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Dubuque, Iowa, United States
I'm a woman obsessed with cats. In this blog, I channel my absent Siamese cat named Angel. She lives with my family in this blog, 3 teenagers, a 4 year old boy and a 15 month old little girl. Life is complicated here. We twitter often, but be prepared for teenage interruptions as well as baby moments... Hope you find it interesting here....

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Hemmingwayscat's Music Set for #Dudefest 1/29/11

1.  Rough Stuff - Adam Ant
2.  Love Never Dies ( Part 1 ) - Apoptygma Berzerk
3.  Good Rockin' Daddy - Brian Setzer
4.  Beautiful World - Devo
5.  Fly on the Wall - The Jesus Lizard
6.  Heaven 17 Megamix - Heaven 17
7.  Love Never Dies ( Part 2 ) - Apoptygma Berzerk
8.  Peter Gunn - Art of Noise
9.  Rock Lobster - B52's
10. Everything is Weird - Daisy Chainsaw
11. Boss - 7 Seconds
12. I Ran (Die Krupps remix) - A Flock of Seagulls
13. Jingle Bells - Carol Cats
14. What a Day That Was - David Byrne
15. Jack The Knife - Electric Hellfire Club
16. Veronica - Elvis Costello
17. Good Thing - Fine Young Cannibals
18. Hey There Deliah - Plain White T's
19. Killing An Arab / Electric Hellfire Club - 100 Tears
20. Surfin' USA - The Jesus and Mary Chain
21. Monster Mash - The Misfits
22. Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen Cover) - The Muppets
23. We Belong - Pat Benetar
24. Cat Handcuffs - Steve Martin
25. What's Up - 4 Non Blondes
26. Robert DeNiro's Waiting - Bananarama
27. Wish You Were Here - (Pink Floyd by Radiohead )
28. A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay
29. She Bop - Cyndi Lauper
30. Filthy/Gorgeous - Scissor Sisters
31. Sweet Harmony - Black Cats
32. Across the Universe (The Beatles Cover) - Hauyon
33. Felix The Cat by Tv Themes
34. Another Brick In The Wall Parody - Weird Al Yankovic
35. Peace - Agnostic Front
36. How Much Is That Doggie In The Window by Patti Page
37. Mary - Scissor Sisters
38. Scooby Doo - Eddie Izzard
39. Bicycle Race - Queen
40. Future Ex Girlfriend - Voltaire
41. Nasty Dogs And Funky Kings - ZZ Top
42. Life in a Northern Town - Dream Academy
43. The Chauffeur - Duran Duran

DJ @Hemmingwayscat

Friday, January 28, 2011

#Nipclub - 1/27/2011 @CathyKeisha's 5th Gotcha Day Punk Rock Pawty - @Hemmingwayscat's Music Set

1. Go - Tones on Tail
2. A Pair of Brown Eyes - The Pogues
3. Chicken - The Cramps
4. Smash it Up - The Damned
5. Nick the Stripper - The Birthday Party
6. Can't Sit Still - Revolting Cocks
7. Money - Sheep on Drugs
8. Killing Game - Skinny Puppy
9. Disappointment at the Taco Bell - The Arrogant Sons of Bitches
10. Bitchin' Camaro - The Dead Milkmen
11. Pretty in Pink - Psychadelic Furs
12. Who wasin my Room Last Night - Butthole Surfers
13. Punk Rock Girl - Dead Milkmen
14. Turning Japanese - The Vapors
15. Jesus Walking on the Water - Violent Femmes
16. Mexican Radio - Wall of Voodoo
17. Anarchy in the U.K - Sex Pistols
18. Church of the Poisoned Mind - Culture Club
19. Robot Rock (Daft Punk Maximum Overdrive mix) - Daft Punk
20. Astro Zombies - Misfits
21. Sixteen Again - Buzzcocks
22. Sunshine Superman - Husker Du          
23. (Are You) Happy? - Reagan Youth
24. Leaving Babylon - Bad Brains
25. Jet Boy - New York Dolls
26. All Along the Watchtower - TSOL
27. Frankenstein (Orig.) - New York Dolls
28. Nervous Breakdown - Black Flag
29. Fascist Regime - UK Subs
30. TV Party - Black Flag
31. Warrior In Woolworths [Instrumental] - X-Ray Spex
32. Can't Find My Keys - Mojo Nixon
33. Are You Ready To Ruck - Cockney Rejects
34. Outside the Trains Don't Run on Time - Gang of Four
35. Blood, Death & Texas - Agnostic Front
36. Manimal - The Germs
37. Punks Not Dead - The Exploited
38. Midnight Madness and Beyond - GBH
39. Where The Red Fern Grows (Live) - Sonic Youth
40. Under My Thumb - Social Distortion
41. Sleep. - 7 Seconds
42. Put A Little Love In Your Heart - Circle Jerks
43. Zyklon-B-Movie - Subhumans
44. Shit You Hear at Parties - Minutemen
45. Good Rats - Dropkick Murphys

