A Friendship Forged in Cheese

The baby’s new best friend…

and he’s actually almost more interesting than eating!…


THIS guy!  (er…THIS puppy!)

And I thought Sunshine was fast when food flies off the high chair – you’ve never seen speed until my parents’ dog Maui spots a piece of cheese heading for the floor!

Just checking…any squash stuck to your socks?  No?  Yogurt?  Oatmeal?  Cheeeeeeeese?  C’mon, work with me, baby!

Hilarious now; doubtless to become much less hilarious once the baby figures out he can throw food at the dogs and achieve the same hysterical reaction.  😉

What you can’t see in these photos is Sunshine sitting just where I can see her, gazing at me reproachfully.  Not only does the new puppy get cheese ALL THE TIME, but now Sunshine has to compete with Maui for the scraps?  UNFAIR!  Outrageous!  Rrrrruuude!

It has apparently not occurred to Sunshine that she is getting FAR more cheese now than she ever did before.  Still unfair, because the new puppy is getting more!  Harrumph!  Poor little dog.  🙂

Oh, hey, everyone – it’s almost November, which means it’s almost National Novel Writing Month!  Are any of you going to try it?  I have written a novel in a month before, although not officially for NaNoWriMo, but I’m sort of tempted to tackle the November challenge this year…if I can just decide which idea to focus on.  The thing that’s due soon, the thing that’s due sooner, or the thing that isn’t due but I really want to write it anyway?  HMMMMM.  Oh, writer problems.  ;-)  Well, if any of you decide to jump in, I wish you luck!  I’m not an official Pep Talker this year, but I’ll try to come up with some writer-y wisdom for the next couple of blogs, in case it helps.  🙂

On an unrelated note, I thought these were hilarious:

The Chart of Fantasy Art, part one

The Chart of Fantasy Art, part two

Ha!  Of those two heroines, I know which one I’d want on my covers!  (Hint: the one on the right.)

And finally, proof that people are awesome (yay!)…or at least, proof that some people are completely insane in terrifying but impressive ways:

Hope you all have a splendid Halloween!  :-)  And if you can’t make it to the Rally to Restore Sanity this weekend (but if you can, you should!), don’t forget you can still watch it live on TV!  My sister’s suggestions for signs we should make for the baby:




Ha ha ha!  She’s too funny.  If I had time to make these into T-shirts for him, I totally would!  🙂

Quote of the Day:

Abed:  Psst!  Troy!  It’s me!
Troy (turns and sees a cartoon Abed painted at the end of a cartoon tunnel on the nearby wall):  Abed?
Abed:  I made it through!  I’m a cartoon now!
Troy:  That’s impossible.
Abed:  Nothing’s impossible in here!  Animals can talk, your heart is shaped like a heart, and the smell of pie can make you float!  You have to believe, Troy!