Saturday, December 15, 2007


I went into Petsmart today to buy cat food. We were waiting in line and Desmond was asking about the dog grooming that they were doing there. I was pretty impressed that a dog would stand there while this lady used electric clippers on him. Then I saw how she was holding him. Her arm was over his hind legs with her hand coming back under him between his legs firmly holding his junk. While I was contemplating this, a lady walks in w/ her dog and excitedly asks if Santa will be there in 15 minutes. The cashier tells her yes and she asks where exactly he'll be. The cashier points out the area and I realize there were already a bunch of people w/ their dogs waiting for Santa over there. I'm kicking myself for not sticking around to watch this, but these people looked like they would be pissed if I wasted Santa's time by letting my kids sit with him.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Parental Dilemma

I've tried to be a good parent this year. I started buying Christmas candy at the grocery store well before Thanksgiving. But I feel like I'm mistreating my kids b/c I'm nibbling away at their Halloween candy. I figured if it was more than a month old then it was fair game. Still I feel like I should be eating red and green gumdrops instead of sweetart skeleton bones. I hope you the spirit of the season moves you to forgive me.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

89 Cavalier & 74 Jailbreak - Indestructible

I was driving to work the other day and I was stopped behind a tractor trailer at a stoplight except there were cars going through the light in the other lane. The truck started backing up and I honked my horn until he stopped. We went through the same ritual a second time, but the third time I figured I should back up. Only he was going faster this time and hit my car. I got out to check the damage and there wasn't any. I was pretty impressed that my car could withstand a ramming from a tractor trailer (presumably hauling a load of lead). Then when I got home I was cleaning up and noticed 74 Jailbreak was making a rattling noise. When I opened the case the disc had a piece missing from the edge. I put it in the cd player and it still worked fine (I ended up listening to the whole thing to make sure. From now on I'd like to be referred to as 72 Dan.