Saturday, July 10, 2010

Does the GEICO Gecko Have a Grip Like this Guy?

My cats play rough and any critter which meets their paws probably won't come out alive. That's where I come in. I try to save the poor souls and pictured is the thanks I got!

Friday morning was the usual routine. Once the cats are fed, I open the door to the patio where the cats watch the world and dream of being feral kitties romping in the grass.

I knew something was up when I heard excessive meowing and Sunny was intensely occupied in the living room. Looking, I saw a dark brown lizard in his grips, or so I thought.

I pushed Sunny away but the lizard moved with him. Picking up the cat, I slightly shook him side to side, thinking perhaps a claw had pierced the little victim.

Nope. Another look and this little Florida lizard had his jaws gripping the cat's paw!

It eventually let go and made a poor attempt at hiding. Okay, it's in unfamiliar territory, I get it.

Ugh. Just what I didn't need, another dried up lizard carcass because it couldn't figure out how to make the run for freedom. (I found one last week in one of my computer bags. Once removed, Sunny took it upon himself to make the bag his favorite sleeping spot.)

I grabbed the bugger and he swung around and latched onto my thumb! It didn't hurt but startled me. This was the first time a lizard fought back. It felt like hundreds of Velcro teeth latched onto my thumb.

The situation was so funny, had to capture this Kodak moment and although this iPhone photo isn't the best, you get the idea.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Sometimes It's About Throwing Spaghetti on the Wall


Honestly, I have no clue where June went, or the first half of 2010 for that matter. But that's not the purpose of this post.

I've been trying to spend more time on my blog and writing gigs to pay down debt and continue making a name for myself and sadly, I've been neglecting this blog. I've done some pretty cool things in the past month: groovy trips, cooked some tasty food and overall, just enjoying life.

I have to chuckle today because there are some things I write about because I'm passionate about it while there are other things I write about because I know I can make a quick buck. Last week my article "Five Things Frequent Travelers Almost Never Have to Buy" was published. In a week's time, it's received more than 4,000 page views! Meanwhile, other articles I put my heart, soul and time into are barely pushing double digits.

The article's published on Associated Content which was recently purchased by Yahoo! Did the big Y publish it on their site? Is it just a highly searched topic? My Google alerts haven't picked up anything, of course, if it's elsewhere, doesn't mean my name still needs to be associated with it.

Sometimes, I'm just throwing spaghetti on the wall to see what sticks and that article is popular for some reason. Will be fun to see how much this silly little article makes me.

Be sure to check out SoloTravelGirl.com to catch up on my latest adventures including my trip to New York.