Archive for September, 2005

One Month

So, it’s a month later. Loki’s a month bigger. He’s about 4 1/2 months old now. He is very good in many respects: he’s house trained, he doesn’t chew on or destroy things that aren’t his, he’s not too rambunctious. He is also not perfect in some ways: he just doesn’t listen sometimes (he can hear us and knows what he’s supposed to do but doesn’t really want to listen), he plays too rough with the other little dog in the house. Overall, we couldn’t ask for much more.

Except maybe that he doesn’t hump his stuffed animals. But we’re taking care of that in 2 weeks. *SNIP*


There’s a lot of construction between my house and my office. Every morning it’s like navigating a gauntlet. From one day to the next, it’s almost impossible to tell what roads will be opened or closed. I think in the beginning of the construction season (there were dinosaurs), they at least tried to notify people. You’d see signs saying, “Road will be closed starting August 1” or whatever. Then you’d see that sign on some other road saying it was going to be closed. And eventually I think those workers got sick of lugging that sign around every day, and they chucked it off of a bridge. Then they told there boss, “Uhh, no, I don’t know what happened to it. Some damn kid most have taken it.” So then they couldn’t notify us of roads closing anymore. And now the only notice we get is an orange sign that says “Road work ahead” on the day it’s happening and anyone’s guess is as good as mine as to what that might mean. Sometimes it means they’re fixing something on the side of the road, and sometimes the entire road is closed. So, every morning we cross our fingers, take a deep breath and hope we make it to work without having to turn around more than twice.

Oh yeah, I also hate it when you’re at a four way stop that expands from a single lane to two at the intersection to allow people to turn right without waiting and someone wants to save 20 seconds so they go out into the right lane and then go straight and try to merge back into the lane.