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lagatta4 replied to the topic Thursday 15-03-2018 – "Beware the Ides of March" – If Julius Caesar's Your Name! in the forum TDK Cafe 1 day, 17 hours ago
I confess I was very tired of “dyeing” a bit every month. Fortunately my grey atop and dark around the temples and back looks rather nice… I need a haircut; I had braided my hair and the elastic came out and I had nasty tangles to take out. My hair is very curly, even with a bit of a kink.
Livia’s fur is just perfect, though I’ll have to rev…[Read more]
lagatta4 replied to the topic Thursday 15-03-2018 – "Beware the Ides of March" – If Julius Caesar's Your Name! in the forum TDK Cafe 1 day, 21 hours ago
Yes, I’ve been to the Torre Argentina cat shelter in Rome. Very impressive place!
In Italian: Gatti di Roma!
I know that area well because I was living just above that area when I was doing scholarly…[Read more]
lagatta4 replied to the topic Wednesday 14-03-2018 – Discovering Fluttery Butterflies in the forum TDK Cafe 2 days, 9 hours ago
AV, as far as I know Crockpot is a US company, but, like the Canadian instant pot, they are probably made somewhere in Asia now.
lagatta4 replied to the topic Wednesday 14-03-2018 – Discovering Fluttery Butterflies in the forum TDK Cafe 2 days, 11 hours ago
Is that the Canadian Instant pot? There are several promotions on them here.
lagatta4 replied to the topic Monday 12-03-2018 – It's Plant a Flower Day – THIS IS THE CORRECT CAFE! in the forum TDK Cafe 4 days, 12 hours ago
Jeankit, the situation has much improved and I didn’t even buy leather sandals last spring/summer, and found non-animal-product shoes and sandals that were very comfy. However a lot of the “vegan” footwear (that looks like leather) doesn’t stretch – and sort of “shrink” again to adapt for arthritics. Yes, the situation is better and there are now…[Read more]
When I travel, the main motivation is work at a conference or seminar, but if possible I do take the time and some money to visit my friends abroad – though I’ve passed the age to crash at their places (them too) if we are talking small flats in major European cities). I do keep my passport up to date as I don’t drive and except for a driving…[Read more]
lagatta4 replied to the topic Monday 12-03-2018 – It's Plant a Flower Day – THIS IS THE CORRECT CAFE! in the forum TDK Cafe 4 days, 16 hours ago
Jeankit, about the only leather thing I’ll buy is shoes; it isn’t always possible to get synthetic shoes that “work” for arthritic feet. I don’t have many shoes, buy expensive ones (on sale if possible) and keep them for a long time, having them re-heeled and re-soled. Nowadays, it is much more possible than before to buy fabric shoes for the…[Read more]
lagatta4 replied to the topic Monday 12-03-2018 – It's Plant a Flower Day – THIS IS THE CORRECT CAFE! in the forum TDK Cafe 4 days, 19 hours ago
I like that task chair – it isn’t overstuffed; good lower back support as well.
I also love this wee stuffed cat from IKEA:
http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/50344203/ A handycat stuffy. I’d give it a female name though (named for a friend who is much handier than I am).
Lilleput is a more classic stuffed cat:…[Read more]
Livia and I would be very unhappy without our “Balconville” balconies. I sit on the front one sipping coffee, tea, the odd glass of white wine (especially with friends) but above all, plain tap water while she explores the adjacent rooftops. These are row houses, all attached.
When I was living in Perugia, wee quakes were about as common as…[Read more]
Jeankit, I so love Anna Magnani, with her fiery spirit and utterly Mediterranean face and figure. How very purrfect (perfetto) that she also loves i gatti e le gatte…
This is my 8th of March regalo!!!
If anyone reads Italian, this is lovely, and I suspect that google translate has progressed to such an extent that if not, you can get the gist…[Read more]
lagatta4 replied to the topic Thursday 08-03-2018 – It's International Women's Day in the forum TDK Cafe 1 week, 1 day ago
That !”/$%?&!!!, kj. When you mentioned your condo, I thought you owned it, but no, don’t buy it if there are major structural problems. That is probably why the landlord is selling it.
Here are three murals dedicated to women and girls, in the neighbourhood just south of mine: https://montrealserai.com/article/mile-end-murals/ I know the woman…[Read more]
lagatta4 replied to the topic Thursday 08-03-2018 – It's International Women's Day in the forum TDK Cafe 1 week, 2 days ago
Livia wishes a Happy International Women’s day to women, female cats, and remembers that “witch hunts” against women and cats – especially black cats actually were a thing, and not a pleasant one…
Isn’t Grumpy Cat actually a girl?
Yes, the snow, ice, sleet and unnameable substances on the streets and sidewalks had pretty much disappeared, but another (mild) blast now, and Livia and I send birthday greetings through the wormhole aka the Blue Line.
Who is the adult black cat? Did you have another, besides the girl who was dying?
My story wasn’t as immediate, but I had made that appointment for my 20+ year old Renzo, and he died at home the night before the appointment. I was utterly despondent. Neighbours found little Livia very underfed in the lane and pretty much forced me to take…[Read more]
lagatta4 replied to the topic Tuesday 06-03-2018 – It's Dentist's Day – Oh No!!! in the forum TDK Cafe 1 week, 4 days ago
Except that our teef are the only body part NOT covered under our otherwise exemplary health insurance… Strange.
Cats need teef cleaning too, sometimes…
pussigato is correct about Latin, and its later manifestations that evolved into the various Latin languages, though quite a bit of their vocabulary comes from the “vulgar tongue” and from other language families; Celtic and Germanic in French, a great deal of Arabic in Spanish etc.
I thought it was time to get up, but nope. Drinking some water…[Read more]