Day 2: 30... holding+pencil

Day two of the 20 Day Drawing Challenge is to draw your favorite animal. I have many “favorites.” I love elephants, penguins, hedgehogs and Celine Dion. They all tickle my heart in their own special ways. None, however, can match up to the best animal I have ever known to exist, and that animal is, [&hellip

Hydrated camera

I love when Gus drinks water.  He always takes a long drink, pauses, and then takes another short drink before walking away.  Without fail, whenever he drinks, he comes away with a fat droplet stuck on his lower lip.  It often lingers for several minutes, until he rubs on something that soaks it up.  It’s [&hellip

Briefly junk

Oh, you guys. GOD DAMN. I hate painting. We’re getting the condo all ready to list and it’s paint paint paint all the time and in between we do yard work, cry because a) this is depressing or b)  one of us just had a giant glob of paint drip onto their eyeball, we move [&hellip

Letting Go: Part... divorce-mallet

Ending a relationship is the most insanely complicated experience I can ever imagine.  I work in a law office and there are an abundance of rules and regulations and codes and laws to weave through and yet it is still less complicated than finding your way through the end of a long-term relationship.  Seriously.  This [&hellip

Puppy Sleeping camera
One Year of... Video

I didn’t have this ready in time to post on Gus’ actual birthday, but here is a video montage of photos taken since Gus was born on December 28, 2008. There is sound, but if you’re at work or your ears are too delicate for swears and rap music, you may want to listen on [&hellip

Gussy wishes you... camera

As I mentioned before, our Christmas card this year was the above photo of Gus.  It is blurry because after three days of attempts at getting everything to work properly, I gave up.  By the end, Janie and I were even more angry than when we put Ikea furniture together and I lose my cool [&hellip

In the running... sleep

Last night I think I slept for maybe three hours and those three hours can’t really be classified as sleep as much as they can be classified as the amount of time I had my eyes closed and prayed for sweet death. Since the fall, we’ve let Gus sleep on the bed with us and [&hellip

Gussy Gets a... Video

Janie’s friend Mary sent Gus a winter coat. It’s a little snug for him, but it still fits. We normally have him out wearing a sweater or a waterproof fleece jacket for evenings when the weather is chilly and wet, but since we’ve had some significant low temperatures the past few days, it might well [&hellip

Reminiscing: You’re so... Video

This was probably taken sometime in the early spring of this year, based on the ever-evolving ways in which we tried to keep Gus contained in one part of the house (see the white board).  This is one of my favorite Gus videos. I apologize in advance for my high-pitched puppy-talking voice