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Monday, January 29, 2007

R.I.P Maxwell

Max chillin

Dad called with sad news today - they had to put our beloved Max down. He was only 6-1/2 years old.

I know it was the right thing to do, but it doesn't lessen the suck level any. Three surgerys have failed to correct the knee and hip problems he has been experiencing since he was a pup, and the much needed pain medication seems to have taken years off his lifespan (this photo was taken when he was four years old though he looks like he is 10). This was a risk my parents knew going in, but we all wanted our beautiful boy to be able to walk on the beach and be happy the time he did have on this Earth - it just turned out to be a lot fewer walks than we expected.

I can't imagine what it is going to be like going to mom and dad's house and not seeing this mound of hair waddling over to me. But I know his spirit lives on in that house, and I can guarantee his dog hair will find a way onto our clothes for years to come. And thankfully, dad buried him near the hot tub, overlooking the ocean, so we can all sit back and have a Corona w/him - just like we used to do.

Luv U Max. Woof.

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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

5 things you don't (and probably won't want to) know about me.

My girl Andrea tagged with me the 5 Things meme weeks ago and I missed the link, as well, I just don't do Technorati vanity searches. :)

In fact, I would never have know had we not met up in New York a couple of weeks ago where she proceeded to tease me a bit as she thought I was avoiding it. Avoid it? Never. I love this kind of crap. In fact, item #6 should be me confessing I am usually the first to respond to these 'questionnaires' when sent around in email. I know, I know. I need to find a hobby.

Anyhow, here are the 5 things I am pretty sure you don't know about me:
  1. I am pretty confident I can beat Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz in a burping contest.
  2. My second toe is a lot longer than my big toe. And, for bonus points - my pinky toe is a lot shorter than the rest (photo coming - I know you can't wait).
  3. I can sing, but I don't have a voice (translation: I don't even think 'breathing lessons' would help).
  4. I have three calics in my hair (thanks mom).
  5. I am probably the loudest typer you know. I type fast (50+ WPM), but I type loud.
So there you have it. Nothing to be overly proud of, but tid bits none the less.

I was going to continue the meme and tag five friends, but at this point - I am probably the last person to do this, so I think I will simply put this out there to everyone I know, and let nature take its course.

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