Friday, July 30, 2010


Day 192 - Home Base

We haven't seen him since his brief appearance on Tuesday night. *sigh*

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lost and Found

Day 208 - Lost and Found

Romeo went missing for four days. I didn't think I would ever see him again. Had already combed through the local animal rescue websites without finding him, but what I saw there made me even more sad and depressed. (Who gives up a 14 year old cat for adoption?!? Who?)

He came back this evening like nothing ever happened. Shrugged off the extra affection, but accepted the triple food ration.

Such is life when you love a tomcat.

Friday, July 23, 2010


Day 184 - Irresistable
"But Mom, it was empty!"

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


The last night of a business trip is my alone time. By this time, I've seen everyone I wanted to see, and socialized with my co-workers who are here on several occasions. Brain is full. Body is tired. And I've got one more night alone before I go home to PDM and the cats. The last night of a trip is my time for indulgence.

After my last session, I came back the room and took a long nap. Got up and went for a long walk around Philly, solo. After sundown, I enjoyed a room service supper and a bottle of local wine that I bought at the Reading Terminal Market (which is a wonderful place). Pretty good wine for east coast winery.

I fly home tomorrow. PDM tells me that Stray Cat Romeo isn't eating very much this week. Maybe he misses me. We'll find out tomorrow! On Friday, it is back to business as usual.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dork Central

If you've ever been to any type of "physics convention" then you know what I mean. The rest of you can only imagine. And reality is so much worse...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Traveling Again

Q. What's dark, ridiculously loud, and kind of stinky?

A. The last row of a MD-88 aircraft.

I'm in Philly until Thursday, for a frenzied week of continuing education activities (oh, joy). The 7:30am start time doesn't thrill me, nor do the long days, but it will be fun to see some old friends.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Bored Now

Day 164 - Yawn

Summer doldrums. Hot. Sticky. Boring. Ho hum.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Damn you, Safety Guy (v. 2.0)!!

This time he took the panini maker.

I swear, I think Safety Guy's purpose in life is to confiscate any electronic appliance that makes people comfortable and/or happy. I'll never forgive him for taking my crappy old heater. Unless he brings me a new one. Then all is forgiven. Not holding my breath.

Friday, July 09, 2010

I can haz CDO?

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It's too hot to post my own cat photo. Plus... GUILTY.

Thursday, July 08, 2010


Good thing it only "feels like" 97F. How do they figure that? Soaking wet and standing in front of a fan?!?

Friday, July 02, 2010