Monday, April 28, 2008

Dog tired

Chloe recovering at home.

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

One of my pet peeves

Couples that sit on the same side of the table. Weirdos.

Go cavs: round 1, game 2

Ricky and vince fired up over the largest cavs's playoff win in franchise history.

New Pornographers

Tuesday nite Mariella and I went to see the New Pornographers at the Beachland Ballroom. A band called Okkervil River opened for them. They're were pretty good. The N-Pers were great too but Neko Case wasn't with them, so it was a little disappointing.

The six-million dollar dog

Stupid dog peeking around the corner.

Chloe had been throwing up all last week. We took her to the emergency vet clinic after the Cavs game on Monday nite. Four hours later, we left several hundred dollars poorer and with some pills (that we couldn't get her to take.) She seemed fine for the next couple of days but didn't eat anything all week and started puking again on Thursday. So Mariella took her to the vet on Friday where they repeated the x-rays and the bloodwork. The bloodwork was fine but her stomach looked odd to the vet. So she suggested that we take her to the animal hospital. So on Saturday we spent the better part of the day waiting around an exam room. The vet finally told us that she needed surgery - which isn't cheap. But Chloe pulled through and the surgeon pulled out her stomach: a liter of liquid (a lot for a 12 lb. dog), some string, some hair and some little green bits of plastic. Nothing was getting through past that clog of crap, so it sounds like she's all better now and pound-for-pound the most expensive dog on the planet.

Bachelor party report

This is the only photo I took. It's of kevin my best man. SIDE NOTE: I don't know why women bring cameras to bachelorette parties. I mean why do you want/need pictures of you with a stripper?

Anyways, we went to Northfield Park where race #3 was the bachelor party stakes. We got to have our picture taken with the winning horse and a muddy driver. It was a good time. After the track we went to DePompei's in Beford.

Club seats rule

Here's the view from my agency's seats. They also come with all-you-can-eat food. And the tribe won.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

CNN said so

They're even selling the shirt.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Awesome indians fan hair

He's like a lion.

For the ladies

Grady Sizemore bending over

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

McCain Girls: Raining McCain

I don't know who I'm voting for yet. But this makes me not want to vote for McCain. If they're trying to help his cause, they need to stop. Good luck watching the whole thing.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

The office

This is the view from my office looking out. We're getting our windows replaced so they've built this lovely barrier. I think we're going to tag it.

Marc's hijinx

I re-arranged some lawn gnomes at Marc's to depict a darker scene. Side note: mariella wouldn't let me buy them.

Opening day

Friday, April 04, 2008

Post and ye shall receive

Mere seconds after I posted the last entry, Mariella called and says that someone cut down the tree. Hurrah! That means I have time for some of the other stuff I've been meaning to do.

Another thing on my to-do list

The tree with a serious lean is located on the foreclosed property adjacent (remember the messy backyard photos?) to Mariella's house. It's been leaning more and more since the ground has thawed out. I called the realtor to see who owned the house. He was going to check and get back to me. (He hasn't. Thanks, pal. I think he was upset because he originally thought I wanted to buy it.) Mariella called the city who said they would send someone out. (It doesn't seem that they have.) So I think that maybe something for us to do tomorrow between appointments.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Incredible Birthday Presents

Today's my birfday. Making me officially the oldest I've ever been.

I have received a number of awesome presents the first from my bride-to-be Mariella. I've wanted a custom Indians jersey for a long time. And now I have one:

And, yes, I realize that I have the same number as Jackie Robinson, the first player to cross MLB's color barrier and that it's retired throughout all of baseball. It's my birthday 4/2.

From Mom and Joan, I received an astounding piece of environmentally friendly technology

It's a solar-powered, lighted squirrel yard ornament. I've never owned anything so amazing. It harnesses the power of the sun during the day so at night it gives off a warm (and hopefully skunk-repelling beacon of light.) Mariella wants to put in the front yard in hopes that it will be stolen. But it makes me very happy and as it turns out there are other solar animals available for sale. We could have a whole night-time zoo!!!