Friday, February 29, 2008

Dilbert-esque Video

This video is kind of funny. It reminds me of Dilbert. OK, it isn't hysterical, but if you watch the whole thing, I make a nickel. And if I get enough nickels, they will eventually send me a check and then I can stop posting these stupid videos. But I get paid nothing until I earn $50 and I'm already half way there.

Video Removed

I just can't torture anymore people with this terrible crap any longer. In fact, I am not even going to worry about making enough money to get to the $50 minimum required to get a check. Unless they offer one that is genuinely entertaining, I will not post anymore of these terrible terrible videos on my blog. Well, unless it is one of those where I get $10 just for posting it. Those are awesome. But otherwise, no more lame videos.

Monday, February 18, 2008

2 Dogs are sometimes better than 1

I'm a cat person. I can't help that. Maybe it was my upbringing. Maybe it's my laziness (possibly also a result of my upbringing). Dogs are just a lot of work. They need a lot of attention.

I'm currently dog sitting a little hyper 1-year-old chihuahua mix named Jackson. Jackson is used to getting 3 or 4 walks EVERY DAY! My dog, Emmet, is lucky if he gets a walk once a week.

I thought that this would be a huge undertaking for me. In some ways, it is - Jackson has chewed apart a cat bed, muddied the floor, and pooped in the house a couple of times. He's also annoying the cats and barked maniacally all weekend long.

But there is a silver lining. He and Emmet are entertaining each other, so I don't have to. Perhaps Jackson has gotten used to all the noises of the neighborhood because he has barely barked at all today. The dogs have been so busy with each other and so quiet that I've had to check on them a couple of times to make sure they didn't escape the yard. Nope, still here.

I should give Jackson some credit for being a very well-behaved little dog. He always sits and stays when he is told to and he is pretty good at following the house rules. The picture above is Emmet and Jackson waiting very patiently for the cats to finish their dinner before diving into the kitchen to lick their bowls.

Jackson is also making me appreciate what a quiet, mellow, easy-going dog I have in Emmet.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Frozen tundra

I actually took these weeks ago but when my iBook died (no I still haven't had it fixed) I lost track of all things digital. But here are photos of the couple of weeks of winter we recently had here in Asheville. Luckily, there are always some nice 60s and 70s days thrown into the mix to break things up. The last few days have been light sweater weather. That feng shui fountain (pictured above) never stopped flowing, even in it's most frozen state.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day Snail

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Monday, February 11, 2008

6 Unimportant Things

Aunt Kathie just tagged me for one of these blog list "tell us about yourself" things. It's just as well because I didn't have anything interesting to write about so now I have an excuse to post.

Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person that tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website
6. Let your tagger know when your entry is up

6 non-important things/habits/quirks about me:

All of my habits and quirks seem vitally important and fascinating to me, so I had to think hard to come up with some unimportant ones.

1. Any time I see my cat, Simon, in the litter box, I stand very close so I can hear how much urine he is passing.
2. My dog bit my neighbor's ankle last weekend, right after I assured her he wouldn't.
3. I look forward to pulling the chain on my clock every Sunday.
4. I use coconut oil as deodorant.
5. I learned how to play "Tom Dooley" on the mandolin, but I've forgotten it now.
6. I made 1 penny today with google adsense.

I can only think of one person off-hand who has a blog who hasn't already done this exercise, and I "tagged" him for the last one. So I won't do that again. But if anyone reading this would like to do their own 6 Unimportant Things list, please feel free and let me know.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

foodscout is finally done!

The last several months I have been doing little else besides working on this health food website. I didn't mind, because I've been very excited about it. But I am glad it's done. Or at least done enough to launch it. I still have a list of half a million enhancements and additions I'm thinking of making.

I don't have much more to say about it, except that I LOVE FOODSCOUT and I hope that you do too!