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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
What I've Been Doing, Among Other Things
I think I'm in love....
This is Shane. I wish I could tell you that he's mine, but I'm merely dogsitting for a neighbor. Shane is a lovely boy, though. He reminds me a great deal of Rufus, because he's a big sweetie. I am hoping that this experience will get Steve ready to go looking soon, although I really want to get the front yard enclosed and landscaped before we get a new dog. Maybe by my birthday, which is in October. At any rate, it's really nice to have a dog in the house again.
What can I say? I'm a person of disparate interests and strengths- I keep the checkbook balanced to the penny and pay the bills on time (usually), but I can't manage to keep crap from accumulating on the dining room table. I tend to obsess over the proper use of English grammar (at least, as I understand it), but my math skills are practically non-existent. This is probably why I'm always amazed that the built-in furniture I make for this house turns out as well as it does. I find that the older I get, the less willing I am to suffer fools gladly, but I love well when I love. I shoot from the hip and eat a lot of foot, but at least you don't have to guess what I'm thinking or feeling. I sleep too little and drink too much, and I still haven't figured out what I want to be when I grow up, which is probably why I haven't. However, I do seem to fake it pretty well. To know me is to love me - at least, that's what I keep telling myself. Did I also mention that I'm a loose cannon? And now I have both a soap box and a huge megaphone called a blog....