Mar 26, 2013

I adopted Dice about 2 years ago. The shelter told me he had teeth problems, but I didn’t really think too much of it. Last year when I took him into the vet, the doctor said he would need dental surgery… but I had just scheduled my own surgery, so Dice would have to wait.

Lukas & Suzy VanDyke took these photos of Bub when they took our engagement photos at our apartment.

About a month ago, I noticed his breath had gotten worse (a symptom of the Periodontal disease) and he barely touched his dry, crunchy food. So M and I talked about it, and we decided it was time to get this problem fixed. It’s expensive, but we have a perfectly healthy and happy cat otherwise. He has half of his life ahead of him, so it’s definitlly worth it to fix.

We dropped him off this morning, and won’t be able to pick him up until this evening. Thankfully our animal hospital is around the corner from our house. I’m so anxious about him. Surgery is scary enough when you know what’s going on. I’m trying to think happy thoughts and stay distracted with work.

Good luck bubby! Mama loves you so much!

Feb 15, 2013

It’s been a strange week. I’ve felt really tired and haven’t had much energy… but I’ve had a pretty slow week, so I’m not sure why. Maybe my body is still recovering from the flu. Whatever the reason, I’m hoping that some time out of doors will help reinvigorate me.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend as well!


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Jan 31, 2013

Happy day-before-Friday! I had some great posts planned for this week and… well, life happend. I’ve said this before, but sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day. It doesn’t help that I need a lot of sleep to function and I’m planning a wedding! So anyway, sorry for the gaps in the regular posting.

On top of everything else going on right now, I’m working part time freelance for my old company! It’s awesome because I love the people and I’m familiar with the product. However, I moved across town after I got laid off, so now I have an hour long commute when I work in the office. Thank goodness for espresso, amiright? This cup of goodness was just what I needed to kickstart the day.

Scroll down for some meaningless trivia…

5 things you can tell about me from this picture:

1. There is a Starbucks on my way from my house to the freeway. Probably true for most people.

2. I’m obsessed with KCRW. Even during pledge week!

3. I Instragram while driving. Not all the time… only in traffic. Notice that I’m going 0 mph.

4. I drive a Mini-Cooper. Does anyone know what year, just by looking at the dash?

5. I live in a beautifully sunny place. Had to take the photo with sun beams coming in like that.

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Happy Friday //

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Oct 12, 2012

Guys, this week has been overwhelming. I’ve been so busy with work, I haven’t had the time to put into this blog like usual. Unfortunately I don’t see October getting any better, so please hang in there with me. It might be a bit more quiet and inconsistent, but I’m learning how to balance my new life—freelance, living with M, and maintaining this here blog.

This weekend will not be a relaxing one at all. I’m taking advantage of my clients being out of the office for the most part, and I’m going to power through my to-do lists. On top of all this, we’re traveling for a wedding next week.

So with all that in perspective, I’m living vicariously through Dice. Happy friday!

That’s Dice shunning the afternoon sunlight as he naps on our sofa… oh the hardships of being a house cat.

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I think Dice has been a little annoyed with me being home all day. He looks at me like, “uhh, don’t you have somewhere to be?” I might be messing up his nap schedule, but I’m loving having more time with my favorite “Bubba”. Yesterday morning he hopped into his favorite window sill right by my desk as I started working and we passes the morning together. I think deep down he likes it too.

Happy weekend everyone! I’ll be waist deep in boxes and bubble wrap tomorrow, and then on Sunday hopefully I’ll see some of you at Blognic, our first LA blogger meet-up at Griffith Park! Facebook page has all the deets.

(I took these photos with Instagram of course…)

Happy Weekend!

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Apr 20, 2012

I had all this great stuff planned for the blog today, but I just know I’m not going to get it done in time. Better to hold off and make it awesome than post something that’s just so-so. I know you’ll understand.

So instead, here’s a photo of my kitty Dice to send you on your weekend! More photos here.

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Tony Porter: A Call To Men via Ted

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Sproing Forward

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Mar 12, 2012

This daylight savings thing has me all messed up… I love having more daylight, but the first couple days are really hard to wake up. I hope you’re having a better time with it.

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Happy Friday!

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Mar 09, 2012

I’m looking forward to a couple days lounging around and sleeping in… How about you?

That’s Dice on my bed <3

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Mar 02, 2012

TGIF, amigright? Holy cow it’s been a nutso week, and I’m so glad it’s almost over. I’ll be spending lots of time with family this weekend, friends down in OC, and M and are checking out a Prefab kit home! Exciting stuff…

When looking for an appropriate cat image to bid you adeiu for the wekeend, I came across CatAtelier on Etsy. Looking for adorable, handmade cat hats, ties, and collars? Look no more! Now let’s see… do these items come in extra large? Dice is quite hefty ya know…

image // CatAtelier