Listening to: Mahler, Symphony #3
First of all, I want to thank everybody for their support and kind comments (Grace, Heather, and Laura... I love you ladies!) regarding the "Too Much to Think About" posts. It's especially heartening to see fellow daddy bloggers (my so-called competition; I say so-called cuz' I'm getting my ass kicked) weighing in with support. There's no way for me to be depressed knowing about the kind of love and support out there. This is a wonderful community.
As every daddy blogger in the finals has said, it's an honor to be in such great company. The double benefit has been being introduced to these guys and having nine new sites to visit every day.
Anyway, I have some particular questions and comments to address in this potpourri post, one which (from the most excellent Blue Sloth) which I hope will lead to a potentially very fun game.
Anonymous - if you read my two other blogs, you'll see I'm immune to shock. Most of all, you've definitely piqued my interest so... by all means, comment with your blogger ID or email me link. Curiosity is killing me.
Crystal, it was a Golden Retriever. Yeah, I know, whenever I tell someone that they respond with shock. But as Hank said in one of the comments, some dogs are just biters and need to be destroyed. Believe me, I was an inch away from killing that dog with my bare hands but my nominal commitment to Buddhist principles (specifically, harm no thing) prevented me from acting in anger. In fact, the cops that answered the 911 were impressed that I had NOT killed the dog - and then told me it was good that I kept my cool or else they would have had to charge me with animal cruelty or something. I've never been able to figure out cops, even when I was working with them through the mental health/detox center. I've only met a handful who weren't total pricks.
Finally, yes Philip, the Williams album is SUPERB. I had heard various cuts off of it on the local college radio station but I was seriously introduced to it by a girlfriend (the Chemistry Professor I've mentioned so often) when we were getting to know each other. We played a cool little game - "What CDs would you play if you were trying to seduce me?". She mistook my question, initially, for "Headboard-banging music" (her mistake, of course, indicated to me that we were going to have A LOT OF FUN!) but when we got back to the seduction soundtrack, one of her picks was Lucinda Williams.
Here's our game: what's your seduction music? I know some of you married folk still like to work for it (God, I hope so!), some candles, some wine, kids and grandma's... so what's in the carousel? And I know you single people have a short list of CDs to pop in when you got someone coming over you're determined to get busy with.
If this is as fun as I think it will be, we'll do a "Headboard-banging soundtrack". But let's start with seduction. Give me your lists and maybe we can educate (or tittilate) each other. I'll post mine a little later in the afternoon...