Thursday, November 13, 2008


Uh oh! First drunk post of NaBloPoMo. Guess it had to happen sometime.

In other news, I had a most excellent evening with the woman who is designing my wedding dress. It's lovely when someone knows
exactly what you want.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I went to a symposium on orangutans* tonight, and now I'm worried about the use of unsustainable palm oil in 1 out of every 10 of the groceries I buy.

However, I got an awesome, laminated, actual handprint of an orangutan!

So, you know, yin and yang.

For more on the orangutans I saw at the Brookfield Zoo (including video of the new baby, born October 6th!!), go here.

For a list of orangutan-friendly consumer choices, go here.

*Did you know that "orangutan" is pronounced "O-RANG-OO-TAN?" Because, you know, you
pronounce it like it's spelled. I know, crazy concept.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Today, while driving to work, a big ol' fat pigeon was walking across the road. Walking. At a quick pace, all, "Dude, I have got to get out of this street!"

That's the thing, though. He just....walked. So I waited for him to cross, because I have a secret love for pigeons. Yeah, yeah, rats with wings, blahblahblah. They're still fat and cute, and some of them have the most amazing feather colors. I also used to love it when my cat would be driven bat-shit crazy by the cooing pigeons in the gutters of the house next door.


So I was all, "Oh, the poor thing. He can't fly." And I patiently waited until he crossed. Except that once he crossed, and was safely on the sidewalk, he took off flying. He could have flown right from the bat, and been safe, but instead he chose the more complicated option of defying Death by Car Smoosh and
walking across the street.

Then I almost got into a car accident due to Deep Thought, because that damn pigeon reminded me exactly of me. Do it that way? Nah, I'd prefer to not take your advice, or see what's probably best for me, and instead take this 'roundabout, complicated, convoluted way. Ok, thanks!

Man. We better lighten up this entry with a little PigeonKam.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Oh my God.

I have a midterm due tonight at midnight!


Guess I'm going to have to work on it while I watch Heroes. Let's see who is (suddenly)(inexplicably)(annoyingly) related to whom THIS week.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Holy geez:

We've reached a whole new level of dorky dog ownership.

Moxie cannot stand the cold. She either spends winter sitting in front of the heater, lying on top of me (or under a blanket that's on top of me), or doing her FAVORITE thing: being carried around in my shirt.

So this is a Ru Sack recommended to me by the people that I adopted Moxie from, Midwest Dachshund Rescue. I got it for 1/2 off because the pink-butterflies-on-pink wasn't exactly flying off the shelves, if you catch my drift. But I think I can do something crafty to cover up the pink.

She's been in it since I got home. And on the weekends when I'm doing housework, this is going to beat the hell out of having to tuck the bottom of my sweatshirt into the top of my pants and carrying her around that way.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Don't have too much to report to you today. Just went to a baby shower, and now I'm "cleaning." I put that in parentheses because really I just seem to pick up one thing, move it somewhere else, and then take a 45-minute break.

So, since I have nothing else to give you, here's me holding a dog wearing boots:

Friday, November 7, 2008

At the top of my list.

I know it's uncanny of me to post twice in the same day, but OH MY GOD. I'M DYING. I'M DEAD:

Baby Pygmy Hippo Size of Puppy

And now I know what I want for Christmas!