artemisofluna: (Echo)
( Apr. 7th, 2012 10:49 pm)
Tried to play fetch with Echo today but she just stared at me like I was insane and then chased the soda lid I had thrown for her underneath the bookcase. Little scrapper.

Helios got into something ashy because he came inside yesterday with black paws. And he is a delicate-peach-coloured boy with bright white paws. So something was up there! He had a smudge on his nose too. Adorable! His paws are grey now and I think he needs a bath.

As for Ariadne, she curled up on my pillow last night and then inserted her tail into my mouth as I was cooing at her and telling her how adorable she is. Thanks, girl.

In non-cat news, Good Friday dinner was awesome and I made key lime pie. The recipe was super-easy and it turned out really nicely! I might put a little more lime in it next time, but it was delicious! And Alison roasted chickens and we played Drawception and it was pretty brilliant. Hurrah.

Then there was an aftershock, but I'm going to pretend I didn't notice.
artemisofluna: (Echo)
( Apr. 7th, 2012 10:49 pm)
Tried to play fetch with Echo today but she just stared at me like I was insane and then chased the soda lid I had thrown for her underneath the bookcase. Little scrapper.

Helios got into something ashy because he came inside yesterday with black paws. And he is a delicate-peach-coloured boy with bright white paws. So something was up there! He had a smudge on his nose too. Adorable! His paws are grey now and I think he needs a bath.

As for Ariadne, she curled up on my pillow last night and then inserted her tail into my mouth as I was cooing at her and telling her how adorable she is. Thanks, girl.

In non-cat news, Good Friday dinner was awesome and I made key lime pie. The recipe was super-easy and it turned out really nicely! I might put a little more lime in it next time, but it was delicious! And Alison roasted chickens and we played Drawception and it was pretty brilliant. Hurrah.

Then there was an aftershock, but I'm going to pretend I didn't notice.
artemisofluna: (Amanda Palmer~With Hera)
( Nov. 20th, 2011 05:30 pm)
I have been looking forward to going to the US because being here in the city of Aftershocks and Gloom hasn't been great for the old brainpan. But my trip to Te Anau and various made me feel so incredibly good. So now I'm all "wah, I have to leave my home for two months!" It does make it better than I get my family though :D But I will miss my friends and my cats and my house and my housemates and all the things. In the long run, two months isn't too long. Just feels like it right now!

So in 10 and a half hours I will wake up and take a shower and then I will head for the airport. Then I will be in Sydney before heading to the US. I get to see my cousin in San Francisco, and then my mommy in Helena, Montana. I can catch up on writing all the things, since there are few distractions in Montana, especially in winter.

I feel so much better though. It's...awesome. I just really needed to get out of this city, even though I love it so much. Touring the south island of NZ was amazing. This county is gorgeous and I think, despite wanting to leave it for the UK for a while, I think I kind of want to stay. We'll see how things go. But I feel at home here. It's lovely.

So now I have to clean my room for Woot to move in to it for two months. I should vacuum for him too, since the floor is covered with catfood. Echo is a messy eater. I can't wait until I can come back and cuddle the kitties again though! I will miss my babies!

It is hot today. As an aside. It's gross.
artemisofluna: (Amanda Palmer~With Hera)
( Nov. 20th, 2011 05:30 pm)
I have been looking forward to going to the US because being here in the city of Aftershocks and Gloom hasn't been great for the old brainpan. But my trip to Te Anau and various made me feel so incredibly good. So now I'm all "wah, I have to leave my home for two months!" It does make it better than I get my family though :D But I will miss my friends and my cats and my house and my housemates and all the things. In the long run, two months isn't too long. Just feels like it right now!

So in 10 and a half hours I will wake up and take a shower and then I will head for the airport. Then I will be in Sydney before heading to the US. I get to see my cousin in San Francisco, and then my mommy in Helena, Montana. I can catch up on writing all the things, since there are few distractions in Montana, especially in winter.

