Tuesday, January 30, 2007

That's not funny.

"I have a 17 year old and a 26 year old."

That was my reply to someone recently when they asked how many kids I have. Emily, my significant other, was there when I said it. She's the 26 year old to whom I referred.

She... wasn't amused. It was pretty freakin' funny to me though.

Dating a younger person is something many men aspire to. A friend... we'll just call him Ron... recently married a girl 16 years younger than him. I will admit, I was the first to warn him of the potential issues. But it's what he wanted, and it's what she wanted... so who can say?

Emily (who is also 16 years behind me) and I started dating back in January 2006, and at the time I wrote a post concerning the age difference issue. Although she was drawn to me like a "moth to a flame..." (young moth, older flame) she was the one who was trepidatious, mostly about telling her parents.

I just realized I'm rambling and I'm not sure I have a point. Oh yes, the point is, "I have a 17 year old and a 26 year old" was some funny.


She's amazing and I'm glad we both took the chance.


My dog is having surgery as I write this. I'm pacing, typing, pacing, typing.

First, he's having a dental cleaning, which requires him to be completely anesthetized. So while he's under, I'm also having a growth removed from his left rear hip and... um, having his butt fixed.

My dog has a hemorrhoid. There, I said it.

For the past 3 months, I've had to wipe his little bottom every time he... um, defecates. The wiping procedure is very painful, and it hurts me as much as it hurts him. (if you're a parent, you know what I'm saying) (and also if you're the owner of a dog with hemorrhoids)

By the end of the day, he'll hopefully be fixed. He may have to wear one of those collars for a few days, but at least I won't have to risk the neighbors seeing me wipe my dog's ass anymore. I mean, I love him and all, but c'mon.


And this, by way of Radio Randy's blog:

If you live in an area where winter weather affects you, you MUST check this out - several videos of unfortunate winter driving mishaps. Just... wow.

Courtesy of YES BUT NO BUT YES.


Blogarita said...

Hey, I wonder if I can use a similar line about Spouse Guy next time somebody asks me about kids. Oh, wait, I don't want people thinking I'm his mom.

Steve said...

"For the past 3 months, I've had to wipe his little bottom every time..."

Dog's best friend. Please let us know how your pup does.

Jen, Fred, Jennifer or Mom said...

That is what we'd definetly call "puppy love!" I've done a lot for our dogs, butt (haha, jsut ahd to) I've not had to deal with that issue yet!!!

hope he feels better soon!

Nobody said...

Wow, loved the videos, those are great.

I used to have a dog that needed it's ass wiped all the time. that sucked.

BrideOfPorkins said...

I thought it was funny, but then I laugh at things that cause glaring.

True love, man. Hope your dog's bum is feeling better--I love the origami demonstration.

Bears have the right idea, go to bed all winter and avoid th ice. Yikes.

blakbyrd797 said...

LOL! I thought the joke about the age difference was pretty funny. There's a 12-year difference between me and my husband, which didn't go over real with with my parents, either. It's not such a big deal now, but nine years ago when we first got involved (and I was 16...) it was. I'm glad we took the chance, too.

Poor Regis! I saw your picture update above before I read the explanation and I was so worried! Hope he feels better soon. It's amazing what you'll do for your pets. I suppose having kids would be the same way.

Oh and hey, you switched to the NEW blogger! (I think?) Welcome to the dark side, man!