Sunday, September 30, 2007
It is a Trek Navigator 2.0; it is a hybrid/comfort bike so it has wider tires and shock absorbtion and sits upright. I told the guy, "I don't want a Lance Armstrong bike, and I don't want an X-Games bike. I want to ride around the neighborhood comfortably and get some exercise." I've already been on it a couple of times and it seems to be exactly what I wanted!
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
New Favorite: Have you seen the "worryless wireless" SunCom commercials? The newest one I've seen has Jake Delhomme (Panther's QB) in the locker room talking on his cell about stadium seats. He has an entire conversation about how they should really be called "sit occasionallys" because you don't stay seated in them. He says "Man, this is going to be a great game. The sit occasionallys are packed!" The narrator comes on and says "When you don't have to worry about your wireless minutes you have the freedom to think about other things." Love those commercials!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
These are older pictures, but I thought they were appropriate for the title. Kip has had a skin itching problem for the majority of his life. There is a "hot spot" on his shoulder that he will literally scratch until it bleeds. We've been through many rounds of skin scrapings and antibiotics, several doses of steriods, and more benedryl than you can imagine, all with no long-term results. At this point the vet is telling us it's either food allergies or go to the veterinary dermatologist (who even knew such a thing existed?!). Have I mentioned lately that Kip is a MUTT?! Aren't they supposed to be the hearty, inexpensive breed?! So, we've decided to tackle the food allergy possibility first. We've always fed Kip what we thought were "good" foods - Science Diet, Nutro, etc. Well, let me be the first to tell you that doing a Google search on "dog food ingredients" is an eye-opening experience. Yesterday we made the trek to Carrboro to a high end pet food store, Phydeaux. (Cute, right?) All of the foods they carry are all-natural, grain-free, etc. The sales person was more than helpful (please remember to ask BD about this experience) and Kip is now the proud new eater of one-protein source, one-carbohydrate source, ultra-premium dog food:
In case you can't read the bag, the two main ingredients are fish and sweet potato. The rest of the ingredient list reads like a trip to Ruby Tuesday's salad bar: blueberries, spinach, apple - the list goes on. He LOVES it; he starts eating it before I get it all in the bowl. And also, to complete Kip's new dining experience, we have a new dog-bowl setup:Raised bowls are recommended for large breeds to help with digestion. This is the cheap version of raised bowls. Dogs rule.
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Now, granted, I am not the greatest speller in the world so I shouldn't cast stones, but it makes me laugh every time I look at it. The best part is that BD works on the 5th floor, so he walks by that sign every day and never noticed it until I pointed it out! :) I wonder how many other people have never noticed it...