Wednesday, October 23, 2013

One-Eyed Cat + Bella = Love

Awhile back I wrote about the outside cats that hang around our house. I haven't seen Calico or White Cat in awhile, but Orange Tabby and One-Eyed Cat are still around. In addition, Andy has a new best friend called "That Bastard", a black and white longhair that sleeps in the mulch behind the house.

I hadn't seen One-Eyed Cat in about a month or so, but last night Andy came home and said he was chilling on our front steps.

He said hello in all his one eyed glory.

We had a chat.

Then I had a great idea. Bella, who was once a stray cat in a rough area of town, would understand the plight of poor One-Eyed Cat. I brought her onto the porch to meet him through the glass (she's not allowed outside, and I have no idea if One-Eyed has any diseases, so better safe than sorry).

They gave each other nose bumps through the glass and pawed at each other. Andy started yelling about being hungry, so I brought her back inside. After throwing dinner in the microwave (gourmet shit in this house), I grabbed Abby and brought her to the porch. After some hissing and growling on Abby's part and some confusion on One-Eyed Cat's part, I decided Abby was not ready for a new friend.

Bella, on the other hand, sat inside and pined for her new boyfriend for nearly an hour. They just watched each other through the glass.

Then One-Eyed Cat went on his way, through the bushes to the neighbors house. Bella went to another window to watch him go. Then, after he was gone, she went to yet another window to make sure she really couldn't see him anymore. Then she sat defeated on her favorite pillow and pouted.

I'm pretty sure it's love. Let's just hope that he comes back sometime soon so Bella can stop pouting.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I'm Alive!

It's been awhile, hasn't it? I have a theory that when I get coerced into participating in a blog every day in a month challenge, I quit blogging altogether. So far I'm 0 for 2 with those challenges. I've also been in a bit of a slump lately with some unforeseen work things, the weather changing, among other things. I'm hoping that getting back into my blog life will help me out with that.

So what's been going on in the month or so since I last posted?

The Bungs went South. First we went to Savannah, GA. Two days wasn't nearly enough time there, I can't wait to go back again.

Riverfront in Historic Savannah | Tybee Island | No open container laws = all the alcoholic slushees | Spanish moss love

Then we headed up to Charlotte, NC for my cousins wedding. This is where my single most favorite picture of all time happened. My dad is a special guy... photobombing has become his jam lately.

Then I went to visit Jestina in Portland. Thinking about it gets me all emosh. Living far away from your best friend is really, really hard. But it makes the time you have together even more special.

Apple picking | WuMills lyfe | I almost stole this cat | Arcade winnings

Upon returning to Omaha, I FINALLY met Kati. We went to a concert downtown and giggled for hours. Today, right now, she's in LA to be on Jeopardy. Which is pretty freaking sweet.

I've been working hard on my crassXstitch lately and am prepping for the holiday season that's rapidly approaching. If you're looking for some homemade gifts, keep me in mind!

In closing, my coworkers are insane.

Please update me on your life. If you are reading this, I have missed you.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Online Shopping

Wednesday, September 11: Share links to your favorite online shops, preferably with a few photos of your favorite items in each shop.

Favorite Numero Uno:

An online store that sells cute dresses, Bill Murray coloring books, AND sweatshirts with cats on them? I'm your target audience, boo.

P.S. I just bought that dress for a wedding next week.

Favorite Numero Dos:

Hello Holiday is a local Omaha business that I LOVE. It doesn't hurt that their offices are right above my favorite bar. They also carry a line called Va-Va-Voom for all you curvy ladies out there... it's spectacular.

Favorite Numero Tres:

My friend Ashley makes the coolest stuff. When I downsized to a smaller purse, I kept losing my credit cards in my purse. Ashley stitched me up one of her mini wallets, and it's been a staple in my purse since. I constantly get compliments on it. Also, don't buy that clutch. I want it.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Turn

Tuesday, September 10: Describe a distinct moment when your life took a turn.

