nightdog_barks: Illustration of a white rabbit dressed in a formal red coat (Redcoat Rabbit)
1) I made our fresh granola a couple of days ago (we use pecan pieces instead of pistachios), using honey instead of maple syrup, and omg it was STICKY. I had no idea honey would make such a difference. It's good, but I think I still prefer maple syrup.

2) I have been wearing a heart monitor for almost a week now. It consists of three electrodes that you attach to yourself -- they lead to a monitor about the size of a cigarette pack that clips onto the waistband of whatever one is wearing, and the cigarette pack talks to what looks for all the world like a repurposed smart phone. It's all actually not as annoying as I'd feared it would be -- I can sleep with it, and I usually don't feel the electrodes at all. It's very awkward taking off and putting on shorts/pants/etc., though. Last day for monitoring is next Saturday. Ready now. :-P

3) Starting to hear thunder from the line of storms rolling our way. Yee haw.
nightdog_barks: (Tumbling Dice)
Very cool (almost chilly) and very damp today after some morning rain. Tomorrow it's supposed to rain more. That rhyme about April showers is a lie.

Heart is still doing the flippy-flop thing, so more tests are in order. Yay me. :-P

I have been watching David Shore's new show, Houdini & Doyle, and I'm liking it. I am not a fan of Michael Weston, but he is surprisingly tolerable in this as Harry Houdini, and I really like Stephen Mangan as Conan Doyle. Rebecca Liddiard is also good as a female police constable, and between the three of them, they make this (admittedly silly) show a decent hour of entertainment. YMMV.

Reading John Harwood's The Ghost Writer and it is okay. Just got Louise Erdrich's and Joe Hill's new novels, LaRose and The Fireman, respectively, and am really looking forward to reading them.

Layla has an odd (?) new habit of coming to me, sitting down, and giving me a paw to hold. Then she'll give me her other paw, so that she's ... sitting up. With me holding her front paws. She seems to like this. :D
nightdog_barks: (The Girl)
The writer Jim Harrison passed away yesterday, at the age of 78. This has always been one of my favorite poems.

Barking


The moon comes up.
The moon goes down.
This is to inform you
that I didn’t die young.
Age swept past me
but I caught up.
Spring has begun here and each day
brings new birds up from Mexico.
Yesterday I got a call from the outside
world but I said no in thunder.
I was a dog on a short chain
and now there’s no chain.


~ Jim Harrison, 1937 - 2016
From Poetry, September 2008

Wednesday

Feb. 4th, 2015 02:14 pm
nightdog_barks: (Witty Repartee)
So life continues apace, with the world turned upside down because of a small black puppy (although she is growing by leaps and bounds, and has discovered her Barking Voice). I am behind on everything. The only thing I can call my own right now is this wonderful cold Mister Nightdog has given me. :-P
nightdog_barks: Illustration close-up of an owl's face (Owl Face)
Things what we have learned. (This is mainly about the Newest Member of the Nightdog Family, so feel free to skip. Although it does include her new name.)

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What else? I have nothing else. Five makes a post. I am working on answering comments. You guys are awesome. :D
nightdog_barks: (Ka-blam Calvin)
And nope, she still doesn't have a name. Probably by this weekend, though.

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Wednesday

Jan. 7th, 2015 01:36 pm
nightdog_barks: (Puppy Toss)
Adopted a puppy this morning.

She's a Black Lab mix, black with maybe a tiny bit of white on her chest. She's about two to three months old, and she and her siblings (a litter of nine) were dumped out in the countryside by some asshole. Her shelter name is Sophie, but I don't think that's her Real Name. Maybe it's Peapod, pronounced Peepod. Because she peed on me. Heh.

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