Monday, June 25, 2012

Sooooo Tesla likes to Fetch...




I discovered something unusual:
Tesla likes to play fetch. Like a dog. Really.

I used to have a Cocker Spaniel named Jerry (that I also got from the Humane Society) and I could never teach him how to fetch.
Just a few days ago, one of my friends gave me a toy bird for Tesla. The bird has feathers and it makes annoying bird noises. Since the bird is actually kind of annoying and loud, and Tesla was playing with it while I was watching something interesting on Netflix, I threw it across the room and she brought it back. I threw it again, and she brought it back. I kept doing this until I discovered that she was actually playing fetch. I never taught her this. I have never, ever thought of a cat bring anything back to me, much less play fetch.
This is one fun kitty with a serious identity crisis. Other than meow and climb curtains, she really doesn't do stuff that cats are supposed to do. And she's only 16 weeks old. I wonder what she'll do when she gets older... catch a frisbee? Anyway here is a video of my cat playing catch.


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Kindle Fire Giveaway!

Welcome to the Literary Addicts Kindle Fire Event where we have teamed up with 10 Amazing Authors and several awesome bloggers to celebrate the

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Please check out the Fantastic authors bringing the Kindle Fire Giveaway to you! Don't miss out on these great reads even if you don't have a kindle yet. You can download the kindle app for you phone, desktop, or ipad HERE. All of these books are less than a Starbucks Coffee! Immortal Voyage Before the time of the great pyramids, there was a place like none other, a city of glass and metal rising from the depths of the ocean. Shrouded in mist, the island of Hy-Brasil and its capital Atlantis lay hidden from the rest of the world by its people, a race of long lived, interstellar nomads. Read more and purchase for only $2.99     Give Me - A Tale of Wyrd and Fae All she wanted was a vacation - but Dumnos offered a new life. Lilith Evergreen has always lived in the California desert, but when she receives an antique ring as a gift, she dreams of a castle by the sea, a magnificent tree at cliff's edge, and a mysterious woman who bids Lilith to come to Dumnos, a land of mist and rain. Read more and purchase for only $3.99 Paperback   Slow Boat to Purgatory (Slow Boat to Purgatory #1) Gaspar De Rouse, an immortal Knight Templar, a man murdered by his brothers for the secret he possessed, resurrected and given a second chance at redemption. Dominicus Bureau, a renegade priest, torn between his vows and the secret he pursues, a secret protected by an immortal. Alex Donovan, a modern day warrior thrust into an ages old war, a war between good and evil, heaven and hell.Read more and purchase for only $2.99 Paperback     Mark of the Witch (Boston Witches Book 1) Magic flows through Jillian Proctor's veins as surely as blood, but so far her life outside Boston has been peaceful. William Morgan blows into Jilly's life like a hurricane, unleashing her magic and sending her out of control. Unknowingly, William brings an enemy who only wants to posses the power of the witch. Jilly must learn to harness her magic before she loses it - and everything in her life is destroyed. Purchase for only $2.99 Paperback   The Marriage Bargain Camille Chandler is a tabloid journalist whose career is right on track--until her boss sees a curious ad in the L.A. Trades. Wanted: Single actress for an extended gig abroad. France's mega-rich playboy Julian de Laurent is up to something and Camille's boss expects her to find out what. Who knew the eccentric gazillionaire was looking to hire a temporary wife? Read more and purchase for only $2.99   Descended by Blood (Vampire Born #1) Brooke Keller is a high school junior who has never spent much time living in one place. She is finally in a town long enough to almost snag the boy of her dreams, until her life is threatened after killing a fanged man in his attempt to kidnap her. Brooke begins a dangerous journey in an effort to find out who is after her and how to stop them. In a world with powerful and prejudiced vampires, Read more and purchase for only $2.99 Paperback     Dirty Blood I killed a girl last night. I did it with my bare hands and an old piece of pipe I found lying next to the dumpster. But that’s not the part that got me. The part that scared me, the part I can’t seem to wrap my head around and still has me reeling, was that when she charged me, her body shifted – and then she was a wolf. All snapping teeth and extended claws. But by the time I stood over her lifeless body, she was a girl again. Read more and purchase for only $2.99 Paperback   Taming the wolf (anna avery series, #1) Attacked by a wolf while hiking in the mountains, Anna Avery's life just got a little hairier. Living in the Big Horn mountains in Wyoming, with a group of werewolves who are more animal than human, Anna must try to hold onto her human side. It's not easy when the alpha continues to persuade her into his bed, while another wolf is chomping at the bit to become her mate. To top it all off, dead bodies are showing up and ..Read more and purchase for only $2.99     Fearless (Kings Series) Tasmyn Vaughn didn't expect much when her dad’s job moved them to a small town in Florida; it was just another new school. But there is more to King than meets the eye, and soon Tasmyn’s ability to hear other’s thoughts is the least of her worries. Entangled in a web of first love, quirky and secretive townsfolk, magic and blood rituals, she discovers the town’s secrets aren’t just bizarre, they’re deadly. Purchase for only $3.99 Paperback   Secrets (Guardian Trilogy) While Olivia Martin observed life through her camera, the Abyss gazed back at her. She discovers mysterious men follow her around, people close to her are dying, and her dreams are no longer her own as she falls head over heels for a perfect stranger. A chance encounter leads to an obsession that could destroy everything she has ever known or loved. Olivia is about to find out there is a lot she doesn't know and sometimes what you don't know can kill you. Read more and purchase for only $2.99   These fine authors are bringing you this Kindle Fire Event via Promotional Book Tours and Literary Addicts This contest is open Internationally! Please fill out the form below to enter. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, June 22, 2012

