Bowie App

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I’ve seen that face before. I received a message from Tom, a longtime HoB follower. Tom had noticed Mr. Bowie immediately as he was browsing the screenshots of the WordPress app on Google Play. It seems Mr. Bowie appears everywhere all over the world. Should I get an agent to represent Mr. Bowie? Thanks for letting me know, Tom.

Hey WordPress! “Show me the money!”

Headshot

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And I seem to find the happiness I seek. When I’m out together with Mr. Bowie dancing cheek to cheek.

DST. Okay, I told you nagging doesn’t work and you should learn to enjoy the little things in your life. I am not going to complain about Daylight Savings like in the previous posts, 2 AM Last Night, DST and Message From My Cat #4. Last night, at 03:00 local time, the clock was moved back to 02:00 in this part of the world. I feel great and you will too! It’s all about the little things. Hey, friends, “We cool?”

The Weight

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“Hey, mister, can you tell me, where a cat might find a bed?”
I just need some place where I can lay my head.

“The Weight” – The Band

My soul feels crushed. Sometimes I’m very tired from the weight of the world, and I want to rest. I’m just going to lay down now. Good night, and good luck.

By My Side

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Speed healing. Sometimes you will get the flu — a few days of being stuffed up, some aches and pains, maybe a fever. I had to stay in bed for two days straight. There are many ways to help your body heal faster. You could develop superhuman healing power like Wolverine or let your cat keep you company. Thank you, Mr. Bowie, for standing by my side. Can I watch X-Men: Days of Future Past again, please?

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Every cat makes its own tune. Or how to look like Clint Eastwood. They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. And based on that saying, Mr. Bowie is giving Clint Eastwood the compliment of a lifetime.

And So It Ends

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The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. The summer ends and autumn comes. Bye bye love. Bye bye happiness. Hello loneliness. I think I’m gonna cry. Deep sigh…

Let’s Go Crazy

Good morning. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Or do something crazy every single day. Eating ice cream occasionally for breakfast shouldn’t do you any harm. Have a nice day.

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WARNING: The stunt in this post was performed by a professional and his cat. Don’t try this at home.

Mindfulness Practice

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Introduction to mindfulness meditation. You’ve seen it before, you’ve heard this before. Keep looking into the yellow eyes. Don’t look away but you can blink when you need to. Take a deep breath; relax and let your thoughts be his thoughts. Your mind to his mind. Okay, this is me now, planting an idea in your mind. I say: don’t think about Mr. Bowie. Who are you thinking about?

Rehab

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I tried to make Mr. Bowie go to rehab but he said, ‘No, no, no.’ Mr. Bowie, you made me think of Robert De Niro in Sergio Leone’s epic crime drama film Once Upon A Time in America, which begins and ends in a Chinese opium den. The last shot of the movie is of Robert De Niro in a smiling, opium-soaked high.

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Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know Major Bowie’s a catnip junkie
Strung out in heaven’s high
Hitting an all-time low

“Ashes to Ashes” – David Bowie

Okay, we’re all guilty of judging and criticizing cats. Guess it’s a negative trait of human nature. Fact: there are many humans who are addicted to dark chocolate and do not acknowledge their own addiction.

Enough Said

Enough Said: I’m a romantic fool. I should hang my head in shame for having let this particular movie stay under my personal radar last year. And you should hang your head in shame for falling asleep watching this movie, Mr. Bowie! This melancholy movie will make you laugh and leave you in tears. Enough Said is a romantic comedy about middle-aged parents with broken relationships and kids about to leave home. It’s a romantic comedy that is romantic and funny and I mean really funny. The film stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini (in one of his final roles), Toni Collette, Catherine Keener, Ben Falcone, and Toby Huss. The film is written and directed by Nicole Holofcener. I loved Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes in Seinfeld, and James Gandolfini for everything he’s been in.

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Enough Said happens to be the second-to-last film with James Gandolfini in the cast. He died in June 19, 2013 from a heart attack at age 51. James Gandolfini will appear next September in the film The Drop, adapted from a Dennis Lehane story. The film is directed by Michaël R. Roskam, a Belgian film director known for Bullhead (2011). Bullhead was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012.

