Bring Back the Cornquistos!

Last night I couldn’t sleep, so I began reading random articles online. One of the articles I happened across was about snacks from the 90s. The article listed popular snacks of the 90s such as Dunkaroos, Crystal Pepsi, and fruit rollups.

I did enjoy Dunkaroos, but most of the other items listed never were too appealing to me. However, this article did remind me of my favorite snack of all time… Cornquistos!

Cornquistos weren’t a 90s snack, they came out in the 80s. If you don’t know what Cornquistos are, you have missed out on the best oral experience of all time! (Ahem… get your mind out of the gutter!!!)

You know what Combos are, right? Well Cornquistos were produced by the same company, the Mars Corporation.  The concept is the same, but the taste was overwhelmingly different… better!

The crunchy outer part was made of corn, like a really thick and crunchy corn chip. The inside was a glob of nacho cheesy goodness. I used to suck the filling out and eat the shell last.

There were several flavors… Nacho Cheese was my favorite, but the other flavors included jalapeƱo and I believe salsa. I never paid much attention to those other flavors because Nacho Cheese was pure perfection!

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Anyone remember these???

I was a child at the time these made their debut and I remember begging my mom to let me have them each week when we went grocery shopping.

The commercials for these snacks were so… cheesy… (excuse the pun!) But I still remember the random people shouting “ole!” after the “cornquistador” gave them samplings of the new snack to conquer all other snacks. Ahh… memories!

Anyways.  These have been out of production for many, many years. This makes me so sad. I would give almost anything for one more delicious bite… sigh.

Do you remember Cornquistos? Weren’t they the best?! What other snacks do you miss from your childhood? Most importantly,  what snack can I find now to ease my lifelong Cornquistos craving???


Caturday Morning

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Porn Kittie.

That is all.


Another Appointment

So Tuesday morning I am going to Little Rock for my appointment with a geneticist.  I’m pretty nervous because I’m not sure what is going to happen.

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(Addy is having a very relaxing Easy)

I am hoping they will refer me to the other specialists I need to be seeing. Since moving here from OKC about a year ago, I’ve only gotten a pain management doctor in the state, and that was a complete disaster. I’ll write a post about that experience sometime in the near future,  it will make me too angry if I try to do it now.

I know I need MRIs of my brain and spinal cord. Since having surgery for Chiari Malformation,  I am supposed to be scanned every 6 months and it’s been over that.

I’ve been having significant numbness in my hands and, recently,  my feet and arms. This scares me because it is one of the symptoms of Syringomyelia,  the hole in my spinal cord, getting worse.

Also, I’ve been having a lot of neck pain, sort of like someone is jabbing a knife around in there. I know I have craniocervical instability and that will most likely need to be fused. That type of surgery scares me a lot, but I know it would help a lot of the pain go away, so I will go through with it if suggested.

I’m interested to see what the process is at the geneticist office and I’m really hoping they will refer me to some good, knowledgeable doctors.

If you have been to a geneticist,  or have any of these conditions,  I would love to hear about your experiences: Chiari Malformation,  Syringomyelia,  Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome,  craniocervical instability,  spinal fusion, Tethered Cord Syndrome,  POTS,  etc.

Hope you all have a great Monday morning!

Hugs, Kat


Caturday Night

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Happy Caturday Night evfurryone!

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I was bored, so I decided to do a little grooming…

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Grooming is a lot of work!

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It makes me furry sleepy…

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Nite nite furiends!

Sandpaper kissies, Addycat


Untitled Blog Post #2

As you can tell, I’m being extremely creative in thinking up post titles!

So, I’m trying to make myself write a post every day again. Although I would like to let Addy take over this blog, and she would do an amazing job and be brilliant, it was pointed out to me that I, the human, have more interesting things to say.

Of course, Addy got completely offended, but it did make me really think about some things. I have had a lot of unusual experiences in my lifetime so far. Some good,  many bad, and a few that I would have never believed could actually happen, had I not personally been there.

I feel like I’m on an emotional roller coaster and i have no idea how to harness that and use it to start making posts of any substance, but I should at least try.

I think one of the main problems is that my style of writing relies heavily on humor and sarcasm, and being gripped by depression has taken away most of those abilities,  or at least the drive to write that way.

Now I’m feeling like I’m not even making any sense. This is so hard to describe when I don’t understand it myself!

I’m not going to take the blog away from Addy, but I’m no longer considering giving up my part of it either. Maybe someone out there does need to hear about my experiences…


Toebean Toesday

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Today is Toesday, the day of the week when us kitties get to post cute pictures of our toebeans!

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It’s hard for Meowmie to get good pictures of me sometimes because I don’t like the camera flash.

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It’s easiest for her to get good pictures when I am sleeping,  like this!

Happy Toebean Toesday evfurryone!!!

Purrs, Addycat


Untitled Blog Post #1

I guess it’s time for me to write a post, considering it’s been too long since the last one, which I ended up taking down anyway.

I have a habit of doing that… writing a post that contains my innermost delicate feelings or personal experiences,  only to delete it at a later time because I feel I’ve either exposed too much of myself, or I decide what I’ve written is complete shit, or I change my mind and think I shouldn’t have even written the post in the first place.

Maybe I should let Addycat take over the blog again for a little while, lighten the mood… I don’t know. I’m in a funk here and I don’t like it.


