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“Let her play with Lego, for crying out loud!”

I’m sitting here on the couch with the laptop watching Extreme Guide to Parenting, and I just heard El Hub yell that from the other room.

And he’s not even watching the show. He’s just eavesdropping, LOL!

Rise and shine, pal o’ mine! It’s caturday! :) Do you know where your husky tabby is?

The one who manages this office is disgruntled and pacing around the house because he wants to go outside. There are these crows who are sort of casing the joint. They’re sitting in the closest tree branches, cawing at the top of their crow lungs, and it’s p*ssing Tabs off. He’s like, “Dammit! Those effing birds!”

Poor kitty…

In other news, it’s giveaway time. Good luck to you. I hope you have a great weekend, too. El Hub and I are talking about going kayaking again on the Russian River tomorrow, but we’ll see. We have a couple other things to do. One of them, actually, involves something special for the cat enthusiasts tomorrow afternoon, so if you have a kitty (or two or 12), be sure to check back tomorrow.

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7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

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UPDATE 8/24/14: What’s shakin’? I mean, other than the GROUND BENEATH MY FEET. So, this morning at 3:20 a.m. (incidentally, shortly after the witching hour), I’m jostled awake in bed by a 6.0 earthquake. Almost immediately, El Hub says like a drill sergeant, “Get up, up, up! Doorway, now!” We wobble together to the doorway, and then when the quake doesn’t quickly stop, we decide to make our way downstairs, thinking that we should probably get out of the house. We’re almost to the front door when the shaking suddenly stops.

The quake was centered about 10 miles north of us near Napa, so pretty close, but we appear to have made it out unscathed. No visible damage to the house, and everyone is fine…although Tabs was definitely freaked out. He just needed some extra soothing. :) I hope you’re doing well.

*sigh* I would love to be playing in the tropics right now and having my coffee with fresh papaya at a beachside cafe overlooking a bright blue lagoon while we make our plans for the day. Should we hike to that waterfall on the map we got from the concierge, go snorkeling, or just take a chill drive around the island and sightsee? Or do you think we have time to do all three?

Aah! That sounds like heaven to me. :)

Meanwhile, back in Novato… LOL!

Rise and shine, morning glory! It’s going to be a beautiful day, even though most of us aren’t lounging about in the tropics.

What are you up to today? I’m just prepping for my trip tomorrow, doing laundry, packing, charging up my cameras, spending some time with the tabby, stuff like that. Nothing too exciting.

I hope you have a nice weekend lined up. I’ll be around, purr usual. Talk to you soon.

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7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

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You know that movie The Time Traveler’s Wife?

I watched it again… It was on TV last night.

That movie is just so incredibly sad, isn’t it? But neat. It’s like, here’s what happens when something that could be a gift is actually a curse.

Rachel McAdams sure knows how to pick those heart-wrenching love stories…

Speaking of gifts, happy caturday! Every day we share together, my friend, is a gift, and yes, that’s corny, but I do not care. Not one bit. :)

How’s it going this morning? Did you do anything interesting or fun last night? El Hub and I had dinner at a Japanese place here in town that we hadn’t been to before (eh, it was OK), and then walked down the street and got ice cream at Powell’s Sweet Shoppe, and that store is always fun. I’m serious, if Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory had a satellite corporate office, it would probably look just like that store. They have every kind of candy imaginable, from chocolate-covered bacon necklaces to giant rainbow lollipops to caramel peanut clusters the size of small watermelons.

And after that we watched that movie at home. Pretty quiet evening.

Your nephew seems to be in good spirits this morning. Right after I woke up I pet him for a while, so he met his quota for lurvies, and as you know, his moods are pretty much entirely dependent on food and love. Like mommy like tabby.

Well, that’s about it for me. I’m gonna go make my first cup of coffee now and something to eat (Eggo waffles, perhaps?). Good luck in this weekend’s giveaway. Talk to you soon. :)

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They say, “It works a lot of your hip flexors,” when you rent a kayak. “Down here, around here.” But they don’t really tell you about your arms, your back, your shoulders, your thighs, your butt or your fingers (from holding the paddle).

Yeah…little sore this morning, LOL!

That’s what four hours in a kayak will do to you when you’re no longer the, uh…springiest of chickens.

But it was worth it. I had a blast.

In other news, OMG! Kittens hasn’t been too kind to me yet. I lost another $2 last night (it’s a penny slot), which is better than losing more than that, I guess. I’m going to give it one last try today… I’m not the biggest gambler in the world, so I mostly stick to penny slots. I think the grand prize mega jackpot on OMG! Kittens is something like 4000 pennies…but I’d prefer a kitten jackpot. :)

Have a great weekend, whatever you’re up to, and good luck in the giveaway. Tabs has been texting me off and on throughout the trip. He and his petsitter played Dungeons & Dragons last night. Tabs is a ninth level paladin named Chevalier… I guess he fought some hell hounds.

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7 of the 25 new Guerlain KissKiss Lipsticks, $37 each

7 of the 25 new Guerlain KissKiss Lipsticks, $37 each

And now, the next thrilling installment of A TABBY IN SEPHORA — one cat’s quest to find a fabulous fur brightener. (Scroll down to the P.S. to reread Part 1.)

