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"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. "Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here" (413)813-7036
Healthy kittens that don't need to be in the ICU, but have to stay cooped up because of a precautionary quarantine, are INSANE!
I had 3 different cats decide the floor was the best place ever, I was chewed on by 2, had my head batted at by one, almost had a shoulder kitten, and in general everyone was going bonkers. It's like ADHD and cabin fever with claws. - Heather
Oh yeah, the first kitten I picked up... pawed me in the face to say hello. - Heather
But shoulder kittens are the cutest. - NOT THE CRICKET
#ThingsTheyDontTeachInSchool How to write email subject lines.
I read an article... and a half... They were for business people. I am socially handicap. >_< - Heather
Pretty sure the customer service guy at my credit union thinks I'm a total ditz.
It might be because I forgot my password, got locked out of my account, and wasn't 100% on whether or not I knew my account number. >.> - Heather
I never have a clue on bank account numbers but then I too might be a total ditz so you're not in the clear yet. :) - Steve C Team Marina
I keep trying to blame dyslexia, I think it's working. But I still got laughed at. (not in a rude way, more like "oh another one of these") - Heather
I've done that, but when they ask for my account, I always just ask if they'll accept my social. It's far easier to remember. - NOT THE CRICKET
Has anyone begged for item donations from businesses?
Dakin is doing a fundraiser even and looking for raffle and silent auction donations. Since it's not local, it's the only way I can help out. But I've never done this before. I don't know how to figure out which businesses to approach. I can get info materials to do the actual asking, I'm just not sure where to go because everything I think of is local (so not near the fundraising area) or a major chain. - Heather
So I took like 5 minutes and came up with a few things. I hate that I've lived here so long and still don't know much about what's around. Also, the even is called "Mutts & Mimosas" so it feels like it's fancy and the donations should be "nice" things. - Heather
I asked my mom if she could think of any shops she likes out this way. Her first thought? The yarn shop. #knitters - Heather
Heather, I've done this several times for charity events. What's worked for me is going to independent businesses, such as restaurants, cafes, hotel chains, boutiques, groceries, etc. Consumables are always good. - Corinne L
It's really best to visit in person and have a spiel ready for the manager, along with a letter of intent. Much harder to say no when someone's standing in front of you asking for a donation. With restaurants, go right after the lunch rush because otherwise they won't have time to talk to you. Grab business cards for managers/owners if the person you speak with can't make the decision re: donations. - Corinne L
If this event is geared toward more affluent folks, combine several items to make a prize pack for the silent auction. For example: a "Getaway Prize Pack" could include a one-night stay at a high-end hotel with a gift card for a nearby restaurant or cafe and maybe a couples' massage/spa treatment. - Corinne L
Hope that gives you a head start. DM me if you have any specific questions. I'm happy to help! - Corinne L
Brilliant! They're going to email me materials for in person or email once I let them know what business I'm talking to (they don't want multiple people going to the same place). Combining gift cards for nearby places is a great idea. Thanks. :) - Heather
Just snipped 2 (and made Chris snip another) skin tags from my armpit. My armpit is now skintag free and I can shave easier. WOO motherfracking HOO!
Mayonnaise jar..... of mercury.
On the news, a family had to have a hazmat team clean out their house after a "forgotten mayonnaise jar of mercury" contaminated the house. GUYS, CHECK YOUR MAYO JARS FOR MERCURY! - Heather
When I was in elementary school I knew a kid who collected the stuff. His dad had some sort of job where he'd come across it, and he'd save it for him. He had jars of the stuff! He was always a little wacky, I think now it was probably mercury poisoning: - Ken Morley
I remember a couple of times at school when some kid would bring in a little bit of mercury from a broken thermometer. We'd all play with it, rolling it around on our hands. Back then, a broken thermometer was no big deal. - Betsy
I remember those days. It was difficult to clean up too. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Chris: Of all the guys on Merlin, I'm going to say he's the most attractive. -
Chris: Of all the guys on Merlin, I'm going to say he's the most attractive.
It's true. - Chris Topher
Finally switched on my TracFone. Now I can actually use a cellphone to make phone calls!
And I have to change my phone number with like 100,000,000,000 places. - Heather
This is Chip, he's one of the 3 KICU kittens I took care of currently up for adoption. I had no idea how proud I would feel seeing the kittens graduate to the adoption floor. -
This is Chip, he's one of the 3 KICU kittens I took care of currently up for adoption. I had no idea how proud I would feel seeing the kittens graduate to the adoption floor.
