Goldie is making sure that the pool robot vacuum does not, somehow, this time, escape the confines of the pool. It never has, but you never know. This activity can keep her busy for hours.
I am dogsitting at Mr. Stapler's house. Consider this comparison. My freezer:
Ok, it's a mess, but you could get a full meal out of there, which is the POINT of having a freezer, isn't it??
There's our good friend frozen pizza; some pot stickers; our favorite snack, edamame (soybeans in the pod); a tofutti "ice cream" sandwich for dessert; and most important, the active ingredient of a gin and tonic, Gin.
Now, observe the horror that is Mr Stapler's freezer:
Huh? And he's a bachelor? Where are the frozen burritos? The Hungry Man dinners? Ice cream? Nope. He is some kind of mutant. And all of the other cabinets are equally bare. What is a girl supposed to do for a snack around here? The dog biscuits are starting to look kind of tasty.
It was a cheery day for us raving liberals, wasn't it, what with the evil Tom DeLay announcing that he has
Here is yet another reason for me to love the Dalai Lama. This quote is from an interview in the Shambhala Sun, a really great Buddhist magazine.
My last question: Your Holiness has always been so good at finding a blessing or a teaching in anything that happens, even in suffering. I was wondering, what is the saddest thing that's happened to you in your life ?The Dalai Lama's saddest moment was leaving behind a dog? How sweet is that? It really brought a tear to my eye.
I think when I left the Norbulingka for exile that late night, and I left behind some of my close friends, and one dog.
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