• tejanarusa commented on the diary post Over Easy: Grass Camo by Crane-Station.

    2014-05-14 21:44:20View | Delete

    Back from Monday Over Easy – adorable kittens, BT! They look very much like my Smokey – the basic gray, darker gray Siamese-ish points. Bet you’re having fun!

  • tejanarusa commented on the diary post Over Easy: Grass Camo by Crane-Station.

    2014-05-14 20:44:58View | Delete

    In case anyone looks in, just gotta make two comments: one: this topic is very important, and I think people are starting to notice the patterns of police behavior, even in widely scattered locations. And yeah, the “surplus” military equipment given to small towns with no need for it since 9/11 – no small cause [...]

  • tejanarusa commented on the diary post Lynne Stewart & Her Not-so-free “Get Out of Jail” Card by Jane Stillwater.

    2014-05-08 20:56:46View | Delete

    So glad to see this. Just this very morning I was wondering how Lynne Stewart was doing, having heard no news since she was released. I am glad to know she’s well enough to travel cross-country. I really have no answer for your end of the column question. I am a baby boomer myself. I [...]

  • tejanarusa commented on the diary post Over Easy: Another Caturday Night by yellowsnapdragon.

    2014-04-30 14:48:52View | Delete

    Oh – yeah, supposedly “tomcat” means intact male. So technically, neutered is no longer a “tom.” What the heck. So neutering wasn’t enough to wean him from the wandering life. At least, he doesn’t wander far, right?

  • tejanarusa commented on the diary post Over Easy: Another Caturday Night by yellowsnapdragon.

    2014-04-30 14:47:03View | Delete

    Aw, I missed that post. Such a sweet word-picture of the little boycat, perched on the counter. I remember you were worried about his rejecting food – picky li’l guy. Love the picture, too. “Cat ladies make good neighbors.” Gotta put that aside to make a pillow when I have time to stitch again. Or [...]

  • tejanarusa commented on the diary post Over Easy: Byron Smith should be convicted of premeditated murder by Masoninblue.

    2014-04-30 14:43:09View | Delete

    Hey, nonq–thanks for the encouragement. Remember Toby Wollin? She told me to be sure to exercise and lift weights for the strength needed to cope with this parent’s end-of-life stuff. Bet, as the close sibling,you were doing most of the tasks, right? It’s true, flying back and forth is not helping. I would stay there longer, [...]

  • tejanarusa commented on the diary post Over Easy: Byron Smith should be convicted of premeditated murder by Masoninblue.

    2014-04-30 11:54:15View | Delete

    Hello, firedoggies. Just by chance I stopped by last night and saw that it was a Caturday! Mason’s story about Smith reminds me of a bunch of cases read in law school, known as “booby-trap cases.” A victim of break-ins, etc., sets up a gun to be triggered by the door opening or the window [...]

  • tejanarusa commented on the diary post Over Easy: Another Caturday Night by yellowsnapdragon.

    2014-04-29 19:53:35View | Delete

    Oh, glad you checked in! Give Nagi a scritch for me, too. (and close the door firmly! lol)

    Yeah, emotionally exhausting is about right. I really wish I had a couple of siblings right now. ;)
    G’night!

  • tejanarusa commented on the diary post Over Easy: Another Caturday Night by yellowsnapdragon.

    2014-04-29 19:22:23View | Delete

    Box Turtle – good luck with the Fox kit(s). I read of an experiment in Russia, I think, in breeding tame foxes. They selected for tameness, friendliness to people, etc., like dog breeding, and it didn’t take too many generations to get some very dog-like foxes. But, oh, I hate to think of hungry foxes [...]

  • tejanarusa commented on the diary post Over Easy: Another Caturday Night by yellowsnapdragon.

    2014-04-29 19:13:18View | Delete

    Oh, I’m so glad I looked in and found this Caturday, even late! But ysd, I’m glad you’re sanguine, but I can’t bear the thought of Nagi moving on from you! He’s our link to Southern Dragon, we need to hear that he’s well. Have you talked to the lady who cooked up the chicken [...]

  • Did you see Maddow’s interview with Lockett’s attorney? She doesn’t believe “vein collapse” happened, said he wasn’t a drug user with messed-up veins.
    I hadn’t realized, either, that the state supreme court forbade this execution, and the governor defied the court by setting this execution date. That is truly amazing.

  • tejanarusa commented on the diary post Over Easy: Conflict Minerals by Crane-Station.

    2014-04-16 15:55:06View | Delete

    BT! Brand-new kittens! Ohhh squeeeee! You lucky dog, you (so to speak). I feel like I’ve already achieved the age at which I should get no more kittens, lest they outlive me, so I’m very jealous that you get to enjoy the teeny-tiny kitten stage soon. Are you visiting them now? Sorry, no time to [...]

  • tejanarusa commented on the diary post Over Easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-03-31 13:25:33View | Delete

    <3 <3 <3

  • tejanarusa commented on the diary post Over Easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-03-31 13:11:55View | Delete

    Sorry, gw. That’s the flaw in written internet communication. In an oral conversation, the timing would no doubt have made it clear.
    Hope ysd’s answer was enlightening; I’m only passing on the general feeling of “be afraid.” (sigh)

  • tejanarusa commented on the diary post Over Easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-03-31 13:10:35View | Delete

    As you should be, madame.

    And thanks for the Nagi/Shadow/(Doodle?) update. I think of him often. I’d love to know how the others are doing, too, but he’s the only one I can ask about. So glad he’s safe with you. ;)

  • tejanarusa commented on the diary post Over Easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-03-31 12:35:08View | Delete

    Congratulations, ysd! That’s wonderful that you’re running. Who cares how fast it is? Running at all will be great for you. I keep reading that intervals, short pushes of very fast running or intense exercise, alternated with slower running/walking, etc. will cause faster weight loss. But I’m barely moving at all, lately (and have gained [...]

  • tejanarusa commented on the diary post Over Easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-03-31 12:30:33View | Delete

    Siclovía–yesterday. All the others (started about 4 years ago) have been on upper Broadway–north of downtown. This one started on St. Mary’s in Southtown, down to Roosevelt Park and on to Mission Concepción. It takes place in fall and spring, based on the original in Bogotá, Colombia. It’s oriented to bike riding on a street [...]

  • tejanarusa commented on the diary post Over Easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-03-31 09:22:13View | Delete

    I’m not sure there were no injuries; newspaper reports a number of crashes – didn’t say if anyone was injured. The grumbling on my and my friend’s part was that the only reason there was no one injured in the cases we were involved in was that wewere paying attention. Which meant that the oblivious were [...]

  • tejanarusa commented on the diary post Over Easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-03-31 09:12:30View | Delete

    Morning, firedogs. Depressing news lately, but otoh, Spring is finally coming (or approaching). We had a lovely day yesterday for Siclovía, a bike-riding, street-closing extravaganza that’s getting more and more popular. More than 50,000 people showed up over the day. I’m afraid my friend and I left feeling rather curmudgeonly, having spent so much of [...]

  • tejanarusa commented on the diary post Over Easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-03-24 10:24:25View | Delete

    Hi, guys! Just dropping by to remind everyone at OE that I am alive. Last week at my mother’s was tough, tough, tough. Realization setting in of what is happening, along with how much work is going to fall on me, despite being in a much better position than many people trying to care for [...]

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