Tesla!!!


Well, it has been almost a month since I adopted my kitten Tesla (after the great engineer/scientist/inventor/genius Nikola Tesla) from the Humane Society. Things have been super fun having her around! I love her! Kittens in general are super energetic, fun and usually tend to destroy curtains. Yup, I still have curtains, they're just not pretty like they used to be.

Tesla is a very sweet, loving, and energetic kitten. She does the cutest and weirdest things:

- She loves me and I know so because she likes to lick my hair, as if I needed grooming and maybe I do.
- She thinks of me as a climbing pole, that's so sweet.
- She also thinks of herself as a parrot, since her favorite place to hang out is my shoulder.
- She likes to sing at night. She sings beautiful songs to me while I am trying to sleep. I was thinking of changing her name to Christina, after Christina Aguilera. But I can't change her name because she is actually starting to respond to Telsa.

- She has tons of toys. Somehow she thinks my makeup brushes are part of her toy collection and that her toy collection is some sort of Venus de Milo or Mona Lisa and should never be touched, that they're just there to be looked at.
- She likes to beg for food. Bad kitty!
- She likes to chase her tail. Really. Like a dog. I wish I had the energy to plug in my camera and take a good video of her. Maybe one day.
- She eats a lot. She's getting big!
- She also likes to watch YouTube videos of kitties meowing and she talks back to them. It's so cute!
- You know how sometimes dogs run around the house like crazy when you get home, so happy to see you? Sometimes Tesla does the same. lol True story.

Anyway, my kitty has been the perfect addition to my house. Now it actually feels like a home! Now, every time I hear a noise, I know it's Tesla, and not some ghost that's hunting my house.

Look how pretty she is:

Tesla the parrot

Tesla is cute


Tesla likes to cuddle with my breakfast



Does your pet do any of this? Or anything weird? Does your pet have an identity crisis? Tell me about it.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Summer Target Beauty Bag!

I finally got my Summer Target Beauty Bag that Target was giving out a few weeks ago. This time I think Target gave out more Beauty Bags than last time! I also feel that I got it a lot faster than last time.

The first thing I thought when I was opening this bag was "Wow, it smells so good!."

The actual bag:

I actually liked the Spring Beauty Bag slightly better, mainly because it had pink in it. This bag is actually blue but for some reason it has green tones in the picture. The bag has a cotton fabric feel to it. Inside it has the tag "Contents by Allegro". I have never heard of this brand. Still, the print is cute and the bag is the same size as the last one.




