I worked from home on Monday and apparently the dog was a little lonely. She came down to visit me in my office in the basement and after jamming her wet nose into my elbow a few times, she finally gave up and sat down against the wall. She kept looking at me with a horribly sad look on her face. I’m not sure if she is cleverly manipulative or I’m projecting my own human emotions onto her canine facial expressions, but she ended up getting to sit in my recliner to the left out of view.
Later on Monday, after a long hard day of staring at me with “puppy dog eyes”, she was apparently really tired. That must be really hard work. She took to slowly sliding down the chaise lounge chair in the corner of my bedroom while the wife read.
I’ve been writing for EPV now for just over 3 months and am loving every minute of it. I doubled my unique views from March to April to end up with the above number. If only I could get that kind of viewership here, that’d be really cool. Rather than toss out as many pieces as I can, I’ve taken a more measured approach and take my time writing and publishing a piece every few days. It really paid off for April and I’m on track to do more views in May. Hard to believe the EPV site is only 8 months old!
Back In The Day: ROFL Copter
Something a little new and hopefully a regular entry to my TTT weekly post. I was sent this from a colleague at work for saying something really funny on a conference call that no one could actually laugh to. It’s now made the rounds several times over between all of us at work and it’s still going. It made me quietly reflect for several days of all the things we used to do “back in teh day” when computers were new and relegated to the nerds and geeks of the world. I’ll be digging into my past and pulling out some gems to remind myself of days long past when it was actually fun to talk to most people you found online, aka Pre-Troll-ERA.
It seems strange to me that I’m still using the “Winter” graphic when for the last few days, it’s reached 70 and has been absolutely beautiful here in the north east. I hope it holds out, but this is how it was last year just before we had 30″ of snow dumped on us over a long weekend in March. Here’s hoping that I get to use my repaired snow blower before having to stow it away again until next year.
My wife came home one weekend with a large painting she picked up from the local Home Goods store. She ended up getting it for $15, accidentally marked down as clearance, and its now hanging up in my stairwell from upstairs to downstairs. It matches the front door, when its open, otherwise it’s something that still startles me every morning as I walk down to get coffee and leave for work.
This dude, named Harley, is an old asshole of a cat. He not only stole the dog’s bed but also stole the dogs chew toy. Every time KC would come over to grab it, Harley would swat at KC’s nose and she would wimper away to my wife or I to help save the day. I just looked at KC and told her to grow a pair and grab the toy from the cat that has no claws. KC is such a wuss.
Friendly Girl Scout Cookie Rivalry
Probably the most hilarous thing I’ve seen in the office to date. One box showed up, as usual, from the guy that has three daughters. A few days later, another box showed up that I thought was an amazing bargain. Decide for yourself if you think it’s as much of a bargain as I did, because saving a penny is better than not saving a penny. Oh, and I’m “that” guy, I put in exactly $3.99 for a box of cookies. I went over a hour or so later and took back the change and gave the guy $1 in return.
TTT Weekly Music Choice
We’re taking it old school again this week, enjoy.