Friday, October 13, 2006

Hot Lemon, Ginger and Anger/

I'm sick. I have a fever. And a cough. I'm not even drinking coffee! I mean, I'm still at the coffee shop, but this time I'm drinking hot lemony gingery substances instead of coffee/crack. The fever part is kind of fun, I have to admit. I can say weird, inappropriate things (eg. 'parks are delicious' -- I just made that one up) and no one judges me, because it's "the fever talking". I can also talk in my sleep (as usual), stay away from the gym (same ol') and buy a cat stroller (?) and say that it's "the fever acting".

Anyway...let's talk about something else...like...uh...bunnies? Boats? OKAY FINE. I'LL TALK ABOUT THE CAT STROLLER. I bought one. Well, I didn't exactly buy one -- I made one. Is that worse or better? Possibly worse. I am now officially that lady. The lady who wheels around her angry-looking tiny puffy dog in a baby carriage on the streetcar; the lady who wears exclusively paisley, draws her eyebrows on with a magic marker and wears lipstick as blush; the lady who has a cat sweater, a cat calendar, a cat mug, a cat apron, cat salt and pepper shakers and ten cats. It doesn't matter what I do...if I'm pushing a homemade stroller with a cat in it, I'm that lady. I'll just have to accept it. (Unless that's the fever talking.) But man, the stroller is handy. No more taxis for Rufus and I.

It is winter now in Toronto. (Nice, smooth subject change there, Kate.) Over the weekend, it was 25 degrees Celsius (which is something else in Farenheit...let's say...um...235 degrees. Yaaaaa. Sorry -- it's the fever typing. And doing conversions.) Now, just four days later, it's 1 degree outside, there's something that looks an awful lot like snow falling outside and the wind is blowing so hard that an angry leaf almost took my eardrum out when I was standing on the street corner. Oh well. I'm not a big fan of winter, but I sort of prefer it to summer.

Hey! I have some big news:

I'm moving! Phark is no more. From now on, I'll be a member of the un-phark instead. (That doesn't make any sense.) I'll have to come up with a new name for the blog, too. Or maybe I'll just spend a few days coming up with a really good way to justify keeping it the same...

Hope everyone's well and happy!

Feverishly,

K.
(p.s. dso17, I have absolutely no idea about plays from the 50s, but I'm looking into it!)

90 Comments:

Blogger Linz said...

Hope you feel better!!!!! :)

2:45 PM  
Anonymous sue said...

Uhh get well soon! With fever you should be in bed, you know? ;)

Wow it'is already snowing in Toronto?
I prefer summer, because I don't like the temperatures in winter...

Gute Besserung! I hope you feel better soon.
Have a nice weekend!

2:50 PM  
Anonymous omglawdork said...

So sorry you're sick! I hope the lemony-gingery helps.

Does Rufus like his cat stroller?

I don't envy your weather...we just got a "huge Canadian arctic front" that brought our daily high temp down to...65 F (18 C). Big scary cold, huh?

Hope you feel better!

3:06 PM  
Blogger Becky S said...

Many wishes for feeling better soon Kate! Wish I could wave a wand and cure you, but I foolishly left that magic wand of mine somewhere in my storage unit and can't find it now. The weather here is getting colder all the time (which I hate) but so far no snow.

And all of us are 'that lady' to some degree. Most just don't admit it! Keep warm, and we'll all send get well vibes your way.

3:06 PM  
Blogger omgwtfcori said...

I wanna see a picture of the cat stroller! Is it pink? Can we see one? Can we? Can we?

No, I have not a fever, that's just my insanity talking here.

Anyway, hope you feel better now :) And no coffee just sucks.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Trialia said...

Hey, you joined the sick-people-club! *chugs cough syrup and crawls back under the duvet to sweat out her own fever*

So is the flu a seasonal thing with you as well as with David, or did you just randomly catch the rotten virus? Either way, lousy deal. I hope you feel better soon!

3:36 PM  
Blogger sueKay said...

*hugs*

get better soon!

I've had a horrid bug recently too.

Strangely, it's still reasonably warm and dry here...normally at this time of year we're wading through the streets because of the rainfall!

...okay...that was a slight exaggeration...though my train was delayed by flooding a few days ago.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

The fever is obviously your body's response to coffee deprivation. The cat stroller is obviously a response to...

Well damn. I can't think of a single justification for the stroller. I'm afraid by making a cat stroller you may very well have bought yourself a one-way ticket to Frump-ville. Luckily, you cannot become an ACTUAL frump because your hair is too pretty. Praise be for that.

