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posted by [personal profile] laurainlimbo at 09:36pm on 18/06/2014
Oh - today I watched a random movie that I found on Netflix, and it was absolutely wonderful. It's called Girl Most Likely with Kristen Wiig, Annette Benning, Matt Dillon and my biggest Glee crush, Darren Criss. It's the cutest, offbeat comedy with just enough sarcasm to fit my taste. Plus I just love Kristen Wiig - she was in one of my favorite comedies, Extract , which was written/directed by Mike Judge (of Beavis and Butthead and Office Space fame)...

I highly recommend this movie. It's so rare that I find a movie, especially just randomly, that I love.

that is all.
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posted by [personal profile] laurainlimbo at 07:10pm on 07/03/2014 under
to [personal profile] blue_eye - happy birthday Glitter Graphics

I hope it was a great day!!!

and a present for you, under here )
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posted by [personal profile] laurainlimbo at 08:23pm on 04/03/2014
Hi - anyone with a cat, can I ask an opinion?

My kitty started sneezing a couple weeks ago, and I thought it might be the litter, so I changed it. the sneezing stopped. But all of a sudden today, he started sneezing again, and he sneezed about 5-7 times in a row, and just wouldn't stop. He has been sleeping all day, and when he wakes up, he starts to clean himself and starts sneezing. I read a bunch of forums and articles online that say as long as kitty doesn't have any discharge from his nose or eyes, and is still eating, then he's not sick. Paddington doesn't have any discharge, and he seems fine other than the sneezing. He ate a healthy amount of food today, and used his litter box. I cleaned the apartment really well today - got rid of dust and even cleaned out his box again. I opened the windows (even though it's still terribly cold here) and aired out the apartment, with fans to move the air around. He is sleeping now, and usually by this time he's more active. the sneezing probably wore him out. If he still is sneezing tomorrow or the next day, I'll take him to a vet - but if he's eating and still seemingly fine, then should I worry? Anyone else had this experience with your cats?

Meanwhile, I've come down with some kind of cold again - bad sore throat and headache, and sinus thing... I thought maybe the air in my apartment was causing both of us to get sick, since I never go out. but then again, I did go to a chain restaurant on Sunday called Sweet Tomatoes - it's a buffet salad/soup restaurant, and I think that being out amongst so many people, I picked up a bunch of germs. Plus, buffet restaurants are just bad news... too many people touching food, and I don't think I'll go again.

Well, if you have cat advice, please let me know. I'm worried about my baby, but I don't want to spend money at the vet if there's really nothing wrong with him but just a case of allergies or dust.

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posted by [personal profile] laurainlimbo at 10:00pm on 23/01/2014 under , ,
Anyone with a cat knows that they love a good hiding spot. Paddington hid under the bed for the first few months we had him, and of course he loves cupboards, and boxes.. and now he loves to sit under the loveseat, or sometimes he'll even burrow himself under the sofa cover (between the loveseat itself and the sofa cover) and sleep there for hours while I'm working. He has been known to hide under the blankets on our bed too. In a small apartment, there's not a lot of hiding spots, and I've pretty much figured out where he likes to go.

But the other day, I discovered how sneaky he can be.

I was probably busy in the kitchen - but I noticed that I didn't see Paddington anywhere. I looked under the sofa, under the bed, in the front window, and even opened some cupboards. He was nowhere to be seen. Usually if I can't find him, I just rattle his dry food container, or get out the bags of snacks, and he'll come running. But I shook and shook and called and called...and he did not come. I actually started to worry, maybe he was stuck somewhere... and then I started to hear a rustling sound over near the loveseat. Sure enough, he had found a new hiding spot, and he was feeling pretty proud! Apparently there's a piece of fabric covering the bottom of our loveseat, which is loosely tacked on by velcro on each corner. This cover must be to protect the springs of the cushion or something - but I didn't know it was there. Somehow, Paddington had loosened one of the corners (or it was already loose and he just discovered it), and had burrowed himself between the bottom of the loveseat and this piece of fabric, and he was just "hanging out" in his new hiding hole! I am surprised that the fabric didn't completely tear with his weight! I didn't want this to become a habit, so I grabbed him and removed him from his spot, and boy was he angry with me! he turned around and tried to bite me, and he got really aggressive. I had to use some duck tape to secure the corners (the velcro is pretty weak, and it doesn't really fit well), and now I only have to worry about him hiding under the sofa cover (and getting cat hair all over the fabric!)