I'm glad you've been finding the volunteering so rewarding! - Spidra Webster
Bad news: 2 of the 3 are back in the KICU, which is in quarantine. One of the kittens came up positive for panleukopenia (the kitty version of parvo). It's a little sad and scary, but the kittens should be fine and it was super quick getting them all taken care of. - Heather
This day, we celebrate our Independence Day! #MyKindOfPatriotism
I don't feel like I've been hit by a truck, I feel like it parked on my head. Migraine started last night just before bed. I woke up with it (called in sick for volunteering), napped, and I'm still feeling crappy.
I'm stuck in that limbo between thinking I should take more meds to knock out the rest of it or wait and take more meds at the proper time. - Heather
:( Migraines suck. - Spidra Webster
Chris saw this and brought me meds. The hardest thing about migraines for me is that they used to be straight forward (OMG my head is going to literally kill me!) and now I get this foggy confusion where I'm not sure it's a migraine and I don't want to over medicate. Luckily if I get foggy and uncertain, Chris brings me meds. lol - Heather
Tried to activate the TracFone my mom gave me. They're sending me a new SIM card (3-5 business days). So I'm going to lose all the phone numbers that were already in it AND I don't get a working cell phone until maybe 2 Mondays from now.
TLDR: RAWR *drinks strawberry daiquiri* - Heather
2 kitties are now on the "Hide In My Pocket" list for next week. >.>
Wish I had my phone, you guys would get pictures of Fabio the semi-feral who is no longer terrified of my hand and purrs when I hold him, Ralph the Congested who makes all sorts of noises when he breathes but is still cute as hell and snuggly, and (not take-home kitties) the orange twins that are both super gross and super cute. - Heather
The orange twins like to eat criss-cross so they can spread food over as much of themselves and each other as possible. I mean seriously, faces, necks, and ears covered in dried on wet food. And they like to play tackle in the litter box. But they are kittens, so by default they are adorable. - Heather
Oh yeah, and a kitten named Heather was in under rabies quarantine because she's too bitey. (She's not actually sick, it's just a precaution.) - Heather
I feel bad that I got over halfway through and stopped reading. It's not that I disliked it, I loved it. But I loved it like one loves Doctor Who, or Sherlock, or Supernatural or anything else that makes you smile and then cry and then smile while you're crying.
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Yeah, ok. I read something on Pinterest that had a single line (the last) and I started cry. No idea how I'm supposed to finish this book, but as of now the only book I've ever not finished is Travels with Charlie (Steinbeck) and I don't want to turn that into a list. - Heather
So, kitties. Today was day 1 at the Kitten ICU (KICU). I didn't give fluids, but I did force feeding. After we finished with everything (less to do in the afternoon than am or pm) we can play with the kitties, but they were all napping.
And I didn't even smuggle one home in my pocket. - Heather
Second day at KICU was better. I gave fluids and force feeding was a tiny bit easier. But like last time, someone had to get a kitten of my shoulders. Being short the kittens look at me like an easy climb. - Heather
Glad you had a better day! I think the 'kitten cat tree' problem strikes tall and short alike, it just takes less time for them to get to the top :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah, I'm about three steps: "hey, no climbing", "oh crap, get down", and "can I get a hand?" If I could get both front paws I could get them down no problem, but it unhook one and the others firmly stuck. - Heather
Lost yet another ball of my belly button ring. I go through those things like most girls go through bobby pins.
This is Peter. Peter is one of the cutest kittens ever. Peter wants to play by latching into your hand and making you bleed. -
This is Peter. Peter is one of the cutest kittens ever. Peter wants to play by latching into your hand and making you bleed.
I have 5 clear claw marks, most on my fingers. Chris wants me to keep an eye on the red (most likely to be infected) one. - Heather from Bookmarklet
Also, Dakin has lots of black cats so their doing a special, $25 adoption fee for black cats 6months and over. I WANT A KITTEH! - Heather
Went shopping for washable shoes today. Bought pj shorts instead... o.O
The shorts are like guys athletic shorts. I really needed them, all my other pj shorts are indecently short. - Heather
But I really need shoes I can clean off easily if I get kitten sick on them. - Heather
All 339 Books Referenced In "Gilmore Girls" -
All 339 Books Referenced In "Gilmore Girls"
I think it's pretty amazing to have this list, but I have a major problem with listing something like this in alphabetic order by title. Order of appearance people! - Heather from Bookmarklet
Also, of course an Aussie took this on. Crazy people. - Heather
Good lord I'm a nerd, I just scrolled through my "Nerdage" Pinterest board and found a second pin of all the books read/mentioned on Gilmore Girls. - Heather
This is very cool. - Friar Will
How I know horse racing has become popular: It's cool to bash horse racing.
