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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mish Mash, I Was Takin' A Bath.....

** Albany, New York, is my planned vacation destination for April 5-12. I have so many friends in the area and it will be nice to see them. If you're there and would like to schedule lunch, dinner, coffee or anything else, be sure to let me know. I'm hoping to be able to put a BBQ/party together for Saturday, April 10 in hopes of seeing as many people as possible.

** There are days that I wish that I could have friends all to myself. As much as I love having mutual friends, it seems that every person that I know seems to suddenly become friends of friends of friends. Sometimes I wanna go where nobody knows your name.....la la la la la. Not complaining here, just wishing that 100% of my life wasn't open to every single other person in the entire world.

** I think I'm headed downtown today to check out Powell's City of Books. It's always a show-stopper for any book lover.....it purports to be the largest bookstore West of the Mississippi River or some other nonsense. It's huge. And I need to pick up Babycakes -- the next in the Tales of the City series that I'm working my way through.

** I'm so thankful for a job that allows me as much flexibility as it does. I'm frequently reminded of how fortunate I am in this world.

** LoverBoy and I headed out into our own little mecca last night for dinner at The Blue Olive. One of our neighborhood's little gems.

** Our buddy Stephan from New York state is coming for a little visit at the end of April....we can't wait!

** Mason has been doing a much better job at being a two-year-old pooch. He is learning to walk right next to our sides when we venture out without pulling on his leash and trying to run all over the place. And he's learning that just because we see another person or dog it doesn't mean that we can jump up on them demanding attention. He has, however, been doing some sort of minor trembling from time to time. I'm not sure it's anything to be concerned about. Nothing like a full-blown seizure. But just occasionally gets a little weirded out and seems to shake a bit.

13 comments:

Rick said...

Love Tale of the Cities!

Lemuel said...

Is Mason reacting to some other stimulus when he shakes (like the presence of another dog) or an impeding storm?
The princess seems to shake (as if she scared) now and then. Not quite sure why. Our last dog when through a period of a couple of years in which she could sense and oncoming storm and she would tremble like crazy. She finally grew out of it, but not before we tried all kinds of calming things.

christopherc said...

It sounds as though you have been and will continue to be busy! But, in a most delightfully enjoyable manner...

...one reason you are so well loved and respected by all of us out here!

-C

Dave2 said...

Oh how I love Powell's. Just hearing the name makes me want to hop on a plane and spend a lazy weekend in Portland.

wcs said...

Wish I was going to be there, but alas, no. Have a great time!

heat said...

I give my puppers melatonin when he gets nervous or overly excited. Works wonders for him and it's safe, all herbal.

Rob Inukshuk said...

Tales of the City - loved those. Maupen is brilliant.

Ur-spo said...

I met Mr. Maupin once upon a time - nice fellow.
I too should reread those books.

My father still calls me "Mouse"

Bridgeout said...

Sometimes I also like to go where "nobody knows your name"... there is just something about being "you" in a moment where all you have to be is you!
Did that make any sense? :)

LeLo said...

Wink trembles when she's fearful -- especially when she thinks she's going to the groomers. I think it comes with the territory of being so cute. You can tell Mason Wink said that. ;)

LSL said...

This is just my own selfish point-of-view, and when I have a job I complain about it just like everybody else, but being out of work for so long and being so desperate for work, it's difficult to hear every single person complain about their jobs at every single chance. In blogs, on Twitter, on FB, in person. Everywhere. Every day. It just is. Your brief words of gratitude about your job made me tear up. It's a good perspective to have, and I hope I can have that perspective if I ever find a goddamn job again.

I hope you had a nice time at Powell's. :)

Myron said...

Thanks for the book suggestion. I found one Maupin at the library, Tales 1 they have ordered from another branch. Can't wait to start it. Have a great day!

Myron
Tucson, AZ

Mark in DE said...

I love "snippets" posts like these. This is what I strive for with my "Friday fragments" but rarely achieve.