January 16th, 2009

Jim/Pam

Sometimes I work on the same post over multiple days, just to see how long I can make it.

It's been so cold lately that my dog hasn't gotten her walk in 2 days.  She's showing her displeasure by being extra surly, barking and growling at my dad and brother with much less provocation than usual.  Last night she tried to vent her frustration by stealing a chunk of wood out of the box by the fireplace and chewing on that, but since that leaves a giant mess of wet wood chips on the carpet, I had to take it away from her. Twice, actually, as she tried to go back for it a few hours later.  Poor dog. 

So today I bundled up and braved the not-quite-as-cold temps for a relatively long one. She was quite happy, except for the part where she was grumpy I wouldn't let her have the half-eaten Twinkie she dug out of a snowbank.  Now she's snoozing in a sunbeam so I can finally finish this in peace.
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In Gladiator Arena news, The Office stole the live-viewing spot away from CSI at the last minute, just because my parents were so excited about seeing a brand-new episode the first time it aired that their enthusiasm was infectious.  I even watched President Bush's speech as part of the anticipation.  It was very nice; I'm glad I did.   It was, for example, about sixteen hundred times more interesting than 30 Rock, which I suffered through while waiting for ER, which I do sometimes just to see if watching more of it eventually makes it better.

(Answer: nope, not really; laughed once and didn't care about anything that happened at all. I mean, I don't laugh that much at Office either, but at least there I'm deeply invested in the characters. The 30 Rock people are ludicrous, pointless caricatures.)

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P.S. The Office: renewed for season 6!!  Way to take charge and beat all my other shows to the official green light news.  :) 
P.P.S. WIN.  I mean, slow and a bit laggy for me, but satisfying.
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