Monday, June 09, 2008


What did I say I was going to do again?

No, seriously, I can't remember, I'm going to have to go look it up. Ah, there it is.

I actually did all of that. I can't say I bathed the dog well but she's far, far cleaner than she was beforehand.

I also rehearsed my lines, went to brunch, rehearsed with the folks, cleaned up around the joint, called mom, called ChemE, called another friend, talked to the vet about Elvis's new/old heart condition and watched like 5 episodes of Firefly which continues to amaze me.

Oh, and I commented on that post over at Katie's place. You should go take a minute and contribute to her informal research on family size and parenting. Right now I think I'm only the second person with no kids to answer but the family sizes represented are relatively diverse, no families with onlies that I can see thus far and the only negative comments are about only children but that's par for the course (I want to write an entry about being a functioning, sharing, integrated part of society and an only child but so far every time I write it I come off as 1 part defensive and 3 parts asshole so I'm still tweaking it). I'm finding it at least as interesting if not more so to read what people's family experiences growing up were as opposed to their experiences of raising kids. Anyway, you don't need to hear me yammer on about it, go check it out for yourself.

Tomorrow (and by tomorrow I mean later today, I need to go to bed now) I'm taking a vacation day for the dual but closely related purposes of writing and mental health. I'm not sure how I'll do that without melting since we may well hit 100 degrees in this oppressive humidity but I'm glad that I'll be around to monitor and gauge the pets in that situation. For writing purposes I may be keeping myself off line for a chunk of the day but I will be around. I'm still working out how to engage in online shenanigans with a desktop computer as opposed to a laptop that I can carry around and check in with while I'm doing other things. This is complicated by the way I shut off different parts of the apartment for energy efficiency and cooling since I'm forced to turn on the AC.

Have a non-melty day! I'll talk to you soon!


  1. Anonymous5:30 AM

    Was that picture taken at the park where we met up last summer? I feel like I have seen it..

    I am so happy about this heat! I love the heat! Bring it!

  2. Yes! Good eye. It was taken exactly where I was waiting for you that day.