This picture has very little to do with anything other than - that's my puppy and damn he's cute. And Feisty. I like him. A lot. For once, I got exactly what I paid for.
I have been really busy these last 10 or 12 days; too busy to have any interest in sitting in front of computer any MORE when I get home. My brain is just too hurty to take any more.
On Friday I remembered a far away friends birthday was Saturday, and got home to find she had sent me presents. Even in my twisty little head, that didn't seem right, but it did seem perfectly Mandy. So for her birthday, I got water pistols, bubbles, Trader Joe's espresso soda (haven't tried it yet, can't wait) and GIANT macadamia nut cookies who were baked by a bakery with my very own last name. Don't ask me to share, because as of this writing, there is exactly ONE left, and I doubt you people are getting it. This has to be one of the best ways ever to end a busy week. I wish I could have joined her on her birthday trip to some very cool place who's name I can't remember.
Anytime I get to complaining about wishing I had the money to do all the fun stuff that responsibility gets in the way off, I am reminded of something my mom used to say, "You should have been born rich instead of beautiful" - kind of a classic thing for a mom to say, right? I'll tell you what though, if I had unlimited funds right now, I think I'd use it to pay someone to kick the ass of every professional athlete on the planet. I'd like to take this opportunity to offer (courtesy of the Redneck Scottsdale Princess) a big old "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" salute to all these -over-inflated-ego-having-lack-of-morality-compassionless-thoughtless-careless-brainless-sense of entitlement- fuckwads.
I started a full-on rant here about all of the latest athletic idiots in the news, and got depressed by it to the point I had to walk away for an hour or so. So... I'm not posting all that. Suffice to say, I'm disgusted and totally turning in my NFL fan card. I don't know how exactly I'm going to fill Sundays in the fall/winter, but I believe it will be with people and animals that deserve my energy, money, love, compassion and time.While I haven't registered yet, I'm starting to train for a half marathon this fall. It's been too long since I followed a strict training schedule and even longer since I earned a t-shirt the hard way. I'm overdue. Wish me injury free running, please. I'll train through them, as I have before, but I gotta say it'd be nice to not have to fight quite that hard.
Happy shiny new week friends.
I'm off for a dog walk followed by a glass of cold white wine on my front porch.
Wish you were here.