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May 23rd, 2007


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10:23 am
a couple things, I'm gonna do it in somewhat of a list format just so I can get it out of my brain.

cat:
Fedora's ok! About $2k and no teeth later that is...
Monday morning we dropped her off at Angell Memorial to see the dentist. He ended up removing all her teeth, as she had some major tooth rot going on. Apparently it's relatively common, and they have no idea what causes it. It's probably been going on ever since we got her. We picked her up Monday afternoon, brought her home, and waited anxiously to see if she'd start acting normal. Last night she finally ate some wet food for the first time, and we're feeling good about her now. (Turns out she just didn't like the wet food we were giving her, we tried something else and she wolfed it down.)
She's now officially known as "The Toothless Wonder," or as prosicated calls her, Toothless Joe from Hannibal Mo.
I need to try to get a good pikture of her yawning.

I haven't seen my parents since christmas and my sister and new baby niece(!) are going to be in town for a bit, so prosicated and I are headed to Philly over memorial day weekend to meet the baby and see family. We're probably going to have to take the cats with us, because Fedora needs lots of dealing with (shoot goo in her mouth twice a day) and I think Brancusi would go insane if we left him all alone for the better part of a week. Driving 6+ hours each way with two cats, this should be fun.

New co-worker started yesterday, she's doing IT training. We'll see how it goes, probably some locked posts coming up about work stuff.

Wombats are cute.

I biked to work yesterday and today after about a week off, It's nice to get back on the road. My dad has a nice old 10-speed in the shed at home, I'm wondering if he'll let me run away with it. He hasn't ridden in probably ten years or so, and I've been wanting to try out a proper road bike. Hopefully he'll be happy to see it used, and the rental car will have space to bring it home.

So my shoulders are no longer attached to my ears, life is calming down again, and things are returning to normal. The money I'd been saving went to saving Fedora's life (no complaints!), which has delayed some other plans yet again, but I'll figure something out. The week of rain and yuck is over, it's lovely spring weather, the cats are ok, the night is young, and you're so beautiful...

I need to do some serious office cleaning in here, it's a freaking mess.
Off to do that.
Current Location: work
mood: calmcalm
music: Coltrane

(11 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:oceanic
Date:May 23rd, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
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excellent. That sounds pretty happy to me, all-considering. :) Are you guys just going to keep the cats locked away from the maine coon terrors? How do they handle the car? Bryony just sort of sits in her carrier and meows plaintively for hours.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 23rd, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC)
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well we've never driven them any distance before. This trip to the hospital was Fedora's first drive of any length. She hated the cage, but prosicated held her on the way home, and she was smashing her face up against the window to see what was going on out there. (so cute!)

We'll keep 'em in my room with the door closed so they don't get pissy at eachother.
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From:secretlyironic
Date:May 23rd, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
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Sorry to interrupt but who are you? Do I know you? You're from Charlottesville, went to BMC, and live in Boston; I'm from Charlottesville, went to HC, and live in Boston. Yet, I do not recognize your LJ name.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 23rd, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
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no no, you said it all wrong.

OCEANIC! Who the hell iz you, biznatch?!?!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 21st, 2007 11:37 am (UTC)

Another acquaintance of oceanic....

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Hello oceanic (err Nora)
I am not sure if you would remember me but I was a friend of your mothers many years ago. I came across this when I googled your mothers name -- and was surprised to see you. Two hints as to who I am:

1) you beat me at hangman by using the word 'diminutive' when you were a 3rd grader and was in my thirtys.

2) I had a dog named Murphy who you liked better than me.

Regards,

flindophile@yahoo.com
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From:oceanic
Date:May 23rd, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
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Holy crap, AARON??

Whoa. Charlottesville is a small town, but it increasingly seems that its smallness has taken over the whole world. I've seen you on rainbow_spork's LJ but because of the photo distortion I didn't recognize you. And you may not recognize me by name-- oceanic née Nora Lally-Graves, erstwhile friend of Caitlin Engelhard, who was a good friend of yours, methinks. Did you and Joel go to STAB? I feel like I might know you from there too (although I went to Tandem), or from somewhere else in my not-so shady past. I think the last time I saw you, you were bringing me plates of delectable food at L'Avventura. What are you up to in Boston?
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From:secretlyironic
Date:May 23rd, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
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This is increasingly familiar-- Joel knew Caitlin more than I did, but our parents are definitely friends of hers, and I think Joel and I both had crushes on her. And yes, I used to wash dishes at L'Avventura and sometimes help Scott, the bartender/water/host, with serving (He's still there, although the management and name have changed, it's now Il Cane Pazzo).

I live in Somerville, and I'm working for a a gossip and entertainment website called toptensources.com (It's not what I thought I'd be doing with my life the last time I saw you, but then, I don't know that poetry would pay the rent in Somerville.)

I didn't realize you went to Bryn Mawr though. Where in Boston do you live?
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From:rainbow_spork
Date:May 23rd, 2007 10:59 pm (UTC)
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Damn, I could've sworn you guys already had this conversation once before in my journal... but I guess not. Since I remember coming away from it that you guys *didn't* know each other. Or maybe the question just never got resolved? Weird.
From:squirrella
Date:May 23rd, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
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good luck with the two-cats-in-the-car drive. i've had mixed experiences with single-cat-drives (that sounds like a new engine-type). chico went constipation-style on me and didn't poop for a week following any car ride (FUN!), Seuss yowled the entire drive, and my sister's chubby cat pooped twice in the car on the drive from Cherry Hill to Boston.

Now that Pie's out of school, we'll have to plan an invasion--maybe in the fall. Gotta get my Tealuxe and RyMeg fix!
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 23rd, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
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yeah, not entirely thrilled with the prospect, trying to figure out options...

yay for invasion!
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From:rainbow_spork
Date:May 23rd, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
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a) let me know if you want to steal my bike rack. It's a trunk-mount doohickey.

b) let me know if you take Brancuzzi or not, so I know if I have to feed him. =)
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