Not To Be Trusted With Knives

{December 8, 2008}   Random Photos On My Camera

So, I snapped this pic on my camera phone in Superstore the other day.  Because it’s the stupidest product ever and I just had to share that with you.


This is a “tea bag squeeze.”  As in, a gadget that you use to squeeze out your tea bag.  Seriously.  Am I the only one who thinks that there is something wrong with someone who would own a gadget the sole purpose of which is to squeeze out tea bags?

When I went to upload that photo to Flickr to share it will all y’all, I discovered a whole bunch of photos on my phone that I’d taken thinking, “that is so bloggable,” but for some reason (probably because I got distracted by something shiny), I’d neglected to blog them.  Such gems include this sign that I saw in a restaurant:

Not exactly environmentally friendlyNot exactly environmentally friendly

… just a bit different than your usual “you only have one mouth, just take one napkin dammit!” signs.

Also, these Pride cupcakes, whose picture I took this past summer when I was in T.O.:

Pride Cupcakes

Mmm, cupcakes.  And contrast those with this:


A package of powdered poutine mix.  Powdered? Sacrilegious!  Mon Dieu!

And speaking of French, does “dressing” really translate to “farce”?



French item #2.  I took this photo in an airport somewhere (although I don’t remember where).

Hors Taxes

Whores taxes. Hee hee.

And, finally, my camera phone allowed me to capture a series of photos which show why you can’t get work done with a cat in the house:

“Here, I’ll just sit here while you work”


“I know, I’ll work the mousepad for you!” (This is when the cursor starts jumping wildly around the screen):


“You are working too slow! Let me do it!”


And that is why you got that email from me that said, “as;oidfhjaskdf55555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555.”

{September 10, 2008}   My Pretend Cat

Last night while staying up late to do some work, I noticed this cute little face staring in my kitchen window:

(S)he’s much cuter without the glowing demon eyes, btw.

And, if you can believe it, this kitty stayed outside my kitchen window, meowing, for several hours.  Until I went to bed, in fact, and I have no idea how long (s)he stayed there after I’d turned out the lights and crawled under the covers (I could still hear him/her meowing, but I was exhausted and fell asleep pretty much instantly.

I totally wanted to let her in and pretend she was *my* very own kitty, but the screen on my window doesn’t open. I mean, I suppose I could have gone around to the door to let her in, but (a) is it wise to let stray cats into one’s apartment? and (b) I didn’t think (s)he’d understand me when I told her/him to go around to the other side of the house.

Such a cute kitty.  This isn’t the first time (s)he’s appeared at my window to meow at me (the other time I did go outside, but she’d run away before I got around to where she’d been).  I need to give him/her a name.

et cetera