Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow!

So a few weeks ago, my father and I took one of my parents' five cats to get a "summer cut." Baby is an adorable long haired white Persian whom they've had for a couple years now after someone brought her to them worried that she didn't have a home.

My parents weren't sure whether or not they were going to keep her at first, but just like everyone does with Baby, they fell in love with her.

But here's the problem with a long haired cat in the middle of a South Jersey summer. She sheds. But not only that. She also tends to lick. And lick. And lick. And lick some more. It was getting so bad that she was coughing up 4-5 inch hairballs every other day.


So, the decision was made to get her cut, and that's just what we did. My father and I drove her to Petsmart, where they kept her for a few hours. We wanted it to be short, but weren't sure what exactly they had in mind. Would they shave her tail? What about her face? What would they turn her into?

Well, here, for your viewing pleasure are the before, during, and after photos...




When we brought her home, at first, she had no idea how to respond to her new body. The best way I can describe it is... shy. She hid a lot, and didn't come out except to eat and use the litterbox. Finally, about a week later, we began to see her more, and in that little bit of time, she had already grown back enough fur to cover up the skin that had been exposed.

And now, just a few weeks later, she rules the roost yet again. She's out and about, getting in people's faces, giving you head butts when she wants you to pet her, and of course, using her VERY monotone "MEOOOOOOOW" to get your attention when you're sleeping.

She's the baby. Gotta love her.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

When WAS the last time I had Pizza?

Today, my father decided to go back to work.

Well, not today, exactly, but in a few weeks. September 25th, to be exact. A Friday. Usually the busiest day of the week for him. He's excited. And I'm excited too. Cause it's been forever since I had a BIMs Pizza. And I know he feels the same way.

His hip is doing much better, and he's up and about now. He's able to walk around stores, up and down stairs, and does a pretty nice two-step. His pinkie and ring finger still aren't moving that well, but he's hoping with time, they'll give him more mobility with the physical therapy. He's in good spirits, and I can understand why. Today, he said to me, "I feel like myself again," before adding, "I don't quite know who I felt like before."

This means we've got a lot to do in the next few weeks. We're reaching out to local newspapers and television stations for advertising, talking to everyone we can to see if they can get the word out, and most importantly, we've got to bring the store up to snuff. It's been closed now for over two months, meaning we've got a wee bit of cleaning to do.

Not to mention that I've got to work on the website.

This all comes at a time where I'm working on my own website, finishing up a couple video jobs, and of course, I'm still in the process of moving out of my own place in Brooklyn.

Things I'm looking forward to during this very hectic period:

1) Flogging Molly concert in LA
2) New Pearl Jam album
3) The release of "Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2" for Xbox360
4) New Shadows Fall album
5) Rock Band: Beatles

I was also going to attach a list of things I'm NOT looking forward to during this very hectic period, but I decided not to. Why dwell on the negative?