Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

I had a Thanksgiving-type dinner with my mom, Shannon (a friend of the family) and her two girls. So today was all about FOOTBALL!! I was bummed to realize all the pizza places were closed though (I figured somebody would be open for losers like me!), so I had to fix my own break-lun-inner. I ended up having turkey after all: the turkey burger in my burritos.
Speaking of my mom, I was at her place a couple of weeks ago and got some great pictures of her "new" kitten, Robin. He's adorable!

He's really wiggly when you pet him, squirming around and purring like a Volkswagen.

Aaaaaaaaaand, the money shot:

He got very curious about the camera and had to sniff.

And he's not shy about using his claws either. In fact, I don't think he has much control over them.. oww...

TC, mom's cat of many years, wasn't about to be outdone. He came up with cuteness of his own:

I guess mom just lets him eat out of the bag whenever he's home. Hehehe.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The cats... of course.

Since it's been a bit on the chilly side here, the cats have been (*gasp!*) sleeping together. It has been rare in the past so it's amazingly cute to see now.

Most of the time, sleeping together (much like many humans) means this:

I got the cat a new bed - a "Deeper Sleeper". I figured Grace would like it, and more importantly, FIT in it. Buddy thoroughly checked it out immediately for... you know... stuff.

Then it was Grace's turn, so she shoved him out of the way to do some sniffing of her own.

Buddy was slightly miffed. He went back to his basket of newspapers near the wood stove to pout. He wouldn't hold still, so the picture is blurry.

The bed comes with a packet of catnip that you can add into the bed. I have not added it yet, but Grace knows it was there!

Even without the catnip, she is satisfied with her new bed. She doesn't sleep in it all of the time - sometimes she still likes to nap with Buddy. But when she's in the new bed, she's obviously content.

And I think Buddy likes having his personal space back.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Duck Game!!

I got to go to the U of O Ducks game last Saturday, and it was a good one! It was against USC, a fellow top 10 ranking team in the Pac-10. Therefore, it was an important game. It started off great just due to the weather - nice and clear even if it were a little cold.

As soon as we walked in, we were fortunate enough to see the UO Duck in "person"!

And inside the stadium was exciting as well!

We got off to a good start, making a touchdown pretty quickly. This is actually a picture of the TD in progress!

Confetti flew in celebration!

Later I got a pretty good shot of a punt.

And a fun shot of the cheerleaders flipping in the end zone.

At the end, the score was close. USC had possession and they were only at the 33 yard line with 26 seconds - plenty of time to make a touchdown and go into overtime.

But luckily for the Ducks, we INTERCEPTED!!!!! And suddenly, the scoreboard was our friend again.

Being such an important game, it's the first time I've been there to see students rush the field.

I might post more pictures later, but I have to go to school. All in all, it was a very suspenseful and AWESOME game!!!