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Crofton, MD, 21114

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.)

My Step Count, Hometown Politics and Zombies


I am an American. This means that I am like a mosquito to any new tech gadget. I like data about my life. Even if the data is shameful.

This data is shameful.

But even though I hardly ever reach my '10,000 steps a day' goal - my average is around 7,500 steps a day - I feel more productive knowing that my activity is being logged. I seriously do.

If I don't have my UP Band on I resent even going the distance to the bathroom.  It's like working for no money. Somehow. To me.

So when my beloved UP Band broke recently. And I had to have it replaced.

For the fourth time. (#noseriously) Well, I lost the will to walk. 

Yenny says that her FitBit does more accurate recording of activity. But it's one of those things that clips on to your waistband. So of course the one that I had fell into the toilet.

That was a long thinking moment there in the bathroom that day. A decision needed to be made. 

I no longer have a Fitbit.

Actually I used a chopstick to retrieve it, washed it up and gave it to my dad.

(Hi Dad!)

Anyhow. I got my new UP Band back. It is working again and now Yenny is going to do the ultimate test.

She is going to wear her Fitbit, her Nike Fuelband and my UP Band all at the same time for the whole day and review the results. That is happening tomorrow. Look for her report.

NEXT - Politics

As stated above, I do tend to walk around the neighborhood for steps and recently while I was out [dragging my lazy-ass dog down the sidewalk] I passed a political sign that I actually had to go back and read again.

It seems Baxter is running for County Executive.

This of course meant one thing.

My dog must now run for office.


We printed out this postcard and sent it to the home with the Baxter yard sign. And then this morning I ran across another Baxter sign in another local yard. WTF? Do you know how expensive it is to have corrugated signs printed up for your pets political campaign? CAUSE I DO (now) AND LET ME TELL YOU - IT AIN'T FREE. I'm going to try and trick Yenny into paying for it. She's rich. If only she drank. *sigh.

And one last bit of small town news - we seem to have a Zombie problem. Well, a problem large enough to require a "Response Team."

I must have passed that truck 20 times before I realized what it said. I remember blinking a lot while looking at it. 

If you don't think that is funny all by itself - consider that this truck has been parked across the street from an Elementary School for two months now. I saw my child almost pee himself after realizing what it said. Those kids at that school must be waking up screaming in the middle of the night. :) I love this truck.