Saturday, December 17, 2011

Zoe the Wonder Dog (???? - 2011)

With great sadness yesterday, I gave the order to have my canine companion, Zoe, put to sleep. She had come down with some sort of neurological disorder (which the vet believed to be tick-borne) this past week after recovering from a head wound she received after fighting with our other dog, Arf. Her lethargy and instability became much more pronounced with each day. So much so that she didn't object to riding about in the car at all. Zoe hated the car and would attempt to bite the dashboard each time she was subjected to motorized transport.

Zoe was found by my sister-in-law and her friend just wandering along the dirt road where we live (we don't know how old she was). Someone had abandoned her but she was taken in by Emily's family where it appeared she would stay. Soon afterward, she came to live at our house. I came to call her my little guardian because she was almost always by my side and when she wasn't, she was waiting for me. It wasn't unusual to find her sitting on the bath mat while I finished showering or scratching at the door upon hearing my voice in the bedroom on a given morning.

Last night, it was hard not to tear up upon seeing her little bed outside the upstairs bathroom or her torn up dog toy I still hadn't thrown out. Hell, I'm finding it hard not to tear up just typing this. If there is indeed a heaven, I hope it's full of meatballs and tummy rubs.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I'm Meeeeellllllllltttttiiiiiiinnnnnngggggggg....

It's currently 99 degrees outside but the Heat Index says it feels like 110. Tonight may be an ice cream kind of night unless it melts the moment I go outside.

I've been listening to this on a near constant loop today. If it were manifest as a physical vortex, I'm pretty sure I'd have gone mad by peering into it. Regardless, it's pretty damn cool:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Beginnings

Began a new job this week that will hopefully afford me more time in my personal life to do things like play with the kids, spend more time with friends, and write stuff. Not looking to get too ambitious at this point just yet as I'm sure there will be times where crazy hours are the norm. In the meantime; however, I'll jot down some bon mots with lofty goals in mind of returning to assorted projects like Best Picture Derby and the Criterion Comparisons.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Next Window, Lazy

I'm not a fan of the fast food drive-through window. At all.

For starters, they pretty much epitomize laziness. Don't want to get out of your giant SUV to order crappy food? No problem! Just get into the drive-through lane that's already packed to the gills with cars full of other lazy people. The amount of exhaust emissions from all of those idling vehicles in such a localized area would make an EPA official's head explode.

Secondly, what's with all the cars packed full of people trying to order from the window? If all the seats are full in a vehicle, you can pretty much count on waiting a good 15-20 minutes as everything is accounted for inside the bag. Heaven forbid if something is wrong, then everyone gets to idle that much more as the negotiation process begins. Also, the poor saps working the window are under serious pressure to get the order to the customer quickly. Why does anyone think it's a good idea to have 8 different voices shouting their orders into a tinny speaker and expecting perfection from people typically treated worse than garbage?

Between the wasted gas and the wasted time, I'm still amazed that the drive-through window seems to be the method of choice when it comes to delivering fatty, chemically-derived crap into our pieholes.

This post is to keep a promise I made to my pal Kate last summer.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Well... Damn...


Thanks for the laughs, Mr. Nielsen.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Today's Bit O'Advice

If you happen to have a leftover McDonalds cheeseburger from the night before in your car, don't eat it for breakfast.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Buffering...

Trying to get into the writing mood to put together a post. Perhaps some manner of ice cream will help. In the meantime, the Man Who Hated His Hair!

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