By beckysdad on Jul 28, 2014 at 6:28 AM
Nah, I resemble a basketball more than a basketball player. I wouldn't embarrass myself in a game of horse but a half court game would be ugly and a full court game would be fatal. Getting a bit of rain is usually pretty reliable for you. I'm sure the hydras be fine but will enjoy their morning shower. It cooled off nicely last night and I got the house down to 65 with the windows open and a fan blowing overnight. We're supposed to hit 94 again today so the cool in the house won't last. Still, it makes the mornings awesome. Cataff emailed me last night with a picture of a broom as the Dodgers swept the Giants...ouch! It's all in good fun. I'm wondering if the Dodgers are going to land David Price from the Rays. The trade deadline is coming up and Tampa Bay is hopping him around the league. The Dodgers already have the biggest payroll in baseball and wouldn't be shy about writing the check to pay him. With him in their lineup as their #3 starter I'd be just about ready to concede the division. At that point the Giants ownership would be content to win on the profitability front while the Dodgers win on the field. Sigh... And now LaMichael James dislocated an elbow. How deep did they say we were at RB?
By beckysdad on Jul 27, 2014 at 4:48 PM
I think there are some foxhound coloring in there but from across the street I said to myself "look, a young st. bernard." She was very sweet though. Her nose immediately went to my left pocket where the treats are kept...sweet and smart with a nose that works just fine. I love how many dogs I get to meet in the neighborhood. Did the rain show up? I think we're going to top out at 93 which is too darned hot for my taste. It just means we hang out inside and do little to nothing. My uncle is about four inches taller than my dad and he married a gal that is quite tall so the boys were destined to be tall. I'm six to twelve years older than my cousins and most of the time we spent together was when we were young. I've seen them at a couple funerals since then. Let's just say I won't be challenging them to play basketball.
By beckysdad on Jul 27, 2014 at 10:43 AM
No thank you to 99 and 105. That would have put me off a second walk entirely. We just got back from walk two and it was a three conversation walk. One was a short one with a mom and daughter walking back from Starbucks. I've known them for years. They have five rescue dogs at home. The second walk was with one of the adults that lives right next door to me. We had a good long chat and then the third talk was with a gal walking her new dog. I hadn't seen her out before and it turns out she's just had this dog for a few weeks. It's a foxhound/saint bernard mix. It's a sweet dog but she's a truly significant beast. I liked her immediately. There will be plenty of grandkids running around when we get together. I have no problem with that. I haven't seen my cousins in ages. I was taller than them back in the day but they'll tower over me now. I think they range from 6'2 to 6'7. Did that rain show up or are you regretting not watering your hydras?
By beckysdad on Jul 27, 2014 at 7:31 AM
I've got a ceiling fan in all the bedrooms so relief can often be found there. It was actually cloudy out and even a bit humid (84%). We rarely get any humidity to go along with any heat we get. Dang...you had to spoil those sammies by putting a salad on there, too. Have one on the side if you want but there's no need to put lettuce and tomato between the slices of bread! Ah well, different strokes. When I made sammies for that picnic lunch with Syl and Bryan I added salad to theirs and left mine unspoiled. ;^) I was optimistic about LaMichael James when he joined the club but he's never been the add I was hoping for. Mom called my uncle last night to clue them in on the fact that we'll be swinging through their neighborhood on our trip. My uncle is thrilled and will be making all kinds of plans. I hope Mom emphasized we'll only be around for a few hours and will have to call it an early evening so we can get to our campground and set up camp. Of course, Mom had to recount the entire conversation she had with my uncle. Do you have any interest in hearing about my cousin's move and the schools their kids will be attending? I could tell you all about it... sigh... Mom will be reaching out to the old family friends in Couer D'Alene today. I wonder where all of their grandkids are going to school...
By beckysdad on Jul 27, 2014 at 6:13 AM
I suspect the bunnies would have learned pretty quickly to try a different fence for tunneling under. Becky rarely gets to hang out in back by herself for very long so it would be very bad timing if bunny and Becky were unsupervised. Dawn is too early for 80 degrees. That provides no relief at all. It's 65 out now and I was able to cool the house down to 72 overnight with the windows open. The floor plan sucks for setting up any cross-ventilation. Dem sammies you made last night sound awesome. Swiss cheese and horseradish are perfect additions. Let's hope Meredith settles upon all the rule changes before the draft this year. I guess our back-up Kendall Hunter RB screwed up his ACL this last week and may ne lost for the season. Hyde may see more playing time now. I wonder just how healthy Lattimore will be. He had a whole year to rehab his knee. We'll learn much in the coming weeks. I hope I like what we learn.
