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Category: Caturday (Page 1 of 3)


Since about the beginning of this year, I have played Neko Atsume on my phone. It’s a diabetic-coma-inducing sweet game where you accumulate food and toys that are to the liking of a varied group of cats who inhabit the game, and you set them out, and the cats come and visit.  Each cat has their particular likes and dislikes, and sooner or later you want to get visits from all 62 of them.

14 cats visiting at once is a peak total. Two to six is much more the norm. And if the food bowls go empty, well, fuhgeddaboudit.

One of the ways the cats repay the effort of putting out their favorite foods and toys and things to climb on, is they bring you “mementos.”  Well, last night I got the only memento I was missing.  So now I am “finished” this game, if that’s a thing.  But I’m keeping it around, because when Pumpkin tweets some bile or phones another war widow, there’s not much that unclenches me like 30 seconds with the kittehz.

I don’t know why, when you finally “finish” a lot of games, they roll the credits and kick you out.  Seems silly, not to let you roam around in the world of the game for as long as you want to.  The Link series of games would seem to really offer a lot to people who wanted to play that way.

Lazy #Caturday

Alice says, stay in bed.

Saving the world can wait

I thought I had something…

…to announce today.  But we’re not quite there yet.  Probably tomorrow.

So have a couple of beautiful girls for #caturday.


Have a Chill

Have a chill #Caturday, like Alice here.


We’re having a chill… and chili.  Here, have a recipe.

Main Ingredients:
6 lbs ground beef
2 large onions
4 28-oz. cans of crushed or diced tomatoes
1 Jalapeno or Habanero pepper
1/4 C. corn starch
1/2 C. lukewarm water

Spice Mixture:
8 parts Cumin
3 parts Black Pepper
3 parts Cayenne Pepper
3 parts Garlic Powder
2 parts Oregano
1 part Allspice
1 part Ginger

Brown thoroughly and drain the ground beef. Place in a stew-pot. Dice the onions and sauté until translucent. Add to pot. Add the tomatoes. Chop the hot pepper after discarding the seeds & membrane, add to pot.

While stirring, slowly add spice mixture. Simmer on very low heat for at least three hours. Stir occasionally.

Mix a thin paste from the corn starch and water. Stir this in to thicken up the broth 10-15 minutes before serving.

Using teaspoons as the parts for the spice mixture gives a recipe this size a medium bite, maybe a little on the mild side. Vary the quantity to taste; the proportion is what’s important.

Serves 12 to 15. Freezes well.

Serene Caturday

Gert, in an uncharacteristically serene state

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