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See 100 cats released into 1 IKEA store!

What happens when you release 100 cats into an IKEA store!

Capkitten

Click here if clicking the picture doesn’t work

Go ahead and watch…

the results will surprise you.

So did you see it?

What did they do?

The same thing people do at IKEA,

They snuggle into the furniture

and move right in!

There is also a behind the scenes video called Herding Cats that follows it and discusses how they really had no idea what would happen when they released them all.

The Little Drummer Dog…

This is too cute! Make sure to show it to any kids you know…

I can’t stop staring at the husky. Everyone else is moving around and the husky just keeps watching the camera,  like “come on, throw the ball!” LOL

Captdrumdog

Click the photo to launch or here is the link: http://www.wimp.com/banddogs/

Happy Halloween!

The traditional European festivals of Hallowe’en, Samhain, the Feast of the Dead and All Soul’s Eve’ are celebrated on or around October 31st in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, this is the seasonal equivalent of our May Day. Samhain, the hallowed eve’ (or Halloween) marks the true end of Summer and the beginning of Winter’s quarter of the year, the portion of the year dedicated to the night forces. Persephone assumes her role as Queen in the underworld and according to tradition, this is when the dead walk among us and return to their homes.

Celebrations honoring the dead, both departed loved ones and scary ghosts, are found as far back as ancient Egypt and within as varied cultural groups as the Iroquois and Huron in the New World, and the Celts, Romans,  Britons in the Old.  I haven’t found any evidence that Central American countries celebrated this holiday until after the Spanish Conquest but they’ve made up for lost time with their three day El Dias de los Muertas. All of these festivals take place between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice, although the Huron festival was only celebrated every fifteenth year or when the tribe made a major geographical move, leaving behind the bones of the departed.

This year’s Day of the Dead festival will end with a total Solar Eclipse on November 3. It will be visible from the South Eastern part of the US. Check it out on Time and Date.com

Commemorate this time by listening to Mozart’s Requiem and lighting a candle to honor your ancestors, your teachers, those explorers who have gone before and who walk among us this night.  Watch some movies dealing with the supernatural: The Wizard of Oz, The Gift, Sixth Sense, Stir of Echoes, or Dead Again are some of my favorites.

Click here to read some great articles about Halloween, curses and zombies from Archeology Magazine.

Click here for local events from the Seattle PI.

So Mozart’s Requiem Mass is one of my favorite pieces of music in the whole world. Below is the complete Karl Bohm version from YouTube and it is beautiful, very lyrical and grand. We have several versions and the one of Peter Shreier conducting the Leipzig Radio Chorus from 1983 is actually the one I would recommend over this one so if you are looking to add it to your collection, get that one. I have listened to it hundreds of times and it still both gives me goosebumps and brings me to tears. I just looked it up on Amazon for you and … Interesting, I’m glad I’m not completely off base, it is considered good by much better informed listeners than I. Click here to read about the Schreier Requiem.

Amazing Beaded Dome Ring video

Honestly, I’ve watched this twice. It isn’t something I’d ever make but watching the way she forms it is so mesmerizing. Check it out!

Deer Crossing

I am preempting the kitchen cabinet update to share this audio clip: Deer Crossing via Youtube.

The clip is great but check out the 8 pages of comments on Youtube for the real horror show. I’ll be back with pix of the cabinet installation later today.

Scott just sent this, Today In History:

1947: Chuck Yeager breaks sound barrier
1962: Aerial photos show Soviet missiles in Cuba
1890: Five-star US Army General and 34th President of the United States, Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower born in Denison, Texas

That means it is time to watch Thirteen Days again!