Saturday, July 30, 2005

I miss Bacon

When you give up an entire food group, it never crosses your mind that you will miss one thing to the point of obsession. People who give up dairy don't think... "Man that cottage cheese. What will I do without it?" People who give up the breads don't think, "I'm going to be thinner, but without Ironkids I won't ever be whole again."

Well, I miss bacon. I have a serious need for bacon. I tried the fake bacon but it didn't taste like bacon. Does that make me sick... I mean two years without meat and I am a bacon craving lunatic. If anyone knows where I can find a legitimate, nonmeat, bacon substitute... I swear I would love you forever. I would offer you money, but I think in my pocket right now I have Burt's Bees chapstick, a hair tie, and maybe a nickel.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Jodi's (way too) Brief Visit

Can we say red faces? I think my face is noticeably worse than Jodi's. Had you been a fly on the wall you would have known that my eyes were on fire likely from the oil used after fixing our eyebrows. A night of beauty turned into a night of swollen eyes. Hmmm... I must really be okay with myself to post a picture this unflattering for anyone and their dog to see. Well, I am sure that those who love me will continue to do so.

This picture made the cut because whatever angle Jodi took this from, I
look pretty dang good. Sad that I look better from the back than the front, but nice that I don't have any visible deformities. Yes, that clutter is the current state of my room. What can I say? I went through everything I own and got rid of more than half of it, but my things are still in a mild state of disarray. I guess if you have known me long, you know that I like it that way. Pictures, trinkets, books, music, and shoes... Everywhere. I am glad that Jodi was able to stop by for a couple days. I had to work most of the time she was here, but she still rocks my world in a special campy sort of way.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

If all that separates us is an ocean then I would swim it to meet you,
If all that separates us was a day then I would wish it away,
There is so much between us but there is so little standing in the way,
If I never see you till we meet in heaven it will not be quick enough,
I'll think of you every day until then,
All my thoughts forever and a day

I received this email from someone very near and dear to me. I hope they don't kill me for posting it, but it was far to nice to keep to myself. Besides, he would have to swim across the ocean to kill me. Anywho, I just wanted everyone to hear it... it's just that good.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005


Okay, I know that everyone is tired of hearing about the most important boy in my life... but he is too cute to not talk about. So many of you are so far away that you never get to see him. There are two pictures, one from when I first brought him home back in February, and one from the night before I left for Morocco.

Seriously, how could anyone not love him?
Well, we are working on learning to shake, but he doesn't like it too much. I figure he is doing well to be as good as he is already since he spends a lot of time just running around with the other dog and the cat. Impressively, he maintained his intense sense of alpha dog even after the removal of his bojangles.