A TABBY IN SEPHORA: PART 2

Tabs checked the display for Urban Decay Fabulous Feline Fur Brightener one last time, peering behind the boxes of the Tortie and Orange Tabby shades in the front. His whiskers probed the back of the dark shelf.

“Mrow!” he barked. Nothing! This was totally unacceptable. It wasn’t so much about the fur brightener anymore. His fur was already striking and bright. He was more upset that Choupette was actively trying to sabotage him.

“Um, sir?” The sales associate gestured to him from behind the counter. Grumbling under his breath, Tabs walked over.

“So the order’s all set,” the associate said, peering down at Tabs through a pair of shiny black Warby Parker glasses. “It should be here Monday afternoon.”

Lovely, Tabs thought, his eyes narrowing. Monday. That would mean he wouldn’t have it for any of the kitty modeling parties this weekend.

“Oh!” the sales associate said, seeing something on her computer screen, “This is weird. There’s a note here that says to call someone named Choupette when we get more of the Tabby shade in stock.”

Tabs couldn’t believe his ears. Choupette had this whole thing planned out! She must have known that Tabs would hear about a new fur brightener from a big brand like Urban Decay and would visit the closest Sephora store to his house. She was cunning. Tabs had to give her that.

Suddenly, the spark of an idea. “Mrow?” Tabs asked, looking up at the associate. What about dogs?

“Dogs?” the associate replied. “What about them?”

“Meow-wow?” he said. Is there a version for dogs?

“Oh, of the fur brightener? Let me check.” She started typing on her keyboard. “Looks like, wait, yes, here! There is a version for dogs. Urban Decay Cute Canine Coat Brightener.”

Bingo! Tabs thought. If it comes in a version for black, gray and brown fur, it just might work. “Mrrrow?” he asked, keeping his paws crossed.

The associate’s eyes widened as she seemed to understand. “Ah,” she said, “let me check.”

Tabs could hardly contain his excitement. He started kacking uncontrollably like he did when he watched birds. If Tabs were to show up to Karl Lagerfeld’s party tonight with his fur even brighter than usual, Tabs would be the talk of the town tomorrow, and that would show Choupette who’s boss.

“Aha!” the sales associate said, looking victorious. “Yes, it does come in a shade for dogs with black, brown and gray fur.”

“Mrrrow,” Tabs said. Excellent.

–TO BE CONTINUED–

Good morning, glory! Happy caturday! I hope you liked that little story. Stay tuned for part 3, where we find out what happens at Karl’s party… :)

How’s it going this morning? What did you do last night? We came this close to going to see Guardians of the Galaxy, but then I wussed out. The thought of chilling out in pajamas and watching TV on the couch was too hard to resist.

We started watching a BBC psychological crime drama on Netflix called Luther, starring Idris Elba and WOW! It’s great. Every episode is like Silence of the Lambs. I’m not kidding. It’s that good. And scary. And intense.

Other than that, not much new to report. The only thing on my agenda for today is going for a run on the treadmill and spending time with Tabs and El Hub.

Good luck in this weekend’s giveaway. Have a great one, and I’ll talk to you soon.

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P.S. Mrow! If you missed it the first time around, here is part 1 of A TABBY IN SEPHORA.

A TABBY IN SEPHORA: PART 1

“Hello,” the sales associate said as Tabs entered the store. “Can I help you find something?”

“Meow…” Tabs replied, a little unsure. The sales associate smiled expectantly. Tabs knew that he wanted something to brighten his fur, but these stores were always so overwhelming to him. So many rows and rows and aisles and stacks of products taller than him. He didn’t know where to start.

The associate nodded. Tabs, as if on auto-pilot, moved deeper into the store, pulled by an unseen force. Fur brighteners, fur brighteners, fur brighteners, he reminded himself, trying to stay focussed.

Around him were dozens of displays with sparkling glass vials, vibrant posters and trays filled with pigmented products. A mix of perfumes filled the air.

Cats and cat ladies walked up and down the aisles, exploring the many treasures. Many chatted with sales associates. “This one is great for soft paws,” he overheard one of the associates say. She was standing beside a husky Russian Blue Tabs recognized from his neighborhood.

Tabs stopped in front of a display placed at cat eye level. New Urban Decay Fabulous Feline Fur Brightener! it read. “Meow,” he purr-chirped. Yes!

The display showed that it was available in eight colors. He saw Orange Tabby, Siamese, Tortie, and yes! Tabby too!

He pawed at the small boxes, looking for the shade, but there were none to be found. Shoot, he thought, I think they’re out.

“Meow?” he asked the nearest sales associate.

“Let me check,” she said, heading behind the counter. “Yeah, those have been really popular lately. It’s weird, a seal-point Ragdoll came in yesterday and purchased all of the ones in the Tabby shade we had in stock.”

Choupette! Tabs immediately thought. That cat was always trying to sabotage him.

“I’m sorry,” the sales associate said, “it looks like we’re completely out, but I can order one for you if you’d like.”

“Meow-rrow,” Tabs said. Yes, please. That would be great. There had to be a reason Choupette didn’t want Tabs to get his paws on that shade. A good reason, indeed.

–TO BE CONTINUED–

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