I'm bummed ... UO and Offering Boy took Kate to the dog park yesterday, which she absolutely LOVED. UO took, a video and sent it to me, but windows media player doesn't recognize the file extention and can't play it...so I will experiment with youTube and see if I can't get it up loaded there...in any event, Kate had a blast and properly exhausted herself. Then she had to suffer the horrors of the vacuum cleaner...but that's all UO's fault, since he went out and bought an LG flat-screen tv.
See, a new tv means the old one (36" wide, 3 feet deep, works fine while the drywall is peeling off the bathroom wall, but no resentment or anything, no, not at all) has to go somewhere; also, you don't clean behind something that weights close to 200 lbs, or at least I don't, so there's years' worth of accumulated dust and dead flies behind the old set; so much vacuuming has to be done. And Kate is afeared mightily of the vacuum, as we discovered. Dally, made of sterner stuff, would attack it. Kate tries to hide in the lazy susan in the kitchen.
Anyway, after much stress and effort, the old tv is in Offering Boy's room (we had to turn it end over end to get up the stairs, but I didn't break any nails, how cool is that?) and the new TV is on the old coffee table in front of the couch downstairs. And yeah, the picture is incredible. Almost 3D-like at times.
And Kate was EXHAUSTED. We watched "Ironman" mostly because it was the only DVD we could find; and Kate ended up with her head in my lap even after UO went up to bed, because she utterly dead to the world. We could have dropped her off the couch and she wouldn't have woken up. And don't think it wasn't tempting! BAD dog owners! Bad, bad!
So I'm finishing up the Balducci's Montepulciano D'Abruzzo...$9.99, um...well, I like it -- if I was looking to buy a case of wine for casual drinking, and I wasn't especially confident about my wine-discerning abilities, I could go with this one easily... but since I know a little more about what's available and where to find it, I might go back to Sniders and pick up a case of Protocolo... Anyway, about the wine: mild currenty nose, benefits from oxygen, mild structure, but lots of fruit nonetheless. It's certainly a perfectly fine $9.99 bottle of wine. I'm damning with faint praise, but there you are.
Good sipping, friends.