Dec. 12th, 2008 08:41 pm
ann_tiger: (Crap)
Gunda did something surprising this morning, she got up on top of the desk while I was asleep and Gran was a work and stole the following items: wire mesh drain screen for the tub that I'd confiscated from her, my hairbrush, my iPod and the attached headphones.

Little bitch chewed those headphones to hell and gone too. Which means that my grandmother is pissed off at me now because she bought "expensive" ones to replace the last pair of cheapos that died on me*. This is the forth pair of headphones I've lost to an animal in the past two years(this pair should have been safe where I'd left them), so I don't know how she thought it was a good idea to buy anything she didn't want a critter to eat. :P

Gunda is learning obedience and agility come hell or high water, that dog is too damn smart for her own good.

*Expensive my ass, her dog ate my $20 computer headphones and she never replaced the damn things.

Music Meme

Nov. 23rd, 2008 02:33 pm
ann_tiger: (Default)
As ganked from [ profile] semisonicstar...

1. Put Your iTunes/Windows Media Player/ETC on Shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
4. Put any comments in brackets after the song name.
5. Put this on your journal.

My playlist is weird. :(  )
ann_tiger: (Crap)
Its two in the morning and I'm listening to Enya and trying to read up on how religion is effecting the War on Terror. So far I have found out that Jihad has a metric fuckton of variations in meaning and nobody can agree on one in particular. I also found out that I fucking hate PDFs. Yay?

Only Molly the new kitten keeps distracting me, and I keep checking up on my neopets to try to wash my mind out. Extremism in any form gives me a sort of mental itch, so as much as I'm interested in the thesis I chose, it makes me want to wash my brain off.

Next up, how Evangelical Christians feel about it! D:
ann_tiger: (a tiger)
There's this stray female cat that we feed and have been trying to tame down that we call Little Miss(Missy). A few months ago she discovered that if she got up on the window sill and meowed into the house she could get fed at unusual hours, so she's kept up the habit.

I walked into the kitchen around 3AM tonight to wash a dish I'd been using, and what do I hear? A cat meowing outside, but it sounded different than usual. I peeked out the window to find a little black poofball looking in the window and mewing at me.

So I went outside to check the food dish, and the kitten ducked for cover. There was still some kibble in the food dish, so I headed back inside to see what we had in the fridge that was more suitable for a kitten. What did kitty do but climb back into the window to mew at me again.

So I warmed up a little of the milk that we had in the fridge and took it outside to the kitten, it must have been starving because it nearly snorted milk up its nose. It must have finished the bowl up because its currently sitting outside on the table and giving Ginger a hissy fit.

Whats unusual tho, is that before tonight none of the feral cats besides Missy had ever been brazen enough to call at the window for dinner, and all of a sudden theres this tiny little poofy kitten parroting her trick! XD
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"Comment to this post, and I will choose 7 of your interests that I am curious about. You post about them in your own journal and we continue from there."

[ profile] ms_daisy_cutter asked about these, which I've taken out of order to explain them more easily.

From the TV series Red Dwarf, Scutters (or Skutters) are the helpful robots who do much of the manual labor on the Red Dwarf. Their hobbies include playing Cowboys and Indians, giving the finger, and enjoying John Wayne movies.

mr. flibble
Another Red Dwarf one, in the episode Quarantine the character Rimmer(a hologram) is infected with a virus that gives him Hex Vision and drives him insane. Mr. Flibble is the cute fluffy penguin puppet that Rimmer uses to terrorize the rest of the crew, since both Mr. Flibble and Rimmer can shoot dangerous eye beams due to the Hex Vision its a very effective method of terrorizing the rest of the crew. Mr. Flibble is best described as "very cross."

bel thorne
A secondary character in the Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold, and the name of my ipod. Bel is an officer in the Dendarii Mercenaries and a genetically engineered Betan hermaphrodite. I really wish she'd used this character more, Bel is nine kinds of awesome.

dresden files
My mother introduced me to this book series, its written by Jim Butcher and has been made into a TV show that I've yet to see. Whats not to love about a wizard who lives in modern Chicago and works as a Private Investigator to pay the bills? Its equal parts fantasy, mystery, and action so it makes for fairly good fluff reading.

A movie that Neil Gaiman wrote and the Jim Henson Company worked on. Its pretty much "Neil Gaiman rewrites The Labyrinth without David Bowie." I netflixed it and loved it, but I still haven't added it to my collection.

petshop of horrors
I adored this manga throughout highschool, all ten volumes of it. The basic plot is that an unusual chinese businessman (Count D) moves into LA's Chinatown and starts selling rare and fantastic pets to people who have various issues. Each pet comes with a contract that states how the pet must be taken care of for it to remain happy and healthy. Usually the person breaks the contract in some way and suffers horribly for it, sometimes how they broke the contract reflects an earlier action of theirs and they are punished for both actions by the pet.

Throughout the manga Count D is pursued by Detective Leon, who firmly believes that the Count is selling drugs or running a prostitution ring. After a while Leon pretty much gives up on ever catching Count D at anything (and has witnessed a great deal of unexplainable weirdness) and they basically become friends. Leon's jealousy issues added some hilarious HoYay!

I REALLY disliked the anime and the manga's sequel series.

quaker parrots
My grandmother was going to a friend's house out of town, and I asked her to visit the petshop we'd been to over that way and find out what those green birds they had were called. Instead she brought one home with her. So now I have Cosmo the Quaker, who is an interesting companion and a royal pain in the ass.

