Thursday, 22 November 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you are all having a wonderful day!

I need a hug. Please could some kitty/ies teleport to my lap and put their furry (or if it’s you, Dragonheart, your lovely smooth) arms round my neck and give me some head buts and cheek rubs. I don’t mind if you’re a bit heavy coz you’re full of turkey or if your tail types cccmmmmmmmmm’’’’’’’’’’’’]]]]]]]]]]]]888888888 (oh, thanks!) some random characters, I just need a hug!

Speaking of Dragonheart, my Dad emailed me a wonderful slide show of Canadian scenes but it’s a .pps file about twenty-eleven megabicycles big so I’m pretty sure Mr. Blogger won’t entertain it. The images are simply stunning.

I’m appalled to see that I haven’t blogged for over a week and a half! I was reminded of this by Diamond. Thanks Diamond! I’ve had lots of ideas for postings when doing something else, but sit me in front of the computer and what do I do? Visit as many friends as I can and then find out I’ve run out of time. So today I’m doing it the other way round, which probably means I won’t get to many of you, for which apologies.

Diamond also suggested I get a Peculiar Aristocratic Title and there it is above. It’s pretty relevant to me too, because the names “Hardy” and “Thomas” have come down through the men of my father’s family over several generations (not always both at once). Being female, I don’t have either of these names, but even so, pretty neat, eh? Oh, and “Incomplete” – erm, in the brain cell department, I believe*.

We don’t, unfortunately, celebrate Thanksgiving in the U.K. (well some do, but in general they aren’t Brits, hehe!) so I haven’t been cooking turkey today, which is just as well because my Evil Oven would most likely have seen it as an excellent opportunity to attack me! So instead I’ve decided to share my Halloween dinner with you:

Pizza with Olive, Feta Cheese and Herb Salad

With “Spooky Soup” (Pumpkin & Pepper)

Served in my Smiley Mug which was a present from my friend Salad Tomato (don’t ask!)

I thought the colours were appropriate and the whole lot was delicious. I have to confess, though, that I ate this fine repast a few days before Halloween. Still, it’s the thought that counts…

I’ve been sleeping for England lately and when I awoke at 1.31 p.m. (OK, OK, I know… but I am nocturnal, after all!) today, oh joy! The sun was shining! The first time for about eleventy-thirteen weeks! Weather retrocast for “Sunny Sussex”:

Rain, rain, more rain, pouring rain, rain like thundering herds of elephants were descending from the sky, rain which couldn’t be described as rain coz it was solid sheets of water… OK, you get the picture. So why do I need a hug when today I awoke to sunshine? Because in less than 1½ hours it was nearly dark! All right, if I’d woken up earlier… but I’d still have needed a hug coz I would have been even tireder than I still am, lol!

Finally (“thank Bast for that”, I hear you say) I got the intelligence rating thingie in my side panel from Chase, who is assessed (quite rightly) as Genius. Why am I down there with the undergrads? OK, undergrads must be pretty intelligent and as I never went to college I’m pretty pleased with that assessment, but still… I NEED A HUG!!!

Have a nice one everykitty, everybean and everyotherspecies:)

* It’s just taken me about an hour and nearly 3 bottl glasses of red wine (Californian) to get the photos to go where I wanted them with the words surrounding them in the right places. Aaaaaarrrrrgggghhhhh!!!


Cheysuli said...

Dinner looks good. Perhaps I'll drop by. Our turkey isn't until later.

MoMo said...

Hi, haven't visited for a while to say 'mieow'. So, I hope you are keeping well. If you are sick of the cold weather and rain, come and keep me company and bring the pizza, of course! I have a real college cat sitting in my blog, so do come and visit. I don't think my blog rates at all, must be down near the moron level and SS is too ashamed to put it up.

MoMo said...

PS Sorry, I mean hugssssss. But you can have the purrsssss too.

Karen Jo said...

I am sending you a virtual hug, Black Cat. I sympathize. I like your peculiar aristocratic title. Maybe I should get one, too, as almost everyone seems to have one. I don't know why your blog is rated as Undergrad. My silly little limericks got rated as Genius. I wonder what the parameters are.

MoMo said...

PPS My college cat is a Black Cat too. When I say, come and visit me , I really mean it because SS is going to abandon me for a week in December and her aunt is going to feed me but she doesn't give cuddles, hugs, scritchies or snuggles, only food and water.

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

It does sound like you need a hug so I'll be nice and give you one or at least let you hug me. Kaze will give you a hug, she loves to wrap her arms around bean necks and purr. I only got a little bit of chick-hen anyway, it wasn't too thrilling.


The Furry Kids said...

Titus would definitely come and cuddle. EG and I aren't too cuddly unless we want to be. Oh, and Momma says that your pizza and salad looks delicious. She would take that over turkey any day. hee hee


michico*Adan said...

I love your dinner, it looks fine and delicious~!!! THAT'S great~!!

Happy Thanksgiving :)

Lux said...

I love your Peculiar Aristocratic title!

Is it too late for Silky and me to teleport over? (She wants to come, too, plus she's more cuddly than I am.) :)


Daisy said...

That pizza looks very delicious! And here is a big, fuzzy {{{{{HUG}}}}} from me. And a little sandpaper-y kiss, too.

The Cat Realm said...

Here you go: BIG HUG.
And then I will send Mrs.OZ over, she will sit ON you for ours. Preferably on the chest so that her whiskers can tickle your face... And the maid will be happy to NOT have her sit on her for a change....
Your friend Karl

Victor Tabbycat said...

Hi Black Cat! I give good hugs, if you want. I also lie on chair backs and lick hair. BIG HUG and PUrrs!

Eric and Flynn said...

Hi Black Cat. Here's some (((hugs))) furrom us. Mum sez she saw in one of yer comments that yoo came furrom Plymouth orijinly. She wuz wondering which part. We're close to Roborough.
Also yoo sed it takes ages to git yer pikchurs and werds in the right place. Don't know how yoo do it but we find it easiest putting all the pikchurs up furrst, and then putting the writing in after.

Astrid, Kashim & Othello said...

Still need a hug? we offer some and some gentle purrs too!
puurrs and hugs Kashim & Othello

Ariel said...


Here's a big (HUG) just for you :)

Boy said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Here's a hug fwom me!

Chairman Mao said...

Hi, black cat! We Ballicai are sendin you great big kittyhugs! In fact, all of us are teleportin ofur to cuddle up on top of you and make a big purry Ballicus blankie!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Mickey said...

Hi!! You say you have not blogged in a while,well I have not visited in a while :( Sorry,Mom was busy,I guess you know how that goes ;)
Mom is droolong ovet the pizza ans salad.She loves feta cheese and olives!!
The weather is nuts.We had snow on Nov 11,then on the 14th it rained, then it got cold,warmed up,got really cold and now it's going to rain later this week.

I am glad you got your hugs and hope you are feeling good! I'll see what I can do about getting Mom organized and visit more often,even if it's just to say HI!!!


Karen Jo said...

Thanks for visiting. I am glad to hear that you are feeling better.

Chancy said...

Huggs to you black cat. I love black are special! Did you fill your belly? Happy Thanksgiving!!!

MoMo said...

Hi, have you heard about us kitties putting on a CCSI production? Well, Karl wrote the script and Sassy is producing it with a whole host of other talented kitty graphic designers and technicians. I am the Tooth Fairy. Whoowee! Come and have a look at Sassy's blogsite (