Tuesday, December 31, 2013

my date for new years

Good riddance to 2013.

I'm happily ringing in the new year with my main squeeze.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

guess who spent the night outside?

I thought he was just sleeping under my bed and being antisocial.  Apparently he had escaped at some point andI didn't notice.  I had no idea until I was leaving for work and discovered him here, standing in front of my old apartment, howling mournfully.  When he saw me he was so confused and relieved, he acted like he had been wandering in the desert for years.  It seriously couldn't have been longer than 8 hours that he was outside.

I feel really bad for the girl that lives in my old apartment too.  Who knows when the wailing started but I'm sure it was loud and consistent.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

this is Ft. Lauderdale Beach

Toby, who I haven't seen in like two years, came down to escape the cold in Boston.  I finally got to see him last night.  He of course got a camaro convertible so we of course had to go for a cruise down A1A.

Since it was Friday night at like 1 in the morning the beach was full of all kinds of crazy, but my favorite was obviously the three drunk girls posing on the Fort Lauderdale Beach sign.  I can't believe I managed to snag such a great pic as we cruised by.

evil apples

Jon got me to play this new app game yesterday on my break.  My only complaint was that I didn't realize it required you to be very present and focused to play.  I ended up having to go to work before I could finish but I got a few gems.  You get the idea, it's basically like cards against humanity.

And I think changing it to "In Britney Spears We Trust" would do a lot for this country.

I feel like the raining snow and stars are intentional to make it harder to take screengrabs so I'll offer captions.

"homophobic gay porn relaxes me"

"Get a noteworthy bowel movement or die tryin'"

"My best memory can be described in one statement: mouthfuls of semen"


Haha, : (

He's so nice, I love him.

Getting to spend some time with Miller was all I wanted for Christmas.

this is what they do

I was just telling my brother and sister about how whenever Jon and I FaceTime he spends the entire time looking at the video of himself.  Weirdly I checked my phone to find a missed FaceTime from him.

This is what the session devolved in to.

Haha SO GROSS.  His explanation was, "some day Zeus won't be around anymore and then I'll miss this so I just let him do it whenever he wants"

I guess I don't blame him.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

merry christmas

I was going to do a random post and then I remembered what day it is.  Tis Christmas day!

If ever there was an excuse to post this it was today.

Oh to be in that audience.

I hope you're all enjoying the day.  I made my way up to Sarasota after work so I'll be spending the day with my family.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

wtf is this?

He was traveling with traffic too, as if he wasn't riding on a glorified skateboard.

I love Florida.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

boat show detour

Darkness and distance, the iphone cameras greatest foe.

I feel like it's a boat show every other week down here, but I guess last night was the holiday boat show maybe?  Basically everyone decorated their yachts with lights and drove them down the intra-coastal blasting classics like, "Pour Some Sugar On Me" and "Rockin' Robin".

As for me, I had to completely re-strategize my after work run.  I opted for the "go where the streets take me" approach which left me running in the dark through unfamiliar neighborhoods.  It was fun to see the houses that were decorated, but unsettling to feel so completely lost in suburbia.

Reminded me of the old neighborhood game of our youth.

Friday, December 13, 2013

visiting the dogs

I love yeti.

When I first got to Petropolis Park it was so quiet and peaceful inside that I didn't want to ring the bells and get all the dogs riled up.  I went around to the fence in the back to see if Daniel was back there and sure enough he was lounging in the back yard with yeti.  Her first reaction was total guard dog mode when I first saw her over the edge of the fence but one she realized it was me she got SO excited.  : (((

Daniel rudely wouldn't come and open the side gate to just let me in the back to I had to go all the way around and through the front and pass everyone else just so I could see yeti.  I wish I could capture her better on film but it's always either far away super zoomed in shots of her just standing and being nice, or close ups of her coming at you because she absolutely needs to heavily sniff your ears:

After I spent some time with yeti I got to see the greyhounds for a little bit.  It was kind of sad as I don't know if I will get to see them again before they head to their new homes.

I tried to get a nice together picture of each of them.  I like this one of sergeant and sapper and I always look good together:

But when it came to hero it was more of a challenge:

He suffers from the same compulsion as yeti.  Must sniff everything.

Cadence wasn't around for me to take a selfie with but maybe she will come visit me one day on my break at work before she goes to her home.

Since I can't have a greyhound right now I've been thinking about compensating with a friend for the detective.  I actually went to see him this afternoon.  He still needs to be fixed and vaccinated and whatnot so I have a few more days to discuss with the detective.  We'll see what happens, but it may be time for the detective to have a partner in crime...

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I came home the other day to find that my downstairs neighbor had "decorated" for Christmas.  It does light up at night which Gala said made it cute.

I don't know if I agree.

I am amazed that our super hasn't forced her to move it yet.  I guess he probably doesn't think she's eccentric so he doesn't really care what she does.

I know if I tried a stunt like this I'd get a strongly worded text within a few days.

But whatever, merry Christmas.

Bah humbug.

Monday, December 9, 2013


Found this note on the floor of the mail room when I got home just now.

Part of me wonders what the story is, another part of me feels it's better left just the way it is.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

rabbit rabbit rabbit

Amazingly I actually dreamed last night that I was driving through Charleston and there was a street sign on the side of the road that said "Happy December 1st, Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit".  Usually my dreams are never that topical.  The last vivid dream I had started out that I was in an episode of the Nanny and ended in Jurassic Park.

Still, even with my dream reminder I still woke up to texts from both Meghan and my sister getting me with their rabbits.

December 1st is always a bittersweet day now as it marks the final calendar page for the month.  Fat cats leaves us with a good one to remember it by:

I'm excited for Jon to come and visit at the end of the week, hopefully he can help me pick out my 2014 calendar.