Wednesday, June 04, 2008

I haven't done bullets in a while.

  • Class starts Monday. Freedom is in short supply in these parts.
  • Esme's ears are now fully erect. They only flop over a little when she sleeps. Mr. Dog's ears never flop, in fact you'd need duct tape to restrain them.
  • She is still absolutely insane. That old saying about letting sleeping dogs lie has taken on new meaning. I'll have had her 4 weeks tomorrow. How many more years before she calms down?!
  • I watched the first half of The Andromeda Strain Sunday night. It was not a good choice for me to watch when I was home alone after dark, before trying to sleep. I haven't been able to watch the second half yet. I read the book several decades ago. Perhaps I am more whimpy now?
  • Last night I happened upon the first three episodes of Start Trek: Enterprise. I never got into that series when it came out, but I'm hooked now. Of course, finding the rest of it in sequential order could take effort. You're not all shocked that I love Star Trek are you? I was a big time TNG fan.
  • I haven't been able to do any gardening or yard work. I haven't quite found the necessary balance with regards to Esme and well, the rest of my life. Vacuuming has also gone by the wayside.
  • Needless to say, I am concerned how I'll manage my schoolwork and what has already been described as intensive reading assignments. I guess four weeks wasn't quite long enough to assimilate her into my life.
  • I haven't managed my goal of four walks per week either, so with class starting I guess I will admit defeat and lower the goal back down to three.
  • I've also been suffering from some sort of food crisis. I don't like to cook, and I don't like to spend money on food. I will go to the store and buy the bare minimums and then be desperately unhappy the next time I want to eat. I end up eating chips & salsa for dinner. Or croutons. Directly from the bag. I don't know what the solution is.
  • I decided to try not wearing mascara to work today. And you know what? The world did not end. I may be on to something here.


BerryBird said...

I typically find movies much scarier than books. I think it has a lot to do with the sound tracks, as creepy music scares the crap out of me.

Smellyann said...

Have I read the Andromeda Strain? I think I did, but I can't remember now. You're a trekkie!! Gasp!!

Coffeypot said...

I'm a Magnum P.I. junkie. I also like Quantum Leap. Tom Selleck is my favorite actor and I like Scott Bakula as Sam Beckett, too.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I definitely find movies scarier than books! WAY scarier. The MUSIC, lighting, camera angles, expressions etc make it so much realer.

I get very absorbed in books,don't get me wrong, but in a different way.

Esme may NEVER settle down as much as Mr Dog. She may have a different personality. But she prolly'll settle down some as she ages.

Ha ha speaking of aging . . . as you get a little older, you may find yr happier if you do let some things slide.

What's REALLY important?

As far as food, I suggest you take up cooking. Slowly, gradually, with simple things.

Somethings are REALLY EASY and GOOD! Lot better than croutons out of the bag.

I just ate an avocado. I just cut it in half and spooned it out. I didn't cook it, but it is quick easy and healthy.

Flour is CHEAP! Ingredients for many things are very cheap, you can mix up say pancake mix (homemade) and just cook up a couple quick pancakes). Or biscuits. Stir fry is easy. They even have cookbooks of easy & quick recipes. It will taste better, be healthier and be cheaper.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I used to have a cookbook called The I Hate To Cook Cookbook, but I dunno where it is any more.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I found it on Amazon, there is more than one of them. BUT some are out of print and the others are . . . sort of expensive--if they were cheaper, I would have bought you one.

Maybe later.