phoenixastraea: (My Prince...)
At 5am this morning, my beloved Puff passed away in my arms.  I don't think it was too painful, but she was a fighter to the last, striving for each and every breath.  I never knew a cat that so loved life as she did. 

I love you, baby girl.  My Puffbear.  Puffernut.  Puffball.  Puff-puff.  As I type this through my tears, I hope you're happy on the other side.  I miss you already and dedicate this little poem to you.  Its more accepting than I feel right now, but I thank God that you died peacefully in my arms rather than in a vets office.  You loved the creature comforts of home so much...

Rest in Peace, baby.  We had a great 20 years, didn't we...I'm glad you saw your 20th birthday.

4/8/1987 - 7/31/07

Crossing the Bar, Tennyson

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea.

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home!

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For though from out our bourn of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.
phoenixastraea: (Light up)
Puff!!! 



My little bear here is a whopping 20 years old today!!!  I love you Puff!! It's been a great 20 years baby.
phoenixastraea: (OMG!!!!!!!!!)
Wow...I'm finally home.  The train ride was nice, the stay overall was very nice, but home never looked so good.  My body is pretty achy and I'm definitely pretty scuzzy, but otherwise, I'm alright.  I made it through my first official work convention and I would have to say it was a great experience. 

Regardless, I'm glad to be home.  What I am NOT glad about is the fact that my stupid VCR decided not to tape Criminal Minds for me on Wednesday even though I had programmed it perfectly.  NOT happy.  Hopefully there will be a rerun on tonight.  

Puff was very happy to see me and put my feet to sleep last night.  What a darlin'. 

Random thoughts: don't you hate it when they start tweaking one of your favorite animated series?  For example, being the dorkus that I am, I started really getting back into the NInja Turtles on Saturday morning.  Call me nostalgic, but it was kinda neat to see a series that had such a good run in the 80's revived for the millenium.  Now, it was starting to get really dark and good when I was watching it.  I come back to it again after a few months and they've revamped the damn thing by redoing (or crapifying, really) the animation style and putting the turtles in the friggen FUTURE! WTF?!?!

And what IS it about modern animation styles being all geometric?  What ever happened to good ol' school Disney realism?!  CLEARLY Pixar understands the value of making things look realistic still! What's up with 2D animation?  I think it all started with Aladdin...that was when Disney really started going more angular in their portrayal of faces.  Nowadays you can't turn on Cartoon Network without seeing the inside of a geometry lesson in the faces of all the characters!  

Sorry for the intensity, folks, but this is something that's disturbed me for a long time now, and deserves a GIlbert Gottfriend "WTF?!" for the day. 
phoenixastraea: (The Kiss...)

I'm sorry my posts have been mostly boring stuff about my move; I promise I'll be over it soon but for now, its what's going on in my life.  I still hope to put up my review of Superman, as Pirates was pretty much pure enjoyment all the way through and doesn't require any dissecting from my English Major mind.  Superman, however, surprised me on many levels.  I find myself wanting to see it again, even though months ago I was adamantly and stubbornly sticking to my plan to boycott the whole thing.  I tell you, a good director can take any unsettling idea and make it golden.  Bryan Singer, I salute you for making a great Superman flick.  I'm also terribly upset that you didn't do X3...because Superman showed me just how glorious X3 could have been, or more to the point, how glorious Jean would have been. 

No, I'm not over that yet.  No, I probably won't be ever.  That was my one chance to see my favorite X-woman/cosmic power portrayed on the screen and its gone forever.  Leaves a bitter aftertaste, that does...Anyway...

I got some more organizing done today...brought up a shelving unit that my grandfather made for me back in elementary school into my room.  Its really tremendous that I find myself using this over a decade later...There's something comforting in that, I think. Its painted white now, but it feels right to have it here again.  I've got my stereo set up and some of my figures/tschotckes (sp?) set up, including my Vash the Stampede figures, my Jack Skellington with the 13 interchangeable heads, multiple figures of Phoenix and Darth Vader and all my Catwoman figure collections.  Its definitely feeling more like home. 

My cat has been serving as a second alarm clock for me in the mornings...its actually pretty great to wake up to her meowing instead of any alarm clock.  

In fandom news, I missed watching Hugh Laurie on Inside the Actors Studio, which sucks cause I was looking forward to that for a while.  Hopefully someone will put up a copy on the intarwebs somewhere so I can hear Hugh in all of his glory say "I'm game!" when a fan asked him about having a relationship with Wilson.  Simply awesome.   Yes, we slashers do indeed rule every once in a while. 

My icon is hot.  Matthew Grey Gubler of NBCs Criminal Minds is my new geek crush.  I love this series so much...I really can't wait until the new season starts! 

OK, I'm just being paratactic now...I'll stop when I have something more interesting to say!

phoenixastraea: (I burn for you...)
And no, I haven't been watching Buffy...I've just been dealing with a cat who's peeing all over my bed/-room now.

Yes, she's 19...but she's never done this before and it feels deliberate, since she doesn't pee on any of her favorite chairs or anywhere she sleeps. Just where I sleep.

I clean her box. I use charcoal filters. I keep my room pristine. And she wets my sheets and my comforter in the few hours that I head to Starschmucks for tea. I've never done so much laundry and used so much OxyClean in my life as I have in the past three days.

I am not a happy camper.

In other news, I edited (with the help of [livejournal.com profile] evila_elf!) a fic that I had written and posted it to good result. Lots of people liked my shocker ending, which was good to hear considering this particular fandom boasts some of the best fics I've read EVER. I also made some adjustments to the lovely icon I'm using now so that it doesn't look like it says "I bum for you" instead of "I burn for you". Yea for eyedroppers in PS!

Alright, time to continue cleaning.

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