Musings from last weekend (it’s been a busy week)

Me: I’ve been a bachelor all week.
Susan: You have not.
Me: Well, I’ve been alone all week.
Susan: You better be.

Poodwoir – The little room that’s not the boudoir.

Susan: Is this cheese or is it paint?
Me: Ummm.  Maybe if I add some onions and tomato.
Susan: That’s better.
(Market street white queso.  Good but the consistency does make it look like white paint.)

Me: It feels like I’ve got spiders in my nose. Will you take a look?
Susan: No.
Me: I’m having doubts about your dedication to this marriage.

Conversations with Susan

Me: Maybe I should  say that just to shock her.

Susan: That’s like hunting in the zoo.

Susan: This is the dog cheese.

Me: Does that mean it’s been in the dog?

Susan: NO

Me: No, I tried it before you gave me the drink and it was still hard.

Susan: What?

(Get your mind out of the gutter. I couldn’t figure out how to re-enable Swype after having wiped my phone)

My Dog Is Awesome

OK, so this won’t be original any more than the umpteenth “LOL Cat” video, but it has to be written to show my love for this little dog.Chip hoping for a treat

Two years ago Chip the Miniature Schnauzer became part of our pack. Here are a few things I absolutely love about this remarkable dog, in no particular order. These behaviors are part of his nature; we have not taught him any of this.

  1. Chip can sit directly in front of people food and not even try to eat it. I’m talking chicken, cheese, and tortilla chips — he may look at us, look at the food, look at us, to say “Wouldn’t you like to share?” but he does not sneak a bite, even if we walk away.
  2. If you pretend to throw a toy for him, he runs to the spot where it normally lands and bounces like a cartoon character while looking for it.
  3. When we humans come home, Chip gives a greeting growl, grabs a squeaky toy, and races around the house squeaking it for joy.
  4. He loves meeting other dogs with an open heart and a tail spinning like a propeller.
  5. If a human offers a tasty treat like cheese, Chip gingerly takes it without accidentally biting or slobbering on the hand that feeds him.
  6. Chipster is allowed to sit beside us on the couch, but he waits to be invited and curls up on his towel. Well, sometimes he does inch closer to the people and off the towel but only for good reason like the need to have his head or tummy rubbed.

Chip spent his first three years of life in a dreadful puppy mill before it was turned in to the authorities, the dogs seized, and this boy sent to the Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of North Texas. They cured him of a severe case of heartworms plus other parasites and injuries. Now Chip is strong and healthy, runs and walks with his humans, even 3 mile walks, which keeps him in fine form at 15½ pounds. If you have room in your home and time to devote to a fabulous family member, consider adopting a Mini Schnauzer from MSRNT. They’re great!

Chip after grooming 7-7-2010

Cheated by restaurants

I really hate the way restaurants are charging more and giving you less. Especially to TOGO customers.

For some time I’ve complained to Susan about On The Border giving less to us when we make a pickup order, especially where the queso is concerned, but it’s getting ridiculous.

Here’s the “bowl” of queso that OTB gave us. WTF? It seems to shink every time we order.

Look how much shredded cheese we got from Chilis. Double-WTF??!

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