Saturday, January 3, 2009


Okay, one thing I'm really excited about is next weekend's premiere of 24. While I enjoy (immensely) Kiefer Sutherland's season-long scowl, what's really fun is following Dave Barry's blog while watching the show. It's the only reason I even kept my laptop. I'm still trying to catch up on seasons. A while ago I stopped mid-season in season 3. I've heard season five is great, but I confess I lost interest last season when they killed off Alexander Siddig's character. Still. I'm more excited than I am at Christmas.

This show is like crack. I still remember D telling me he bought all the available seasons on sale, and after we got back from Christmas break, I sat down to watch season 1 (not ever having watched the show). I was only going to watch one or two episodes, but ended up watching seasons 1 and 2 over the weekend. By the end of the weekend, I'm pretty sure I did look like I was on crack. I may post some reviews up here, or even some comments from the blog. Great fun.

In other news, Gatsby has taken to sleeping next to my head at night. I think Orson feels a little miffed, because my bed was his bed. He's still welcome on it, of course, but he's taken to sleeping in a laundry basket. He's still my baby. I hope he knows it.

Gatsby gained weight while we were gone, too, though now that I have him back on his normal amount of food, I think he'll lose it. Plus, I think he's more active now that we're home. Orson, on the other hand, has lost weight since Gatsby has been here—which is great, because Orson was a real porker there for a while.


fairyhedgehog said...

How do you measure out your cats' food? We give them wet food twice a day but the rest of the time they have access to dry food and Bonnie is beginning to look rather tubby round the middle.

freddie said...

I don't really measure, exactly. Gatsby came with a one-day sized bowl when we got him. I fill that up and let the cats go at it for the day. If it's empty by evening, sometimes I'll put in a little more to tide them over until morning, but most of the time what I feed them in the morning is plenty. Gatsby has about zero interest in anything other than dry cat food, so the weight gain was kind of surprising. I'm guessing it works out to about three cups between the two of them.

Whirlochre said...

Ah! Cat food! Something else sloppy to fling at the TV whenever 24 is on!

Apols, Freddie, but I hate that show. Kiefer's dad was good in Kelly's Heroes, though, if that helps.

freddie said...

Apols, Freddie, but I hate that show. Kiefer's dad was good in Kelly's Heroes, though, if that helps.

No apologies necessary, Whirl. My standards in TV watching are embarrassingly low.

BBJD said...

Kelly's Heroes was great. It used to be on twice a week in the middle of the night and I would stay up to watch it. Now I own the DVD and watch it once a month or two.

When we had two cats (B.J.Honeycat and Baby Boy) we put out a perpetual feeder. They ate like crazy for three or four days, and then figured it out and only went to eat a couple of times a day. They were fine until we had to put them on a special diet. Then they put on a few pounds.

fairyhedgehog said...

Somehow I must be doing it wrong because I'm sure my two are both putting on too much weight.

They're still under a year old, so maybe it will even out as they grow up.

freddie said...

Hmmm. I've never seen Kelley's Heroes. I'll have to check that out on itunes, if it's available. I'm guessing it's nothing like Hogan's Heroes? : )

It might be the wet cat food, FHH. That stuff can be full of fat.

fairyhedgehog said...

Maybe that's the problem.