Aby-a-Day – October 25: Have WiFi, Will Facetime (Selfie Sunday)

The MBTA Commuter Rail system is not the greatest in the world, and its infrastructure could use an overhaul…but it does have free WiFi on most trains.


So, on the way home from the NEMO show last week, Jacoby and I FaceTimed with Björn while we rode the rail.


FaceTime is a huge part of our relationship. I shudder to think what we would do without it. Thank you, Roberto Garcia.

Aby-a-Day – October 13: Apps for Cats

Recently, I got myself an iPad.


I’m an Apple person from way back; my dad bought a Mac Classic back in 1987.


My sister’s an Apple person too; I’m convinced it’s part of our DNA.


The iPad I got is an old first generation one: it’s thicker and less flashy, but it has 64 gigs and it’s perfect for reading books or doing things away from home you don’t need an actual computer for.


Of course, in line with the whole “internet belongs to cats” thing, there are a lot of Apps for Cats on the iPhone.


Of course, anything on an iPhone is way better on an iPad.Except maybe an actual phone conversation.


So, I got the infamous app, Paint for Cats and tried it out on the cats.


Kylie could not care less about two-dimensional moving mice, but Angel and Tessie were mesmerised.


(Actually, Jacoby wanted to be mesmerised, too…


…but Angel didn’t want him to be…


…So, he wasn’t. But he wanted to be.)


It looks like a really fun app, and you get to save the art the cats make. Look at this masterpiece Angel and Tessie came up with (and yes, Tessie and Angel played with this! Together)! Of course, the iPad is still better for reading books than cat toys, but still…

Aby-a-Day – September 8: Play him off, Keyboard Jake

Sometimes, one photo can just inspire you.

Among Jacoby’s Fashion Friday shots of his “I Bite Yankees Fans” shirt was this one of him giving me the happy blink:


And his expression and his posture instantly reminded me of Keyboard Cat:

So, of course I had to do this:


Now I’m kind of wondering if I should start of series of Jake-as-famous-internet-cats.