January 14th, 2004

Andrei in the office

Eye on the cat, part 2

Yesterday, I called the cat owner. He was a reasonable sounding man with a slight hispanic accent named Antonio. He got the cat for his 4 year old daughter from the local equivalent of the Pennysaver.

He told me where he lived and how the cat is fed and has free range. He also explained that the cat had a history of getting out of tags. He assured me that the cat had had all of its shots.

Then yesterday afternoon the doorbell rang. Antonio was looking for the cat up and down the street. I introduced myself as the person who spoke to him on the phone. After seeing the cat was tagged, I've been getting in the process of ushering it out at night so it's not sleeping in the house.

I did a scan in the house and couldn't find it. Then I went to the cat nest that I know it's made. The back porch has some utility shelves that we store our camping supplies on. The cat loves to hide in the rolls of the sleeping bags. I extracted the cat and brought it out to Antonio. Antonio had brought the vaccination paperwork and the clipping from the newspaper. He was concerned because the cat stopped showing up when he would bring his daughter home from school. It would jump up on the car when they parked.

So, it seems that he is a responsible cat owner. So, it looks like jnanacandra and I will be taking a trip to the shelters to find one that can live with us without us wondering when someone will come looking.

Edit Clarified a typo thanks to the watchful cat-like eye of jnanacandra
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Andrei in the office

And in other news: Hebrew

Last evening I wrapped up a 2 part Hebrew Class I was teaching for the order.

I spent far too many hours putting all my notes into Keynote (PowerPoint for the Mac). But the end result was more than worth it.

The presentations for the class can be viewed at:
  • Week 1 - http://www.apolo.cc/Hebrew/notes1.mov
  • Week 2 - http://www.apolo.cc/Hebrew/notes2.mov

    These are Quicktime movies of the presentations. This is just the slides without the lecture. They can be played by any machine that has Quicktime installed (default on mac) Once the movie is playing, click on the movie to advance the slides.

    Also on the side is the accompanying Hebrew Charts I made for study and reference.
    The charts are:
  • Week 1 - כ---א First half of the aleph-bet
  • Week 2 - ת---ל Second half of the aleph-bet with final forms.

    I will be adding more materials in the coming months.

    This was a great experience. I hadn't really seriously studied the forms and shapes of the hebrew alphabet for.... Well, let's just say I'm not 13 any more. I enjoy teaching. I will have to get more together.
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    RHPS Floorshow Alums

    Just had the sudden urge and inspiration to make: rhps_alums

    It's for anyone that has ever been in a floorshow, been part of a RHPS cast. Share your memories and stories. Good, bad, worse.

    And I know at least 1 reader of this journal who will want to read and possibly comment on my first post.
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    MEME time: State Meme

    Okay, cribbed this one from a post by revlainiep
    When you crib it... credit

    For me bold is where I've been. I italicized places that I've lived.

    1) Alabama, 2) Alaska, 3) Arizona, 4) Arkansas, 5) California, 6) Colorado, 7)Connecticut, 8) Delaware, 9) Florida, 10) Georgia, 11) Hawaii, 12) Idaho, 13)Illinois, 14) Indiana, 15) Iowa, 16) Kansas, 17) Kentucky, 18) Louisiana, 19) Maine, 20) Maryland, 21) Massachusetts, 22) Michigan, 23) Minnesota, 24) Mississippi, 25) Missouri, 26) Montana, 27) Nebraska, 28) Nevada, 29) New Hampshire, 30) New Jersey, 31) New Mexico, 32) New York, 33) North Carolina, 34) North Dakota, 35) Ohio, 36) Oklahoma, 37) Oregon, 38) Pennsylvania, 39) Rhode Island, 40)South Carolina, 41) South Dakota, 42) Tennessee, 43) Texas,44) Utah, 45) Vermont, 46) Virginia, 47) Washington 48) West Virginia 49) Wisconsin, 50) Wyoming, and 51) Washington, DC.

    Far more than I'd thought. Hmmn
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    Memetime... Ern?!?

    Cribbed from a Meme-ing by aliyna
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    Georgia O'Keefe
    Fantastic!! You are GEORGIA O'KEEFE.
    You are a true spirit of nature, and it shows in
    the flowing floral paintings for which you are
    most famous. You feel the beauty of all things
    around you, and your friends appreciate you for
    your ability to share that extraordinary beauty
    with them.

    Which famous artist most reflects your personality?
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