Looks like the Bengals and Chargers are knotted up at 7-7 now with around five minutes left until the half. I’m utterly indifferent to both teams and am hoping for a good game, which apparently we have so far (just came in from running a bunch of errands).
The 49ers-Packers game is at 4:40. I’ve never liked the 49ers, and I admire the Packers’ blatantly socialist team ownership model, so Go Pack!
We’re smoking a couple of racks of ribs. One of my favorite Christmas presents this year was a remote thermometer and food temperature thingy, which can be set up to sound an alarm if the smoker or food temperature falls outside of set parameters.
Today, I’m just using the smoker thermometer part since we’re smoking ribs. But here’s the weird thing: One of my dogs gets extremely distressed at the beeping noises the receiver thing makes when you’re setting temperatures and freaks out every time the alarm sounds.
She whines and whimpers and then comes and rests her chin on my knee if I’m sitting down and looks at me with pleading eyes. The other dog (same kind of dog, same approximate size) is completely unaffected by the sound. She looks at the affected dog with concern but isn’t bothered by it herself.
If freaking-out-dog’s ears are hurt by the noise, wouldn’t that affect both dogs? Anyway, I feel bad for her and try to minimize the sound, but it’s strange. I don’t understand why she doesn’t just leave the area if it hurts her ears. On the contrary, she comes toward it.
What are y’all up to today?