Thursday, August 05, 2010

Eat hot death...


This is how he looked most of the day yesterday. Holding his paw up like that because he hurt it somehow. We were just walking along in the park when suddenly he started shrieking and then lay down on his back. He refused to walk on his paw though when I manipulated it, I could see no injury and he didn't cry louder. Weird. Of course this happened at the point that was the very farthest from home on our long walk. I had to carry him all the way back. I felt so bad for the little guy and also helpless but I also know these things often just work themselves out. Which is of course what happened. I did give him half an aspirin in the afternoon and by dinnertime, he started walking normally again.

We saw Inception. Meh. Neither of us was blown away, maybe the hype jaded us. Oh we both liked it but agreed that the bang bang gunniness over and over was a bit much. More interesting to me that day was the amazing tropical downpours that we had. We got 3.03 inches of rain at our house, more than I think I've ever seen in a single day. It just poured and poured and didn't stop. It gave us a good chance to inspect the leaks in the garage. One looks like it's just a matter of putting a little Mighty Putty (shit really works dudes) on it while the other looks a little more complicated. Luckily it's just the garage so there's no rush.

While I was playing Scrabble (Literati on Yahoo) on line the other day, my opponent got a bit chatty because he got really lucky and beat me despite my way superior ranking. What I found strange was how he kind of introduced himself. "Boston here and I hate the messiah occupying the white house." Is this really how we identify ourselves now? By announcing whom we hate? I'm fairly sure that during the Bush years I never would have said, "Hi I'm Torn and I loathe the moron who stole the election." Oh sure it would have been true, I just never would have said it. When the guy learned that I lived in Canada, he immediately said, "You got that healthcare then." I remarked that, yes, it's run by the province and there's a second sales tax that pays for it so it probably comes out to the same thing out of pocket. His response? It can't be good if it's run by the government. My prejudice would lean the same way, but profit taking from my health care also seems like a conflict of interest. Private companies would certainly tend to better efficiency, but better health care I'm not so sure.

Best part of yesterday? Receiving a text from Em that read, "Eat hot death Christianist h8ers!" I knew Prop 8 had been overturned. Hopefully the Supreme Court will eventually uphold this overturning and settle this issue once and for all. Of course an overturning of the overturning is also possible which would be a dark day for all of us. Fingers crossed.

12 comments:

Blobby said...

Fingers cross, indeed.

Poor Georgie. He deserves to be carried everywhere though.

CoffeeDog said...

That dog is SO GAY :-) In a good way...

With regards to your scrabble mate - people are strange. Agree that I would not introduce myself as The One Who Hates The Man Who Stole The Election!

Jabacue said...

Yes, fingers crossed! It's time for the US to join the rest of the 'Western World'.

Poor Georgie! They get so helpless don't they.

rox said...

Aw! Poor Georgie! Nothing like sore tatas to ruin a good walk.

Someone beat you at Scrabble?! That's my goal in life! =)

sophie said...

woohoo that's all I can say!
Oh Yeah I walked passed Ellen Page in the park last spring. SO weird because I know her father, mother and stepma and still couldn't say HI...weird!

Anonymous, too said...

Rox, that's the first time I've ever seen anyone use "tatas" as a synonym for feet! I've usually seen it used for "boobs". As in "The Playmate of the Year has some bodacious tatas."

While Georgie, like most male mammals, has some rudimentary mammary glands, there is no way I'd describe them as "tatas"!

Anyway, he may have sprained a toe by stepping on a pebble (or something) in the wrong way. If his foot is still sore in a day or two, or if it starts to swell up, consult your favorite vet.

Lastly, if the Supremes eventually do overturn Prop 8, will Torn & Spouse go get married in the US, just so they're legally hitched on both sides of the border?

Anonymous said...

To anomymous,
Ta Ta is communlly used in French to say to your friends "à bientôt" (See you soon)
It is used with a gesture of hand, from right to left. So Rox, by using tatas was actualy right on using the terme since it involve the paw of a love one.

Yes, if the laws permit myself to live as a human been, I would mary Tornwordo again in the US not to be legally hitched on both sides of the border. But to just have the right to live happily.
Spouse

Anonymous, too said...

Serge, Thank you for the language lesson. I knew "ta-ta" was used for "goodbye", but did not know it was also used for the hand (or paw) used to wave goodbye.

Hope Georgie is feeling better, and that you get your wish about that US marriage.

Anonymous said...

The Judge that ruled against Prop 8 is Gay. The religious right said he was just voting from his own personal experience and not impartially...Uh...DUH! Ted

Rick said...

Poor Georgie...hope he's doing better.

Brigitta said...

Be glad that your dog is not a cat! Otherwise you might very well have killed Georgie by your self medication with aspirin! For cats this painkiller is pure poison. But to dogs it can also do big harm if you ovedose it, which happens much easier than with humans. Dogs do not tolerate aspirin well. If you love your dog you should please *never* give him no drug whatsoever without asking your vet first. What helps you might kill him. It´s as simple as that.

Patricia said...

Poor lil guy. Indi did the same thing one time on a walk. Just jumped and fell down and limped like crazy for a few steps and then lay down and refused to move. I was only a couple blocks from home but it took me 20 minutes to get us there! Glad he's feeling better.