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Tuesday

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:00:13 PDT


Okay, now I would have a real entry today except... We had a very bogas staff meeting after work today so I put Rocket in daycare for the daycare - first time since he got  attacked and he did really, really well and played all day.

And because of the meeting we got home late and while it was still light it was clearly not going to stay that way and so we opted out of our walk. And Rocket was very tired and didn't really need a walk.

Which leads me to why there isn't a real entry, he was curled up on the couch and he looked so soft, and did I mention I worked all day and then had this meeting? I had a really long day and there he was so soft and sleepy and pillow like and on the couch...

I  ended up waking up way too late for a real entry and then there were the Barney Miller episodes I felt duty bound to watch, and then it was time for Brooklyn 99 and I really like it so  there just wasn't time to do all the things I should have gotten done.



NC State Fair 2017

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:00:08 PDT

Sunday I went to the State Fair with BroskyI am jot really thrilled with how they turned out, normally if I go to the fair, I go during the week,by myself and I have more time and space to get the pictures I want. It wasn't possible Sunday night. It was a good exercise though in just getting the shot and not screwing around.[...]



Friday Cats Blogging

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:00:27 PDT








Friday

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:22 PDT



I was a very bad, lazy girl. I looked outside, it looked kind of maybe, like it had become overcast, it was gray, maybe it wanted to rain... I went upstairs sat on the bed to change clothes, because I needed to go and go soon so I could walk the dog before it rained - and then the dog was on the bed and then the cats were on the bed and then there was a dog cuddled up and then it got way too late to walk that dog. And then it never rained.

 But I got the trash to the curb before dark! I feel so proud.





Thursday

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:00:20 PDT

Today was a election day for us. Thus far my main candidate is winning! I know it was my hour and a half on the phones that one time that put her over the line. It totally wasn't that the man running againts her used language that was insulting and in my mind in bad taste after the ugly general election and he should have thought about that. I can't be the only woman who is still seething and not at all excited about voting againts a woman and for a man .He just used a tone I didn't like and I was like, yeah, No. Can't do it. Sorry not sorry.After workIwent back to the polls and hung aroundwith my precinct chair and we spent a lot of time with a guy handing out literature for the guy running againts Our Mayor. This guy was a true believer,  a Berniebro, I think. You could tell, it was in the blind faith. He siad he had spent a lot of time at the bus station downtown button holing people waiting to get on the buss - right up until the bus people told him they were going to call the police if he didn't leave their passengers aloneThat was not what I published Tuesday night - not that it actually published, it was listed as a "draft".  Stupid Blogger. I wrote something longer and more substantive and more grammatically correct. I don't know what happened to the rest of it or why it chose to save that portion or version of it. My candidate, the sitting mayor and the upstart are very likely going to have a runoff in November. Can't wait.There was nothing on TV tonight so I decided to try on my halloween costume to see how it looked with Rockets Dragon costume. I also decided that we were both done with the cone. His ear looks luch betterAnd I think that is about as healed up as its going to get. I may start dosing him with vitamin E though to urge hair growth on that ear. I know scars don't grow hair, but maybe hair can grow around it? Disguise the scar a little? Anyway, the cone was making us both crazy and I am really tired of doing upholstery first aid on the futon.So, back to the costume fitting. It does fit, it fits just fine, is just a leetle shorter than I remember it being? I wanted to go as Dragon and Mother of Dragon - I've never watched the show myself and I know she doesn't wear a sparkly blue minidress with silver leggings a silver boots. However, she does actually wear a light blue dress! Who knew!? She also doesn't have blue hair. So I'm kind of going as Trashy Mother of Dragon. If I really had to, I still have my long blue velvet bridesmaids dress from Brosky and Alphaglas wedding. I could get a long blond wig - they sell them in the character correct style even, and go in that direction. But I'm not going to. I am going to try to find some sort of light blue under skirt, the dress does have lounging pants but they were made for another woman, 50 years ago and she was a very small woman who was most likely also wearing a weaponized foundation garment. A 21 century woman is not getting into her pants.[...]



Monday

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 04:00:24 PDT


Yesterday I was putting something in my outside trash and I felt this sudden pain in my finger and I tried to make the pain stop, and it wouldn't! I tried to shake the pain causer off my finger, and I couldn't! It just hung on! And all this time I couldn't actually see whatever it was that was pumping poison- I'm assuming this, into my hand. It was dark, the light wouldn't go on, it was awful! I know the bug had set it up to happen that way.

