Tuesday, November 20, 2007

With a day of work left before I head off to the mountains with friends, I'm already in vacation mode. I can tell I'm not the only one. Most of the editors at work can generally be seen milling about the hallways chatting with each other or doing pretty much anything that will keep them from sitting down to edit. A colleague mentioned this morning on the way to the front door that if he were given the option, he would rather just stand in the parking lot for two days waiting for the holiday rather than go in and work.

In preparation for these days away, I came home from work today, stripped down to nothing but board shorts and a t-shirt, dragged Wally into the guest shower and ran him through the dog wash process. For a dog, Wally is very tolerant of baths. He's never particularly happy about the situation, but he knows he really doesn't have a choice. When it comes time to towel off, however, he's completely game, running through my towel like a bull in a bullfight, rubbing up against anything soft and dry. When I finished with him, he got all excited thinking it was now playtime, but there's no way I'm letting him out there wet with the dirt and a tennis ball. He'll have to settle for kibble and tv.

The song of the day is "Big Casino" by Jimmy Eat World off their new release Chase This Light. I've been a big fan of Jimmy Eat World since I heard Bleed American and it became one of my favorite CDs. Their newest album doesn't disappoint. I've had it in heavy rotation in my car for the past week and have thoroughly enjoyed it.


Blogger LA said...

I like that peacock feather album cover.

Where in the mountains are you going? Arrowhead? Big Bear?

9:29 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

And nothing smells like wet dog! Is Wally going with you?

It took me 3 word verifications to get to post this

6:49 AM  
Blogger EditThis said...

LA - We're going up to Big Bear.

Diane - Yes, Wally is coming with us. That's why he got the big bath, so he's not a smelly dog who will offend the senses of other people.

11:53 AM  

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