Friday, January 20, 2006

I have entered The Noobers in all-out fight to the, fight to the cuteness.

My poor, poor, ugly dog.

In other dog-related news I have purchased a pair of "doggles." When my manager asked why I was buying them I told her "I'm going to wear them." And I am. I had to modify them a bit but they're still more comfortable than any other human goggles I've worn.

To the Dog-mobile!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Classes are in full swing and I feel very good about them so far.

Antics since the time of the last post include:

1. Accidentally sneaking into my little brother Luis's wrestling meet and saving 3 dollars. (It really was an accident; I can't help it if some people are intimidiated by dark-skinned people with shaved heads and satchels.)

2. While working at the pet store this weekend, it was my job to transfer the bunnies from the back room to the front of the store. This was fairly easy; I just picked up bunnies and put them in a pen I had prepared. I was carrying the last bunny when I passed by the dog toy aisle. I grabbed a toy stuffed bunny that was white like the bunny I was carrying. As I approached the front counter I shouted to my supervisor "Hey Amy! Catch the bunny!" and I flung the toy bunny in a high arc towards her. She managed to catch it. Fair play to her. After she got over the initial shock of me hurling what she though were live animals, she found it pretty amusing. I'm just glad I didn't mix up the toy bunny and the real bunny.

3. I am in the process of trying to get new contact lenses. I've been wearing this two-week pair for about...3 months? They've withstood the test of time and I have yet to get any weird eye diseases, but I think it's time for new ones. The problem is that my prescription is only good for a year and I can't order more contacts without paying for a new eye exam. My prescriptions haven't changed in the past four years, so I tried to go through a website to order contacts. The website wanted a confirmation of my prescription, so I got a copy of my last prescription, forged them very poorly, and faxed it in. I just received an email saying my lenses are on their way.

That's about it for antics, I think. But the year is young.

Monday, January 16, 2006

I can now add "sugar glider" and "chinchilla" to the list of animals that have bitten me. The sugar gliders hang out in little cloth pouches and I when I poked some food in for them there was an explosion of fur and teeth. I escaped relatively unscathed.

I can't really complain. Some other guy was bitten by one of the puffer fish while he was cleaning its tank.

Sunday was the annual marathon here in Tempe. I didn't run it this year. I felt I lacked the physical, mental, and financial resources to try it again. However, I did give some sick kittens their medicine and wear a ferret on my head. Not at the same time.

School begins soon. I've stumbled into mostly biology classes and another chemistry class. No swimming this year. Did I mention I failed swimming? Yeah, tradition dictates that I have to fail an un-failable course at least once every academic year. I didn't drown. It just got cold outside. Take a swimming course during the winter semester? What was I thinking?

I'm hoping to weasel into some kind of writing class before the week is out. Come to think of it, I'm hoping for a lot of things.

Good night.