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Hump Day Rambling [Jul. 20th, 2005|12:27 pm]
Mike
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This morning at 5AM I had a brief encounter with a jogger in the park behind my house. and No, it was not that kind of encounter. Here is what happened:
I'm taking Sparky out for his morning walk in the park behind my house. As we are walking back to the house, I see a jogger running along the alley way. I have Sparky "sit and stay" in the park while the jogger approaches. As he gets closer, he suddenly veers off the alley way and into the park. Seeing this, Sparky, being a puppy still, moves from his "stay" position and does a little hopping and running around. Note: not once did he bark. As he does this, the conversation with the jogger goes like this:

Jogger: DOG! NO! NO! DOG!
Me: (understanding that it is dark and that he might not be able to tell that Sparky is on a leash)- its ok.. I have him on a leash.. He wont hurt you.

Jogger: (obviously not listening to me, stops and jogs in place) YOU NEED TO PUT THAT DAMN DOG ON A LEASH BEFORE SOMEONE GETS HURT

Me: (amazed that he is jogging in place while yelling at me) - He is on a leash. Sparky is just trying to be friendly.

Jogger: CARROLLTON HAS AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING DOGS TO BE ON A LEASH. I SHOULD REPORT YOU

Me: (beyond irritated now) LISTEN SHITHEAD, THE DOG IS ON A LEASH. MAYBE ALL THIS RUNNING IS CUTTING OFF THE OXYGEN TO YOUR BRAIN. YOU BEST BE GETTING ON YOUR MERRY LITTLE WAY OR I WILL LET HIM LOOSE AND HE WILL LICK YOU TO DEATH.

Jogger: (runs off without saying another word)

A few things amazed me regarding this:
1. He actually stopped to yell at me
2. I yelled back at him. Normally, I would have just blown it off, but then again, it was 5 AM.
3. Sparky didnt bark at all. and when he was jogging in place, Sparky got back into his "stay" position on the ground beside me.

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Not much else is happening lately. Just working, either at the office or at home. Chatted online for a while last night in between pulling reports for work. Closing date for the sale of the company was late September/Early October, but today, we were informed that it was more that likely going to be August 15th.

Tomorrow will be 3 weeks on the new diet. I'll be interested to see how much, if any, I have lost. Week 1,I lost 7.5 lbs. Week 2, I lost 0. Yep, thats right.. A big fat goose egg, Zero. I will say that it does feel like I lost some weight, considering my 38w jeans are getting loose to the point that I should actually try my 36w jeans again. August 1, I am changing my work schedule a bit so that I can actually hit the gym before heading into work. Working out after a full day of work in the office just hasnt been happening.

Dad is loving his new position. His next trip is to Vegas on 08/01-08/04, then in Tulsa/OKC 08/04-08/06, back to Vegas on 08/08-08/11. Right now, he is trying to schedule trips to Kansas City, Albuquerque, Denver, Houston and San Antonio. Sometime between all that is our trip to southeastern PA for DELTA over Labor Day.

Oh well, back to work.
Hope ya'll are having a good day as well
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[User Picture]From: indiecowboy
2005-07-20 06:51 pm (UTC)
Sheesh...some people are blind.

And sometimes its cool to let lose at the asshats and feel vindicated.

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[User Picture]From: andrewhime
2005-07-20 06:52 pm (UTC)
You handled that with a lot more civility than I would have managed.
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