Newt! (or, the laundry list of why I haven’t been at my computer lately)

Newt! (or, the laundry list of why I haven’t been at my computer lately)

This past week, and the week to follow, have been packed full of things. Things such as

  • Getting ready for Wallace to be in the Columbus Arts Festival
  • Going with Wallace to the Columbus Arts Festival
  • Finishing my own work for the Big Local Art Tent.
  • Getting ready for our next opening at Open Door (Figurative Language– come check it out!)
  • Putting together show proposals and juried show entries (all due this week or next)
  • Prepped and executed the first ever Pinhole Photography Picnic Pworkshop (success! thanks again!)
  • all of the end of the month paperwork hoopla at work deemed MOST NECESSARY by the Medicaid Powers That Be.
  • Early summer time-sensitive gardening tasks
  • the most minimal amount of personal hygiene needed not to offend
  • the daily business of eating, sleeping, living, etc.

So in the midst of all of this, I thought to myself ‘ self, you know what you need?’

A kitten.

Specifically, the tiny, snotty, smelly, sad-sack of a rescue kitten that arrived at the Cat Lynch Home for Wayward Kitties last Sunday. Some antibiotics, a few baths and lots of cuddles later, ladies and gentlemen may I introduce you to Newt!**

basking in the glow of impending internet fame.

Named for the nearly as adorable/badass little girl in the 1986 CLASSIC James Cameron film, Newt has already firmly entrenched herself into my stupid bleeding heart. Expect many more pictures to come, especially as Newt and the Georges get to know each other***

And if one kitten wasn’t enough, Newt also came with brother, who I’m currently fostering. The huge-hearted woman I work with who rescued the two christened the dude’ Franklin, though in keeping with house rule 75 (‘thou shalt bestow names gleaned only from the annals of history/pop culture), we’ve been calling him Dr. Franklin. And as happy as we are to keep Franklin while he’s on walkabout****, this guy does need a good home. So if you or someone you know lives in the Columbus area and is looking to make their lives a little more adorable, pass this along (lest I end up like Arline Conradt.)

*we’ve been watching a large amount of Metalocolypse which has a surprising amount of kitty humor.
**unless we work together, in which case you’ve already been introduced by the daily batch of cell phone photos and rambling narratives about her latest goings ons.
***Remember back in the adolescent days of this blog when Things My Cat Did featured heavily in the content? Now that we’ve gotten a new channel in our version of cable (a.k.a. cat watching) I might have to bring that back. Maybe as a weekly Feline Friday? thoughts?
****if you giggled at this we can be friends. Friends who watch a lot of Babylon 5

In which I have another reason to love both PBS and my job.

A few weeks ago, a few folks from WOSU (our local PBS station) came in to do an ArtZine about an Open Door Artist named Wallace Peck. Wallace was entered and accepted into the GCAC’s Columbus Arts Festival this year (June 1,2 and 3! Come visit!).

The video went up this morning and it is the awesome. Watch and be heart-warmed.