What's inside:
Wow, here is where I was impressed!
  • Garnier Fructis Color Shield Shampoo and Conditioner -  One sample size each, for color treated hair (perfect for me).
  • Aveeno Active Naturas Shampoo and Conditioner - One sample size each, for medium thick hair (again, perfect for me).
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunblock - A very good sample/travel size SPF 70, waterproof. I've had this one before and it's great.
  • TRESemme Split Remedy Shampoo and Conditioner - Sample/travel size, for split ends.
  • Revlor ColorBurst Lip Butter - Sample size in Peach Parpait.
  • A Target coupon booklet with $19 dollars off of brands like Aveeno, Garnier, CoverGirl, Jergens, among many others. 
    

As you can see, tons of hair products for damaged hair, which is perfect for summer!
I am very impressed with the contents of this Summer Beauty Bag. I love everything about it! No wonder why it smelled so good.
I have heard they have these kind of giveaways a few times a year, so go ahead and like them on Facebook if you haven't already HERE.
Did you get one? I am particularly excited about trying the Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter. 

Thanks for reading!

Yeny.  

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Coach Purse and Wallet Giveaway

 


Who doesn't love purses!?!?!?
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Monday, June 11, 2012

Do You Love Bears? Do You Hate Cancer?

Oh man, if you love bears and hate cancer, please take a moment to read this:

UPDATE: So apparently, the lawyer kind of got his feelings hurt and now he's suing the National Wildlife Federation and American Cancer Society. These charities have nothing to do with the original lawsuit between the Oatmeal and FunnyJunk, NOTHING. Good job Charles Carreon, now you are probably the most hated man in America.

P.S. The fundraiser is up to $185,000. At this rate, The Mighty Oatmeal will x10 his original goal of $20,000.

SECOND UPDATE: The Oatmeal has officially surpassed $210,000. About 13,972 people have donated. Mr. Matthew Inman, you are amazing and your fans are too! There are three days left to donate to the charities, if you haven't already please, PLEASE, please do so by clicking the at the banner located almost at the bottom on this post. Thank you!!

Original Post:

Mr. Matthew Inman is one of my favorite bloggers of all time, not only because he's hilarious and can make any terrible day into a better day, but also because he has a heart of gold, not to mention he's intelligent.

Anyway, you may already know that he's the author of a highly popular blog called "The Oatmeal" which is one of the best blogs ever. You can find awesome jokes, and images like this:


Anyway, the reason for this post is to let everyone know that Mr. Inman is currently raising money for two charities: the National Wildlife Federation and the American Cancer Society. Why you may ask? Here is where I love Matthew Inman even more:

He got served from a website called FunnyJunk.com, for using HIS images without giving him credit for it, and Matthew Inman writing about it on his site. Anyway, they are asking him to pay $20,000 in damages. In my opinion, this whole thing from FunnyJunk is ridiculous.  Well Mr. Inman in the funniest, yet kindest way possible, said he was going to raise that money and take a picture of the money raised, send it to them and then ask donate it to the aforementioned charities. He could have asked his fans for money to help him pay for his lawyers or fees or help him flee the country if he wanted to, and I'm sure his fans would've helped him anyway. But he chose to make the best of a bad situation and make it totally awesome! If only more people did that for others!

Mr. Inman has a HUGE fan base, and HE RAISED $20,000 IN 64 MINUTES!!!!

Anyway, the charity is open for two weeks, so if you would like to make a small contribution, like I did, please go here: 


It sounds a lot funnier when he tells it, so please read the whole story here:

Mr. Inman, I love you, all of us do. 

Yeny.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

FREE SCARF, 2 NECKLACES OR A PAIR OF EARRINGS

Go to http://www.coldwatercreek.com/ and sign up for their newsletter to get a $5 dollar credit to their store and an e-mail will be sent to you with a unique promo code for $5 dollars. The sign up link is at the bottom right corner.

This is what you can get with that credit:
Scarf (you can pick from two colors), Long seed bead necklaceSeed bead necklace, OR these earrings.

You can get the two free necklaces, one scarf or a pair of earrings.

Add your item(s) to your bag.
Then proceed to checkout.
Make an account with your shipping information on the right side of the page, and make sure to enter the FREE SHIPPING CODE WFH5422 (this is NOT the code you get in the e-mail) on the same page to your right.
Click continue, and it takes you to a new page.
Then from the drop down menu select ADD COUPON and this is where you enter the code that you got in the e-mail when you signed up for their newsletter.
Go check out!
This is so great, it does not even ask you for a credit card number so it's all free, I got a purple scarf, yay!!!
NOTE: I had trouble getting to sign up for the newsletter with Firefox, it gave me an error. Try using Chrome. It worked for me.
Good luck, this might be over soon, so hurry. Let me know what you chose to get!
Any questions?? Ask below!

