Over on the review blog I have a 12-week thing going on where each week someone will get a $100 Visa gift card. Part of my agreement is that I'll mention it each week on this blog. So bless you, you're going to get to hear about it and hear about it and hear about it! But: there are 24 reviewers doing it, and each of us is giving away $100 per week for 12 weeks, so possibly this will be worth it for 288 of you. (The rest of you will be extra irritated.) The first of the twelve posts is up, and it's about the morning breakfast routine so that's the kind of comment you leave, and it's what I wrote about, and there is a picture of the kitten trying to attack Arthur on television.
Kitten-naming continues. I chose Maggie, but it turned out the children hated that name (I associate the name with Maggie Smith, but they associate it with Maggie and the Ferocious Beast). Then I decided on Phoebe, even though it totally breaks my kitten-naming rules, but no one else wanted to use it.
Then Edward suggested Hungary, which he found in the boy name section of the baby name book (as the country of origin, but he didn't know that), and I said, "But that's a boy name" and he said "Yes, and she's a boy," so I think we are going to need to revisit some conversations. But anyway then he looked in the girl-name section and he found the name Dexter, so I think I need to give him a different baby name book.
Her tail is very long and plumey, so I idly looked up "plume" and found that a plumed hat is called a bonnet, and I thought Bonnet was a PERFECT name for her: name-LIKE but not a name; connected to her appearance but not in an obvious way. Now I have to strong-arm everyone else into agreeing. I've already sent Paul several emails at work saying "Bonnet. BONNET. Bonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. Et."
Mouse has caught the kitten's cold, but she has it much worse. I think she's probably going to have to go to the vet, but I've never had to bring a cat to the doctor for a cold so I'm not sure what the "calling point" is. I hate to spend $50 to hear, "Yep, it's a cold all right."
Summer sleep-away camp supplies - I am in a TIZZ about Elizabeth going to Girl Scouts camp this summer. I’m GLAD she’s going, and I’m glad she WANTS to go, but it’s a week and this is the f...