Miscellany

Miscellany

Gays — Why is it that gay men are the darlings of the media (Queer Eye for the Naked Guy, Boy meets Boy, Will and Grace, and the countless other gay men on reality shows etc) yet lesbians are still either reviled or portrayed as some guy’s wet dream?

Cable – Comcast checked out our internal wiring — it’s all OK. Next step is for them to come back and run a new wire from the cable box to the apartment. They have to call back w/our appointment for that.

Max – We had a behaviorally tough day yesterday. He’s testing limits, I’m trying to enforce them, and I miss my exiled cats. We’re going to move the gate closer to the living room to give the cats more wander room, and to limit Max to living room only. Today the little dear gets neutered though. And not one day too soon. He’ll be dropped off at 9 am and I’ll grab him at 5 pm.

Misty – I neglected to mention that Misty’s vet appt went a-ok. Vet commented that she was “well-fed.” (blush) BUT, she didn’t use the “FAT” word, so I hereby officially apologize to Misty for all of the times I called HER fat in this blog.

Mood: Sleepy. Overwhelmed at amount of stuff I need to do before I go away. Disappointed I’ve been putting weight back on and not caring about it. Concerned I may be catching the cold that’s making it’s way around at work. If I get sick on vacation, fine. I just don’t want to get everyone else sick.

Work docket: Did communities. Will do scrapbook, finally post the Commuity Guide database!! Start some Ad software maintenance work.

Lunch plans: See yesterday. Add to that a stop at the drugstore to pick up some echinacia.

Afternoon/Evening: Here’s where the fun starts. I need to update LadyGypsy.net before I go away. Need to do laundry and pack aforementioned laundry. I need to pick Max up at 5. Mom wants me to go over her Real Estate stuff with her for an hour tonight at Starbuck’s. It involves Chai, so I’m not complaining. Guild meeting at 9 pm, which I’ll prolly be late for. That’s not too hard, because it doesn’t require anything but my presence, so I can pack while that’s going on. Spend quality time with husband to assuage my guilt over vacationing without him.

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Have you seen the new Gap commerical yet

Have you seen the new Gap commerical yet with Madonna and Missy Elliot? At the end, Madonna hits a funky yoga pose. That’s the tree pose, and I can do it too! And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the closest I will ever be to being Madonna. Well, since I gave up wearing jelly bracelets, slouched shirts, and ankle socks w/pumps back in the 80s, anyway.

Muireann hit level 55 yesterday afternoon. She’s at that level where she becomes very tedious to play.

I slept in the living room last night on the nap chair — the chair that sucks out your will to move. Amazingly, I woke up ontime. Max was most appreciative of the company in the living room, I’m sure.

Max/Misty relations are improving. We’ve been holding Max securely in the bedroom and letting him and Misty sniff each other at a pretty close proximity. No hissing or growling has occurred, so I’m optimistic that eventually things will work out. Misty will learn to ignore him like she’s learned to ignore the rest of us, and Max will see Misty as just another ‘thing’ walking around our house and nothing intriguing that he has to chase.

Charlie has ventured out from under the bed on occasion to eat, use the box, and stare at Max from a distance.

Mood: Slacker-esque…which doesn’t bode well for the..
Work docket: Online mall. Continue to enhance the Comm Guide database (tired of this project). Recipe updates.
Lunch plans: May run to Cherry Hill mall to get either a dog training book or a San Francisco guide book.
Afternoon: Stop at AAA on the way home to grab guidebooks for trip
Evening: Comcast is coming over between 4 and 8 pm to investigate why our cable connection’s fuzzy on the lower channels (2 – 26ish). The rep says this is related to why my Internet connection craps out for 10-15 seconds at a time, and sometimes dies altogether. Keep yer fingers crossed.

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Mortification

Mortification

My brother’s telephone number is xxx-9113. I just tried to call him, got my numbers messed up, and ended up calling 911. They just sent a cop out to make sure I was ok.

Going to hide now.

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snoozy dog

snoozy dogIt’s a very odd thing to be buying baby supplies when you don’t have a baby. I felt it when I bought the oral medication syringe for Max at Genuardi’s and I felt it again yesterday when I bought a baby gate for Max at Target. As I stood among the moms buying high-quality expensive items for little Kylar or Dakotuh, I had an urge to apologize. “Yes, it’s the cheapest gate here…but it’s for a dog, not a baby. Sorry to have intruded upon the world of babydom. Leaving now!”

That’s our new plan. We have the bedroom door open now, and the gate in the doorway. Cats are still in the bedroom willingly, but at least now they can see down the hallway, and can see the dog. Dog can’t get in to menace the cats, but he can stare at them as much as he wants. Gate is low enough for cats to leap if they need to get out, but too high for Max to clear if he wants to get in.

Max’s cough is much better. Yesterday he consummated his affair with the green dog-bed we bought for him. After witnessing that, I am scarred for life.

Wt: I hereby suspend my diet until September 6, 2003. At which time I will make the final charge toward 133. I probably won’t make it by October, but maybe by end of the year.
Mood: Excited about upcoming vacation
Work: Did static, hand, and dateline sections. Working on August’s Parenting Today. (Last issue…yay!) Will continue to finish community guide database.
Lunch: Unknown.
Afternoon: To the gym…I mean it!
Evening: Coffee&Coping with Mom and John at Starbuck’s at 7:00. We’ll hammer out final details for “California Adventure, Reloaded.”

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