mouse: 3 me: 1 Leroy:-1 (warning: contains a gory detail of pet ownership)

Is it possible that my dog's recent spat of odd behavior could be his response to there having been a mouse (or mice? oook) in the house? The behavior lines up exactly with me first noticing the mouse - about 12 hours after I saw it scurry across the dining room, Leroy started eating tissues out of trash cans and pulling out other trash and strewing it across the floor (but never knocking over hte can or taking the whole trashbag out - just piece by piece). And just now, I finally caught a mouse - not 30 mintues after having baited the trap! yesssss! - and I ran outside to throw it away and came back in, and Leroy curled up in a spot on the floor I have never seen him choose before, looked over his shoulder at me, and then threw up.

This poor little mousie must be given due respect - hence the score of 3 above. This little one avoided one snappy trap and somehow got another one out of the drawer it was set in and dragged it behind the cabinet or somewhere else in the depths of my kitchen that I cannot see nosing around with a flashlight. And it got the food off of both. It also had the a hearty laugh at me when I realized that it had taken the peanut butter off the first trap without the trap going off, and in disgust I took it out of the drawer, and of course it went SNAP, just grazing my finger, causing me to yell loudly and uncreatively.

dream date

Have just had the most amazing evening with the most wonderful man. He's younger than I am, shorter than I am, and has a lesser command of the English language. But his deep brown eyes are so expressive, and he did not hesitate to share his salad with me. He asked me tons of questions, all of them meaningful. No sarcasm, no pretense; all earnestness and joy. If he felt something, he expressed it. And he loves books.

On the down side, he eats yogurt with his hands, he has to go to bed at 8:30, and his idea of a date-night activity is a Wiggles video, in which he is so engrossed he forgets to speak.

All in all, though, not too shabby.

thumbs all opposed

and nowhere to go

Make no mistake, am inexpressably grateful that ER trip seems to have more than cured what ailed me. But due to gentle ouchiness and bandage, cannot really do much. Typing a bit difficuilt, but on the bright side have learned how to use left hand for spacebar. Cannot hold certain things well - keys, pens, dog leash, knitting needle - or comfortably wear mittens or gloves, an actual problem given the cooooold snap we're in. Should be happy to have clear reason to do nothing but sit and read, but the moment I feel it, am immediately taken with notion that want to be writing Christmas cards, organizing files, cooking, etc. Feel almost, but not completely, useless and almost, but not completely, like might get bored since can't do the things want and need to do (other than read - reading v g). But only boring people are bored.

And am plumb out of half and half, so no freshly-brewed coffee to welcome me back inside from morning walk tomorrow morning. Really, why get up?

I rambled about other stuff too. Wanna see?

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projects, friends, etc.

  • I love Bollywood so much that I made a separate blog for it.
  • remember when I went to Australia?
  • when you take grad school too much to heart re: literature
  • when you take grad school too much to heart re: travels
  • The Trophy Wife
  • rock and roll lifestyle
  • Why God Why
  • Technically not a friend, as not a human, but still a place I love very much, so it counts: Massey College
  • credits

  • Blog design is based largely on Not That Ugly with some ideas from Firdamatic with some additional tweaking
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