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Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)



I loooved An American Tail as a kid, and this was the song that had me singing my little 6-year-old heart out. I guess it's just nostalgia that has me tearing up over it now. It's not like I have any missing siblings or anything (or missing mice, for that matter). Listening to it now I really like that it actually sounds like little kids singing it.

The city doubled up Free Museum Day with get-into-museums-free-with-college-ID day so I ended up going to both the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Franklin Institute this weekend. Both were terribly crowded and required lots of stroller-dodging. I'm too big now to go through the giant heart, but I got to go to a show at the planetarium, which was fascinating as it was dizzying. They were setting up for a wedding at the Franklin Institute as I was leaving, and how cool it is to get married in a science museum? And them to have your reception around a gigantic statue of Ben Franklin! I never even got to go to one of those Girl Scout sleepovers in the museum.
tortoisegirl: (Frankie says grrrr)
Just got the email - I didn't get into the Japan program :( I warned the people around me that I'll likely be sulking if I don't, so yeah, I'll be over here. Sulking.

The good side of it is that the money that would have gone to that can now go towards other things. I've been wanting to do trips to NYC or Washington DC for a while so maybe I can do one or both of those this summer. So I guess I'll, you know. Plan those.
tortoisegirl: (Celestial stairway)
Yes, cat related news today.

Sad news first- we had to put Sammy Jo down two weeks ago. She'd been eating less and less for about a week before that and eventually wasn't taking anything at all. Got really skinny and kept looking like she was going to fall over. I thought it was just another issue with her teeth, like she had a few months ago, but when we took her to the vet it was actually kidney failure. And there was nothing to be done for it. She was put down later that night. I don't even remember how long we've had her- 10 years, maybe? I think she was a happy cat with us, and I'm glad for that.

Godspeed to kitty heaven, Sammy Jo. )

And the other less depressing but not exactly happy cat news- there's another one already. Yeah, all in one entry I'm gonna tell you about having one cat die and getting another. It's weird for me too. It was Lisa's friend's cat and they had to get rid of it because it started peeing on the rugs. I was asked what I thought about getting another cat so soon and I just kind of shrugged, but now I'm not so sure I want this cat. She's cute and nice, but...eh. I don't know. I mean, I guess we're keeping her since she's here and all, and I'll like her well enough eventually because she's a cute fluffy cat, but right now not so much. Her name's Diamond (which I don't like as a cat name) and she's a 2 year old gray cat. I only got to pet her before Lisa locked her away in her room and won't let her out.

Blerg. Cats.

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