Monday, June 25, 2012

Amber & They're Just Little Guys

Fun Fact:

Did you know Ginger and Pickles are made of sweetness?

(toddler photos by Jimmy)

Happy Birthday, small guys.  I love you, now that you are turning four--more than ever.

I love the Baby Julio and Baby Raoul in you.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Amber & World Champion

Every day, I play a trivia game on my phone. It takes about 15 minutes to go through all the questions, and there are categories like Science, History, Entertainment. Unfortunately, there's also Sports and those are very low-scoring days for me.

Today, James went Global.

Good job, Jimmy.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Amber & Communication

I've seen the memes: texts from my dog, texts from my offensive cousin, texts with ghastly autocorrect errors.

But I, dear reader, am proud to be the recipient of...

Texts from James.

If, instead of paper, they made a trailer for a certain film with Jimmy Durante playing all the roles.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Amber & Contemplation of Mystery

As a famous James once said, "This is very special day of kitty mystery when every year since 2006 we celebrate kitty eyebrows."

I hope you're taking some time to contemplate and celebrate the expressive nature of eyebrows, and how, although at first kitties may seem to lack them, they are in fact another mysterious aspect of kitty wonder.

It's always nice to get a little face-to-face time with cats.

Except right after they eat dinner.  Cat breath is leaves no mystery to how nasty cat food is.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Amber & You Don't Know Me

Listen, Internet Marketers.  You don't know everything about me.  I cannot be reduced to an algorithm.

Sure, I love crime shows.  I have recently completed watching Season 1 of Law & Order on Netflix, for example.  (Amazing, by the way.  And Timely.)

And I like shows about Ladies With Careers.  Everybody knows I can't get enough of that Liz Lemon or that Leslie Knope.  (And that Amy Poehler is my new fashion icon.)

And, sure one of my favorite shows features a lady detective and a lady medical examiner.

(I even watched that damn show with the desperate housewife where she would be sawing on a dead body with her hair all willy nilly. And super soft and glamorous looking. And so unsanitary.)

So, sure: a crime show with career ladies seems like the perfect fit for my interests.

But, I have absolutely no interest in Rizzoli & Isles people. None.  Whatsoever.  You can keep serving me ads for it when I go to buy my lunch, and telling me that people who watched shows I have favorited also loved it, but I am not going to try it.  No way*. This show looks terrible.

Unless CRD has seen it and thinks I would like it. Then, I would definitely give it a try.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Amber & Cuteness We Can All Believe In

Alison sent me this video, which, after slaying me with cuteness, then made me glad that Pickles mews at 3 am instead of pigging.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Amber & Media Week

If only the whole movie were in paper, I might not have to hide my face the whole time I am in the theater and then sleep with all the lights in the house on and a baseball bat clutched in my arms.


I am so scared/excited.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Amber & Things I Did and Did Not Know

I totally knew these were hydrangeas before Diana confirmed it for me.

I did not know that their color depended on the minerals in the soil.

There are seas of them in Stuytown.  Some are pink.  Some are a sort of pretty green.  And they smell nice.

I thought these shoes were pandas.  But they guy at the shoe store said they were cats.

Now, the sleepy right-foot guy does have one gray eye patch--and I've never seen that on a panda.  But the ears are very panda.  Let's compare to a black and white cat.

I still don't know what those shoes are, but I sure do know Pickles is the curliest kitty guy I have ever known and that I love to snuggle him.

Some things you just know.