October 17th, 2005


eugie has tagged me for a meme (my first tag!):

Essentially, search your blog for the word joy, or synonyms and tell us about it.
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Now, I will admit, I have a weird sense of humor. My "joy" was found in my delight at the irony of a certain song being the number one song for father/daughter dances at weddings...John Mayer's daughters.

LJ stuff

I'm going back and adding subjects, and tags, and cleaning up stuff in my LJ. I figure since I have a permanent account (yes, I bought the thing during the super sale, my birthday present to myself, 4 months early) I should actually try to post regularly and make it seem coherent. And I'm even exploring some of the features paid status has now. Like the styles.

So, I might go back and delete some older entries. Especially if no one commented on them. My LJ is a lot more negative at times than I really am, so I am looking at changing that. But I don't know how much updating I will really do, cause I am a slacker. And only about 5 people ever read me;).


Some of you know, I have dogs. 2 dogs. A beagle/basset mix name Linus and a beagle named Candi.

Well, Saturday morning, Candi had a seizure. It was a little seizure (as things go). She shook all over and she couldn't stand or walk while it was happening...Then she wandered around like she was drunk for a couple of minutes.

Took her to the vet and they observed her for a while, and took some blood. Now, Candi hates the vet. HATES the vet. So, she was drooling the entire time they had her in back, away from us. She was absolutely drenched by the time they brought her back out to us.

On Sunday, they called with the results of the blood tests. There was no significant biological indicators for the seizure. So, this means that either she had a one time seizure, or Candi is facing the onset of epilepsy. According to my mother (she's a vet tech and dog trainer,) beagles can develop seizures at a higher rate than some other breeds. I hope it's just an isolated incident. Cause anti-seizure medication will eventually kill her. It's really, really hard on dogs. I might have to try accupuncture. My mother said that it seems to have a pretty good effect. The question is finding a canine accupuncurist in my area.

Question for writerly types (and others)

I'm thinking about creating a fiction blog (ie, a blog that is a peice of fiction, by an imaginary blogger). It's a writerly tool, but, if I can get the project worked out, it might also be a guerilla marketing tool. So, what do you think about fic blogs?

How do you feel about fiction blogs?

Like them
Never seen one
Don't like them

Football blogging

My favorite sport to watch is (American) football. Call me a barbarian, but I like the mixture of casual brutality with the athletic balance of speed and agility. Since we don't have gladiatorial games, football is the best choice available.

So, I thought I would blog some thoughts on the first 6 weeks of the NFL season.

1) The San Diego Chargers are very frustrating (they are the team I root for). They play like monsters one week and like cream-puffs the next. More frustrating is that they let 3 games they should have won get away through haphazard defensive play.

2) Some Minnesota Vikings players were involved in what the league and team ownership considers an embarrassing situation last week. They rented some boats, went out, got drunk, and had sex with football groupies. Now, normally this wouldn't be an issue, but the Vikings are a bad football team this year, and they have a brand new owner who will likely be exercising the morals clause in their contracts. So the sports writers are playing it up as a big story.

3) The Cincinnati Bengals are doing surprisingly well this year. After 20 years of being the doormats of the league, they are showing some promise.

4) Football players are dropping to injuries like flies to a flyswatter. I'm wondering if it is because of increased steroids testing. Cause some of these injuries are things that just haven't happened in previous years.

5)Which brings up Bill Romanowski...How can anyone believe this idiotic, cheating scumbag would have any credibility on the issue of how many players are using steriods? Especially when he is only talking because he wants to sell his Jose Canseco-ish tell-all book.