Friday, August 19, 2011

Chitty chit chat


Anybody want to play Scramble with me? Steven? I don't get to play much now that I have like 15 Words with Friends turns awaiting every time I turn on the ipod. Scramble is just like Boggle and if you want to play, prepare to be beaten. People are really good on there but I usually end up in the top three. Another game I was recently turned on to is UNO. The app is really cool and you can play multiplayer games on local networks.

Last Sunday we went and watched the parade which was long and colorful. At one point, they had a group carrying signs depicting the homophobes lamenting our very existence. Michele Bachman's says that gays are part of Satan's plan. Nice. Note to Michele, I wouldn't hurt a flea. That other guy's quote is "protecting the transgendered is normalizing immorality and supporting mental illness". I wonder if he's ever spent a day with one, actually getting to know the person. Sigh, if everyone would just accept that we're all just trying to get through the day doing the best we can.....


I got my new GPS! After I complained to Amazon that they shouldn't be selling GPS units to Canadians from the dot CA version of Amazon that don't come with a Canadian map, they took the unit back. Plus, they changed all the units offered on their website that don't contain a Canadian map to "Unable to deliver to your shipping address". I felt good that I was involved in helping others avoid such lamity. And bravo to Amazon for taking such quick action. I've only used the thing to go to and from work so far, but it already showed me a faster way to get there! I know GPS is old news, but it's new for me!



So here is a little look around the party after the parade last Sunday. It was kind of cloudy, but Serge and I make an appearance toward the end. I had to leave soon after that because I had picked up a 7am contract (why oh why I was asking myself) for the next morning. Serge came home very late. He woke me up because he kept getting the entry code wrong on the door. Beep beep beep beep beep "shit" beep beep beep beep beep beep "shit" etc.


I'm ready for my walk now. The new command is "sing". He can now "assis" (sit), "donne moi ta patte" (shake) "l'autre patte" (shake the other paw), "couche" (lie down), "dit moi" (tell me) and now "chante" (sing).  Singing is much better than tell me which is a bark. He's gonna have fun tomorrow at our big fabulous summer barbecue. Surely he will coax treats out of everyone he's so damn cute.


11 comments:

Mark My Words said...

Tell me about it. It's such a drag having to file down the horns growing out of my head every morning.

Bilingual dogs are cool!

Polt said...

Never thought of dog commands in French. I mean, of course it would be that way, just never thought of it. I think a video is in order. :)

HUGS...

wcs said...

I thought it was just me. "Give me the other paw." I do that with my dogs, but I didn't know anyone else did. I feel normal now. :)

Patricia said...

Oh man, Georgie is cute and brilliant, I can't stand it! Please tell me he'll be bilingual too?

I've only had GPS a year or so and I'm still giddy about it. I love that it tells me things like, "Turn left, followed by an immediate right." That is very helpful.

Have a lovely weekend.

Anonymous, too said...

Re: The door alarm. I would never have thought Serge, even when sober, typically cusses in English. French, oui. Anglais, heck no. Of course, I've never tested this theory, but. . .

Georgie's already vying to take the Supermodel of the World title. So if you teach him to sing some catchy bilingual song, you and Serge could possibly retire on Georgie's earnings! No, not that old Labelle song, maybe Blondie's "Denis"?

PS: One of my sisters has cats that know some Klingon. The few words they use roughly translate to "Stop what you're doing and run for all of your nine lives, you little #$^&^!"

Rox said...

I have a hard enough time playing Scrabble against you, seriously, my self esteem can't take it.

Replace the word "transgendered" with "woman" or "black person" or "Jew"...it's all the same. Fucking hate mongers. Don't even get me started!

The GPS has opened a whole new world for me! It's the reason I feel like I can travel, since one of my fears has been getting lost. Old Mavis never gets me lost! I love that Amazon is so proactive!

When I was in High School, we had a German Shepherd named Freda who only understood German when we got her. It wasn't long before she also understood Redneck. :)

vuboq said...

I *think* I am downloading the correct Scramble app on my iphone. How do I find you?

Will said...

GPS is wonderful. It just calmly says "Recalculating". It never says, "What the f*ck we're you thinking? I SAID turn right".

Birdie said...

Georgie's SO cuuuute! You do realize you have to post a video of him showing off his tricks, right? At least "chante."

I'm really resisting the urges I've received to download Words With Friends. I'll never get off the fool phone, which is hard enough to do now. But I'd give you a run for your money. :)

Snooze said...

Well, Maurice is lucky that my fab transgendered sister would still do everything she could to save his life if he were in an accident and ended up in her emergency room. I suppose it could be seen as immoral to save the lives of hate mongers?

dirkmancuso said...

Un Souper Presque Parfait should see that video and they'd realize you were made for television...