Now excuse me, there’s someone knocking on my door. Could that be Julia Louis-Dreyfus? Okay, I’m a romantic fool…

Special Delivery

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The express courier always rings twice. Online shopping is easy and receiving packages is always fun when Mr. Bowie’s around. Yesterday I received Mr. Bowie’s special food. Hill’s Prescription Diet® z/d® Feline Low Sensitivity is a complete and balanced food that provides all the nutrition Mr. Bowie needs, and it keeps his ear problem under control.

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But wait, it seems that there was a little surprise in the box… The PURRfect Feather Bouncer! It’s a classic cat toy and Mr. Bowie goes absolutely wild over this toy.

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Mr. Jingles

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Make your beloved one happy on Easter Monday with a gift. Thank you Mr. Bowie. Much appreciated!

Let’s hope it wasn’t Mr. Jingles from Mouseville, Tallahassee, Florida. My good friend Stephen K. told me to give the mouse a proper burial at a Pet Sematary. So that’s what I did. I’m so sorry, my little friend.

Inside Llewyn Davis

Folk singer with a cat. You queer? I’m a big fan of the Coen brothers. I’ve got all their films on DVD or Blu-ray. I love the storytelling, the gorgeous cinematography, the memorable dialogue and the fine balance of humor and pathos.

Inside-Llewyn-Davis-catcopy_zpsfa449f75Last night I watched Inside Llewyn Davis, it’s about a week in the life of a young singer, played by Oscar Isaac, as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. It’s hard to understand that Inside Llewyn Davis, probably the best film of 2013, has been overlooked in most Oscar nominations. The real star of this film is actually a ginger tom cat with the on-screen name Ulysses.

Mr. Bowie was offered the title role but declined, saying that some people and cats would not be able to look past him as a star to see the importance of the film.

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Breakdown

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A bitter disappointment. I bet the Italians made the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members an offer they couldn’t refuse. Who should have won: The Broken Circle Breakdown. Please go see this movie.

Fortunately, there was this amazing homemade chocolate cake…

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Can I have another piece of chocolate cake? Boy, why am I losing weight?

Gravity

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Did you rub my belly? Human! Why did you wake me up? Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts free-floating into space in the edge-of-your-seat thriller Gravity? I don’t think so. I don’t buy this nonsense. Let me go to sleep now and please, keep the volume down and avoid disturbing cats in any way.

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Are you breaking bad, Mr. Bowie? I have seen The Sopranos. I have seen The Wire. I didn’t fall asleep watching Lost. I have never seen Breaking Bad. I never watched series on television. Too many commercial breaks. Okay, I grew up watching Star Trek and once upon a time I fell in love with Dana Scully.
Yesterday I got a belated New Year’s present. Breaking Bad: The Complete Series DVD box set. So, when posting your thoughts or comments, please avoid revealing plot points or other spoiler elements. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going in the other room to watch the first episode.

Life of Pi

Watching movies. Life of Pi had escaped my attention at the time. I don’t know why. The dvd went on sale last week so I bought it. I’ve already seen the movie twice. So beautiful. So touching. It made me cry.
As always, Mr. Bowie fell asleep watching the movie. Twice.

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“I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.” – Pi Patel

Here’s Johnny!

IMG_5016.1A cat flap in action. Mr. Bowie leers through the cat door I have installed, shouting “Here’s Johnny!”. I guess Mr. Bowie ad-libbed the line “Here’s Johnny!” in imitation of announcer Ed McMahon’s famous introduction of Johnny Carson on U.S. network NBC-TV’s long-running late night television program The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.

Or maybe Mr. Bowie remembers the famous scene from The Shining, when Jack Torrance has clearly gone mad and is chopping down the bathroom door with an axe to get to his wife… Should I be worried?

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PS: Wish I bought an automatic Star Trek door…

Iron Man 3

Tony Stark rocks! I love Tony Stark. I love Iron Man. And of course, there’s Pepper Potts. I don’t know why but I missed Iron Man 3 in the theater. We saw it yesterday on Blu-ray. As always, Mr. Bowie fell asleep.

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“Contrary to popular belief, I know exactly what I’m doing…” – Tony Stark

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