It was a very successful “papillon play day” by our special-needs (rescue) standards. Zevon actually played with some of the other dogs instead of pacing the perimeter looking for an escape route. Sydney felt secure enough to venture away from our laps, even in the presence of a small child (he’s especially terrified of children). Gloria not only let a few people pet her, she let us know when she was ready to go home, rather than stressing out and threatening random dogs/people. After days of heat, humidity, and intermittent cloudbursts, we got a glorious sunny day (although it sure doesn’t feel like a New England fall yet). Life is good…
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Was that really a “papillon play day”? Sounds like a Teabagger rally.
Watching the J.J. Abrams Star Trek “reboot” movie, which I missed in the theater. Not quite halfway through–took an intermission for a snack–but it’s better than I expected.
@Steeplejack: No spoilers, but don’t get too wrapped up in the differences from the original. The ride is worth it just as it is.
That’s sounds beautiful! All three on their best behavior on the same day? Progress.
Here is Tristan, the five week old baby, and his nannycat, Olwyn, watching Reverend Jim investigating something.
No problemo. I’m not a major Trekkie, hence not dogmatic. I even liked the universally reviled Star Trek: Enterprise series.
@WereBear: Aww…that is just too cute!
Today WAS a nice day. We went for a drive with SamKitten and did maintenance on some of our Geocaches.
SamKitten when asked where his bellybutton is, now lifts up his shirt and points to the appropriate body part, which entertains me to no end.
@RedKitten: Yes, that “find the belly button” routine just so funny and irresistible. I don’t know why.
@RedKitten: My hands are still stinging from fighting my way through devil’s club the other day to pick up the Hobart-Hobart cache. Half the coörds hidden in Hobart, WA, half hidden in Tasmania. Fun, but I’ll remember is more fondly when more of the skin on my hands has grown back.
@Steeplejack: I am a Trekkie and I DID like Enterprise, although that had more to do with Scott Bakula than anything. Plus the Denobulan pattern of marriage is one I obviously admire.
That's Master of Accountancy to You, Pal (JMN)
The surgeon called this morning to say that Eddie is still doing fine, so getting out of his bandage last night was something less than a catastrophe. If Dr. Biskip decides tomorrow that he will only need one more trip this week, Eddie can come home. He’ll have to go back mid-to-late week for another check, and again in about two weeks to get the stitches removed. I don’t think he’s going to have a big problem figuring out how to walk missing a couple of toes, even though they’re the weight bearing ones on his only front paw.
Ringling has to go to the dentist on Thursday. Both she and Dirk have gingivitis, and I’m supposed to brush their teeth every other day. It’s a fight with Dirk, but that’s because he wants to eat the seafood flavored toothpaste and I spend the whole time wrestling with his tongue. Ringling won’t let me get near her if I’m carrying the brush, so she has to go in for a teeth cleaning.
When I ask the Bean this, she goes looking for mine instead.
She will also, at random intervals, point up at the lights in the room and remind us that they are lights. “Hissa liiiiiiiight.”
@That’s Master of Accountancy to You, Pal (JMN): I’m glad to hear about Eddie. Keep us posted.
@That’s Master of Accountancy to You, Pal (JMN): Your dog’s Dr.’s name is…”Dr. Biskip”?
@Steeplejack: Honestly, I like ST, but am not a Trekkie by any means, nor purist.
And I hated this “reboot”. I will never, ever watch it a second time.
Heh. Bakula is a good actor. It was nice to see him show up on Chuck as Chuck’s father.
@Steeplejack: I like Bakula. I wonder if they could do a “reboot” of Quantum Leap nowadays.
They tried with that one show set in San Fran where the guy kept randomly traveling through time and different outcomes. Forget the name at the moment.
Sounds like an ideal day out.
Dealing with 3 strong willed, bordering on neurotic basenjis with varying degrees of socialization, I can relate.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
Zevon as in Warren? My iPod just shuffled up WZ covering “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”, and Steve Earle covering “Reconsider Me”. So far, that shuffle sequence has been the highlight of my day.
Almost a year to the day since I walked out the front door and found Laettner and Hurley huddled together in the chair that we keep out there as a place to set things down while fumbling for keys. Laettner finally decided to adopt us about a month later. We don’t know where Hurley ended up.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
Since this is an open thread, here is your MyDD quote of the day, in which yet another well informed and astute progressive explains that Feingold is losing because of legislation passed under George W Bush, which is, of course, Obama’s fault.
@Steeplejack: Sci-Fi geeks everywhere probably squeed at that. Hell I would too. And I don’t even watch Chuck.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist: That whole column is full of inaccuracies and just plain wrong facts period. Whoever put that up should be ashamed of themselves.
OMG, this is amazing.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist:
It’s so weird to me that TARP has become a completely generic term for “economic policies of Obama’s that I don’t like” that can be used equally by the right and the left. You can have two people agreeing that they hate TARP without realizing that one hates it because cramdown didn’t pass and the other one hates it because the auto companies got bailed out.
Let’s not even mention that neither of those two things have jack shit to do with TARP. That’s a whole other conversation.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
@Mnemosyne: I’m not terribly surprised that the average voter confuses TARP with other emergency measures, but for someone with front page access to a once respected blog to get basic facts so pathetically wrong–leaving what passes for analysis to the side–is amazing, and sad. Even sadder that Armstrong (the John McCain of the Left Blogosphere, bitter and confused) pops up in the comments to endorse this mess.
Well, I am (was) a trekkie, an originalist who never watched much of the sequel series. And I thought ‘ST Reboot: 3D’ was pretty good, although I don’t actually plan to watch it again — it did make me mildly nostalgic for my 14-year-old self.
For all the giant leapin’ logic holes (which could, I suppose, be defended as an hommage to the genius of the Roddenbery-verse), I think there’s one thing the new movie did better than the original show. I found Chris Pines believable as a “leader” in a way Shatner never was. Pines’ Kirk is blatantly ADHD, doing indefensible crazy stunts because he’s incapable of thinking about consequences, and that’s a Leadership Characteristic that actually works in the real world.
Just got back from “The Town”… was good but not great… trying to be too many different genres at once… pretty entertaining though. Super great if you’ve ever lived in Boston… total homage to Bean Town.
You’ll love this, then.
@RedKitten: Teh cute, it is just too much. And I hate to say it, but he’s definitely got defenceman shoulders. I’d invest in a hockey equipment fund soon before it gets too bad.
Utterly adorable. He’s quite the chatty little fellow, isn’t he?