Finally, I was able to shake it off and that was when I saw that my finger was now bleeding! Whatever it was had the capability to draw blood! It was weaponized! I was attacked by some sort of fully weaponized insect! Gawd only knows what kind of bug grade poison I have coursing through my veins now!

OMG.

I've been poisoned! I've been poisoned and now I'm going turn into an X-Man or a Marvel character or whatever franchise Spider Man belongs to, I don't know I don't watch those kinds of crap movies. Oh no! Maybe I do now! Maybe that's what the bug venum will do to me! It will make me crave rotten, B-Grade schlock! Oh, Jeebus take me now!

It was time for a shower so I took one and then waited for the venom to take ahold . And waited. I waited for my hand to swell. I waited or shakes and nausea, I waited for dry mouth and hallucinations...

And nothing. The rotten little beast just wanted to eat my flesh. 





Weekend

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 04:00:01 PDT

This weekend I did not end up at the vets office at all!! Whee! And Rocket let me take my whole shower on Sunday without freaking out! Whee!Friday I went to a friends art show at pricey  clothing boutique and felt poor/short/fat/old but they did have hipster water to drink so when I walked in and suddenly was so thirsty I started to choke, I  was able to get something to drink. So that was good.Saturday I did my community duty and went around the hood and put notices about the upcoming election on doors. I got  my daily steps in and made my precinct chair proud. I went, for the first time to my neighbor across the fences house and thought I would introduce myself. They have a very fancy doorbell that has a camera attached - they also have a glass door, I could see them in their kitchen. They could see me, I could see them. I stood there, smiling, with my little hand out and I put it in front of the camera so they could see I wasn't trying to sell them anything or get them to vote for anyone. It was a totally non-partisan notice : The election is October 10, you can vote form 6:30A to 7:30P at Location. Early voting started at Date and runs through Date, early voting van be done at Location.They could have opened the door and spoken to me. We could have met for the first time.  They did not and we did not and now I know they are basement flooding assholes. Before I only thought they were  basement flooding assholes. It's better to just rip off the bandaid, and I am so going to tell my other, nice neighbors all about this! Onto other things.When I was going door to door to door door. So many doors, I realized my own door is looking not its best. The season has changed and a lot of the doors looked very  season-correct and bright and very welcoming and my door looks very blah and unwelcoming and, frankly, just not its best.I decided it needed something. I would have vacuumed the neighbors leaves off the lawn, but it rained and darn it, I couldn't do that job this weekend, again, darnies! So the next best thing was scoring a nice fall wreath for the door! I thought about getting some pumpkins, and I still might, they always look so nice and autumnal-  but then they always die and rot and that it not a nice look. So maybe, I'll get them later in the season. Anyway, Nice new wreath! Nice new doorwayI like it. It looks nice the the bricks and its very autumnal.I also wanted to give an update on my elephant ear, I had to give it an emergency re-pot at the very wrong time of year but there was no time to dither about it. It was bit initially very happy about the move, but it adjusted and is doing much better.I am going to replant my other elephant ear at the end of the season out of its much too small planter into a deeper and better pot[...]



Frday Cats Blogging

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 18:37:15 PDT






Friday

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:00:03 PDT



So I came home with ever intention of following through with my usual schedule  and going for a walk, trying to remember that we need to do this ever earlier -    and successfully took the dog out and made dinner and fed the dog and changed clothes and ate dinner and... fell asleep.

Not a good look and did not get us out "early" to walk the dog. The dog didn't get a walk, late or otherwise not that he minded, he was also sleeping. He is not a good role model! He is however, a very good pillow. I need a way to tell my fitbit that I had an off night and there is no way I am going get those steps in. I know it's disappointed in me because it didn't bust out with a "Just 2500 more steps needed!" message like it does when it thinks there is a chance in hell. There are little switches in the app for almost everything, there needs to be one for "I might be getting sick or whatever, chill out and leave me alone for X days, okay? You are the worst! Gawd."

I did wake up eventually and got the trash out and the dishwasher emptied and filled. I have TV to watch. Shit is about to get serious on Project Runway.





Cone

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 04:00:18 PDT



Dog is doing well. Unlike Tuesday, he did not eat his futon Wednesday, so progress is being made. He is getting better at getting his suddenly two foot wide head through doors and he seems less flustered by the cone in general. He clearly hates it though.

