Suki the cat loves to play fetch. She’ll play it for half an hour on and off all day. During the game, she will sometimes take it into the bathroom to try to lose it in the rug or into the kitchen so she can dunk it in her water bowl. Why she wants to dunk it in her water bowl, I don’t know, but one of her toys got so wet it is now in timeout so it can dry.
She’ll bring the toy to me wherever I am and then meow at me to get me to throw it. Sometimes that means it’s when I’m in bed and not willing to play fetch. She’ll meow a while before giving up. She also tries to play fetch with The Spawn when she’s in bed, but usually fails there too.
Korra the cat will sometimes participate by trying to steal the toy right after I throw it, but is not at all interested in bringing it to me so I can throw it again. She is above fetching, it would seem.
I didn’t train Suki to fetch, by the way. She came up with the idea all by herself. She also will scavenge for scraps by attacking our meals when we’re not looking or eating whatever gets dropped before it can be cleaned up. She seems to particularly like potato chips. It’s not very cat-like. Maybe she thinks she’s a dog. Happily we don’t have to take her for walks. Potty trained = yay.
Suki’s favorite toys are milk rings, by the way. They are very easy to carry in the mouth and roll around on the floor nicely. She’s lost them all though. Time to get her another one. FYI: the ones from Trader Joes are harder to remove from the containers than the ones from Jons. You know, in case you wanted to get your own milk rings. I’m full of useful info like that.
The family went to see the new Thor today. The Spawn normally doesn’t like live action movies, but she’s a big Avengers fan so she was interested in watching Thor.
I had read a review that it wasn’t very good, but the review didn’t mention anything that really bothered me so I thought it was worth a watch in the theatre. I thought the original Thor was good, but the worst of the Marvel phase one movies. So my expectations weren’t high. All I really wanted to see was lots of Loki to be happy. But I was pleasantly surprised. Here’s why:
Lots of Loki — mostly understated. I really like it when Loki is sinister rather than dramatic.
The villain gets an A+. Christopher Eccleston does a great job with one of my favorite Thor villains.
Bringing Jane up to Asgaard makes sense. When I saw the previews, I thought that it was completely stupid to bring Jane up to meet the family. She doesn’t belong there at all. But the movie gives a very good reason, so I didn’t have to get annoyed with that.
It’s never slow. It also doesn’t take half the movie for the final battle(s), unlike Man of Steel and Star Trek: Into Darkness.
The ending makes me want more. I’m ready for the next sequel now.
If you are into the Marvel movies, go watch Thor: The Dark World. It’s very entertaining with tons of action and humor and all around comic book goodness. I highly recommend it.
We’ve actually had our girls for a couple of months now. But since I’ve never announced them on the blog, and they are such an important part of our lives, I figure it’s about time.
We originally thought we were getting two boys from a litter of 5 which was under the care of a friend’s aunt. Their mother had been abandoned by her owners (grrrrr) and given birth in the aunt’s backyard. But as it turned out, every single cat from the litter was female. So the original names of Zuko and Aang were discarded and we now have Suki and Korra. Suki is the all black kitty and is huge compared to her sister, Korra.
We love them completely, even though we’re having to teach Suki how to be a lap kitty. They often hangout with The Spawn at night, which we consider an important part of their jobs here as our housecats. They only have two clear duties: be lap cats, keep The Spawn company at night. So far, they are warming up to both tasks.
I was looking for a way to motivate myself to level up a Monk on Robin’s Zangarmarsh server and came up with this idea: How fast would it take me to level up a character from scratch and get him decently geared with LFR epics (good enough that I could raid in standard raids without be carried too much).
I cheated a little bit, this was a character that I had created a couple months back when I first started playing again after Pandaria came out, but I didn’t do much after I left the Pandaren starting area.
Leveling 1-10 was super easy, as expected, but what really struck me about Mists of Pandaria, what how beautiful the game was, then in the level 90+ zones, it’s just an incredibly gorgeous expansion.
Early on I decided I was going to play as a Brewmaster, as anybody who knows me could probably guess (BEER), but of course 1-10 is basic skills, nothing spec specific, and it’s pretty boring mashing 1-2 keys over and over. Whatever though, leveling through the Pandaren starting area was still pretty cool and fairly uneventful.
The Spousal Unit and coworkers all have SnagIt loaded on their computers at work. So whenever they see something cool, they capture it into a graphic, drop it into an email and then send it to a list of theoretically interested parties. You know, similar to how the rest of us used to share fun internet content a decade ago. So when I get copied on one of these chains, I’ll see a thread full of interesting pictures that I’m just dying to pin. I’m also interested in where they came from, but there’s no link to the site. Gmail will let me share it on Google+, but without the link to the original site.
That’s the beauty of Pinterest. Not only can you just grab a pic and share it with the world, you also are crediting and linking to the original content creator. Win win. But there is nothing I can do to change The Spousal Unit and friends’ habits.
I’m cosmiclaurel on Pinterest, by the way, like I am on almost everything. Follow me and think of all the wonderful geeky pics I want to be sharing with you but can’t.