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A long-running personal blog shared by two authors with completely different approaches to life. And a lot of large, beautiful photographs of dogs and nature and places we've traveled to. Rich in commentary and irreverant in style. 


We started blogging a long time ago. Our work hours never aligned with recommended psychotherapists and we needed to get our thoughts out. We are great friends, total opposites and long-time housemates. This was a way to communicate. With each other. With strangers. With consumer marketers. With sub-par meteorologists. With distant friends who wanted to see pictures of stuff we were up to.

This is the place. Our bucket of thoughts to share. You are welcome. 
(We realize that most of you are here for the dog pictures.)

Recurring Truths and an Ugly Sheen


I finally got myself dressed and driven into the city Friday night for a friend’s birthday party (Happy now-belated BDAY Kim!) when I was confronted with two recurring truths.

#1 – I have no shoes that *actually fit my feet. They seem to be merely ‘close to my size’. Waxing between a size too large and a size too small. Thus making me appear as if I am a scoliosis patient that has to pee really badly.  To overcome this look I always smile ‘as brightly as I can’. Because my mother was a flight attendant and - no matter what – you must smile though hardships. Even if they are self inflicted. Actually *especially if they are self inflicted.

#2 – I talk about my dog too much. In my defense – I was brought up to expertly fill any awkward conversational pauses by above noted stewardess and her husband the PR guy, as a civic first aid duty.  I am here to make people comfortable and show them that I relate to them and am interested. And I am… but somehow I always end up standing somewhere, surrounded by nice, intelligent and interesting people with a picture of Hambone on my iPhone in their face. They give me the scared monkey smile I learned about on National Geographic and then their eyes yell “oh you sad scary freakish dog person, get away from me”.  I am no better than a Toddlers and Tiara’s pageant mom.

(speaking of which – this is funny- and related to T&T)

While I am on the topic of Hollywood – I have to say that Charlie Sheen is MUCH more entertaining now than he ever was on that show that I never watched. He has truly embraced his shortcomings. I think more people should fire their publicists and then go on every news outlet that will look them in the face – and ‘tell it like it is’.

Note to Sheen – the LAPD have access to network news and know where you live with your seven-gram rocks, prostitutes and polygamy aspirations.

Just sayin. But you go on and have fun – I’m probably wrong.

And another star who I did not much like  - John Stamos – came out with my favorite Sheen related tweet of the week:

"Contrary to the rumors, I am not replacing charlie sheen on two and half men. However, martin sheen has asked me to be his son."

Good stuff, no?

I'm almost sad I didn't have Charlie on my 2011 Death List. Maybe Micah can switch Martin for Charlie, as a favor to me. The points difference is huge.