Get well soon, and may the move be a pain-free one.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Elandria Lore said...

Hope you feel better soon. Fever delirium is always fun, though a cat stroller? I think that's going above and beyond.

Good luck on your move!

4:02 PM  
Blogger mhera/lemonchicken said...

Sorry you're feeling under the weather Kate - colds always seem to appear around thanksgiving ... for me anyways.

But this cat stroller ... sure, blame it on the fever! lol. Between you and your dedication to Rufus, and David to Mars - we just cant get enough of Hewlett pets!

Have you tried writing with a fever??? Now THAT can be entertaining.

Brrrr ... not ready for this cold weather. Hope you feel better soon Kate!

4:27 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Hope you feel better soon and that the move goes well.

The stroller sounds kinda cool though and I love the sound of your weather (I'm a autumn/winter girl).

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Dso17 said...

Kikou !!!
Merci beaucoup ! Je te tiendrais au courant du projet via mon blog !

Je suis également désolé d'apprendre que tu as un rhume, de la fièvre bref que tu sois malade ! Ma pauvre !
Attend je regarde mon thermomètre extérieur...oh il fait 16°C ! Je dois reconnaître que la région dans laquelle je vis bénéficie d'un climat plutôt doux grâce à l'influence de l'océan Atlantique (je sais c'est super intéressant...on dirait un commentaire d'une présentatrice de la météo ;P )

Encore merci et bon rétablissement !! A bientôt !

PS: J'espère que ton niveau de français à progresser maintenant avec mes modestes messages lol ! En tout cas moi j'apprend des tonnes de vocabulaire grâce à ton blog ! J'épate mon prof de droit anglais, lol!

4:43 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Whoa! Flu travels fast (and across oceans apparantly). I've just got over a week of feeling like absolute yuk! Spent 3 days curled up under a duvet watching cheesy/weepy DVDs only emerging to buy orange juice and chocolate (its a known cure for EVERYTHING!)

Get well soon!

Jen
x

4:47 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Yes, do feel better soon. As for Rufus and his cat stroller-wow! If I tried that with my dad's cat, I'd either be picking him off the moon or getting arrested for him screaming (the cat) so much!

Oh and good luck on moving.

And for the weather-sad but I wouldn't might it if I was up there.

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Katja said...

I'm sick also...I am miserable along with you sister! Ok, about the cat stuff, don't feel bad. I have the cat stuff also, however, not the stroller. My cat Tybalt would freak out and never come near that thing! My ferrets on the other hand would relish the idea of playing in it! I have cat thing-a-bobs all over, my mother doesn't help when she buys me xmas socks with kitties and cats...ah well, its cute, I admit that.

We got some "canadian" front waaaaay down here in Texas, so not instead of a warm 90 its a cool 74 degrees. Winter doesn't really exist in San Antonio.

Writing with a fever is painful...trying doing anthropological research while fevering! That is rough. I once had to observe primates with a fever, they just kept grooming me while I was sitting there sweating and scribbling notes! haha

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Nomi said...

I hope you feel better soon (or, as I might say in Hebrew, I wish you a refu'ah shleimah)!

Good luck with your move!

Fall has come to the Boston, MA, area, but no snow yet (thank goodness). It'll come soon enough, I know. I hope you're hunkering down and staying warm.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Hope you feel better.

Oh, oh my. I'm half way sorry you've turned into one of the Those Ladies and yet half way incredibly amused. A cat stroller? I guess on a Toronto streetcar, it's practical.

And bah humbug on snow. I'm moving to Vancouver. Rain is easier to deal with.

6:05 PM  
Blogger vorador said...

I hope you get better soon.

As for the fever talking, either you're always with fever or it didn't show up in your post. Only the usual Kate. :p

And post a picture of your homemade cat stroller. we all want to see your cat strollering skills.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Misty aka s_aurius said...

It's all David's fault that you're sick you know, so you can blame everything on him :) I hope that you feel better soon!
Ah yes our temps dropped here in Oklahoma, US too. From a high of 80F to a high of 45F uhh... 27C to 7C, but we're supposed to warm back up to 80 (27) again by saturday.
Good luck fighting off all those vicious attacking leaves.

6:16 PM  
Blogger kittenz2006 said...

