Anywho, I digress …

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Funny Story

Posted by episode81 on September 28, 2010


I enjoy a leisurely morning.  Cup of tea in bed.  Read a magazine.  Surf the web.  Bliss.

I think I particularly enjoy the sloth aspect because my mum spent years trying to get me to spring out of bed at the weekends.  I was a … grumpy child.  She finally gave up when she managed to rouse me at 11am one morning only for me to faint in the kitchen.  To this day I cannot just jump out of bed without a light head and a major wobble.  I need to take a moment.

Yey!  Justified sloth!

Anywho, I digress …

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Ways to discourage unwelcome visitors

Posted by episode81 on August 2, 2010

Standby to be discouraged

I live in a nice neighborhood.  Subsequently, we get quite a few visitors at our door asking for money.  Some are very creative, others not so much.  None of them are successful and some even get arrested.  We are a tough crowd in Menlo Park.

Anywho, I digress …

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Stinky McStinkerton

Posted by episode81 on July 30, 2010

Indeed he does!

Over the past couple of months, Alan has shown an unfortunate interest in skunks.  The consequences up until last night resulted in some uncontrolled barking.  Irritating, but not a big deal.  Until last night.

Anywho, I digress …

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The meeting

Posted by episode81 on January 29, 2010

Today I decided to introduce Alan and Noodles.  On the positive side, they didn’t kill each other 🙂  However, Alan was a grump-weasel and Noodles pretended not to notice him!  I would have taken a picture, but I thought I should be ready to break up a fight just in case.  I think I can call them acquaintances now, but not friends.

When I am out and about with Alan, I make many new friends!  He is quite the magnet.  Usually, when I walk into town, I only speak to the guy in Starbucks to order my coffee and morning bun and that’s it.  With Alan, I get to chat with at least 6 new people.  There doesn’t seem to be a common thread connecting them apart from the fact that they think Alan is cute.  He is 🙂  Alan’s fan club is split evenly between men and women which surprised me.  I have actually made some useful business connections along the way – the Chihuahua mafia 😉

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Bob, Bubble and Britches

Posted by episode81 on January 18, 2010

Begins with B

Alan is settling in 🙂  A few more days and he can meet Noodles and BB.  Yey!

I’ve never had a dog before, so this is a new learning experience for me.  Alan has perked up a lot and so I have to keep an eye on him – it is not clear if he is house trained!

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Blinky, Peanut, Goober or something else? You decide!

Posted by episode81 on January 16, 2010

To blink, or not to blink? That is the question.

I can’t help feeling that Blinky sounds like he was named by a 5 year old.  In my book, that’s not good. What do you think?

Please add new names to the comments section and I will add them to the poll 🙂


PS  That is not me holding him in the pic!

UPDATE: 17JAN10    The votes are in!  There were only 3 😦  As Alan has 3 votes, you might think that Blinky is now Alan, but no.  I was inspired this afternoon by his hot, bald tummy.  Jelly Belly popped into my head.  Please welcome Jelly Belly!

SECOND UPDATE:  18JAN10    I blinked.  The votes win.  Please welcome Alan!  The name is inspired by this fabulous video 😀

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Blink and you’ll miss him!

Posted by episode81 on January 15, 2010

Take me home please. Please.

I have been looking at PetFinder a lot recently.  There have been so many small dogs abandoned in California that shelters have been overflowing – quite a few have been shipped off to New York.  Paris Hilton has  a lot to answer for.

Anywho, I digress …

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