Okay, well, not much has changed this week. I’m still trying to get things done, but now I have a puppy to watch constantly. Since Nikki is gone this week on RAGBRAI, that means it is all on me to do everything and watch a puppy. A puppy who likes to poop on the floor after playing, or just whenever it feels like it.
As such, this past weekend was all about escape for me. I got Tetris DS for my DS Lite and played the hell out of it. One thing is conclusive: I suck at Tetris. Seriously, I got my ass handed to me on Nintendo Wi-Fi. I won 5 out of I’m sure 150-200 games. I am getting better, but not anytime soon. I had to do this while the dogs were asleep, because if not, it was poop time.
I also checked out a couple of movies that I’d been meaning to catch. I caught Superman Returns with Tim. I’d been dreading seeing the movie since everyone I know seems to hate it, and I ended up being pleasantly surprised. Sure, I had some of the same problems everyone else seems to have with it, but overall I felt like I was a kid jumping off my bed again with a bedsheet tied to my neck. The nostalgia far outweighed the problems I had with it. Thankfully it wasn’t the same nostalgia I felt when The Phantom Menace came out and we all convinced ourselves we liked Star Wars still. Superman Returns was the real deal for me. No Batman Begins, but what is?
Next, Christian and I checked out Clerks II, another movie that I thought might just suck. It ended up becoming one of the best movies I’d seen in a long time. Kevin Smith tells a goddamn hilarious story and shows a great deal of maturity while doing it. We were both repeating lines left and right as we left the theater. I love how he handled and resolved the story.
In between those movies were a lot of Tetris and a lot of pooping. Some peeing, too. This morning was accident-free, and I think I finally have Lilly’s signals down when I think she’ll need to go. She was a little terror all weekend. My new plan is to keep the leash on her at all times. If I have to go to the bathroom, she comes with me. If I have to go to the office, she comes with me. I let her play with Quincy this morning, and once they had a brief break I grabbed the leash and we trotted outside, where she promptly took a dump. Score one for me. Seems to match my Tetris score unsurprisingly.
The Chief owes me… owes me big time.
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