Our (so-called) "employer"

Our (so-called) "employer"

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Words on Wednesday 2

OK, Kitties, put on your smarty pants! We are going to learn some important things about words today.
Here is a very special word: Palindrome. I learned it on Patrick Sullivan's blog during the Democratic primary nightmare. It means a word, verse, sentence or number that is the same both backwards and forwards. (I think it should also include the Zoolatry human's portrait of me above, too.)

So one night I was watching the blah blah cable potato heads and that thing they call the screen crawler said: DISTRACTION?

I was soooo proud, but did not know what id was. Here is the definition:

One of the three divisions of the psyche in psychoanalytic theory that is completely unconscious and is the source of psychic energy derived from instinctual needs and drives —

The other two are ego and superego. I wonder where the alter ego is?

OK, Kitties, now you know I spend a lot of time watching tee vee and there are a lot of stupid persons on tee vee. And they say a lot of stupid words, stupidly. Of course this list is nowhere close to all inclusive* but I have to start somewhere. Today I am going to share my top four words that are pronounced the most stupidest.

1) EX-specially

The word is ES-pecially, Kitties. And it is pronounced like it looks. It has nothing at all to do with EGGS!

I ESpecially miss going outside alone because I love to climb trees.

2) VUN-erable
This one really hurts my furs when I hear it! And I hear it a lot!
VUL-nerable, Kitties! And it is said just like it looks.

Willie and Bianca should feel very VULnerable because they are in my workspace!

3) ValenTIMES.
This one really rankles me, Kitties. (Rankles is a good word!)

ValenTINES, Kitties!
It has nothing to do with time! (Don't be confused by the heart clock above.) Valentine is the name of several martyred saints of ancient Rome and you know they were not stupid so persons need to GET THIS RIGHT!

OK, this is not even a real word but I heard Chris Matthews say it a few weeks ago and I yelled at the tee vee: "You call yourself a WRITER?"


Ack, Kitties, ACK!
You can say Irrespective, or Regardless, but you can not say IRREGARDLESS.
Don't your furs just ache when you hear some person say that? Mine sure do.

I am going to open this box of gift cards REGARDLESS of who Mosaic Lady bought it for.
I am going to open this box of gift cards IRRESPECTIVE of who Mosaic Lady bought it for.

So there you go, Kitties. Get out there and help those stupid persons learn to say words correctly. If there is one thing I know, it is that stupid persons love it when you correct them!

*I belive Ax for Ask goes without mentioning, don't you, Kitties?

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Ever since I heard about the Obamas' promise to their daughters that a dog would join the family, "win or (cough cough AS IF) lose"...I hoped they would rescue a dog instead of buying a dog!
As a matter of fact, the campaign was having a contest a few months ago in which 10 donors would be chosen to attend a private dinner with Sen. Obama where they could talk to him about their #1 concern. Mosaic Lady was hoping to win so she could bend his big ears about animal rights in the US, especially spay and neuter program importance.

Best Friends started a petition
that has over 50,000 signatures and they say that Obama is aware of the growing support for this idea!
I have a gooooooood feeling about this, Kitties! Please go sign and tell everycat and everydog and everyperson you know!

(If anycats can figure out how to get one of their banners from myspace to work over here at blogger, please let me know! I am not so smart about those things and the banners do not click thru from here???)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New Words on Wednesday

Kitties, as you have probably guessed, because I work out of my home (YAY YAY YAY!!!), I have the tee vee on A LOT. I also spend a LOT of times cruising the innernets. I don't even read books anymore! That is sad because I love words, and I love to learn new words.

I'm going to write down interesting words I hear on tee vee and read on the nets and then on Wednesdays I will look them up (on the nets, of course) and learn assimilate them by using them in a sentence and sharing them with you. We learn what we teach, Kitties.

Here are today's words. I like the sound of all of these. They are fun to say. Try it!...



According to merriam-webster.com, kerfuffle means a disturbance or fuss.
She says that canard is a false or unfounded report or story, especially a fabricated report; a groundless rumor or belief.
Feckless means: weak, ineffective

Here are my learning assimilating sentences:

This morning Mosaic Lady caught me in what she thought was the start of a kerfuffle with Sadie on the back deck but her assumption turned out to be a feckless canard.

It would not be a canard to say that had our cat fence not been in our way last night, a serious kerfuffle would've gone down with a feckless baby bunny that was tormenting us for hours.

See if you can use those words in your comments, Kitties. And if you want to join me in my pursuit of higher learning and more better vocabulary, post some good words with me next Wednesday!

Annie the Articulate

Monday, July 21, 2008

Shear Moron - Mohawk Monday

Kitties, Mosaic Lady Scissorhands has struck again.
Sadly, this time my furs were the victims of her lameitudedness.
I get a LOT of matts in my furs, especially in the summer. ML started cutting them out, a few at a time, "helping" me. She looked at me yesterday and decided I was all lopsided and funky looking, so she decided to even me out.

Nice work, huh?
Here is my left side...

and here's my right.
Even Steven!

The aerial view really shows the extraordinary talent Mosaic Lady has for layering, texturizing, and giving me that youthful, breezy, sassy, chunky-spikey look.
I don't know if she was going for a mohawk or a mullet because I always get those confused.

Those are not extensions, Kitties! Those are my (miraculously) intact tail furs.

Annie said I needed some "product" in my furs and told me to try ML's Christophe of Beverly Hills Texturizing Fiber Paste.

Tres trendy, non?
I don't think ML should be allowed to watch Shear Genius on BRAVO any more.
It inspires her to shear idiocy.

I would close my mouth and step away from the mohawk if I were you, Mosaic Dawg.
You do not want to get on my bad side(s) on my bad furs day.

When we went to the Cat Blogosphere page to post our link we saw the incredibly shocking and tragic news of Sher's death. We are all stunned and very saddened. We always imagined her to be so young and vital and vibrant.
There is just nothing at all to say at times like these.
Sundance and Upsie are probably very surprised to see her again so soon.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

T13 - Some things I've been up to lately

I'm pretty sure the placemat ate the laptop, Kitties, but I've been pretty busy since I last posted on our blog.
A lot of my time has been spent coaching the geriatrics in synchronized sleeping for the upcoming Olympics.

I spend a lot of time trapped in the back yard enclosure watching the green stuff grow.

I watch the yard art grow too, while keeping my other eye out for bunnies.

I still have that nasty glue sniffing addiction.

I'm just resting my eyes!
In addition to my role as Creative Director of All Things Geegaw, Mosaic Lazy Lady has dumped other jobs on me.
That is called "delegating up", Kitties.

Quality Assurance Inspector...

Photo Stylist...

Setting up all the photo shoots...

Tearing down all the photo shoots...

It's a wonder I ever get any rest at all, frankly.
Here I am, asleep at the bunny watching wheel in the back...

while this happens out front...

I've been busy, Kitties.
But not this busy!

It's too bad I'm not allowed to run free any more because this certainly looks like a very fun thing to whap!