Meanwhile, in the Cole Abode by John Cole| March 30, 201210:00 pm| 101 CommentsThis post is in: Open ThreadsFacebookTweetEmailAll guests go through a rigorous screening process: Jill has apparently passed the test and been deemed worthy.
And Tunch’s opinion?
Lily, always the lady while Rosie’s quite the slut. Take that, Rush!
One is obligated to ask where Tunch is skulking.
The girl doggies are really smallish, aren’t they.
That’s a great picture of them (and Jill, too).
Adorable young ladies, all.
ETA The sofa, not so much.
Thanks for screening process pet and purdy lady guest pix.
Is that white billowing thing part of the TunchMass lurking behind the couch?
How many times a week do you have to reinflate your sofa? Just wondering.
@k488: He’s letting her sit on him, isn’t he?
I posted this earlier but I’m going to post it again. Our Lil Bit is the cover girl on this months Meisha’s Hope website. It’s devoted to the fight against Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia in dogs and the fact that she’s made it for 4 years with the condition qualified her. This ain’t no bleg, we just hope the information abut her treatment might help other critters so afflicted.
Truly a thing of beauty- Video- Piers Morgan and Toure Go At It Over Trayvon Martin
Btw, totally adorable pups.
the link didn’t work for me
@slag: What, you prefer formica?
Love the overstuffed stuff!
Just saying, but I am digging the dogs, Jill, and the couch.
Any two of the three are some great nap ingredients.
That is so sweet. She’s a beautiful girl.
@gogol’s wife: Aw thanks, here’s another shot of her while I’m showing her off!
@WereBear: It physically pains me to see an overstuffed sofa sitting next to a Mac keyboard. For the same reason Fred Flintstone looked ridiculous flying around in George Jetson’s car.
@Raven: Many wishes for the continued well-being of Lil Bit — she is sweet.
@Raven: Wow! Amazingly complex story. Very sweet dog.
Anybody remember the awesome character, “Chairy” from “Pee Wee’s Playhouse?”
Apparently the brown thing in this picture is Chairy’s mother “Couchy.”
the Conster (f/k/a Cat Lady)
Eating from TV trays
Tuned into Happy Days
Waiting for WWIII while Jesus slaves
to the mating calls of doggies in love
See? This is when life’s awesome.
Aherm. I have a very nice brown leather, completely covered with muddy paw prints and scratches. Wouldn’t have it any other way.
Took the dogs down to my sister’s over Christmas, and the little one kept sneaking up onto the couch. Sister was like
“Do they get up on the couch at home?” Me: “No. They have their own couches.”
Best part was Mom confiding that she’d watched the little one get on the couch, and decided not to say anything.
Reason #428 why I don’t have Christmas at my house.
Dude, the arms of that fucken couch are bigger than the motherfucken seating area!
Marcellus Shale, Public Dick
that is a man’s couch. and better birth control than a drug store cigar.
That’s more vetting than Palin got…
Should I know Jill? Hello Jill. Absolutely love the footwear.
I hope Jill brought some aspirin to hold between her knees.
I have that same damn remote. I hate it.
Thems some funky green sandals
Bleah – I think I am single. Preparing I am to get really peeved at this new “friend” that I have. Or new family member, since I am apparently I have become a brother of sorts. I think I’ll be ranting for the next few weeks.
Don’t say anything about the furniture……don’t say anything about the furniture……
@Raven: She’s a beauty. Best wishes for a continues health for Lil Bit. You and Ann are good people.
End of comment and I didn’t say anything about the furniture, specially the sofa.
Megaphone guy! Where THE FUCK is the megaphone guy? OK, OK, the dogs are the ultimate arbiters of All That Is Good. I’m there. Scritch, scritch, love you dogs. Let’s hang out in the cage, or watch Game of Fucking Thrones and then play Call of Duty. What the fuck ever. So where does the megaphone guy fit in?
Gaia fucking save me, it’s 2012 and the megaphone guy just goes by the wayside, and no one knows why.
Does she live in DC? She looks like a girl who kidnapped me one weekend.
Rosie’s on the hunt for bats in the cave.
@Omnes Omnibus: Yeah. I’m a tester too. Very few pass.
@Raven: Great story. Lil Bit is a lucky pooch. The cyclical IMHA dogs can be frustrating. Our best friends have a black and tan mutt who has had a similar course (without the complications of the cataracts, cherry eye, bladder stones, etc.) and I’ve managed him for several years on EOD imuran with courses of prednisone when his HCT has crashed. He’s done very well and is now a happy 14 year old.
Also, as a vet I have to tell you that owners like you make our work more rewarding.
this is actually a shot taken inside tunch’s stomach.
