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Monday, June 21, 2010

The Longest Day

The longest day of the year is today -- at least here in the north. Solstice. What a nice reflection to consider that the the very thing that warms us is around the longest today. Well, the very thing that is supposed to be warming us, perhaps I should say. It's been the wettest June on record -- after a very wet May. No worries. It doesn't matter to me, really. Except that I would love some time on the beach.

This past weekend was Portland Pride. I'm exhausted -- in fact, I'm sick. Totally congested and feeling like an 18-wheeler hit me. For the very first time, my company sponsored a float in the Portland Pride parade and then a booth at the festival as well. Really exciting stuff! I'm very proud of the work group I spend much of my life with. We are also one of HRC's Best Companies to Work For. I was really busy talking with people, handing out free stuff, marching up the streets of downtown Portland, even seeing passengers that have been on previous flights with me! We even had two of our vice presidents attend and help us out!

My iPhone 4 order was tediously placed last week -- on the 16th (since the servers were totally whacked out on the 15th). So, it's "In Process" and not yet "Shipped." I'm waiting. Wondering. Wishing and hoping. I'm afraid that the 24th will pass me by. But, then again, it's only a phone. I need to keep on saying that.

We met Molly yesterday. And our hearts were totally stirred up. She looks strikingly like Mason. Molly and Mason. It has a nice ring to it. Except that Molly has not been taken care of. She is 8 years old, lived outside her whole life, is not potty trained, and has been under the supervision of dog breeder in southern Oregon who didn't take care of her (is it wrong to murder people?) She has a heart murmur and no teeth (which makes her tongue stick out of her mouth). We just can't do it...and, believe me, we have talked about it. But she's a doll. I think we may sponsor her "online." I think that Mason would be a very good younger brother for Molly.

13 comments:

Sean said...

she is really cute

Stephen said...

What a sweet pup with such a hard life. You have to get well before you get in my hut tub.

Princessa lil mexico said...

i have a really good picture of her from the parade. I will send you it! Thank you so much for spending time with me. I miss you !!!

Greg said...

Good golly, Miss Molly! I hope she finds a good home!!

Anne said...

the PRIDE here was much much smaller, and i'm so very happy for you guys and your company.

living in a condo? with a pup who isn't potty trained? i would say there is a hugely fantastic loving heart out there who could love molly like she needs, and give her what she has need of. online sponsoring? terrific idea!

Ur-spo said...

have you been doing too much, viz. the source of your illness? Please get some rest!

LSL said...

Sometimes murder is totally justified!

xo

CJ/Rick said...

Ahhh she's a doll.What a sad tale.
Hope you're feeling better soon. Sending you hot sunny days from se TX.

Rick said...

Oh poor little Molly...so cute.

tornwordo said...

You need to save Molly.

heat said...

Oh Molly! nothin' but love and positive vibes coming from my direction for you! Poor babers.

Bridgeout said...

I am a huge fan of, and totally renewed by, the Summer Solstice! I look forward to it all year.
Although I missed Portland pride this year, I enjoyed sharing your pics. this year!
Cute little girl pup!

David said...

She's not on the site anymore. Hopefully she has a home now? Pride is today for us!!