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Monday, August 18, 2008

Story

I really can't think of much to post right now. The weather has been beautiful--clear blue sky, not too hot, not too cold. Thunderstorms in the evenings that clear by the mornings. We attempted again to go blueberry picking yesterday, but as the evening's storm blew in, we thought it best not to be out on an exposed ridge. We got just enough for two tiny pies. They were just as good as last year's. We have another month or so to get blueberries, so I'm not too disappointed with our slim pickins.

Anyway, so since I couldn't think of much to say today, I thought I'd tell you the story I had meant to post with the beagle photo, but had forgotten to do. The other day I was in the parking lot at Freddie's. I normally park at the far end of the lot, because there are always spaces available there so I can be sure I can park in the same location each time I shop, sparing me cumulative hours of wandering around looking for my car. Anyway, as I made my way toward the store entrance, I saw an elderly golden retriever in the back of a truck. I am a sucker for elderly golden retrievers, with their round, soft heads, their gentle, noble eyes, their whitening muzzles. Anyway so I walked over to say hello. He was soooo sweet and put his paws on the side of the truck so I could pet him better. I thought it made a sweet photo, so I began digging out my camera. As I did so, he moved over to his companion, a black lab mix, and began humping him! And there I was, standing there pointing a camera at them.

It'll be great once word gets around that I like to shoot dog porn. Truly awesome.

4 comments:

Rena said...

pwaaaahaa! Well as my friend, Sarabeth, used to say "You get it where you can!"

How lucky you are to have such a long blueberry season. I'm aiming to re-do the backyard one of these days, and when I do, I'm building a big planting area just for blueberry bushes!! Course, we'll be lucky if the berries even get blue before they're eaten by the birds or the kids...whichever is faster.

Anonymous said...

I love this,

"I normally park at the far end of the lot, because there are always spaces available there so I can be sure I can park in the same location each time I shop, sparing me cumulative hours of wandering around looking for my car."

Right there with you sister. Me too. Ain't it amazing what details other people can remember?

-bt

Arvay said...

Rena, I didn't know you could grow blueberries in the bay area. Don't they like cold weather, like New England and Seattle and Alaska?

BT, no kidding! I remember when you used to forget where your scooter was when we were at Cal. Haha. I think the older we get, the less space we have in our brains to memorize stuff, so I try to be selective with what I put in there. :)

Rena said...

There are a few varieties that will grow ~okay~ down here. It's kind of like the dense and seedy blackberries down here compared to the luscious dribbly blackberries of Seattle - you don't get big fat juicy blueberries down here with our heat, but you get a fairly good approximation of a real blueberry. It takes a fair amt of water and care too.

As for parking, I've heard Bill Cosby joke that his car insurance should cover accidental loss of vehicle due to large parking lot and forgetfulness.