Monday, March 31, 2008

A Day Of Culture

Proving to everybody that I do, indeed, love my Auntie. In case there was any question.

Yesterday, Auntie, mom and PlusOne went to the grand re-opening of the Currier Museum of Art.

It has been closed for TWO years, undergoing major renovations. Museum officials said that they old museum was so small, they could only show about 5% of their collection.

PlusOne manned the camera, and as long as he didn't use the flash, he could take pictures.

This is a paperweight. Can you guess why PlusOne took a picture of it? That's right, it's a snake. Mom went right by this one. And the one with the spider.

Here is a close-up of another snake paperweight.

This is the minotaur, being killed by Theseus. PlusOne has discovered Greek mythology and thinks it's great.

This is PlusOne with Edgar Degas. He said "frommage" when mom took the picture.

This is PlusOne with Claude Monet.

This is Paul Revere showing PlusOne how to make a silver spoon.

This is Memere's and Auntie's favorite painting.

This is mom's favorite painting. It is a Maxfield Parrish.

We had a lot of fun at the museum. Mom wants to take PlusOne to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She thinks he would love the Egyptian section and the Samurai Sword section, among others.

Hope you had fun.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Missing Mr. Karate

Mom went off to karate early like she always does on Saturday. Class starts at nine a.m. Mr. Karate wasn't there. He is off on vacation. Mom misses him a lot. She misses his energy and enthusiasm and just the ability to talk to him about stuff. Mom thinks their teacher misses him too, because he asked mom how she was holding up without him. Mr. Karate should be back next Sunday. Sigh. It will be a long week.

Dad went off and visited a friend tonight, so mom and PlusOne made popcorn and watched Wallace and Grommit, the first three shorts. The Wrong Trousers, A Grand Day Out and A Close Shave. As you can see, I am eagerly eyeing the popcorn.

Waiting for PlusOne to let me go so I can dive into the bowl. After all, mom said I need to eat a little more, right?

Unfortunately, PlusOne has a good grip on me. Drat. Have a nice day.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Stormy Day

Mom woke up to this, this morning.

More of it.

It was the wet, heavy, great for snowballs, snow.

Mom had grass here the other day. And she was raking. That's why it snowed, you know.

The patio was almost all cement.

Mom shoveled a little for us, because we didn't want to move.

Can you tell that I am not impressed?

Can you tell I want to go in? Stupid snow.

Friday, March 28, 2008


So here's the scoop. PlusOne forgot his little cup that prevents the cello "stem" from sliding across the floor. He borrowed one for his solo, but his stem was a little too long and his seat wasn't really comfortable and mom could tell because he has played better. Even Auntie says so. Mom will post this (she is his mother after all and proud of him) but she will videotape him tomorrow and then you can see what she means.

Also, mom forgot that the camera cannot be rotated while doing a video, because then you will get a sideways video. And while she managed to make it tape for 30 seconds, the picture is smaller. So here are some pictures for you to get the idea.

Have a great day.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - Random Facts & Thoughts

1) Lucky weighs 12.8 pounds. She was 14.8 pounds last year. She has not had any knee problems this winter. Either it was not as cold, or losing two pounds really helped.

2) I weigh 16.7 pounds. I weighed 18.2 in December. Mom thinks I need to gain a pound or two. WOO HOO! More Food!

3) The vet says Lucky is very cute and very well behaved. BAH!

4) The vet said I was cute, too. This is not Dr. L. who adores me. This is Dr. D. He is okay.

5) PlusOne has a cello recital with his school orchestra tonight.

6) PlusOne is doing a solo. Mom is not telling what it is. Don't worry, you'll be seeing the video tomorrow.

7) Memere can't be there. Memere is heartbroken.

8) Mom has to figure out how to use the camera and video tape the ENTIRE thing, not just ten seconds, ten seconds, ten seconds.

9) Pepere, Dad, and Auntie will be there.

10) Mr. Karate will not be there either. He is out of state.

11) Mom's karate teacher said he didn't know what he was going to do, not having mom or PlusOne in class tonight. He was pretty funny about it.

12) Mom has another "step" exam for another stripe on her belt Saturday, April 5th. Mom had to learn another form. This one is called "Form Four". This one consists of 21 techniques. Form Five, which mom learned last fall, had 10 techniques. Form Five was really hard. Form Four is not quite as hard, but a lot longer. Mr. Karate does Form Four AWESOMELY. It sort of makes mom really depressed. Except he's had it for, like, four or five years, so she tries to console herself with that.

13) I guess I won't need my pleading eyes for more food. How sweet is that?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I Learned Something New

I learned something new today. Dad was at the computer eating cheese and crackers, and I was standing beside him, quite patiently. And I do mean standing, on two legs. See.

When I realized that dad gives me more food than mom does. He was giving me some of his wheat crackers. It must be the pleading eyes.

What do you think? Are those good pleading eyes, or what. And it worked! I kept getting crackers. Of course, he didn't like it when I nearly took his finger off. But them's the breaks.

He was really good about sharing. And he was really good at ignoring mom when she told him to stop feeding me. hee hee

Oops, I think you dropped one, dad.

