Archive for December, 2005

Self-service cat restaurant

When she was being fostered, Zoe basically had all-you-can-eat dry food. When a recent visitor proclaimed her “fat”, I decided to actually feed her what was recommended for her age and weight. So that means that the buffet was over. Unfortunately she’s not a big fan of this policy… look at what I came home to today:


She basically knocked the canned AND dry food onto the floor, and of course the dry food spilled all over the place. I found her cleaning up the mess when I entered the kitchen. I guess I need to put the food somewhere in a secure, undisclosed location!

Five lessons learned in 2005

As the year comes to close, I’ve been thinking about some things that I learned this year. Some of them I already knew, while others were things that I haven’t really thought about before. In no particular order, they are:
1) Trust your gut. If you have a strange feeling about someone or something, it’s probably right.
2) There’s no such thing as a one-way friendship. Friendships should never be one way.
3) While they’re fun to have, having a nice house, fancy car, and lots of toys has no long term benefit. In other words, money doesn’t buy happiness.
4) On a related note: any problem can be solved with money. I learned this from my realtor and, at least with houses, it’s true.
5) Gaining weight is easy. Getting rid of those extra pounds takes forever. Apparently this applies to cats as well as humans.

Losing it + storm prep

For the last week-and-a-half I’ve been needing to take night photos with the Fuji FinePix E900. Tonight I brought every camera with me to Treasure Island, except for the E900. I think I’m losing my mind!
In other news, it’s supposed to get VERY wet here this week, so I need to prepare. Drainage is a big deal here, so I’m going to make sure the storm drain is clear, and I also want to clean out the waterfall as much as possible so it doesn’t overflow like it did last week. I sure hope that hill behind the house is stable!

Surf’s up


The weather was decent today (meaning that it didn’t rain), so I ventured out to take as many photos as I could with the various cameras that I hvae to review. After my usual stroll through Chinatown I went over to the Golden Gate Bridge to find some HUGE surf. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many surfers out there, and there were plenty of other photographers there too, including one with a heck of a lens for his Canon D-SLR.
Click the link to see a few pics taken with the Nikon D200 and the 18-200 lens.

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Happy Holidays

I hope you all have a happy Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, or whatever you choose to celebrate (all three for me). And watch out when opening presents, there could be a crazy kitten inside!