Friday, October 24, 2014

I am new to the cat world.
But I am beginning to get educated pretty fast, and I admit it:  I'm a little afraid.

Because this look:


 I live in fear y'all.  Or at least my toes do.
Because THAT look, means nothing good.   or Pain Free.

Now, that's not our Cashew.
No, MY cat has loftier aspirations.
Cashews launching post

and is much more of a ninja stealth kitty:

this one drew blood from my ankle
Lucy dear, please explain this behaviour to me!
Is it that our feet scare you?  Smell too bad?   Why the hate for toes?

Don't get me wrong, of course we love our cute and cuddly Cashew ---- when he's actually being cute and cuddly.

But most of the time I am avoiding his sudden pounce from beneath the bed or behind a door,  or his figure eight walking skills between my feet on the stairs, or lifting him down from dining room table.     All while avoiding those kitty claws.''

It's the Age of Fear guys.

Feeling Beachie

This week’s co-host is OBI from ELOQUENT RAMBLES- she came up with all the statements

The statements:


1.  Tomorrow I am having a party with six 5 year olds!!      Happy Birthday ZooZoo!

Yeah Me.  Send wine.
Also balloons.  because I forgot those.
Maybe candles too.
Excuse me; I'm not at my best.


2. Does anyone live in fear of robots gaining super Intelligence and deciding that humanity is the greatest threat to this world, so humans must be destroyed - because; if so,  you might be as thrilled about this as I am.




OMG OMG OMG.   EVERYONE.  SCREAMING!!
In glorious HD!   (because a crappy version leaked, so Marvel went FULL ON.)
Captain America got a new suit!
Iron Man in the Hulkbuster Suit!
Bare Chested Thor!!
Black Widow on a bike in the what looks like the greatest stunt ever.
James Spader's voice as Ultron gives me chills on top of my goosebumps!
Who the hell are you Andy Serkis?!! 

Captain America's shield is broken!!!!   *Quiet sobbing*

Just. Breathe.
I'm going to sleep for 6 months.    This movie will be HUGE.   34 million viewers in 24 hours cannot be wrong.
Wake me up in April 2015.


3. People sometimes make me want to just go into a little ball of confused hurt and disgust
and hibernate.   But for completely different reasons than the above aforementioned.

If your cause has you hell bent on killing people; I think perhaps you need to question the merit of
your cause.  Murder should not be on the agenda.

Stay Safe, Strong Ottawa!


4. It is okay to be sad and wonder about that state of our world.  Shit, Shit things happen all the time.  People are shitty to one another all the time.

Just don't unpack a bag and stay there.
Be angry.
Be sad.

But ultimately, there are still good people fighting the good fight.
There are helpers everywhere; look for them.
There is beauty!

And we still live in one of the best countries in the world!!

Finally, despite what Mr Stark might have told you.... there is always more vibranium.
Your shield will not be broken forever.


Okay, I realise that last part might only make sense to Marvel Comic readers, but I still stand by that truth nugget.

Trust in your shield.
Choose it wisely.

Bonus:  If you watched the Avengers 2: Age of Ultron trailer I included above, and were thinking the song playing and the dialogue about "strings" sounded familiar:  it's because it should:



That's what happens when Disney buys your movie company:  you get free songs.


About The Author
Leslie Botchar, aka "RoryBore", is a SAHM enjoying life one day - and one cup of coffee - at at time.
She has had several articles published in The Huffington Post, and hopes to one day marry her skills as Word Wrangler and Photo Ninja. Leslie spills it all on her blog Time Out For Mom, and invites you to join her for some Mom "Me" Time.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I had pretty pictures prepared for you today.
 
And then all hell broke loose.

http://wpmedia.o.canada.com/2014/10/shooting5.jpg?w=680&h=452
Source:  National Post

 And then I thought it very likely Left Brain was in the midst of it all.

http://wpmedia.news.nationalpost.com/2014/10/ottawa_shooting_20141022-1.jpg
source:  National Post
That particular officer running towards our Parliamentary building is NOT Left Brain.
Nor are any of these officers, thankfully. 



This is what unfolded inside our Parliament buildings this morning.

You hear that big boom at the beginning?
That is the bad guys' shot gun  -- he has deadly intent.

All those other "pop" noises are the cops weapons .. and this is very important....  As They Run Towards The Bad Guy Firing the Shot Gun!!!

I cannot stress that enough.
This is not a drill.
It is not a movie scene from my favourite Marvel movie.
There is nothing to hide behind.

This is what MY HUSBAND does.    He charges into danger.
And yes, he is working today.     I know he is okay because he has been able to send me a text message.

Our whole city is on lock-down, as one shooter has escaped and is still at large.

This man... this disgusting person who thinks his personal cause/agenda is greater and more important than Human Life?!    He shot an unarmed soldier that stood on HONOUR GUARD at our War Memorial on Parliament Hill.

A soldier has been shot at the Cenotaph in Ottawa on October 22, 2014.

The irony.
A man with no honour, killed an UNARMED man who stood his post of Duty and Honour in recognition of fallen comrades.




Sgt at Arms Kevin Vickers.
You sir, are a national hero!
The real thing.   And we THANK YOU for standing on Guard for us.

Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers leads Senate page Brigette DePape
A Veteran and former RCMP and current Sgt At Arms Parliament Buildings, Kevin Vickers


I had beautiful pictures.
But THIS is my world in pictures today.

And I just cannot be Wordless.
Not about these selfless, brave heroes.

You Mr Gunman - you have met your end, and that is enough said about your ass.



 See this is why I think Captain America is completely relevant AND so important.

The price of Freedom is high

I am so grateful we have those who are willing to pay it.

And you should know I don't say that lightly; because I give you one of my very own every day.


 
Note:  Left Brain is home safe and sound by the time of this posting. 


Curious as a Cathy

Wordless Wednesday @ ImagesByCW

About The Author
Leslie Botchar, aka "RoryBore", is a SAHM enjoying life one day - and one cup of coffee - at at time.
She has had several articles published in The Huffington Post, and hopes to one day marry her skills as Word Wrangler and Photo Ninja. Leslie spills it all on her blog Time Out For Mom, and invites you to join her for some Mom "Me" Time.
Connect with her: Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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