Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Positively green

Green! Green with envy! Eric got to meet Alton Brown. Oh Alton! Why have you forsaken D.C.???

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Gotta love 'em

I have such a good dog. Today he decided at 4 AM to play with his bone, the really hard one made of cow, not the rubber one. On the hardwood. So I woke up to clatter clatter BANG!

Then he decided he was lonely and brought the bone up to the bedroom. Muffled the clatter clatter banging, but his teeth scraping against the bone wasn't what I would call quiet. That was about 4:30.

At 4:45 he wanted me to get up so he whined and whined and when I didn't move he licked me square across the face. So I pulled him up on the bed and held him and petted him until I drifted off. As soon as he felt my hand drop, he jumped down and did that not quite a bark thing for 5 minutes. I wouldn't budge, because I refuse to let him win. He KNOWS that he's not supposed to bug me until the alarm goes off (sounds crazy but he does know this).

So at 5 AM he gives up whining and then goes back downstairs. I doze off again until I hear RIP RIP RIP RIP!!! And I'm thinking CRAP! We just got some checks and they were on the I go running downstairs to find he's gotten into the recycling and is shredding up credit card applications.

I just gave up and gave him his breakfast and let him out. Of course as soon as that was done he RACED back up the stairs, to the bed and went to sleep.

Little brat.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Really backlogged
Ok, so I'm a bit behind. My boss is out on medical leave until December and now that the frantic OH CRAP WHAT DO WE DO NOW bit is over I'm playing catch up on the things I haven't had time to do in quite some time. One of those things has been cleaning out my computer files. In doing that I found notes I was joting down after I got back from Australia. And I promise I'm working on finishing those posts for those of you that really need closure. Hopefully a lot more to write about coming soon.

Monday, November 01, 2004


We only had about 15 trick-or-treaters this year. Pretty slim pickings compared to last year's count of about 40. I had fun handing out the candy anyway, and now I still have some for me to munch.

We also had the re-appearance of Aragog. Or one of her children. The spider appeared as if on cue anytime people were leaving my front porch. I couldn't have planned it if I tried. What struck me as really funny though was how the kids reacted.

The three-year-old boy tried to stomp on it, the spider was saved only by a quick mother who swooped her boy off the porch.

The thirteen-year-old boy jumped and then laughed with his buddies as they walked off the porch muttering about "that big-ass spider."