I feel so much better though. It's...awesome. I just really needed to get out of this city, even though I love it so much. Touring the south island of NZ was amazing. This county is gorgeous and I think, despite wanting to leave it for the UK for a while, I think I kind of want to stay. We'll see how things go. But I feel at home here. It's lovely.

So now I have to clean my room for Woot to move in to it for two months. I should vacuum for him too, since the floor is covered with catfood. Echo is a messy eater. I can't wait until I can come back and cuddle the kitties again though! I will miss my babies!

It is hot today. As an aside. It's gross.
artemisofluna: (Boosh~No Smoking Mike Fielding)
( Oct. 30th, 2011 01:52 am)
I just cleaned...so much. It turns out my vampire fang box fell off my bookshelf and I probably vaccumed up one of the fangs. Darnit. But you know...they were expensive things but not entirely practical. So I will live.

Now I am so tired and zoning out to As It Fades by VNV Nation which is like what floating through the Aurora Borealis must sound like.

Have some photos of today, including my awesome room and Leah's creepy costume )
artemisofluna: (Boosh~No Smoking Mike Fielding)
( Oct. 30th, 2011 01:52 am)
I just cleaned...so much. It turns out my vampire fang box fell off my bookshelf and I probably vaccumed up one of the fangs. Darnit. But you know...they were expensive things but not entirely practical. So I will live.

Now I am so tired and zoning out to As It Fades by VNV Nation which is like what floating through the Aurora Borealis must sound like.

Have some photos of today, including my awesome room and Leah's creepy costume )
artemisofluna: (Echo)
( Oct. 4th, 2011 07:35 pm)
Ocicat Breed temperament

Ocicats are a very outgoing breed. They are often considered to have the spirit of a dog in a cat's body. Most can easily be trained to fetch, walk on a leash and harness, come when called, speak, sit, lie down on command and a large array of other dog-related tricks. Most are especially good at feline agility because they are very toy-driven. Some even take readily to the water. Ocicats are also very friendly and sociable. They will typically march straight up to strangers and announce that they'd like to be petted. This makes them great family pets, and most can also get along well with animals of other species, although they are likely to assert their dominance over all involved. Ocicats make excellent pets for people who want to spend a lot of time with their cat, but they do require more attention than cats who aren't so people-oriented.


Yeah, this exactly describes my Echo-baby. Right down to the fetching. We were discussing how she was a dog this weekend. Now I totally want to get her a harness and walk her around so people will be like O_O!!

This is basically exactly her. It pleases me immensely.
artemisofluna: (Echo)
( Oct. 4th, 2011 07:35 pm)
Ocicat Breed temperament

Ocicats are a very outgoing breed. They are often considered to have the spirit of a dog in a cat's body. Most can easily be trained to fetch, walk on a leash and harness, come when called, speak, sit, lie down on command and a large array of other dog-related tricks. Most are especially good at feline agility because they are very toy-driven. Some even take readily to the water. Ocicats are also very friendly and sociable. They will typically march straight up to strangers and announce that they'd like to be petted. This makes them great family pets, and most can also get along well with animals of other species, although they are likely to assert their dominance over all involved. Ocicats make excellent pets for people who want to spend a lot of time with their cat, but they do require more attention than cats who aren't so people-oriented.


Yeah, this exactly describes my Echo-baby. Right down to the fetching. We were discussing how she was a dog this weekend. Now I totally want to get her a harness and walk her around so people will be like O_O!!

This is basically exactly her. It pleases me immensely.
artemisofluna: (Fallen)
( Aug. 29th, 2011 03:57 pm)
The past few days have been eventful. First, I got Echo a collar and decided she could go outside, since she doesn't just hide under the porch and refuse to come out like certain tortoiseshell cats I know. Her first day outside and she gets stung in the throat by a bee. It swells up to gigantic proportions and I have to take her to an afterhours vet which costs a heck of a lot of money. So guess who gets to stay inside for a little while now. :| Not happy.

