Sunday, July 29, 2012

July 28th - 29th, 2012

Daniel has very odd relationships with the animals.

Basically Admiral is still in his biting phase and Daniel does nothing to dissuade this habit. This is about the time when I tell him I'm not going to feel a bit sorry for him when he draws blood.

Today, Admiral snuggled rather than snapped.

Not staged. I just can't get enough of their love for each other.

Also today, I walked in and saw this grim scene.

Daniel likes to tell people  that I brutalize him. However, the real reason is that he hit the obstacle course too hard this past week. The rest of his body (legs, arms) bares a similar pattern, but I believe this is the most concentrated bruising site.


Friday, July 27, 2012

July 26th & 27th, 2012

Yesterday I spent most of my day rolling around in pain. I'm guessing food poisoning was the culprit, but I had stomach cramps from the devil. In an effort to comfort me, my animals took full advantage of my open room.

Ignore the fact that my room is a mess. I was sick, and therefore did not care to place my pants carefully in the hamper. Admiral did not care at all because he used my pajama pants as a pillow, whereas bootstrap and barnacle sunbathed.

Today, my hand looked like a misshapen claw.

One of these fingers is not like the other.

In my rush to the bathroom - to check my makeup - yesterday, I smashed my pinky in the wall. Apparently being overcome with nausea means you become fantastically clumsy.

Also today, on the way home I came across a strange sight.

All I could say was, what the hell happened here?

I had to drive around that cone to get to my house, as we speak people are making the pole not lopsided? I don't know how they'll fix it, but that's not my area of expertise.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July 25th, 2012

Daniel and I have a new favorite dinner, and it is entirely unhealthy.

Patty melts.

Inspiration struck one day and I decided I needed to have one. Daniel was skeptical at first, eating his burger on un-toasted bread. But then he ate part of mine and had a change of heart.

I always knew I had superior culinary tastes.

As if I'm fancy - it's basically a grilled cheese with ground beef. But, it's delicious.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

July 24th, 2012

Today's post is very immature. Like me.

On my way to pick up Daniel after work, I noticed a spelling error. Dicator.

As you can imagine, my filthy mind came up with all manner of definitions for this new found word. I'm sure you don't need to know any of them, they're pretty obvious and hilarious.

I wonder how many people saw this error and took pictures. Well, probably just me, but now the whole internet knows! Or you know, all maybe 2 readers who see this.

I'm sure you know my weekend plans, Dicator ahoy.

Monday, July 23, 2012

July 23rd, 2012

This is how we (attempt to) watch TV.

Bootstrap likes to sit on the DVD player. I have posted a couple of pictures of his laying on it, but here he is for the first 10 - 30 minutes on the DVD player. Obviously, he likes it because it's warm. But, sometimes he likes to warm his butt a lot before he warms his stomach by laying down.

Daniel usually gets pretty annoyed when he does this. I, however, usually find this hilarious.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

July 22nd, 2012

To make up for the cat craziness yesterday, here's some dog craziness.

Just lookin' out the window. Well, Barnacle is gazing at Daniel, but at some points they were both looking out the window.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

July 19th - 21st, 2012

It's a cat-centric post, guys. Please, get very excited.

Lately Bootstrap has gone back to his attention-needing self. For awhile, when he was sick and getting used to Admiral, he was not as affectionate. However, in the past few days that has changed.

Exhibit A: he is trying to hold my hand.

Yeah he is, guys, you don't know what you're talking about.

On the 20th, Bootstrap snuggled with someone else. Like a dick.

100% not staged. The lorve each other.

Further prove of the lorve! Today!

They yin each others yang.

They do, however, have a love-hate relationship.

Daniel had to move them in order to avoid property damage - they were wrestling on the TV stand and were about to lay waste to our flat screen TV - I know, we're fancy.

Anyway, he had to move them to their room so they could finish their grudge match, and on the way they kept the battle going.

Does everyone have crazy pets or did I just get lucky?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

July 18th Continued

Well, I thought the post was done, but then this happened.

Admiral likes to watch Daniel wash dishes prior to putting them in the dishwasher.

Yeah, he's a little OCD about dishes.

July 16th - 18th, 2012

Today is a pet-centric post. I know, such an immense change.

On the 16th I got a blurry picture of Admiral sleeping.

He decided to curl up on my arm while I was watching clips of Conan online. A very Bootstrapish maneuver. But, now Bootstrap spends most of his time sleeping on the bed.

On the 17th I realized we have adopted the same cat twice.

Here they are, scrounging in the dirty dishes.

You would seriously think we don't feed them. Although, you wouldn't think that of Bootstrap because he's fat. I don't know if this is a German cat thing or what, but my cats are scavengers. Admiral is just as bad as Bootstrap with stealing food and we have to lock him up when we eat - just like Bootstrap.

