Near the Old Man of Storr, Scotland I took this in 2004

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I love the rain

I love the rain! Period. It makes me so damn happy. I love the dark skies. I love the smell of the earth. I love the sound of the rain. I love feeling cozy in a rain coat and umbrella, or inside looking out on it.
I love watching the rain fall, and feeling the temperature drop too, like now, with our early fall.
It's been pouring today, and the leaves have been falling and the birds have been not as chipper. I suppose because they too want to stay dry. All of it makes me happy. Oh, and that there are fewer people out to annoy the shit out of me is a big bonus too!

This new petition is doing well. Keep signing!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Passed 4,000!

Almost a year ago, September 14, to be exact, I began my petition effort, urging my government; The federal government of Canada to include animal rights in the constitution. My signature goal has been to get 10,000 signatures and then deliver my petition to his royal ass holeness, our P.M.

I have happy to say I have over 4,000 signatures, almost halfway to may goal. Though I have had to post and re-post my petition 15 times, so far, which is disappointing.

I also don't understand how and why a site like Care2 has no standards at all. People can post anything they like, in the fucked up guise of petition.

My grand total for today is 4,056 signatures! That is, spread out over the 15 petitions, but still...

I will re-post again, because the fucking Toronto film festival is about to start and it was that festival that allowed those 2 evil monsters that I mention in my petition, to screen their "film" of the kitty they had found, posthumously dubbed Kensington by local activists. The "film", the basis of my petition, was torture. They found a homeless kitty and skinned him alive for the viewing pleasure of the sick public, who clearly had no qualms with it.

People probably said it was "edgy", it was "art". Let's reverse the situation and skin them alive!

Please keep signing. This is my largest collection of signatures

and the newest: ( I hope it links properly..I've been having pure problems with stupid Care2's idiot site!)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Weather and all that Jazz

So, Earle's
presence is being felt as I write, however moderate it may be. It feels like winter and the wind is strong and loud as loud. No rain today..yet, though? To be honest, I was kinda hoping for something more than strong blustery winds, but alas. It is cozy weather though.

One of the outside cats is smart, if not mean, he bit me a few weeks ago...blood and all. I was petting him and he chomped down, but he had the sense to stay in the garage today, which he isn't allowed to do, but I found him there, and it's scary weather, so I fed him there too.

I wish I could get the cool-as-hell job of being a person who names the weather conditions. Fuck, how cool would that be? You see a tornado a comin', and you get to check your alphabetized roster of names and select one or just make one up connected with where in the alphabet you're at. Tropical storms get the same deal too. I just think it would be cool.

I also wish to become a paint namer. There's a paint colour called "Aha moment". Can you imagine the conversation: I'd like the Aha Moment on the walls and the Einstein's brain on the ceiling. No, no that's the wrong shade of brain. I said Einstein's not Kruschev. "
Those would be in the line of political house paints, which would be directly next to the paints that are named for moments in your life, any moment, like, say the moment you remembered where you put the paint.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Rain, rain, keeps me sane even when it's pouring

A photo I took of Loch Ness. I guess Nessie was out that particular morn.

It's a beautiful Friday afternoon, it's pouring, and there was loud, scary thunder a second ago.

I love the rain, it makes me feel pensive, but also tired. I'm grateful it's raining because the humidity was awful.

I wanted to add a sound clip...from a great movie. But alas, I've been waiting for shit to upload for over half an hour and the battery on the computer is dying and someone has decided to hide the plug...I guess that's the level of maturity here. So, to sum up, the computer's about to die, I can't get the clip up, and the plug's been hidden. Good times!
And the font button's missing, and now I am having problems publishing this wee rant.
The stupid font button decided to grace me with its appearance...after the fact though.
So frustrating.
And a final p.s, after a good hour searching for the damn plug, and the computer fully dead, I walked back into the dining room and lo, there it was, on the table. Like a miracle. Of course, it didn't walk there or even fly.