“I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.”

If the morning is a prognosticator, today will not be a good day. Gracie is herself but refuses to go down the back stairs. I totally understand as she fell down some of those stairs the other day so yesterday I had a solution. I opened the back gate so she could get into the yard, but she went right up the stairs into the house. I then started taking her out front, and that was fine until this morning. We have been out six times, and she has yet to go. The outside world grabs her attention and she is far more interested in the smell of the air and the grass and what might just happen down the street. I stand there begging her to go, but she doesn’t hear me, which I prefer to the idea I’m being ignored.

Today is the big day, Super Bowl Sunday. My friends and I are getting together to watch the game. We are making two appetizers each. I am falling back on the traditional queso but adding sausage and jalapenos. My next appetizer is a naan pizza with honey-caramelized red onion, feta, ricotta and blueberries. We are, of course, rooting for our Pats.

Maddie is among the missing. She isn’t on her chair and doesn’t come when I call. Now I have to go hunting for her. She was down earlier, had a snack then I lost track. These animals will be the death of me. They rule the roost (perfect animal metaphor).

My mind belies my body, mostly. I do forget some things, but they always pop up later when I don’t need them. My body doesn’t rebound. My back is till complaining about my having lifted Gracie. I haven’t even been able to bring her dry food from the car to the house. The 14 pounds seems daunting.

Maddie is back and sleeping on the chair. Gracie finally went the bathroom on trip number eight and is now asleep on the couch. I am the only one awake. I am about to immerse myself in Warbirds, a science fiction movie, and from the sound of it, a bad science fiction movie. “During World War II, an all-female flying squad and a platoon of male American soldiers land on an island and battle dinosaurs.” By the start of it, I suspect they will also be battling Japanese soldiers who have unearthed the dinosaur. Can it get worse? Yes, it can. As the flight commander leaves the plane to check in at Pearl she has some parting words for her crew. “If the brass drops by, Girls, remember, chest out because that’s what Uncle Sam wants to see.”

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18 Comments on ““I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.””

  1. flyboybob Says:

    I agree, if you are a GI then chest out is as good as it’s going to get in 1945. 🙂

    Yes, today is the Super Bowl and I am looking forward to a good game. I know that the half time show and the commercials will be fun but I want to see a close game that will hold my interest until the very end. Second half blowouts are no fun.

    Another cloudy day with a high temperature predicted to get to 70 F degrees. I had to look at the calendar to make sure it was February and that I hadn’t been transported to South Florida. However, this is Texas and anything can happen weather wise. An arctic cold front combined with Gulf moisture and we could still have a couple of inches of ice, sleet or snow.

    • katry Says:

      I figure they could have done without the line. The movie was made in 2008.

      It should definitely be a good game, and I think it will be a close game as well.

      It is a cold, cloudy day in the low 40’s but it feels much colder. A little sun might have helped.

  2. olof1 Says:

    My work friend will stay up all night as he always do and has taken tomorrow off from work. He will of course be just as tired on Tuesday because he never seems to be able to catch up the sleep he’ll be missing tonight 🙂

    I know Albi hears me very well and ignores me 🙂 He also knows he will have to pay for it by being leashed if I will have to scream to make him move 🙂

    I wish I could have seen that movie because I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have been half asleep in front of the tv all day if I had 🙂 We had the start of the Sweish parts of the Eurovision song contest yesterday and I’m pretty sure that film would have been much better than what the contest was 🙂

    Have a great day and take care of that back of Yours!


    • katry Says:

      This will be a long game including the half-time show. Your friend is smart to take tomorrow off from work.

      Gracie usually gives in and does what I ask, but not this morning until a while ago. She starts panting when she has to go the bathroom as she won’t just go out the door. I don’t have a solution. I was frustrated this morning. Luckily she went finally.

      That I am willing to watch such bad movies is an indication of how sick I am of Trump and his politics. I can’t even watch or listen to him. This is definitely a really bad movie.

      Have a great Sunday!

  3. Birgit Says:

    Have fun and good luck!

  4. im6 Says:

    I can’t root for The Patriots. I’ll let Bill Maher explain why.
    (Warning: there’s a LOT of profanity!)

  5. Hedley Says:

    F@@@ – the comb over is on TV ….mute mute. With BillO……mega mute….

  6. Bob Says:

    Although it’s only the third quarter, what’s going on with the Pats?

  7. Bob Says:

    Congrats an amazing game.

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