Thursday, August 21, 2008

August 21st


There's an emu rancher near here. He raises the big birds for his emu oil business, and is now selling the meat to be fed to dogs and cats. I bought some, 20lbs. of "meaty bones" and 20 lbs. of trim (just pieces of meat). When I was putting the bones in the freezer I came across a bag with emu feet, so I handed them to the dogs for their chewing enjoyment. Unfortunately the dogs have no interest at all in chewing on emu feet. Maybe they're scared:

I probably would be if someone came towards me with one of those. I'm thinking they're going to end up in the trash; strategically placed on top to discourage the trash scroungers from looking any further through the refuse in the can.

Edited to add:

The more I look at this picture the more I wonder if the phrase "flip the bird" derived from the physical aspects of emu feet.

I once knew a parrot named Flip.

Get it? Flip, the bird.

Never mind. I should go to sleep now.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

August 17th


I went to an adoption event with a different rescue than the one I usually deal with. Oh yeah! THIS is why I wanted to do this! People who are there for the dogs and are polite to each other.

But, why did I think I didn't need sunscreen when I was going to be out in the sun for four hours? I did manage to stay in the shade most of the time, but my face is a little pink.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

August 10th

Strange Alien Vine
(I didn't alter the color on this.)


I love the Olympics. Well, except for track and field. And boxing, wrestling, weight lifting. Okay, I love gymnastics and diving. Swimming, volleyball and soccer are tolerable. So, I'm going to be glued to the TV for a bit. It's always uncomfortable getting unglued though, especially when I use Crazy Glue.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

August 6th


You are about to read something that you will very rarely (and may never again) see written here.


About the unemployment thing. Yes, you are eligible to open a new claim a year after you opened one. Yes, the wages from the last quarter I worked would have counted. But I missed one teeny tiny little sentence. The one that says I had to have worked sometime during the claim year and made a minimum amount of money. Crap! Oh well, I do still qualify for the half-assed federal extension.

Half of something is better than all of nothing.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

August 2nd


Have a warped sense of humor? Then you should rent Death at a Funeral.


In keeping with today's theme of Things to Enjoy If You Have a Warped Sense of Humor:

Fake Interviews With Real Celebrities