It was a Friday. I'd only been in my new apartment for about a month. The new apartment that was a symbol of my new start. One of my coworkers was moving, and there was a going away party. I didn't know him that well, I'd only been working there for a few months. I drug my feet at going to the party, part of me was still in my "woe is me" mindset. After a little convincing, I showed up to the party. I took the open seat next to the guy who had been nice to me since my first day. He was the first person whose name I learned too. Andy. After a few drinks and a lot of laughs, they were moving the party downtown. He asked if I wanted to come with. I said yes.

And that, my friends, was that.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Personality: Order or Disorder?

Monday, September 9: Take this short personality test and respond to your results. (at the end, find the detailed profile of your personality account - click "click to view" under "You" and "self awareness and personal growth." You can even google your type and find more info on it!)

ENFJ. That's me. Says this survey, but I've taken it before and gotten similar results.

E = Extrovert: I was only an E by 1%. Which makes a lot of sense, I like being around other people, but I like being by myself just as much.

N = iNtuitive: I'm definitely more of an abstract thinker than a concrete thinker. I'm always thinking about different solutions to things, and I like to have multiple options instead of only one.

F = Feeling: I am totally a feeler. I tear up at the Feed the Children commercials and the stupid ASPCA ones with the awful Sarah McLachlan song. I base a lot of my decisions on feelings rather than facts.

J = Judgment: I am a planner. This is no secret. I love to have things planned and I like to be in control.

When I clicked on my results to learn more, this came up:

"They have tremendous charisma by which many are drawn into their nurturant tutelage and/or grand schemes. Many ENFJs have tremendous power to manipulate others with their phenomenal interpersonal skills and unique salesmanship. But it's usually not meant as manipulation -- ENFJs generally believe in their dreams, and see themselves as helpers and enablers, which they usually are."

TOTALLY me in a nutshell.

Also, my boy Barack and JDepp are fellow ENFJ homies.

What did your results say about you?

Friday, September 6, 2013


Friday, September 6: A story about a time you were very afraid.

Now that I work from home, I expect to be alone all day. Andy goes to work around 7:30 and comes home anywhere from 5:00 - 8:00, depending on his workload. So I naturally expect to be the only one in the house from at least 8 to 5.

Two weeks ago Andy decided to stop home between meetings and not let me know first. I was working in the office on the other side of the house when I heard the side door slam. I nearly jumped out of my skin and my heart stopped. I heard footsteps and all I could think about was "INTRUDER" but me being me, I just sat completely still. Then Andy appeared in my doorway and I lost my shit. Lots of yelling occurred. He didn't know that "he needed permission to come into his own house". Well when I expect to be home all day alone, at least give me a heads up, dude.

Part of the reason I was so flipped out was that a few years ago, right before we moved into our house, a couple was home during the day and because most people are at work all day, a burglar/crazy person decided to strike their home not expecting anyone to be home. He zip tied them together in the bathroom and shut the door, proceeding then to steal all of their possessions. They weren't found for DAYS, but thankfully they were alive.

So that was the last time I was very, very afraid. And now Andy does need permission to come home during the day.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Survival Skills

Thursday, September 5: Pass on some useful advice or information you learned and always remembered.

Have you ever seen Naked and Afraid? Basically they drop a man and a woman off in some sort of hellhole, take their clothes, let them have one survival item each, and then say "see you in 21 days!". Andy and I are pretty much obsessed. But although I have ZERO survival training and would probably curl up in a ball and die in that kind of situation, apparently I know the cardinal rule of survival better than some of these yahoos.


If you drink the water, you will get very sick and die. I am constantly chanting it at the TV while we are watching. If you haven't seen it boil with your own eyeballs, don't drink it. One guy didn't listen to me screaming at him through the TV. He ended up with malaria or something awful like that in Borneo and almost DIED.

Here are some visual aids for you.

See that guy on the left? His naked butt is in the water. You want to drink that? No. You don't.

Oh some pretty rocks and the water is clear! That means I should drink it. Slow your roll. Check yourself before you wreck yourself.

This is totally safe. A beautiful stream in a forest. What you don't know is that a bear just took a giant dump and now you're drinking it. 

So. If you are ever stuck in the swamps of Louisiana or in the African savannah, remember, do not drink the water.

That is my advice. The end.