Hibernation

Dangerous cold, snow, sleet and rain today. No Mr. Bowie, we can’t go outside. It’s even for a furry four-footer way too dangerous. How can I mentally survive winter? Do people really love winter that much? Can humans survive hibernation in good condition? Hmmm. I guess I’ll stick with espresso.

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Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

Huff & Puff

Eat, drink and be merry. I developed a taste for good coffee and chocolate years ago, but it’s likely the result of genetic defects. The smell of freshly brewed coffee can be hard to resist. I can recognise good espresso and dark chocolate when I smell it miles away.

A cat’s nose is its most important organ. The world of a cat is the world of scents and odours. It is said that cats have a sense of smell fourteen times better than humans. Cats also use their sense of smell to detect the new treats you just bought.

“Let me in, let me in” cried Mr. Bowie, “Or I shall huff and puff and blow your house in!”

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We hope you’re enjoying a warm, happy holiday season. Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

 

Fuzzy

Your mind is all fuzzy. Why are you so tired and exhausted? Your brain needs sleep like a car needs gas and humans need chocolate; neither runs very well on empty. “Among other things, your body uses sleep to stabilise chemical imbalances, to refresh areas of the brain that control mood and behaviour, and to process the memories and knowledge that you gathered throughout the day,” says a famous researcher. Mr. Bowie is a wise cat.

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Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

Turn Back the Clock

A trip down memory lane. Occasionally I do go “home” again, on a trip back to where I grew up. We sold my parents house four years ago. A contracting firm made us an offer we couldn’t refuse. The house was very old, uncomfortable for my Dad and the expenses related to maintaining the house were too high. My Dad still lives in a new cozy apartment in the center of town.

We loved our old home and miss its character. But I’ll admit, not only is the impressive modern building itself beautiful, it is also incredibly detailed. Nevertheless, I wish I could turn back the clock.

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Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

12/06

The Holy Man. December 6 is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 25 days remaining until the end of the year. Today it’s Saint Nicholas’ Day. Sinterklaas is a mythical figure with legendary, historical and folkloric origins based on Saint Nicholas. Sinterklaas is celebrated annually with the giving of gifts on 5 December, the night before Saint Nicholas Day in the Northern Netherlands and on the morning of 6 December, Saint Nicholas Day itself, in the (Roman Catholic) southern provinces, Belgium, Luxembourg and Northern France (French Flanders, Lorraine and Artois). He is the primary source of the popular Christmas icon of Santa Claus. Source: Wikipedia

Unfortunately, I didn’t get any gifts this year. Guess I’ve been a bad boy. Mr. Bowie on the other hand received a gift from the Holy Man…

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Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

KH 310 A

What’s in the box? Sometimes a cat’s mood can get “stuck” on sad. When this happens, it affects our lives. Mr. Bowie wasn’t pleased when I decided to return two boxes back to the store. But the next day, his mood changed so quickly when he saw the new and bigger boxes. Immediately, Mr. Bowie had the situation well in paws.

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The story behind the story. Eleven months ago I got myself two Neumann KH 120 A near-field studio monitors. Due to my tinnitus ear problem, I have to work in a lower volume level. I was missing some depth and punch in the sound of the KH 120 A’s. Totally by coincidence, the guys from the local music store made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. I could exchange the monitors for a more powerful model, the Neumann KH 310 A active studio monitor. The KH 310 three-way active tri-amplified monitor is just perfect for tracking, mixing, and mastering my music at low volume levels. At the end of the day, I was happy, Mr. Bowie was happy. Isn’t life grand?

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Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

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