Sunday, September 25, 2011

Rant and Raves

I have a terrible track record for these but I guess they’ll just have to be an intermittent blog feature.

Rants O’ the Week:

  • To the two women with the pitbull at Carkeek Park last weekend who waltzed past the huge “No Dogs on Beach” signs and then were caught without any sort of bag when the dog defecated in the middle of the heavily-used beach trail. Two things: You make dog owners look really, really bad when you do that. Secondly, you must have also missed the signs that said: “The stream and beach are heavily contaminated due, in part, to bacteria from dog and cat fecal material”.  Throwing a wee pinch of sand over your dog’s mess in the middle of a busy, busy trail is not going to help that situation.  Granted, we’ve all been bad dog owners on occasion but this behavior seemed especially egregious. 
  • To chickens that are nearing the end of their laying period. Pondering our options on this one. 
  • Sanding plaster in an old house. What a dirty, dusty, messy, miserable process. 

Raves O’ the Week:

  • Football tickets from an awesome relative.  
  • Lovely fall weather. We’re in soup- and stew-making mode ‘round here. Getting ready to hunker down for the winter. 
  • Babies that sleep 6 hours straight. This happens rarely in our humble abode but when it does… it’s pure bliss.