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Horror of horrors!

We have a new kitty, he’s a bit of a monster… we’ll be updating with some anecdotes of exactly how much of a little terror he is, but for now you can check out the photo gallery. Don’t be fooled by appearances; he may look cute, but…

OpenShot Video Editor, and a new Home-Movie!

Well, I’ve been playing with a great non-linear video editor for Linux that just reached it’s official 1.0.0 release (yay!), and as a test to get used to the new program, i put together a home movie of our trip to Seattle and thought I’d share it with ya. Enjoy!

Hot and Fluffy!

Just got the pictures back from the Gabriel Iglesias show in Eugene, thought I’d throw it up real quick. The show was fantastic, Gabriel and his entourage were utterly hilarious, and having met him after the show, he’s every bit as nice and energetic as he seems. We’d definitely go see him again. Hopefully next time it’s not such a long drive!

Gabriel Iglesias Show

Beads Beads Beads!!!

Just wrapped up a project inspired by some beads we picked up at the Hillsboro Gem Faire this weekend. It’s a nice-lookin’ necklace with a lot of turquoise and sterling-silver, in the style favored by my Mom. I’m thinkin’ early Mothers Day present. Check below for a picture of the finished necklace.

My partners in crime were my sister and my girlfriend (check out our site @ twonerdsandakitty.com! ), with whom I had a fun day doing the craft thing. For anyone who may have missed out on the Gem Faire and thinks it may sound like a good time, check out their schedule at the website; it looks like they’ll be coming back in March!


In Memoriam: Honeybear

Most of you already know this since it happened back in January, but we lost Honeybear. We found out in January of 2009 that she has a disease called Megacolon, for which there’s not really a cure. More information found here:


Once we found out, we started her on medication to help keep it under control and keep her healthy. The unfortunate side is that the medication can become less effective over time. This was the case with our little girl. We had her as long as possible with her healthy but had to let her go on January 3rd this year as the medication was no longer working. It was really difficult for me to let her go. I got her shortly before I finished high school when she was first born and had her as my little girl for almost 7 years. Nathan and I will really miss her craziness. I will likely be posting some favorite memories of her on this site eventually.

Photos of Honeybear are here: http://twonerdsandakitty.com/photos/honeybear/

Seattle, June 2009

This June we got to take a much needed and long-discussed getaway to Seattle to visit a city dear to my sweetheart for all the good memories she has there, and so we could make some memories of our own (myself having never been there longer than necessary to crash the airport).

Our agenda included a trip to the Experience Music Project. As a child of the 80’s, first becoming aware of pop-culture right in time for the grunge movement, visiting a music museum in the city that started it all was great, and who wouldn’t enjoy the Jimi Hendrix center?! Right when we thought it couldn’t get any better, we found out that the EMP shares a building with the Science Fiction Museum!!! Anybody who knows me will understand how great THAT was. 😀 Adding the topping to the cake, we sprung for a last minute Daft Punk laser-show, which was a lot more fun than I had expected, especially as it was my first time visiting a laser-show.

Aside from the trips out to city attractions, the lodgings at the Hotel Sierra were simply unbelievable for the price.  The accomodations were very luxurious and every day we got to enjoy a delicious breakfast served in the lounge.

For pics of the awesome, check here.

Then we came home, which was not as fun.

Waking My Humans

You know…..my humans should really appreciate me more. I do everything I can to make sure that they’re awake and ready for the day on time but they never thank me. I even make sure that mommy’s noise-maker is riiiight under her head when it goes off so she doesn’t sleep through it. And if that doesn’t work, I can usually make enough ruckas to ensure that they’re awake. Do I get a morning pet for all my troubles? No. Just a quick shove off the bed. The nerve of these humans!