Friday, January 20, 2012

Thanks Oprah.  I think there's some truth to this.  Mine is definitely a good one and I've seen enough to recognize it.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dog dreams

I don't think I have ever heard Toni bark yet.  Except for in her sleep, when she lets out a mixture of muffled wwwfffffs and guinea pig-like noises.   Nope.  She's not a barker.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

clocking out

Whaaah....  Just finished working.  And it's past my bedtime.  I don't think I walked more than half a block today.  Sure I'm feeling a little sorry for myself but I can't feel too bad, because Zach's got it worse.  He's probably not even gonna go to bed tonight.  

And everything is relative.  At least our jobs just consist of typing things & moving boxes around on screens. And the jobs could potentially get better if people act more intelligently.  I could look around & point out 60 other jobs that are worse than these.  Like the traffic directors standing in the middle of the busy, icy intersections during rush hour today.  Or the people on farms who have to artificially inseminate cows.  You know what I mean.

Oh oh!  We booked a vacation for the end of February.  We're going to St. Croix, where there are no telephones or computers or snow.  I almost can't believe it.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I think this is my favorite picture of all time.  Actually, maybe it's tied with my all time favorite fuzzy mouse.

Just saying...

I have so much work I should be doing right now. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

haha very funny m*******

Apparently the battery in the clock on my desk at work died at 4:30 today.  I didn't realize this.  No, it's not 4:30.  It's now 6:30.   I should have gone home a long time ago.  I wonder how long I would've kept it up.  No wonder the dang place is a ghost town.  There's not even anyone here to laugh at me.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

special treatment

Saturday morning post surgery.  Gets to hang out on mommy's bed.

Friday, January 13, 2012


Well that wasn't so bad this morning.   Everyone in the vet's office was very sweet & oohed and aahd about how silly and cute Toni is.  I agree.  That made me feel better.  Going to pick her up and bring her home in another hour or so.  

This picture also made me feel better:

It's cute.

Tonight she gets to lay on the couch with a blanket.  Well, really all weekend.   Well...  I guess that isn't much different than any other weekend...

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Tomorrow morning I take Toni in to get spayed.   The last time I took a dog to the hospital it went badly.  I think that Toni will be okay, but I'm worried about the flood of memories and emotions I'm bound to experience in the next few days.   Putting my faith in the doctors, leaving without her, tending to her at home while she's getting over anesthesia, administering wet food, carrying her up and down all the stairs five times a day, celebrating when her tail wags again...  And of course we've just been hit by a massive snow storm.  Not nearly as bad as the one last February when Fannie was in the hospital, but once again I'm gonna be navigating drifts with a sick pup in a sweater.   : (   

Really nervous.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

congo bongo

This was one of our favorite video games as kids.  We used to play this on our Commodore 64 with Atari joysticks that had seen so much action that the black rubber cover had come off the stick, leaving basically a white plastic straw for us to steer with. 

So lifelike! The graphics are astounding. Puts todays games to shame.
I can't believe I still remember the "song."

Friday, January 6, 2012

My horoscope has been optimistic lately

Aries Jan 3 2012
You don't have to accept the joy, the serenity, and the many opportunities that are waiting for you in this new year. You could choose, instead, to cling to your old melancholy, your stress, and your sense of being stuck. But you aren't so addicted to drama and tragedy that you would do such a thing, are you? Of course you're not. That's why you're going to put a smile on your face, start thinking about all the wonderful possibilities that are out there waiting, and open your heart to a wonderful new beginning.

Aries Jan 4 2012
Are you ready for all the changes that are about to begin taking place in 2012? If not, it doesn't really matter. Because, like magic, as changes begin you will suddenly feel ready, willing, and able. If you are already feeling lucky, there is a very good reason for that. Your intuition is telling you that this will be a really good year. Projects that were stalled or stuck will start moving again. Relationships that were fraught with conflict will become easier. And goals for success that once seemed unattainable will finally be within your reach. Get ready for a very good year.

And I think I'll choose to believe it, because it does feel like I might finally be exiting a long dark period.

Hello 2012.  Pleased to meet you.

Monday, January 2, 2012


Dear friends, if you think you need a new winter coat, you should go to Macys within the next couple days. As they are every January, all the winter coats are on super sale. A sea of coats and coats and coats, all at least 50% off. It's really exciting. I've been without a long puffy down coat for a while now, since my last one committed zipper suicide on the train that one time. But today I finally got a new one. For $100. The original price was $300! That makes all the difference to me when I find things on sale - the original sticker price. I love to think of what I would have had to pay for the thing if I'd gone shopping back in October.

Anyhow, I find that good winter gear makes life so much better. I'm gonna go test out my new coat with dog walking duty.