My old computer was on borrowed time it had broken and a computer guy had attached a wire that meant I could not close my old laptap. It was an old computer that had given yeoman's service. The amount of time of that I used it. I was able to save the data on a flash drive.
Downside all my information and referneces for my drawings were on a flash drive. My sister lent me her tablet so I was not totally disconnected. I was unable to look at my files.
My sister had a kitchen redone. New cabinets, counter, and walls. It came so well. Her cat Feo is shy around people, so he came to my house to avoid the contractors. Feo would have be a nervous wreck with strangers and strange noises. The furniture had to move out, the kitchen table was moved into the living room. She had a microwave oven and a coffee maker in her bedroom. Welcome back to college dorm living. Feo does not like me, tolerates me won't hide from me. When I stayed at my sisters we would play "Never the twain shall meet," I was in the living room and Feo was in the bedroom. I go to bed and he scampers out to the living room.
Feo is a strange cat, before coming to my place I never saw him eat. I would give him food and he would at most smell it and walk away. The food would disappear. This place is so small I saw eating in the kitchen. He loved to look out the window, I put a bath towel on the window still (my sister used a dish towel) and Feo loved it.
My window is low in the backyard. Feo could see birds and squirrels on the wires and fence, the backyard was being replanted. Watching his head whip around was disturbing. He would ran between the living room and the kitchen, channel surfing for cats. It was nice to have a cat, it is one of the things I miss most not having some one to come home to. I was glad for Feo to go home.
The contractors had a case of he slows, my sister was not paying for this by the hour. My sister would on "To Catch a Contractor" or Dateline where I be tag as go to commercial "I knew she was upset, but I didn't think it would lead this." This would have driven Moe nuts, Feo loved my Mother's vertical blinds in the Living. I think it was a scratching post and it jam one of the slats so it would not close.
Feo wants you up, not because he is hungry. He is up and you should be to. You roll over at night and he comes bounding and meows in your face. My mom would roll around her bed. It is bad enough that he would do this to me. How many times would have I get up to a cat meows and Moe "JOE! Get the cat!" I would have put a dog suit and check myself into a kennel.
Another quirk is that Feo leave his scent with a head rub. Except that Feo was really leaving a scent. It felt like a head butt, it almost hurt. If Feo did this Moe, it would have war. She would have been convince that Feo was doing this on purpose.
My sister bought me a new laptop for taken such good care of her cat. It was really nice of her.
It is hard that approaching the one year anniversary of my mother's death. I think that is why I felt it more Feo left the same week. I felt coming into the apartment.
Me and my sister went out for diner. We dined at Elia (a local Brooklyn Greek Restaurant) and we joined by her friend Laura. It was both needed, good food and good friends. I was expecting Gyros and Fries with Feta Cheese. We enjoyed everything. I had a seafood salad and lamb raviolis with forth butter sauce. My sister had cheese ouzo flambied and swoardfish. Laura had a Chicken soup she loved. We enjoyed the night to break our routine.
I decided to dress up, I had a sports jack of our aborted trip to Puerto Rico. I wore that and walk in with my cane. I am now a cane not a crutch.
I got to two baseball games. We saw the Cyclones for 4th of July. Fireworks. The game ended so early that it was 90 minutes before the frieworks could have been set off. The poor Cyclones cheerleaders the Beach Bums were so tired. I love to do something different on the food. I had Chizou Susage with red cabbage claw slaw and dressing. So good.
We saw the Staten Island Yankees on Staten Island. It was a game honoring the author George R R Martin, my sister wanted the baseball caps they were giving out. For these games the rename the team in honor "Game of Thrones" the SI Yankees were called the SI Direwolves. When we entered the stadium, they were handing out the authors books. Me and Laura panicked that they were out of hats. No we got hats and miracles of miracles they fit my big head.
I am using a cane to get around, rather than a crutch. Despite what you hear people do care, it's like a lot of people are getting out their seats to let me sit down. I am still use a crutch just ot get a seat on the bus. Yes, I am going to Hell.
The arthouse theater called the Film Forum has a discount Sunday show where they show classic films such as "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" and such. One of the films was the first and best of the Atomic bug movies "Them
For the unaware atomic test cause desert ants to grow to gigantic size. It set the standard for these bug movies. The ants were puppets thus the human actors could interact wih the monsters. It created a lot of the tropes. When police find a store ravage and the owner dead. One of the police men stay in the store. As his partner drives off. he hears a strange noise which is the ants. He walks outside and past a window that has the audience sees. The noise increases and shots followed by an all too human scream. It was the end
, this scene has been replayed in numerous films.
It had quite a cast even in the small roles Leonard Nimoy had a small role as the goverment was trying to track down an escaped Queen Ant, he was looking for anything that help them find
Again parents bring their kids to this film, it is a discounted film. The kids were again the fun part of the movie. When the police meets the ants and is killed. The kids were saying, "he ran into the giant ants."
I finally got the rugs down making in my apartment. Making this more of my home.
I know the Kinks Challenge
was suppose to be a week long one picture per day. I decided to it all in one day too many works are backed up.