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March 2017



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ace the wonder dog


It's a good thing I have a responsible dog, because I failed responsible dog ownership and forgot to take out the trash with the turkey bones in it for two nights running. The GRD, when I remembered this morning, just looked at me mildly as if to say, "A gentleman doesn't trash-pick, Mom."

I'd say he was the Amazing Dog With No Bad Habits (hawkwing_lb opines that perhaps he's an alien in a dog suit come to study our culture, but if she's right--and she may be--they need to work on their understanding of what Earth  Dogs look like), but there is the cat stalking and right now he's running the length of the house, from window to window, chasing squirrels from inside.

The impressive part is when he stands up like a bear on his back legs to look out the screen door, because he knows he's not supposed to put his paws on the screen.

In a minute here we have to go for our run, and then come back and work on Chill. (Goal for today, two chapters of the second pass. There will also be a third pass, for continuity, so I don't so that embarrassing thing where I change something and then neglect to change it somewhere else. Which of course would never happen around here, with our exacting standards of quality control.)


I'm thinking about my packing for Seattle (I leave Friday afternoon) and being amused by the number of different pairs of shoes I am going to need. Which, for many people, I suspect would be picking out heels and pumps and so on. Me, I'm trying to decide if I should pack the cordovan mary janes OR the black chinese style slippers, and if I can get away with leaving behind any of: hiking boots, running shoes, Tevas, climbing shoes, goth boots (which count as athletic footwear... *g*)...

I think I will wear the Goff Boots to save space. That should be fun at the metal detector. Thank dog they have zippers.


I generally travel in boots.

It helps muchly if you can walk with the boots unzipped, at least out of the secured area.
I usually try to wear really interesting socks through security. *g*
yep! Wear the ones that would take up too much space in your suitcase. Always works for me.
also putting them back on again!
I love the image of you stomping up to the security gate.
I don't think you can leave ANY of those shoes behind. Maybe tie the running shoes and climbing shoes together as a kind of funky footwear necklace?

(I have been tempted to try and get more than one pair on my feet at a time to make sure I've got ALL the shoes I need.)
Thank GOD I'm a butch jock. I'd hate to think how many shoes I would need if I were a femme jock.
Thankfully, hiking boots are pretty multi-occasional, but it's been years since I climbed and I suppose city walls have different criteria than climbing walls.
Jesus. Lily just ate an entire box of Turkish Delight and the sofa, the carpet, my laptop and my jeans now come with sugar topping.

Can we swap? She's really sweet, honest, guv.
*g* You might have to throw in a sweetener on that deal...
What a great dog. :grin:
All the bad habits ace does not have? Cody got them. Good news. He's not MY dog.
i'm glad that you have goff boots.
Me too. *g*
Coming to Seattle?

Well, maybe you could skip the Tevas....

And on a more serious note, are you actually going to have time for hiking and climbing?

(hmm, must find babysitter so I can make it to the reading series this year)
Well, I'm planning on it.
Heh. I'm right this moment investigating good local day-hike possibilities with which to entice her, in fact.
Fifty is, um. Not cold. *g*

I've never been to Vancouver. I have made no plans for signings, but it might be fun to jaunt up for the day if I can find somebody to go with me.
I'm surprised TPC didn't go after the bones. :)
She's not much for people food.
Mine aren't generally, but if it's meat or fish, then they are interested. Very interested.
Forecast in Seattle this weekend is for cloudy and mid-50s to mid-70s. Rain keeps showing up and then going away (right now they're saying rain tomorrow and 4 JULY but none this weekend).

This weekend is Seattle Pride. The parade is on Sunday if you want to join us. :)