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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Currently listening to...

Sometimes, when I get in the car and I know it's going to be a 20+ minute drive, I like to have some tunage to sing along to. To which... I can sing along...? Anyway, grammatical correctness aside, I like singing in the car. Lucky for me I found the perfect CD that really lets my inner American Idol shine: Regina Spektor's Far. I love, love, love this album. (Yes, I still say album.) It's full of quirky lyrics and beautiful melodies. She's got amazing range and even sings like a dolphin on 1 of the tracks. For reals. Don't tell me that's not enticing.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Perseverance

So back in early spring, I bought this Kong-on-Steroids for She-Who-Eats-A-Lot. The correct name for the kong is the Kong Wobbler and it's awesome. You fill it with treats and your pup has to knock it around to get the delicious treasures inside to fall out. I thought it'd be a great way for Mila to use some brain power and figure out a way to get the munchables out. Well turns out she was a little low on brain power when I first brought this home because she had no idea what to do with it. She'd sniff the opening and she knew there were treats inside, but she was too afraid to play with it. After about a week of her highly ineffective "sniff, then run away really fast" technique, I put it away and sobbed over the $20 I'd never see again. Not really, but I was a little sad because I was so sure she was going to love it. Well, fast forward to 2 days ago when I was rummaging through old dog toys and found the wobbler in the back of the closet. I figured maybe we should have another go at it. And wouldn't you know, someone has finally figured out how to get the treats out. It's safe to say this is her new favorite toy.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Inspiration

I know, I know. I've been gone for a while. I've been consumed by work and studying lately, so please give me a break. I don't even have time for a full post today, but I just found something that was too good to not post. The New Dress A Day blog. This young lady is taking 365 ugly dresses and using only $365 to make them pretty. So creative and talented, I tell you. I can't wait until this exam is behind me so that I have more time to dive into more creative projects...rather than study about soil bearing capacities. zzzzzzzzz........