Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Day 106

I got so frustrated with my unsuccessful efforts to get my phone line repaired that I went out yesterday and bought one of those magicJack adapters you see advertised on TV. I asked the guy at Radio Shack if he was sure it would work on a Mac. "Sure, no problem," he said. Did it work? Of course not. After fiddling around with the thing for twenty minutes, I noticed in very tiny type on the side of the box something that said Requires Intel Processor Macintosh. Such a deal. I get local and long distance phone calls for only $19.95 a year, but I have to go buy a new two thousand dollar G-5 Mac to actually use it. Needless to say, I'm back to square one and am still using my old phones with the loud buzz in the line.

I think my dogs have outsmarted me again. For the past week they've been refusing to poop in their regular spot and I've had to walk them all the way past Erykah Badu's house before they finally decide to do their business. I don't think the dogs are celebrity hounds, but if they were they couldn't help but notice that Erykah has been all over the local news lately for parading around buck naked in Dealey Plaza while filming a new music video. Personally, I don't think the naked video shoot is a big deal. There are a lot weirder things to talk about. For instance, what about the humongous bomb shelter buried under Erykah's front yard? It's big enough to serve as a NORAD command center. I watched the contractors install the thing while she was building her house. It arrived early one morning on an oversize 18-wheeler and took several large cranes and excavators to install. If the apocalypse comes early, Erykah would be a good person to know. I think she's going to survive.

I still miss Martini Night. It's been over a month since I've had anything to drink. Even though I'd love to go mix myself a stiff drink right now, I don't think I'll have any problems maintaining my sobriety. It's sad in a way. I've become so used to dutifully doing things I don't enjoy that giving up alcohol becomes just one more thing to add to the list. Maybe I'll thank myself later when I discover that I don't need a liver transplant after all.

It looks like Henry is finally going to get a home. This dog has already survived heartworms, pneumonia and major spinal surgery. I can't think of a dog that deserves a second chance more than this guy. Tomorrow, I'm going to transport him from the veterinary hospital where he has been treated for the past four months to the K-9 University kennels where he will begin his transition to a normal life. As cynical as I've become, I still love a story with a happy ending.

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  1. I dropped and I'm following your blog now.

  2. congratulations on skipping the martinis! I know it's unpleasant, but at least you know you are living life on your own terms.