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Monday, September 29, 2008

youTube YOU SUCK

So before our last backpacking trip a friend of Griffin's who was going to catsit for us while we were gone for a couple of days was visiting, and saw the box remnants in the kitchen and wanted the backstory.

So I promptly hopped online, pulled up youTube and discovered that MY ACCOUNT HAD BEEN PERMANENTLY DISABLED. I figured it had to be a mistake, and quickly did some google searches and located a bazillion other folks who had the same issue and provided info on how to contact them.

So almost two weeks ago I contacted them via their online contact form.

I mean, I'm not exactly sure how my OWN PERSONAL videos of MY CATS which are OWNED BY ME (sorry kitties, I don't actually feel that way it's just the law 'o the land) and were FILMED and UPLOADED BY ME were somehow offensive or else someone else magically owned the copyright...

Apparently if someone even fills out a form with a bogus claim that you have copyrighted material youTube just permanently disables your account.

I'm so pissed I don't even know what to do. Clearly I will not EVER be using youtube for anything EVER AGAIN. I'm serious. Don't send me youTube links, I won't watch them.

Anyway, after more than a week with no response from them, my account is still permanently disabled and I'm shopping for an alternative to the evilness that is youTube. Any ideas? Preferences? Heresay?

Monday, September 15, 2008


I finally finished my first official pair of knitted socks. I used the Froot Loops pattern from the Summer '08 Knitty and would totally knit them again.

The only real beef I had was with my choice of yarn--the colorway really doesn't really accentuate the pattern. Next time I'll use a more tone on tone yarn (notice I said next time - I'm thinking I'll knit another pair in red).

In cat news, Mabel has decided that she WILL NOT under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES eat her pills even when they are delicately placed inside delicious treats. Sigh. I really don't want to add forcing several pills a day down her gullet to my daily repertoire.

Ideas, anyone? We've exhausted all flavors of Greenie pill pockets including beef for dogs (which worked for exactly two pillings).

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Cat News

Okay, there really isn't any particular news, but I really need to find the time to update the blog, so cat news it is :-)

Mabel is hanging in there. She has seven more doses of chemo to go (one every 5 days) and her appetite isn't very good right now. But, she is still occasionally showing bursts of energy and as always loves petting and brushing.

Monkey is still hard at work devouring his box. He flipped it over like this all on his own. This morning there were just four tall nibs of sides. I think he's going to eventually destroy it ALL - EVERY BITE!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

I Like Cake

I can't get this video out of my head. Thank you Cake Wrecks (and thank you KB for introducing me to it).