Is there any more?

Monday, March 24, 2008

Save Me Monday

Last week dad told mom that my ears smelled! From the inside! Mom tried to see if there was anything yukky in my ears. She was pulling this way and that on them. Mom told dad she had something to clean my ears. Then she got busy, and forgot about it.

Today, dad asked mom about my ears again! So mom hunted down the bottle the vet gave her.

This is what it is. She squirted stuff in both ears and massaged the base of my ears. And then she told dad she had to do this 2 - 3 times a day! She also told dad she would ask the vet about it when she took Lucky in on Wednesday.

Oh man, I hate stuff being squirted in my ears. Help, somebody please save me. Please!!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

Easter 2008 - A once in a lifetime experience!

Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox (which is March 20). This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used to identify passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar.

Here's the interesting info.

This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives! And only the most elderly of our population have ever seen it this early (95 years old or above!). And none of us have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier!

Here's the facts: 1) The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2160 (152 years from now). The last time it was this early was 1913 (so if you're 95 or older, you are the only ones that were around for that!).

2) The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in the year 2285 (277 years from now). The last time it was on March 22 was 1818. So, no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year!

Happy Easter

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Super Saturday

So, if yesterday was Good Friday, does that mean today is Super Saturday? I thought I should see if I could find any super pictures of me.

I am not sure if this qualifies as a super picture of me.

This might be a super picture of Lucky. But then, she's Miss Perfect.

This is a picture of a super bad me.

This could be a picture of a super cute me. Could be. Maybe.

This IS a picture of a super cute me. I guess I will just go with that.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday

Mom says today is Good Friday. Do I have to be good today? That may be hard.

For me. I mean, c'mon, look at that face. Is that the face of a good dog?

Lucky is good, but then, Lucky is ALWAYS good. (Brown nose)

I am trying to be good here? Does it show?

I am checking on Lucky here, she is still being good.

This may be harder than I thought.

I am going to have to think about this for a bit.

I know. I bet I just have to look good. Don't I look good here? I think I do.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thursday Movie Thirteen

Mom got this meme from Goodboy Norman. She thinks it is really cool. So she decided to do it. Here it goes.

1. Pick 13 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. No Googling or IMDb-ing. That’s cheating and that’s no fun.

Here they are. (Hint: Some of these are from Dad's favorite movies, because mom was having a hard time thinking of movies. Sheesh!)

1) You don't like her. My mother don't like her. She's a dog. And I'm a fat, ugly man. Well, all I know is I had a good time last night. I'm gonna have a good time tonight. If we have enough good times together, I'm gonna get down on my knees. I'm gonna beg that girl to marry me. If we make a party on New Year's, I got a date for that party. You don't like her? That's too bad. Marty by Sandy

2) Better get under cover, Sylvester. There's a storm blowin' up, a whopper. Just speakin' the vernacular of the peasantry The Wizard of Oz by Diva Kitty

3) Well, she turned me into a newt! Monty Python And The Holy Grail by One Eyed Jack

4) I don't know what all this trouble is about, but I'm sure it must be your fault. Star Wars (C3PO to R2D2) By Diva Kitty

5) Stern, if this factory ever produces a shell that can actually be fired, I'll be very unhappy. Schindler's List by Millie

6) This is a dude who, 700 years ago, totally ravaged China, and who, we were told, 2 hours ago, totally ravaged Oshman's Sporting Goods Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure by Millie

7) Oh, what large teeth you have. I mean white sparkly teeth, I know you probably hear this all the time from your food but you must bleach or something, 'cause that's one dazzling smile you got there and do I detect a hint of minty freshness? Shrek by Millie

8) You gonna do somethin'? Or are you just gonna stand there and bleed? Tombstone by Diva Kitty

9) Do you know why the number two hundred is so vitally descriptive to both you and me? It's your weight and my I.Q. Superman(the original) by Diva Kitty

10) I was the East Coast distributor of "involved." I ate it, drank it, and breathed it... Then they killed Martin, Bobby, and they elected Tricky Dick twice, and people like you must think I'm miserable because I'm not involved anymore. Well, I've got news for you. I spent all my misery years ago. I have no more pain for anything. I gave at the office. Field of Dreams by MommyO63

11) I remember when my daddy gave me that gun. He told me that I should never point it at anything in the house; and that he'd rather I'd shoot at tin cans in the backyard. But he said that sooner or later he supposed the temptation to go after birds would be too much, and that I could shoot all the blue jays I wanted - if I could hit 'em; but to remember it was a sin to kill a mockingbird. Well, I reckon because mockingbirds don't do anything but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat people's gardens, don't nest in the corncrib, they don't do one thing but just sing their hearts out for us. To Kill A Mockingbird by Sandy

12)You Americans, you're all the same. Always overdressing for the wrong occasions. Raiders of The Lost Ark, by Nevis

13) How do you explain school to a higher intelligence? ET by Goodboy Norman

Have fun, and remember, no cheating.

(If you are still stuck tomorrow, mom will give hints.)

This has been a lot of fun, start brushing up on your movies, because the next ones are gonna be harder!