Christy and Paul 2013

A year without internet, media and junkfood. Lord, help us.

Category: Cat

Ending on a High Note: A Year in Retrospect.

Well, it’s that time of year again. You know, the end of it. It’s a time to conjure up a new reason to live after all the seasonal S.A.D.ness and the waking up every day after the sun’s gone down. A time to say goodbye to the blog and reflect on the results of our year-long experiment. A time to get on with it already.

But before we do that, I would like to thank everyONE in our intimate blogging community for commenting and keeping up with the Klardashienz. We’ll miss you someday.

Oh, and if you like photography, VISIT THIS PAGE!!! ==> http://japankharma.wordpress.com

Photos courtesy of (with no permission) Brent's iPhone and Japan!

Photos courtesy of (with no permission) Brent’s iPhone and Japan!

Awesome and FREQUENTLY updated blog from Japan! http://japankharma.wordpress.com/

Awesome and FREQUENTLY updated blog from Japan! http://japankharma.wordpress.com/

Ahem, on with the show…

January

  • No internet, media watching, texting or video games.
  • ~55 WordPress posts!
  • Enter short screenwriting thingy.
  • Create Nicksabanfacts.com.
  • Cook A LOT.
  • Blow up an eggplant in the oven.
  • Take more pictures of myself than my parents have looked at me.
  • We’re sure this will be the most productive year ever!
Eggsplat. No, eggsplosion.

Eggsplat. No, eggsplosion.

February

  • I win a Scriptshadow shorts week spot!
  • Start work on Dog Tags.
  • I meet the Scripstshadow guy in person. He encourages me to send him the finished script.
  • We feel confident that this screenwriting thing is gonna happen, yeah!

March

  • Finish first draft of script.
  • Get too drunk and eat too much KFC.
  • Go to see the heads of screenplay contests lie their asses off.
Don't do it, people!

Don’t do it, people!

Bigass BUCK'T of chicken.

Bigass BUCK’T of chicken.

April

  • Finish up Dog Tags.
  • Send it to Scriptshadow guy who never returns my e-mail.
  • Start going to Starbucks while my husband’s at work.
  • Meet friendly local screenwriter who likes my work.
  • Experiment with fasting.

May

  • Get “encouraged to move” by landlords who want to sell.
  • Publish one post about apartment hunting.
  • Apartment hunt.
  • Decide that extended fasting is bull after seeing countless pictures of dull-haired anorexics with the caption: “I’m not starving, I’m feasting on fat!”
  • Win top prize at Pinup Girl Boutique drawing: fancy-shmancy skincare products, $100 worth of Masuimi Max’s makeup and my makeup done by Micheline Pitt.
So much makeup...

So much makeup…

June

July

  • Post one catch-all post.
  • Start work on gold diggers script.
  • Work on friend’s fashion magazine.
The cover on the left is my masterpiece!

The cover on the left is my masterpiece!

August

  • Another one-post month.
  • Start to get into quantum physics and the meaning of existence.
  • Start to realize that we do what we want, and that I must not “want” to be a screenwriter.

September

  • Call my parents from Pasadena “just because” for the first time.
  • Stab myself in hand with paring knife. It leaves a scar.
  • Start my search for my birth parents.
  • My dad falls and breaks his leg. He stays in the hospital for over two weeks, but I never call.
  • My dad dies in the hospital.
Me and my dad. I'm the one in the pink. Check out that crazy 80's light fixture!

Me and my dad. I’m the confused one in the pink. Check out that crazy 80’s light fixture!

October

Paul's Fanciest Birfday Present

Paul’s Fanciest Birfday Present

November

  • Sign up for Nanowrimo.
  • Throw Paul’s Christmas Birthday.
  • Give up on Nanowrimo.
  • Get new Nike Fuelband.
  • Go Fuelband crazy.
  • Go home for Thanksgiving.
  • Help mom get her affairs in order.
  • Get asked by Food Network for rights to our eggplant explosion pictures.

December

  • Paul posts a lot while we’re gone.
  • Return to LA with renewed sense of agency.
  • Paul visits Alabama.
  • After years of thinking, finally figure out the meaning of existence: there is none.
  • Feel dissatisfied with the answer and stupid for thinking it would be satisfying.
  • Get depressed.
  • Feel distant from Paul when he gets back, because we’ve lost our shared dream of screenwriting and are starting to diverge paths, or because we worship different gods, or because we haven’t been separated for this long in years. Things just feel different.
  • Bet Paul $50 he can’t go to Sunday morning church eight weeks in a row.

Tomorrow

  • Celebrate New Year’s with Trey and Paul and Chodie Foster, uncertain where we’ll be this time next year, but grateful for the time we have left like this.
Shakes come & go... but Friends are Furrr-ever! Chuck E. Cheese's - 8/17/09

Shakes come & go…
but Friends are Furrr-ever!
Chuck E. Cheese’s – 8/17/09

Good night, dear reader, and good luck.

Christy.

Chodie Foster’s Christmas Tie

Because you can never see too many pictures of cats in ties, I give you some blurry pictures of Chodie Foster’s first piece of clothing.

Werkin' it.

Werkin’ it.

Headed to work.

Headed to work.

At work.

At work.

Being cute and blurry.

Being cute and blurry.

Asleep on the job.

Asleep on the job.

Good night.

Good night.

Chodie Foster’s Unwieldy Whiskers

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So cute!!!

I don’t know how long normal cat whiskers are, but Chodie’s seem unnaturally long. I wonder if it’s because she’s a sheltered kitty who’s never had to worry about catching her face wires in a cow pasture fence… Well, good for her. With whiskers like that, she should be able to walk a tightrope. AND SHE WILL…

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Chodie Likes to Cat-Block Any and All Technology Usage

Aww… Christmas cat on electric snow.

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She’s destroyed that snow, but it’s worth it.

Chodie Foster’s 1st Time in Paul’s Lap

Chodie has had little interest in Paul since we got her. No one is quite sure why, but I think it was because Paul dressed up like a giant dog and chased her around the house on his hands and knees, howling like a monkey. But today, for the first time, Paul picked up Chodie and dropped her from some distance onto his lap, and she was too tired to run stayed put. The following is photographic evidence of that event:

Chodie Foster

Hands In The Air

By the way, I know it’s wrong to say your cat is cuter and better than other cats, but photos is photos folks.

chodie foster

Whaaat?

chodie foster

Cat Model in the Making

Chodie foster

Cat Allure Cover

chodie foster

And Now for Something Completely Different…

If you have any, do link posts showcasing your cat baby in the comments section. (-___-) No one’s gonna do that.

This is why I don’t drink water that’s been sitting overnight…

This is what I woke up to this morning:

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Intrigued.

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Just putting my straw in her dirty cat mouth…

Christy

The Exorcism of Chodie Foster

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^ Demons leaving body. ^

Christy

Cat Butt

Without television in my life, I have been noticing, with alarming frequency, the personal hygiene failings of my cat. #ChodieFoster

Christy.