Friday, November 28, 2008

moonlit planets and new kittens

Look up to the southwestern sky around twilight....

Last evening (Thanksgiving) Jupiter and Venus began moving closer so that by Sunday/Monday, they will appear right next to eachother. On Monday night, they will be joined by the crescent moon...

The three celestial objects come together from time to time, but often they are too close to the sun. The next time the three will be as close and visible as they are this week will be in 2052. Venus and the moon will be rejoined on New Year's eve this year, though.

I am out at Neil's Addam's family mansion for a week, with hopes for a snow storm while I visit, just a little winter to take me through to the new year. In LA, an east coast girl can get bit tired of sunny & 70*. Last night at Quiche's Spooky House, we had a punk rock Thanksgiving. Vegetable soup from the big garden with oven-toasted crusty bread. Dessert was an oddly perfect tombstone cake, which Q calls "The Death Cake". I loved this Thanksgiving, even though I wasn't with my cute little parents.

death cake!

I am bringing Batman home a fellow crime fighter, miss Selina Kyle:
(she looks as if she is part screech owl in this photo)

owly kitty

This week we have a to-do list a mile long, but it will include a drive to Chicago to see Miss Amanda Palmer play a show and to pick up Q's newest Bengal cat additions. I will also attempt to get over my age-old fear of horses, whether I was kicked to death or rode one into battle to the end, I am not sure. More in the next report from the magic midwest. FIngers crossed for snow...and now we are going for just a quantum of solace, no more, no less...a little sad about a connery-less bond, but needs must....

6 comments:

Selina said...

I have a cat named after me - awesome! In all seriousness how did she get her (most fabulous) name?

Dan Guy said...

Punk rock Thanksgiving!! \m/

Realmcovet said...

Kitty cat and cake are adorable. I envy you.

Kitty Cat said...

Danth Guyth,
you are the original punk rock pilgrim.
miss Selina is named for Catwoman, who is, in day-to-day life, Selina Kyle. You may even be her, new person Selina--welcome to Neverwear...
and Realmcovet, you couldn't be cuter, in that teeny tiny little photo...

Selina said...

Hanging my head in shame at not getting the reference! I am not Catwoman, although I have been known to drink cream straight from the bottle!

John said...

I remember my grandma had a cat named JUpiter, she told me that the name was chosen because she heard that cats came form JUpiter.....I know crazy, but not as crazy as to take Cialis Online when you need it.