Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Big Tribute to a Little Dog

What is it about animals that allows us to create such a powerful bond? We cannot speak the same language, we don't view the world the same, and we share very few activities. We often find ourselves upset with the animal for a myriad of things. Eating or otherwise destroying an item that we found valuable, going to the bathroom not in the bathroom, or merely being that one last thing on a long day. They can be a constant drain on our finances needing, food and costing us additional rent, as well as the occasional vet bill or visit to the friendly animal control officer. When things are lined up like this its hard to believe that we would have anything to do with such an animal none the less seek out their companionship. But this is only half the list. The other half of the list is full of . . . well love. Animals provide us with an opportunity. An opportunity to be vulnerable to something no no someone, someone that will never betray us, someone that will love us no matter how well we did on or macroeconomics test or how many speeding tickets we've received. We allow animals to love us when we allow no one else, not even ourselves. They are there quietly waiting for an opportunity to do what they do best. This is quickly turning into a sappy gushy piece which i hope never to write, but i do want to remind those with pets to take a few moments tonight and appreciate them a little more. Buddy Spot Perkinson passed away This afternoon. This overweight beagle/basset mix squirmed his way into many a heart and i know he will be missed. Although he was not even my dog, but the dog of a friend, i already miss him greatly. i have no reservation in saying that this world is worse off without him.

Monday, March 9, 2009

sleep is for SUCKAS!

9:00am: Wake-up after a full 8 hours (YES). Start the day by unwinding, watch "The Core." Not really a good movie, but it keeps me from continuing my mid-term studying.
11:00am: Walk Buddy. Wolfman went to Chicago this week, so the fat old beagle has rarely left my side when i'm home and i take advantage of the beautiful morning to "take him out for a spin."
noon: Start mid-term studying which is researching 20 essay questions in the field of Environmental Ethics and writing a half page response to each. To keep my spirits high I am watching the 4th season of Macgyver in the back ground.
10:00pm: Jump in the shower, shave, trim nails, get into uniform, head to work.
11:00pm: Start work, work is a lot of running around frantic throwing boxes and dog food bags (no naps).
7:30am: Get off work drop Will off and head home.
8:00am: close my blinds, set my alarm and crash.
11:00am: Get up can continue studying (special thanks to Wildcard i would usually need to be at Capstone by 9:30, but I asked for some time to study/sleep.
noon: Head to class, take test do marginally well.
1:30pm: Head to an apartment to work for Capstone.
5:00pm: Get home, cook dinner for Sledge and I, began research outline for presentation.
7:30pm: CRASH with Buddy on the Love seat, yes both of us on that TINY THING.
9:00pm: Jump in the shower, shave, change into uniform, head to work.
10:00pm: Another great night of baking goods, and dog food.
6:30am: Get off work head home, kick Sledge to get him to go jogging with me. He won't. Call John "Wildcard" Creagar to see if he wants to work out. Finish beer i had opened with dinner a mere 12 hours ago.
7:10am: Wildcard show up, we head to the rec and pump iron P90X style.
8:30am: home for a shower
9:00am: accidental crash
11:00am: wake up late for work and class. head to work, then class,then a meeting, then back to work.
5:30pm: Home for a little grub, then some Chuck, then hitting the books again to work on a presentation.
8:00am: A few guys come over to play Rock Band.
Midnight: Spend sometime fallin' back in love with Danielle
1:30am: Off to bed with me, up tomorrow at 7:00am
see you then