Sarah + Tim

a canadian, american and calico living in perfect harmony

Happy Canada Day! June 30, 2009

Filed under: Canada,humor — Sarah @ 6:54 pm
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Canada is my country.  This is my flag.  I bleed red, baby!

Photo Credit: Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Happy Canada Day!  Hug a Canadian July 1st!

And while we’re on the topic, just to clear up any confusion…

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The Difference Between Cats and Dogs May 20, 2009

Happened upon this hysterical difference between cats and dogs today.  If you have ever had a cat or a dog in the past, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!

DOG DIARY

Photo c/o internetphotos.net

Photo c/o internetphotos.net

8:00 am – Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am – A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am – A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am – Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 PM – Lunch! My favorite thing!
1:00 PM – Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 PM – Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 PM – Milk bones! My favorite thing!
7:00 PM – Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 PM – Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 PM – Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

CAT DIARY

Day 983 of my captivity.
My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects.
They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape.

In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.

Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a ‘good little hunter’ I am. Bastards!

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of ‘allergies.’ I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow — but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches.

The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released – and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded.

And that’s the difference between cats and dogs.  🙂

 

Happy Star Wars Day May 4, 2009

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Bahahahahaha!!!

 

Get Out of the Car! April 7, 2009

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Note: thanks to Women of Caliber for sharing this awesome post!

(This is supposedly a true account recorded in the Police Log of Sarasota, Florida)

An elderly Florida lady did her shopping and, upon returning to her car, found four males in the act of leaving with her vehicle.

She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at the top of her lungs, “I have a gun, and I know how to use it! Get out of the car!”

The four men didn’t wait for a second threat. They got out and ran like mad.

The lady, somewhat shaken, then proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of the car and got into the driver’s seat. She was so shaken that she could not get her key into the ignition.

She tried and tried, and then she realised why. It was for the same reason she had wondered why there was a football, a Frisbee and two 12-packs of beer in the front seat.

A few minutes later, she found her own car parked four or five spaces farther down.

She loaded her bags into the car and drove to the police station to report her mistake.

The seargent to whom she told the story couldn’t stop laughing.

He pointed to the other end of the counter, where four pale men were reporting a car jacking by a mad, elderly woman described as white, less than five feet tall, glasses, curly white hair, and carrying a large handgun.

No charges were filed.

The moral of the story? If you’re going to have a senior moment… make it memorable.

 

Ginger’s Anniversary March 15, 2009

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Today is our second year anniversary with our feisty and fabulous calico Ginger!  When we announced the newest addition to our family, here’s how we did it:

Hello Loved Ones!
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> We are well and enjoying ourselves in Utah. Being here in Utah,
> we got to thinking and we have decided to grow our family in a
> less traditional way — we are adopting! Isn’t it great?!
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> Before you freak out, please know that we are adopting a kitten.
> We have been looking for sometime now and having exhausted other
> resources, google’d ‘Provo kitten’ on Saturday and came up with a
> craigslist link which led us to our lovely new kitten which we
> will pick up on Friday once she’s 6 weeks. The lady who is
> entrusting the kitten with us is also named Sarah, from Canada
> (Calgary) and her husband is working across the parking lot from
> Tim. Small world, isn’t it??
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> Check out the photos!

ginger-little2the first day we met Ginger.
she had blue eyes.

little-gingershe was the runt of the litter.
look at that little tail!

ginger-march-15Ginger rode on my shoulder the whole way home

climbing-gingersince she was too small to jump, Ginger found a creative way to climb.
she learned Spiderman skills

ginger-guitar-2mesmerized by the guitar

ginger-computercatnapping on the warm computer 🙂

ginger-timshe used to spend lots of time perched like a parrot on our shoulders…
once I even cooked a whole meal with her looking on

and we have to save the best for last…

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she used to play leap frog and get a running start from down the hall.

Do you have any fun pet stories you’d care to share?

 

Identity Theft Crisis Averted December 29, 2008

I’m sure we all know someone who’s been a victim of identity theft, but it would never happen to us, right?  One of the craziest stories I’ve heard is the woman who got a bill for a $40,000 foot amputation who still had both feet intact.  According to Readers Digest, with the rising cost of medical insurance, medical identity theft is a hot commodity.  So far, one third of the US population has been affected by identity theft.  This month, it happened to me.

itunesWe received a call one Sunday morning recently saying there has been a series of charges from iTunes on our American Express for the last several months, totally nearly $300!  I was wondering how the balance on a card I never used crept up so high…  Since I had changed over to paperless billing (bad idea), I never caught it.  I disputed the charges and since it was within the 90 day grace period, the money will be reimbursed on my next statement.  Phew!

Thankfully, I felt a lot better knowing that we have incredible identity theft restoration services through Pre-Paid Legal Services and Kroll.  Through the Identity Theft Shield, if our identity is ever compromised, instead of fixing it yourself, they take the wheel and put our identity back together again.  If this issue with iTunes hadn’t been solved so easily, this would have been our next offense.

So be wise!  In order to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft, be sure to keep an eye on your statements, shred and avoid purchasing online from unfamiliar websites.  Since our information is in many databases (school records, past jobs, government agencies) that can’t be avoided, it is smart to research and invest in identity theft restoration services to have the professionals watch your back, too.  Spread the word!

On a lighter note…  In the words of Dwight K. Shrute, identity theft is no laughing matter.  Except sometimes.

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Thanks, Tina!

 

BOO! October 9, 2008

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Yesterday at work, Scott scared the LIVING DAYLIGHTS out of me!  At our office, the bathrooms are outside in the hall.  As I’m coming back from the bathroom, I open the door to the office and much to my surprise, he jumps out at me!  I screamed, did my “cat pose” I do when someone freaks the tar out of me, and he takes off running.  I haven’t been scared that bad for years and I wasn’t about to let him get away with it so I bolted after him, running down the hall in a skirt.

After we all had a good laugh, Kristen says to me, “It’s a good thing he didn’t scare you BEFORE you went to the bathroom.”  Dang right!  I might have looked something like this…

(kudos to Joseph’s girlfriend, Vivian, for a great picture!)

Have you had a good scare recently?  Do tell!