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...we got the kittens. I MEAN, COME ON. KITTENS. Who doesn't love kittens? They cure everything that ails you, except for feline allergies. And oh my stars, they are the cuddliest, goofy little things. Brother and sister and the brother is a little shy, but once the lights go out (translation: everyone is ready for bed/in bed) he is all I MUST RUB YOUR FACE AND GROOM YOUR EARS AND MAKE BISCUITS ON YOUR NECK. Gah, little dude, GO TO SLEEP. They both slept on my chest all weekend long. <3 Sally Derg wants to lick them and claim them as her babies, but they're not too sure about that. Miss Hope Cat wasn't too keen on them at first (what?!?! she's normally the Good Will Ambassador!) but is now tolerating them, mostly because they have kitten chow that smells delightful to her. Nerd.



Meet: girl cat. (We still haven't decided on new names.) SMIDGEN. :)




Meet: boy cat. (I'm totally posting a poll after pics, because this is redonk.) SMUDGE. *G*




Boy and Girl cat are attached at the hip, generally. Girl cat is usually the first to notice unusual things, such as a rare fly in Casa de Stoney.




For perspective on how teeny they are, their heads are almost the size of an outlet switch plate. TEENSY BABIES.




A big whiny baby showed up, desperate to sniff and snorgle the babies. Surprisingly Boy Cat was the one to investigate first.




The big whiny baby moved (inched on her belly, pulling herself by her front claws, actually) towards the Girl Cat on the other side of the bed, and Big Brother decided to come investigate further.



If they ever stay still for more than 5 seconds, I'll take more pictures. IN THE MEANTIME, HELP ME WITH NAMES.

Poll #1591338 OMG I can't keep calling them Thing 1 and Thing 2. Or can I?

So about that Thing 1 and Thing 2 thing...

you should name them that, Dr. Suessness of Awesome!
10(21.7%)
how on earth are you going to call that name?
13(28.3%)
there are other names I want to suggest in comments.
2(4.3%)
pie. Always pie. Not a name, just as a thing of wonder and beauty.
21(45.7%)

But Stoney, you tend to like silly plays on media characters for your pet names, what about Cephus and Reecie?

THAT IS DELIGHTFUL, and I loved those characters.
1(2.2%)
I have no idea who you are talking about, therefore I hate those names.
16(35.6%)
i have no idea who you are talking about, but I think those are great names.
13(28.9%)
Who's Cephus, the boy or the girl?
8(17.8%)
Look up in the sky-ra baby, is that a star-ah? [Oh, no!] Twinkuuuuh, twinkuuuuh! Uh little star-uhhhh! How I wonduhhh - [Whatchu wonder?] WHERE YOU BEEN!
7(15.6%)

Stoney, you are beyond ridiculous. Ren & Stimpy, however:

seems more appropriate, even though one of them isn't a chihuahua
3(6.8%)
is yet another ridiculous attempt at humor. Also, you EEDIOT.
17(38.6%)
I've had this bar of soap since I was a CHILD!
13(29.5%)
Powdered toast MAAAAAAAAN!
7(15.9%)
If'n you ain't the granddaddy of all liars!
4(9.1%)

Let's blast through this pitiful exercise, woman.

Cap'n & Tenille
6(13.0%)
Donny and Marie
3(6.5%)
the siblings from Flowers in the Attic, Chris and Cathy
1(2.2%)
Fric and Frac
10(21.7%)
seriously, what is wrong with you?
6(13.0%)
I have a better set of names in comments, names that are NOT brother and sister names.
3(6.5%)




[ETA] WE HAVE A WINNER ALREADY: Smudge [boy] and Smidgen [girl,] provided by withoutwords. The kids have latched on, and it's super cute. Continue to have fun with the poll, however.


In other adventures this weekend, I saw two excellent movies. And both completely different. Spoilers under the cut for the movies

The Hurt Locker SPOILERS!

Oh my god, what an amazing war movie. So stark, so realistic. THAT is what a gun sounds like, that flat, almost ridiculously non-important noise. And explosions realistically depicted, and more horrifying as a result. The opening shot of the IED going off and the slow motion of the gravel on the road lifting up, the ripples in the crusty soil, and the bomb specialist's cough of blood as his internal organs liquefy as a result of the blast. No, Hollywood, you cannot out run an explosion.

