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Jill
19 August 2011 @ 01:05 pm
Hi all, hope you're doing well! Wow, it's been ages since I last posted. Sorry for being so neglectful. It's been an interesting time for me – I've been forced to reconsider a lot of things as part of the process of figuring out what to do with myself.

The Story of my MRP and my SummerCollapse )

So, that ends the narrative of my summer. I hope you're all doing well, and I'll try not to let too much time go by before I post here again.
 
 
Current Location: New Hamburg
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
 
 
Jill
11 December 2010 @ 06:40 am
Chester – Warning: Cute OverloadCollapse )
 
 
Current Location: Hamilton
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
 
 
Jill
01 December 2010 @ 11:17 pm
Andreya"s Meme, gacked from the_epicCollapse )

zebra_bunny"s memeCollapse )
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Current Location: Hamilton
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: Handel's "Messiah"
 
 
Jill
16 November 2010 @ 01:25 am
A while ago, I mentioned a stray cat who befriended Chester and would drop by to visit with him through the kitchen window. Well, I have some good news: my landlady – one of the nicest people you could ever meet – has taken her in! Unfortunately, she'll probably have to find a new home for her – although she's a very friendly and affectionate cat who gets along wonderfully with people, she doesn't get along well with my landlady's other cats. But no matter what happens, she'll be safe and cared for, and that's what matters.
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Current Location: Hamilton
Current Mood: contentcontent
 
 
Jill
04 November 2010 @ 04:10 pm
eiluned posted this on her lj, and I thought it was just too awesome not to share!

George Takei Calls Out Anti-Gay Arkansas School Board MemberCollapse )
 
 
Current Location: Hamilton
Current Mood: gratefulgrateful
 
 
 
Jill
01 November 2010 @ 10:56 pm
Hi all, hope you're doing well! I'm making this post far later than I should have, but I just wanted to spread the word about Autistics Speaking Day – an event created by my very good friend neko_no_baka, an aspie and autism rights activist.


Autistics Speaking DayCollapse )
 
 
Current Location: Hamilton
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Handel's Messiah
 
 
Jill
18 August 2010 @ 10:48 pm
Chester gave me quite a scare last night by escaping through the kitchen window! While I was resting in my room, he managed to break out by enlarging a small hole in the window screen – clearly, he's a smart kitty! I quickly ran outside when I discovered he was missing, and I saw him sitting on the roof, but he wouldn't come down when I called, and then I lost sight of him. I left a can of food by the window, hoping to lure him back in, and sure enough, he was back before too long. Before Chester came back, though, his stray friend, who often drops by to visit with him through the window, showed up and helped herself to the food! The cheeky kitty even wandered right into the kitchen and started eating from Chester's bowl!

I was amused, but not quite sure what to do – letting her stay hardly seemed like a good idea, but I couldn't shut her out without shutting Chester out. After Chester came back in, I was able to lure his friend outside with a can of food. I was sorry to have to shut her out, but I had no way of knowing what kind of diseases or parasites she might have. I'm going to try to get in touch with some animal rescue organizations to find out if they might be able to find a home for her – she seems like quite a nice, friendly kitty. It was quite an eventful night, to say the least! At the end of it all, I'm just so relieved to have my kitty back!
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Current Location: Hamilton
Current Mood: relievedrelieved
Current Music: "Schafe konnen sicher weiden" by J.S. Bach, played by Yo-Yo Ma
 
 
Jill
14 August 2010 @ 09:40 pm
As of last week, I'm now sharing my apartment with a very adorable Siamese kitty named Chester! ^__^ He had been abandoned, and two of my friends from my M.A. program had been looking after him; but they couldn't adopt him, because one of my friends is allergic to cats; so they were looking for a home for him, and I volunteered. I'm so glad that I did, because he's really a wonderful cat, with so much personality!

On the day I brought him home after taking him to the vet's for his shots, he mostly lounged around in a secluded spot next to the couch, because he was drowsy from the effects of the meds. The next day, when I got out of bed and went into the bathroom to brush my teeth, a little cat wandered in to greet me, and I cried, because I was so happy to have a cat of my own again.

Chester is very playful, and loves his toy balls and dangly toys. ^__^ It's hilarious to watch him play with the balls – he doesn't just play with them; he hunts them, sending them running and then stalking them and pouncing on them. As befits the reputation of Siamese cats, he's also very chatty! The other day, I overheard him as he was sitting on the kitchen windowsill telling off a cat who'd wandered onto our roof and right up to the window. It was fascinating to watch – the closest I can come to describing it is to say that I never knew a cat could sound like that; it was the closest I've ever heard a cat come to sounding human!

For the most part, he's quite a well-behaved cat, although I'll have to train him out of his habit of walking across the kitchen counter and stove to get to the kitchen window – as adorable as he looks perched at the window, I'd rather not have his hair all over the stove top! Tonight, the silly kitty even managed to knock one of the burner trays into his water dish!

I'll post some pictures of Chester as soon as I can – he really is a beautiful cat, with adorable big blue eyes. For now, though, I have to get to work on my major research paper, so Chester joins me in saying *purr,* and goodnight! ^__^
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Current Location: Hamilton
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: The Brandenburg Concertos, by J.S. Bach
 
 
Jill
10 December 2009 @ 09:33 pm
Hi everyone, hope you're all doing well! *hugs f-list*
It's been ages since I've posted – between my coursework for my M.A. and my T.A. work, I've been completely swamped. I'll post a more detailed updated soon – but for now, I'm procrastinating from essay-writing with some random memes ^__^

The Twelve Days of Bookish_NerdCollapse )

Authors memeCollapse )
 
 
Current Location: Hamilton
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: "Silent Night," sung by the Elora Festival Singers
 
 
Jill
03 June 2009 @ 03:01 pm
Hehe…

The Dante"s Inferno TestCollapse )
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Current Location: Waterloo
Current Mood: amusedamused