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La Fête Nationale

Sorry Francophiles. Not something I can bring myself to celebrate.

I will concede, however, that it resulted in one kick-ass National Anthem:


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Jul. 14th, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
And a lot of knitting...

Is that _your_ cat in the icon?
Jul. 14th, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC)
Yes, that is T-Cin's Always Gallant (called TAG), CFA Registered Blue-point Birman. His parents can be seen on this site: http://www.t-cin.com/. His mother is GRC T-Cin's You are My Sunshine (called Sunshine) and his father is GRC Mysinh's You're So Vain of T-Cin (called Yuri). I bought TAG to be both a pet and a show cat but he got DQ'd at his first show because he had an island (teeny) of ivory in his blue stocking. Which was a great relief to the rest of the Birman owners at the show (they told me after), because otherwise they were certain he'd have taken the class.

He's gorgeous, affectionate, bossy, a great mouser...I win.
Jul. 14th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
He's gorgeous...I was thinking he might have been a Ragdoll. I love cats. My Nyxie is in the icon. She's a bikini cat (Black with a white triangle you-know-where.) I also have Pewter who is a long haired gray cat. He was a feral.
Jul. 14th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
Actually, Birman's are one of the foundation breeds for Ragdolls--good eye! But Birman's a only about 2/3 the size of Rags. My cat before TAG was Satin (sometimes I use her as an icon, too--looking out a window. She was a Niebelung (long gray fur, green eyes, very elegant). I love dogs, but life without a cat just isn't...right.
Jul. 14th, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
I love dogs too, but cats are more convenient for me. Pewter in this icon.
Jul. 14th, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC)
Very handsome boy! I've seen Niebelung also spelled as Nebelung.

Jul. 15th, 2010 12:19 am (UTC)
The note about the nebelung that says they disappear into the mist would be Pewter all over. He spends a lot of time under my bed when people are here. My parents were here for two weeks and he was there for two weeks. It didn't help that it was 90F out! (No, I don't have A/C.)
Jul. 14th, 2010 04:03 pm (UTC)
It's one of those 50/50 things. Being oppressed, ignored, and starved by the aristocracy sucks, but the mob mentality resulting in the crazy slaughter of a specific group of people, many of whom had little/nothing to do with the core problem, also sucks.
Jul. 17th, 2010 12:28 pm (UTC)
That's what you get when the national anthem is written by Napoleon Bonaparte---say what you like about the man he never did anything by half.

Personally, if I have to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the US because parts of the US were previously Mexico, then by that logic we should celebrate both Bastille Day and the Queen's birthday.

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