Jan. 27th, 2010

Cats and Science -- if I discuss travel plans, it's like a group meeting!

Chilling at home, because my adviser is supposed to drop off his cat. He's going on sabbatical this semester, and is going to Australia, so needs someone to take care of kitty. Since I don't have my own cat, and I'm not going out of town until he gets back, it's easiest to leave Grace at my place than to play cat-shuffle.

It gives me time to blog about since )
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May. 26th, 2008

More on Phoenix (Or, how I spent my Memorial Day Weekend)

So, the Phoenix Landing party we had at Cornell had packed the largest room in the astronomy building -- to the point where we were out of chairs, despite the building manager digging out our supply of folding chairs. This is a room we can fit the entire Astronomy Department in, for the record. Briony and Ryan were even interviewed for the local paper, since Dr. Bell and Dr. Squyres were out of town -- in Dr. Squyres' case, it was because CNN wanted to interview him for the landing. Heck, half the people we had for the landing came back to see the first pictures come down, about an hour and a half later.

Cut for coolness. And also Mars! )

In more mundane news, I've cleaned my apartment, except for my closest, craft corner, and the pile of summer clothing by my bed. I also discovered another cat that will eat bread -- in addition to my mother's cat, Geno, Dr. Haynes's cat, Gigi decided she was going to tear open the bag of rolls and take little cat-sized bites out of one.

May. 24th, 2008

Cats and Catlike Behavior

So, I have suddenly taken up 'sleeping' as my next hobby.

No, don't ask. It's just suddenly my body seems to think that 10+ hours is perfectly reasonable. I'm going to have to start enforcing reasonable bedtimes and wake-up times for myself. Yes, even on weekends.

I'm also catsitting -- since I don't drive, it means bringing the cat to me, rather than going to the cat. Currently, I have Dr. H's cat, who was brought over by my advisor -- Dr. H and her husband being in Italy for the month. My advisor had been watching the cat, but he's in Boston for the week, so he passed the duty off to me. He was supposed to drop her off sometime between 9 and 10 AM yesterday. I waited around til around 12, then had to head in to work for a 12:30 meeting. After the meeting, my advisor came by and said he managed to show up just after I left, and that he left the cat and her stuff outside my apartment door. Needless to say, I was on the next bus home to get the cat put of her carrier -- he had left food and water for her, but she was quite unhappy about the whole state of affairs. I was just relieved none of my neighbors had called the cops on 'some strange guy left a cat in a carrier outside our neighbor's place, and she's being loud'.

The cat has also already managed to knock over one of my houseplants. Yay vacuuming up dirt.
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