April 28, 2011
Ondine has a new nickname: Lilu. As the diva says in The Fifth Element, "She is more fragile than she seems. She needs your help, and your love."
Other nicknames include Bananas ("this [blank] is Bananas, bee ay en ay en ay ess") and Sen (after Chihiro in Spirited Away).
April 26, 2011
This storm was over Bastrop, about 50 miles south-southeast of here. The radar was showing rotation on its southwest side, but I don't think anything developed. (This is the smaller of two storms on the radar this evening - the gnarly stuff is 80 miles north of here, up around Waco.)
April 23, 2011
April 21, 2011
Our cats are indoor cats. Our oldest, Flipper, and our youngest, Matilda, are trustworthy in the backyard, but the rest are either too skittish or too bold outdoors. They all get to play in the kennel from time to time, with varying degrees of enthusiasm. Whiskers and Tanner are big babies about it, but Fawkes will sleep out there all day. (Flip, Tanya, Autumn and Fawkes are in this picture. Matlida and Aries were nearby. They're never far from Amy.)
April 19, 2011
Apart from having serious issues with passing cars - probably fear-driven aggression - she's doing well. I was angry with her yesterday and discovered she responds to stern commands - that's something I'll have to work on. (I don't have to get mad, I just have to put my foot down. That's hard for me. We might need a behaviorist to help us with the car thing. Or infinite patience. Or $8-a-gallon gas.)
April 16, 2011
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April 9, 2011
There's a state law that says you have to have a picture of every member of your family posing in a field of bluebonnets. We had a really dry winter.
Nobody I know knows what this second one is called but you'd think somebody would. I mean, they bloom every spring. I think we should call them globeweeds.