Hey all,

I hope this finds you well and good.

I live on Massachusett's North Shore, and we are burred under snow. Its a bitch.

And its getting to my wife and I. Which is why we did shots of jagermeister and ate super nachos, instead of going to the gym and doing something healthy.

So we are here watching the Rifttrax version of...
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Easier to decide which is my favorite limb.

I love food, I love eating.

When I was a kid we ate out so very much. Its strange to think about how much of my childhood took place at the Emperor Diner in East Meadow, or Gam Wah, or at that Polynesian place we used to go on Hempstead Turnpike. Or the little diner on the...
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punkinhead:
@iggy She is much better than she was but I fear she will never be completely cool with the cat. But she is sweet, and cute, and lots of fun. The puggle breed, I don't know. I think that if she was in a house with no cat and a bunch of kids she would be the happiest dog in the world.
iggy:
It goes without saying that puggles are in their element when playing with kids as kids match their energy level for the most part. That sucks about the cat situation, but at least it's mostly contained. While the dog may never full love or ignore the cat, she can be taught to tolerate the cat and generally leave it alone. 
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Hey SG,

I hope this finds you well and good.

So lets hypothetically that a part of my life - one of my favorite bits, actually - was over as of tonight. Lets say that my continuing knee pain means that I am never able to run again.

I would feel angry at the world for letting people get old and start falling apart, slowly, bit by...
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My favorite TV couple ever is Willow and Tara from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Just watched Amber Benson sing Under Your Spell and got all teary . . . again . . . and I do not give a fuck who knows it.

That is all. Happy Mother's Day.

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Hey SG Friends and Neighbors,

I hope this finds you well and good.

I really want some practice writing/ thinking in this format, so I am jumping on the ten fact bandwagon, along with what seems like most of the site.

One - I am really bad at lying EXCEPT around Christmas time, when I become a kind of super sneaky gift confidence artist, using all...
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Hey SG World,

I hope this finds you well and good.

So after months and months of trying every venue I could to find a job - LinkedIn, Monster, ZipRecruiter, endless searches on Craigslist and similar sites, the local paper's online site, and so many more, twenty to thirty hours a week of it - I saw a Help Wanted sign in a window, went in...
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grumpyemt:
Congrats on the job. I know what you mean about the job search. I hit the point where I dread hitting enter to send off the application as I know it is pointless and just sends the application off into the ether and I have spent 20 minutes I will never get back.
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Hey there,

Its your old friend Punkinhead, back to put some more words down.

So my life just keeps getting busier and busier. My schedule keeps getting more and more hectic. This spring/ summer is going to be insane. I bought myself a planner today so I can get a birds-eye view of what I have to do over the next couple of months, and...
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iggy:
glad to see that things are getting better with your dog!!
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And I still hate my dog.

This morning I put her in time out in her crate for chasing the cat all morning. Once this was done, I went down stairs to put the kettle on and I saw that she had gotten into the garbage, found my wife's used tampon, taken it to the couch and ripped it apart there. Its amazing - she...
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grumpyemt:
Sorry the dog is not responding. Maybe try a dog whistle? Or training collar. Those are the only things that worked for a friend training his dog not to attack the cat.
punkinhead:
@iggy Bobbi is also an "underwear fan." She actually chewed up two pairs so far . . . And she also has that chase instinct that you mentioned - she goes after squirrels, like all dogs, but also after any birds she sees, which I have never seen in a dog before. I will say that we have had some very big strides this week, and Bobbi is getting much better at ignoring the cat. I am feeling hopeful about this for the first time!
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I hate my dog.

We got her at Christmas. I instantly didn't like her but my wife fell in love. I initially said no thanks, but after my wife obsessed over it for three days, threatening to ruin my holiday, I relented.

And I was right. The dog sucks.

Its not the dog's fault. She is a rescue dog, she has been bounced...
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punkinhead:
I bet that was rough, @grumpyemt . I don't think I can do it. And I really do believe that in a year or so (that would be three hundred and sixty five fucking days), if we keep up with her training she will probably be fine. Le sigh. You should see her and my wife - the missus sleeps holding it like a teddy bear. If I said the dog has to go I would feel like a combination of Scrooge, Cruella de Vil, and that jagoff that wouldn't give Oliver Twist any more oatmeal.
grumpyemt:
I totally understand. I felt horrible taking the cat back but spending anothe $200 for duct cleaning to get rid of the cat urine smell from where it would pee in the heating and a/c floor vents I only felt midly awful