He has to wear it though. There is no two ways about it. His ear is very fragile and needs to be protected at all costs what he needs to be protected from are his need to violently shake his head and ears and scratch his stiched ear with his very sharp claws.

He very much wants to itch his ear. He is itching his cone a lot. So much cone itching, it makes me sad to listen to him itch his cone, its very sad see. As sad as it is and as hard as it is, and it is hard, for both of us, I really, really want to take the cone off but I can't, I just can't I want to  leave it on as long as I possibly can because I want his ear to be as beautiful as it was before. I want to be able to pet his ear without being reminded of this incident and I don't want him to be reminded of it either.

ON a different topic, his halloween costume arrived today and it is fabulous!





The dog in recovery

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 04:00:41 PDT


An update on Rockets condition. The cone is making him crazy . He is already crazy, but his meds keep his crazy under cover and under control for the most part. The cone is ruining a lot of hard work on both of our parts.

Last night I took a shower, I told Rocket what was happening, put him in his room and took my shower. He lost his shit. He hasn't lost his shit like that in a long time, I've been taking showers at my leisure for a long time, he doesn't like the sound of running water and would just a soon be in the safety of his room while I'm making the water run anyway.

Not Sunday night. He barked and cried and climbed his door and carried on! Not a pretty look for him. I knew Monday was not going to be easy, I also knew that on Monday he was going to go to work with me because he had his annual meeting with his doggy shrink and we could talk about it there.

He did good! He acted like a basket case the whole time we were at the office!

She ended up giving me the okay to up his pills until her loses the collar and then again when he boards at the end of the month.


When he's not a total basket case


Almost 48 hours ou

Our outing today, a bagpipe group fell out of the sky.



And what a weekend it was

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 04:00:17 PDT

And do the weekend started off really well. Friday was Friday, and that was awesome, and Saturday was fun, I went shopping and bought a $149 dress for $29 and even better, it even fits! I don't have an event for it yet, but I think it will be nice for Christmas Mass.And then I decided that Rocket and I needed to go downtown and see the Bluegrass festival again. It was very busy Saturday night, the sidewalk was very full. much fuller than it had been Friday night. I should have taken the hint and walked in the street, where it was also crowded but not as shoulder to shoulder as the sidewalk.There were dogs, lots of dogs. There was a dog on the sidewalk in front of the bars that as stunning, and the people knew it too, they had the dog arranged on the sidewalk like a peice of art. I really wanted to find out more about the dog but...There was another less artistically significant dog just beyond that dog. As Rocket and I approached it it snarled at Rocket, Rocket growled at it because he is not a total pussy, thankyouverymuch. I pulled him back because I don't want him to growl at other dogs - because been there done that and I am not going back there -  and at the point the other dog lunged forward and bit Rocket!I didn't realize this until we had dashed away - I should have gone back to get the other owner when I saw the blood, but I didn't know how bad the injury was. I thought it was a nick. He has had such injuries at doggy daycare,  little, minor scrapes and dings. No biggy, wash it out, dab a little hydrogen peroxide on it and you're golden.This wasn't a little ding. I should have gone back and throttled the owner! or at the very least get him to pay for this, it was not cheap.I left the building with this intact, tried to get him in the car and it fell apart, went back and had them put it back together. It fell back apart in the car going home. It is now duct taped together and has not fallen apart since.When he first got home he refused to eat and then he couldn't figure out how to lay down! He just stood there and swayed. It was very sad, I had to show him how to get down to the floor. Since then he's slept a lot and kind of moped. He's on a painkiller and an antibiotic and I think those are making him feel a little icky. He had a breakthrough on Saturday before all of this happened, I left him in the backyard by himself for twenty minutes! with no barking or throwing himself at the gate! I am so proud.By Sunday, he was back to eating, but he couldn't be in his room by himself for long enough for me to take a shower. I blame the cone for that. He's going to his behaviorist tomorrow so hopefully they can help us out with that, maybe with some short term meds or with some sort of suggestion. I can't really take him to work with me for the next seven days.[...]



Friday Cats Blogging

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:00:12 PDT








Friday.

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:00:14 PDT



I left the house with the dog and I am going with the idea that it is Thursday, that it must be Thursday, but Thursday is take-the-bins-to-the-curb-day and it was 6pm on the day I have spent all day working on was Thursday and there was not a single bin on the curb.

