“500 Days of Summer” : Best Rom-Com So Far This Year

Someone nearby is using the leaf blower. We are hot, sun-struck, supine on couches in front of TV.

We saw “500 Days of Summer.” Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“Brick,” “Stop-Loss,” “The Lookout”) is always interesting to watch. Self’s heard so much about Zooey Deschanel (inherits Parker Posey’s mantle as “Indie Queen” — ?) but hasn’t seen her in a movie until now. Self enjoyed it, but saw hubby checking his watch three times. If self were asked to describe it, she’d say it was like Read the rest of this entry »

(First August) Weekend Status Report

It is 6:36 p.m. on a Saturday, the first Saturday in August.

Hubby is on the couch, asleep with (this must be said) his mouth open.

We have had a very exciting day, he and I. First of all, Gracie mimed sickness enough that we were moved to bite the bullet once more and present her to the vet. And, luckily, this time the diagnosis was only constipation. And so great was our relief at this diagnosis (the result of two x-rays of her tight little tummy and rectum, and her stubby little legs, total: $180) that we gladly forked over the $420 for an enema and a muscle relaxant. Oh, did self forget to mention that the li’l crit also had an ear infection, which required a dose of a medicine that cost $24.95?

Anyhoo, the nurse said that the vet would try her best to get Gracie to evacuate before we brought her home, otherwise “she might have an accident in your car.”

Very well! Keep her until she evacuates! The vet said to return in 40 minutes or so. She’d send an assistant to walk Gracie around the parking lot.

(Self should say that this was a new vet, who was so Read the rest of this entry »

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