Friday, November 28, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Ever get those days that you think about not blogging anymore because nobody ever reads it anyway?


Saturday, November 15, 2008


My Life In 101 Questions

101: My FULL name is: Pupp

100 : I was born in: California

99 : I am really: Squishy

98 : My phone is: Evil. I hate phones.

97 : My eye color is: Blue

96 : My ring size is: Huge

95 : My height is: Short but Wide

94 : I am allergic to: Sulfa based medication

93 : I was born on: Groundhogs Day

92 : I am annoyed by: Bigots. And my own biases when I work hard at not having them.

91 : Last book I read: Brother Odd by Dean Koontz. Well that was the last one I finished. I'm currently reading:Odd Hours, Prettys, Twilight, A Teacher's Gift, and a couple others that I forget the names.

89 : My favorite Holiday is: Halloween

82 : The last 3 cds I bought were? Melissa Etheridge's new Christmas Album. Can't remember the other two because it's been so long. Oh, last Christmas we replaced our Venus Envy CD.

81 : Are you living at home?: Yup, sitting here right now.

80: Do you have any siblings? None biological.

- Do/Do Not Believe In -
78 : Love at First Sight? It could happen.

77 : Luck? Yep. But most of it you make for yourself.

76 : Fate?:
No. I believe that there can be a plan but one is not a victim of fate.

75: Yourself? Don't ask me today.

74 : Aliens? It's possible.

73 : Heaven? Absolutely

72 : Horoscopes? Not really.

71 : Soul mates? Yes.

- Which is Better? -
70 : Hugs or Kisses? Depends on who is giving it.

68 : Phone or online? Online!

67 : Blondes or Brunettes?
:) Both and Red heads, and green and all different kinds. I love diversity.

66 : Hot or cold? Cold is better.

65 : Summer or winter? Winter

64 : Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate with a touch of Vanilla.

63 : Night or Day? I like both.

62 : Oranges or Apples? Apples. I try to have an apple several times a week. They are perfect. They come with their own packages. They don't have to be in the fridge. They are easily thrown into my briefcase or the pocket of my sweatshirt.

61 : Curly or Straight hair?: Nothing about me is straight. My hair is a bit wavy.

- Here's what I Think About -
60 : Abortion: People should have choices and the right to make the best decision for them.

59 : Assisted Suicide: If we believe in letting people live the way they want, then I believe people should have the right to die the way they want to die. I don't think that others can make decisions when they don't know someone else's pain.

58: Legalizing Marijuana:
Yes. Then tax the hell out of it. I don't smoke pot. However, I don't believe that people are criminals if they do smoke. Put the tax dollars into education and rehab.

-Today Have You-
57 : Hugged someone? Dogs and my wife.

56 : Saw someone? Yep, she's sitting right over there.

55 : Who is the most accident prone person you know? My spouse

54 : Who makes you laugh the most? To many to list. Laughing is good stuff.

53 : Whats the last movie you watched? We Were Once Warriors

52 : What I don't understand is: Lots of things but I'm ok with not knowing stuff. I work with what I got. Sometimes the knowledge comes later.

51 : The most unsatisfying answer I've ever received is: Because that's they way we have always done it OR Because I said so.

50 : Something I will really miss when I leave home is: I'm never leaving home. I guess I would miss my mind because that's the only thing I can think of that would do it.

49 : The thing I'm looking forward to the most is? Serenity

48 : Things that make you mad: People who think they are God

47: Yesterday? Worked, went to the tailor to get my slacks hemmed, then to Mel's house

46 : Today? Hanging out in my PJs and listening to music while I play on the computer.

45 : Next Summer:? I might be really, really lonely.

44: This weekend? A Gathering of Flutes - a Native American celebration.

43 People call me: Pupp, Friend, the dogs call me Daddy, Ally

42 The person(s) who knows the most about me is? My wife and Melanie

41 : The most difficult thing to do is: To compromise your own values to something for the greater good.

40 : I have gotten a speeding ticket: Two times.

39: The first person I talked to today was: The Tankinator!

38 : The one person who I can't hide things from: Jett the therapy dog

37 : Last time someone said something you were thinking: CoWorker

36 : Right now I am talking to: Family and this computer

35 : What is your dream job? I have my dream job. My other dream job would be to play in my art studio all day creating things but having someone else do the management piece.

