Archive for the ‘Play’ Category

Y’all know I generally spend my vacation volunteering someplace. This year I decided instead to treat myself to something decadent just for me: the Labyrinth Masquerade Ball. I’d started following this Los Angeles event while I was still working for ThinkGeek, but the timing usually made it fall on the opening weekend of the Maryland […]


Y’all know I’m trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, and one of the strong contenders is working in animal rescue. So I decided to make July the month of saying “yes” to everything rescue that came my way. Yes to 12 hours volunteering at the spay/neuter clinic (nothing […]


Thought I’d report back on how that whole not-working thing is going. So far, it’s amazing. I’ve gotten to catch up on so many things I’ve been needing to do, including 4 doctor’s visits, a dentist, and a vet (Disney’s super, thanks for asking). And I’ve gotten to do things I wanted to do. Such […]


So we’ve all seen this meme, yes? It made me giggle. And then it made me pause. I saw it about a year and a half ago for the first time, and I thought, “You know what? 15 is a big milestone for a cat. Why NOT celebrate it?” At the same time, I realized […]


Spent last week in Kanab, Utah, enjoying my sixth trip to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary despite the universe trying to foil my intentions (HUGE thanks to Claire and Robert without whom the vacation literally wouldn’t have been possible). Some highlights: Maury caught a mouse while we were out walking! I was stunned. First I thought, […]


It’s probably more appropriate to call these “hypotheses” instead of “observations.” This second one started percolating when I just put on a headband with cat ears and freaked Disney out to the point of hissing and puffy tail. She was all, “Who are you and what have you done with Regan?” I thought back to […]


I’ve had a few thoughts percolating that I thought I’d share, mainly because I took a lower dose of anti-depressant today, so I can’t stop myself. Enjoy! Here’s the first thought, which struck me while I was listening to The Bloggess‘s first book. I have never been able to remember people’s faces or names when […]