A Humble Lurker
I have both that same remote and that same couch. No dogs or cute girls on it, though.
So what kind of couch should a fat, middle-aged, single guy have. Links, pls?
@John Cole: Any one of the square-armed ones would do here: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/furniture/sofas/1 . C&B at least tries to care about where their wood and materials come from.
Love it when doggies “claim” the new person. And it looks like she’s not minding it so much either, so she must be OK. Cute pic!
For kickin’ it.
I just spent two hours recovering from a giant fuck-up. I upgraded the OS on my iPhone and managed, during the process, to delete all my contacts. Basically, it is an irretrievable loss from the phone/iTunes. After chasing around for a long time trying figure out what to do, I remembered that my ex was obsessive about record keeping and that I still had kept her old Macbook when we split up. Long story short: between the address book on the Macbook and my email contacts, I only lost about 10% of my contacts. And I should be able to find and add them over the next couple of days.
My vote is you should have whatever the fuck couch you want. If that one is comfy and Lily still approves of it, what’s the issue?
@John Cole: A lot (if not all) of Room and Board’s stuff is made in the USA: http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/subcategory/list.do?catalog=filter&category=flt_sofa&subcategory=view_all&menuCatalog=room&menuCategory=201&menuSubcategory=198 . Though more ways to go wrong here.
The problem is that you leaped straight to the married middle-aged guy couch. The women who stop by are wondering why you never talk about your ex-wife, because with that couch you clearly had one at some point.
@Mnemosyne: Wouldn’t they just assume that the couch ate her?
@John Cole: I have a nice, elegant couch. Of course, I merely acquiesced in the original choice and then kept the furniture in the divorce, so I guess doesn’t count.
@Mnemosyne: Not necessarily true. I have tasteful, looks-like-a-designer-was-involved furniture. It is all jammed in a slightly too small space though.
Great photo. Good to see that your doggies and your friends are so simpatico.
If the couch suits Jill it would suit the hell out of me
Your couch looks like you watch a lot of football. You do. So it fits you. It also looks comfortable. Those square armed things will be out of style in a few years and everyone will be saying, “Why don’t you have an overstuffed comfy looking couch?” If you like it and your pets like it, everyone else can just deal.
@Suffern ACE: Oh, that doesn’t sound like the start of a good weekend.
Then again, I remember when my mom called me to tell me that my (now) brother-in-all was taking my folks out to dinner to ask permission… The first thing out of my mouth was “remember the answer is no.” Luckily, I don’t think my sister ever heard that story. And he turned out to be a decent enough guy
Couch inspections for all! What do YOU have to hide?
So the ladies like squarish? This, I did not know.
But, can it ever be too squarish for wondering women who just stop by?
@Raven: “a little bit obsessed with food” reminded me of my cocker mellon. She was obsessed with food long before her autoimmune hemalitic anemia! My eyes got big when I saw that you got her HIV back up to 50. Amazing. Lil bit really is a doll.
By the way, you may want to think about pet insurance for any future dogs. :-). My pup would have cost me 300.00 last week, but with pet insurance it was only 50 out of pocket.
Cute dogs, but for God’s sake Cole, do not let that Jill get away. If you have half a brain, take her home for only long enough to pick up fresh clothes. Seriously, both you and Tunch need to be taken in hand and civilised by a woman like Jill. Trust me.
A lot, but very little that involves the couch.
Show us the cat!!!
@vhh: If I recall correctly, Jill is a friend who is partnered with another friend of cole’s.
@wasabi gasp: This lady is not fond of square, for me, it’s all about the curves on a couch.
Love Jill’s sandals!
And here I thought Blade Runner was dystopian.
Studly Pantload, the emotionally unavailable unicorn
Cole has a girl over!
John Cole & Jill
Sittin’ on an avocado couch
With Lily, Rosie, & don’t forget Tunch
First comes datin’
‘Twixt posts on the blog
Then comes Jill with an Ikea catalog!
I like couches with a little curve to the arms — because couches are for lounging, right? — something like the shape of this one.
John’s couch looks quite comfy for lying about, but I’ve grown wary of sitting on that style because that huge padded element sticking out at upper back level is horribly uncomfortable for us shorter people. We either rest our head on the bump, leaving our backs with no support, or we press our backs in, then hunch our necks and upper backs forward because that bump won’t let us sit up straight.
John, choose whatever couch you like. This one looks friendly and comfy. But if you’re going to chase any short to medium sized women, you may want to avoid that neck-displacement design element in your next choice.
Studly Pantload, the emotionally unavailable unicorn
Hey, don’t go ruinin’ our fun!
That couch looks amazingly comfortable. I could sleep for a thousand years on that thing.
I already know what wondering women think when they stop by to see my sofa. They think I have a cat.
