No, we don’t mean that the cat needs an ice bath nor that it is the latest model on the catwalk. We mean that, among pet owners, cats are now the most popular, having finally lapped dogs in the race for America’s affections: there are officially more cats than dogs in American homes. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are 81.7 million cats and only 72 million dogs. However, there are more dog owners than cat owners—surely a testimony to the cat lovers’ desire for more than one feline!
Next Monday, February 11th at 6:00 pm, the Jane Austen Book Club meets in the MacIntyre room in the Carnegie Building, 244 W. Michigan Ave. We have lots to talk about, especially last Sunday's Austen biopic on Masterpiece Classics.
A friend just sent me a link to a cool video about the sixties, that I thought I would share with all of you.
So, I started thinking, could be dangerous I know.
This past Sunday saw another new version of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park introduced. Reviews are mixed due to the appalling lack of dialogue written by Miss Austen herself! That said, this version (MP3) did at least follow the plot of the novel unlike MP2. I found myself missing the gorgeous scenery from MP2. At least the hero, played by Blake Ritson, was good to look at! Check out the cast pictures and plot synopsis at the Masterpiece
A few weeks ago I found that I suffer from a sleep disorder. In finding information on Sleep Apnea I found that
"…Sleep disorders are thought to affect 40 million people in the United States alone. The total cost to the public that result from these disorders are almost impossible to estimate,
as they include not only medical care costs but also accident costs, since accidents often are associated with sleep deprivation. (from Sleep and Breathing by edited by Claude Lenfant, Published by Marcel Dekker Inc, New York 1994)