Friday, July 29, 2005


This is NOT my dog! (click the title to see pic of the ugliest K9)

My Baby is Sick

The tiniest Otis is not himself. I picked him up from the groomer yesterday and his usual response was not there. He didn't wag, bark, run, jump... his tail was limp, his eyes were sad and he refused his favorite food treat. I took him to the vet and they were all shocked at his lack of self. They drew blood & urine we went home. He sacked out on the couch all night.

This AM he perked up a bit - but still miles from his personality. We dropped him off at Grammy & Papa's for day care and possible return to vet.

I just got off the phone with the Dr and he's got elevated kidney numbers, concentrated urine, high white blood count and he's dehydrated. He needs to go back in for the day to receive IV fluids, antibiotics and a follow up blood test.

We hope it's a quick kidney infection and not the start of kidney failure.

Say your puppy prayers.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

How I Spent Last Night

Thanks to the best radio station ever I won two passes to a private Nickel Creek concert. They played for a small audience (a few hundred max) at the Little Fox Theater. We arrived 5 minutes after the show started and ended up in the front row next to the DJ of my favorite radio show.

I think I need to add their new album to my wish list.

Highlights of the show/night:
The lead singer/mandolin player making eyes at my +1, Jenny.
The seamless blend from bluegrass instrumental to cover of Nirvana's In Bloom.
My souvenier... the band's set list.
2+hours of awesome music... FREE!
Jenny's 11 yr old nephew's friend thanking her for dinner by saying the homemade pesto sauce was "not as good as my mom's".
The dogs didn't destroy the house even though I wasn't home until 11pm.

Bummer of the night discovered this AM:
Otis snuggled up to a burr bush and his shaggy fur is now matted with pricklers. Fortunetely I had him scheduled for a grooming today. I cut as much of the mess out as I could before dropping him off for his bath & haircut. He'll be so cute tonight.

YEAH - Jane comes home tonight!

Monday, July 25, 2005

The Chaos Begins

For the next three weeks one member of our houseshold will be out of state at one time or another. I wonder if we'll recognize each other when we meet again...

Busy summer... Remember the days when summer seemed to last forever, you had nothing to do but play with your friends, no meetings, no school/work, nothing to do but what you wanted to do.... ?

Friday, July 22, 2005

Longer Days

What is the point of longer days? Doesn't our government have more pressing issues than altering the man made construct of time? The sun comes up... the sun goes down... Does it really matter what time the clock says when that happens?

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Spiders on Drugs

Check out what happenes when a spider weaves a web under the influence.

If you've ever been to my house you may have seen one of the many spiders living in our yard, under the eaves, kitchen, bathroom, etc... Unfortunately I believe all our spiders are in recovery. All of our webs are HUGE & perfectly formed. They may even be more structurally sound than our house.

For insight into our house I suggest you read Jane's blog

Thanks to Anne M. for the link.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Weekend of Fun in Review

I saw two of the greatest movies this weekend.

The first: March of the Penguins A beautifully filmed and wonderfully narrated (by Morgan Freeman) documentary on the annual march of the Emperor Penguin to breed. If I were an Emperor Penguin I'd die childless and alone! Why would anyone walk 70 across antarctica (multiple times) to have sex and raise a chick. They are an amazing little critter.

The next was a movie date with my mom to see Mad Hot Ballroom AWESOME! I laughed, I cried... it was better than CATS! What a great story. Get out of your house and see this film NOW. So touching. I wish I was a fifth grader in NYC so I could learn ballroom dancing. GO NOW!

Other activities of the weekend included: Friday of errands (day out of office), soccer (we won I think), dinner at The Kerry House, and saw Oklahoma at the historic Woodminster Amphitheater

Back to work now....

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

It's A Girl!

Our 3rd of July BBQ & margarita fest was interrupted with a call from Jenny & Joe to announce the arrival of Sylvia Ida. I'm sure there will be multitudes of pictures posted soon (HINT HINT). Joe, stop fawning over the cutie pie & share the love.

She's the first baby girl born to our family & friends in almost three years. Those Y chromosomes have had a long lucky run.

We spent a few days in early June with Jenny & Joe... she looked miserable and about to pop then. I can't believe she held on this long.


U G L Y - you ain't got no alibi

Yes, you are ugly!

Friday, July 01, 2005

March of the Penguin

Oh yes, I will see this movie!