Dear Kate,
Sorry that you're ill (am placing imaginary hot toddy on your doorstep); am even surpressing the normal feeling of glee that happens when southern Ontario gets more snow than northern Ontario. If you can find them, try Victory Candies (they used to be readily available at Eaton's and imported from England [fond memories])- tastewise the equivalent to gym socks but they could stop any bug dead in it's tracks.
And, no you are not a crazy cat lady, just a caring cat mother. Unless, of course you have received the offical Crazy Cat Lady Action Figure.
http://www.stupid.com/stat/CCLF.html
I was gifted recently with one by my dearest friend, (our relationship consists of long talks, snack food and insults).Of, course, if you start making little outfits for Rufus (well, we might need to talk...)
It is most sad that PHARK is no more (would keep the deliciously handsome bearded Brit if I were you...opps, digressing)but long live KARUF.
Anyway, relax and get better. Cyberhug. L.

6:31 PM  
Blogger dee said...

Oh, dear! You got the creeping crud, too!

Although, the loopy feeling from the cold medicine can be fun...especially at very important, really big meetings with upper management. Trust me on this one. I got to experience it first ahnd this week with my fever and cold medicine combination. It certainly made those boring meetings a lot more interesting.

Feel better!

7:11 PM  
Blogger Chez said...

poor you. Hope someone is there to drap a cool towel over your forhead and serve you endless supply of chicken soup. Get well soon kate.

As ofr degrees, totally know what you're talking about.. Fareinheit.. pfft... buggered if I know what the ocnversion is.

Good luck finding a new place.. We'll deifnately miss the loft. It had such a nice ring to it

7:13 PM  
Blogger crownglass39 said...

I'm sorry, but you cannot post a comment about a cat stroller without showing a picture of it.
You just...can't.

(BTW, I made a cat car seat sort of thing for my boys so I think that officially makes me the crazy cat lady of my block).

7:34 PM  
Blogger a_zombie_movie said...

I'm pretty sure my cat would tear through a titanium stroller even, if I brought her outside (she desperately wants to escape for some reason) =)

8:02 PM  
Blogger dana said...

Have you thought about writing? You are uber entertaining.

:)

8:15 PM  
Blogger Shawna said...

Hillarious. Simply hillarious. So, are you going to show us a picture of this home-made cat stroller?

And yes, do get better soon. :-)

8:41 PM  
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11:47 PM  
Blogger C said...

Hope you feel better soon!

12:03 AM  
Blogger Cyn said...

Feel better! The lemony-ginger drink helps. Any combination of lemon, honey, and lavender is also good.

Eek. Winter. Not too excited about that season. Buffalo, NY got 2 feet of snow yesterday. Blech. No thanks.

1:10 AM  
Blogger RunTotoRun said...

I am sorry to hear that PHARK is no more, and I hope the new place/situation is good for you.
Get better soon!

1:10 AM  
Blogger crazymom said...

I hope you're feeling better. You didn't by any chance visit your brother lately, did you?

I'm planning on being "that lady" when I grow up. Or maybe now. "That lady" wears hot pink pantsuits, gaudy jewelry and carries a cool cane. And has lots of cats. I think my sister is going to live me and be weird, too, when we're older, so you can come and visit with your cat stroller if you like. I'm already collecting the jewelry. It's as good a way as any to explain why I have a whole box of brooches and earrings that are way too gaudy to wear in public. I can't seem to help myself, I just keep buying them...

1:37 AM  
Blogger Lucy Xochimitl said...

Get well soon, and remember:

"You can keep a dog; but it is the cat who keeps people, because cats find humans useful domestic animals."- George Mikes

1:44 AM  
Anonymous Gâ-L said...

I hope you'll get better soon ! Take care of you, and tell your brother to cuddle you, he can't have more important things to do.

4:28 AM  
Blogger lauren said...

Australia = summer, which means Lauren = grumpy. Seriously - when you're hitting 40 degrees celsius + for weeks on end? Not fun. Winter is my friend, which is why Canada always seems so appealing!!

Haha, if my cats weren't so afraid of anything beyond the driveway, I would take them on walks! I would by a cat leash and everything! A cat stroller sounds infintely cooler though.

4:28 AM  
Blogger Spacegirlnz said...

*hugs* I hope you feel better soon chica! Being sick sucks, but at least you have an excuse to stay in bed/at home all day :)

4:28 AM  
Blogger Erynn said...

I'm sorry you're not well, and I hope you recover quickly.

I hope the move is a good one for you, and that it's not too stressful. I've always found moving to be a terrible pain, and I've done it way more times than I like to recall.

