Cathy ZielskeCZ Life20 Comments

"It’s sort of a cross between Arlo Guthrie, Barney the Dinosaur, and Bob Dylan." Said last night, in the bathtub, while describing a video clip of a comedian singing "Bohemian Rhapsody" he’d seen on He’s 7. I love this kid.

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Knitting gone wrong and unplanned vet visits

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life36 Comments

It looked so dang good before I had to go and think for one second I understood the concept of transferring your work to the double pointed needles of death (got that little expression from reading a really entertaining blog called  Crazy Aunt Purl.  Check it out!) All I can do now is wait, and patiently hope that my supremely talented ecology professor/knitter/neighbor … Read More

Cathy ZielskeKnitting gone wrong and unplanned vet visits

What I had for breakfast

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life45 Comments

Strawberry-Blueberry-Yogurt Smoothieas made by me… 1 container of Yoplait Light Strawberry Banana Yogurt4-5 large strawberries, cut up15-20 blueberries1/2 cup of calcium fortified orange juice1/4 cup crushed ice Put into blender. Blend. Drink. Mmmmmm. Let me just say that aside from a handful of jaunts to my local Jamba Juice, I am no smoothie connoisseur. But in my effort to move … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWhat I had for breakfast

Farewell, Sweet Mullet…we barely knew ye

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life56 Comments

There is a blog called Mighty Girl that is selling abook called "No One Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog" which one of these days, I might just get around to buying, because the title makes me laugh and I enjoy reading this woman's blog from time to time. I also think the shirts she's … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFarewell, Sweet Mullet…we barely knew ye

What's next? The blood of chickens?

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life13 Comments

Should it worry me that they are making fruit voodoo heads at my son's school? There must be some really angry oranges out there. Or cloves. That's all I'm saying. Happy Monday. I'm working like a mad dog. (Not really. I mean, i'm not sitting here, frothing at the mouth or anything, and there's very little, if any, agressive posturing…) … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWhat's next? The blood of chickens?

Letter from Chip, Week 3

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Dearest Family, Another week has past since you all left, and so far, I feel like I’m managing okay. The new family is smelling better to me every day, and that’s a big relief. You know how disconcerting new smelling families can be, especially to an older dog. But I digress… The biggest news of the week was that the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLetter from Chip, Week 3


Cathy ZielskeCZ Life60 Comments

Issue No. 1Don't make me not love you Fourth paragraph. See: Minnesota. Steve, I thought we were tight? Steve? Stevie? STEEEEVE? I can't breathe right now. (Chris, thanks for the head's up….and the heartbreak…sniff) Issue No. 2Why does everyone hate Marcel (if that is your real name)? Anyone? Why don't I hate him? Okay, granted, his rap thing a few … Read More

Cathy ZielskeIssues

Living my

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life56 Comments

Y'all know how I feel about Oprah. And if i had TiVo, I'm quite certain i would watch EVERY single show. Even the ones that piss me off (you know, where they find ugly/fat/old/or in whatever way unacceptable people and make them prettier?) but I digress… I still love me some Oprah. She does a lot of good in the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLiving my

Letter from Chip, Week Two

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life55 Comments

[ed note: each week, while Chip's family is in Costa Rica, I promised they would receive a photo and letter from Chip, so they would be able to keep tabs and guage her general well being. Of course, being a blogger, I decided to make the emails public. Nice. Hey Tim and Anne! Love your dog! Keep in mind, this … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLetter from Chip, Week Two

No love you, Korea

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life64 Comments

I found the simple life ain’t so simpleWhen I jumped out, on that roadI got no love, no love you’d call realAin’t got nobody, waitin’ at home—Runnin’ with the Devil, Van Halen I saw a comment posted about what I thought about Van Halen being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and whether or not I thought … Read More

Cathy ZielskeNo love you, Korea