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Lounging Maggie

Lounging Maggie

May 2006 Raleigh, NC

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An image for [livejournal.com profile] peregrinus236.  The hammock behind Maggie is one we bought from Twin Oaks people at a show we did several years ago.  It's still just a sturdy and comfortable as the day we bought it.


There are some days when small things become so wonderous as to make the noise of the rest of the world fade into the distant background.

One such instance -- when a much anticipated second season not only meets expectations but far surpasses them.  And, not just once, but twice.

Little Britain S2 was just released on DVD and with the exception of Emily Howard now having a "lady friend" to accompany her on her outings, the second season is ab-so-fugging-ly brilliant.  I had laughed myself to the point of needing catch my breath several times before I'd even had the first margaritta of the evening.  Cor, blimey.

Deadwood S2 was also just released.  Yes, it's a bit more sexually overdone than necessary, but this is one of those rare dramas where so many diverse elements come together in such a cohesive way as to just amaze me.  I'm not much of a drama fan -- I think it's even harder to do than comedy in many ways because writing, acting and directing rarely come together in such a way as to be believeable.  (Then again, I could just be a cynical old b@stard these days)  Deadwood gets it spot-on.

Another such instance?  Two letters in the mail from [livejournal.com profile] sakkijarvi.  I've said before that he's a rare friend and I'll happily say it again: He's a rare friend.

I'm thinking I'm mighty blessed these days.

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Maggie Sitting

Maggie Sitting

April 2006 Raleigh, NC

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Maggie, The Cat Who Isn't Afraid of Anything, was the only one of the five cats who was with us when we buried our dog, Bjorn. When the other cats would either make overly dramatic gestures to avoid Bjorn (whom they refered to as "Monster Mouth") Maggie was completely unconcerned. She would walk close by him and, occasionally, even hang out with him. It was fitting that she was with us when we said our final, formal goodbyes to him.

Saturday, while [livejournal.com profile] basefinder was visiting, Maggie went down to Bjorn's gravesite at the bottom of the yard, and just sat there for a while. Bonn says she does this about once a week or so, but this was the first I'd heard or seen of it. It was a sweet, gentle gesture that is so like Maggie.

I bring all of this up because [livejournal.com profile] ruralrob's entry today told of how Bailey, one of his dear, loving dogs, ended his long fight with cancer over the weekend. Bailey, as I had thought, told them when it was time, and Rob and Meirion responded well and quickly, ensuring that Bailey wasn't in pain for long and that they were there with him at the end.

I'm hoping that Bailey and Bjorn are running around together, each free from the pain and problems that aging brought to them. I think they'd both be chasing after the same balls, if Bjorn could only find all of the tennis balls that he'd had thrown his way.

And, that maybe that's what Bjorn and Maggie were talking about on Saturday afternoon.

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Maggie on My Lap

Maggie on My Lap

April 2006 Raleigh, NC

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Maggie has two standard lines of thought: Getting her cream (half & half, really) at various times during the day, and Occupying My Lap.  As I am the one who gives her that first tiny bowl of cream in the mornings, I am lucky to have two facets to my purpose in life.  As Cream Dispenser I am known to be a bit stingy on the cream, but a dedicated dispenser none the less.  As a Lap Provider, I tend to be prone to lower back aches and to be a bit willful, getting up at times when Maggie is not yet ready for me to remove my lap from her use.

Last weekend, when this was taken, I was making bangles.  The weather was nice and I sat out back, providing a convenient lap for Maggie for most of the afternoon. 

This weekend we're collecting all sorts of trash and moldy boxes out of the barn to move curbside for the yearly massive trash pickup.  Late in the day I was pulling some boxes out and found some of my things from my old office where [livejournal.com profile] zombiefodder still works.  I'll be taking some of them in to the Press on Monday, getting my office a bit more personalized.

Not much to write about lately, sorry.  My one photojournalism entry needs a few more images before I can post it.

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