This was very disturbing! Normally, but this time they're lined up on the curb like little soldiers! Not a one, not a bin. Now I'm wondering what day it is, is it really Wednesday , still? I mean, really? Could it still be Wednesday? how many Wednesdays do we have in a week? No, it has to be Thursday. All my TV comes on Thursday. Literally, almost everything I watch currently, comes on Thursday. Its insane. Thank Gawd for my DVR.

I think I am going to get the cat carrier thing for Tiny. I don't know if I can pull off wear him to work but I would like to wear him to the store or just around the house. People get really excited when they see a cat in public, its s surprise, a pop of cat. It makes me happy. I want to make people happy with my surprise cat. Also, he could be a my emotional support pet, I think I need one and he is small and easy to take places. Cats are much more portable that dogs, especially a 74 pound dog - I mean, he's wonderful and all but he does not lend himself to a hands free lifestyle. I can't really strap him to my chest and boogie on.

I will have to think about this.




Wednesday

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 04:00:24 PDT



I took Rocket downtown for his walk and , tonight, two days before the official start of Wide Open Bluegrass, there were all ready three bands banding around! They are everywhere. In a couple of days there will be mandolins everywhere, big basses in the way and I will be way over pretty much everything from the Oh, Brother Where Art Thou sound track.  In a couple of days Rocket will be in a couple of bands.





Its a fun weekend though, the crowd is friendly and the music is pleasant. There is a neat festival attached to it and so there are things to look at as well as to listen to. There are lots of bands to watch and many tiny children in family bands wailing on instruments to make any adult feel completely useless in comparison.

Why is all the TV on Thursday night? There is shit all on the rest of the week and they load THirsday night up like there is a rule about not having anything on on any other night. Brooklyn 99 is on Tuesdays, so there is a show that is not on Thursdays but that is an outlier.

I;m going to have to remember what I changed my Netflix password to. I had to change it the other night after I got an email from them telling me I changed it. I hadn't changed it. Someone else did. So when I should have been getting ready for bed I was on hold with Netflix trying to get the whole thing straightened out, its taken care of, the evil doers got locked out, mt account is safe and I got a new password and that I've already forgotten what it was.







Wednesday

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 04:00:20 PDT


You know what would be nice? If I could bring a cat to work with me every day. Probably Tiny kitty, because he is very small and friendly and portable.

The news just does not get better. The stress does not get  less hard, the anxiety doesn't get less constant. What the world and I need these days is more cats at work. Or more of my cats at work, I'm not sure how I feel about rando cats at work, I mean other than the rando cats that may or may not be present outside. I haven't seem cats outside but I have seen woodchucks. I am not sure how woodchucks would feel about moving inside and being office pets, I don't think they would like being in a clover free environment.

I think my cat or cats depending on how Big Cat feels on a given day, are very well suited for being workplace cats and I think they should come to work with me daily. I could keep their box in the empty room we use as a  food room when there is food - rarely, and on those rare occasions when there is food in that room, I could move it into the hallway nook. Its an old building, we have nooks.

I have thought about this at length. I also saw a picture of a cat in a snuggie online and I know it can be done and it  was a large cat in a snuggie so I know that a small cat in a snuggie is absolutely doable. I think I should get a doctors note saying I need a cat snuggie actually, I think if more people had doctors notes for cat snuggies there would be less people on tranquilizers and possibly, fewer people on pain killers. Cat snuggies can save America, empty the shelters and possibly bring down 45.

Little know fact. Lime flavored jello tastes like lime flavored jello. Even when mixed with whipped topping, it does not make it taste less like lime jello or turn it into something on a higher plain. It is still lime jello and it is gross.



Tuesday

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:00:37 PDT


Another day another outrage to deal with.Instead of being. Did you know that Russia is still a thing? It is, they tried to break into 40 states electoral systems. 40. The Kremlin put 45 in office, I do not actually believe that 53% of women voted for him, I think that was just a very insulting figure that they came up with and decided to go with. I do not believe that 53% of all women voted for him - to make it all so much worse. His creepy son-in-law used a private email server to do government work and yet the media isn't exploding LOCK HIM UP.

Mueller MOVE FASTER

Did you know that 45 has not done thing one for Puerto Rico? He has tweeted 18 times about his  ridiculous NFL tantrum but only one time about three million Americans dying and drowning . We have an entire aircraft carrier standing by for such humanitarian emergencies and it only awaits his orders to go to their aid, it sits at port. COuld it be that he does not know that Puerto Rico is America? or is it that they have no Electoral votes? Or that they went for Rubio when they voted? Could he be that small? Is it because they are Hispanic? Could he be that much of a Racist?