Will you still be in Toronto, or are you heading somewhere else? I hope the new place is a nice one. I had to leave Seattle because I couldn't afford to live there anymore, and ended up in Everett, about 20 miles north of there -- but I can still get down to the city to visit my friends pretty much weekly, so it's not that bad. I just miss the variety that I had on a daily basis when I lived there. Everett's not exactly a haven of either liberalism or variety. On the other hand, I can afford a really nice little two bedroom condo right across the street from a lake, all to myself, so in the end result it's a net gain for me.

Feel better soon, dammit! And put away that lipstick -- your brain is frying.

4:30 AM  
Blogger M said...

Get better soon Kate!

It's winter already, eh?

Well, it's meant to be spring in Sydney but it was 37 degrees celsius today and 33 yesterday... and we normally don't get those kinds of temps till Feb.

Congrats on the move!

Uh, cat stroller? I thought you wanted Rufus to do more exercise? :snicker: pampered little fella?

I had no idea what you were talking about in your last post - I kept wondering why you'd discuss Feb when it was so far away - until someone else mentioned to me that there was a con!

Funny thing is, I'm actually going to that con. Well, I'm going to see my sister in London and we'll spend some time in Europe but I thought I'd swing in a con attendance while in the country. It's mostly to meet other fans/friends whom I know and like. On yeah, and there some guy called Hewlett who is attending...! :D

Do take care of yourself and get lots of rest.

(May)

5:36 AM  
Anonymous Erin Winslow said...

When I lived in NC, USA I was walking down the street where I lived and heard some children say "there goes the weird lady." They didn't say it in a mean way. it was just descriptive, like "there goes the tall man."

Another time the apartment manager looked at me funny but that was probably because I was wheeling an empty shopping cart up the street (to return it to the grocery store) while wearing my green velour cape!

:-)

6:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Katie baby!

*gives you much "medi'kate'd" chocolate ;)* (sorry bad pun)

I hope you get better soon and if you need help with any thing, anything at all, pounce me K?

get me at

leopards _ bane at yahoo dot com

minus the spaces of course lol

6:37 AM  
Blogger Flo said...

i have only one question: do you write when you're sick? because, i'm sure you'd do some very funny plays under the fever spell...

you're hilarious as usual... hope you'll get better...

6:53 AM  
Anonymous Yeoyou said...

Hey Kate!

Yeah get well soon, darling. You know we need you and your blog to cheer us up when we are sick ; )

It's sad to hear PHARK doesn't exist anymore but I'm sure you can go well enough as KARUF (as kittenz2006 already said)
I hope you'll have a smooth move and no much frustration waiting for you.

Now to that cat business: yeah, post a picture! I duno what my cats would say to a stroller but I guess we couldn't get all four of them into there anyway...and that weird lady. yup, I plan on becoming one, too! A friend of my sis already painted a real acryl-on-canvas-picture of my fave cat...and that will stay on my wall for eternity (or until it just falls down...)
I hope Rufus takes good care of you while you're being sick and brings all the little things to your bed that you need. He could have a little sled for that like a Huskie : )

7:02 AM  
Blogger Emma said...

A big get well soon to K and all the other Blogger regulars out there who are feeling less than peachy. So far I have managed to avoid the dreaded lurgy which is associated with the late nights and benders at the start of the semester....though this is more luck than judgement I fear.

It's a comfortable 18 degrees C over here at the mo, although I am in negotiations with Noah in the event another ex-hurricane heads our way, and I'm not looking forward to the winter...I'm a total summer person and would prefer to hibernate from October to April if at all possible.

Oh and K you cannot dangle the carrot of a cat stroller without posting a pic...it's just not cricket.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Arlessiar said...

Oh dear, being sick is not fun! Did you catch that cold from your brother somehow? He wrote on his website that he was sick, too.
Anyway, I really hope you feel better soon! Get lots of rest. And no, sitting in the coffee shop is not resting. ;)

You're moving? To your own apartment? Do you stay in Toronto? All the best for the move. I hope you and Rufus get used to your new home quickly.
But I love your blog name, I hope your fever-ridden brain can come up with an idea to keep the name somehow. :)

A cat stroller. Hmmm. Hmmmmm. Don't know what to think about that. Any pics? *g*

12:53 PM  
Blogger pavaneofstars said...

Whoa! Sounds like winter has hit your part of the world with a vengeance! Sorry you have the flu. *hugs* Hope you are feeling better soon. Good luck on the move. :)

1:03 PM  
Blogger Celin Le Vaurien said...

great ! someone else who doesn't like winter ! (well, in fact sometimes I like winter : just to wear my lovely boots!!) my throat hurted me last week ... so I'm with you in your suffering !!! (is that english ???)

hope you feel better now and hope rufus likes his cat stroller (amazing thing! I should try but I don't have a cat!)