*shakes fist at hipsters* Get off my infield! - Heather
(Totally jk about the infield, hipsters can't afford it since they redid Churchill Downs. Now those were the tickets anyone could get. #TheGoodOl'Days) - Heather
They had the author of "Seabiscuit" on NPR this morning and I loved the story she told about CA Chrome's history and owners. - Spidra Webster
Dakin (the humane society I volunteer at) is having a Flea Market and asking for baked goods donations for their table. I want to make something, but I'm afraid something will happen and I wont follow through. :/
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Ack! *bites the bullet and sends email asking if there are any preferred items* - Heather
By the way, if you search "puppy cookies" you get hella cute results. - Heather
Caught Reading | Pinterest -
Caught Reading | Pinterest
Lamoille Union Middle and High School Library - Heather from Bookmarklet
What a cool idea! - Spidra Webster
Called in sick for volunteering this morning. The day feels so messed up. :(
So, is there anyway to do some writing research on 13yo girls without flagging the authorities? I don't want to explain Harry Potter fanfic to cops.... >.>
Yeah... thinking I'll just not do searches... For how teens dress it's about 1/3 how to make your teen dress conservatively (because God) and 2/3 about why or how teens should/could/do dress like sluts. - Heather
For clothes, maybe look at the websites of the hot/trendy/inexpensive stores. Need names? Try the nearest large shopping mall. - Betsy
So thankful that Chris can coax me off the couch when I'm in a funk. Shower and a haircut later I'm feeling much better (though I still have the black cloud in the back of my mind).
I am never getting a contract cell phone EVER again. &@/@:&;)(&-@:$;)-@($;!,":@-$!)&&
It's a good thing my names not on the account, my dad taught me how to get what I want from customer service. - Heather
I'm at the point of wanting to cause permanent harm to whoever made these contract rules. And steal there wallet. - Heather
I want to rage against the world until my voice gives out and my fingers bleed. It seems like you can't look anywhere without running into idiotic assholes.
*hides* - Big Joe Silence
Except here. This is my safe space. :) - Heather
Delaware Bay's stranded horseshoe crabs saved by volunteer effort | -
Delaware Bay's stranded horseshoe crabs saved by volunteer effort |
Delaware Bay's stranded horseshoe crabs saved by volunteer effort |
"When they come ashore to spawn it is at the mercy of the waves and tides. It is not uncommon for crabs to be flipped onto their backs by the incoming tide and never right themselves. The bodies of the unfortunate Chelicerata can be seen curled up on their backs a scant feet from the waterline. Even worse for the horseshoe crabs are man-made obstacles and debris, and every high tide brings more of them in to get trapped and eventually die." - Heather from Bookmarklet
File this under "Things I Shouldn't Find Funny" (The idea of crab flipping, not an ancient species facing man-made threats against it's existence.) - Heather
Alien-Lonely Hearts -
Alien-Lonely Hearts
I'm in love guys. - Heather from Bookmarklet
He's sweet, cuddly, a real looker, and has a physical uniqueness (both paws have toes that aren't separated all the way). - Heather
I was wrong, "lonely hearts" means he's been there over 3 weeks, longer than average. He's now at 50% adoption price. I'm not even a "cat person" and I want to take him home so bad. - Heather
Arg I need like $100 and I can get a cat and kitty supplies. >.> - Heather
Gimmer yer paypal address. I'm good for a few bucks. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
OMG, FF is like Kickstarter for cat adoption. lol Alien's off the website now though, I think someone scooped him up this afternoon. Maybe the next one. ^_~ - Heather
I am all about enabling people when it comes to pet adoption. :) All my cats are shelter pets, so. Y'know. I'm kinda biased. :D I'm always good for a little sumpin' when you find another one! - Hookuh Tinypants
At the rate I'm falling for cats, I might end up taking home the ICU kittens once they're in recovery. Adopt all the kittens! - Heather
Reading the #YesAllWomen posts on Twitter make me glad that I haven't faced a lot of what other women have, but also make me realize how twisted it is that I'm glad for ONLY being harassed a few times and finding out men consider me an object indirectly.
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