He hates brown people. He hates hispanic peoples. He doesn't understand that they are actual Americans. He is mad at the Football players for daring to be both Black and rich, he most definitely can be mad at the Puerto Ricans for being Hispanic and American citizens.

I watched enough of the Cowboys game to watch them and Jerry "I fired every coach they ever had" Jones wuss out and kneel before the DODs display. It was pointless and made light of the whole point of the protest and I hate him very hard. He fired Tom Laundry, he has no soul and now we all know he carries water for 45.

I hope they lose the game, they lost yuge last week - Karma? and there is no reason for them not to lose this week, they are creatures of habit. I know them well.



Monday

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:00:16 PDT


What a lovely weekend! I went to the mall Friday night - lost my car in the parking garage, not very lovely that, but I did find it and then I rewarded myself with  a trip to Krispy Kreme and two very nice donuts.

Saturday, after many naps and cuddles with the animals, I went to Alphagals and Broskeys to give Niece her birthday gift and her annual birthday angel and that was fun.  The birthday Angel was still in terrific shape and still holding a teeny, tiny needle in her teeny, tiny hand - which is amazing considering I got the angel for my birthday in 1979 and its been sitting in a box for God only knows how many years.

Sunday, I went to Church and napped and cuddled with the animals all day.

I watched some football because that is now that is now an act of Resistance. I might watch Monday night football wearing my pink kitty hat . It is so much easier that having to leave the house and go somewhere and do something. Imagine what he is going to attack when the indictments start coming down... Motherhood? Puppies? Cat videos?



Friday Cat Blogging

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:00:14 PDT









TGIF

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:05 PDT



The best thing I did yesterday was settle on a dog costume. It wasn't like I didn't have options. I could have gone with the seal - I think I could have done that, if I had any sewing skills or if what a weim looked like in the water was common knowledge, which I will admit, it is not , more's the pity- because it would have been awesome. I also kind of liked the DIY options, even though I really didn't want to DIY anything. I also was warming up to the baby elephant option because it would have been really easy  and super cute once Rocket warmed up to the trunk. Here is a rough, early version



I think with some more work, that this could have eventually have worked.

Instead, I went with a store bought non-elephant. Sigh.



Postal

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:08 PDT


As it turns out, there was a reason I left my package at home and didn't make it to the post office at lunch like I had wanted to - I couldn't have done the post office yesterday and gotten my cat food and eaten lunch as planned. As it turns out, over the lunch hour the post office is even less staffed then it is during regular business hours and there would have been no way to ne as efficient as I had hoped.

I arrived today before high noon - a good thing, but there were already two women in line ahead of me. There was one (1) window open. The clerk at the window was carrying on a long, involved NON-POSTAL business related conversation with the woman at the window. And it went on and on and on and finally, after what seemed like hours - it was hard to tell because there are no clocks in the post office - they decided to talk later - presumably at her window, with a big line behind her and she moved on to the next in line.

Good Lord.

This lady wanted to change her address  - which is one set of forms that had to be dug up for her to fill out, but no, she didn't want these forms  because  but not really, she no longer lived at the address but she wanted her mail to still go there - because her sister still lived at the address and it was alright with her to get the families mail, but the lady didn't like the mail facilities at the apartment, so maybe she didn't want her mail there, there was an issue with the badly maintained boxes -Now were they maintained by the apartments or the Post Office? Well blah, blah, blah... maybe she wanted general delivery that goes to the post office? So that was yet another stack of forms because everyone's addresses needed to be changed, but well, what about getting a PO box?

More forms. And then all the while complaining about the service she received at some other post office that had most likely asked the specifics about what exactly she wanted instead of letting her shop for post office offerings like she was a buffet.

There were by this time, a lot of people in line!

I had one thing to mail. My old post office had a mailing machine a scale and card scanner with a box in it in the lobby. It weighed things for you and gave you a sticker for it. You dumped it in the box and you were gone. So nice. I think it could also sell you stamps.

I all but through my package at her and was out the door. I did get my lunch but just. Not really efficient.



