Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I Owe...I Know....

August 7 -- So, I realize I owe you all about two months' worth of posts...and believe me, there is much to post. I really wanted to have everything up to date by tomorrow so I could get a turn-in post up this weekend, but there is so much to do, so much to prepare for, and so much weeping and clinging to Truman I have yet to do before Saturday at noon...I promise I will get all of it up eventually, but it probably won't be anywhere near on time.

Rest assured, though, I will catch you up. And there may even be some interesting puppy news on the horizon....

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rock and Roll

From an actual IM conversation I just had a few minutes ago with a co-worker (who is working from home today):

me: um...earthquake
gabe: yeah
me: holy crap
me: still moving
gabe: this is a long one
me: man!
gabe: whew... it's rare that i actually have time to remember to find cover
me: at least we have no windows here!
me: lol
gabe: lol
gabe: sad but true
gabe: there are ppl working on the street outside and they didn't even notice it
gabe: they're hardcore
me: lol ... it was a 5.8 centered 2mi SW of Chino Hills
gabe: that's a good size
me: yeah!
gabe: this is so LA of us... IMing while the earthquake is happening
gabe: lol
me: LOL!!!

Meanwhile, Truman was solid as a rock. He did look up from where he was sleeping under my desk, and he stood up at some point and walked over to me -- this was a LOOOOONG earthquake -- but he didn't take much notice otherwise.

A co-worker a few cubicles down from me is quoted as saying, "That is a BAD DOG. He didn't bark or warn us or anything."

I replied, "You mean you didn't get his e-mail?"

Saturday, July 19, 2008

It's Official

I've been dreading going to the mailbox for weeks now, knowing it was coming any day. Today, we got it.

The letter.

Turn-in day is August 9th.