlys!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Alps!

This amazing aerial view of the Alps is courtesy of our good friend Barry in Alaska who is owned by pirate kitteh Zoey.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Mr. PLUSHY! memorial blogging

I can't believe he's been gone almost a year. You are missed, sweet boy.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

I iz on STRyK

So U gets random repeat kittehs.

Sorreee. 2 busy to take new kitteh piks this week. So far, anyhoo.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Maddie and Riplee say "DOAN TALK TO TROLLZ"

or elz I jump on UR haid
... and I bite U in UR ass..

kai thx bai

(cause there's been a disturbing tendency in teh blogosphere to indulge teh trolliforms in their pointless discussions about nonsense. U must stop cause U R making teh behbeh jeesus crai)

Kittehs luvvvs christmas

Shamelessly stolen from I Can Haz Cheezburger.

Hey, I had to post a christmas picture eventually, didn't I?

Monday, December 17, 2007

Bonus Mr. Plushy

He was watching his favorite show about the humboldt squids.

Friday, December 14, 2007

I likes Auroras

Photo copyright Lance McVay.

Some auroras can only be seen with a camera. They are called sub-visual and are too faint to be seen with the unaided eye. The reason is that the human eye only accumulates light for a fraction of a second at a time, while a camera shutter can be left open indefinitely. When photographing an already picturesque scene above Juneau, Alaska, USA, a camera caught green sub-visual aurora near the horizon. Auroras are sparked by energetic particles from the Sun impacting the magnetic environment around the Earth. Resultant energetic particles such as electrons and protons rain down near the Earth's poles and impact the air. The impacted air molecules temporarily lose electrons, and when oxygen molecules among them reacquire these electrons, they emit green light. Auroras are known to have many shapes and colors.
But nevermind all that. Aurora's always make me think of Yukon Cornelius.

Bonus kittehs

Eh, just because teh Atrios Two R freeeee!!