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Good morning! Today is looking to be a good day, bright and sunny with a hint of work but nothing longer than an hour or so. Friday's trip out to Baltimore is shaping up nicely and might actually help me get a few things off my 101 Things in 1001 Days list! Awesome.

Ooh, that reminds me that I have to go delete a few things off that list!

Unfortunately one thing I have to leave on the list for now is "own a firearm." I intrepidly left this weekend to go pick up a Ruger 10/22 and found a man not only unwilling to help me but spouting off rules like "we can't sell rifles on the weekend" and "you need to go through a gun safety course and get a safety card." These two rules are things I have never heard of and rules I cannot find anywhere online. When I called on Monday, suspicious that this man simply didn't feel like working, and asked what one needed to purchase a firearm in DE I was told "two forms of ID and money."

So I'm done with Dick's Sporting Goods. I'm going to visit an actual "Gun Shop" today, calling first to find out what I actually need. If it turns out I do need this gun safety course then I'll take it online tonight and be done with it so that I can actually go out there and finally have the firearm my friends intended me to buy with the awesome birthday gift of cash.

4 hours until I go to work. Until then I'll practice the cello, probably play a little Star Trek Online (I have a 5-day trial thanks to Eric, a geeky friend in the area) and make sure the kitchen is clean. After I've been to work for an hour I'll pick up Maria for lunch, then go back to work.

Exciting day, no?


My Puppies!

Mar. 8th, 2010 07:33 am
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These are my two dogs, and Maria's feet under a blanket. Monster, the funny looking Old English Sheepdog, got a haircut yesterday that brought her coat down to almost nothing because I was a bad puppy daddy and had let her get matted all over the place. I hadn't brushed her in a while and didn't realize how bad it had gotten.

Still, it's just hair and it will grow back. Poor silly little girl can't go into sunlight for more than 15 minutes at a time though for fear of sunburn! If it dries out in the back today I'll let them run around for a little bit, bring them back inside, then let them out when the sun is lower in the sky.

Poor girl.

This week looks to be nice. Sounds like I'll be going to Baltimore on Friday to hang out with a new friend and will be at work otherwise. Today and tomorrow I'll put in a couple of hours at the University doing transcription - assuming I pass this ethics test they're making me take - and Wednesday/Thursday I'll be taking over the classes at PetSmart in Dover to prove my training is complete!

Speaking of this ethics course/test I'm being made to take in order to sit down and type reports at the University I'd just like to say "ARGH!" Don't get me wrong; I get why they added this at the last moment but I have to take this course on my own time, take multiple tests, pass them with at least an 80% and THEN I can start working. Not awesome. I'm about 30% done and it has taken me over half an hour to get this far. Grah.

With that note, I should get back to finishing the test so that I can start working at UD. Hope you're all doing well, that today is awesome for you, and that nothing but good things happen to you all.

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Good morning! I hope your weekend's going well? Mine is, and it lasts until Wednesday afternoon! Well, I guess I'll actually be going to work Monday and Tuesday at the University but that's just for two or three hours to work on transcription; nothing like walking around all day for 7-8 hours on my feet. I forgot how tiring that really is! It'll be better when I'm actually working in my store though just because I won't have to drive an hour there and an hour back; that's pretty tiring too.

So what's new in your world? I bought Zombieland last night because all Hollywood Video stores in Delaware are going out of business and they have great deals on all their movies. Any suggestions for newer or older movies that I should look into buying?

Today I finally will be buying a rifle. Last week there was an issue with my license not matching my address so I ran out and got that fixed. Hopefully there should be no issues this week! *knock on wood* (Seriously, I knocked on wood.)

So TT, this means you have to pick one up now! You said we'd have matching rifles so we could practice with the same thing, compare thoughts, switch out parts if z-day finally comes and we need to do so, etc so go out and get yourself an inexpensive Ruger 10/22, a cleaning kit and some ammo!

And everyone else should do the same. Just because. *nods sagely*

What else? I'm going to get Monster groomed today at PetSmart. The PetSmart job is going really well; I have two more days of training due to missing a day from snow and another day when my trainer hurt her ankle but then I start getting my own classes! Whoo!