By beckysdad on Jul 26, 2014 at 6:48 PM
Actually I have had bunnies in the yard a couple times but it was pre-Becky.My neighbors used to have a few bunnies and they liked to tunnel under the fence sometimes. so did you stay cool today? We topped out about 94. I'll open up the house at bedtime and run the fan. That will bring the interior of the house below 70 by dawn.What did you find for dinner? My pizza is all gone so I grilled a couple chicken quarters. Have you laid in a supply of FF mags yet?
By beckysdad on Jul 26, 2014 at 1:11 PM
That attack was in Michigan. Two dogs running free with one that had bitten a gal before. This owner is an irresponsible moron. Richard, my new jogger friend, is a pretty cool guy. He's animated and has a good sense of humor. He understands the art of conversation...take an interest in the other person, ask some questions, be prepared with stories of you own. I know we'll have many more chats in the future. With the way I work Becky he thought I might have police background. While I have ridden in a squad car a couple times before ...well...nevermind... It sounds like people view you as very approachable. That's a good thing. You do enjoy a good conversation so long as it's not about god...or people that think they're god (Jerry Jones). ;^) Things are progressing with your bunny buddy...that's a cool thing. I'd welcome a bunny around here though I suspect Becky might be inclined to give them a bad time.
By beckysdad on Jul 26, 2014 at 8:09 AM
There must be some common ground that you two can enjoy together unless bible passages are just a part of her regular vocabulary. That would make it nearly impossible. I'm glad you're going to get some heat relief. We were mid to high 90s here in Almaden Valley yesterday and it's supposed to be the same today. We get much hotter here in our little section of San Jose. I suspect today will be about staying cool. The day started out with a fun, interesting and enlightening interaction. There's a burly black guy that we see jogging from time to time when we're on our walks. I also do the head nod and mornin' thing and he responds in kind. This morning he happened to be on my side of the street just as we got to the area of the school where I let Becky off leash. He'd stopped jogging and I went ahead and let Becky off leash so she could pee. He made a point of telling me that he stopped jogging so that I could pass with my dog. I guess he saw that awful story about the jogger getting mauled by two Cane Corsos this week. I assured him he didn't need to worry about Becky in that respect and I called her over to me. She trotted over and dropped at my feet and then she moved next to him, gave him a sniff and went about her business. He and I started talking about dogs and then I asked him if he had dogs. He did earlier in his life but he now has an Amazon Parrot of some sort. I didn't expect that and we spent a good ten minutes discussing the antics of his bird. We spent a good thirty minutes talking and laughing before we got around to shaking hands and introducing ourselves. Then he said that I wasn't at all what he expected. He said, "I never thought you'd be a white guy I'd be friends with." He went on to say that the way I carry myself while walking Becky gives off a "not to be screwed with" vibe. I just started laughing... He expected that I'd have an attitude regarding black people. I kidded saying "I just know this guy has a hood at home." I told him I'm sure glad we got past that because nothing could be further from the truth. I'm really glad he mentioned it. I found it interesting that I give off a vibe like that. The fact that he's always been jogging by hadn't provided an opportunity for more than a head nod, though. I only lasted through five innings of the Giants game last night. They owned us. They've got their top three pitcher going against us so we're going to have a tough time with them.
By beckysdad on Jul 26, 2014 at 4:48 AM
I think it would be like trying to be friends with someone whose politics are very different from your own. You can be friends if there are plenty of other interesting topics for you to talk about. If however all their conversations are laced with political references than it's quite difficult. Are you getting excited with all the training camp talk starting? It's still too soon to get terribly into it but you can sense it's right around the corner.
By beckysdad on Jul 25, 2014 at 6:31 PM
I've never had an encounter with fire ants. Often I feel cheated when I I don't have knowledge of things but I think I prefer to hang on to my ignorance this time. It's too bad the conversation took some of the shine off your lunch outing. I don't object to folks saying grace before a meal. Starting a trip with a prayer would get old. That was a favorite habit of my mother's. When I was a kid my mother would insist on leading us in a decade of the rosary to ensure our safety on all of our trips. Fortunately that' s no longer a practice of her's. I don't miss it at all. I hope you and Meela find more mutually appealing topics in the future.
By beckysdad on Jul 25, 2014 at 6:00 AM
If it wasn't for the actual injury, that story from your sister reads a bit like an episode of I Love Lucy. There's a slap-stick quality there that would be kinda humorous but injuries aren't funny. I hope she heals from that quickly and that both the rat and the fire ants depart just as fast. Becky has been snoring away all morning as I've played on the computer. I think if it was coming from a human I'd be annoyed but there's something adorable about it from a furbaby.
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