Thursday, June 14, 2007

From JennB's Blog

8 Random Things about me

I picked this up off JennB's blog.... here's the deal:

The Rules:

  • 1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
  • 2. People who are tagged write a blog post about their own 8 random things and post these rules.
  • 3. At the end of your blog you need to tag 8 people and post their names.
  • 4. Don't forget to leave them a comment and tell them they're tagged, and to read your blog.And here I go!

1. I'm the World's Biggest Slob.

2. I want to move back to Vermont as soon as possible.

3. I still love my childhood crushes: Dirk Benendict and Simon LeBon.

4. I listen to Neil Diamond all the time.

5. I don't think kids are cute. Any kids.

6. I think clothes are stupid.

7. I worship Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson & James Madison.

8. I hate work, especially office work.

I'm going to tag.....

  • JennB who lives in VT and makes me nostalgic with her VT stories.
  • Hockey Chic who has traded hockey for motorcycles
  • Dearest Cupcake who knits stuff and dogs up stuff
  • 8 people?!?!? Kee-rist.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Very very interesting stuff, and yet more criticism of Cesar Millan. Every highly-trained doggie behaviorist and trainer I have heard speak has mentioned (not in a good way) dear Cesar, although never by name. Very interesting that the majority of the dog training and behavior community seems to think he's a quack. Probably because he says his training is "instinctual", which seems to be a bunch of B.S. since he himself is not actually a dog and therefore can't empathize with dog instincts. His methodology flies in the face of decades of empirical study and carefully controlled research. But so much for science!

Anyways, the lecturer, Brenda Aloff, has a couple of books, but one in particular seems the most fascinating. It's a photo essay of doggie body language. Check it out <----click there (or click on the pic).

We did not attend Day 2 of the seminar because of Lloyd feeling under the weather and my anxiousness about the actual weather. We got home in 4 hours, about and hour and a 1/2 longer than normal due to the heavy rain and many attendent accidents. The Harbor Tunnel and BW Parkway were poor choices is all I can say. Luckily we were able to cut over to I-95 due to my superior navigation skills ;) .