This is what likes to warm my lap when I’m trying to get to sleep How adorable is she?
This was actually this past Friday night. I ran out of cat treats earlier in the week and stopped by after work Friday to get more. She’s a very happy kitty now that she has treats again.
So, I’ve been neglecting thing at this blog quite a bit and I’m sorry about that. I’ve been so busy with posting on the book blog, and since I share personal stuff on facebook, I haven’t been posting here as much. I need to fix that. Feel free to poke me about it. So what have I been up to the last month or so?
Well, I’ve done a lot of bookish stuff. A lot! I’ve been to some really amazing events and since I can’t really “reblog” them here, I will share the links to the posts. I really hope you check them out.
- *Austin Author Event – That’s right, we went on a road trip! It was so much fun! Crazy fun. You HAVE to read the recap. Also, there’s a giveaway.
- *Houston Book Rave – This was probably the most exciting author event I’ve ever been to. I loved the idea of separate party rooms and then a separate signing. We really got to interact with authors without the pressure and time constraints of a signing line.
- *Fierce Reads Tour – this was a fun tour with 4 authors that came to Houston as part of the tour. They had some really fun questions and answers and as it turns out, each of them were sorted to different houses (which is why they toured together, they told us)
- *Atria Indie Authors Tour -3 lovely ladies toured and stopped by our area. They answered some really fun questions. We’re having a giveaway for a signed book as part of this blog post.
What else have I been up to? Well, my favorite holiday just ended – Halloween! So of course I had to torture the pets!
This is them commiserating together.
I had to get some crazy hair and nails going These were stick on nails and didn’t last long cause they were bothering me.
A witch and her familiar.
I also got my nergirl on and got a custom wand made. I actually have two of them cause the guy making them was playing around with staining and so since he made two I got them both. Why not.
My familiar helped pass out candy.
Close ups of the dogs’ costumes.
And there’s my wrap up post. Hope everyone had a fun Halloween and is getting ready for the rest of the upcoming holidays.
I had to buy my kitty a little Halloween costume, because um CUTE! Check it out! I don’t think she cares for it, but oh well.
My awesome friend Miranda shared this adorable pic on my Facebook wall.
I completely agree. Dusty Rose believes a full bowl is necessary.
It is October, which is the month of creatures! So, my black kitty is now wearing her Halloween sweater. Whether she likes it or not.
So you already know I have a book blog that I run with a good book club friend of mine. Well last week Hostgator.com had an awesome deal for Talk Like A Pirate Day, and their deal was 44.44% off! I don’t know why it was 44.44% off, not sure what that has to do with pirates exactly, but we decided to go for it. We were planning on moving our site off wordpress.com eventually, so decided this was a good time to buy hosting. I already bought chapterbreak.net so this was the next step. I’m kind of overwhelmed with all the work it will take to move the site and install new wordpress on the new server. I haven’t done that in so many years that I don’t remember how to do it. I also have no idea how to backup everything on wordpress.com to move to a wordpress.org hosted site. I think we’re probably going to pay a professional blogger to help us with that. I’ve seen some bloggers who do that for people for a fee. I am excited to finally get to use awesome wordpress.org plugins on the book blog, especially one of those awesome plugins specifically designed for book bloggers. So we’ll be making the changes in upcoming months.
This week I will share with you my basket kitty. Yes, my house panther likes to get comfortable. This is a basket full of blankets cause I get cold all the time, and she likes to lay on them
This week I am sharing pictures of my sink kitty. She likes to sit in the sink and keep me company.
Over Labor Day weekend I visited my parents in California and got to see other family that I haven’t seen in about a year and a half. As it turns out my parents and I have met in various locations recently for vacations but I haven’t been back to their house since January of last year. Since I had to only take 4 days off work to end up with a 9 day trip, we decided this was a good time for a visit. But, since 9 days is a long visit, we decided to take a trip the second part of my visit. So we flew to Vancouver, British Columbia (since it is a 2 hour flight from San Fransisco) and toured around BC.
Here are some photos I took on the trip.
Beautiful terrain, even though it was rainy the first day.
These pictures were taken at Butchart Gardens, near Victoria, BC.
I had afternoon tea! This was in Victoria, BC.
Moose! Had to take this pic.
We took a lot of photos. Dad burned me two discs worth of photos. These were just off my phone. Sometime soon I will go through the pics and find the ones I want to share and put them on Facebook. So keep an eye out if you’re friends with me there.
I was out of town for last week’s Cat Thursday (trip update post coming soon). This week I’m posting pics of my parents’ monster kitty, who I got to visit last week. He is a 22 pound Maine Coon. His name is Lapik (which, yes, those of you who are my long time followers know is very similar to the name of our previous cat named Lapka who crossed the Rainbow Bridge a few years after I moved away – they just took her name and made it masculine. How original.)
Yea this is how big he really is – I can barely hold the guy!
And yes I have demon eyes in this photo. My phone camera suxors. I tried doing a red eye removal on it, but alas the demon eyes remain.