Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Turkey Tuesday with Tybalt

Now where is that turkey? I know I just saw him . . .

Guess what, kitties? Tomorrow is the beginning of mommy's Thanksgiving holiday! That means I get 5 days full of mommy. And she may even go ahead and put up the Christmas tree . . . and lock us away from it. I don't understand that part. I mean, trees are for climbing!

So, if I don't see any of you furries later, have a super wonderful HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Mancat Monday - Purring for MoMo

My dear friend Sassy let me know that her sissy MoMo is ill. I am purring very hard for floofy and sweet MoMo. MoMo and I were new kitty bloggers at about the same time, and she was one of my very first kitty blogging friends.

Please get better, MoMo!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday Movie Review - Quantum of Solace

As you know, mommy and grandmama went to see the new James Bond movie without me. That did not deter me from my purpose in the slightest. I know how you kitties depend on me to bring you the latest and greatest movie reviews and recommendations! Therefore after mommy fell asleep last night, I prowled through the bottomless black hole she calls her purse and borrowed her plastic card thingy, donned my disguise, and had Loki drive me to the nearest theatre.

As Igor Kittenovsky, Russian Foreign Exchange Student, I bought my ticket, popcorn, Dr Pepper, and some gummy bears and settled down to watch. (I also took a few extra straws. A kitty can never have enough, and I mean, that dispenser was RIGHT THERE next to the napkins and I could HEAR it calling my name.)

Quantum of Solace (2008)

Directed By: Marc Forster

Written By: Paul Haggis and Neil Purvis

"Quantum of Solace" takes place shortly after "Casino Royale" ends . . . so if you plan to see this film and haven't seen "Casino Royale" yet, make sure you do so. Knowing what happened previously will make sure you enjoy this movie much more.

James Bond is trying to uncover the truth about the organization that blackmailed his love interest Vesper, and ultimately lead to her death. Struggling against his own grief and sense of betrayal, Bond is as much driven by his need for vengeance as he is by a sense of duty or justice in this film. Traveling from Italy to Haiti, Bond meets Camille and through her discovers Dominic Greene, an environmentalist who seems to have connections to Quantum, the evil organization that Bond was up against in Casino Royale.

Bond discovers that Greene is only using his environmentalist company as a cover for much more greedy and non-environmentally friendly ends. Greene has promised both England and the United States large oil shares in Bolivia, if they will ignore the junta his organization is supporting there. While making such promises, he is hoarding all of the water in an underground dam, and forcing the new government to pay him an exorbitant amount of money for using his now monopolized natural resource. Also, the General who Greene is working with in Bolivia is the one who murdered Camille's family when she was just a child. Camille's association with Greene is just a way to get closer to the General. Bond and Camille understand each other well, since they are both ultimately after the same thing: vengeance.

"Quantum of Solace," while very good, does not quite live up to the excellence of "Casino Royale." However, when taken as the sequel to and continuation of the "Casino Royale" story, it is excellent. Daniel Craig's Bond is a much more well-fleshed out character. You understand more what drives and motivates him throughout the entire film. Just seeing his expression can let you know what he is thinking; words aren't necessary for him to explain his thoughts. "Quantum of Solace" is less dramatically violent than "Casino Royale," and is much shorter. Apparently, "Casino Royale" is the longest Bond movie ever made, while "Quantum of Solace" is the shortest!

I give "Quantum of Solace" two paws up and a whisker spread, for being full of action, drama, and even some wonderful and dry British humor. . . not to mention the latest installment in the Bond franchise!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Kitties, it is a very thankful Thursday.

I can't begin to tell you how thankful my mommy is over all the mousies so many of you were thoughtful enough to bring her as presents. And Vic, mommy says her skin has never glowed as much as it does today after your sandpaper tongue facial.

Yes, mommy had a very good THREE-OH.

Besides all the partying she did with us kitties, mommy went out with Grandmama for lunch and to see the new James Bond.

No, they did not take me.

But after mommy goes to sleep tonight, I plan to take her plastic card and don my Igor Kittenovsky disguise so that I can review it for you tomorrow.



I am actually going to be IN the newest installment of CCSI!

Not reviewing, but ACTING!

Can you believe it?! So exciting.

Look at Sassy's blog for more information.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Yep! Today is the big day, everyfurry! My mommy turns into something new today. I hope it is something nice. I'm a little confused by this "three-oh" thing . . . mommy looked the same as always to me this morning, just maybe a little grumpier about being woken up by a nose bitey.

Holly wanted me to share this picture of mommy when she was a kitten.

It started early with mommy, didn't it? Holly says mommy was probably the youngest witch ever to get her broom-riding license.

Anyway . . . let's get this party started!

We have my world-famous niptinis.

And some mother's milk.

And some chicken.

And some ham.

And some roast beef.

DJ Loki is in the house, and he's starting us off with "YMCA!" Dana is leading the dance! C'mon, everfurry, let's PARTY like mommy is 29!!!!!!


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tortie Tuesday - Nesting

Yes . . . it is the season for nesting. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer, and the weather is getting colder. It is definitely time to find your favorite snuggle spot and snuggle and stay warm!

Don't forget about the big party tomorrow!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Mancat Monday - Back!

Yes, kitties, I am back. Last week mommy was very busy and very tired, so I didn't get any time to blog or visit my friends. Mommy and I got in a lot of cuddling and naps over the weekend, and I am hopeful that this week will be better. *paws crossed*

This Wednesday is mommy's birthday. She is turning something called the big "THREE-OH." I am throwing a party on my blog for her that day, so mark your calendars everyfurry! There will be niptinis and ham!