DJ @Hemmingwayscat            

Punk Forever!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

#Nipclub set for 1/20/2011 - 80's Night (Wax Trax)

1.  I Ran (Die Krupps Remix) Flock of Seagulls original artist
2.  Strip - Adam Ant
3.  Xfixiation - Tactical Sekt
4.  Praying in Fire - Controlled Bleeding
5.  Serenade - Laetherstrip
6.  The Crying Game - Culture Club
7.  Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo
8.  La Vie En Rose - Taco
9.  Amnesia - Skinny Puppy
10. Juke Joint Jezebel - KMFDM
11. Turning Japanese - The Vapors
12. BiGod20 - Like A Prayer
13. Every Day is Halloween - Ministry
14. Black Snake Voodoo Hiss - Chemlab
15. The Blood That Moves The Body - A-HA
16. This Charming Man - The Smiths
17. Evil Genius (The Queen of Sin) - Electric Hellfire Club
18. Finite Bees - Coil
19. Cars - Gary Numan
20. Fade to Black - Apoptygma Bezerk
21. Nightclubbing - Iggy Pop
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23. Patrol [The Chemical Brothers Mix] by The Charlatans UK
24. This is Radio Clash - The Clash
25. Grimly Fiendish - The Damned

Sunday, January 16, 2011

#SpookyPawty - Be The Change For Animals

Six Simple Questions - Or Are They?

1.What is the name of your cause? 

The name of my cause until he's done with his chemotherapy, is #Spookypawty

2. How does this benefit animals in need?

I chose one animal in need at this moment. I'm also working on Spay Day but that is not the purpose of this Change For Animals. @Spookyshorty on Twitter is a 13 year old kitty with Lymphoma. He's had surgery and removed a mass and is healing well but needs expensive chemotherapy treatments for the next few months. How could I not help this beautiful animal when he's going to live because of having this treatment? It would be cruel and unusual punishment to deny him life when he's got it and just needs some medication!

Spooky's typists own words: "My name is Spooky I am 13 years old and I have lymphoma. I am trying to raise enough money to keep my chemotherapy treatments going, I have 19 more weeks of chemotherapy treatments. The estimated costs are $5000.00.
I had a mass in my colon, my colon perforated when they attempted a bioposy. I, Spooky, was rushed into surgery, after 5 hours I was put in ICU. They had to drop my pelvis to get to the mass. The operation was a success, the entire mass was removed and the colon that was re-attached was FREE of cancer.
I have been getting chemotherapy, I am doing exceptionally well. I amaze my doctors.

3. Clearly lay out your call to action.

I threw a party today called #Spookypawty and invited everyone I could so that we could have a great time and raise money for Spooky. I put together a menu, had barktenders and DJ's (originally other pawty planners ideas, not mine) and we just got together under the hashtag of #Spookypawty (using Twitter) and mingled, danced, talked and had a great time! There were quizzes, people had donated prizes so we had even more incentive for anipals and their people/typists/staffpeople to be there. We all donated by chipin.com by saying that we were "tipping the DJs and Barktenders". It's a concept thought up by others, but a plan that works well.

4. What goal would you like to achieve? 

 To eventually raise $5000 for Spooky's medication. We got 25% of the way there today. I plan to throw another pawty next month as this money will cover the costs for this month. It's an exciting goal!

5. Why is this cause important to you? 

 It's part of my effort in No-Kill Nation. I'm planning much more but right now, one small step at a time!

