Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Birthdays, anniversaries, and puppies

Amanda Peet is my new hero. I just saw her on the Today show speaking about vaccinating children. She was very well spoken, and best of all, consented she is not an expert, but cited rather every medical organization in the country, all of which recommend vaccination and deem it to be safe. She also spoke with a huge amount of modesty and seems to really listen when other people speak, which is refreshing. I get tired of listening to "discussion" where it's really just a competition about who can speak the loudest.

In puppy news, he's sleeping a lot more, which is exciting. He pretty much needs to be taken out once a night, which is not too shabby really. And he's good with waking up at about 6, which is perfect with school coming up. At least it won't be a huge shock to the system. He still really keeps me on my toes these days, when he's awake. But the big guy is tolerating him better, and that makes me happy. Today I think I'll walk them separately. It's really hard to take them together alone, and the puppy can't go nearly as far as R can.

Possibly the most exciting part of today: my little sister turns 21!!! Wahoo! Finally the whole clan can go out for drinks. I've long felt like my sis should be able to come out with us, and I kind of forget she can't since we're so far apart in age. But now she can and I know she's excited; maybe as much as me!

It's also my second wedding anniversary today. Sadly, J's employer really screwed us on this one. Not only did they end up sending J for a very truncated trip to Cali (which I couldn't go on because it was so short it wouldn't be worth it) but they sent him over our anniversary. I guess I'll just be taking myself to dinner. Maybe to lunch actually since I feel kind of lame at dinner time alone; but much less so at lunch time.


The Maiden Metallurgist said...

I've always liked Amanda Peet too. Also I like puppies. Other peoples puppies. Also I like pictures of other peoples puppies. Do with that information what you will.

medicine girl said...

Damn, that sucks. I hope you & J will enjoy a special anniversary celebration this weekend!

Someone sent me this link the same day you went public w/Mugsy pics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCnAjel02lM