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Thursday, September 01, 2005

random musings

Random musing #1: I've been found out. Indeed, you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Now I don't know if that's the particular phrase I'm looking for, but I can't pull any tried and true tricks on my old friends! Josh just called me on it last night...there's nothing like knowing someone for almost 15 years to realize that they know you (and you know them!) better than you'd like to admit. So to Josh and Aaron: admittantly, I've got to find some new trickster moves. And question #1, what are these TRICKS I pull on you, my friends?

Random musing #2: TRB for one. It just doesn't sound right, and that's right, folks, it's not right! TRB (quick review: tofu, rice, broccoli and a silent-"S" for spinach) should not be eaten alone. Last night I thought I'd surprise the roomies and make it for them, but alas, the roomies decided to surprise me and not be home. (I suppose I should check with them first...). BUT, looking at life with the glass half FULL, I ate TRB and saw that it was good. :) Question #2: when are you coming over for TRB, friends?

Random musing #3: Orbitz Bubblemint gum helps you make friends. Props to Anna HA who turned me on to the delectable chewer. Yesterday, while stocking up on TRB essentials, I also made a new friend at the grocery store. The checker said he hadn't seen a bubble blown that big in years. "How many pieces do you have in your mouth?" "Oh, just one." "Wow." "Yeah." "So that's pretty good gum?" (Okay, we take the hint here...). "Why yes: Orbitz Bubblemint is the best! Want a piece?" (And I hold up the Bubblemint like Vanna). He popped it in his mouth and chewed his little heart out. Go Bubblemint.

Random musing #4: "Patty Whale." So Mel and I joined Bally's the other day; much to the chagrin of our own fit-savvy selves (???), we took up the offer for two free personal trainer sessions. In walks "Patty Whale"; names have been changed to protect the innocent, but "Patty's" first name was rather effeminate, which resulted in confused embarrassment as I stepped onto the scale for the first time in a couple of years and repeated to him my weight. His last name was rather fish-like, and really when you put the two of them together, it sounded more like a secret Trekkie, Star Wars or porn-star name. (Have you ever gotten one of those figure-out-your-name emails?). But as Patty Whale was quick to inform me, I'll soon become a crippled old woman if I don't up the flexibility. In walks the 20-minute Pilates video this morning. :)

Random musing #5: Jesus and Green Lake. As I've been reading lately, Seattle is the largest city with the ratio of checking "NONE" on religion in the country. But man, I'm just having some great convos and journaling with JC in front of the lake. I'm loving the current sunshine once again, my new pink and green journal (love the Angela!), my red sittie chair, the book IF YOU WILL ASK by Oswald Chambers (EPIC on prayer!!!), and the view of the greens and blues. Amazing.

Finally, random musing #6: oh please, please, please can I get a dog? This is where I need insight. I need advice. I need help. And I need a dog. Upon moving down to Auburn in a couple of months, I'm SERIOUSLY toying with the idea of getting a dog. I'll be by myself in the little grandma cottage. Dogs are the cutest. But I can't even keep a plant alive, so will I be able to take care of another BEING? It might require me to stay home on the weekends...is that possible? Will this ruin the future social life, or will it open up doors of possibilities like Bubblemint gum? Before you say yes or no on this final question, just look at the fabulous pics of ZEKE, Brenda and Josh's dog, and me, and then make your final answer...

8 comments:

Brenda Joy said...

Okay -- what kind of blog comments are those?! (sorry if that is people you know, but it looks like spamming to me, the jerks!)

#2 -- I say get a dog. :-) Zeke needs a buddy to run around with. :-) And, there is nothing like a dog to teach you many valuable lessons... hmmm, I bet I could blog on that...

#3 -- Call your eastside buddies next time you feel like making tbr (is that right?) and if free we will come experience this tasty treat :-D

caramac said...

Brenda-friend,
I just removed the comments....CRAZY SPAM comments, no doubt! I also just put on the little word verification thingy so hopefully that'll stop those crazy spamming punks. I like you! (Thanks for letting me transfer the pics...I was planning on doing it at home, but hey, why not just write it now? ps: no joshy with a drink pic? :)

Mike said...

oh don't be sad mrsmac. maybe you would feel more at home and out of transition if you got a bigger house? or maybe the dog could sleep outside?

Anonymous said...

dear friend... so sorry to have bailed on the surprise you planned for us!!! Where was I Monday night??? Hmm... oh yeah.... the house-sitting gig.... sorry friend... yes, let's plan. I am truly looking forward to the TBR experience!

Anonymous said...

PS... I am anonymous.... :) jen.

caramac said...

Fletchie: the house ain't getting any bigger and you'd better believe the dog is keeping me company inside! :)
Baumie: (how's that for a new nickname? We will plan a TRB night...you just wait and see, little lady. :)

millhowz said...
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millhowz said...

Dogs are great, you would be great with a dog, I'm sure you keep it alive... but I think you should wait. I can NOT EVEN begin to explain how restricted my life became when getting one. The days of puppy-dom are extremely time consuming, needing to come home at lunch to let him out to go potty, head home immediately after work to let him out and feed him. I could go on and on about my schedule being boxed in with water dog, feed dog, potty dog, play with dog.. etc... My advice is to wait at least a year and get settled into you YL gig which I'm sure will take more time as you begin to build relationships with the kiddies...

(sorry had to repost, saw I misspelled a word, and we can't have that on an ex-english teachers blog!)