Keep being mad!

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, keep the name of the blog! I love it! Sorry to hear you're under the weather (which, judging from the snow you guys got, well, you'll definitely getting a double-whammy).

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Kate,

Gosh, sorry to hear you are so sick. My boys were sick last week but so far I am in the clear...keep my fingers crossed!! I tell you, when I was a preschool teacher I got sick about 20+ times a year...so hopefully my body is pretty immune, I just hate being sick!!!

Wow, snow already huh?? I am not a winter person at all!!!! I just love all the warm (sometimes hot) weather and spring and summer are my favorite times of the year. It's still nice here in Sacramento but my husband and I are heading off to Hawaii next week for 5 day vacation...without the kids!!!!! I am sure I am REALLY going to miss them but I can't wait to lay on the beach and relax and not have to take care of anyone except myself for a few days :)

Anyways, hope you do get better. Just take it easy, relax and try to sleep it off as much as you can!! Also, post a pic of the cat stroller, I am so curious what the crazy thing looks like :)

Take Care, Angela Langford

6:18 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

The only time I ever sleepwalk is when I'm running a crazy-high fever, and it's the funnest thing in the world. After I wake up, it feels like it was a dream, complete with monsters and feelings of desperation and rooms turning into other rooms...except that it was really happening (at least for the most part. Not sure about the monsters and teleportation). I'm glad you enjoy fevers too. It just makes being sick a whole lot pleasanter. But other than the fever, I hope you feel better soon!

10:46 PM  
Blogger Jen, the Writer Fangirl said...

The stroller sounds cute! It can be a swanky stroller, not just the crazy cat lady stroller.

Fevers make the world a bit more interesting...and is like legal crack that the brain does on its very own! :D Maybe you'll get some awesome writing out of this?

Awww! I'm sorry to hear about PHARK. Good luck with the move! Loft in Translation is a cool play on words...and maybe that makes it a worthy reason to keep? But then the name wouldn't pertain to what is. :(

10:51 PM  
Blogger Hatusu said...

I live in Chicago and I always wanted to say this to someone from Canada.

STOP SENDING US YOUR WEATHER!

Feel better.

Hats

12:19 AM  
Blogger Liloow-Vena said...

a cat stroller? made by you?? it must be funny... do you have some photos of this???

I hope you're better now.....

L

9:07 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

nice the traditional Crazey Cat lady lives! and i sort of know one! should that be good or bad... neither perhaps. Ah the fever boy i miss mine, never had so much uncontrolable delierious fun. You are so lucky!

get better soon, And enjoy your winter! nice ane hot here got up to 36 degress last week.

av fun.

9:38 AM  
Blogger windshieldbug said...

We had a major temperature difference down here also....But no snow. Not fair. I want snow.

Cat lady. You're the cat lady now. Don't worry I am too!

Go get Thermacare flu stuff. It worked for me last winter. Don't know if you can get it in Canada though.

10:06 AM  
Blogger aurore said...

Aw, what is it with sick Hewletts lately? I do hope you get well soon. But you can just pretend a little longer that you still have that fever if you feel like acting crazy ;-)

I didn't even know cat strollers existed and I'm not sure how they look like. Maybe it's something we just don't have in France *scratches head* Care to post a picture? I'm curious now!

Winter certainly comes fast in Canada! We still have something like 20/25°C here (Normandy) and I'm not sure how long it's going to last. It's almost annoying because you feel a tad ridiculous wearing tee-shirts and sandals because hello, it's mid-October, but on the other hand, you're too hot wearing sweaters! And you sort of want to wear the pretty automn outfits you bought the month before (well, you do think they look pretty).

So you're going to live all alone (well, not completely alone thanks to Rufus)? I just want to ask all kinds of personal questions about your change of accomodation but since I've received some kind of education from my parents, I'm not going to. I'm just going to wait and see if you answer them all in your next entry ;)

I've been nursing a sore throat for a few days but didn't think about ginger. Just kept on drinking hot lemon tea with honey. I have to see if I have some ginger around.

Get well soon!

Aurore

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Tracy Jane said...

First things first, lots of hugs, smooches and hot lemony drink things for you. Hope you start to feel better soon and hope that Rufus is taking care of you!

Also big hugs and smooches to Tria and the rest of you that are suffering. Look on the bright side... you get to stay in bed all day! Sorry, it's the procrastination queen in me talking.

Well, I think that Loft in Translation is still really cool, and when people ask why it's called that, you can say, "Well, back in the days...". I really love the title. *shrug*

Good luck with the move and you'll have to tell us all about it!

