Saturday, November 26, 2005

My revenge

Today I walked Mac on our usual route through San Marino. One of the houses we walk by has a dog who runs to the fence (behind the house, the place is enormous) and lunges at Mac while growling and barking fiercely. Of course my little pacificist is thrilled by this and returns the favor. I keep walking and then pull Mac away once I'm past the corner.

I think Mac's behavior is obnoxious, and I don't like it. However, I don't feel like getting my arm pulled out of my socket trying to prevent it, and I think it's fairly reasonable behavior given the circumstances. I had a brainstorm the other day on a way to handle it. Today the dog ran up to us and started barking. This barking/menacing is something that would leave me piss-less if I wasn't separated from the dog by a big fence. Anyway, the dog had gotten about one and a half barks out when I squirted him with my water bottle. Complete silence followed from him, and from Mac when I squirted him next. Wonderful. Deeply satisfying. Thank you Carlos Hilson, Mac's former dog walker extraordinaire. I'll be curious to see what happens the next time we walk by. If the dog is smart, he'll take to barking a few feet back from the fence.

Monday, November 14, 2005

The Body Language of "Huh?"

Roy Williams (Cowboys) just made an interception against Donovan McNabb (Eagles). They re-played the catch in slow motion, and for a very brief moment, Roy Williams looked how Mac looked after he caught a bird in his mouth one time. The look: surprised, wondering "What the heck do I do now?" In all fairness, Roy Williams regained his poise and looked around for blockers in less than half a second. Mac was surprised just as quickly, but stayed confused.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

like weeds

i think this is a palm tree of some kind. dolface? Posted by Picasa

dolface sez:
>>> i think it's a fan palm 20palm.jpg

google sez they're the only palm native to the western united states.<<<
when i moved to san francisco, i was amazed by all the plants growing outdoors that i had formerly only seen as houseplants. this weed/palm is a new mark in that for me.

Monday, November 07, 2005

"Place in sealed envelope."

Place the printed risk assessment and the completed medical questionnaire into a sealed envelope.
The questionnaire is for people who work with animals. To me this sounds like I'm supposed to take a sealed envelope and put something else in it.

I always have this kind of problem with directions. It's a miracle I don't bomb standardized tests.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Thursday, November 03, 2005