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Tiny Eye

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tiny eyeTiny keeps one eye open, ever watchful. One never knows when I might treat him, completely at random.

Several nights ago, I had a little crust left over from pizza. Well after Tiny appeared to have dropped off to deep doggie sleep, I carefully reached back over my shoulder to where my plate sat on my nightstand, quietly retrieved the crust, and secretly prepared to break it into pieces for the three dogs. *snap* And there was Tiny quickly standing at attention at the side of the bed near me, wide awake and alert, ready for his treat.

Does that eye of his ever completely close? Eh, tiniest one of the three dogs that he is, he earned himself the biggest piece of the pizza crust.

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24 February 2008 at 9:54 pm

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Sorry, State

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More important to watch: Oscars (1) or State of the Union (2)?

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Response (among the strawpoll minority of 49%): state of the union – Because the fiction that will rob you your freedom matters more than the one that only entertains you.

This year’s so, more than ever: a mix of “Best of W” (which ain’t any better than his approval rating) and hollow, politically motivated veto threats. But go out and find one of those increasingly rare cronies who still support our lame duck Prez, don’t let that person refresh his or her memory by actually going back and studying the transcript, and ask that poor fool to bring to recall one single concrete assessment of the true sad state he will be leaving the union or one single policy proposal advanced.

Even so, one has to truly be hard up to put up with having the Oscars on, even as background noise. Ain’t so here.

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24 February 2008 at 9:16 pm

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Don’t Bother Me

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don't bother me

Kitty glares at the camera. He still hasn’t forgiven me for letting that bird go outside, while he gets yelled at whenever he tries to get a breath of fresh air out in the prison yard.

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24 February 2008 at 8:17 pm

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Grilled Burger Bits

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burger bitsBeautiful temperate weather in Houston today. Today must be our single day of spring season we have annually. Although the air feels like a day made for a swim, of course the water’s still got a few months to go. But it’s a good day to fire up the grill for some burgers for lunch.

I’m confident this ground beef is not from one of the slaughterhouse that had the recent recall, but it sure does have a mind of its own: all four patties that Susan made want to fall apart into pieces on the grill, which would maybe make for some nice sloppy joes, but wasn’t quite what I had in mind.

Nat made some deviled eggs and Susan added some tater tots. Good lunch – burgers don’t need to be picture perfect to taste just right.

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24 February 2008 at 1:14 pm

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Thumbs Up for New Steamer

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thumbs up for new steam cleanerI did several rounds of steam cleaning today, main focus being on the master bedroom.I like this new steam cleaner very much, and would heartily recommend it. I’m not sure that the carpets through the most heavily trafficked doorways of the house have been this clean since the first year of the eight this house has existed, despite trying to keep up with my steam clean rituals. Music from my Zen Vision M mp3 player during this stretch was Rob Zombie‘s Living Dead Girl.

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24 February 2008 at 12:55 pm

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Guessed As Much

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guessed as muchCheck the enlarged version of this snapshot (as with any other pic, via the gallery available by clicking the pic), and you can see the dust and hair that have been accumulating on my BP device during weeks of neglect. I’ve been taking my meds regularly; just hadn’t been bothering to keep track of the readings.

I kinda knew what today’s reading would show, could feel it. You don’t need to be an actuary to make reasonable estimates on things like that.

I guess this means I double up on my clonidine for a spell again, as recommended by the doc last time I saw him. That or a shot of Crown Royal.

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24 February 2008 at 12:38 pm

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Birds’ Day Out

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birds day outPleasant sunny weather outside today. So since I’ll be steam cleaning in the bedroom and don’t wish to bother Gertie, it’s as good as any a time for her to get some fresh air and talk with her free friends outside.

I could probably use a little time outside today myself.

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24 February 2008 at 12:34 pm

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