Spring frogs, Paul and then some...

Well, last night was interesting. And since it was such a nice night, we decided to leave the door open (screen door closed).  And just so you know, our dick demon kitten, Sophie (aka: Kitten), tore a huge hole at the bottom of our screen. Anyway, around 7ish, LaVaughn noticed something hopping across the floor. And what was it you ask, why a spring frog (spring peeper or pseudacris crucifer) of course. Thinking it would be no big deal, I scooped him up and took him back outside. Well, about 10 minutes later Una started chasing something. And yes, it was the spring frog. Again, I grabbed him up and took him back outside. About 15 minutes later, we heard a thump. LaVaughn looked over and sure enough, it was the damn spring frog. We decided to take him on the other side of our neighbor's house so he wouldn't hop back through our door. About 20 minutes after that, I made my way into the kitchen, only to find Zoe staring something down. And to my surprise, it was the damn spring frog AGAIN! At this point, it was a little freaky. I picked the little guy up anyway, only to find that he was hurt. That's when I decided to just put him in a container with some water until tomorrow, which is today.

About 30 minutes when by as we continued watching our movie, and lo, another frog hopped through the door! After that, we were less freaked by the fact that the same frog made it all the way from our neighbor's back to us. I just decided to catch that little guy and put him in with the other one. Again, no more than 10 minutes later, another damn frog hopped through the door. I grabbed him and put him with the two others. Then in no time, there was another frog! That's when we decided to shut the door. So now, there are 4 frogs sitting in the glider room. We're planing on taking them out in the woods later so that they'll stay away from the house. At least we hope. LaVaughn also managed to get some video of them singing last night. At least I think that's what they're doing, lol. Be sure to check that out at the bottom.

Aside from that enthralling news, we also managed to watch Paul, the movie. It's not really called Paul the movie, I just wanted to add that so you would know what I'm talking about. Anyway, if you're a beyond huge fan of Simon Pegg, like myself, then you probably already watched the trailer on YouTube. If not, watch it >> Here <<. It's about two English comic book fans (Simon Pegg, Nick Frost) that have come all the way to San Diego to Comic-Con. After that, they embark on a road trip where they run into an alien (Seth Rogen). They end up running from the FBI and getting into all kinds of chaos along the way. This movie also stars: Jason Batemen, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, just to name a few. If you're a fan of Shaun of the Dead, like myself, then you'll have no problem laughing your way through Paul. I highly, highly recommend it.

Well kiddies, I suppose that's all for now. Time to either go to the store or clean the house. More than likely, I'll stay home and clean. Anyway, until next time, you know where to find me...

Love & Peace


Song of the day: Highway Star by Deep Purple

Here are some pics of the third frog that came in the door:

And now, a couple videos:

Bonus Gallery:

Just a couple random pics from last night as well. :)

You are called suck...

If you've seen Year One, then you know what the title means. We're in this weird kick where we want to watch that movie all the time. I think we watched it 3 times this week. Who knows, maybe more, lol. I don't really have an in depth story to tell, those only come around once, maybe twice a year (sorry if my last post was too long). Anyway, like all my other posts, I really only want to share some random pictures. These were taken yesterday, some the day before that and last night. That came out weird.

Oh yeah, we also watched one of the After Dark Originals yesterday, Husk. It was actually pretty good. Not your normal After Dark film, but good all the same. If you didn't catch it on Syfy, you can always download it, like we did. Definitely worth the watch.

Well, I suppose that's all for now. Until next time, you know where to find me...

Love & Peace


Song of the day: In My Life by The Beatles

Here are the pics:

 Best picture of her, ever!

 And now she's sad again.

 The clarity of our zoom isn't all that great, but considering this bird was WAY up in a tree, I think it turned out ok. :)

 Just a couple balls, hehe.

 Very dreary...

 I'm obsessed with this kind of shot.

 Sophie (aka: Kitten) looking all smug faced.

 Zoe, being sensual.

And lastly, Zoe being her cute self.

8 Years in the making...

It's seems like only yesterday when my elderly uncle was visiting from Florida and filling our heads with nonsense. Like the fact that it was bad luck to take pictures of cats. At the time, we were gullible enough to believe every word he would say. Ok, now it's time for a little story telling...

About 8 years ago in late summer of 2003, LaVaughn and myself were staying in a hotel with some friends and family. Then we get a call from our house (also our grandma's house, we were taking care of her) saying that one of our cats at the time, Princess, had got out. And since no one could find her, we had to pack up and go home. When we got home, it was around 9 at night, but that didn't stop us from looking. And after about an hour or so, we found her. She seemed fine and acted like her normal self. Then we realised that we had some film left in one of our disposable cameras, so we decided to take some pictures of her. We had ruled out the idea of taking pictures being bad luck (we had taken pictures of our cats in the past and nothing happened). Anyway, we took some pictures, fed the cats and then went to bed. Around 9 or so the next morning, I awoke to the shrieking sound of LaVaughn calling my name. As I sat up, I looked at the foot of LaVaughn's bed, only to find Princess have some type of seizure. We immediately grabbed her and ran to the living room with her. All the while I'm on the phone trying to get help for her. Long story short, she didn't make it and had to be put down.

Now lets fast forward a couple months...