6. How may you be reached for questions regarding your campaign? 

Twitter = @Hemmingwayscat
 E-mail = therapycatguardian @ yahoo dot com

Saturday, January 15, 2011

#SpookyPawty Menu

1. Fountain Cake
2. An Awful Lot of Tuna
3. Marinated Steak Dinner
4. Bacon Pizza Burger XXL
5. Bacon Ice Cream
6. Lime/Nip Delicioso Drink
7. The Pink Drink!
8. Mint, Ice Cream, Nip Cake
9. Strawberry Daquiri With or W/o Nip
10. Red Red Wine
11. Piles of Veggies for the Herbivores Among Us!
12. FourLoko Energy Drinks
13. Flaming Spooky Drinks
14. Super Tuna Salad
15. Chocolate Nip Cake
16. Carrot Nip Cake
17. Butterfly Cake
18. Triple Super Burger with Bacon
19. Shirley Temple With or W/O Nip
20. Bacon Martini
21. Bacon Gumballs
22. Bacon Fixins
23. Bacon Dates
24. Bacon Bar Beer
25. Bacon Beer
26. Bacon Pillow
27. Bacon Mug
28. Liquid Courage
29. Absynthe Cocktail
30. A Bacon Only Sandwich
31. Rare Steak yummy!
32. Super Bacon Burger
33. Meat and Egg Plate
34. Bangkok Cooler

Friday, January 14, 2011

Nipclub Jan, 13 2011 Mulder_Cat Sci-fi Music Set

1. Spiderman - They Might be Giants
2. Bat Dance From Batman - Prince
3. X-Files Themes Trance Mix - DJ Mystik
4. Space Beer - Tankard
5. Casper The Friendly Ghost - Tv Themes
6. The USS Make Shit Up - Voltaire
7. Sugar-Sugar - Global DJ's
8. Knight Rider Theme - Knight Rider
9. CyberSweetie - Antifreeze
10. Light and Day - Polyphonic Spree
11. Rock Lobster - B 52's
12. I'm no Superman - Laslo Bane
13. The Greatest American Hero - Tv Theme Songs
14. No Fish Today - Kid Creole and the Coconuts
15. Brains - Voltaire
16. Go - Tones on Tail
17. Tenderness - General Public
18. Original Sin - INXS
19. Bela Lugosi's Dead - Bauhaus
20. Who Was in my Room Last Night - Butthole Surfers
21. Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
22. Chains of Love - Erasure
23. Two Princes - Spin Doctors

Monday, January 10, 2011

Pet Blogger Challenge Q & A

1. When did you begin your blog / 2.  What was your original purpose for starting a blog?

  Many years ago when I wanted my children to read more I started blogging what the cats say to themselves or the world when people aren't looking or aren't listening.  When we wonder what they're thinking as they stare off into the void.

3. Is your current purpose the same? / If not, what’s different? / If so, how do you feel you’ve met your goals?

  No, now it's more hodge podge and memorializing those dear who have gone OTRB.  Rants, articles, raves, happiness and tears.  

4. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you?  Do you worry about… well, whatever you might worry about (e.g. losing traffic, losing momentum)?

  I blog whenever it's necessary for me.  I wish I had more time to blog, actually, but I have 2 young children who devour my time like you wouldn't believe.  I don't worry about any of that.  I'm a part of the Anipals community on Twitter and instead of losing momentum I've actually gained it.  It may or may not show in my blog depending on the situation I'm going through.

5. Are you generating income from your blog?  If not currently, do you hope to in the future — and how?

  No, I'm not generating income from my current blog.  I do chipins on my blog for the animals but those are for the animals only (or Spay Day 2011 ), not for me.  In the future if the opportunity arises, then I will take that, but for now I have no plans to use it for an income.

6. What do you like most about blogging in general and your blog in particular (bragging is good!)?

.I write about the subject I love to write about, my animals and my family, lastly my friends.  Who wouldn't like to write like that and have something to look back at later?  I have my own personal diary of life online and other people are interested in it.  It's great for the self-esteem!

7. What do you like least?

  That I have my hands in so much that I'm not as organized as I'd like to be.

8. How do you see your blog changing/growing in 2011?

My blog will evolve with myself, my family, my animals, my Anipals and as the year goes on.  I guess I mean to say that it is free flowing.  I give it life and room to grow and se what it becomes when allowed to do so!