34 : First job?: Babysitting/lawn mowing/washing cars

33 : I have these pets: Two wonderful labradors - Jett the black lab and Tank aka as the Tankinator the yellow lab.

31 : The person that makes me cry the most is: My Spouse

30 : Best sound in the world? Rain on a tin roof while I'm inside by the fire

29 : Who makes you happy? Many people and dogs

28. Which Golden Girl would you be? Rose

27 : Myspace or Facebook? Myspace and BlogSpot

26 : Mexican food or Chinese? I love a lot of different types of food: Mexican, Asian, Ethopian, etc

25 : My favorite color(s) is:Hunter Green

24 : Last time I cried: Yesterday

23 My computer is: One is an endless source of frustration. It's my work computer. How can I get anything done on time with a lap top that takes 30 minutes to boot up? The desk top at home works great so it's nice. My new lap top is another source of frustration. I HATE Vista. How the heck can it be easier when I can't even find the buttons I need in the word program?

22 : Favorite food: Things I can eat with my hands. And anything on a stick is fun. Last night I had salad rolls and soy beans in the shell.

21 : Last person I got mad at?: My spouse, of course.

20 : Your secret crush? So many...for so many reasons :)

19 : Favorite place? The Oregon Coast

18: Favorite Song? Splish Splash

17 : Paper or plastic? Augh, I'm trying to remember my canvas bags but I suck at it!

16 : The all-time best movie(s) is: Jaws! or Independence Day. (Maybe Good Boy)

15: The all-time best feeling in the world is: Too sexual to list here.

14: What color is your hairbrush:? Black

13 : Favorite shoe: Nike! I loved it as a young person and now I live in the Portland area which is Nike headquarters. But I'm wearing a pair of ADIDAS right now. Jenn is buying me a pair of Doc Martens tomorrow though.

12 : I lose all respect for people who: Mistreat dogs

11 : What do you hate the most: Some days it's myself.

10 : Color of your room? I love the color of natural wood. I rent so I have to put up with the white. If I owned my home, I would have a variety of colors. My house might look like a McMenamins tavern.

9 : TV channels you watch? Food Network, History Channel, Nick, TLC

8 : Best Feature in the opposite sex / same sex? Heart and Soul

7 : Best feature in you? Heart and Soul :)

6 : The worst pain I was ever in? Broken Heart

5 : Favorite TV Shows: Criminal Minds, Bones, CSI, NCIS, Ugly Betty, Little People Big World, Sponge Bob, South Park, Family Guy, Two and a Half Men, Design on a Dime, 30 Minute Meals, Iron Chef, Kathy Griffin My Life on the D List

4 : My favorite celebrity: My dogs

3 : What's your religion? Christ Loving, Tree Hugging, Great Spirit Worshiping, Eclectic, There is a God but I'm not her, Find God in the woods, type of spirituality

2 : Who broke
your heart? Some

1 : bigge
st regret: Spending so many years in fear

Monday, November 10, 2008

Tree of Life

This mural is called the Tree of Life and it lives in Estacada. While we were there, Butch and I took a morning to take pictures of the murals in the town. We ran into a guy who was painting. He said that every year a group of artists work all summer to do a new mural. Estacada has a lot of hidden surprises.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Monkey Rama

Another picture taken at the park in Estacada. I think that by this time my knee was giving out and I needed meds.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I'm so tired I could puke.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I'm a queer social worker who works for public mental health. Guess how I voted?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Box Twins

Before we went camping, we bought a new BBQ. We took it with us in the box it came in. At the camp site, I opened the box and assembled the pieces. The box was too good to waste. We tossed a blanket into it and it became Jett's place by the campfire ring. This is what happens when the alpha dog eats breakfast and the little sister finds an opportunity. Jett has a habit of tattling on Tank when Tank is in Jett's place. Jett will stand in front of one of us, then when she has our attention she will look over at Tank as if to say "Troll deportation, PLEASE!" It's quite cute. We keep telling Tank that she will be alpha someday. She doesn't believe us. However, we're not looking forward to that day at all.