Take Care
Tracy xx

12:47 PM  
Blogger Red Phoniex said...

I love never getting sick :P

get better soon. lots of hot lemons. I love winter. wish we got more snow here :(

1:58 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Aw, honeycakes, feel better soon! And don't go out into the snow with a fever, silly girl! That'll just make you sicker.

You made a cat stroller? *blinks* You know Petsmart has them too, right? Well, okay, fine it's for froufrou dogs, but still. What does it look like?

Ah, also...you know what, I'm over winter and it's officially just now Fall down here. Don't want it. I say we skip right to Spring. Wait, I take that back, since that meas it's Yellow Season (aka pollen) around here. Let's go back to summerish, say around Mid-May. Not too hot or cold. Just right. This 60sF in the day and 40sF in the night is for the birds. Too cold for this chick's blood.

Oh! Wait, if you're moving, where will you live...er, no specific I mean. You just have the most interesting roommates. Not including Rufus who is his own buddle of personality.

2:59 PM  
Anonymous shelsfc said...

Hope you feel better Kate!

4:48 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Okay, so my sympathy pain/illness is getting way to realistic. Mere hours after reading your most recent entry I become sick as a dog. I'm thinkin someone bumped into you, immediatly jumped a plane train or automobile for Ottawa and bumped into me at the crocery store, passing on the germs. Thats my theory. Just because I was at the grocery store to get Neocitrin and therefore had the prblem before I arrived means nothing. Anyways, hope you (and I for that matter) feel better soon.
The cat stroller is fantastic! Convenient , stylish and just a little bit wacko- who could ask for anything moooooorreee! Good luck on the move as well. Hey you could ferry things back and forth in the cat stroller! It just gets better and better

Yay for writers- else how would we know what to say

6:39 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

That sucks that you're sick. Since your dad's a doctor, I wonder if you had the same rule in your house upon getting sick: at least 8 ounces of some sort of liquid every 30 minutes, while awake. You have to make a lot of bathroom runs, but it really helps. Dehydration is what makes you feel so miserable. (Of course, when your dad's a doctor, there is often little sympathy until you're really sick!

As for becoming "that lady?" Well, you have managed to gather around you a bulk of sci-fi fans who go to conventions and often wear costumes. And while I LOVE doing it, I don't think you're going to find anyone around here who doesn't appreciate enthusiasm; whatever its form.

When you're feeling better, please catch us up on your plans for the move. And keep the blog title. It's cute!

7:19 PM  
Blogger Acquired Source said...

Mmm.. makes me crave hot tea w/lemon now.

But just... how do you get a cat IN the stroller? (and keep him there?)
I've seen these contraptions in the petstores, and I can only use how various cats haven't liked the carrier as a reference.
Perhaps Rufus is one of those 'whatev!' cats that seem not to care (I do actually have one of those type felines, his name is Juneau and sometimes he goes for walks on a leash) but then others I've known have been quite adamant in their dislike for confined spaces, esp those with doors that zip/shut.

Get well soon!

3:52 PM  
Blogger RankNFiled said...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. At least you're getting it out of the way early, and hopefully won't get sick again the rest of the winter. At least, that's how it usually works with me.
I like the name "Loft in Translation." How about just adding an A? "A loft in Translation." That way you can keep the title, and convey the changes going on in your life.
Anyway, hope you feel better soon. And please post a picture of the cat stroller? People think I'm strange becuase I take mine for walks, but I don't see how that is any more wierd than those dogs who have strollers.

12:01 AM  
Blogger halessa said...

I'm sorry that you're sick, and I hope you get well soon! It seems it's in your family, David wrote about one week ago that he has the flu, again. Ginger and lemons are a quite good cure for those weather conditions! Its the same crap here in Austria - we have about 5 degree celsius at morning, and when I'm out of office at 5 p.m., temperature is around 19 degrees. This drives me crazy because you never wear the right clothes!
I hope Rufus likes his stroller, please post a picture soon! I have to stuff my cat next week into his transport box, because of his annual vaccination - thankfully the little furball is very handy!

9:21 AM  
Blogger Nightsister said...

Poor Kate, down with the flu and soon to be PHARKless. :(

But you have a cat stroller, so that must count for something, yes? And is it... dare I say it... PINK? :D

Get well soon! Here is yet another request for a picture of the stroller. It sounds hilarious.

5:25 PM  
Blogger charlotte said...

Soooooo, there's this interview with your brother that was just posted at http://www.sg1archive.com/transcripts/DH1006a.shtml.

