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Sunday, September 29, 2013

MEET ANGIE

aka Big Ang
aka Chunker


I'd been visiting Petsmart about once a week, since it's near the house, and I saw this fat cat in one of the windows.


Luckily there was a volunteer there so I could go in back and pet some of the cats. As soon as we opened Angie's cage, she was SO friendly and lovable.


She looks sleepy because she just got up from her nap.


She wanted nothing but love.


For those of you who don't know, I had a cat for 17 years (from when I was 5 years old up until I was 21). I was devastated when she died (of old age) in 2007. I got my cat "fix's" because everyone these days has pets so I'd always be around them but I refused to get one. Plus, I've been living with roommates since 2008 so I just never wanted a pet with a roommate. WELL, my roommate moved out on Sep. 2nd and that was the push to go look for Angie.

I went back to petsmart but she wasn't there so I called this lady named, Kay, who works for FUPI       (http://forecloseduponpets.org/) and she said that Angie was still available and that she was currently with a foster family. They rotate the animals out, weekly. Kay was saying how Angie was one of their "senior" cats which we all know I'm an old lady but just in a young lady's body SO I already knew Angie and I were going to hit it off. Most people want to adopt kittens and I know Angie was there for a month, for sure, but I'm not sure how long she'd been waiting for a family. I'm glad I saw her when I did and she was still available a month later.

I called on Thursday and Kay informed me that Adoption Day was that Saturday coming up SO, Saturday couldn't come fast enough!

ADOPTION DAY!!

September 14, 2013



She is so laid back. Kay picked her up out of this cage (above) and she didn't even meow. And when I drove home, she didn't even meow in the car. She did enjoy laying beside her food bowl and what looked like, comfort eating.


She was watching me put together her litter box area. I had her food/water bowls all set up. I initially kept everything in my room, for the first two days, just so that she knew where everything was and could adjust and get comfortable. Then I moved her litter box into the side bathroom and her food/water bowls downstairs. (Make her get some exercise)


Kay informed me that she currently eats the Pro Plan brand and the Chicken and Rice food. When I was walking down the aisle, looking for it, I noticed that was the only flavor that was weight managed...



She was comfortable right away but more comfortable after about 3 days, roaming the house. She did wake me up the first few mornings SUPER early, meowing so after the third day, I decided to leave my room door open and that stopped it. I guess she just wanted access to roam the house, whenever.


This is her buddy that my friend and I won at the San Gennero festival.












I'm not about dressing up animals BUT I did see this tu tu that I thought looked small BUT I decided to get it since it has elastic. Poor Ang can only fit into small dog outfits. So I had to return the tu tu. It was nowhere NEAR fitting her.


She does like to interrupt my work and lay on it, from time to time.


Her sexy pose.
(she gets it from her mama)





My friend brought over a small dog bed and Big Ang JUST about fits in it, haha!





She has a favorite spot on the corner of the couch.



Again, she decides to lay on my work. . .


gets a little more comfortable . . .


and then all the way comfortable ! 





I'm so happy I decided to get her. She's so sweet and affectionate and playful. 
It makes me sad when I see that first picture of her in the window at petsmart because she's so lovable and I get sad BUT she's so at home now :)


LiVe. LiFe. OuT. LoUd.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

THE COLOR RUN - VEGAS 2013

FEBRUARY 16, 2013
Las Vegas, NV

It was very convenient that our packet pick up was inside The Palms :)




I had been waiting and waiting for this color run!! 
I saw it online when I first moved here, last year, and missed it so I made sure that I did it the next time it came around.

I love these socks.

It was extremely early. 
Probably around 6am that this picture was taken. I couldn't fall asleep until 1am and then woke up at 2:30am sooo I was pretty tired BUT suuuuuper excited!

Sara, Melissa and I got to downtown around 7am. 
The race started at 8:30am and we wanted to be sure we could find parking, etc. 


I love downtown!


 I look Asian when I'm tired and I almost got this girl from work to believe I was part Asian. 
PS - Whatever material these color run shirts are made out of, is SOO soft and silky smooth.

 I was putting tattoos on my cheeks.
I wasn't crying. 
I only cry when I read books or watch movies. 
Nerd alert!

I got a packet of purple color, when I picked up my packet, and I didn't even have to ask for that color.
I LOVE PURPLE . . . it's my favorite.

AND as we were waiting in line to run, this feminine man asks: 
Feminine man: "Can I trade you my pink color for your purple"? 
Me: "No, purple is my favorite color".

PS - Don't automatically assume that because I'm a girl, I like pink.

My only concern was the fact that I did a leg workout on Tuesday, had practice on Wednesday (and got beat up, literally) and my legs were just done for. I could barely move on Thursday so I just stretched. The minute we started running, shin splints took over. I ran the entire time (waiting to cross the finish line) but at a slower pace. 

I did, however, dance just fine at the end, in front of the stage. I was there for a good 20 minutes. I caught a random bag they were throwing into the crowd. We threw more color. Danced A LOT. It was one of my most favorite dance parties.



The host man that was talking on the mic before the race started, was the guy that checked me in at registration (the day before at the palms) and he recognized me and yelled, "Team Palms" as we ran through . . . that was pretty awesome.

TEAM PALMS


FAST FORWARD 
(to after the race)

I was a little sad that I didn't bring my phone on the run BUT I did not want to carry it as I ran. We had to carry our packet of color in our hand (which was nice since it was like a stress reliever) and that was enough.

 Don't ask me how I got color in my mouth. 
I even kept my head down as I ran through the color zones.

 Aphrodite (my car) and I go hard.
(Classic jail pose. Not that I've been in jail but I'd have to imagine that I attempt to do this pose.)

BOOM SHAKA LAKA LAKA LAKA
(I really did sing that as the picture was being taken)

Like Whoa! 
Haha . . . but seriously, Greek girls got back too!

I stole these sunglasses at the end of the race. I'm not proud of it but it happened.
 My neck looks like my real color.
 So much purple!



Sara decided to dump her pink color just as I was running past her and half of the bag got into my ear.

I didn't want to take an ice bath but it was so very necessary.
Not from the color run, but from practice last Wednesday. 
I got hit so many times, landed on and bruises everywhere.
Welcome to Football!


 Saying that you're taking an ice bath is VERY different from actually doing it. The second I put my foot in the water, I quickly regretted this entire decision. 
15 minutes!

 I'm pretty sure that when you put a Q-tip in your ear, it should NOT look like this. 
(see picture below)

I would highly recommend this run for ANYONE.
It's 3 miles, you can walk or run. 
It's COLORFUL!

I don't know that I'd do it again (I'm almost extremely tired at the moment though) but the color is kinda hard to get off of your skin. Not bad but just a little annoying. Who am I kidding? I'd do the race again just to get to the DANCE PARTY at the end!!

Live. Life. Out. Loud.