Did anyone else notice the cut shots of bedraggled cats throughout the movie? Great metaphor for the Iraqi people: beaten down, starving, broken, and yet still carrying on and fending for themselves. Just an absolutely outstanding and intense movie, imo. A simple scene of complete dread: when he disarms the first (massive) bomb and find a cable leading to seven others, slowly pulling up out of the sand. Good lord,.

For a movie that doesn't have a lot of shoot 'em up and explosions (and it's a movie about bombs) it's amazingly intense. THAT my friends is how you make a war movie. The absolute terror of the three men in a courtyard, two covering the one at a car purportedly laden with explosives. The perceived dangers? A young man with a camera watching them work. Three men in a minaret talking quietly to each other. No guns showing, no big bravado actions or sweeping, tense orchestral scores, just a visual of the soldiers who know that THAT is what is fearful in that country. It's not the expected. Can't recommend this enough, if you've not seen it.


Predators Spoilers!

And now for something completely different. This is all big Hollywood explosions, ridiculous guns, one liners, and a really deep, gravelly voice on Adrien Brody. And I loved (just about) every minute of it. Predators is one of my all-time favorite shoot 'em ups meets Sci-Fi. It's just clever, funny, freaky, and really inventive. Rodriguez (and seriously, I frickin' love everything he does. I don't even care about the leaving his wife for Rose McGowan stuff) knows how to wink and nod at Hollywood and still make a great movie.

I especially love that HE loves strong women. And his women are flawed, not admired for being a woman, you know, they get to be 3-dimensional. Thanks for that, dude. :) There were nice nods to the original Predator throughout the movie, too. The spiritual "native warrior" that is the first to sense something is wrong. The music is similar, too. I don't think they did enough to set up Topher Grace as his big reveal, though, because of the conversation he has with Chompers the Serial Rapist Character where he's put off by the guy. IDK, maybe they shortened that scene in editing.

That's a pretty small quibble, though.

I re watched the remake of Planet of the Apes and laughed and laughed at all of the continuity errors within. Such as, the monkeys have smelting abilities? Really? And where were these massive factories that produced all of that armor and weaponry? Not to mention the fact that the apes all seemed to be male, and in biology, it doesn't work that way. THAT would have been cooler to have an army of angry lady apes. LOL. That's not the most embarrassing thing Mark Walburg's done, though. That would be The Happening's scene of him trying to calm down a plastic bamboo plant. OMG, how redonk. Ahahaha.

I digress.



Last but not least, I have a table read tonight for another Indie film I'm doing (small part, but a fun crazy role) and that's always a good time. Plus, I made the most epic pork shoulder of all time this weekend. I mean, words cannot describe the deliciousness, but I'll try. Braised for 3.5 hours in Adobo seasoning, bay leaf, onion, garlic, and Mexican baking chocolate. That last one is the secret to my success, I'm telling you. That's what makes my tamales so dang good, if I may say so myself. Mmmmm. That was the last of the wild boar, too, so I'm going to be pork-less until hunting season starts again. Goodness, that sounds dirty. :)

It's so frakkin' hot outside that I will not even try and venture out. It's all about laundry and Assassin's Creed 2 (which I'm trying out. So far, so good.)

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oatmellow
Jul. 12th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
dude. my heart will always be with Ren and Stimpy. Always.

I suppose you could name one Happy and the other Joy....
stoney321
Jul. 12th, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
See, I love them, too, but there are others in the house who shall go nameless that are voting thumbs down on them. BOO.

Boy Kitty is pretty nervous and unsure of things, so I don't know that those work for him. ZOMG MY NAMES MUST HAVE MEANING! (Or be hilarious.)
withoutwords
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
Girl Kitty = Smudge
Boy Kitty = Smidgen

I dunno, really.
stoney321
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC)
Smidgen is hilarious!
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anniemare
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
OMG - CROUTONS!

Baby girl seems like a Hannah to me. The boy is harder. My black cat is named Booger, but that is not the right path for everyone - LOL! He could be a Fitz though :) Fitz is a good boy kitty name ;)
stoney321
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
THEY ARE THE TEENIEST LITTLE BUMPKINS!!
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kita0610
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC)
Tweedledee and Tweedledum.
stoney321
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
Aww, but they not stupid, they's smarts! :(
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jenbooks
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC)
Yay for new kitties!