Oh . . . and just to let you know, the evil squirrels are still at it. They have mocked me from my own front porch all weekend! I am plotting.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday Movie Review - Addams Family Values

This choice may surprise you . . . but even if the Addams Family seems more Halloweeny than Thanksgivingy, they are after all a very close family. And there is a wonderful Thanksgiving play scene in the film.

In the opening scene of "Addams Family Values," we find out that Morticia Addams is expecting a baby . . . now. The new arrival is a little boy, Pubert Addams. Having a new sibling is disturbing to Wednesday and Pugsley, and their dangerous antics with their new brother is driving their parents up the wall. Morticia and Gomez decide to hire a nanny for the children in order to give Morticia more time to pursue her own interests. The nanny they hire is Debbie, a cheerful blonde who wears pastels and seems to have an eye for Fester - or at least for the Addams fortune. Soon Debbie manages to convince Gomez and Morticia that Wednesday and Pugsley want to go to summer camp, all the while managing to win Fester's odd and lonely heart.

Summer camp is a horrific experience for Wednesday and Pugsley, who are often relegated to the Harmony Hut to suffer hour upon torturous hour of Family Musicals and Disney films. Even worse for the children is knowing that their Uncle Fester is about to marry the cleverly fiendish Debbie. How Wednesday and Pugsley manage to escape from camp, and how little Pubert is the one to ultimately save the day, makes for a wonderfully fun and quirky film.

The highlight of the entire movie, however, is the "Thanksgiving" play the campers put on for their parents, starring Pugsley as the Turkey, and Wednesday as Pocahontas.

I give "Addams Family Values" two paws up and a chirp for being well-acted, quirky, full of dark humor, and great quotable lines!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Mancat Monday - Evil Squirrels!

Yesterday afternoon, I was minding my own business, admiring the pretty fall colors outside my front door.

And then I saw him. I couldn't believe my beautiful blue eyes.

It was Timmy the squirrel! And he was eating my jack o'lanterns! My pretty pumpkins that had kitties and witches carved into them! THE NERVE!

Timmy is just a no-good vandal! Look what he's done!

If only mommy would let me go outside, I'd give that evil squirrel some discipline . . . with my claws of doom.

I'm also sad to report that today's post and Friday's movie review post are the only ones that my mommy is going to have time to help me with this week. Work is busy and she has lots of classwork to get done as well, so something is going to have to slide this week, and sadly it is my blogging. I'm sure somehow she'll manage to keep up with facebook, though. Does that make my mommy selfish? I think it does. I may have to rethink snuggling with her tonight.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday Movie Review - By the Light of the Silvery Moon

Happy November, kitties! A lot of great things happen in November. My mommy's birthday is in November, and TURKEY DAY is in November, too! That's right, everyfurry! November is definitely a month for being thankful. That's why this November I am doing movies about family togetherness . . . because I am most thankful for my family!

Today's movie is an oldie but a goodie, "By the Light of the Silvery Moon."

By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)
Directed By: David Butler
Written By: Irving Elinson
Robert O'Brien

"By the Light of the Silvery Moon" is based on Booth Tarkington's "Penrod" stories. The story is set in a small town in the early part of the twentieth century (around World War I, to be exact). This movie and it's predecessor "On Moonlight Bay"(1951) both center around the daily lives of the Winfield family, especially the daughter Marjorie (Doris Day) and her relationship with her boyfriend Bill Sherman (Gordon MacRae). Marjorie, once a tomboy uninterested in boys or girliness, becomes all woman when she meets Bill, much to the mixed feelings of her father (Leon Ames). Marjorie and Bill's relationship is amusing, if you can stand a lot of mushy singing. Mommy finds as she grows older she has less tolerance for some older musicals and sappy singing, no matter how good the singers are.

As amusing as the whole movie is, the real star of the show is Marjorie's little brother, Wesley (Billy Gray). Really, once you've seen this movie, you watch it again, if only for Wesley.

Wesley is a very smart, very funny, very imaginative little boy.

Why is this movie perfect not only for family togetherness but also for the month of November?

My furry friends, the answer is one word: Turkey.

Young Wesley has the wonderful idea of raising a turkey for Thanksgiving. Wesley, being the sensitive soul he is, of course bonds with the turkey . . . which leads to a lot of amusing incidents when it comes time for Thanksgiving.

One of the best quotes from the movie comes from young Wesley:

"Well, if he's good enough to be on the table, he's good enough to walk around it."

I give this movie two paws up and a chirp for being a true classic, and full of family fun!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Dona Nobis Pacem

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Attack Cat!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tortie Tuesday - Recovering

Halloween sure does take it out of a tortie. I think I need about a squillion naps.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Mancat Monday - The Big Day

Hey kitties! I hope all of you had a spooktacular Halloween.

Mommy carved her pumpkin. Here it is in the daytime:

And here it is all lit up at night!

For the longest time this is the only trick or treater we had - Cousin Sebastian! Mommy didn't give him any candy. Instead, Cousin Sebastian got a bite of steak. I wonder if he'll trick or treat more often at our house now.

Mommy wore her new fancy witch hat. Here I am giving her kisses. I love giving mommy kisses. There are some more pictures of me attacking the netting on her fancy witch hat. Maybe I'll save those for later . . . I'm a little embarrassed that I didn't know the spiders on her veil are fake.

I can't believe the spooky season is over already!