The other night I woke myself up screaming! I had been having ghost nightmares all night, but the one I woke up from and finally decided to just stay up involved a room in the basement of my childhood home. But the room was Evil. And we were hanging around outside it, who knows why. One of the cats wandered in and Leah decided she didn't like him in there and she was going to get him out. I watched from the door frame and this random doll was running around to be freaky. Dolls terrify me. And she handed the cat to me but she didn't follow. I went back for her, calling her name. I found her in the corner, staring dead-eyed up at a ghost who had taken her form but twisted and terrifying. And the Leah-ghost turned towards me and rushed me. When Leah-ghost was a centimetre from my face, that's when I woke up screaming. Not.Awesome. Unless it was in a movie. Then really awesome.

Went to the doctor to renew my prescription and complain that I am still tired. I explained that I had even slept about 10 hours last night and woke up feeling like I do when I travel and don't sleep for two days. So tomorrow I have to have MORE tests done. Joy of joys. She said now it's probably just post-virus fatigue, but she wants to rule everything out.

Me? I just want to sleep for like...days. Humph.

But I did get a 1949 edition of Chaucer's Poetical Works in stunning condition from the Uni bookstore's used books shelf for incredibly cheap. It's so beautiful, I want to marry it.
artemisofluna: (Fallen)
( Aug. 29th, 2011 03:57 pm)
The past few days have been eventful. First, I got Echo a collar and decided she could go outside, since she doesn't just hide under the porch and refuse to come out like certain tortoiseshell cats I know. Her first day outside and she gets stung in the throat by a bee. It swells up to gigantic proportions and I have to take her to an afterhours vet which costs a heck of a lot of money. So guess who gets to stay inside for a little while now. :| Not happy.

The other night I woke myself up screaming! I had been having ghost nightmares all night, but the one I woke up from and finally decided to just stay up involved a room in the basement of my childhood home. But the room was Evil. And we were hanging around outside it, who knows why. One of the cats wandered in and Leah decided she didn't like him in there and she was going to get him out. I watched from the door frame and this random doll was running around to be freaky. Dolls terrify me. And she handed the cat to me but she didn't follow. I went back for her, calling her name. I found her in the corner, staring dead-eyed up at a ghost who had taken her form but twisted and terrifying. And the Leah-ghost turned towards me and rushed me. When Leah-ghost was a centimetre from my face, that's when I woke up screaming. Not.Awesome. Unless it was in a movie. Then really awesome.

Went to the doctor to renew my prescription and complain that I am still tired. I explained that I had even slept about 10 hours last night and woke up feeling like I do when I travel and don't sleep for two days. So tomorrow I have to have MORE tests done. Joy of joys. She said now it's probably just post-virus fatigue, but she wants to rule everything out.

Me? I just want to sleep for like...days. Humph.

But I did get a 1949 edition of Chaucer's Poetical Works in stunning condition from the Uni bookstore's used books shelf for incredibly cheap. It's so beautiful, I want to marry it.
artemisofluna: (Stardust~Chasing the Starlight)
( Aug. 16th, 2011 11:03 pm)
It seems the worst of the snowpocalypse might be over, which is good. I don't know when things will open again, but it will be nice not to feel stuck at home. Not that I go anywhere these days, but I like it to be an option. It does mean Alison will fly away from us tomorrow, waahhhh. Let's not focus on that, or the fact that a virus deleted the essay I had mostly finished so I had to write 2,100 words for it last night. I kicked it's arse though. Thanks to my own personal cheerleader. His name is Simon!

So here is a pictorial account of the last few days. It is awesome and features mostly cats, my bathrobe, Jen in an awesome costume, a lot of me (some upsidedown) and a photo that looks like I am choking Ariadne. I was not.