Saturday, January 8, 2011

@TallulahsMom and @FreshOtis' Wedding Playlist ~ January 8, 2011

1.  The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Getting In the Mood -
2.  Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
3.  Spin Doctors - Two Princes
4.  Erasure - Oh L'Amour
5.  Donna Summer - Last Dance
6.  ABBA - Dancing Queen
7.  The Polyphonic Spree - Light and Day
8.  ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin'
9.  The Church - All the Young Dudes
10. The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Jump, Jive An' Wail
11. Voltaire - The U.S.S. Make Shit Up
12. The Cure - The Lovecats
13. ABBA - Take A Chance On Me
14. Butthole Surfers - Who Was in my Room Last Night?
15. David Bowie - Velvet Goldmine
16. ABBA - Fernando
17. Andrew Bird - Fake Plaindromes

Friday, January 7, 2011

My Set for #Nipclub ~ 1/6/2011

1.  Train - Drops of Jupiter
2.  Black Tape For a Blue Girl - The Apotheosis
3.  Dead Can Dance - Garden of the Arcane Delights
4.  Moby - Hymn
5.  Loreena McKennitt - The Mummers Dance (live)
6.  Voltaire - Future Ex-Girlfriend
7.  B 52's - Rock Lobster
8.  They Might Be Giants - Spiderman
9.  Prince - Bat Dance from Batman
10. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Cities in Dust
11. ZZ Top - My Head's in Mississippi
12. Voltaire - The Vampire Club
13. Voltaire - Brains
14. Coldplay - Lips Like Sugar
15. Butthole Surfers - Jingle of a Dog's Collar
16. Lazlo - Bane - I'm No Superman
17. Murray Head - One Night in Bankok
18. Hell - Squirrel Nut Zippers
19. Theme Song from "The Greatest American Hero"
20. Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (The Neptunes remix)
21. Coldplay - Clocks
22. Moby - Bodyrock
23. Marc Gunn - Monahan's Mudders Milk
24. The Flaming Lips - Halloween On The Barbary Coast
25. Animaniacs TV Theme Song
26. Love Spirals Downwards - Waiting For The Sunrise
27. ZZ Top - I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide
28. Voltaire - The U.S.S. Make Shit Up
29. Secret Squirrel TV Theme
30. Belle Morte - Doubt
31. DJ Illusion -The X-Files Theme
32. Eddie Izzard - Scooby Doo
33. Muse - Feeling Good
34. Will Ferrell - Afternoon Delight
35. Voltaire - Zombie Prostitute
36. Trevor Rabin  -  Porsche Boost
37. The Singing Dogs - Medley (Pat-A-Cake) (Three Blind Mice) (Jingle Bells)
38. Stargate SG1 TV Theme
39. OMD - So in Love
40. Moby - Porcelaine
41. Deep Forest - Sweet Lullabye (ft. Enya)
42. Coldplay - One I Love
43. Voltaire - I'm Sorry

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Eulogy for @Mulder_Cat by @SpookyShorty

At 4:32pm on January 5, 2011, Spookyshorty said…

Mulder_Cat who was only 15 years old has just went OTRB, he bravely battled cancer, for 14 months. Mulder_Cat has been an inspiration to all who are battling cancer & many illnesses. Mulder_Cat has left behind a sister Scully_Cat & dad Staff. Most of all Mulder_Cat has left us many good memories, & has shown us not to lose our sense of humor, & has given us much Hope. Mulder_Cat you will be deeply missed here on earth, please look out for those who are crossing OTRB & guide them there safely. We will all meet again until then, thank you for sharing your life with us.

-Spooky and Lillian

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Burton Guster Crosses Over the Rainbow Bridge ~ January 3, 2011

@PepismartDog made this picture of you crossing OTRB in his pram with him

Our beloved rat, Burton Guster Went OTRB yesterday, a VERY sad day for us all.   Everyone was shaking, no one could keep tears from their eyes.  Passion even came home from school early because she couldn't take it.  The two little kids didn't understand and we knew it would hurt us more every time they wanted to know where he was.  We decided to get 2 more rats (to keep each other warm and for company. It was going to be the most healing thing for us all.

I just got home with them and the three could be identical triplets.  I don't know what Passion's going to think but it's painful for me right now.  I hope it gets better!

Gus, baby, you and I were bonding so well and I loved you with all of my heart.  The loss of you is not something I'm going to get over quickly or easily.  Just know that I'm watching for your star every night now.  I Love You!  What else can I say? You've left a hole in my heart that may never be filled.  You're with me forever, until we meet again!

@Chattemuse made this for us: