Friday, October 31, 2008

Dogs say hey

I want to be just like him.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

sitting in bed with husband and dogs

we have the downloaded ELO concert on our netflix magic box on the tv and we are both on our silly macbooks. I am pretty relaxed, thanks to hot yoga and a nice dinner. I came home to find a sweetpotato meatloaf meal--it was nice.
there are a lot of people playing strings on stage with this band. They keep saying "its great to be back in England, it's great to be back in England." There is a guy with a bright blue violin.

Meanwhile, have i mentioned how much I love Etsy? I can just sit around with the laptop and buy something just wonderful like this guy:

and with paypal, boom! it is travelling to my mail box immediately! cool.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

unsuccessful saturday

As I try to book our rooms/condo/etc for our trip in December I believe in a natural sense of entropy. Everything falls apart, including the human body and we have to rebuild and repair our old houses as needed.

Most people have a wish, a dream they work toward. It's nice to let it go and just sit back with a book and a drink. Many times we humans realize our dream is unattainable and we begin to resent our free time. Life is weird. I want to know how to do everything: cook mexican, use a sewing machine, use a synthesizer, play a piano, make the perfect fire in my wood stove, memorize the u.s. presidents, publish an amusing zine, find the mate that fits, etc. But the scattershot of my attention and interest has created a Lauri who can do and accomplish stuff okay but who has never excelled at any one perfect thing. Sometimes I feel betrayed by myself in this way. Everything is okay, is tolerable, but nothing is perfect.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

teeth and gums

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Yesterday I went to a dentist for the first time in maybe twenty years. Actually, when I was pregnant for Sal, I had masshealth so I took the opportunity to go to a dentist. But I didn't follow up because I didn't have dental insurance. But that was just the one time since I graduated college in 1988. Well, during that time I brushed at least twice a day and for the last ten years, flossed a couple times a week. This wasn't enough for my good oral health because the dentist called me today to tell me that when he looked at my xrays he could tell that I have major bone loss. I also have some gross stuff called calculus hanging around my teeth. what a bummer. and there is one small cavity.

and I was so proud of my remaining four wisdom teeth.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Harriet Rules, all dogs drool

Word From Harriet:
FVP, her new roomie reports: "She really seemed to like reclining on the (carpeted cat)perch next to the woodstove. She also fell asleep this morning on top of the dog, who was under the covers, which was pretty cute."
Things are looking up!

Friday, October 17, 2008

spider bite and draft beer

There are two blog-worthy subjects I want to write about but I don't have the time right now to give them their due. I need to giddy-up with the dressing and dog walking and work going, etc etc. Let's just leave it like this

Thanks, DbR, for taking my picture. Thanks Target for having this costume ready for me to "slip into" as I clamor through your aisles. And thank you chickens everywhere.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

thursday is a crazy kind of day...

sometimes i really want to close my door and stay quiet in my room. sometimes i don't want to take the towel off of my hair. sometimes i like music, sometimes i can't be bothered. i'm happy the cat is safely away from danger dogs. i sometimes feel my life is full of such sacrifices and even though it is the right thing to do (i.e. not selfish), i end up being the empty one. i don't ask for what i want all the time. it becomes too much trouble.

I like Figments' Twelve Bells. I was just listening to the song, "Settling" as I wrote the above. I wonder if it had some effect.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Anybody Want A Good Cat?

When I was in my twenties, I lived on Martha's Vineyard and I had a cat which was killed by two neighborhood dogs who had the run of the place. They came up onto my porch and smushed/bit my cat to death. It wasn't great.

Now I have the same situation pending in my own household. The dogs are fine with the cat separately but together they form a deathly pack who try to rustle her into a tight spot and...who knows? It didn't look good this morning for Harriet when I saved her from her trapped spot under the barstool with both dogs looming close by.

She's a good cat. She kills mice and moles and sleeps next to you, not on top. She's small and graceful. I'd like to save her life.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

not bad, not good

good ol' Four Leaf Clover. Pork coulda been more tender, though. I guess nothing compared to the pork I had yesterday. mmmm. The event was at a park in Northfield on the connecticut river and it was lovely, even with overcast skies and mosquitoes. I brought ginger cookies and oatmeal cookies and the H+O brought everything else, even the Holy Smokes catering bus. I ate rib after rib and felt guilty but there was enough for everyone, even with DbR and I interloping.-
Afterwards I went to the showing of M*A*S*H, the final movie of the all-Altman-all-the -time weekend at the Academy of Music. I only managed to go to see two out of the 10-something movies offered. It was interesting last night at M*A*S*H, a movie I have seen many times, because I got teary-eyed watching the beginning sequence of that lovely song playing over the helicopters carrying the wounded. I paid closer attention to the helicopters and the bloody actors playing soldiers strapped to the panniers of the 'copters and I was able to take in Altman's anti-war sentiment more acutely than ever, really feeling that the helicopters kept coming and coming and the song was so lovely sounding and sad. The bloody make up was done so well and gor-ily and the sight of the soldiers' hands hanging listlessly in the air as these casualties were toted along really brought the horror home. I felt it.

There is a quick scene toward the end of the beginning credits where one of the orderlies falls under a stretcher he is carrying and I was bewildered when I heard someone laugh in the audience. I realized that viewers of the tv show M*A*S*H have been programmed to be the laugh track and that was where many of my co-viewers last night were at. This show is a sitcom so it's funny; go ahead and laugh when someone falls down. But not me. I didn't laugh so much and that certainly did not diminish my enjoyment of the film. I did laugh once, during the football scene when the players crashed into 2 or 3 wheelchair-bound soldiers. Sure, it isn't funny really but I laughed.

coming up next: more Heroes, I hope

oh i just have to mention real quick and i hate to go off so i'll just say that i think it is total bullshit, these socialist ideas our lovely republican administration (present and hopeful) want to put in place to save their cronies' asses (and rich retirement plans). fuckers. where is their socialistic support when i'm buying my mutherfucking insulin every three weeks? AHHHHHHhhhhhHHH!

my husband..

..took me out for luncheon cheeseburgers at the local grease joint here in lovely downtown Greenfield. It was nice. So far this first day back to work after the long weekend has been a challenge. I trust that the tide will change now, post calorie rush.

Monday, October 13, 2008

I like this guy

I also love a monday off, yay.
We've been invited to a special Hope and Olive employee party catered by the folks from Holy Smokes today. I'm pretty happy about that. I feel like I haven't eaten all weekend! what the fuCk? hungry.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Why does Pickles lick David's comforter?

So today I made DbR's life "like magic" and then was called a "solid citizen". I do feel like both. I do feel very very sore from stacking wood. We got around 2 cords of wood and we stacked it into two lovely solid rows. My body is tired and sore. We received the netflix movie player for the tv. very exciting thing to have when one is bedridden with old sore body. ooooh, what'll we watch?