Friday, 12 June 2009

Baby Please Open Your Heart And Catch My Disease

Friday Faff: I'm Highly Medicated Don't Judge My Rambling Edition

I have spent the last two days dying of a throat/ear blight. This morning I woke up and could feel it in my chest. And yet ... it's Friday and calling in sick on a Friday is a major no-no in my office. So here I am, at work, spreading my nasty germs around.

Suffice it to say, I will not be at the BlogHer Vancity event tomorrow. I've got to be way out in the suburbs by 2pm for Cat's engagement party and I'm thinking I may need the morning to rest up. Who knows ... maybe tomorrow morning I'll wake up feeling fine and I'll crash the meet-up. Anyway, to anyone who is going tomorrow: I'm really disappointed I won't get to meet/see you. Hopefully next time I won't be a disgusting bag of disease and I will be able to go.

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In other news, I forgot to write my 10th Monthiversary post. I'll, uh, get on that. At some point. Maybe.

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After months of being jerked around by multiple car dealerships, Shawn and I were able to trade in our cars and consolidate to one car. I lost some cash on my car but Shawn managed to break even. We are now the proud owners of a 2007 VW GTI. She's gorgeous.

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Oh! I almost forgot. This happened on Tuesday but I have been stewing about it since. The pups and I were at the dog park. I noticed Stel acting a bit weird so I called her over and discovered a really sticky, strawberry flavoured, giant wad of bubblegum stuck to her foot. It was all up in between her toes, under her nails, stuck in her fur, ALL OVER. It took me so long to get it all off. I made the poor thing stand in the bathtub full of coldish water while I tried to scrape it off. Her foot is a little sore (the pad is a bit raw) but I figured it was better than her chewing the gum off her foot and eating it.

So. If you are in a dog park, don't spit your fucking gum on the ground. This goes for the asshats who smoke while in the dog park also. Put your trash / gum / cigarette butts in the garbage/poop receptacle the parks people so kindly provide. My dogs (especially Stella) eat everything. She has eaten more cigarette butts than I can count. THIS CAN'T BE GOOD FOR HER. Aaannd I'm done ranting.

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Tonight is the Stanley Cup final. I'm cheering for the Penguins because the Red Wings really annoy me for some reason (probably because they win all the time.) And because Mermanda lives in Pittsburgh and I don't know/read anyone who lives in Detroit.

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So that's all I've got. What's going on in your world? Do I have any Vancouver readers who are going to the meet-up tomorrow?

15 comments:

  1. Sorry dude but I'm going to be cheering for the Red and White all night!

    Hope you're feeling better and nice choice on the car!

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  2. First, I hope you feel better.

    Second, I think you need to one-up this BlogHer meet-up promise and say next time you will actually come to BlogHer!!! Or at least come visit me in Chicago.

    And third, may you pretty please not have as awful luck with your VW as I and a number of my friends have had with ours. I cannot wait to dump my car in favor of Sweets' much older, gas guzzling SUV.

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  3. People seriously need to stop throwing trash everywhere. That's why we have trash cans!!! Poor Stella.

    I hope you feel better! And your work sucks for making you come in. I hope everyone gets sick in your office and maybe that will teach them a lesson.

    Too harsh?

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  4. Being sick on a Friday totally sucks. Hope you're feeling better soon!

    I haven't been watching hockey, as I hate both Pittsburgh and Detroit, but I may just watch this game, as it is the Stanley Cup finals, after all.

    The BlogHer meetup sounds cool, but I'm not very connected with many local bloggers, plus I have such HUGE social anxiety. I have nothing to do this weekend, but meeting up with strangers totally freaks me out. Maybe I'll look into it for another year. Have fun, if you do end up going!

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  5. I'd be down for a dog park etiquette co-post. The world needs one.

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  6. Yay!!! Go Pens!!

    And I agree on the dog park issues... very annoying.

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  7. EW to the gum! How are people possibly that rude???

    Hope you feel better tomorrow so your weekend can be fully enjoyed!

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  8. boo, i hope you feel better :-(

    and i'm with nilsa, i think the only way to make up tomorrow is to COME TO BLOGHER! please? :-)

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  9. Hope you're better soon!

    I just sent you my cell number in the off chance you want to come down later ;)

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  10. Poor Stella! Hope her paw feels better soon!
    Not going to the meet-up. Too chickenshit.

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  11. Even though I love you, I'd be super bitter if I worked with you right now and you were germifying the office. I hope you feel better soon.

    And poor Stella and her little raw paw!

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  12. I hope you feel better soon. Being sick in the summer is the worst.

    Also, people suck (re: the gum at the dog park).

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  13. Boo, feel better soon. And I'm in agreement over the dog park suggestions, I mean, GEEZ PEOPLE.

    I'm going to the meetup tomorrow! Too bad you can't make it, I would have liked to meet you. But we do both live in Vancouver :)

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  14. Congrats on the new VW! I got one myself recently and from one VW owner to another, aren't they the BEST cars in the world? (ok, maybe not the world, but close)

    The behavior of people in dog parks is shocking. Often the dogs are better behaved than their "parents!"

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