Friday, January 27, 2006

Puppy Pics!

The next three pics were taken today.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Birthday with Britney et co.

I've long known, and been proud of the fact, that I share a birthday with Britney Spears.

Today I was reminded that I share a birthday with Monica Seles. Used to know that, had forgotten.

Learned today for the first time that I also share my birthday with Gianni Versace. Fun stuff.

Who famously shares your birthday?

Monday, January 23, 2006

Kobe's 81

I'm not what you, or anyone else, might call a Kobe fan, but 81 points in one game is incredible. A non-overtime game to boot.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

hit Counter

On January 12th of this year, I added a "hit Counter" to my blog. It tallies only unique visitors, so that whenever I am viewing/adding to/tinkering with my blog, the number is not affected. Therefore, it does not tally every visit you make, only the first one, unless, I suppose, you view from a different computer each time. From the time of its installation up until this sentence being written, there have been 67 unique viewers. Say what? I thought it would take about 4 years, 3 months, 2 days, and 1 hour to reach 67 unique visitors.

Who are all these people and where are they coming from?
And why aren't they sparking the glow?!?

Friday, January 20, 2006

The Ball Game

I became familiar with the ball game a few weeks ago. I was able to coast through most of the levels, with a couple of the levels taking more than one attempt, but then came Level 11. Oh boy, Level 11. ---

Wow. When I started this post, I had last played the ball game about a week and a half ago. (Actually I have no idea how long it's been). I just played again, and was able to finally figured out Level 11. Give the game a try eh.

Good luck!

Also, I encourage you to read Brad's latest post.

He's a smart dude.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Single Viewing

Last night. 6:30pm. Biscotti walks out the door. I have stubbornly refused to go see Harry Potter with her. It's not that I don't like the Harry Potter movies, I just didn't want to go see the latest release in the theatre when I've already gone to see the latest release in the theatre. And if Biscotti hadn't seen it yet, then I could've been convinced to go see it again. But it was Biscotti with whom I saw it. In the past, Biscotti had said that she wouldn't go see a movie by herself, it would just be too weird. "There's a first for everything" she stated last night. She saw it on the imax screen at Silvercity Riverport and says there were quite a few people there by themselves.

Reminds me of a friend of mine who was living in Colorado a few years ago. The movie American Beauty came out, and he was hearing rave reviews, so he decided to go see it solo-style. By the end, he couldn't figure out why the rave reviews, until he realized he had just watched a slightly different movie: American Pie.

How many of you would go see a movie by yourself?
Maybe some of you already have.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Dog Quotes

Going through my email account and jettisoning many old emails, I came across one that my mama sent me in the summer of 2002. It fits the current environment, and I can now delete it from my email as it will live here for posterity.

Dog Quotes

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue. -Anonymous

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. -Ann Landers

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. -Ben Williams

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. -Josh Billings

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. -Andrew A. Rooney

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made. -M.Facklam

Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people,who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate. -Sigmund Freud

If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons. -James Thurber

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. -Robert Benchley

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult. -Rita Rudner

Dogs need to sniff the ground; it's how they keep abreast of current events. The ground is a giant dog newspaper, containing all kinds of late-breaking dog news items, which, if they are especially urgent, are often continued in the next yard. -Dave Barry

Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog. -Franklin P. Jones

If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise. -Unknown

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That's almost $21.00 in dog money. -Joe Weinstein

Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend; inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx

Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul -- chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth! -Anne Tyler

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. -Robert A. Heinlein

Monday, January 02, 2006

Additions to the Family

New Year's Eve was a great day for Biscotti and I. A few weeks ago, Biscotti was searching for dogs to adopt. She saw that a stray dog was taken in by the Coquitlam Animal Shelter, been given a quick exam and was found to be pregnant. We went to visit with the 8 puppies and filled out a long and detailed application. Upon hearing us mention that we'd love to adopt two of them, a staff member sugested we write that on the application, so we did. In several different sections.

Can you guess what happened two weeks later? The phone call came on Thursday the 29th, and we picked our two puppies up at noon on the 31st.

Welcome to the family Maui and Holly!

Tildy is on edge, but for several years she
lived with two dogs, one of them being quite large, so she should be okay in due time.

(Click on the two smaller pics to enlarge)