This was a crappy day.
I woke up to a vomiting dog. He’s feeling much better now, but it took a $400 vet visit to do the job.
My to-do list was repeatedly stymied by frustrating people and annoying road blocks.
And my evening dog walk, usually my stress reducer, was washed out — literally — by a cloud burst that left me and Rory sopping wet.
Yep, crappy was the word of the day. So this video really spoke to me.
…and puts a smile on my face! Great way to put this day to bed and start fresh tomorrow.
Posted in Business, Dogs, Health, Humor, Life, Relationships, Walking, Weather, Youtube
Tagged babies, Business, children, cloud burst, crappy, crappy day, dog walk, Dogs, Health, Humor, life, poop faces, Relationships, road blocks, stress, to-do list, veterinarian, video, walking, weather, word of the day, Youtube
I’ve never gotten involved in the online debate about whether or not to vaccinate children. Since I don’t have kids, I figured I would stay out of that fight (although I vaccinate my dog, so we can probably guess where I might land).
I have to wonder, though, if this TV commercial is making the back-and-forth even more heated…
Not only vaccinate your kids but re-vaccinate in their teens? The anti-vax crowd must be foaming at the mouth. But the ad’s emotional argument is effective.
Once again — staying out of it.
Posted in Advertising, Children, Family, Health, Humor, Internet, Youtube
Tagged advertising, anti-vax, children, commercial, debate, Dogs, family, fight, foaming at the mouth, Health, Humor, Internet, meningitis, ringside seats, vaccinations, vax, Youtube
Posted in Children, Dogs, Family, holidays, Humor, Love, Relationships
Tagged children, Dogs, family, Holiday, Humor, kids, love, mother's day, paws, Relationships
Trash day is tomorrow here in NYC — heck , we have it three days a week — so the garbage bags were lining the streets during my evening walk with Rory.
In my neighborhood most of the bags are Mint-X brand, advertised to be rodent-repellent…which got me thinking —
What do mice have against mint?
Is it poisonous to them? Does it make them sick? Will it irritate their creepy rodent skin?
Nope. They simply don’t like the smell.
Well, la te da. Sorry to offend the disease-carrying little critters.
Posted in Advertising, Animals, Commentary, Health, Humor, Life, New York City, Walking
Tagged advertising, animals, Bew York City, commentary, Dogs, garbage, Health, Humor, life, mice, mint, Mint-X, repellent, rodents, trash day, walking
Every time I shake someone’s hand, people comment on how soft my hands are.
If only one person said it, I would shrug it off. But it’s become a thing.
What makes it especially weird is that I hate hand lotion. Never use it. And I’m not doing anything to pamper them.
So what gives?
Well, I started paying attention of late, and have decided that the one substance that comes in contact with my hands several times a day may be the reason:
Dawn dishwashing liquid
I wash my hands so many times a day because I’m feeding the dog and medicating the dog and cleaning up after his various and sundry bodily functions.
It’s like a TV commercial from the 50’s.
But then again, they are that soft.
Posted in Advertising, Animals, Beauty, Humor, Life, Relationships
Tagged 50's, advertising, animals, beauty, bodily function, Dawn dishwashing liquid, dog food, Dogs, hand lotion, hand shake, hands, Humor, life, medication, pamper, Relationships, soft hands, tv commercial
My advice for today: never take time for granted.
As in, don’t assume your smartphone clock is always right. Like I did this morning.
I woke up and glanced at my phone — 6am.
I could turn off my usual 6:30 alarm (because I hate alarms) and check my email, Facebook, etc. before I woke up the dog, who I could hear snoring on his pillow.
A lazy, relaxing start to the day.
When the two of us ventured out into the living room some 45 minutes later, the DVR clock held a surprise —
It was 5:45, not 6:45 like my phone seemed to think.
A quick check of my phone’s clock settings revealed that the “automatic date and time” selection that links your phone to the network time was unchecked.
I don’t know how that happened. I certainly didn’t do it. But consider this post an opportunity for you to double check your smartphone settings…
And get all the sleep you deserve tonight.
Posted in Dogs, Humor, Life, Technology, time
Tagged alarm, alarm clock, automatic date and time, cell phone, Dogs, DVR, Humor, life, living room, network, settings, sleep, smartphone, snoring, technology, time, time warp