Friday, 26 February 2010

Friday quick reads, knitting and music

As the weekend beckons, I thought it would be nice to share a couple of bits n pieces with you lovely bloggers.

First are quick reads from two simply fab writerly bloggers.

Theresa Milstein's snippet from her novel is currently On Ms Snark's First Victim Talkin Heads competition. Go Theresa!!

Fellow shoe-fetishist Ann has her piece Melting Pot Avenue up on her blog, Inkpots n Quills. It shoulda been a contender in another competition but her pc decided to be all nasty so she missed her deadline.

And here is a worthy reason why I wish I could knit!

And finally, how could I resist? This always, always, always cheers me up!



Happy Friday!!!!

27 comments:

Theresa Milstein said...

Old Kitty, you just made my night! Where to start?

First, thanks for linking people to my dialogue piece. Extra http:// pops up, but if people delete the extra on top, the link works. And thank you for the sweet comment you left me. I was a little reluctant to reveal my piece, but I'm glad I did.

I checked out Inkpots and Quills, and loved the piece. Immigration and ethnicity were my focus in graduate school.

How tragic for the poor chicken, but nice that some are being saved. I'm a hopeless knitter. I blame it on being left-handed, but I don't think that's the real reason.

The cat was so funny. I can't picture my cat doing that.

Visiting your blog is always a nice surprise.

Ann said...

Oh Kitty thank you so much for linking to my blog post. How very generous of you!!!!

I am not sure what to make of the chicken jumpers...But I could try and give you a over the web knitting lessons.

Still smiling after watching the music loving cat.

Tried to link onto Theresa's story, but couldn't. Must check her story out.

Have a wonderful and Glorious Friday!

Susan Fields said...

There you go making me laugh again - I love the video of the cat and the guitar!

Love Meow said...

awww I love the guitar kitty. He is so adorable :). I can watch it over and over and over.

SF said...

Cats eh? It's all about them!

Loved the video about the poor chickens! It's nice to know that next time I knit a wonky vest, at least there's a chook in England who'd appreciate it.

Very funny!

fairyhedgehog said...

Lovely kitty video!

I feel so sorry for those hens. I only ever buy free range eggs because I can't bear to think of how battery hens are kept. I think it should be illegal.

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Old Kitty: I love how I bask in the effervesence of your blog. Almost as if we sit side by side to enjoy the treats our humans give us...oh MY...sweaters for chickens? Hmm.Tommy can't knit. She tried. She wound up with more of those stitch pearl things
than she started up. Those poor chickens would have blankets if Tommy knit. She's useless. And thank you for the writer tips--Tommy says she's gonna look at em--might make her write more than her name...or mine! :)

Have a great weekend!

Noir

Kea said...

I've seen it all, the sweaters for the hens. I didn't realize there was a hen rescue...good for them! Poor hens.

Very cute guitar cat--of course getting head rubs from the guy's knuckles. LOL.

wncmountainliving said...

Cute kitty video. A very cold and windy Friday here - hope you have a warm fun weekend!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Old Kitty I just spent a half hour looking at kitty videos through your Youtube link! :-D That was fun!

I will go to your other recommendations next..thanks!

We got over a foot of snow last night. I was shoveling all morning. Hot chocolate time now ..a good reward.

♥ Pat

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh I have never seen that video before! That is hilarious!

And those poor chickens - I have heard of that with penguins too. I wish I could knit - I also follow a kniting/kitty blog - every time I am there I am amazed. If I tried, well, I would feel awful for the poor chickens!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jenny Woolf said...

Love this clip! Really made me laugh!

Old Kitty said...

Oh Theresa Milstein

I'm so sorry!! I've just fixed the link, just now!! Oh I do hope people were able to link to your snippet despite my silly extra http://!!!

ooops!! btw - your snippet was fab! the dialogue, the scene all unfolded so naturally. GOOD LUCK!

Awww I thought Ann's piece was lovely.

I do so wish I could knit more than anything! It's such a skill!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Ann

I fixed the link to Theresa's piece!!!! I can't believe I did that. Oh dear!

Isn't that guitar cat great!

LOL!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Susan Fields

I love how that cat looks so out there - so happy!

LOL!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Love Meow

me too! I watch it when I need cheering up. It always does the trick!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi SF

Awww the chickens needing jumpers! So sweet!

I didn't whether to go awwwwww or to laugh when I saw that clip so I did both!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

hi fairyhedgehog

I thoroughly agree! I mean these poor chickens lose their feathers cos they're so stressed! Poor things.

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Noir you gorgeous cat you!

Awww you crack me up, you really do!

Do you have Tommy in stitches all the time? (Stitches, gerrit? Knitting, stitches.. oh ok.)

Of course the chickens would love Tommy's knitted blankets! They're chickens! And I hope she does get inspired to write her novel - she might even dedicate it to you. That'll be nice wouldn't it?

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Kim!

Awwww chickens need jumpers of the sweater kind too!

:-)

Oh that look on the cat's face is just something isn't it? LOL!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi wncmountainliving

Thank you for popping by!

Oh no chance of a warm weekend I'm afraid - the forecast is wet and windy and cold. Brrrr.

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Pat@Mille Fiori Favoriti

Oh you deserve your hot chocolate and then some more!

I cannot wait for spring - nuff snow already!

The cat videos are great aren't they? LOL!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Amy and the House of Cats

I think knitting is such a fab thing to know to do! I love that you can knit, well, anything -even chicken clothes!

:-)

Have a wonderful weekend too!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Jenny Wolf

:-)

It's a fab clip, isn't it?

take care
x

Niki said...

Hi Kitty there's something for you at my blog :o)

Don's Girl said...

Well, Old Kitty--Thomasina here, and I finally meet YOU! Seems you and my ferocious feline, Noir, visit over the blogosphere. My round eyed cat,who loves to fetch-urged me check you out. Noir has a habit to leave up blogs he feels I oughta read. And since he did, I've visited a few of your author chums. Enjoyed it--and I'll definitely be back. Now, Old Kitty, you must xcuse me. Noir just put his claws into my leg, after he dropped his toy at my feet...time for fetch!

"Tommy"

Old Kitty said...

Hi Don's Girl!! Or rather the lovely Thomasina!! Yay!

Sooooooooooooooooo happy to meet you!!!

*Waving frantically*!!!!!!

Your Noir is a very, very, very clever cat!!!

hello!!

You can see how over-excitable I can get sometimes, LOL! That's why my cat is the complete opposite. She just wants to SLEEP and be left alone, the silly creature...!

Really good to see you!

take care
x