Due to the @#$#@$@# Googlism/google fight I passed my 200oth post without realizing it.
Yeah, that's my story and I'm sticking with it.
But unlike other milestone posters I don't have any exciting/tragic/important parts to my life. I am about as normal, white-bread, safe and sane kind of person you will ever meet.
What I can do is list my needs, and see if anyone here can help fill in the trivia of my life.
1) A Dog name. Our dog got out a few months ago. Several neighbors responded too the add saying where the sighted him. We got him back. On New Years Day a worker from the Humane Society left us a message on our phone complaining that it had been a month since they spotted our dog, and that we should pick it up. The dog they had was not ours, since ours was at my feet at the time. It was a female, ours was a male. They look almost identical. We brought her home. Now I have a second black chow, this one female, hyper, and friendly (What do you do when a 25lb dog insists its a lap puppy? Enjoy a warm lap.).
What can I name her? Shadow, Blackie, and Bear are all names of past cats who's memory we don't want to confuse with this puppy.
I suggested Caddi. Cadilacs are powerful, large, pretty and sophisticated. CADD also stands for Canine Attention Deficeit Disorder, which this critter definately has.
2) Another name: I want to do an article for a disease I suffer from/am creating. It is a neurological disorder that makes it physically impossible for me to pass up a Pun, Word Play, or joke. The worse the joke the more I have to make it or suffer.
I'd consider calling this Scoptatz Syndrome, but only Jatraquero's would understand that. Asimov's Illness fits, but only people who knew/have read Isaac Asimov's more personal works would understand than reference. (Henny)Youngman's Syndrome, (Groucho)Marxist Malady, Dangerfield's Disease, are all nice, but not the exact word I am looking for. Xanth-Icky is to narrow (only Pierce Anthony fans) and (Oscar) Wilde's Disease is just too witty for my humor. Again I ask, any Ideas.
3) Tell me the truth. A couple of months ago I asked your opinion--should I stay home and enjoy a relaxing time doing what I know I enjoy or take a once in a lifetime but highly uncomfortable trip to India. I am following your overwheming advice to get off my lazy backside and go. Yet now I am wondering, was that advice given just so you would have a couple weeks free of my posts?
4) Why did Kamikaze pilots wear helmets? This one is taking up way to much of my personal processor time.
5) Why do they call it reality TV when they do things which would never occur in reallity?
Oh well. This isn't the most enlightening or moving post, but I was late and I should be working.
glad you're here, dan. honestly, it has been really hard for me to keep track of people around here, and so i tend to read and respond to the people i am most familiar with, but i've made an effort to read what you post, it usually brightens my day a little. and i really like these personal landmark post things, because then when i know a bit more about a person it is easier for me to remember who they are and make connections between their posts scattered all over this place. anyway, thanks for staying, and i am glad you decided to take a risk and accompany your wife to india. (i voted for it.)
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I always find that hearing other examples of names can help in the naming process...my dogs have been called Monsie (MON-cee), Abbie (short for Aberdeen), and Marmalade. That last just so we could call her "Marmie" for short, like in Little Women. We're huge dorks. I wanted to name our new cat after a shakespeare character, but nobody thought she looked like a Beatrice. If I ever get an orange cat though -- watch out!
2) I like Marxist Malady...although, it could get confused w/ Carl Marx, neh? Possibly a clown reference? but the only thing I can think of is Bozo's Bubonic Plague, and that's just silly!
4) Possibly they wore helmets to protect them from injuries they might incur BEFORE they reach there destination...if their planes are hit prior to reaching the ship or whatnot that they're supposed to take out, they might be able to survive...say, metal falling on their head long enough to complete their mission. Maybe.
Call her Oo. That's an Oreo with the middle missing.
Go to India. It will be interesting to hear what you say when you get back. And I think we'll all miss you. I'm saving up in a Word doc all your posts until you go so that when I go through Dan Withdrawal, I have something to sustain me.
They wear helmets because it's the law. It would be horrible to be pulled over in the middle of a kamikaze air strike. Like, what a bummer, right?
You mean that the stuff they show on TV doesn't really happen to people? Wow. I'm so disillusioned.
Edit to add that I wasn't being entirely honest about the Word doc.
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The other dogs name is Radar. He was operated on when we got him and had one of those anti-biting things around his head. We swore he could pick up HBO. However, he has an uncanny radar for small rodents and cats.
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