Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Hump day haps
It takes a lot to get him to this point. A good hour of running around and playing "chase me" with the ball he found in the park. We've been going every day because for the next six weeks I'm going to be balls to the wall busy with work. I make about a fourth of my annual income in this late Sept to beginning of Nov window so he'll just have to understand. I had a terrible dream last night that he had escaped and when I found him at the dog pound, they had already agreed to sell him to someone else since they only hold the dogs for 48 hours. (not true IRL) Then I had to say goodbye to him as the new owner was there picking him up and calling him "Snoopy". When I woke up, I was relieved to find him snuggled up against me in bed. I rarely have nightmares, but I think that qualifies.
We've been watching a lot of movies lately as well. Mostly art house flicks and lesser known titles. Much of the time we understand why the movie didn't become a blockbuster - there are a lot of lame flicks made, especially in the "gay" title section. But one movie really did it to me. Serge refused to watch it because he doens't watch "dog" movies. It was called Kachi. Have you seen it? I cried more than in Marley and Me but not it the same way. In M&M it was a sad, sad cry, while in Kachi, it was a cry of love for the loyalty of that dog. I really loved the film and that it was a true story made it even better.
We've had our computers for five years now and Serge ordered a new one for himself which he has been busy squaring away. Once he's done with that, I'll inherit his (it has more memory and a bigger hard drive) and mine will go to MIL I believe. One thing we discovered with the printer is that for five years every time we have a print job a window will pop up on my computer asking for a confirmation of the print job. It doesn't matter from which machine the print job is submitted, you still have to accept on my machine. Well, after five years we finally noticed the little box to check "do not show this window again". Five years of lamity people, it's got to be a record.
The last little tidbit I've got to share with you is something I learned this week. Your brain knows if you have real sugar in your mouth or fake sugar. When you are chewing something in your mouth, your brain is already giving instructions to the body based on what you're tasting. Regardless of whether or not you actually swallow, balls have already been gotten rolling in the body. For example, they had runners gargle with sugar water and sugar substitute water and then spit it out. The real sugar runners performed better because the brain anticipated the new energy source being ingested. So the brain knows even though, and especially with the new kinds of sugar substitutes, we can't tell with our conscious brain that it's not real sugar. Cool huh?