Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Fragments

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Mommy's Idea

I'm probably crazy, but I've already started considering getting a new cat. Obviously no cat could ever replace Einstein, but when we were at the vet's on Saturday there was a 16-week old kitten there. He looks like negative Einstein, black where he was white and white where he was black. The best part? His name is Charlie. At the risk of sounding cheesy, it almost seems as though he was just meant to be our cat. Of course, as my friend Alison pointed out, adopting him would make me the only being in our house not named Charlie.

(If you missed my original tribute post to my kitty, you can read it here.)

Losing a pet is much harder than I thought it would be. I've always been a "pets are more than just animals" person, but Einstein really was a member of my family.

In trying to return my blog to lighter topics, I posted an awesome collision of Facebook "likes" yesterday. It makes me laugh every time I see it, so I'm posting it again.

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Did you know that Cap'N Crunch is now made with real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup? True story! I've been craving Crunchberries for years but didn't really want it in the house. I picked up a box at the store the other day to see if they had removed the trans fats. Now it contains no hydrogenated oils and no HFCS! Obviously that doesn't mean it's healthy by any stretch of the imagination, but I sure did miss having my mouth shredded to pieces every once in a while.

The Woodchuck Fall Cider is finally out and in stores! I had one last night to celebrate. It was tasty, but will be even tastier once fall weather shows up.

I can't wait for it to get cooler out! I love everything about fall - the weather, the colors, the pumpkin spice lattes, the football, and the postseason baseball. My Yankees now hold a 1.5 game lead over the devil rays. I can hardly stand the stress! I don't know how I'm going to watch the six games we play against them this month.

I turn 29 tomorrow. I guess it's just the first of an eternity of "29th" birthdays. Makes me feel old, even though I know I'm not.

I got my birthday present early because Charlie was afraid that it might have been damaged by shipping. It was a new lens for my camera! I can't wait to try it out.

I'm so glad I have a three-day weekend ahead of me. My aunt is in town for a short visit and my friend is coming over tonight for some much needed chat time and drinks on the porch. It's been a long and difficult week, and I'm glad it's over.


  1. I had to laugh at the donuts and Bible "likes." Our church used to have Krispy Kremes out in the hall after service. YUM!!!!

    Happy, happy birthday!

  2. Capt Crunch does shred your mouth but it is worth it once in a while. I'm sorry about your cat. It's hard to lose a pet. Charlie might be a good next one though.

  3. first time here (I typically write even though the blogger probably knows that)
    Ok I don't know anything about what's going here. Some guesses:
    1. You got pregnant from eating ice cream (was it Ben or Jerry?).
    2. Your cat died (did he have blog? maybe a theory)
    3. You want to put Capt. Crunch in your ice cream but know it will mess up your cider drinking (not hard cider you're pregnant right?)
    Lastly - the White Sox are taking it this year.

  4. So sorry about Einstein. We had a horrific September 2009...putting down both adult cats 13 days apart for completely unrelated illnesses. I adored them 100%...but it took me all of 3 weeks to get 2 new kitties. It was a blessing for us, as those kitties are awesome with my boys.

    I still miss my girls so much, but it was really nice that a little light came out of that very dark time.


  5. Happy early birthday!

    I'm with you on fall's arrival! The air is slightly cooler, and the light a little softer. It's still not time for cider beers and chili and stews, but it's getting closer, and I can't wait!

    So sorry about your cat. :-(

  6. Pets are definitely members of the family. Sorry your Einstein cat died, but I think you definitely should provide a good home for another fur baby. We missed our cat too when he died (still do), but am very happy we decided to get another one.

    Stopping by from Friday Fragments.

  7. Funny that the cat you liked was named Charlie! I hope you get a new little kitty to love. Your son will love growing up with a kitty.

    Why does Cap'n Crunch shred mouths? and was that a selling point? I can hear it now "This cereal will shred the mouth of everyone who tries it. It's addictive!" LOL

    Kristin - The Goat

  8. Happy Birthday!! Hope it's a great 29th :)

    Kristin - The Goat
    (Had to come back since I forgot to say HB!)

  9. I had to laugh at the donuts and Bible "likes." Our church used to have Krispy Kremes out in the hall after service. YUM!!!!

    Happy, happy birthday!



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