Friday, January 26, 2007

Tess Haiku

Shy nervous feline

Chocolate caramel blend

Dislike of flashbulb


"In order to maintain an untenable position, you have to be actively ignorant, ... One motto on the show is, 'Keep your facts, I'm going with the truth.'”
- Dr. Stephen T. Colbert D.F.A. of The Colbert Report

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

"Is That a Dog???"

Yes, I was asked this question over the weekend. Please be aware that I was at Dog Beach in OB surrounded by many other dogs with my creature on a leash. This question was neither surprising nor insulting in the least bit. In fact, it has been asked before in various forms.

Toby provides me a lot of humor, fun and companionship. He also attracts people like you would not believe. "What breed is that?" "That puppy is going to be big!" "He looks like a little bear!"

In the picture: the little dog with the ball in its mouth, just entering the photo, cracked me up. Action-wise, he was the opposite of Toby's slow, plodding movements; sniffing the washed up seaweed, leaving paw prints in the sand. This post is for T-Bone's fans.


"There's someone out there for everyone - even if you need a pickaxe, a compass, and night goggles to find them." - Harris K. Telemacher in LA Story

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Kickin' It In The Chillout Tent

Actually, it was a cabana, but who cares?
I was thrilled to have my first visitor to San Diego! My pal Katy, who has been here before, made the most of the partly-cloudy-one-day, sub-50-degree-evening weather and the Chargers loss to the Patriots. I was able to see more areas of San Diego (restaurants, bars, etc.) and had a really good time. Toby enjoyed the extra attention, of course. Viva La Lei Lounge!

"It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one's present or future thirst, the excellence of the wine, or any other reason."

-Latin Proverb quote

Monday, January 8, 2007

Happy New Year!

I rang in 2007 at a James Bond/Casino Royale-themed dress up party that was quite fun. I enjoyed booze, snacks, gambling with play money and Dr. No on the big screen outside. It was all very dangerous, sexy and full of intrigue.

I was also fortunate to be offered a chance to go on a real sailboat - not just the kind in the kiddie section at the amusement park. The boat was in search of whales and dolphins about 4 miles from shore and when we found neither, that was just fine. Being on the water rules! That Christopher Cross wasn't so full of sh*t after all...

Carrie: "Think about it. If you are single, after graduation there isn't one occasion where people celebrate you ... Hallmark doesn't make a "congratulations, you didn't marry the wrong guy" card. And where's the flatware for going on vacation alone? "
- Sex and The City