APRIL 2007

Friday, April 27, 2007

Last night I took Loki to a training session at a local PetsMart.
I was dreading it because I didn't know how he'd act around all the other dogs.
Well, he acted just as expected. Hyper. He couldn't calm down, he just wanted to be with the other dogs. No actual training ensued, he was just too hyper. In fact, I thought he was hyperventilating. At the end, the instructor strongly suggested private training, so that it's just her and Loki and me, for a full hour. I signed up, but am leery that he'll ever actually calm down enough to learn.
Of course the one who really needs to learn is me, as I'm the one who's allowed him to grow into a big beast with no social skills. This is why I stopped watching "The Dog Whisperer" with my girlfriend, as every other minute when said Whisperer would scold a dog owner for doing this or that wrong, she would turn to me and say, "you do that".
Anyway, here's to hoping I can at least get Loki to calm down a bit.
Drooling and peeing. Well, I don't think that'll ever change.
I hadn't even noticed that he got my shoe last night, while in the training circle.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

This whole Virginia Tech thing is sickening and horrifying.
My heart goes out to all those who are in mourning.
I wonder if anything can ever truly be normal for them...

It was all bad enough as we learned more and more about the killer after the fact, but yesterday's bombshell about the package he sent to NBC during the lapse between killings...
So incredibly disturbing.
And I have to say...
I wouldn't dare make this personal, but I have to say something:
I've already had one insensitive person, obviously to mock and/or hurt me, compare me to the gunman.

Now, I know I'm an asshole. I know I'm rude and antisocial, and yeah, I hate people in general. I know I like "dark stuff", I read horror books, I "write" dark, depressing crap, and of course I listen to heavy metal, and mostly the heavier, darker varieties of that. But I can say with almost total certainty, that I could never and would never do anything even remotely similar to what this madman and others like him have ever done.
Aside from the obvious, that I know right from wrong, I am actually a rather innocent person, and I loathe violence. I've never touched a real gun, nor do I ever want to. I don't even like the idea of hunting (even though I know the majority of food I eat is from a dead animal). The idea of killing people or "blowing shit up" is anathema to me.
I think I've made my point, and I'm sorry this kind of rambles and isn't exactly eloquent, but there it is.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

OOOH, tomorrow's Friday the 13th...
Anyway, I've got nothing.
Went away for a long weekend with my girlfriend and her kids.
It was OK.
Had Loki with a dogsitter the whole time.
Not sure how much I trsut them or if they did a good job, but he seems in good spirits, so I'll let it go.
I think the whole Imus thing has gotten out of hand. It was a stupid thing to say, but I don't think it should be a "career ending" mistake...
"LOST" has been amazing lately. Juliet, we hardly know ye...
Have put off any "Anger Management" stuff until at least June, so I'll still be Mr Grumpy Asshole Pants for a while...
And let's face it, long beyond that too, I'm sure...

Monday, April 9, 2007

Um, I was gonna update today, but just realized that I'll wait til tomorrow...
I know, I'm weird.