Edit2: I think they're fixed now.
Ok, here's the thing. I was going to something more original for my Thursday Thirteen today. I was waylaid this morning but a ferocious pack of wild dogs. Well, that's not exactly what happened. What happened was that Lucy the Wonder Dog and Elof the Foster Dog were barking barking barking at about 5 this morning. I couldn't figure out what they were barking about and finally decided to go out and find out because you never know what's going on and they haven't made a habit of barking before say, 8 in the morning.
It was about 15º F this morning. Roughly. Getting out of my warm bed, it felt like -15. I'll blame it on brain freeze or maybe a brain vacation like Cousin Monica but I wasn't thinking clearly at all. There was nothing of note going on in the garage save a pair of barking dogs but I thought they might need to go to the bathroom and I let Elof out in anticipation of getting Lucy on her leash. See, that was my first mistake. I forgot that you don't let Elof out unless there's food in his bowl. Which there wasn't. So he was off like a shot, sniffed at Balto, the Dog Next Door, then was gone into the frozen tundra. Lucy was, of course, quite miffed that she didn't get to follow so I had to drag her to Elof's line, attach her, then run after Elof.
We have a lot of beautiful, fluffy snow on the ground right now. This is not what I want to be running in at 5 AM while I am wearing my bed slippers crammed into my shoes. These are my nice, knitted, wool bed slippers:
Note that, while they are nice and warm, they have a substantial gape at the top. Not bad when you're in bed but not at all nice when you are running after a young dog in the beautiful fluffy snow. At 5AM. After about the second load of snow that ended up in my slippers, I gave up, put Lucy back in the warm crate (for which she rewarded me by barking the rest of the morning) and went back into the house.
Seeing as it was 5:30 and the alarm was due to go off at 6, I just went downstairs and lost a few games of Scramble waiting for Friend Husband to get up. When the alarm went off, I took my cold self to our bed, told him that Elof had run away, and crawled in.
It was awfully hard to get warm again.
Some unspecified amount of time later, the bedroom door opened and something cold, furry, and dog-smelling was unceremoniously tossed into my bed. Elof had returned and Friend Husband had brought him in so that I wouldn't worry about him any more. It was lovely. It was almost worth the stellar headache that it looks like I'll be living with all day.
So with all of that, I am unable to write anything funny, pithy, or interesting for Thursday Thirteen. I'm sure that this 1) does not surprise my loyal readers and 2) is not a huge hardship to y'all either. Plus I found some really fun ones. So, without further ado, I present the newest of my blog quizzes:
This was also fun but not as fun as the countries quiz.
Ok, sad to say, but I haven't read this one. I guess I'd better get on it.
|What is hogwarts house would you be in?|
You are noble and courageous, you put others before yourself and are a true hero at heart.
|How do you compare?|
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Yeah, I can see this, although I'm not too mouthy. I'm more passive-aggressive about my opinion sharing.
Spring Break is coming!
|You Are 77% Burned Out|
You need a huge break from your responsibilities, starting as soon as possible.
And you need this time to reevaluate what you really want out of your life.
Because you're working hard and going no where... and that would burn anyone out!
Big surprise, this one.
|You Are 10% Extrovert, 90% Introvert|
You aren't one for social interaction
And you limit your interaction to a select few
Thank goodness for self checkout!
Your Geek Profile:
Academic Geekiness: Highest
Fashion Geekiness: Moderate
Geekiness in Love: Low
Internet Geekiness: Low
Movie Geekiness: Low
SciFi Geekiness: Low
Gamer Geekiness: None
General Geekiness: None
Music Geekiness: None
Seeing as I already do more than one of these jobs, I guess I'm in my proper sphere.
|Your Career Personality: Detail-Oriented, Observant, and Hard-Working|
Your Ideal Careers:
Independent store owner
Stay at home parent
Ok, could be worse...
|Your Average American Name Is...|
Hard to be impulsive in my line of work.
|You Are 30% Impulsive|
You're a pretty stable and serious person. You don't take things lightly.
This doesn't mean you can't have fun - you just have fun responsibly.
You definitely have a spontaneous side, but you only let loose when it's appropriate.
Didn't even know that Mia was a German name.
|Your German Name is:|
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