Aren't cats fun? Paddington surely keeps us entertained daily!

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posted by [personal profile] laurainlimbo at 07:25am on 03/01/2014 under
To my good friend [personal profile] endlessblush - I hope I'm not too late - this whole time difference confuses me.

glitter graphics
Glitter Graphics, Happy Birthday Glitter Graphics

Hope you had a fabulous day!!
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Before I get ahead of myself, let's just say Merry Christmas for now!

I worked until 2:30 today, then just relaxed the rest of the afternoon and will enjoy not having to work for two more days! Too bad I'll be stuck inside the house, since more snow is on the way. But I have lots to do: post my husband's jewelry on Etsy, rearrange the furniture, maybe even do something creative like writing or productive like work on my resume. Or I could just sleep! Either way, two days of pay without working is a big deal to someone like me.

I tried to wish my mom a happy holiday today, but it seems every time I talk to her, I realize how much we've drifted, and she's not really a mom to me anymore. I told my husband, though, that maybe it's for the best that I learn to live without her, and be more self-sufficient. I just miss the mom who cared. I guess the holidays make me nostalgic.

anyway - enough downer stuff! Happy Holidays! I've got food in the fridge, a bottle of wine, chocolate, and my husband and my awesome kitty, Paddington, so I'm fine. I'm warm, I've got a roof over my head, and I'm not hungry or alone. Still at the holidays I do miss the old "family days" when I was surrounded by the love of a family and a warm home with a Christmas tree and gifts and warm coffee cake and a big American dinner. I'll tell you - don't take what you have for granted if you have these things. It's when you don't have them that you miss them.

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posted by [personal profile] laurainlimbo at 09:53pm on 07/12/2013
I wanted to say thank you to [personal profile] endlessblush for the Christmas card I got in the mail today! I was so excited to get my second holiday card of the year - and my first was just from my financial advisor! Thanks for the tea and other packet (is that hot cocoa mix)? I haven't gotten around to sending cards yet - and I still need to reply to some of your address posts (I hope I'm not too late!)... it's been busy lately.

Anyway - more updates later. and hopefully catching up on other stuff (like address requests etc.)

happy Sunday everyone!
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posted by [personal profile] laurainlimbo at 09:07pm on 31/10/2013 - halloween Glitter Graphics

I realized that I never uploaded any of my Halloween icons this year. I've really been out of it.

Anyway... just a few hours under the wire, but wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween!!! We ended up not going out, but I bought a couple bags of candy and some ice cream and watched The Frighteners and now I'm going to shower and sleep. I'm getting so lazy!

Hope everyone had fun!
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It's the end of another weekend. Already the second week of October is gone - how does it go so fast? We had an absolutely gorgeous weekend, weather-wise. The sky was clear blue, cloud-free - the temperature yesterday was a bit warmer, but today it was crisp and a bit breezy and it felt like fall. I tried taking some pictures of the pretty colorful trees in my neighborhood, but they didn't turn out well, so as long as the weather is the same tomorrow, I'll go out on my lunch break and try again.

I thought I'd share some things that made me laugh this weekend. First, the cat video - I know probably everyone has seen this, but I just found it when I was looking at another video, and I had to post it here to give you all a laugh. I think we all need a good laugh.

And then, I don't know how many of you are familiar with the comedian Steven Wright - he was pretty famous back in the '80s for his very cerebral wit, which is done with emotionless, dead-pan delivery. Here's a funny clip from one of his shows:

this one might even be funnier, though:

Hope you all have a good week!
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So I cleaned out a cupboard this weekend - I was keeping some bottles and jars which we took to the recycling center.

I wasn't sure what to do with the empty cupboard:

Thankfully, Paddington solved that dilemma right away )

And here are some more recent pictures of Paddington, being cute )


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