I did adopt Admiral because his playfulness reminded me of Bootstrap, I just didn't expect them to be the same cat.

Today we taught Barnacle a new trick.


Look noble.

Good boy.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

July 15th, 2012

Lately Barnacle has been acting like an insane freak when we take him outside. Basically he's a leashed hyena - running in circles until he craps himself. I'm thinkin' the reason is that he doesn't get enough exercise, so I took him for a walk, and on the walk I took this picture.

Pretty red flowers.

It was actually the first time in days that it wasn't raining out, and about an hour after Barnacle and I got back from the walk it started to pour. Germany's summer feels a lot like spring/fall. Lately more like fall.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

July 13th & 14th, 2012

On the 13th I realized why I work where I work.


I think I'll work here for life.

Today, I tackled the disgustingness that is government quarters.

After many experiments, I figured out a way to soak the faucet in CLR (after advice from my sister and grandma). I went through a few rubber bands and plastic bags but this seems to work. I'm hoping it's magically shiny when I remove this bag. Prior to the soaking, it was covered in white and green soap scum/nastiness that I haven't been able to get rid of for a year.

Also today, a tradition in the making.

Saturday naptime.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

July 9th - 12th, 2012

Just in case you forgot, we have a dog, too. July 9th:

Barnacle, in all his glory.

On the 10th I flirted with the idea of changing my look.

I mean, if they can guarantee I look as good as the model I'm definitely going to do it. Where could I go wrong?

On the 11th I believe I walked in on a Bootstrap "wtf" moment.

It appears that Admiral is sticking his tongue out at Bootstrap and Bootstrap is just looking on at him like, well, "Wtf, dude?"

Finally, today, I realized Admiral and Bootstrap are one in the same.

He loves the sink. I also caught him eating my bacon out of the pan, so it looks like we might have two fatties on our hands. Maybe German cats are just prone to being big fat fatties.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

July 7th & 8th, 2012

Last night we had a date night and took an almost duplicate picture, except this time I look better.

Look! Daniel is wearing a grown up shirt! We'll be ordering 3 more similar adult-like shirts tomorrow.

Today, there was a scheduled naptime.

I was not invited. Seriously, cat lady.

At least it's cute.

Friday, July 6, 2012

July 2nd - 6th, 2012

Admiral is almost as needy as Bootstrap.

While Daniel (responsibly) finished classes for work, Admiral latched onto his arm in a bid to get his attention. Alas, Daniel could not be distracted from his studies. However, I was distracted enough to take a picture of it.

On the third, Barnacle did something weird for a change.

What's even weirder is that Daniel let him. I have a weird family.

On the fourth I captured a sweet, misleading scene.


What was really happening was a bitter wrestling match, but it looks like they are cuddling as they fall asleep. So, I choose to remember it that way.

On the fifth I documented Admiral's barbarism.

These scars  were obtained right before we broke down and cut Admiral's nails. Kittens are cute but they're also little demons who scratch the shit out of you. I have the bloody bandages to prove it.

Today I saw a very strange truck.

I know it seems weirder because I can't understand what it's about, but still - that squirrel looks like a demon. I've tried to translate it and as far as I can tell it's either about sausage or storage, and I cannot figure out how the hell a glutinous squirrel could have anything to do with either, unless he's storing sausage for the winter.

Also today - I did not stage this.

Bootstrap isn't dead, I swear.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

June 25th - July 1st, 2012

Train's gone off the rails, however, you get some bonus pictures, so it evens out.

On the 25th, there is an apathetic cat lady.

It was just a matter of time.

Later, Barnacle wanted to take himself for a walk.

Usually I don't let him put the leash in his mouth, but this time it was funny.

On the 26th, I had a disappointing chocolate.

But, at least it came in a freaky frog wrapper.

On the 27th, Daniel and I went to dinner downtown.

And I made him take a picture in the garden. Not the best picture of me, but the background is pretty at least and Daniel looks good.

On the 28th I turned around for 5 seconds and this happened.

It looks like Bootstrap's thinking: "WTF are you doing, dude?"

On the 29th Bootstrap winked at me.

Are you winking at me or do you have an infection? He has an infection.

On the 30th, Admiral proved to be an even bigger freak than Bootstrap.

Yeah. He's eating Barnacle's food.

Also on the 30th, Barnacle proved he might need a bigger crate.

He's all crammed in there. However, we rarely ever lock him in, he chooses to sleep in there. So, seems like he likes it.

Finally, today, Admiral being a weirdo. Again.

I was looking all over for him and I found him here. Crouching in the corner of the tub. Freak.