Your girls do look tiny next to Jill.
@John Cole: The KleinDesign couches are incredibly comfy, and yet ‘stylish’ enough for most design snobs. More important to dedicated pet owners, the cushions (including the arm-rest pads) are replaceable.
@Clime Acts: Of course, but what the heck was up with that dog chair that never talked?
who’s the hottie, cole?
@Studly Pantload, the emotionally unavailable unicorn: Oh, sorry. I meant to say that I think Jill is the new hot girl cole met on some on-line mating
website. I believe they have been corresponding for years, and this is the first time they have met. Is that better? I’d say she’s a keeper just based on the cool green sandals and the dog love. (for those not paying close attention, this is total fabrication.)
Jesus, people. And you wonder why the man stays mostly anonymous.
Umm, isn’t Jill one of the Ills? (I swear to God, I can’t remember where I put my Applecare package, but I can remember John’s cute nicknames for his friends.)
And those are truly excellent sandals.
Love the sandals…pretty sure they’re Chaco’s, aka best hiking/water sandals evah.
I have a similar screening process performed by my cats who are approximately the same size and friendliness as Lily & Rosie. Smokey is polite and gentlemanly, the Bandit must.have.love at all times.
@Anne Laurie: Whoa. I was going to stay out of the couch conversation, but that thing is hideous. Just sayin’. Though it does look like the sort of thing that I’d find comfortable. But wow.
Cute dogs, but for God’s sake Cole, do not let that Jill get away. If you have half a brain, take her home for only long enough to pick up fresh clothes. Seriously, both you and Tunch need to be taken in hand and civilized by a woman like Jill. Lily and Rosie have aof course already figured this out, being girls.
Cute dogs, but for God’s sake Cole, do not let that Jill get away. If you have half a brain, take her home for only long enough to pick up fresh clothes. Seriously, both you and Tunch need to be taken in hand and civilized by a woman like Jill. Lily and Rosie have of course already figured this out, being girls.
Agreed. Even though I keep breaking the soles of mine in half, I inevitably end up going back for more. They’re a hard shoe to give up.
Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason
Paper is your friend. Digital = ephemeral.
Spoken as a dinosaur who uses a Day-timer for appointments, to-do lists, and records of time spend for billing.
I like the couch. The girls are as adorable as ever. Where the HELL is Tunchie?!?
@Raven: Awwwww! Lil Bit is the sweetest thing ever!
@Omnes Omnibus: So, I’ll be expecting that text in the next few hours, then.
Nice couch…. Wwwhat ??? I like it.
About the gals, I don’t want cole to come after me with his strap-on. He is nutz.
@Omnes Omnibus: Ever heard of back up, back up, back the fuck up ?
why the big ass keyboard, cole ?
This is the couch I have.
I’m sorry to say that I really didn’t look into materials etc when I bought it but it has survived 4 years of 3 pre-teen boys, 2 drooly, spilly toddler/baby grandkids, 3 dogs and a cat that sheds like crazy and still looks almost brand new. It’s a huge couch, damned sturdy and the micro-fiber is a gift from FSM. It has been christened with every body fluid imaginable and cleaned up like a dream. The dog and cat hair come off really well, too.
@Mnemosyne: Fuck that! How the hell are you going to be able to lay down and watch football on that kind of edge? Gimme the big softee like Cole has.
And since she’s NOT hemorrhaging blood, we can also presume she passed The Tunch Test.
@RosiesDad: I’m sure you are long gone but thanks!
@Raven: You are probably on the way to the coffee shop, but in case you see this later, the story was touching. I’m glad the pup is doing so good.
@Marcellus Shale, Public Dick: BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
@amk: Yes, I have heard of back up. Due to the vagaries of the iTunes set-up, I unfortunately backed-up everything but my contacts before doing the upgrade. I saved things from the notes app that I could give two shits about. But thank you for your helpful comment; it was very helpful.
@Omnes Omnibus: Apparently amk has not read the instruction manual:
Things you never say, and ways to never say them, just after someone has lost data they care about
Edit: holy crap, you mean that all those times I relied on the iPhone backup before doing an upgrade, it may not be backing everything up??
@WaterGirl: Let’s just say that before you do a backup, you should make sure that you have it set up to copy everything. Luckily, I didn’t lose much other than time.
Re Couch choice: We have to remember it would need to be able to support Tunch, so I’m thinking something with a post-tensioned concrete substructure and, just for aesthetics, the puffy armrests dialed back a bit.
@Mister Papercut: How about a magnetic-leveled bed instead?
@Indylib: Not bad! What I like about that choice: three cushions. The two cushion couch is a bit of a mystery to me. Who wants to sit on a crack? Well…you know what I mean.