la_samtyr: asian art drawing of sleeping cat (Default)
2030-06-22 09:26 pm

[sticky entry] Sticky: Introducing Myself

aka: My Sticky Post

Yay! It worked! :D

Watch this space...


Ok, most of you probably know me as samtyr from over at elJ. I tried to use the same name here but when I was first setting this up, one of my cats unplugged my computer. And since I was a beginner w/o anyone to ask for help, I had to alter my name a little. My default icon (whom I call zen cat) has remained the same though. ZC is my first icon and I strongly doubt I will ever get rid of her.

I'll probably add more to this later on.

If you have a different screen name here, please pm me and let me know what it is. Thank you!

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la_samtyr: asian art drawing of sleeping cat (Default)
2017-09-20 09:54 am

Be Afraid. Be Very Very Afraid. II

Guys, CALL!! They're 2 votes from killing the ACA. Congressional staffers say they were inundated with calls before. Now they say they are getting THREE OR FOUR. Call. Call. Call. Every. Day. (202) 224-3121.

health care part 3
--The above was snagged from my fb page.
la_samtyr: books (books)
2017-09-10 04:38 pm

Snagged from... "Elsewhere"

You are walking in the woods and the moon is shining. suddenly you realise there is something carved on stone and you realise it's this door.

Where would this door lead?

What character is waiting for you on the other said to show you the land and of course share an adventure with?

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la_samtyr: asian art drawing of sleeping cat (Default)
2017-09-05 01:47 pm

Be Prepared

Found on fb -- kinda big, so under the cut.
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la_samtyr: books (books)
2017-08-30 08:48 pm

Well, Darn

It seems that I have done something to mess up my back. I probably did it Monday, when I hauled two oversized plastic totes out to the garage to be gone through. Not my brightest idea but they have been sitting in front of an old deep freeze that needs to be gone for several years now and I just decided "oh, just do it and get it done, silly."

So I did, and ever since yesterday my back has been twitching like crazy. Yes, it hurts. No, I'm not going to the dr. because it is almost Labor Day weekend and with some muscle relaxers I have, I can make it till Tuesday. But I won't be able to drive much. Oh well. If I sit really still and keep my back straight -- especially when I go to get up -- it doesn't hurt too bad either. Maybe this means I will get some writing done. Perhaps.

Anyway, if I'm not posting much or seem to have disappeared, that is probably the reason why. Take care everyone and for those of you in the US, enjoy the long weekend.
la_samtyr: asian art drawing of sleeping cat (Default)
2017-08-29 10:09 am

Harvey

http: // www .npr .org/sections/thetwo-way /2017 /08/28/546776542/ national-weather-service-adds-new-colors-so-it-can-map-harveys-rains ?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170828

The colors the National Weather Service uses to show rainfall on its weather map couldn't represent the deluge in southeastern Texas, so the NWS added two more purple shades to its map. The old scale topped out at more than 15 inches; the new limit tops 30 inches.

The move came as forecasters warn of continued flood dangers and continue to update precipitation totals from what the NWS is calling "unprecedented" rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey, which made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane late Friday.
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la_samtyr: grapes to be harvested (Dorwinion grapes)
2017-08-27 11:00 am

The Month In Review

trail riding adventures

Yeah, it's been kinda like that.
la_samtyr: sunset (sunset)
2017-08-21 09:18 am

Today's The Day!

Today is the big eclipse! For once, I get to see 'something cool' because it's going to be right over my house! I get to watch it in my yard, for free! No driving anywhere or anything! :D

Right now it's really quiet out, so I imagine most people are either at one of the museums or something; Hastings has an observatory too and that was sold out months ago.

So wherever you are, I hope you get a chance to see it, or at least part of it. If nothing else, you can always watch the NASA feed online. Enjoy!
la_samtyr: books (books)
2017-08-18 09:01 pm

Meme Time

Finally decided to join in:

Kissed any one of your Livejournal friends? No
Been arrested? No
Kissed someone you didn't like? Yes
Slept in until 5 PM? No
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la_samtyr: cat statue (Bast)
2017-08-17 02:48 pm
la_samtyr: books (books)
2017-07-26 10:42 am

I'm Back!

Back from vacation! I had a great time and lots of fun! I'll post more later; right now I'm busy sorting through mail and paying bills, receiving head bumps from my oldest cat while the now-big kittens are crawling all over me and my little Chi-man is reading his head on my foot and sleeping.
la_samtyr: from painting by Dali (girl at window)
2017-07-09 02:08 pm

On Vacation!

Ok, everyone!

Starting tomorrow, I will be gone on vacation for about 2 weeks. Since any internet connections will probably be iffy, I won't be updating until I get back.

Wishing all of you happy birthdays, anniversaries, etc. and I will *try* to play catch-up when I get back.

Take care, everyone!

**hugs**
la_samtyr: books (books)
2017-06-21 11:39 am

Languages 101

"Adios y gracias por el pez."

species mis-communication
la_samtyr: woods in golden light (Lothlorien)
2017-06-16 06:22 pm

Haute Coture

wedding shoes roger vivier for christian dior

Wedding shoes, 1955
Roger Vivier for Christian Dior


After all, June is supposed to be the month for weddings.
la_samtyr: books (books)
2017-06-14 03:25 pm
la_samtyr: books (books)
2017-06-09 05:20 pm

Road Trip Idea

50 Unique Independent Bookstores You Need to Visit in Every US State

https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/articles/50-unique-independent-bookstores-you-need-to-visit-in-every-u-s-state/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=share

Have fun, and enjoy! And don't forget to visit the bookstore featured in your state! :)
la_samtyr: sunset (sunset)
2017-06-08 08:27 pm

Haute Coture

vintage dior 1955

Dior, 1955
la_samtyr: cat statue (Bast)
2017-06-05 07:46 am

Cat Names 101

word of the day aka i meant to do that

I don't know when I will use this as a name, but I definitely will use it! :D