kaitou: (Squee!)

Roxy with Fujifilm
Originally uploaded by DarjeelingTea

So this year for my Nano prize I got myself a new digital camera, a Fuji Finepix F70. I did some research and it sounded like this would take the best pictures in indoor/low light conditions. It has some other really nice features, like a setting that will take a version with and without flash so you can decide later which to pick, instead of having to take it one way, mess with the flash and take it again.

I'm absolutely thrilled with it so far. Look how good that looks! Compare it to this one, which was taken under the exact same lighting conditions.

I'm going to have so much fun with this!

kaitou: (happy puppy)
My cat loves looking out the window. But she never seems interested in the squirrels or baby bunnies that are in the yard. But boy is she doing her best to try and get the snow flurries through the window.
kaitou: (monkeys)
So, [livejournal.com profile] wednesday_10_00 wants a cat meme, and I know my flist is full of cat ladies people (and I am fast becoming one) so let's have at it! (p.s. she says dogs are allowed too)

Name: Castleray Roxanne of Derkatz (Roxy)
Nickname(s): Moneypenny, Grumpybutt
Birthday: 10/20/07
Origins: adopted from the Dertatz cattery after her first litter of kittens did not go well and they decided she'd be better off as a pet than breeding stock.
Breed/coloring: British Shorthair / Tortoiseshell
Distinguishing features: OMG Big Orange Eyes, also one inky foot and one biscuit foot
Favorite food: yogurt, tuna juice and Greenies cat treats
Favorite sleeping position and spot: on top of a cardboard box of manga
Enemies: perhaps my coworker's 10 year old son, but she's pretty tolerant of him too
Bad habit: deciding the laptop cord is a toy and destroying my lovely, wonderful couch.
Most anthropomorphic trait: Hates the alarm clock as much as I do, and complains when it goes off.
Other strangeness: Tiniest grumpiest meow in the world. Has successfully been cat yodeled.
kaitou: (Hi Ho)
It was great to see [livejournal.com profile] groveperson, her husband and her adorable son this weekend. We went to the downtown farmer's market and I had an awesome spinach pie while we listened to live music. The music was unbearably loud, especially for the kidlet, but the man was so obviously permanently baked that it was worth it just for the hilarity. Especially when he went into a long winded explanation of the word 'esoteric' and launched into playing the theme from The Pink Panther. Also when all the nearby table started crying and he asked, "Is it because your balloons popped, or is it my music?" Groveperson's husband gave me a new cat toy for Roxy that she loved so much that when I put it on top of the bookcase for the night, I eventually had to move a chair and a few boxes so she'd stop trying to get to it.

And since I was in the land of, like, stores and things, I picked up my Father's Day presents and a bunch of cotton yarn. I may be acquiring a stash after all. But it's all necessary! For geeky washcloths! Like the Daleks I promised people, and the first of the Star Trek washcloths. (I'm making a gold and red one, and then planning to see if the red one manages to catch on fire, or get destroyed in the wash or something)

The Trek washcloth I knitted while mainlining the first disc of Chuck. OMG what a great show. I'd heard many good things, but had never gotten around to actually watching it. (I might have done much sooner if I'd known that Adam Baldwin was in it, and playing a very slightly more civilized Jayne to boot.) Very, very funny show.

And, to drive up my ratings, two more Roxy Pictures.
kaitou: (Hi Ho)
Good weekend. I actually got a lot done for once! )

In other news I got a Flickr account, because I am entirely too lazy to fiddle with my pictures and load them to my webspace, but I still have a deep seated need to show everyone my cat. I have a lot more to upload, but right now I have pictures from my fantabulous Christmas in Oregon with [livejournal.com profile] exgentlemen & [livejournal.com profile] ideographer, and pictures of the cat. Sadly Roxy's pictures aren't my own. I have a hell of a time trying to get a decent picture with the lighting in my house. But I didn't think Mom would mind if I posted her pictures to my account.

For Shame

Mar. 5th, 2009 02:55 pm
kaitou: (Default)
Quick Cat Update:

I still haven't bought myself a dining room table, but now I've bought Cat Furniture.
(honestly, I just can't let the cat claw the couch no matter what. It's filled with down, can you imagine the mess?)

She's always under the bed when I come home from work, but she doesn't hide there anymore and is extremely affectionate. She is very much a lap cat, and I now spend most of the evening covered in cat hair. She's most active at night, and at 2 am usually decides that my hair and/or fingers are a toy.

I can has?

Mar. 1st, 2009 07:48 pm
kaitou: (Default)
Well, it's been a long time coming, but I've finally broken down and gotten a pet. A cat named Roxy. She's an extremely sweet British Shorthair (just like happy cat!) that didn't work out for breeding (her first litter was delivered c-section), so the cattery put her up for adoption.

Here's a picture! )
Ok, actually I can't get a good picture, because she's still hiding under the bed most of the time. But I thought it made a very meta macro.

But I DO have a picture from the cattery so you can see what she looks like...
No, really this time. )

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