Listen close to everybody's heart )
artemisofluna: (Stardust~Chasing the Starlight)
( Aug. 16th, 2011 11:03 pm)
It seems the worst of the snowpocalypse might be over, which is good. I don't know when things will open again, but it will be nice not to feel stuck at home. Not that I go anywhere these days, but I like it to be an option. It does mean Alison will fly away from us tomorrow, waahhhh. Let's not focus on that, or the fact that a virus deleted the essay I had mostly finished so I had to write 2,100 words for it last night. I kicked it's arse though. Thanks to my own personal cheerleader. His name is Simon!

So here is a pictorial account of the last few days. It is awesome and features mostly cats, my bathrobe, Jen in an awesome costume, a lot of me (some upsidedown) and a photo that looks like I am choking Ariadne. I was not.

Listen close to everybody's heart )
artemisofluna: (Sherlock~KISS BOYS KISS)
( Jul. 25th, 2011 01:52 am)
Snow + New Zealand + Kitties + best friends + some Baileys (optional) + warmth + cameras = awesomeness.

I love this house.

artemisofluna: (Sherlock~KISS BOYS KISS)
( Jul. 25th, 2011 01:52 am)
Snow + New Zealand + Kitties + best friends + some Baileys (optional) + warmth + cameras = awesomeness.

I love this house.

artemisofluna: (Echo)
( Jun. 29th, 2011 11:30 pm)
Still sleeping ALL THE TIME. And it is SO BORING. I want to do something else, but I always exhaust myself when I try. I did about four comments in FS and I had to take a three hour nap. I have never been this ridiculously tired in my life. And I am complaining about it here in an attempt to not fall asleep AGAIN. I want to stay awake so I can, oh I don't know, spend more than 5 hours today awake instead of asleep. Because so far, five hours is all I have had.

Tomorrow I finally get to go to the doctor's and get answers. Hopefully I will not fall asleep on the bus and end up on a round trip circle around the city. Actually the roads should keep me awake :| Then I am going shopping because darnit, I want things. Like cheese toastie things, not...shoes or whatnot. And then I will probably sleep for two days because of all the energy I used being out for like two hours of my life.

Waahhhmbulance!

The good part is I have books on the way, and I have Market Spice tea in the meantime. And kitties who snuggle. Even if sometimes Echo puts her nose in my mouth when attempting to snuggle my cheek. It's kind of gross.

Also she crapped in my corner today. Then Helios tried to help cover it up, but since it was on the carpet, all he did was spread it all over my wall. They're so helpful sometimes.
artemisofluna: (Echo)
( Jun. 29th, 2011 11:30 pm)
Still sleeping ALL THE TIME. And it is SO BORING. I want to do something else, but I always exhaust myself when I try. I did about four comments in FS and I had to take a three hour nap. I have never been this ridiculously tired in my life. And I am complaining about it here in an attempt to not fall asleep AGAIN. I want to stay awake so I can, oh I don't know, spend more than 5 hours today awake instead of asleep. Because so far, five hours is all I have had.

Tomorrow I finally get to go to the doctor's and get answers. Hopefully I will not fall asleep on the bus and end up on a round trip circle around the city. Actually the roads should keep me awake :| Then I am going shopping because darnit, I want things. Like cheese toastie things, not...shoes or whatnot. And then I will probably sleep for two days because of all the energy I used being out for like two hours of my life.

Waahhhmbulance!

The good part is I have books on the way, and I have Market Spice tea in the meantime. And kitties who snuggle. Even if sometimes Echo puts her nose in my mouth when attempting to snuggle my cheek. It's kind of gross.