About a month after Princess died, we ended up moving. Than around a month after that, we acquired 2 more cats, bringing our total to 3. The two cats we had adopted were Lizzy and Chloe, along with the cat we already had, Zoe. We lived in that house for around 7 months. We ended up moving back to our grandma's in February of 2004. Things went well for the next few months. Then in May (I think), we had another disposable camera just laying around. We talked about taking pictures of the cats for a couple days, but would back off. Then one day, we decided to do it. We got some unbelievably cute pictures of all 3 cats. Well, about two weeks later, I was sitting in the bedroom when I heard LaVaughn yell our for me with a shriek behind it. I immediately got up and ran into the kitchen. And what did I find? Our poor cat, Lizzy, curled up on the kitchen floor, having seizures just like Princess. And just like last time, there was nothing we could do for her and she had to be put down. Then around 2 weeks after that, the same thing happened to Chloe. We were completely freaked out by the thought of taking pictures of our cats and never dared to do so again.

Then around October of that same year, we ended up getting a kitten named, Felicia. She was completely fine for the whole year.. Then around September of 2005, a extremely sick cat found her way to us. She had a HUGE sack hanging off of her stomach, it looked kind of like a tumor. Long story short, we took her to the vet and emergency surgery saved her life. So that brought our total to 3 cats. Well, around February of 2006, Felicia ended up getting sick just like all the other cats. Unfortunately, nothing could be done. That's when we started wondering why that happened. We hadn't taken one picture of her and she still got sick and died the same way. Then in December of that same year, Sasha (the cat that had to have surgery) got sick and died the same way. Our minds were completely blown and we had NO idea what in the hell was happening to them.

We stayed far, far away from any other cats after that. We thought we would just stick with the one we had, Zoe, and be done with it.

Ok, lets fast forward almost 2 years...

Now it's late summer of 2008. We get a call from our aunt one day saying that she found a cat and a kitten down the road and needed help catching them. Of course, we did. They lived at her house for about a month, then the older cat got pregnant. She ended up having 5 beautiful little kittens. And only one of those kittens were practically all white (with grey ears, feet and tail) with crystal blue eyes. It was inevitable, we were keeping her. Then a couple months after that (in October I think) we were visiting one of our grandparents old houses in Fredericktown. We had walked all around it and was getting ready to leave. Then out of nowhere, a kitten comes running up to us. Naturally, we took her home. Oh wait, since all of this has taken place in mid 2008, you know exactly what I'm talking about cause I started blogging in May of 08. Mischa is the little white cat and Una in the little yellow one we found in Fredericktown. Well then, I'm sure you all know that Mischa got sick and died the same way all the others did. And no pictures were taken of her at all.

Well, a couple weeks ago we were talking about all of that and trying to figure out why all of the cats died the way they did. At the time we had all of these cats, our grandma had LOADS of plants sitting around. And naturally, all of the cats climbed on the counters and more than likely ate the plants. Wait, let me rephrase, all of the cats except Zoe climbed on the counter. After Mischa died, we ended up throwing all of the plant away. And now, we have Zoe, Una and the new kitten, Sophie. Una is a big climber, just like all the other cats, except there are no plants for her to eat.

Basically what I'm trying to say is that we think the plats are what poisoned the cats and killed them. Considering we have taken pictures of Zoe in the past with (luckily) no fatalities. So last night, I swallowed my pride and started snapping pictures. All of which I want to share with you today. So, If something happenes a week from now or 2 months from now, you will all be witness to the fact that it's either bad luck to photograph cats, we're cursed or we've just had WAY too many plant hungry cats.

Well, I suppose that's all for now. I hope you're prepared to see what Zoe and Una look like. Until next time, you know where to find me...

Love & Peace


Song of the day: Who Made Who by AC/DC

Here are the pics:
(Zoe is the black and white cat, Una is the yellow and white cat and Sophie is the calico)

Beautiful, aren't they?

Starry, starry night...

Well Mr. Don McLean, you were wrong. It's actually and rainy, rainy day and oh SO cold! What happened to that beautiful, Spring like weather we were having last week? Ugh, sometimes I love winter, sometimes I love to hate it. I guess it just depends on my mood, haha! I don't really have too much to talk about today, I'm mostly just rambling, like always.

I did manage to get a couple really cute pictures of my aunt's cat, Charlie. Yes, he is Charlie of the infamous, two Charlie's. If you don't know what I'm talking about, then you'll have to backdate to last year sometime. Other than the pictures, that's pretty much all I have to say.

Oh wait, I almost forgot. We watched this beyond kick-ass movie a couple nights ago. It's called: Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil. Here's the trailer - TDVE - if you want to check it out. And please, don't judge by the crappy trailers on YouTube. This movie is awesome and that's all you need to know. You can download it from a few different places, but not the best quality. And the full version of the movie hasn't been uploaded yet, so you have to deal with production writing every once in a while telling you what is supposed to be on the screen. And the fighting scenes have no "punching" sound effects, so it's just the people wrestling around on the ground. I, personally, think that just adds to the experience, but I definitely want the DVD when it comes out.

Ok, I do believe that's all I have for now. Gotta go hop in the shower and then head to the store. Until next time, you know where to find me...

Love & Peace


Movie of the day: The Road

Here are the pics:

Isn't he gorgeous?

I love playing with fire...

And no, I'm not talking about the song, I genuinely like playing with fire. I had the pleasure of doing so with my aunt earlier today, it was good stuff. Nothing uber (I use that word too much) special, just some random pics of us burning hay and what not. Some turned out pretty good, some not so much.

That's pretty much all for now. Until next time, you know where to find me...

Love & Peace


Song of the day: I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds

Here are the pics: