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Posts about me, my family and friends (yes I have some), Seymour the Wonder Cat and his not-so-trusty sidekick Norman the Newbie Cat and life in general, both online and offline

Norman the mighty hunter

Norman the mighty hunter

Norman the Newbie-ish Cat spent much of the winter perfecting her hunting techniques, honing her skills on wetas, snails, moths, leaves and socks. She has found, through a process of trial and error, that leaving dead wetas in the shoes isn’t always appreciated by the owner of said shoes. And that if you make excited chirpy noises while hiding in the back of the couch with your collection of 17 stolen socks, you are...

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Oh baby, how time flies

nirvana

How did that happen? That cute little baby that featured on the cover of Nevermind is now 20 years old. That can’t be right: I remember so vividly when Nirvana released this, and it certainly didn’t feel like it was 20 years ago.

Anyway, the baby in question, the now all-grown-up Spencer Elden, re-created that famous pose last month to mark the 20th anniversary of Nevermind.

Yep, I think I’m getting old.

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Neener, neener, neener … we won

Neener, neener, neener … we won

That was way too scary but I suppose it was a game of two halves and rugby was the winner on the day. Well, actually, we were the winners. I’ve just finished work and while I’m pleased the Rugby World Cup specialist pages are over and done with for four more years (take the George Gregan, you bald little pillock) I’m even more pleased our boys in black got the job done. Put that...

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Cleaning shit up

Cleaning shit up

As you may have noticed, we’ve had a wee change around and a bit of a makeover. Kind of like Nip/Tuck but without all the nakedness, shagging and dirty dealings. Anyhoo, I decided to keep the monkeys because, well, I wouldn’t feel fully dressed without them. But I’ve tidied up a couple of categories and moved all the books stuff in to its very own home. No doubt I’ll still be tweaking things here...

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Scheduled outage September 8

Scheduled outage September 8

There’s a security update happening on the server that hosts this site on Thursday night (September 8). I’ll be offline for just a minute or two somewhere between 10pm and 11pm.

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The missing link

Wondering where all the book reviews have gone? They now have their very own home at Books By George. I’ll be tweaking the site over the next few weeks but don’t let that put you off. Oh, and I’m thinking I might just give this site a wee makeover some time soon. Should the monkeys stay or go?

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Time flies and people are just plain weird

Time flies and people are just plain weird

  My parents used to mutter comments about the speed at which time passes as you get older and I had always believed it was simply something old people said. However, I now find myself saying the same things, which leads me to believe one of two things: either they were right, or I’m now old. I prefer the first option. Anyway, I’ve had one of those “where did the time go” moments today:...

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Books on the move

We no longer run a book reviews section on The Southland Times website so I’m going to separate out the books section here and keep all my reviews in a separate blog. I’ll keep you posted!

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Pussies galore

Pussies galore

There’s something quite disconcerting about waking up with three cats in your bed when you actually own just two cats. The neighbours have a fairly new, fairly small kitten. She took a liking to the big hairy bloke I’m married to the other day and now seems to spend more time here than at her own home. She seems to be outside a lot, so I figure she’s feeling a bit lonely and know...

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Winter. Cough.

Winter. Cough.

It’s cold, snowy and I’m still recovering from whatever lurgie it was that got me a couple of weeks ago. The snow’s been a bit startling, hasn’t it? Norman has been enjoying it, running around like a maniac as her wee furry feet disappear into the piles of white stuff. And every time she flits off outside to commune with nature, she wants to warm/dry her feet on me when she arrives back in...

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