Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
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A Good Day for the Birds

The Ravens and Seahawks, both coached by a Harbaugh brother, win their first playoff games and move to the next level. This is good, because the Seahawks jerseys I ordered for my Seattle area sister and her husband, which took a month to get here, will get to them just in time for next week's game.

Woke up at 9:30. That's very late for me for a first "real" wake-up. I had a bladder wake-up at 6, but that doesn't count. Or rather, when that happens I'm usually up for real an hour later.

Kaan almost finished the canned food dosed with the antibiotic and gum numbing meds, both this morning and this evening. They make him go bananas. He gets bipolar, parking in an odd place on the carpet, then climbing to the top of the cat tree at lightning speed, then splaying out on the platform like he's fallen down drunk. If I go to pet him, he loves it, but if I move to pick him up, he is gone in a flash. He licks his lips, grooms the bottoms of his paws, and jumps up on the 4-foot-tall Infinity home theater speakers and walks across the TV stand behind the TV and back again. It takes about an hour for him to return to normal.

At least he's taking his meds now.

Took time off from football (it was being Tivoed) and went shopping in search of two things: sink racks and body wash. I wanted flat metal grids which fit the two 14"x16" sinks. The goal was a flat sink bottom instead of the curved one designed by someone on acid. Lowe's only had ones with raised dish holders. Home Despot didn't carry them at all, and suggested Target. Target had a $19 designer version which was way too heavy and too small, but they also had $6 ones which were only a little bit small, and had a drain hole in the middle, plus a light rubber mat to lay over that which covers the hole. I got those, they worked fine.

Body lotion is also a Target thing, and they were on a pricing WTF. They make three different generic flavors: sport, "family" and women's. Sport was on sale for 25% less than the other two. They are the same product, essentially, and normally sell for the same price. So I bought 4 of the Sport. Since it was only a couple of rows over, I also snagged 4 flavors of Fancy Feast micro-cans, just in case Kaan gets bored with his Wellness canned food again.

Got a letter from the IRS saying I owed $700 not $4500. I will pay that, but put in a note that they are still wrong, since they claim that my inheritance $$ is taxable, not understanding it was from a living trust, which became not-a-trust when my parents died; not from a trust fund for the children. It would cost me more than $700 to formally fight it.

Interesting coffee chat this afternoon with a friend who was asking about web cams/surveillance cams. I have four wireless web cams set up in the apartment so I can spy on the cats. She has no cats and is single, I am not at liberty to say why she wants to know.
Many of my friends here and on FB/Tweetland are all about Downton Abbey. I watched about 15 minutes of it, decided it would be more interesting if the best bits where not whispered, because I can't hear what they are saying. Besides, I'm not intrigued much by intrigue.

Plans for tomorrow:
Early team meeting
Work may get busy
BASFA may have enough attendees to be worth attending.
Tags: cats, football, high finance, shopping
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