It says that Chris Judge was hitting on you during the filming of A Dog's Breakfast. True? Inquiring minds want to know!

ps. Hope you feel better soon. The weather here is crap, isn't it. I got soaked from the rain today (Tuesday) on my way to work.

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently I forgot my password, so, HI, this is Auliya. *frickinfrackinpasswordforgetfullness*
Just saying a 'hello' to you with a
'good luck' on the move and 'WTF?' on the cat stroller...LOL!

Is it bad that my new job is keeping me from writting my book? To bad I can't chuck the new job, definetly don't want to stop the book writting. Anyway, hope all turns out well for you, but I have to say your crazy for moving in the winter! *concern*

10:01 PM  
Anonymous MK said...

Try sucking on zinc tablets! My mom got me some the last time I was sick (she's a nurse and while we're not allowed to go to the hospital unless the broken bone can't be fixed at home [No, I'm serious.] she does keep us in flat gingerale and zinc tablets and arrow-root cookies) and they worked really well. Everything kind of clears up and I found the sick-time was cut down significantly.

Okay, there was a huge run-on at the start of this. -_-; Please ignore that.

12:09 AM  
Blogger BethyNYC said...

Hey Kate,

I think this cold is spread through the Internet, since so many people I know have it! I fought the cold and the cold won.

Relax--you will never be That Lady. No matter how many cat thingys you have. Rufus is probably overjoyed.

Good luck with the move, and I hope all goes well with your next play!

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Kate

Hi! It's Heather (the Scripty from ADB) in Vancouver, just popping my head in to say that I hope you feel better by the time you read this. The kids and I recently saw your Atlantis episode, and now my son yells "Hey, it's Kate!" every time your Scotiabank commercial airs.

Take care, stay warm,
~Heather C

6:42 PM  
Blogger Gebo said...

Hope you feel better soon. Is it an omen that you feel ill and blogged on Friday the 13th?!

5:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just came across your blog and am truly enjoying it.

Sorry to hear that you've been sick. It's been going around work here in Kansas City and I am just now better after over a week....unforunately I went from eating crackers and water to eating EVERYTHING while taking prednisone. So that means aerobics class is beckoning....I may resist the urge.

Stay warm up there!

7:34 PM  
Blogger kittenz2006 said...

Hi K,
It's the morning of the 21st and you still haven't posted, are you okay? Hopefully, it's just that you're busy writing and preparing to move. Strangely worried, L.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Tammy Mc said...

O Kate, Kate, Wherefore art thou Kate?

I hope that you are not still feeling ill.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you in your next post.

Please give us a shout and let us know you are feeling better, that is IF you are feeling better. :)

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Katja said...

Great interview on Gateworld, by the way!!

12:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gods, i can't believe you dont have any visits from latin-america, well i jus figured i'd say hi, feel better, thought this comment is a week and a few days after you posted, but anyway Greetings from Venezuela

PS: i smuggled Mckay and Mrs Miller from the web, nice job we want more Jeannie! XD

3:24 AM  
Anonymous Matt Brennan said...

Welcome to Cult Sci-Fi fame Kate, I hope you enjoy the ride.

Sorry to hear that Ontario is getting our weather this year. The Maritimes are still unseasonably warm. *grin*

Good luck with "The Move".

Ciao from Moncton, NB

5:05 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

I'm with the rest. We're starting to get worried. Are you still sick?!

Just type out a few letters or something. No need to go on with the long blog entry.

Now that your interview's up, you're going to be getting inundated again. You did a great job with it. (And you were worried.)

11:59 AM  
Blogger nikola said...

Hello Kate,

I hope you are well again!!! To walk around with fever isn't very funny. I hope your friends put you back in bed for some days.

Though the weather is quite crazy around here in Magdeburg also (three days with 3 °C, now 20 °C) I fortunately didn't catch a cold. I wonder why ... A friend of mine gave me a recipe for such occasions: Fill three quarters of a cup with rum, add some sugar and lemon, and fill up with water. Put the cup into the microwave and heat it. Then Cheers. The best advice of the "friend" was: If you drink a second cup you should be already sitting in your bed.
I never tried this. I have no microwave. ;-)
No, seriously, I think there are better ways to get better when you have a cold.

By the way, is Rufus still happy with the cat stroller?

12:12 PM  
Blogger Trialia said...

Hey there! Are you feeling better? Just read the new interview, and I have to ask you one thing: how are you so cute when you're not even trying? *grin*

1:16 PM  
Blogger korean_turte87 said...

cat stroller...o_O interesting...
hope you fever goes away soon. I wish there was snow here in Vancouver...

