will brady's ruminations
. I believe it would be a nicer place to live if there were properly funded Catch / Neuter / Release
programs for oft abandonded animals. And while it's well nigh a stereotype that one tosses a boot out the window at the alley cat but some treat felines left behind to fend for themselves in a more caring manner. Such is the case when people make winter shelters for feral cats
. IndyFeral's website is particularly helpful providing practical pointers on proper bedding materials. One of my favorite shelter plans is a hideaway made of sheet foam insulation
which is relatively easy to make, requiring few tools and adaptable to do right in the field. But be certain to raise it and weigh it down afterward.
What time is it? World Time Zone
will tell you - anywhere as contrasted to Greenwich Mean Time. As I type this it is almost midnight in London, England. Looking at the chart one sees quirky variants like Venezuela and Labrador, both of which post their times half-an-hour off from adjacent time zone denizens; then there's the norther hemisphere almost all of which observes Daylight Savings Time, save Iceland, New Mexico and parts of the province of Alberta. A boffo resource if you want to call someone on the other side of the planet, but don't wish to abruptly wake them up, since they might want to
toss a shoe at you.
Speaking of which, at Sock and Awe
you, too can have your chance at tossing one of your size tens [but you only get to toss it at Dubya
] in the privacy of your own home and without worrying that the local gendarmes will get to torture you for your efforts. Then again, it may depend on what telcom you use to log on to the internet, what with protected illegal surveillance and all that.
Just in case the ordinary shoe doesn't meet suit your fancy Pennagalan
and Hot Boots
selection of fetish footwear that is not to be dismissed. And for those so inclined amongst my viewers Pennegalan offers a variety of Vegetarian boots
, just as queer and kinky as the rest of their assortment. The site says that they are "...synthetic leathers, made from animal free materials and glues
...[and they are]...Approved by the UK Vegan Society
. Of the two sites, Hot Boots
offers stuff more mundane and common, workmens', biker and engineer boots; stuff that would make a gal like Elaine Miller
[not to mention a passel of gay guys into rough trade types
] happy. Says Elaine, of men's work boots
Here's something I love about all my butch boots. It's the sure-footedness, and the steadiness. It's the jingle of spurs and the steady clomp clomp sound of one's own stride echoing down an alley late at night. In contrast, high heels make a nervous ticking noise, accompanied, in my case, by a little "yeek yeek yeek" noise at the end of a night because my feet hurt.
But back to where this started, a good hefty chunky boot would be much more effective at making a mark on some pompous outgoing warlord's forehead ...make it memorable.
Labels: boots, dubya, feral cats, time zones
Four times a year it is Buy a Friend a Book Week [BAFAB]. One of those our weeks is in January.
Celebrating BAFAB is easy. Just get yourself to a real-life or virtual book store during Buy a Friend a Book Week (the first weeks of January, April, July, and October) and, well, buy a friend a book! But here's the fun part: you can't buy your friend a book because it's their birthday or they just graduated or got engaged or had a baby or anything else. You have to give them a book for no good reason. In fact, this present out of the blue from you should shock the pants off of whomever you decide to give it to. And it'll make them happy. And that's the point: promote reading, promote friendships. Just make sure to let them know about Buy a Friend a Book Week, so they can spread the joy in turn. Find Out More
Labels: books, literacy, readling
Saurians at work
I particularly like the saurian pulling the cart. In the background are an oil pump rig, street lights and power lines; the psychic aftermath of the saurian geologic era and humanity's connection with that time.
happy new year!
May your year be one of promise fulfilled
Labels: holidays, nature, ocean, sunrise
Here is the tree on which the one in my 2008 Holiday card [posted below] is based.
And here is the story about that tree
Some updates - from this year - to our tale. I recently met a man from Stonington
and told him about the tree. He commented that the tree has locally always been an enigma, and burst out "Oh! So you are the Tree People!
" I was quick to point out that we have never been the first to put decorations on the tree, so we could not make that claim.
This year, we were the first to arrive to add decorations to the tree. We also brought a stepladder to reach higher up into the branches. So I suppose, now, we have become the tree people.
From the number of folks who drove past us while we were there, honking, smiling and waving, I think it an honor to now be a part of local lore, even if Lorraine and I don't live there ourselves.
Here's a close-up of our handiwork, combined with decorations put up on the tree in years gone by.
Labels: christmas, holidays, memorials, rememberances, rituals