I can't really suggest names, since we named our two orange siblings (boy & girl) after the Weasley twins. Yes, Fred & George. Fred's the girl.

Your babies are adorable, of course. :)

(I kinda like withoutwords suggestion of "Smudge" and "Smidgen")
stoney321
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
I think those are cute, too, actually. He should be "Smudge" though, because of his color and because she's the teenier of the two. :D
fabrisse
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:13 pm (UTC)
Smoke and Sweep or Smudge and Tortoise

They really are the sweetest looking little things and smart-seeming, too.
stoney321
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC)
Aren't they the cutest? I just mentioned "Smudge and Smidgen" to the kids and they're all thinking those are pretty cute, too.

GAH, NAMING BABIES IS HARD.
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brunettepet
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:17 pm (UTC)
I am going with Akbar and Jeff for the cute kitty babies! I love them fez wearing nut jobs!

I have wanted to see The Hurt Locker forever, but we never find time for movies. Maybe now that World Cup is behind me I can play a bit of catch up.

Oh, no, the last of the wild boar! It's served you very, very well.

It is gross and humid breezeless and the cicadas won't shut the hell up. I still have to go on my walk. Bleh!
stoney321
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
We finally hooked the PS3 up for Netflix on demand and are finally catching up on all the movies we've been meaning to watch for ages. YAY.

Also: VIVA ESPANA!

Oh, that boar has been so good. Time for more, there are loads of farms that are paying hunters to get them off their land up here, too. They've been attacking dogs. :(

UGH, the humidity is horrid, right? We finally have a breeze blowing through today, but that probably means a storm is coming. Which is weird in and of itself, why don't these storms know it is JULY IN TEXAS?
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arcana_j
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
Girl = Scylla
Boy = Charybdis

Girl = Lenore
Boy = Poe


And 10 points if you know the provenance if this set:

Girl = Beatrix
Boy = Dante
stoney321
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
Pssht, Dante's Inferno, you'll have to try harder to fool me! :D
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stephanierb
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)

Such cute kitties!

I love Cap'n and Tenille, I can already see Boy Cat with a captain's hat on.
stoney321
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
And every time I hear the names, I'll start singing "Love! Love will keep us together!" :D
a_mistletoe
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
KITTEHS!!! Ahem. Captain Pugwash: on the surface, large and in charge, underneath as nervous as a erm kitten. He was a cartoon pirate on British television.

Girly cat Belle Starr: bit of a sharp shooter, stood no nonsense. Lived in Texas and Injun country.Tended to be keen on cattin' around too though so get girl cat seen to. A survivor.
stoney321
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
Belle Starr! Oh, I had forgotten her, which makes me a bad Texan. (I was always partial to Slough-foot Sue, myself.)
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jeffaplus
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
I'm partial to River and Simon, myself. :D [/nerdism]
stoney321
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:56 pm (UTC)
LOL, I didn't even think of those!!
emma_daisy
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:55 pm (UTC)
Back when we were looking for a cat, I had planned on calling it either Robert Duvall or Glenn Close, depending on whether it was a gent or a lady. I longed to be able to call the vets and say that I'm bringing Robert Duvall in to get his shots, but alas, I was out voted.

So, Robert Duvall and Glenn Close. They're good, solid names.

That or The End Is Nigh and God Have Mercy On You All. Because how much fun would that be to call out when trying to get them in at the end of the night?
stoney321
Jul. 12th, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, you win for best call out in the night names EVER.
txvoodoo
Jul. 12th, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC)
Those are just two packages of mobile cuteness.
stoney321
Jul. 12th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
Mobile is right! Although they are apparently resting - they discovered the stairs earlier. Excellent way to wear two ball of energy out. :)
redbrickrose
Jul. 12th, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)
KITTENS. Omg, they are so adorable. And those names are really cute too.
stoney321
Jul. 12th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
They are just ridiculous. GAH, So CUTE!!!!
lynnenne
Jul. 12th, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
OMG KITTENS!!!! Look at the cuteness! \0/

Have fun at the audition tonight! I hope you get the part. Table reads are awesome. <3
stoney321
Jul. 12th, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
They are so sweet, Lynne!!!

And no, I already HAVE the part, hence the table read! :D (It is small, but quirky. And the movie has Tony Hale - Buster from Arrested Development. EEEEE!)
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