Monday, January 21, 2008


So the projected high today is 12. The low is -1. That would be in degrees. I can't even wrap my head around how cold that is. Polly (the dog) certainly can though. I took her out for a walk this morning. Since it is techinically freezing, I just took her to the local school so she could run around a bit. I let her off the leash and she promptly opened her mouth, stuck it in the snow, and ran along full speed shoveling piles of snow into her mouth. In theory, she was searching for wayward sticks. She succeeded only in making criss-crossing tongue tracks across a beautiful field of snow.

So, where did I get Polly the dog? She actually belongs to Josh, but I figured I better start getting used to her since we signed the lease on a house yesterday. It's true. In just five weeks, we'll be one big happy family living in sin. As it turns out, we found a wonderful townhouse in Lafayette (about 10 miles east of Boulder). It sits rather unironically at the corner of Merlin and Sir Galahad. Clearly, this is fate. But even more remarkable is that we--along with the aforementioned dog and my ever-expanding felines--will be occupying 2100 square feet. In short, it's practically a palace. This could be quite convenient since it's located within walking distance of 5 Mexican restaurants and I'm sure to start expanding right along with my kitties.

Other than the cold and the potential move, I'm just trying to finish getting my classes together. School started last week and I have the first half of each course planned, but I'm still trying to get as much prepping out of the way as possible. My TV class seems like it's going to be great. It's nice to have students who are already interested. Hopefully being forced to watch TV for homework won't take all the fun out of it. Anyway, I promised myself I'd get some writing done today and this , unfortunately, doesn't qualify....

Nico is crying pitifully. I'll just give him a little love first.