5:27 PM  
Blogger Erynn said...

Kate, the GateWorld interview is lots of fun and I was laughing while I read it. I can't wait to see ADB with you and David and Paul. The more I hear about it, the more fun it sounds like.

Hope your cold is gone away and that you're feeling much better!

5:33 PM  
Blogger dutch_eowyn said...

Hi Kate,

Just dropping by to tell you I loved the GateWorld interview. It's lovely to get these little 'behind the scenes' peeks, with such a personal touch. Plus there were a couple of things to start crossing my fingers for, like a possible revisit of your character to (in? at? *is confused*) SGA and you contemplating the possibility of appearing at the Pegasus 2 con in London. So maybe, maybe!!

6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anthony said...

Hey Kate,

Normally I can't stand blogs, but yours is probably amongst the best I've read (well, nobody beats Matt Stover...)

I must say, lemony-gingery stuff is probably good for colds, but I find the best way to keep one off is rooibos tea. Its very high in anti-oxidents (not as high as white tea, though) and has a very pleasant, unique fruity taste to it. I get mine in Waterdown (I'm from Stoney Creek...and I have to disagree-Hamilton is a horrible place to be! ;) St Kitts is nice though, if you're not driving [the roads system there made a textbook for what not to do in urban planning]. I went to Brock. If you go back, there's a great restaurant on St Paul Street (right side, going with traffic) called the Green Bean which serves healthy food, and unroasted coffee which is appearantly healthier. Oh, and they have an oxygen machine. The owners are kung fu students, so they're all into the healthy stuff. Now where was I...?) at "Tea at the White House" http://bestteashop.com/ My personal favourites are Rooibos Provence and Rooibos Lemon Sunshine. The lemony one is good for when you have a cold (presuming you're not allergic to lemons like your brother) and the other one is good for...well, any time. Provence also has lavendar in it, so it'll help you sleep. And, no, I don't own shares in the place...*walks away discretely*
;)

7:40 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

Here's hoping that the long delay in posting is because you've been busy writing and having large numbers of awesome things happen to you (joining the cupcake-of-the-month club? Lisa Stanton took a fabulous head shot for you that makes grown men weep at the sight of your adorable curly hair? winning the lottery?) and not because you're still beat down by flu and fever...

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feel better! I hope Rufus is doing his part by curling up at your side and keeping you warm.

8:42 PM  
Anonymous Yeoyou said...

Hi Kate *waves*

I also just read the interview and I liked it very much. You did a perfect job considering you were so nervous too! ; )
I very much hope Jean will come back to Atlantis one day even though I still haven't seen MaMM so far. But I'm dead sure it's going to blow me away!
And you made me even more anxious to see ADB...

Apart from that, I hope very much that you feel better already! Or at least that you'll beat your cold soon!

7:58 AM  
Blogger vorador said...

I'm listening to the gateworld interview now. It's really fantastic and lovely.

8:33 AM  
Anonymous sue said...

I just listened to the interview on GateWorld and it was really fun listening to it!
I would love to see you back in Atlantis!

I hope you have a nice time and you got well since that time!

9:13 AM  
Blogger aurore said...

I'm not going to wait for your next entry to tell you that: I've just listened to your interview: you rock!
In a more articulate way, I liked your many insights on "McKay and Mrs Miller" and you answered a lot of questions I had after seeing the episode.
I do hope we'll get to see Jeannie again!

I trust you are feeling better by now and that that nasty flu is just a bad memory :-)

Aurore

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Dso17 said...

Salut !

Alors il était si méchant que ça ton rhume ? J'imagine cependant que ce n'est pas la raison principale de ce break (momentané j'espère).
Peut-être est-ce l'écriture de ta nouvelle pièce de théâtre qui te prends tu temps? ou alors la fermeture exceptionnelle du café dans lequel tu postes des commentaires (en imaginant bien sûr que cette hypothèse soit bonne...)... l'arrivé d'une tempête de neige à Toronto bloquant tout le monde chez soi...la course après les castings...ou alors la recherche d'une pièce de théâtre sur les années 50 ;)et dans ce cas c'est de ma faute !!!

J'ai lu et écouté ton interview sur Gateworld et elle est vraiment très bien ! Il me semble que tu avais dit dans un de tes articles précédents que tu apréhendais les interviews téléphoniques mais franchement tu t'en es super bien tirée !

A la prochaine fois !

Solène

2:27 PM  

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