Tuesday, August 26, 2008

reading list

ava sticks out her tongue
We're taking Ava and Nick Nolte to the vet for the first time tomorrow. I think I am way more excited than I should be. It's just that it's the first time since we brought them home that they will be out in the world! I'm not used to having indoor cats, when I was growing up my cats were indoor/outdoor, but really mostly outdoor. I think Ava will be really excited and Nick Nolte will be really really freaked out. And probably I will be a little worried because of Nick freaking out, and also hoping that they are both ok (I think they might have ear mites, I hope it's nothing more serious). I'll be sure to let you know how it goes.
I've got some blogs I'd like to share with you, and, since we were just talking of cats, how about we start with a cat-centric blog? Whether or not you are a reader of The Sartorialist (but especially if you are), you will certainly appreciate the dry wit and gentle parody of The Catorialist. But really, it's hard to resist cute cat photos.
I am a big fan of Gracia + Louise, I have mentioned them here before and I have one of their gorgeous zines. So I'm kind of embarrassed that I have just now discovered that they have a team of completely lovely blogs, with a stress on the lovely. They are filled with their watercolors and collages, works in progress as well as peeks at books and shows, etc. They have individual personal blogs; Gracia at high up in the trees and Louise at elsewhere. They also collaborate, along with Elaine Haby and special guests on a blog of illustrations of collective nouns called a skulk of foxes and a husk of hares. It just sounds delightful, doesn't it?
Another blog I've been enjoying immensely lately is elephantine. Always gorgeous photos, always fun shopping links, always whimsical writing. Also, there are often photos of the author's beauty of a cat Rufus.
PS - To any San Francisco readers, this sunday there will be a pilot run of Sunday Streets San Francisco, where a stretch of road (mostly the Embarcadero) from Bayview to Chinatown will be closed to motor traffic. You will be able to stroll comfortably in the streets without fear of being run down by a car! (I can't make any promises about not being run down by a bike, so be careful!) If you are in the area you should check this out, it would be wonderful if this experiment were a success and this became a weekly event!


Conscientia's Cameos said...

What awesome kitty names! they are gorgeous btw :)

Giftbearer said...

Those are cute cats and funny names for them! I hope the problem is something small and easily solved. If you like animals check out my blog updates on Carmella and her fight to overcome distemper through a rare treatment;