Halloween is coming.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:00:02 PDT

I had two errands to run at lunch today and could have in theory ran them both, they were in the same neighborhood, first errand was fine, went quickly, second errand could have been a slam dunk and I could have still managed lunch - However, I left second errand at home. In my imagination I was very efficient and got a lot done.It was there, at the door, ready to go in the morning as I was walking out the door, but I had to take the dog with me and I couldn't organize picking up package and dealing with dog at the same time. Maybe it was for the best, I was able to have a more leisurely lunch.So, tomorrow I tackle the post office at lunch. I will be doing all my errands at lunch from here on out, we start to lose daylight very soon and after work I will have to  get dinner thawing and the dog out the door as soon as I walk in the door. This is not my favorite time of year.Today I was very mean to dog. I had him in daycare today and I still took him on a walk! Normally, I give him a day off but I forgot he was at daycare (I know! I know! I had other things to think about!) and I just went and it didn't take long to see that he was a little be tired. He did just go to daycare and the more often he goes, the less  wiped he is when he comes back, so I think he's going to survive his day of  extra activity. besides, he peed his floor on Monday , so if his "punishment" is spending  the next day at daycare and then getting a long walk, well, I hope he has learned his lessen. Hopefully tomorrow he will sleep all day.Speaking of the dog. How do we feel about him going as a seal? He's the right color, he looks a little like a seal already, kind of, in the water especially. I think I need to lok at more seal images though. I did find a couple of doggy seal costumes but they were too constraining.This is actually the inspiration seal. It clearly has issues, but it also has solutions. I think this is where I am going to start with his seal costume. Great  a big gray sweat suit. I'm going to need  flippers though.[...]



Monday

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:23 PDT


The calendar says almost fall, a week or so ago it felt fall, my tree is dropping leaves, the stores are full of halloween and thanksgiving merch and some have Christmas stuff too.

I had to shave again. I was all excited about wearing leggings and long skirts and pants again and then it got hot and I had to shave again and that is such a drag. I was all ready to not have to do that again. It's one for the upsides about winter - I don't have to mow the yard or my legs for  the foreseeable future

But ya know what? Its shorts weather again. Hello, Ms. Razer.  Its hot! I went to Sparkcon over the weekend , it was fun and there seems to be a lot of smart things to do if you wanted to go do smart things in the heat. I could have had a poem written on demand but it required I wait in a line and I wasn't willing to do that in the heat. I also hit Bugfest and if I was a "friend of the museum" I could have eaten a really interesting bug buffet, but I am not a friend of the museum and the buffet was another very long line in the heat.

Also? They were running out of butterfly wings and were only (selfishly) handing them out to children, the crowd was full of adults  with butterly wings but once I get there all of a sudden they are just for kids - Sucks for me! Actually, sucks for my dog, I still haven't found a costume for him and I kind of thought that maybe he could be a butterfly?

There is nothing out there! In other years there has been so much, so many really cool costumes in the stores but this year there is like nothing, there are only a handful of choices and most of those are for little dogs or even for cats, there are better cat costumes in the stores than there are for dogs. That is where out culture is right now. We have fallen through the mirror.



69th Annual Emmy Awards

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:12:04 PDT


Cant do time stamps because I got a late start.

Best Supporting Actor Drama- John Lithgow, The Crown

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Kate McKinnon, SNL

Best Actress in a Mini Series - Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Best Directing in a Comedy Series - Donald Glover,  Atlanta

Best Variety Sketch Series - SNL

Best Writing in a Drama Series - Bruce Miller, Handmaids Tale

Best Supporting Actor in a  Comedy Series - Alec Baldwin, SNL

Best Directing in a Mini Series - Big Little Lies

Best Supporting Actor in a Mini Series - Alexander Skarsgaard, Big Little Lies

Best Writing for a Variety Series - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Ann Dowd , Handmaids Tail

Best Writing Comedy Series - Master of None

Best Reality Show - The Voice

Best Director Drama Series - The Handmaids Tale

Best  Writing Mini Series -  The Black Mirror

Best Director  Variety Series - SNL

Best Variety Talk Series -   Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Best Actor in a Comedy - Donald Glover, Atanta

Best Actress in a Comedy - Julia Louie Dreyfus , Veep

Best Comedy - Veep

Best Actor in Mini Series - Riz  Ahmed, The Night Of

Best Actress in a Mini Series - Nichole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Best Made for TV Movie -  Black Mirror

Best Mini Series - Big Little Lies

Best Actor Drama Series - Sterling K. Brown,  This is us

Best  Actress Drama Series - Elizabeth Moss, Handmaids Tale

Best Drama Series - The Handmaids Tale



Friday Cats Blogging

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:00:15 PDT