Playing fetch with a big, dumb, lovable dog

I went out to the lake near the house to get the dog tired. She’s been very active inside the house, probably because the weather has been so nice. She probably wants to chase all the rabbits that run around the yard, too. So we went to the lake and I threw the ball for her a few times. There is a particular place by the lake with a steep incline, so the ball travels farther and she has to work harder to run back to me. Well, after a few back-and-forths, she decided that she had enough. She took that ball and ran into the lake to drink some water and cool off.

I love this big, dumb, lovable dog. She has been with us for five years, bringing us 99% good times and the occasional headache when she decides to eat something she shouldn’t, clean a cat, or lose her bowel control in the living room.

Here’s a video of the whole “I’m going into the lake whether you like it or not” incident. I hope you enjoy it.

What really “ruins” childhood?

The College Humor people have done it again… They’ve gone done and made me think. I wrote a post about television the other day, about how it was somewhat of a “third parent” in teaching a lot of us about right and wrong. Well, here is a skit from CH on how maybe we should stop saying that our childhood is “ruined” when television shows from our childhood are altered by reboots, remakes, or sequels: Yeah, we need to keep things in perspective.

“How to deal with road rage”

I don’t know if I’ve told this story before, but here it goes… A few years ago, when I was driving down to DC for classes almost every day, I decided to pull into a fast food place and grab lunch. I was a little rushed because I wanted to get to school early and do some readings before class. I pulled into the drive thru lane without seeing that a man in an SUV was trying to get there as well. I honestly didn’t see him,

The man started yelling at me. He used a lot of foul language. He even threatened to get off his vehicle and come after me. I tried to ignore him, but he kept honking his horn as I tried to put in my order. I ordered a combo meal and a slice of cheesecake. When I got to the window, I asked the girl to give the cheesecake to the man behind me. I pulled ahead afterward and waited to see the look on his face. She gave him the cake and he looked over at me. I waived at him. He gave me the finger. I drove off. Continue reading ““How to deal with road rage””

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I went out and took some pictures of the Moon

I still don’t understand how people can look at the Moon and not be amazed by it. I’m also confused as to why our elected leaders are making it so hard for us to get off this rock and go to places like the Moon or Mars or beyond. In the meantime, here are some great pictures and a video that I took.

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