Also she crapped in my corner today. Then Helios tried to help cover it up, but since it was on the carpet, all he did was spread it all over my wall. They're so helpful sometimes.
artemisofluna: (Photography~Dance)
( Jun. 17th, 2011 08:37 pm)
I had a great day! I met Sarah at 3:30 in Riccarton and we sat and chatted for almost three hours. She is cute and gorgeous and sweet and funny and I quite like her! Even if it goes nowhere, I would love to have her as a friend because she was a delight! The thing is, I really like being single. Like...really like it. If I sang the song These Are a Few Of My Favorite Things, most of my favourite things would be 'being single'. Also cats. And cinnamon lollies. It would be a boring song. ...anyway, I'll see where it goes, because I wouldn't mind giving it a go if she turns out to be interested. She did give me a ride home and then said we should go out again next week. So that was nice!

ALSO I got several things in the post today. I got one of my books about Haunted London, which is awesome YAY. And I got my order of Market Spice Tea. Market Spice Tea is a shop in Pikes Place Market in Seattle. I was born in Seattle and my dad used to drink their signature blend (cinnamon orange) all the time. Even though I really dislike my father, the smell reminds me of childhood. And even though my childhood was not always great, it is a strangely comforting smell. And I really love the tea. I spent a week searching for cinnamon orange tea on the internet before I realised (yes, it took me a week) I could just order it from Market Spice. I R SMRT. I am so glad I did too. OMG. I also ordered cherry almond, pumpkin pie (which smells AMAZING), coconut peach, wild cherry and pomegranate splash. ALL THE TEA, I WILL HAVE IT. In the almost decade since I have lived in the US though, I have forgotten what an ounce is. I just wanted a sample of the pumpkin pie tea so I ordered 4 ounces. It is over 100 grams so that is more than the large bags of tea I ordered from Adore Tea. And then I ordered 6 ounces of the other ones, and I was thinking they would be the size of the Pumpkin Pie one. ...oops. So much tea. SO.MUCH.TEA.

Girls and tea. Awesome! Oh, and little Echo went to the vet and she's just fine. Poor little baby got all patched up. And the vet's office fell in love with her. And how could you not?! My baby is adorable.
artemisofluna: (Photography~Dance)
( Jun. 17th, 2011 08:37 pm)
I had a great day! I met Sarah at 3:30 in Riccarton and we sat and chatted for almost three hours. She is cute and gorgeous and sweet and funny and I quite like her! Even if it goes nowhere, I would love to have her as a friend because she was a delight! The thing is, I really like being single. Like...really like it. If I sang the song These Are a Few Of My Favorite Things, most of my favourite things would be 'being single'. Also cats. And cinnamon lollies. It would be a boring song. ...anyway, I'll see where it goes, because I wouldn't mind giving it a go if she turns out to be interested. She did give me a ride home and then said we should go out again next week. So that was nice!

ALSO I got several things in the post today. I got one of my books about Haunted London, which is awesome YAY. And I got my order of Market Spice Tea. Market Spice Tea is a shop in Pikes Place Market in Seattle. I was born in Seattle and my dad used to drink their signature blend (cinnamon orange) all the time. Even though I really dislike my father, the smell reminds me of childhood. And even though my childhood was not always great, it is a strangely comforting smell. And I really love the tea. I spent a week searching for cinnamon orange tea on the internet before I realised (yes, it took me a week) I could just order it from Market Spice. I R SMRT. I am so glad I did too. OMG. I also ordered cherry almond, pumpkin pie (which smells AMAZING), coconut peach, wild cherry and pomegranate splash. ALL THE TEA, I WILL HAVE IT. In the almost decade since I have lived in the US though, I have forgotten what an ounce is. I just wanted a sample of the pumpkin pie tea so I ordered 4 ounces. It is over 100 grams so that is more than the large bags of tea I ordered from Adore Tea. And then I ordered 6 ounces of the other ones, and I was thinking they would be the size of the Pumpkin Pie one. ...oops. So much tea. SO.MUCH.TEA.

Girls and tea. Awesome! Oh, and little Echo went to the vet and she's just fine. Poor little baby got all patched up. And the vet's office fell in love with her. And how could you not?! My baby is adorable.
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