10:05 PM

I'm It Again

Treava tagged me!

If I've tagged you, here is the deal: (1) Link to your tagger and post these rules. (2) Share 7 facts about YOU: some random, some weird... all devastatingly interesting. (3) Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them). (4) Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

  1. My weirdest phobia is people putting ham on their faces. I think it reminds me of bizarro nightmares I used to have of people without facial features. AGH!
  2. I'm a closet introvert. In small groups, I'm highly outgoing, but in large groups I'm terribly unhappy. And I love, love, love being by myself.
  3. I have fantasies about being a spy 'til I think about the scary parts, thus am simply obsessed with spy-related movies and television.
  4. I prefer being an acquaintance to being a close friend with most people.
  5. I am a huge dilettante.
  6. I want to do a doctorate after my MBA, if at all possible, not to become a professor as I'd like to continue working, but simply to challenge the living daylights out of myself.
  7. Given my natural energy level, most people are surprised by the fact that I very rarely drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages.
I'll tag the following folks:
  1. Jen But Never Jenn
  2. Smarties
  3. It's a Monkey
  4. Letters to Sofie
  5. Mukodu
  6. Three Seven
  7. Paige Six

9:20 PM

I Am A Crazy Person

So I will be talking about Darby here.

She is seriously such a smartie. After only two nights of crying, she learned to sleep properly (and in her kennel!). On her third day, she figured out that going outside meant doing her business and hasn't had an accident since. (To be fair, we have puppy pads down so, if she does have to have to go and can't figure out how to tell us, she can go there. No non-puppy-pad mistakes since the day those went down!) And she is learning not to cry to get on the couch. And she is sweet and cuddly and sleeps I'm sure sixteen hours a day.

Also, I must note that buying stuff for this dog is ridiculously fun. All the things are so cute, even the freaking kennel. No, seriously. There are paw cleaning things and leashes for jogging and, oh my god, you know those Ugly Dolls? Well, there are now pet editions. Hers is a blue cat that has an Xed out eye. And even this weird rope toy is cute - she carries it by the bar-looking part in the middle so the ends look like blue and white pompoms. Adorable. Anyway, I swear, every time I leave the house, I think of some new fun thing to get this spoiled creature.

That said, I am not getting her clothes unless she completely freezes in the winter. She's way too tough to be in pink or anything like it, and I'm pretty convinced that, being a dog, she ought to be well equipped to handle all seasons. I'm also terrified of becoming one of those downtown uber-yuppie types who have their animals in chichi carriers and Coach sweaters. Eeks.

But... I did just order this for the mutt:

Ahh! Click on it to see the whole thing. I picked the yellow one with dots. Sock monkeys!

11:19 PM

What Would You Name This Wee Mutt?

Honestly, she is nameless. It's not right.

Dave has taken to calling her Little Lord Fuzzleroy.

Not. Right. She's currently sleeping away.