Monday, January 18, 2016

About Monday

  1. Above are a (male) Puli and a (female) Russian Terrier. I happened on them on a walk of the seawall today. The owner of the Puli and I had a long talk about Pulis and owning them. My Puli, Bela, was an incredible pet. Pulis are extremely loyal. This one, like mine, was never on a leash. You never needed one. Pulis never leave your side…. I'd never seen or heard of Russian Terriers before. This one was a beauty. The dogs played really well together. I watched them for maybe ten minutes and neither dog ever made a sound.
  2. My pants are tight. I have to diet and I hate that. All that Yotam Ottolenghi went straight to my midriff. Pooey. Ten pounds have to go.
  3. I was shocked at all the displays of bad temper I saw and heard on the seawall today. It made me feel great to see it because I realize I am not the only one pissed at the thoughtlessness of others. I saw bicyclists getting cut off and lipping off cars, runners angry at pedestrians and pedestrians angry at bicyclists. At least I keep it all to myself.
  4. I had to go to the lab at St. Paul's Hospital this morning. It was crowded and slow. I had to wait about 45 minutes but there were five tiny newborns there for some clinic that were so stinking cute, they kept me calm and happy. But…. there was a man listening to atonal asian music on his iPhone beside me. After a month of listening to it — probably 20 minutes — I asked him to turn it off. He objected, saying he needed to hear it. Then two other people spoke up and told him that they, too, wanted it off. And he said, "I don't care." And he just kept playing his music.
  5. I think I can walk the wall again tomorrow, to go somewhere else. Today's walk was lovely because it was quite mild and the tide was remarkably high — so high there were sandbags along Lost Lagoon and the bridge by the seaplane terminal was in the water. 

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