Monthly Archives: October 2008

Blogging under the influence…

Yeah, well. Let’s see. It’s that time of the year again. There’s a ladder in the back of my car, along with tools and stuff. Annabel Lee’s up on the hard. We’ve set time aside this week to winterize the boat. AS you may notice the lack of coherency, I’m just a bit tired and I’ve downed a bit of rum to mellow out after digging out a bunch of I’m not sure what where the keel is weeping. Trust me, my typing’s way worse, but I keep fixing my mistakes. Way more to say, in coming days I’ll be posting on the definition of insanity as it relates to owning a boat, and no, this doesn’t mean I’d change it, all the same looking back over the last year, I’ve gained some interesting insights I should share with those of you out there who bother to read.

Oh yeah, and my parents are in town, so right now there’s four large dogs running around here. Twice the dogs for the cats to torment. Did all you good readers click for the kitties today? <see below>.

Nap time. Later.

Click to help the kitties…

THERE ARE LOTS OF FUNNY CAT PICTURES TO BE FOUND ON MY BLOG. HOWEVER, I INTERRUPT YOUR LIGHT-HEARTED SURFING FOR A MUCH MORE SERIOUS MATTER. I’VE SEEN THIS PAGE RANKS WELL IN SEARCH ENGINES AND GETS LOTS OF TRAFFIC, WHICH IS WHY I’M ADDING THIS IMPORTANT, FAR MORE SERIOUS, LINK. INVOLVING A PETITION AGAINST KENNY GLENN. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO READ THIS, MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD, AND THEN GO BACK TO ENJOYING MUCH HAPPIER THINGS.

Kenny Glenn, a teenager from Lawton, OK, posted two videos on youtube with graphic and disturbing images of him abusing an innocent cat. (Don’t try and find the video; it shouldn’t get the hits).
The Video shows him (under the pseudonym Timmy) and his brother abusing their cat. The video lasts over one minute, and shows the cat being thrown on the wall, and punched numerous times. You can hear throughout the video the loud and heartbreaking cries of the little innocent cat trying to escape torture. This teenager, clearly a sociopath, will be released with a slap on the wrist.

AGAIN, HERE IS THE LINK FOR THE PETITION TO HAVE HIM TRIED AS AN ADULT: http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/justicetodusty

AND ONE HAPPY NOTE TO MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER…

KEEP SCROLLING, THERE’S A CUTE PICTURE FURTHER DOWN. BUT FIRST, ONE MORE PUBLIC SERVICE NOTICE….

The no-kill shelter we’ve adopted assorted cats through is in the running for
a $25,000 grant from the Animal Rescue Site. (interesting site, check it
out.)
Go to http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com
and click on the Give Free Food & Care link, then go to
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/shelterchallenge.faces?siteId=3
(there’s a link there) and for the shelter, fill in S.T.A.R.T.
(Little Falls, NJ)

You can click once daily on each of these links. Take a minute to help
some animals! Please forward this to anyone else you can.

Thanks!

And now, for your viewing entertainment (and making this post come up in the search engines, bwhahahaha,) I present you funny cat pictures (I seem to rank high on searches for funny cat pictures, which is why I will keep typing funny cat pictures) so enjoy the funny pictures of the cute kittehs in a cup.

Check back often (and vote often) as I will add more funny cat pictures. (that should do it for now.)

cat
more animals

Laura Lee afloat…

Like so many other things, I’m far behind on my blog, only because I’ve been so busy, which I suppose is a good thing.  Annabel Lee is running (knock on wood) wonderful, and we’ve been out on the river at every opportunity. In recent weeks two more trawlers have joined us at the outer docks, so we’re no longer the oddity of the marina. Life in general has tossed a few curve-balls just to keep us on our toes. And lastly, Annabel Lee’s namesake has been conspiring with my muses and running amok. Oh yes, things are getting crazy in fiction-land, and everyone’s favorite character is tossing fuel on the fire.

I have countless pictures to post from our summer cruises, but you’ll all have to wait a bit longer for those. These, however, I wanted to get online.  Yes, it’s Laura Lee. (Ignore the name on the transom. Her original name is Laura Lee. ‘The Lotus’ was put there by the fellow who ran her up onto the rocks and then left her to fall into this disrepair.)

This is the closest these two have been since they left the factory in Hong Kong in 1977.

So she’s floating, running under her own power, and waiting for her new owner to move her up to Mass.

How many Cheoy Lees do you see in this picture? There’s three. The lovely blue 40 foot sailboat in the rear is a 1960s Cheoy Lee in pristine condition.