Tiger Sale

Jun. 4th, 2017 09:19 pm
moonhare: (little bear)
Normally $60, Wild Republic's Cuddlekins 30" Tiger is currently $22.30 on Amazon. These won't stay at this price for long (this is the cheapest I've seen them since December when I posted them in my plush journal (and had no responses).

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Snow tomorrow! Every town in Rhode Island has a parking ban in effect ahead of the expected 3-6" expected accumulation. A couple of private schools have posted closings but no public ones as of yet.

Vacation next week :o) The burner tech will be here at the house cleaning the furnace Monday so I decided I deserved the whole week off from work. No plans other than little stuff around the house and yard. I have a stack of Nicholas Oldland illustrated books to go though as well as a couple of random picks that came across the desk. I might also watch the Blu-ray of Summer Wars that I picked up.

A visit from the DEM- I had to call the Environmental Management folks to dispatch an extremely disoriented raccoon on my property that was struggling to stand and walk. It kept falling over and flopping about; it was so very sad to have to do this. I figured it had rabies and I was in fear of other critters having contact with it. After the officer shot it and brought it out to his truck we looked it over and it really didn't look to be unkempt or sickly. I hope it hadn't been poisoned by a neighbor. I even worried that my rusty old truck which it was near might be leaking antifreeze and that the poor thing got into that, but I looked today and there is no evidence of any of that under the engine.

A gift from the Wolfling on Monday, just because-



I haven't written that he has moved out of the house and into rented duplex with four friends. It has been hard to get my head around this as we would still watch shows a few times a week (nice that one's 20 year old still had time for dad) and of course talk about furry stuff and whatnot. Not quite empty nest but this leaves a major hole in my heart nonetheless. I think of all the things we did over the years and like the subtle line in Storks "...blink of an eye." I'll lament over this in a post sometime when I'm feeling more sorry for myself.

I wrote about (fawned over) this bear in my other journal-



I've since asked Gund if they could clarify the size of this guy, whether he is measured seated or standing. I did this on both their website and in their Twitter feed. My only observation here: Don't offer customer service online if you can't follow through. In other words, they never got back to me.

I have loaded a trial version of Faronics Deep Freeze onto my home computer. We use this program at work and I wanted to see how it managed here at the house. I was contacted by Faronics shortly after asking if I liked it and if I had questions. Did I mention my feelings about online customer service ;o) Right, no feedback to my feedback... I like the program except that it lacks the controls the full blown Enterprise version gives you (the difference is about $600 more for that version, of course). Still, I may spring the $45 for this one depending on licensing expiry and whatnot.

Not much else. One of the work computers had a scareware Zeus Trojan alert when I got there this morning. I think the patron was afraid to turn the machine off (the scareware said not to, of course) and there was this blinky "call our toll free number immediately" notice going on. I rebooted and just for safety did a scan. The reboot cleared the garbage out because that's what Deep Freeze does.

A thought for the day



Yes, I sent this to my Wolfling, because yes, he smokes :o)
moonhare: (carrots)
My first plush received as an adult came from a girlfriend, and was given as a travel companion for a trip I had been planning for a couple of months.  In November, 1981, I was getting ready to go cross-country to see the USA and to visit a friend in California. I had sold my Camaro and bought an E-150 cargo van and had converted it for travel. Short story is that a motorcycle accident ended my plans. I kept the van anyway, and my furry little panda buddy.

About four months later I ended up living with said girlfriend and her dog. We had good times together, and I remember buying her plush critters as gifts on more than one occasion. One day she offered me coffee in a mug adorned with bunnies. It was cute, and I paid only partial attention to the design. On closer inspection, though, I realized what the rabbits were doing (picture below the cut)

The following year I bought a home using money collected from the bike mishap as my down payment (the house was around 32K). My girlfriend moved in with me and we picked up another dog to keep her first one company. It was a nice time, and though I wouldn't call her a furry, she had given me that panda and kept coffee mugs with erotic rabbit designs...

*sigh*  I should have married that girl...

a bit more, plus a picture )
moonhare: (carrots)
Visited my mom at the hospital this afternoon. Decided to stop at their gift shop for another plush instead of exposing her to dust bunny, Ears. As we passed the shop windows on our way to the doors, who was watching me?



Yeah, mom loves deer, and she was quite affected to receive this little guy. I won't belabor the synchronous aspects of this.

She's doing fairly well and had a bit of fight in her as she pronounced that she told them  "I'm going home, Tomorrow." I don't think so, but it will depend on her oxygen counts more than anything. I was happy to find her looking well (looking well for her condition, I guess).

Saw the dogs after that, making sure my brother had fed them. Watched the chippies out by the bird feeders; buttoned up the house and left a light on for the pups. Might check on them again this evening.

moonhare: (carrots)
Found a 'snuggle book' in the book sale donations today. The covers are covered in soft plush material and one of the pics has a fluffy tummy to stroke. Not a great book, but kinda cute nonetheless.  As soft as plush-covered cardboard can be ;o)

pictures under the cut )
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This book came across the desk at work, yesterday: Tom Rabbit, by Martin Waddell and illustrated by my favorite bear illustrator, Barbara Firth. As I'm a 'Tom,' the title (and picture) leapt out at me.  I didn't see this listed when looking for Firth's bear stories, so it surprised me when it hopped up on the counter. It's another 'lost and found' story of a plush bunny left alone among the wild rabbits. The illustrations are lovely, soft watercolors and graphite.



one more picture under the cut )

pictures shown are from amazon.com

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