Posts tagged ‘Kitteh’

April 15, 2011

The Manny Chronicles Part 2: Manny’s Big Adventure

by brandt

We started with the best of intentions.  We were careful.  We researched, and waited until the very last-minute.  But it was all for naught.

I present to you part 2 of the Manny Chronicles: Manny’s Big Adventure.

Manny-Cat is Intrigued.

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April 14, 2011

Lessons Learned: Night One

by brandt

Just a very quick post for today, considering that sleep was a luxury that  I couldn’t afford last night:

– We spent the night last night.  Our first night.  Alone.  In our new house.  I guess I could equate it to the feeling you get on your wedding night.  Nervous.  Anxious.  Anticipation.  We were both kind of sitting there going “Well, OK, I guess we turn off the lights now?”  It’s one thing to spend the night at a hotel, or at a friend’s place.  But knowing that this room is OUR room, and it’s a big room, with just the 2 of us, and we will be sleeping in this room for YEARS on end?  Weird weird feeling.  I’m not alone in that feeling, right?

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January 18, 2011

The Manny Chronicles

by brandt

Sometimes, having young animals can be extremely frustrating.  For our 2 kittens, we had some health issues to work through, then some behavior issues to work through, and I think we’re now at a point where both Ashley and I and the cats have a mutual understanding about what is acceptable behavior and what isn’t.  For example, chasing each other around and playing, even in the middle of the night while we’re trying to sleep is something we’ve conceded.  Chewing on electronics cords (like for our entertainment center, surround sound, or computers) isn’t acceptable.  Shedding all over our clothes is another compromise we made.  Fine, go ahead and shed.  But when I catch a kitty paws deep in our sink eating our leftover food, I’m not happy, and that’s not acceptable behavior.

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January 14, 2011

Random Friday Five “Are We Done Yet” Edition – 01/14/2011

by brandt

The purchase agreement is in, the EMD check has been deposited, and now we’re officially on the clock with the waiting game.  Thank you very much to all you kind people sending your positive karmic wishes over to us!  We could really use the good vibes as we begin the wonderful task of waiting on the bank.  It’s like “Waiting on the World to Change,” but instead of hope and optimism for humankind, we’re hoping and optimistic that a number cruncher spits out the numbers we want.  Our agent thinks that we’re in good shape, based on length of time on the market, the current time of year (sales are slow during the winter), and especially the comps in the area.  However, she’s warned us that the bank (GMAC) is going to do what the bank is going to do.  Obviously, updates will come almost as soon as we hear something (after Ashley and I both do our “happy dance,” make the appropriate phone calls, and come back down to Planet Earth).

Anyways, on with the countdown!

wait…aren’t I missing something?

Oh yeah….can’t believe I almost forgot.

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January 11, 2011


by brandt

Jenn over at Peas and Crayons was kind enough to bestow the prestigious high honor of “Stylish Blogger Award” to us.  Wow!  How incredibly kind!

“I’d like to thank the Academy…”

Blah blah blah thank you random big name director blah blah blah loving husband/wife/life partner/children/cat/dog/fish/iguana supporting me blah blah bl-

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December 20, 2010

The (Extremely Delayed) Random Friday Five

by brandt

Apparently all my great aspirations of things to accomplish on a day off from work get evaporated when that day finally comes.  I wanted to do some hardcore organizing of our digital media library, get a couple of posts backlogged into the website so all I had to do was click “publish,” and even turn the charm on for Ashley and have this place ultra clean and tidy when she got home from work.

Yeah.  Those were pretty lofty aspirations.

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