I go back

On my day off work I go back to work to meet the ‘gals’ to go to lunch. Gals. I have vacation time to burn up so I’m taking a day here and there to keep it manageable until I go on my vacations later (camping in the BWCA, the Badlands, Austin TX). Since my boss takes every Friday off and I was �ber-busy early this week. So I take a wednesday off, but we had plans to go to Cupcake and I’m not breaking those plans!! This is Cupcakes! If you have that whole healthy thing going on, you do not eat at Cupcake. If you worry about carbs or sugar or weighing your portions you do not eat at Cupcake. If you are one of those people that makes it really hard to go out to eat with, I will not invite you to Cupcake.
Cupcake is torturous hell for the anorexic/orthorexic crowd! They frost everything. I think my egg salad sandwich had a crown of rich buttercream on it the last time I was there, I can’t remember, i went into a sugar coma.
Yeah, so…Cupcake today.
Then I go back home, get the all too charming Maddie-Delicious and bring her BACK to work so the ‘Gals’ can meet her. Then I take her to petcosmart whatever and get new collars for them. Something sparkly! Target had nothing in the way of cool collars, they did have an entire section devoted to those tiny yippy little dogs. It was upsetting.
I restocked the chew toy supply as Ghengis was getting dangerously low on things to chew on and was digging out toys he never wanted to touch before. I picked up a big pack of rawhide rolls and offered one to each of them. Maddie is not so keen on taking things from people, especially if she does not know what it is. She’s not particularly interested in chew toys anyway. Ghengis, on the other hand is a selfish jerk (and I mean that in the most loving way!). He ran off with his rawhide and then came back and got Maddie’s and put that next to his. I got Maddie a new one (you just can’t teach dogs about personal property, they believe everything is theirs). Eventually, Ghengis ended up with a pile of rawhides and Maddie napped next to me unaware.
The only thing Maddie IS protective of (besides me, and that’s its own post) is mushy food. We gave them some and Ghengis naturally pushed his nose into hers and a great explosion rattled south Minneapolis as these two dogs battled. David got them apart and I held Maddie down. She was terrified that she was in trouble, I felt so bad for her. I know now to keep them apart when there is mushy food!
Yeah, okay so housewarming party is 8/27. If it is a manageable crowd (doubtful when I start to look at the list) we’ll have sushi dinner. If it’s bigger we’ll do finger foods. Suppose I’ll have t decorate before then and set up the fish tank!
Ordered hiking boots and walking shoes yesterday. Ordered 2 different pairs of each and will send some back. The walking shoes are a toss up, the New Balance are lighter and more what I need, the Vasques are kiwi green and cute as hell (and probably way more than I need in that they are trail running shoes). The hiking boots are just going to be determined by which feel better.
Yeah, I bought hiking boots and walkign shoes. Jesus. Maybe I don’t have cancer, maybe I am actually losing weight. Doubtful. I’m going to Cupcake anyway. Suckers.


Tonight was a night of maudlin reflection. I’ll spare you the details.
On a happy note, my housewarming is 8/27. More details to come. Come to my housewarming!!!!!


I have to rearrange my living room, one of the vents is right next to the end of one of the sofas and I’m sitting here getting blasted in the head with freezing cold AC air. It doesn’t help that I keep things pretty cool in here. That thing is giving me brain freeze.
Did my hair. Lime green suckahs! I was hoping for more of a crayon green but this isn’t really an exact science. My worry is that it will fade out to an icky yellowy color. Luckily I have enough bleach/developer around to bleach it out of that happens. Or I could get more green from Owen and redo it.
anything new? Lessee….swedish pancakes, dog parks, jackass brigade, shoe shopping, readig old stuff…
Living one block from a yarn store is dangerous. Especially dangerous if said yarn store is two doors down from the waffle offering coffee shop. They had red cotton yarn on clearance. Purse? Probably.
Dogs are a couple of jackasses but what do you expect, look at wo their role model is.
Spent a couple days reviewing writings from various people from the last year or so. I can say this with all honesty, there are some real fuck-jbs out there but conversely there are also some real gems. Be safe, people!
What’s the deal with Chipotle? It’s a burrito place. They sell very large burritos. I eat at Chipotle now and then, the burritos are large. They aren’t bad, they’re definitely a step up from Taco Bell, less gimicky too. I know people who freak about how much they love Chipotle, like this place is the end all for burrito places. The way I see it, the only thing they really have going for them is that their burritos are big. The quality s really only middling, there’s nothing flavor-wise that stands out, they aren’t particularly authentic, they charge extra for guacamole. Don’t get me wrong, I think they’re tasty, I just don’t see what’s got people in panty bundling mode. Speaking of Chipotle…the boy promised to get me some for dinner tonight.
blah blah blookie

$400 to see poop

Or something…2 dogs at the vet, one gets shots and a general once over. The other gets urinalysis to make sure her bladder infection is cured, she gets x-rays to find out the hard lump in her belly is a poop and not a tumor, she gets her ears check to make sure THAT infection is cleared up, she gets her eyes examined as the vet thinks she might be going blind, she gets Heartguard. They both get Frontline. Total cost for all of this? $390! The bulk of the cost was on the Heartguard and Frontline but you can’t really not get that if they go outside the way my dogs do!
Yeah, it seems that the vet thinks Maddie might be going blind. It’s hard to tell for sure right now without expensive tests so I’m just watching ehr for signs, vet seemed sure that she was acting like a dog losing her sight. It’s sad in a way but not really. I’m not upset about it, it’s just one of those things you deal with. Just means I can’t move the furniture.
Maddie and Ghengis get along beautifully. They play all the time and I’m thinking of moving the dining room table to give them more room; especially on days like yesterday where it was too hot to go to the dog park.
Took the two of them out to my dad’s for a bbq. My sister and her boyfriend made the fabulous pork tenderloin, brats and grilled portobella mushrooms. They announced that they were moving in together. I’d have congratulated them except THEY ALREADY LIVE TOGETHER. Their announcement had about the same impact as kd lang announcing she was a lesbian.
Just kidding, congratulations you crazy kids! Oh, and Keith, just remember you invited her in, man. Don’t come crying to me later!
This week has been a week of reflection (when I have time to reflect, you know like when I’m not sick or hugely busy at work). A year ago I would never have imagined me in this position. I never would have anticipated this kind of success.
Anyway, breakfast is at 9:30 on sunday at OPH. Be there.
ps David got some great pictures of the dogs napping together, I’ll get those posted soon as I know you just can not wait to see even MORE photos of dogs.


Apparently it’s hot outside. I wouldn’t know. I’m the queen of climate control. I go from home to car to office to car to target to co-op to home and all the places are climate controlled.
The only real problem is that it’s probably too warm to take the dogs to the dog park for long which means they get stir crazy on my ass. Damn them. I’ll get them a Mr Turtle Pool and that should help keep them cool.
I’m taking them both to the vet today for all the fun doggie vet things like shots, heartguard, ear cleanings, dew claw clipping, blah blah blah. Good times.