He has eaten meals with me, gone to the lake with me(in his little birdie carrier) and scared the hell out of me when he tried out the Coot noise he learned at the lake when I was half asleep. Its because of him that I can pick out a flock of wild Quakers when I'm in the Tampa area just from the noises they make.
ann_tiger: (stabbity)
Why do I have to have such a hateful grandmother? Even after explaining that amendment 2 had nothing to do with abortion rights and was actually a right wing move to make gay marriage even more illegal(three statues currently forbid it) and strip straight unmarried couples of their privileges she still said she was going to vote for it.

No wonder my uncle lives in Oklahoma, its to keep her out of his life!


Oct. 21st, 2008 10:21 pm
ann_tiger: (Crap)
So some fucktard stole the spray bottle that we usually keep outside. So instead of contaminating Cosmo's bath bottle I just went ahead and used the hair stuff.

That shit is smelly. They're a bit stiff and kinda sparkly, but I did end up with a sort of middle of the road purple, which is certainly better than pastel! When I can get a replacement bottle I might go over it again with the darker color.
ann_tiger: (Crap)
I went to the optometrist today. My eyes are fine and I apparently don't need reading glasses anymore.

The worst part of the whole exam? When he dilated my eyes and then examined them up close. REALLY close. He was practically breathing on my ear and his bangs kept touching my face. D: I can withstand having some of my personal space taken away, but that was just too damned much. I walked out of there cursing him the entire way.


Sep. 23rd, 2008 08:19 pm
ann_tiger: (Crap)
I'm now the owner of a Dachshund mix bitch. Some of the neighbors saw her got tossed out of a car on their way back home tonight, and they offered her to us. Shes currently very active and not really showing any signs of stress. Shes been getting along well with Rat and is big enough to overpower him when he gets rowdy.

I'm trying to decide between a German name or Talana. XD
ann_tiger: (stabbity)
I just got something bizarre in the mail. A DVD titled "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West."

From inside of the cover: "The threat of Radical Islam is the most important issue facing us today. But it's a topic that neither the presidential candidates, nor the media are discussing openly. Its our responsibility to ensure we can all make an informed vote in November."

MMMmmmmm, tasty scare tactics!

Google the title, and you get a few blogs in support of it. Google the organization on the return address "The Clarion Fund" gets you far more interesting results. Apparently its been shipped to newspapers and poor random bastards like myself who happen to live in swing states.
ann_tiger: (stabbity)
Know whats annoying? When you read your peer-reviewed paper and see a note saying "its great! You just need to fix a few run on sentences and fragments."

Thats a nice thing to say. I know my writing is far from perfect; but it would have been nice if you'd have MARKED THE FUCKING FRAGMENTS AND RUN-ONS MOTHER FUCKER!!! The fact that they're in there at all kinda means that I DIDN'T BLOODY SEE THEM THE FIRST TIME!!!


Sep. 10th, 2008 02:54 am
ann_tiger: (Poofy Pimp)
 Make your own at 

Since the longer song I wanted to use wouldn't upload properly, Yoshi had to be subjected to this.

\o/ WIN!

Sep. 5th, 2008 01:40 pm
ann_tiger: (Awesome!)

I felt inspired enough to call up the elections office and finally get my address changed! 8D
ann_tiger: (Crap)
I really shouldn't have eaten that pasta that LBC's mom made. I should find out what was in it so I can avoid eating that in the future.
ann_tiger: (Crap)
Its nearly 2AM and I've been struck by the sudden urge to learn how to compost.
ann_tiger: (Default)
He got loose from his laundry basket a couple of mornings ago and rampaged all over the bedroom, well I noticed last night that my headphones were acting really wonky. Guess what had little chew marks? Yeah. Gran did agree to replace them, but I'm SOL right now unless I want to use the ancient speakers.

I hunted up the Playpen that the maintenance dude promised us he had, as he was impossible to find I ended up taking the advice of a VERY hard of hearing neighbor lady to ask the maintenance woman(she who thought Cosmo was a big damn bird) if she knew where it was. Thank FSM she knew where it was and helped me take it down here. While I was waiting for it to dry from the bleachwater I used on it(it had sat in that apartment for two months with FSM knows what) I cleaned out part of the bedroom so we could put it in there.

So now I sit here while the puppy plays with his cat toys(how he managed to jam that chew stick into the ball I'll never know) and wait for the benadryl to kick in.

As of now his name is "Tribble."
ann_tiger: (Default)
Ganked from [ profile] ms_daisy_cutter "Enter your birthday (just month and day) into Wikipedia. From the page dedicated to that date, pick 3 events, 2 births, and 1 holiday that occurred on the date of your birthday."

February 23, Go Go Wikipedia!

1941 - Plutonium was first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg.
1945 - World War II: During the Battle of Iwo Jima, a group of United States Marines and a commonly forgotten U.S. Navy Corpsman, reach the top of Mount Suribachi on the island and are photographed raising the American flag. The photo would later win a Pulitzer Prize.
1954 - The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine began in Pittsburgh.

1873 - Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (d. 1929)
1889 - Victor Fleming, American director (d. 1949)

Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.

So apparently my birthday is great for war, and not so good for holidays.
ann_tiger: (Crap)
Grandma just brought home a Malranian (Maltese/Pomeranian), its a small black and fluffy boy and I'll be damned if I call him "Bear."


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