I stayed up late to watch the tennis last night (damn you Andy Roddick and your adorable tennis player's bum) so my brain is fried today. Instead of a coherent post, I've got Tuesday Randomness. Enjoy!
It's snowing again in Vancouver and it is making me stabby. Wolfgang refuses to go outside when the temperature dips below zero and Stella is having a nasty foot issue because of the salt on the sidewalks. After each walk, I put her in an inch of warm water in the bathtub and try to soak the salt out from between her pads but she still licks and licks and licks until her feet are red and raw. The puppies and I would appreciate the arrival of Spring soon, mmmkay?
Speaking of puppies and foot issues, I recently bought a PediPaws nail trimmer. Stella loses her shit whenever I try to clip her nails and I am really anxious about clipping them too short and hurting her. So I've got the PediPaws and I've read the instruction booklet about how to introduce it to your puppy, and I've watched the online video demonstration, but Stella is having none of it. She will sniff the PediPaws and let me hold it near her while it's on (but only if I've got a treat I'm bribing her with) but as soon as I try to get near her paw, she's off and running. Does anyone have a PediPaws and/or expert advice on how to use it on a non-cooperative dog?
I won Angella's itunes contest a few weeks ago and just spent my itunes dollars. I bought David Usher's new EP Live From Montreal, Fleet Foxes' self-titled album, and Hideaway by The Weepies. If I was spending real money instead of free money, I probably wouldn't buy Live From Montreal. It's a bit of a luxury item because I already own all of David Usher's albums so I've already got the songs featured on the live EP. I'm glad I got it though because it is fabulous. He plays around with his songs when he plays them live, so although I've already got the songs, I now have different versions of them. The Weepies album is great, though there really isn't a stand out song for me yet. Fleet Foxes ... well ... I think I am just not cool enough to get Fleet Foxes. I had read a lot about the band and I think I may have hyped them up too much in my mind. I've only listened to the entire album once though, so maybe I just need a few more listen-throughs before I like it. Maybe Fleet Foxes are an acquired taste? What are you listening to and loving right now? I could also use some book recommendations too, if anyone's got any.