A Situation with Pain Management

So… I’ve been procrastinating making this post… but I have come to terms with the fact that I don’t know what to do. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

I’ve been going to pain mgmt for around 3 years. Last year I moved and had to find a new pain dr in my new state. I waited 4 months to get into this place… my first visit was GREAT. The Dr said she wanted to help me, that she would read up about my conditions that she was unfamiliar with, that we would keep my medications the same until she came up with a better treatment plan that would help better than just the meds I was on.
That was the ONLY time this Dr saw me in 8 months.  Oh, I drove the 2 hours each way every month, but was only seen by a nurse, required to take a urine drug test, and given med refills, even though I requested each time to see the dr.

A few months ago I noticed I was having extreme side effects and found that I was no longer taking 15mg oxycodone tablets, but that I had been taking 30 mg tablets. I asked the nurse if that was right… she said yes… but I KNOW for a fact all the ones I’d had before we’re 15mg tablets. So this place either screwed up or they upped my dose without my knowledge.

So about 2 weeks ago I went to my monthly appointment,  this time determined not to leave until I saw the actual doctor.  I had made up my mind to ask for a referral to someone else because obviously I was unhappy for several reasons. When the nurse took me back to get my vitals I told her right away that I needed to see the doctor and that I wanted to be referred somewhere else.
So the doctor finally comes in after e hours and tells me that my last drug screen tested positive for hydrocodone which I do not take. She said it was an amount equal to 1 hydrocodone pill. I told her I do not ever take anything but what is prescribed to me period, that I was not happy that she had only seen my the very first visit,  and that I needed a referral somewhere else. She wouldn’t say anything except to accuse me of taking hydrocodone and yelling at me that I needed to tell her where I got it. After yelling the same thing 3 times she told the nurse I needed to leave. She looked at me, told me to find someone else and that I needed to leave now. I asked twice if she would refill my scripts until I could find another doctor. She ignored me both times. The nurse told me to go sit in the waiting room. An hour later the receptionist called me to the desk, gave me a letter of “dismissal” because I had “used medication that didn’t belong to me” and a tapering off prescription with a ridiculous timeline considering the amounts of meds and duration I’ve taken them.

I got home and looked at the copy of the drug test. It did NOT show a positive result for hydrocodone,  but it was positive for a small amount of Norhydrocodone which is a metabolite of hydrocodone.  However under the result it said that small amounts of NORHYDROCODONE can be found in patients who take oxycodone,  which I do. Internet searches have confirmed this for me.

So much for the fucking hyppocratic oath with this dr!!!

What would you do in this situation? I know I need a new pain dr, which will probably take months…


Lessons in Meowish (Meowish for Beginners)

Hello evfurryone! Addycat here again =^..^=
Today I would like to introduce you all to a widely spoken, but rarely known language (to humans anyway), Meowish.

Meowish is the language us cats use to commewnicate with over the internets. (Not to be confused with the supurr secret language of Purrglish, which we cats use with each other in purrson and i will NOT be cofuring in this class because… well… it’s supurr secret!)

Moving on. Im sure many of you readers have noticed that some of the words I use are spelled diffurently than you would find in a human blog. These words are part of the Meowish language and allow swift compurrehension of commewnication among cats!

The words sound furry similar to the English word it repurresents, which means that almost efurrybody can read Meowish, but kittehs seem to understand Meowish better. I think this is because if we come across the Meowish writing, we know it has been written by a cat and we will therefurr pay attention.

Cats are the far supurrior beings, so we know if a cat has written something, it must be impurrtant! The writings in English are largely ignored by cats because… well… it is written and spoken by humans. And we ALL know humans have nothing impurrtant to talk or write about, unless it has to do with noms. Or pawsibly Da Bird toys or chin scritches. (No offense to any of my human readers… The truth is the truth.)

Now, you may be wondering why I am writing a post on beginning Meowish if we cats already know the language. I was reading a great blog that I subspurribe to, Cats at the Bar, and left a comment about Meowish there. The human of that blog respawnded and seemed intpurrested in the language.  I thought maybe other humans might be intpurrested too and im sure other cats will find the topic intpurresting too!

This post is already getting long and I am furry ready fur my evening nap, so we will begin with the furst rule of Meowish fur today.

Meowish Rule #1

When writing a word, think of any cat – related words that could pawsibly be used in the spelling of that word. For example: the word pawsibly. Now, humans write this word as: possibly. In Meowish, “poss” is replaced with “paws”, because… it sounds the same and cats have paws! The “o” in the English word “for” is replaced with “u”, making the word “fur” because… cats have fur. Is this making sense, humans?

Would you like to learn Meowish? Are you cats intpurrested in observing humans learning Meowish? If so, we might start a Meowish dictionary where cats and humans (and MAYBE even some of the more intelligent barkie things) can submit words for the dictionary!

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Oh… don’t furget to go check out the kittehs at Cats at the Bar!

Trills, Addycat


The Many Names of Addycat

Hello evfurryone, Addycat here, Hijacking Meowmies blog again! (what?!?! she hasnt been writing in it anyways MOL)

Today I would like to talk about all of my nicknames. Except the ones I get called after being naughty… ahem…

I got my name because when I was a furball kitten, I was furry furry hyper. My daddy said I must have kitteh ADD… so they started calling me ADDY!

From there, Meowmie started calling me Addison and Addelina. She likes to make up many names for me… some people may think this is confusing to a kitteh but not me… I always know when she is talking to me!

Here are more names Meowmie likes to call me:

Addercatter, Addycat,  Meowser, Pretty Kitty, Adders, Addison Cattison, Addy Gato, Baby Cat, and she says ALL the time that I am the “cutest little Meowie Gato ever”.

What kind of names do you get called by your humans, or do you humans call your fur superiors?

Time fur crunchy noms and a nappie!!!


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