Yeny






Kindle Fire Free Blogger Event

Kindle Fire FREE Blogger Event



Literary Addicts has teamed up with Promotional Book Tours and 10 authors  to celebrate it's Grand Opening and they are giving away a Kindle Fire giveaway between 6/15-6/29. They are looking for bloggers to join the celebration and help promote the giveaway and it is free to sign up! You will get 1 free link to either Facebook or Twitter added to the Rafflecopter form for committing to post the giveaway on June 15. You can get a second free link in exchange for posting about the blogger sign up. You may sign up by filling out the form here.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

$50 Victoria's Secret Gift Card

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Bringing Baby Home

I have always had animals around me. Like, all my life. So when I moved away to a place where there were none, I was sad.  I begged and begged the land lord to allow me to have a pet, anything. I think at that point I was desperate and I would have gotten a fish if I could've. Then I got the okay to be able to have a small pet. Just imagine how excited I was!!! Literally jumped up and down screaming yay!!!

And then the search started! I looked on Craigslist, the animal shelter, the Humane Society, classified ads, the internet, Facebook, etc. I was primarily looking for a cat. A couple of Craigslist adds caught my attention: one for a chinchilla (because I've never owned one) and one for a ferret (because I guess I have never owned one either, haha). I guess I was feeling a little adventurous. But anyway, I'm more of a cat person than a dog person, though I like both and I would not mind having a small puppy.  So there was this add on Craigslist that really caught my eye: it was an ad for kittens to a good home, they were yellow and black and they had green eyes, about 10 weeks old and oh so cute! So I grabbed the phone and I called the person. She said she had two left (out of five) and sure we could meet sometime that day in the afternoon.

So all excited, I traveled about 20 miles to meet them. When I got to the house, I was met by the owner, and she said she could not find the kittens. I guess the momma kitty had noticed that her kittens were being taken away so she had hid them somewhere outside the property (I'm guessing about a couples of acres of forest, yeah imagine finding them), because there were nowhere to be found inside the house. I left heart broken. :'( Like literally, I almost cried. So feeling quite sad that I did not get my kitty, I thought to myself that it would probably be a whole lot better if I just went to the animal shelter and spent the $80 dollars for a cat. After thinking that, I felt excited again! So I went to Walmart and bought everything I needed to welcome my new baby home: litter box and litter, toys, dry and wet food, a small bed, and bowls for food and water. I forgot to buy a carrier, I guess that's probably very important. :/

Anyway... so there I go, to the shelter, and I was received by a very nice girl at the front desk. If it wasn't for the sign that read "dogs and cats" I would have thought I walked into a hospital. It was a very nice facility, very clean.

There were so many beautiful cats, of all colors and ages, and sizes. And they all looked at me, some even said hi through the glass windows. The volunteer lady told me to take my time. After a few minutes of looking I told her I wanted to see one in particular. It was a female white and tabby kitten named Frannie. She was about 10 weeks old and she was so cute!!! So, they took me to this "interacting" room, and told me to wait a few minutes. Then they brought Frannie into the room and left me alone for about ten minutes so I could interact with her. She fell asleep on my lap, and though she was a little shy at the beginning, I could hear her purr while I pet her. I said, yup, this is the one! And I was on the way to filling up paper work to take her home.They gave us a cardboard pet carrier, since I did not have one, and off we went! She cried all the way home.

That was yesterday.

The first night home, she did not fall asleep, she thought that playing with my hair is a far more appropriate activity to do at night. When she did sleep, she refused to sleep on her bed, but thought my chest was more comfy. She does not like to play with her toys much, but shoe strings. Fortunately, she is littler box trained, and eats her food without problems.

I also did not think she looked like a Frannie, so I changed her name to Tesla (the greatest genius who ever lived, and no, not nerdy at all).

You cannot imagine how happy I am! Thank you, Humane Society for giving me such happiness, and making my adoption process so pleasant, easy, and fast.

Right now she is sleeping next my laptop. I guess she likes the warmth.

I love my new kitten!

TESLA