Sunday, February 20, 2011

Weekend update


Peen alert! Yesterday there was some green gunk coagulated there. I have no idea what that is but it's gross! My peen certainly doesn't do that trick. The other gross thing Georgie frequently does is drool. Whenever the humans are eating, his salivary glands go into overdrive anticipating the possibility of a morsel coming his way, and two strands of drool will do the pendulum dance. Sometimes the strands even reach the floor.

I've been bad about blogging lately. Not writing nor reading. It's not that I'm not interested, it's just that there are so many other things that must be attended to. I worked up the preliminary tax return yesterday. For the first time in over a decade, I'll be getting some money back. This is largely because nearly all of my income was from actual employers who took over 30 percent of my earnings in withholding. Serge, who works for himself still has to pay the piper. Perhaps I'll help him with that this year.

Work opportunities from the college continue to come my way. I've been asked to develop a 60 hour ESL course tailored to the trucking industry, and then give the course. I don't know if y'all know but truckers who enter the US must have a functional level of English language skills. If they can't clear customs and understand and respond to the agents, they will be denied entry to the states. I predict these men (I'm assuming) will be a motivated bunch. That all gets going mid-april just as my current contracts start dwindling down. I got off the unemployment claim I've had going because of that.

If I had more news, I'd certainly share it with you. Life is fairly copasetic though, and the elongation of the daylight is perking up spirits. It's still cold but we had a warm spell that melted half the snow. The ensuing cold froze all the remaining snow into blocks of ice now. Georgie doesn't like it all that much, he's much more interested in diving around the powdery stuff. I'm sure we'll get pummeled by more storms before the winter is over though. Have a great week everyone. I'll try to check back in half way through it.

13 comments:

Jim said...

Funny! Sophie's drool doesn't quite hit the floor! Must be the 'hound' in Georgie! As for the 'green' on his peen......
I always wanted to be an ESL teacher and even took the course at Mount St.Vincent University back in the mid 90's. Was waiting for a job to surface within the school board, but none did that would have worked for me. It would have been great to have adults as students!!

Jay Simser said...

Doggies drool, it is a fact of life. I used to have a friend's St. Bernard sit on my lap (I have a big lap) and I would need to shower his drool off if I wasn't careful. Thanks for the update. I always enjoy your posts.

rox said...

I know what you mean...my online time has been thrown off too due to other responsibilities. Ah well. We're here when we're here and we're not when we're not.

I miss your scrabble spankings. It's not my turn or something is it? I better check...

CoffeeDog said...

Poor Georgie and his peen. Did you wipe the stuff off?

My Lab used to drool a lot.

Mark My Words said...

Who doesn't have trouble with oozing glands from time to time?

Truckers. Yay!

Anonymous, too said...

Will this course include teaching the truckers how to curse like a truck driver in English?

Love the photo of Georgie sticking his tongue out. I can't decide if he's being bratty or lewd.

Mel said...

The green is just smegma. Even neutered males will produce some. Most dogs will just lick it off, but it can occasionally leave spots.

Not So Simply Single said...

Ahhh, I like Georgie, he is so dang cute.

Lisa

p.s. the word verification for comments really makes it hard to quickly comment. Do you even know you have it on? I took mine off and don't get much spam at all...just a thought. Have a nice night

GayProf said...

Teaching a room full of truckers sounds like the start of quite the video... I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'.

Birdie said...

I can only imagine the sorts of conversations you'll dream up for a bunch of truckers. We want to hear all about it!

Mark in DE said...

Glad to hear your work prospects have improved. Lovely photo of Georgie!

Rick said...

The itsy-bitsy thaw we had was a welcome respite. Now back to freezing cold temps.

Laverne said...

I'm very interested to hear stories about you and the truck drivers... should be good for some laughs.

I love Georgie's little tongue sticking out.