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2011 Yamaha Star Stryker 1300 Hit USA Starting

CATEGORY: | Thursday, September 16, 2010

1304cc liquid-cooled V-Twin, 8-valve
Bore x Stroke: 100 x 83mm
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Fuel Delivery: Fuel-injection
Clutch: Wet multi-plate, cable actuation
Transmission: 5-Speed
Front Suspension: Soqi 41mm inverted fork
Rear Suspension: Soqi shock absorber
Front Brake: 320mm disc, 4-piston caliper
Rear Brake: 310mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Front Tire: 120/70-21
Rear Tire: 210/40-18
Seat Height: 26.4 in.
MSRP: $10,990 - $11,240
Colors: Raven, Impact Blue, Reddish Copper

Thankful Thursday

We are thankful that Mom has the Sunday only paper delivered. Once in awhile there is a paper bag included in it which she lets us have.

After we have had our fun with the bag she puts it in the recycle bin in the garage.

What we think we become

CATEGORY: | Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Our summer went by in the blink of an eye. I was so busy keeping Memphis in touch with her old school chums...running off to the parks...driving back and forth...having many visitors...unpacking...settling in...playing in the kiddie pool...getting ready to start Memphis in a brand new school...making sure Soren got his naps...washing the car...cleaning the house and cleaning it again...decorating our first ever home...
It's a blur of madness and joy. We ended it with a 9th Birthday Party for Ms. Memphis...we rented a bouncy house...because we have a big back yard now...and about 20 of her friends and some of their parents stayed too and wow....I was shell shocked for a few days but it really went well. I seriously can not believe Halloween is right around the corner and that the days are getting shorter. I have also been reading up on Buddhism and finding that it really resonates with me...
which brings me to my next point. Long story short my brother and his wife have exited our lives. Many details left out, my niece left home at 17 to go and live with my cousin and my Ma and Dad helped with money a bit. She could not longer live there. I will not share details and I try not to ever get this personal but it continues on and on. Now my 65 year old mother is stressed out because my niece will be living with her now and going to community college. Her parents refuse to help her at all and I feel lost. He is my only sibling. I do not know how to handle it. So I have decided not to. Occasionally I will return an email and try not to say too much because when I have there is trouble. I am sent religious, specifically Christian emails but get very little other news from said brother/sister-in-law. So I guess the reason I am asking is...I have strong spiritual beliefs but they are not rooted in one religion. I have always tried very hard to be a kind person and when I have wronged someone I have tried to right it.
Lately I am trying to live in the moment. Trying to make all my reactions ones out of love and when I make a mistake I forgive myself for letting my emotions lead me down the wrong path.
I guess it might be time to realize I no longer have a brother as I have been rejected so many times. Oh life...why are you so hard sometimes?
Thank goodness for my own little family...they are my life and I guess that is what I must focus on now. :)

Wordless Wednesday (X-rated!)


Toesies Tuesday

CATEGORY: | Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Minchie standing on his back toesies to get his favorite pink mousie with his front toesies.

Mancat Monday

CATEGORY: | Monday, September 13, 2010
"Mom, please can I go down to the laundry room with you to help?"

Easy Like Sunday Morning

CATEGORY: | Sunday, September 12, 2010
Great way to start off an Easy Sunday. Having your face washed by your brother.

Photo Hunters - Anniversary

CATEGORY: | Saturday, September 11, 2010

Formerly Feral Friday

CATEGORY: | Friday, September 10, 2010
This cute formerly feral catloaf looks good enough to eat!

Mo’ Cats Day!!!

CATEGORY: | Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Remember last year, when Derby declared September 9th as Mo’ Cats Day in response to “No Cats Day”? Now every September 9 has been declared Mo' Cats Day!!!

And for the silly purrson who thinks that there should be a day without cats on the innerwebs:

Laila's response to No Cats Day!

Minchie's response to No Cats Day!

Wordless Wednesday


Tummy and Toesies Tuesday

CATEGORY: | Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Mom had trouble getting my long, lush tail in the picture. It is quite exquisite and I'm very proud of it.

Mancat Monday

CATEGORY: | Monday, September 6, 2010

Here's a little video of Minchie in action with one of his thousands of mousies.

We hope all of the American mancats (and girlcats too) have a very relaxing Labor Day. Don't forget, this is the day our beans have to do all of our labor for us. Oh, wait, they already do 24/7! MOL!

Easy Like Sunday Morning

CATEGORY: | Sunday, September 5, 2010
Laila, do you realize this is the third day in a row we haven't had the air conditioning on and the windows wide open? I think we should spend this Easy Sunday napping here on our cat tree catching all the nice cool breezes.

Photo Hunters - Hot

CATEGORY: | Saturday, September 4, 2010

Today's Photo Hunt theme is HOT.

Good thing Mom doesn't have those HOT burners on, or Minchie's butt would be on fire!

Friday Flashback

CATEGORY: | Friday, September 3, 2010
Today's Friday Flashback goes back to July 12, 2007.

Laila totally enjoying and trying out everything in our "kitty amusement park."

Soon she won't be able to fit under here.

Lilly can't help but be a bit curious. This poor little 16 year old "senior" is holding up well. Just waiting for the mom instincts to kick in. So far she's "talking" to her a lot.

Laila has adjusted very well to her new environment. My only regret is that she still is skittish toward me. I'm just being patient letting her approach on her own. However, when she is "still" and resting I can then go over to her, pet her, which she is crazy about, and then pick her up and hold and bond with her. Just going to take some time.

Thankful Thursday

CATEGORY: | Thursday, September 2, 2010
Minchie is thankful (Mom too!) that Laila shares her cat hair magnet with him.

Whisker Wednesday

CATEGORY: | Wednesday, September 1, 2010
This Whisker Wednesday goes back to when Angel lived with us. He didn't seem too happy that Mom stuck Laila's flower on his face. Real mancats don't wear flowers!