How're things with you? Sorry I haven't been commenting much lately; I HAVE been reading. I've mostly just gotten home and sort of crashed on the couch or gone to bed. As I said, being on my feet for 8 hours is a new thing for me and it's really tiring.
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At 4:17 this morning, Monster yowled in fear. I turned on the light and jumped out of bed before even waking up to the point where I knew why I was getting out of bed. Good to know my zombie training hasn't been wasted.

She seemed fine, just a little nervous and tired. I'm guessing it was a bad dream. Since I was up anyway I let the girls out back for their morning rounds, and then headed back to bed.

At 6:30 my wife called me back into the bedroom (I got up at 6) because she thought Monster had thrown up. In fact, she had.

Hopefully the rest of Monster's day is better. That way the rest of MY day will be better as well.

May your day be better than Monster's morning.


Aug. 21st, 2008 10:47 am
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I brought Pooh Bear back to the SPCA this morning so she could get her surgery done now that she no longer has kennel cough. She was fantastic on the ride, and while we sat and waited in the lobby for someone to come take her she did her best to make me feel guilty about bringing her back by looking cute, playing nicely, and being a good girl.

The fact that the staff were asking questions like "She's so cute, are you sure you're not going to adopt her" made it even harder to let her go. The fact is, however, that she doesn't get along with Monster, and that could be a major problem. They tolerate each other, but only if they're both far apart.

When I came home empty-handed, Monster did a full perimeter search for Pooh Bear. Finding the house devoid of the foster puppy, Monster decided it was time to play and made MaiTai's life a living hell for an hour, but a playful living hell.

It was nice of them to play around to help cheer me up.

Demon Dog!

Jul. 11th, 2008 08:47 am
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Monster looks out the window while MaiTai shows that she's possessed.

"When you peer into the abyss, the abyss peers back into you."

I know eye-shine is common in dogs, and that I'm particularly bad at avoiding it in my pictures of my dogs, but I've never taken a photo that's quite as creepy as this one, and I had to share. The Nietzsche quote (I think it was him?) immediately sprang to mind when I saw how this picture turned out.
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As many of you know, I've started lots of journals over on Blogger, the Google blog network. I have one for zombies, one for pictures, another for weight loss, and even an experimental one for writing video game reviews. Really, I have a lot going on over there. Then I have LiveJournal, and I'm not sure what to use it for.

Well, that's not quite true.

LiveJournal is my place to actually connect with people. Blogger doesn't do it very well, and really I haven't seen a site that feels as comfortable as LiveJournal for that community feeling. I want to connect with folks, make friends, laugh and joke. LiveJournal is the only place I've found that really has that down-home feeling, if you know what I mean?

So, while I probably won't be talking much about zombies here, or posting too many photos, I'm still here, still kicking. I'll still have lots to say, but my focus may shift.

For example, my 5 Things in 5 Weeks lists, or general updates about life. (Monster's doing okay, so you know. Just sick, no blockages or surgery.)

Why am I mentioning this? Why don't I just keep writing and not worry about what the content is going to be? I have no idea. I just felt like writing and this is what came out. That's pretty much how it goes these days; I just sit down with the desire to write, and I figure it out afterwards. Sometimes I surprise myself, and sometimes this is what I put out there.

Hopefully I keep being interesting, because that'll mean my life is interesting, which I enjoy.
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This morning I went in to get my kidneys checked out, and apparently I have both of them. That's good, but means a couple things that I'd rather it didn't mean, like the great possibility that I have to go have another surgery, this time with them putting me under and getting a lot more exploratory, and thus quite a bit more pain afterwards.

Not awesome.

Then my dog Monster is sick. I brought her to the vet office at a little after 1 this afternoon, and just got home, without her. She's staying overnight to go through a Barium sequence, so they can see if she's blocked up or not. I'm guessing so, but hoping not.

And now I'm home.

And I haven't even touched today's workload yet.

And I have to get Maria in about 45 minutes from work.

And I have to cook dinner.

Today is not my day.

So here's a big lizard.

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