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April 27th, 2004

(no subject) @ 11:50 am

Current Mood: awake
Current Music: The O'Franken Factor - Air America Radio

Thought I should write since there's been a cycle of non writing which I hope to stop now. So coffee at hand, I"m writing, like I've done for almost all of my other writings. I'm also going to post pictures of our puppy so I'm sure you'll all love that.

I wanted to thank everyone for congratulating me on my scholarship, It was so good to get the emails and the comments, and also to talk to my classmates that I talked to yesterday about it. It definitely means a lot.

I've continued doing lots of scanning, and since I have time (I won't have it when I get up to Fayetteville this summer), I'm taking on huge books. I took breaks from scanning huge 700 and 900 page books, and am now scanning my Bob Woodward book but in the past few days I've scanned about 1200 pages or so. I don't spend hours on end in front of the scannerl if I put my mind to it, I can scan about 400 pages an hour. I'm doing this so I have cool stuff to read later on in the summer. Some books I will never actually read I doubt, mostly because it would take me weeks to read just one book (Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon for example is over 900 pages and 420000 words, longer than the Lord of the Rings trilogy). Others might like to read them though and since I have the time, I'm making them available.

Yesterday I had another group meetoing. We'll have on eon Wednesday as well, and that's good especially since the due date to our project is fast approaching. I just hope we can get the thing completely done; its not looking good. Beitle wants a five page paper thank goodness and not the usual 50 to 100 page one,but still ... He asked me on an aside what classes I'd be taking next semester. Right now I'm planning one class, modern physics. I think just for the hell of it I'll have to take a chemical engineering class, even if its graduate leve.

The puppy continues to be fun, but we're trying, and losing, the battle to keep him from biting us. He wants to jump on the couch with me to be petted or he leads us to believe this, but really all he wants to do is bit us. He really hates it when I try to hold his mouth closed when he bites, but I think its funny, and I hope it might help him understand that its not ok to bite me all the time whenever I pet him. He only stops biting, if he's really tired. Fiona continues to not like him at all and likes to growl and bark at him and act like she's extremely pissed off, all while wagging her tail. I'd be mad if I were a dog and another dog tried to bite my tail and stomach all the time.

Speaking of him, here are pictures.




Zim AKA Zimmerman



Zim playing, something he seems to be addicted to doing



Zim asleep, something he should do more often



This picture taken at Miss Marsha ™'s house. Me trying to get some sleep and both Fiona and Mikey trying to hog some of the space. I love dogs


I can't do a good description of him, so I'm sure that that someone can do a better job at description than my non description. With that I'm out, I forgot to tell a good story later so maybe I'll write that down later today before I fforget it.
 
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From:mel_nic
Date:April 27th, 2004 10:00 am (UTC)
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Awww! Cute.

I will say this..I have a young dog...who was a puppy with us. The biting/chewing thing did pass. Mine did the same thing...it's sorta how they identify you, and how they "love" on you. If that makes sense.

Not that I'm encouraging him to bite...just know that mine doesn't really do that anymore, thank goodness.
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From:djner
Date:April 27th, 2004 10:03 am (UTC)
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The funny thing is that he almost talks when I hold his mouth. Doesn't whine,but kind of says "Oh man, can't you top?"
From:mel_nic
Date:April 27th, 2004 10:08 am (UTC)
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Right, right.

There's a dogs community, that I'm a part of. I'm sure if you cross-posted that part about your puppy (with the pics!) you'd definitely get some response on how to effectively handle it.

Either way, it's going to take a lot of patience.
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From:djner
Date:April 27th, 2004 10:10 am (UTC)
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Nice idea. Thanks, I'll check out the community.
From:taigirl
Date:April 27th, 2004 10:16 am (UTC)

didn't get to say congrats!

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Ner, I didn't get to read my friends entries in LJ for quite a while, so I just wanted to say a belated congratulations for getting that scholarship. That's a great honor and you of all people certainly deserve it. I have always admired your courage and your ability to bounce back even in the most stressful and depressing situations. I don't know how you have the strenght to do that and stayy positive when things are rotten, but keep it up, man. It'll take you far in life.
XO
Tai
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From:djner
Date:April 27th, 2004 10:35 am (UTC)

Re: didn't get to say congrats!

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Thanks Tai for your comment. I do it because I just try to find something positive, its the only way I make it through my life trials.
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From:camicizam
Date:April 27th, 2004 10:16 am (UTC)
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did you get that package i mailed you?
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From:djner
Date:April 27th, 2004 10:33 am (UTC)
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Yeah man, I wrote about it maybe a few days ago as I drank chai tea, very tasty stuff. I had to put the truffle eggs in the fridge because they were almost creamed too much after the short trip from Fayetteville. Thanks so much, very tasty stuff. Appreciate it a lot :))). If you're still in Fayetteville when I come up there for summer, we should hang and drink mamosas or something.
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From:puppybraille
Date:April 27th, 2004 02:36 pm (UTC)
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Baxter is ten months and he still chews. I think that's because we're incompetent puppy people though. He is getting better.
When I was younger I put things in my mouth to look at them. I think that's what Baxter is doing! (the putting stuff in my mouth was when I was really really little, like two or three.)
My dad had wanted to name Baxter Basterd, but we made him stick to Baxter.
Now I see his point sometimes.
Anyway, good luck with the holding the mouth shut thing. When we do that to Baxter, he moves his head rapidly to get our hands off.
And he does the jumping up thing too.
Hugs!
Nickie

PS: I hope that made sense! I just woke up from a nap after an injection.
From:aida_melodica
Date:April 27th, 2004 04:35 pm (UTC)
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Aaaaawwwww!!!!!!!!!! He is sooooo cute! For those who are totally blind, Zim is a real small lap dog with little ears that fold down but are pointy. He is mostly black with some gray undertones. He has a short nose and white paws. I'd hate to have him around my dog, Mosely would eat him for lunch. I wish I had a scanner or digital cam so I could take pics, but alas I don't.
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From:sunnyblue
Date:April 27th, 2004 09:37 pm (UTC)
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Aww what a super-cute puppy! Maybe sometime I can come over there and meet him.
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From:morganalafaye
Date:April 27th, 2004 11:58 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations My g homey! If I had a damn cell I'd call and wish you it on the phone. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww sexy doggies. wow they sure like you wink wink.

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