Thursday, November 13, 2008

Calif. couple reunited with missing cat...13 years later

I couldn't believe it when I saw this:  Calif. couple reunited with missing cat...13 years later .  That's like 60-70 cat years...  We do have the micro chips implanted in Olivia and Orsini.  We got them cheap when Kelcie was living with us and studying to be a vet. 

I have a feeling I would write them off as dead after a few weeks, maybe even a few days, if one our cats went missing.  It must have been quite a surprise to have George return after 13 years.  Maybe he is the visionary cat from Sandman, returning home to dream of a world of high cat-ladies and cat-lords.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Google Flu Trends

Um, did I mention that Google rocks?  I ran across Google Flu Trends today (via  They are able to predict flu outbreaks based on geographical data from search terms.  The awesome thing is not only that they took the time to figure out what search terms indicate flu, but also that they give this information to the CDC, as well as the public.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Blog updates

Just a quick update. I added an email subscription link to Kathy's tweets so you can sign up to be notified of any post. You could also just sign up for twitter and add us as your friends.

Also, Kathy and I are working on starting a webcomic. You can follow our progress and stay abreast of our latest undertaking at We're excited; I hope you check it out. Not much there right now, but keep your eye open!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Kathy and I have been using twitter for quite some time now. You may have noticed on this blog a list of my recent tweets along the side. Twitter (site, widipedia entry) is a micro-blogging and social networking site where users say what they are doing in 140 characters or less.

Over time, Kathy's post have morphed into limerick form, which is a little tricky when you're limited to 140 characters. She manages by abreviating and shortening where she can while still keeping the meaning clear. Here's one example:
i hope the US transformsas
we c how r new prez performs
let’s stay full o hope
on this steep uphill slope
We’re starting off sunny n warms!

We both have our Facebook status tied to our twitter accounts so that when we tweet our status is updated. This only lasts until the next update though. A friend of ours (Thanks, sister Michael Miller!) recently suggested that she archive the limericks and make them available for everyone to see. He apologized for giving me extra work, but I had just recently set up an Apache web server so it was no problem finding a place to host. I just had to find the software to do what I wanted. I eventually found Twitter-Tools, a WordPress plugin (Thanks, Alex King).

So with no further ado, I present to you Kathy's Limericks and other tweets:

Enjoy! Let us know what you think!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 blog: Kitty Puke Cross-Stitch

Couldn't help but laugh when I saw this from Kathy. blog: Kitty Puke Cross-Stitch

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